November 06, 2014

University of Arizona's Anti American Terrorists Coddling Professor

One can only hope someone drops a book during a lecture attended by a former Vietnam vet nicknamed Tree.

An Arizona college instructor charged that American soldiers are anti-Muslim rapists who pose "a greater threat" to world peace than ISIS, and says he leveled the charge to make the U.S. "stronger and better."

University of Arizona instructor Musa al-Gharbi, who also is an academic affiliate at the university’s Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts, made the comments in a column penned for the online forum TruthOut, and defended them when reached by The Washington Free Beacon. He called Americans "hypocritical" for expressing moral outrage at the Islamic State, which has raped, murdered and beheaded thousands of Muslims and Christians in its quest to establish a Muslim caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

Al-Gharbi claimed that the isolated instances of U.S. soldiers committing atrocities including rape, for which they face court-martial and imprisonment if found guilty, are on a level with the widespread and systematic brutality of Islamic State radicals.


Yeah well f*ck you too Mr. Professor.

By Howie at 10:28 AM | Comments |

October 13, 2014

Jawa Report History as it Happened Columbus Day Edition

At Jawa we like to combine learning and entertainment.


By Howie at 02:10 PM | Comments |

September 10, 2014

College Students Unaware Of 9/11, But Can Name Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Were Hacked

We asked the following questions to randomly selected students around the GWU campus:
  • Next week marks the anniversary of a major national event do you know what that is?

  • Do you know what ISIS is?

  • Did you know that ISIS is responsible for the beheading of two American journalists? If so, could you name one?

  • Are you aware of the celebrity "nude photo" hacking scandal? If so, could you name any of the celebrities involved?

The results are stunning:

  • 6 out of 30 students recognized this week is the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks

  • 4 out of 30 students were able to name one of the American journalists beheaded at the hands of ISIS

  • 29 out of 30 students were able to identify one or more celebrities involved in the nude photo hacking scandal

The reason for conducting this video project was to bring awareness to our 9/11: Never Forget Project which is designed to remember those murdered at the hands of radical Islamists more than a decade ago. (Source)

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

By DMartyr at 09:31 PM | Comments |

August 04, 2014

Kent State Terror Professor Still Professing Jihad

Sign, as soon as I read Zip's headline I knew, Julio Pino.

A professor at Kent State University in Ohio with a colorful history of anti-Israel sentiment has struck again with a letter addressed to “academic friends of Israel,” cursing them “more than the Israelis” for hiding behind “academic objectivity,” and holding them responsible for deaths in Gaza.

Dr. Julio Pino, an associate professor of history at the university, said in the letter, published by the History News Network, that he holds these academics “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians over the past month,” as Israel launched its military campaign aimed at stopping rocket fire at Israeli cities and destroying tunnels that infiltrate into Israeli territory.

... “I curse you more than the Israelis, for while The Chosen drain the blood of innocents without apologies you hide behind the mask of academic objectivity, nobility of research and the reward of teaching to foreign youth—-in a segregated university, of course,” he wrote, before signing off with “jihad until victory!”

From Zip: According to the journal, Pino has tenure and it is very difficult to terminate his employment, even as the university has tried to distance itself from his remarks and stunts.

Of course Julio has been praising Jihad from Kent State since just after 9/11.

Previous Jawa Report coverage of Julio Pino:

Jihad Julio Update -- E-mails Show Kent State Professor Supporting Terror, Claimed Knowledge of Planned Terror Attacks
Kent State in Denial Mode About Pro-al Qaeda Professor; Hackers Pwn His Website
Kent State Still in Denial Mode About Jihadi Professor
Terror Supporter Teaching at Kent State (Updated)
Muslim Associate Professor At Kent State Preaches Jihad on Website
Kent State Prof Praises 9/11 "Martyrs"?
Kent State Jihad Professor's pro-al Qaeda Website Down

Julio is also the person behind the pro al-Qaeda terrorist forum known as http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/. Its been spreading al-Qaeda propaganda for years under a thinly veiled claim of "for information purposes only" but when one looks at Pino's views its clear the claim is just a ruse for aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States.

