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Racial Hysteria Triumphs on Campus

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  1. LosPollosHermanos

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    texxx on people wanting to end slavery : "Why are people making a fuss about all this and causing racial tensions to go up??"

    So when you speak up against injustices, the racist right is actually cowardly enough to ignore all of it under the guise of igniting racial flames.

    Good to know.
     
  2. bigtexxx

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    lol like the Yale girl screaming about Halloween costume policy? Exactly which injustices did she suffer?

    total extrapolation from you. pathetic effort from you.
     
  3. Bandwagoner

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    She grew up in a slum with a house valued at only 800K and is attending an Ivy League school. Check your privilege tex.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ists-by-students-and-professor-melissa-click/


    Missouri School of Journalism statement on the mistreatment of journalists by students and professor Melissa Click


    From Dean David Kurpius of the Missouri School of Journalism, apropos the matter mentioned here earlier Tuesday:

    The Missouri School of Journalism is proud of photojournalism senior Tim Tai for how he handled himself during a protest on Carnahan Quad on the University of Missouri campus.

    University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin both resigned on Nov. 9 after complaints and protests of their leadership. Tai was covering the event as a freelancer for ESPN when protesters blocked his access through physical and verbal intimidation.

    The news media have First Amendment rights to cover public events. Tai handled himself professionally and with poise.

    Also, for clarification, Assistant Professor Melissa Click, featured in several videos confronting journalists, is not a faculty member in the Missouri School of Journalism.

    She is a member of the MU Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Science. In that capacity she holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Journalism. Journalism School faculty members are taking immediate action to review that appointment.

    The events of Nov. 9 have raised numerous issues regarding the boundaries of the First Amendment. Although the attention on journalists has shifted the focus from the news of the day, it provides an opportunity to educate students and citizens about the role of a free press.



    http://www.businessinsider.com/students-protest-free-speech-conference-at-yale-2015-11

    A free-speech conference inflamed racial tension at Yale University and drew protesters


    Yale University has been in upheaval since two racially charged incidents occurred on Halloween weekend.

    On Friday, tensions on the New Haven, Connecticut, campus continued to escalate when students protested a William F. Buckley Jr. conference on free speech, The Yale Daily News reports.

    Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, spoke at the event.

    He spurred the protest with a comment he made about students who spoke out against an email Silliman College Associate Master Erika Christakis sent supporting students' right to wear offensive Halloween costumes.

    “Looking at the reaction to [Silliman College Associate Master] Erika Christakis’ email, you would have thought someone wiped out an entire Indian village,” Lukianoff said, according to a student who attended the event.

    A student at the conference posted the comment to the "Overheard at Yale" Facebook group during the event, leading to an impromptu gathering of a group of Native American women and other students of color outside the building where it was held, according to YDN.

    The free-speech conference at Yale was planned months before Christakis' email launched a wider discussion about racism at Yale, and registration was closed.

    But students protesting the event wanted a representative to be allowed to join the conference and share their views. They were denied admission.

    Student protesters gathered outside of the Yale building and waited for attendees to leave.

    As students filtered out, several attendees were spat on and called racists, people who went to the conference told YDN. One minority student who attended the conference told the YDN he was called a traitor.

    Anger and pain are running extremely high at Yale, exposing feelings that Yale is an unwelcoming place for students of color and that pervasive racism exists at Yale.

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    Yale University.

    Students of color have published a number of op-eds in the YDN and the Yale Herald, voicing disillusionment with the administration and claiming Yale doesn't welcome minorities.

    One student, Aaron Lewis, wrote a post wrote on Medium contending catchy headlines about Halloween costumes obscure the racist attitudes students of color encounter.

    "The protests are not really about Halloween costumes or a frat party," Lewis, a senior at Yale, wrote.

    "They’re about a mismatch between the Yale we find in admissions brochures and the Yale we experience every day. They’re about real experiences with racism on this campus that have gone unacknowledged for far too long," he added.

    "The university sells itself as a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all backgrounds. Unfortunately, it often isn’t."
     
  5. Cohete Rojo

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    What's amazing is that it was the football team that forced the board of regents to act and force out the Mizzou president. They threatened with a strike and suddenly the guy is gone, as though things are better. Meh.