We should deport him back to Cuba and let him see how Castro views freedom of speech.

By Howie at 12:21 PM | Comments |

August 03, 2014

The Horror! Space Photo Shows Explosions & Rockets Over U.S.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst was heartbroken after seeing "explosions" in Gaza from space.

Imagine his horror when he saw this over the United States:

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It looks like Atlanta is a goner for sure!

(Hat Tip to Barry for image and post idea)

Related:
Space Image Showing Gaza In Flames?
DMartyr Gets Noticed

UPDATE: Astronaut Gerst was excited to see all the lava flowing from Mount Etna in this image of Sicily:

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I really have to question an astronaut's qualifications if he can't tell the difference between explosions, rockets, lava, and city lights.

By DMartyr at 12:40 PM | Comments |

July 04, 2014

Happy 2014th Birthday, America!

Twitter is alive showing off their common core math and history standards...

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool... bah, too late.

You tell 'em, Andy!

Read more.

By DMartyr at 09:36 AM | Comments |

Dude! That Was Like 28 Years Ago!

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American Apparel has apologized after an employee posted the picture above for the 4th of July:

"We deeply apologize for today's Tumblr post of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The image was re-blogged in error by one of our international social media employees who was born after the tragedy and was unaware of the event. We sincerely regret the insensitivity of that selection and the post has been deleted."

Yeah, 28 years is going back in history a little far for our latest 'me' generation. They can barely remember 8 years ago, much less 28 years.

There's an old saying by George Santayana that, by American Apparel's excuse, no one under 100 will know: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

We are in for some terrible times ahead.

By DMartyr at 09:22 AM | Comments |

June 25, 2014

Where's Rusty? Poop Bandit Policy Edition

He's working as a policy consultant at EPA drawing up a policy that both respects workers' rights and deals with the Poop Bandit issue.

In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.

Confounded by what to make of this occurrence, EPA management “consulted” with workplace violence “national expert” John Nicoletti, who said that hallway feces is in fact a health and safety risk. He added the behavior was “very dangerous” and the individuals responsible would “probably escalate” their actions.

“Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals,” Cantor wrote. He asked for any employees with knowledge of the poop bandit or bandits to notify their supervisor.

I'm like, you know, almost jealous that I'm not holding a degree in political science so I can work on the leading issues of the day.

I'm going out on a limb here, I think we can exclude any registered Republicans from the Poop Bandit suspect list. I mean I could be wrong, except I'm not.

Hat Tip: Charles.

By Howie at 12:41 PM | Comments |

June 24, 2014

Science! We Are Not Here!

The Higgs Boson PROVES that we're totally not here!

The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory.

Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests.

Hawking says the big bang doesn't require God. God doesn't require a PhD. either.

By Howie at 09:16 AM | Comments |

June 05, 2014

What Every Graduate Should Know

Some good stuff, from Prager U

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:08 PM | Comments |

May 19, 2014

Slur-Ridden, UH, Incoherent Babble, UH, Wins National Debate, UH, Championship

It looks like Obama made "uh" a legitimate cultural expression. A slur-ridden, incomprehensible tirade against whitey won the 2014 Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship.

From Pundit Press:

Here is an actual excerpt (with profanity redacted). See if you are able to tell what Towson is arguing in favor or against:
They say the n*****s always already qu***, that's exactly the point! It means the impact is that the that the is the impact term, uh, to the afraid, uh, the, that it is a case term to the affirmative because, we, uh, we’re saying that qu*** bodies are not able to survive the necessarily means of the body. Uh, uh, the n***** is not able to survive.

Have no idea what the person was arguing? Here, maybe another real excerpt will help you:

Uh, man's sole "jabringing" object disfigure religion trauma and nubs, uh, the, inside the trauma of representation that turns into the black child devouring and identifying with the stories and into the white culture brought up, uh, de de de de de, dink, and add subjectively like a white man, the black man!