    [rQUOTEr]Downfall of U.S. society

    Last month at the UCLA-Oregon men's basketball game, UCLA freshman Kevin Love - an Oregon native - was greeted with ugly, obscene chants and signs because he had left his home state to play elsewhere. This month at the Indiana-Illinois game, freshman Eric Gordon - who first pledged to Illinois before signing with Indiana - needed a security guard for himself and his family as hateful Illini fans heaped abuse on them all night.

    Also this month came national signing day, in which high school football players announce their college choices on national TV in front of fawning admirers. One Nevada senior held a typical news conference at his packed high school gymnasium to declare that he had selected California over several schools; alas, it was a hoax since he had not been recruited by anyone. He just wanted to pretend he had.

    Welcome to the decline and fall of the Roman empire, U.S. edition.

    Remember the great Roman empire?

    Its decline was caused not just by greed, lust and indifference to civic virtues. Its decline - and you could look this up, except you won't find it anywhere - was caused by an unhealthy preoccupation with sports. The Romans became so lazy and soft and wealthy, their way of life crumbled as they filled local arenas for chariot races, gladiator fights and the occasional Christian fed to the lions.

    Sound familiar?

    Their empire and our empire have scary similarities. In ancient Rome, public executions were held at midday; in modern America, we have "The Jerry Springer Show."

    You think the emperor Romulus Augustulus was worried about crumbling roads and growing crime? No. He was sitting his fat butt every day in the public baths, waiting to get the latest ball scores from Bithynia.

    They lost their eye on the prize - to maintain a civilized, cultured society - and gathered every Sunday to watch blood-letting spectacles.

    Back then, they didn't have sports radio and the Internet, they simply scratched messages into the dirt with a stick.

    "Beat Athens!"

    "The Only Good Gladiator Is A Dead Gladiator."

    "Fire Isiahus!!!"

    As noted by the Roman poet Juvenal, all Romans were interested in was "bread and circuses." The famed Circus Maximus - despite exorbitant ticket prices and inadequate parking - was filled every weekend.

    Other sporting excesses were in overabundance:

    • Secondary schools let out early to watch the World Series of Rock Throwing.

    • Institutions of higher learning were handing out javelin scholarships like so many beads at Mardi Gras.

    • Marcus Aurelius tried to use public monies to implode the Colosseum and replace it with a retractable-roof facility.

    • Several top marathoners reportedly were using bottled water brought in from Crete.

    Well, the imperious Romans eventually tumbled and, centuries later, Team USA reigns. But, my friends, we are teetering in broad daylight, for we love our games often at the expense of our needs.

    I am reminded of something ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit said before the Ohio State-Michigan football game in 2006: "When I was in high school, when I started to realize I was going to play at a pretty high level of football in college and it was the middle of the Cold War . . . I used to go to bed praying to hold off nuclear bombs until I got a chance to play in the Ohio State-Michigan game."

    He got his wish, and on the downside of American civilization, the band plays on.[/rQUOTEr]
     
  6. Haymitch

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    Wait... what were those tents for? And why did those kids not let the other kid take a photo? I don't know what's happening in that video.
     
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    Using racism to prove there is no racism.

    That seems to be going on at Mizzou right now.
     
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    The left's concept of a "safe space" is in simple terms a no free speech zone where only politically correct ideas and activities are allowed. These "safe space" zones appear to be increasing across the country in number and in size, especially on university campuses.

    Clearly, the leftists who support this anti-social nonsense are very territorial and not opposed to physical intimidating people who do not share their perspective and who dare to invade their self designated "safe spaces". They are rude, hostile, selfish and intolerant in the extreme.

    The photographer was a campus reporter who was trying to document these protests. As we have seen from the videos, up close and down on the ground, it was not pretty to watch. This whole incident, from pressuring the president of the university to resign for failing to control incidents that were beyond his control, to the ground level thuggery that characterized these protests (and also those in Ferguson, Baltimore and in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing, and a number of other incidents) was a case study in the effects of combining political correctness with identity politics, which is surely the most toxic socio-political brew that exists in our country today.

    This political cocktail is only promoted and served by the Democratic (American Socialist) left. So, if you want more of this, this is who will deliver it. You cannot get it in any significant quantities from anyone else.

    The take away is that they did not want to let the kid take his photos because they were worked up into a mob mentality (We have seen this numerous times over the last 5+ years) and that in their minds gives them the right and the authority to impose their will. Might makes right. They did it because they could and at some level they surely had a sense that the photos that he would take would not reflect well on them, just like this video clearly didn't. So they tried to stop him from gathering and dissenting the information.

    This is a preview of the culture that the left is trying to introduce to our broader society as a whole. Expect this to be a campaign theme for the upcoming presidential election. If you want more of this, elect Hillary Clinton, if find this disturbing, vote for her opponent - or you can expect to see this coming soon to your city or town.
     
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    I guess all the smart students are .... actually in class?

    What a bunch of morons. The problem with these people is that you can't argue with them because as soon as you take the other side they accuse you of being 'racist', 'transphobic', etc.. which makes people not want to step up to them.
     
  10. Northside Storm

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    LOL

    melodrama much?

    (ps: if you want the most toxic socio-political brew that's happening in America, maybe look at the prison rate that is the highest in the world, the economic inequality that will only be accelerated with current policies, the bare racism revealed in subprime targeting of "mud people" and denial of voting rights to "HUD-financed blacks" (both actual quotes from legal cases in the last 5 years re: Wells Fargo, local Alabama politicians), and the environmental and economic devastation that will be caused by the sixth great extinction, and the use of millions of years of carbon resources in two centuries. just lol)
     
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    No, I don't think so.

    What do you believe is a more toxic socio-political brew than the combination of political correctness and identity politics, the result of which we have seen illustrated in these two incidents, as well as a number of others?
     
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    I just listed some of them:

    A political culture that accepts incarcerating more people than any in history, and reacts with relative apathy when some are tortured (Homan Square). I'll add a bonus: a culture that imposes "rule of law" except when it suspends them for "targeted killings", "mass warrantless searches" and "torture" under another name (rule of man, not law from the highest levels).

    Bare racism in the structure of power that continues to this day. Ginsburg had a masterful dissent in Shelby v. Holder to that effect with local politicians caught on wire denying votes to what they termed "HUD-financed blacks"--and Wells Fargo was caught on the legal record as shoving subprime loans to "mud people". Yes, this entirely cratered urban neighbourhoods that were drawn up by red-lining in the first place. Toxic social-political thinking compounds itself, it seems in America, on a generational basis.

    An economic and environmental outlook that has accelerated and perhaps caused the Sixth Great Extinction, promises to increase economic inequality, and has consumed more resources in a century than the planet could produce in millions of years.

    I mean, take your pick lol.
     
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    The heckler's veto is the almost exclusive province of the left.

    Using physicality, volume, and sheer numbers to disrupt the free will of others (shouting down speakers, taking over microphones, blocking public spaces and thoroughfares) They call this "nonviolent", but it really isn't.

    The safe space phenomenon is the inversion of this principle. I.e. characterizing nonviolent acts of free will (typically speech) as unsafe, as a means of suppressing those acts. They act the victim, but are empowered to silence you (or direct some authority to silence you) because you are making them feel unsafe.

    Outside of a college environment, this sort of amateur psychological warfare is amusing, and most of us would tell these special fascist snowflakes to pound sand. But inside, the inmates run the asylum, the administrators are terrified.
     
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    They didn't want any media telling "false narratives". They blocked a student photographer in a public area, which is pretty much assault and illegal.

    But they have since apologized and the prof who called in " muscle " (her words) to get rid of him resigned
     
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    ...you do realize how ironic you are being right now, no?
     
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    Great post. Must spread rep....
     
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    "Pound sand" meaning to dismiss their demands, not issue one's own.

    I.e. the reporter telling them to pound sand when they demand he leave.
     
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    Trey Parker and Matt Stone are prophets.
     
  19. DonnyMost

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    As a former journalist, this is infuriating.

    As a liberal, this is embarrassing.

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    You do realize that it is their ultimate intention to expand the "safe space" boundaries until they encompass our entire country, right?
     

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