Again, this is a national championship. The organization that holds the debate was founded over 40 years ago and has held national debate tournaments for decades.

This is our future's brightest stars:

I posted this news report (Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit) instead of the actual debate because I'm guessing most of you don't want to sit through four hours of this nonsense.

By DMartyr at 11:57 AM | Comments |

May 06, 2014

Finals Blogging: This Post Written by ....

I just finished grading my final exams for my intro class. This one test is worth 35% of the grade. So, naturally, one of the students didn't write their name on the test. And given that at least 4 other students were no shows for the exam, there's no way I can know who it was.

I also had an upper division course turn in their term papers last week. I just finished grading them. And you know what? One of the papers had no name on it as well. Now that one won't be too hard to figure out who wrote it and, in the process, brain farted.

But seriously .... the first rule of college is -- WRITE YOUR NAME!

/rant

Okay, that's my excuse for not blogging this week. Next week I'll be in Scotland, so no blogging for me. Any Scottish Jawa readers out there in the Edinburgh area?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:29 PM | Comments |

April 11, 2014

Common Core Test Nazis: "No Ice Cream For You!"

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Many parents don't know they can have their children opt out of participating in common core testing, supposedly without retribution. But some New York students are discovering that conformity results in rewards, while exercising the right to opt out results in punishment:

Seirra Olivero, a 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES, claims she was suspended from school last week after telling classmates they could opt out of taking the Common Core English test -- a decision few students and parents in the area knew was possible, according to the girl's mother.

The eighth-grader was suspended for two days for "insubordination," following the April 1 incident, in which she informed her friends they had a choice whether or not to take the exam on the day of the test. [...]

In Arkport, N.Y., meanwhile, parents are complaining over a decision by school officials to reward students who took the Common Core English test with ice cream, while denying it to those children who opted out of the exam.

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By DMartyr at 01:35 PM | Comments |

March 28, 2014

A- Minus University Essay

This "essay" final received the grade of A- at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

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The essay in its entirety:

On the evening of December Rosa Parks decided that she was going to sit in the white people section on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time blacks had to give up there seats to whites when more whites got on the bus. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Her and the bus driver began to talk and the conversation went like this. "Let me have those front seats" said the driver. She didn't get up and told the driver that she was tired of giving her seat to white people. "I'm going to have you arrested," said the driver. "You may do that," Rosa Parks responded. Two white policemen came in and Rosa Parks asked them "why do you all push us around?" The police officer replied and said "I don't know, but the law is the law and you're under arrest.

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

By DMartyr at 03:06 PM | Comments |

March 25, 2014

Yeah, That Sounds Right: College Students in D.C. Can't Name a Single Senator

This annoys the hell out of me. Not only are these kids in college, they're at American University in the nation's capital. The thing is that a lot of these students go to American because they have political/governmental aspirations (but couldn't get into Georgetown).

It gets worse: a bunch of them didn't know how many Senators per state there are.

I'm seriously ready for the zombie apocalypse.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:23 AM | Comments |

February 25, 2014

Awarding Program Actaulluy Allows Students To Learn At They're Own Paste

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And you thought The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Want to Do Other Stuff Good Too was fictional.

Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan's Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its "blended learning" program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. (Source)

By DMartyr at 12:24 PM | Comments |

February 13, 2014

Where Rusty really is

"Researching" feminist pornography.

UPDATE: My eyes burn!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:18 PM | Comments |

January 09, 2014

The Kids Aren't Alright

VDH has some words about what's wrong with my profession and higher education in general. Go read it all, but this part especially stood out to me:

5. Administration. Much of the recent explosion in annual costs is due to administrative bloat — special assistants to this and deputy associates of that. Left unspoken is that many of these trumped-up six-figure positions are to promote “diversity” and “technology” that have little to do with mastery of reasoning, prose, and scientific knowledge. Most administrative jobs require less formal expertise than does a faculty position, and it is generally recognized that full professors who take on administrative positions are sometimes welcomed out of the classroom given their poor teaching and research records. But why should those who dreamed up exploitative part-time teaching positions be exempt from their own logic? Private enterprise could supply all sorts of part-time administrative clerks to the university at a fraction of the present in-house costs. If a PhD in French can be hired as a lecturer for $800 a month, surely the Associate Provost for Diversity Affairs can be part-timed and outsourced for $600?
Indeed. In the unit where I work we haven't added a new faculty member in years. The only new position has been an extra layer of administration added on to one of the subunits -- a "director" of a unit that only has two full time instructors. This "director" who only oversees two faculty members is so busy in their "work" that they've been excused from 1/2 of their teaching load.

And if you were to walk over to the administration building it would be worse. Far, far worse. I can't count the number of Dean-of-this-or-that and Assistant-Vice-Chancellor-of-obscure-little-fiefdom who have sprung up over the past 12 years.

h/t: BenK

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:44 AM | Comments |

January 06, 2014

Where's Rusty?

He's been doing ground breaking academic research.

Dogs are so attuned to the Earth’s magnetic field that they line up with it to relieve themselves, a new study found.

Dogs of all breeds overwhelmingly prefer to do their business facing north-south, not east-west, according to research.....

By Howie at 10:49 AM | Comments |

December 06, 2013

Study: Muslim-Majority Countries Most Corrupt

(Source: Transparency International)

Not surprising to me. Deception and corruption are a part of Islam's foundation.

Ironically, the most corrupt are countries embraced by the socialist leftists. The countries in which they choose to live and which they hate for being too capitalistic or too unfair are the least corrupt.

By DMartyr at 11:50 AM | Comments |

November 25, 2013

Help, I'm being repressed by .... commas?

Apparently, I'm oppressing minorities when I insist on proper punctuation.

Yeah, I know: I wouldn't know proper punctuation if it was sitting on my face. But still ..... the repression!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:28 PM | Comments |

October 11, 2013

Schools Ban Dangerous Balls, Add Soccer Helmets

You know, for the children.

No longer allowed at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington, New York: footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, lacrosse balls and any other hardballs that could injure a child. Also off limits: rough games of tag and cartwheels unless an adult supervisor is on hand. [...]

A New Jersey school district is ordering all students who play soccer - and other non-contact sports - to wear helmets on the field.

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

Leftists have already dumbed down America's educational system. Students striving for excellence and excelling are demonized for making less motivated students feel inadequate. If the leftist get their way, every student will be riding the short bus...

Keep the general population ignorant and uneducated so the elite class can maintain control. That's the true agenda.

By DMartyr at 09:09 AM | Comments |

October 08, 2013

But Smarter Than The Average Bear!

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Amerikans R dum:

It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.

In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.

The leftist agenda of dumbing down America so no one gets hurt feelings is now complete.

Welcome to the Idiocracy.

By DMartyr at 11:53 AM | Comments |

October 04, 2013

I Really Don't Remember Math Being This Difficult

From a 3rd grade common core math workbook:

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Or, you could do it the old, outdated way:

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(Hat Tip: Twitchy)

By DMartyr at 11:08 AM | Comments |

September 19, 2013

Jawa Report Reviews Nova's Why Ships Sink

There are many factors, but in most cases its due to like the giant gaping hole in the bottom.

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Glad we cleared that up.

By Howie at 08:19 AM | Comments |

September 12, 2013

Not All Victims are Heroes

This piece by Phyllis Chesler goes side by side with Rusty's Recent editorial When Academics Flop on the Couch of a "Syrian Moderate"

I once married a Muslim "man of color" and assumed, unthinkingly that, as an outsider himself, he might somehow identify with and make common cause with women.

I found that this misguided assumption was untrue and, in my new book, "An American Bride in Kabul," I write about my unsentimental education in such matters, an education which took place both in America and in Afghanistan long ago.

I had also once assumed that all formerly colonized peoples and Third World impoverished countries were filled with naturally noble inhabitants who were instinctively spiritual and kind to each other.

I quickly discovered that barbarism is indigenous to such regions, and that tribal and religious wars, the most profound misogyny, cruelty, and corruption were accepted asnormal." It was only a crime to criticize such practices.

We aspire to relate to them, to find common ground. To see that we're all the same, but the reality is we're not.

By Howie at 08:35 AM | Comments |

September 04, 2013

Animal House

No, this isn't The Onion.

In February this year, America's first Muslim Fraternity was established at the University of Texas; Ali Mahmoud is the President of Alpha Lambda Mu (or Alif Laam Meem) and its founder. [...]

They created the fraternity, based on the principles of Islam - mercy, compassion, justice, integrity, honesty, unity, love, and sincerity...

They lost me at "mercy."

I have a feeling you won't see scenes like this in the Muslim Frat:

By DMartyr at 09:11 AM | Comments |

August 26, 2013

A Video About Phidiots

You know, back in the day the problem was Vidiots. People who watch too much Tee Vee.

Now the problem is Phidiots.

There's also a strange hybrid of the two that are on their phone and also believe they are watching Tee Vee. I don't know what to call that really besides maybe idiot deluxe?

By Howie at 07:51 AM | Comments |

June 21, 2013

About that Crucifix Rape Image

There are some tweets going around saying that this image is of a Syrian Christian girl raped and murdered by FSA rebels.

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But if you google search you can find this image reported as a rape of a Coptic girl in Egypt as far back as 2011.

The image is actually from a horror film called Inner Depravity from 2006.

Just in case you were wondering if it was real, its not.

By Howie at 11:35 AM | Comments |

May 11, 2013

Please Explain Why Your Regional School Manager Doesn't Use Proper Punctuation?

Maybe School managers should spend more time worrying about reading, writing and 'rithmetic than which condiment little Johnny consumes...

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(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

I made this new Office of School Food logo for the regional manager behind the email. It's more fitting, I think.

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By DMartyr at 06:50 AM | Comments |

May 03, 2013

I Thought It Was Required Reading...

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A Philadelphia mother wants her son’s high school teacher fired after he bought the teen the novel Fifty Shades of Grey for in-class reading. [...]

Ladson's son, who is a 9th grade student at Eastern University Academy Charter School in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, asked for and was given the book by his teacher and adviser Philip Aidoo. (Source)

By DMartyr at 11:43 AM | Comments |

April 25, 2013

Middle School Workshop: Girls Ordered To Kiss Each Other

At Red Hook Middle School in New York during an "anti-bullying" workshop, teen girls were forced to pretend to be a lesbian couple and kiss each other.

Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School. [...]

Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.

"She told me, 'Mom we all get teased and picked on enough. Now I'm going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,'" parent, Mandy Coon, told reporters.

Coon says parents were given no warning about the presentation and there was no opportunity to opt-out. Both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops and advising they will schedule more.

The boys were also forced to attend a workshop. Only in their forum, they were taught to always keep a condom handy and how to spot girls who are "sluts."

And no, that isn't sarcasm. That is actually the workshop presented for the male students.

Contact information:

Linden Avenue Middle School
65 West Market Street
Red Hook, NY 12571
Telephone: 845-758-2241

Principal: Dr. Katie Zahedi, ext. 3256
kzahedi@rhcsd.org

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Jillian Berardi, ext. 3268
jberardi@rhcsd.org

If you contact the school, please keep it civil.

By DMartyr at 08:07 AM | Comments |

April 22, 2013

Only Lawyers and Professors Are This Stupid

In this case, she's both a lawyer and a professor. So, the cards were stacked against anything coming out of her mouth from the get go:

This said, the mortuary pictures of the older brother of the two are extremely disturbing, raising questions as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him with too much force. I understand the explanation offered by Katharine Q. Seelye, William H. Rashbaum, and Michael Cooper. Yet, it does not ring true. A picture is worth a thousand words that will keep our ears ringing as we recoil from this photo. Images have a way of searing themselves into our memory in a way that can’t be undone. We have an emotional memory, not just a rational one that is exemplified by words.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:41 PM | Comments |

April 17, 2013

"Confused" Is Not The Word You Are Looking For...

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More at Twitchy.

Boston is:

  1. A Country
  2. A Suburb of London
  3. A U.S. State
  4. A City In England
  5. A City In New York
  6. Confusing

The irony is that these Twitter dependent teens are apparently clueless on how to Google.

By DMartyr at 11:47 AM | Comments |

April 04, 2013

Sandcrawler PSA: Being A Dirty White Boy is Bad Mkay

If you're not feeling enough white guilt, maybe this wristband will help you.

WAPO:

The real vocation of some people entrusted with delivering primary and secondary education is to validate this proposition: The three R’s — formerly reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic — now are racism, reproduction and recycling. Especially racism. Consider Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction. It evidently considers “instruction” synonymous with “propaganda,” which in the patois of progressivism is called “consciousness-raising.”

Wisconsin’s DPI, in collaboration with the Orwellian-named federal program VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America; the “volunteers” are paid), urged white students to wear white wristbands “as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.” A flyer that was on the DPI Web site and distributed at a DPI-VISTA training class urged whites to “put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege,” to “make a daily list of the ways privilege played out” and to conduct an “internal dialogue” asking questions such as “How do I make myself comfortable with privilege?” and “What am I doing today to undo my privilege?”

I'm not doing anything to undo my privilege because I'm a Filthy Drunken Irishman and we're like totally oppressed. Its just our culture.

Hat Tip: Prairie Weather.

By Howie at 08:17 AM | Comments |

March 22, 2013

Kiddies Page At US Dept of Education Featured A Quote From Mao

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When someone noticed the quote it went viral on the net. Later, the quote was replaced with this: "Sorry, there is no quote of the of the today". Nice sentence structure you have there edumacators. Were you in a hurry or something?

The above "sentence" was replaced by a quote from Abraham Lincoln. That quote is also gone including the slot for the quote of the day

Red face of the day brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education's Little Red Book.

Thanks to @webradius

Kinda reminds me of this:

FORWARD Comrades!

By Stable Hand at 03:50 PM | Comments |

March 21, 2013

New Sign of Privilege? White Hair

When discussions of hair as a sign of white privilege are taken as a serious academic debate, I know it's time to get out.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:56 AM | Comments |

March 20, 2013

Middle School Principal Cancels 'Honors Night' Because It Might Upset Students Who Didn't Make The Grades

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A Massachusetts principal has been criticized for canceling his school's Honors Night, saying it could be 'devastating' to the students who worked hard, but fell short of the grades.

MyFoxBoston.com reports that David Fabrizio, principal of Ipswich Middle School, notified parents last week of his plan to eliminate the event.

"The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients' families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade-point average," Fabrizio penned in his first letter to parents, the station reported.

But, apparently, it's okay to devastate the kids who worked hard and achieved academic honors...

Contact Info, in case you want to let this Principal know how stupid and unfair this policy is to the children who deserve recognition:

Ipswich Middle School
David Fabrizio, Principal
130 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone 978-356-3535
Fax 978-412-8169

Remember, as always, keep it civil.

Related:
Maryland School District bans birthday invitations at school - uninvited students might have their feelings hurt.

By DMartyr at 01:49 PM | Comments |

March 05, 2013

I Call Shenanigans

There has been a sudden burst of racial hate incidents in Alabama, no wait I mean Ohio.

Oberlin College in Ohio suspended classes Monday after a student reported seeing a person resembling a Ku Klux Klan member near the college's Afrikan Heritage House.

The other incidents have included several posters containing multiple racial slurs and other derogatory statements targeting various student communities placed around campus. Other reports include various fliers placed around campus containing racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic language and swastika graffiti.

"The frequency of these reports is astounding," Gadsby said. "Over the past four weeks, there has been a concentration of bias incidents in such a short period of time.

The Jew hating posters are a nice touch, it might throw a few folks off for a bit.

Been there. Done that.

By Howie at 09:03 AM | Comments |