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post #31 of 501
While I do agree with you that college students today are more sensitive to issues of race and gender politics, it's simply because that's our job as learners. As college students who are engaged in a myriad of social, economic, and political issues, it's our duty to be actively engaged and educated about issues of sexism, racism and prejudice.

What a delusional fuckstick.
post #32 of 501
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Daily Caller on the lil' princesses' open letter:

Berteaux then cites Amy Schumer, Louis CK, and George Carlin, just in case Seinfeld has never heard of them. Those comedians are okay, according to Berteaux, because their jokes further the cause of social justice. They don’t offend Anthony Berteaux, or people who think like Anthony Berteaux. It’s very important for Jerry Seinfeld to know this.

Then, a zillion words later, Berteaux closes with this:

College students today are looking to be provoked, to be offended by comedy, and to think about these issues within the context of comedy.

So please, take the first step and come to a college campus with a set that will make us laugh.

Offend the f*** out of college students. Provoke the f*** out of me. We’ll thank you for it later.

Got that, Jerry? Today’s college students are looking for provocative, offensive comedy… as long as nobody can construe it as sexist or racist.


For his part, Seinfeld isn’t backing down from the PC brigade and their Berteauxplaining.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/06/10/hey-lets-explain-how-comedy-works-to-jerry-seinfeld/#ixzz3cmDz2r83
post #33 of 501

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One of the latest things in universities, including at University of California (where I teach) is condemning “microaggressions,” supposed “brief, subtle verbal or non-verbal exchanges that send denigrating messages to the recipient because of his or her group membership (such as race, gender, age or socio-economic status).” Such microaggressions, the argument goes, can lead to a “hostile learning environment,” which UC — and the federal government — views as legally actionable. This is stuff you could get disciplined or fired for, especially if you aren’t a tenured faculty member.

But of course this concept is now being used to suppress not just, say, personal insults or discrimination in hiring or grading, but also ideas that the UC wants to exclude from university classrooms. Here, from the UC Office of the President, Academic and Personnel Programs department’s site (promoted, for instance, here, here, and here), are some of what the UC wants to see stamped out, in classrooms and presumably elsewhere as well:

Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014). The first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending. The context of the relationship and situation is critical. Below are common themes to which microaggressions attach….

[Theme:] Color Blindness[:] Statements that indicate that a White person does not want to or need to acknowledge race.

[Microaggression Examples:] “There is only one race, the human race.”
“America is a melting pot.”
“I don’t believe in race.” …

[Theme:] Denial of Individual Racism/Sexism/Heterosexism[:] A statement made when bias is denied….

[Microaggression Examples:] … To a person of color: “Are you sure you were being followed in the store? I can’t believe it.” …

[Theme:] Myth of Meritocracy[:] Statements which assert that race or gender does not play a role in
life successes, for example in issues like faculty demographics.

[Microaggression Examples:] “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
“Of course he’ll get tenure, even though he hasn’t published much — he’s Black!”
“Men and women have equal opportunities for achievement.”
“Gender plays no part in who we hire.”
“America is the land of opportunity.”
“Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”
“Affirmative action is racist.”

TLDR: UC is telling its professors not to disagree with affirmative action, acknowledge racial preferences in hiring -- only for minorities, but they may not deny or dispute claims of discrimination made by minorities, and the professors should not even deny that they're personally prejudiced (if they're white or male).
post #34 of 501
Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Paywall so large quote (missing links):.

Just a PSA, you can get around 99% of those paywalls by simply going into incognito/private browsing mode in your browser.
post #35 of 501
Your microsuggestion that we didn't know that already has been reported.
post #36 of 501
post #37 of 501
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Obama used the "n" word in a speech. So, if he's ever in a fight, can we use this as proof of a hate crime?
post #38 of 501
Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

What a delusional fuckstick.

Had to laugh. Not exactly how I would have put it myself, but sentiments agreed

post #39 of 501

And over in the UK this story is in the news


The Nobel laureate who resigned from two scientific organisations after making controversial comments about women should be reinstated, says Boris Johnson.

The mayor of London said Sir Tim Hunt did not deserve to be pilloried for speaking about the “trouble with girls” at a conference in South Korea last week.

Sir Tim resigned from the Royal Society and University College London after his remarks sparked a backlash online.

post #40 of 501
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Democrats send SWAT teams into Scott Walker supporters homes.

This prosecutor should be put in prison for life. Harold, can I borrow your avatar?

Having reached our conclusion about the scope of conduct regulated by Chapter 11, we now turn to the special prosecutor's theories of coordination and whether the alleged conduct is regulated under Wisconsin law.[23] The special prosecutor has disregarded the vital principle that in our nation and our state political speech is a fundamental right and is afforded the highest level of protection. The special prosecutor's theories, rather than "assur[ing] [the] unfettered interchange of ideas for the bringing about of political and social changes desired by the people," Roth, 354 U.S. at 484, instead would assure that such political speech will be investigated with paramilitary-style home invasions conducted in the pre-dawn hours and then prosecuted and punished. In short, the special prosecutor completely ignores the command that, when seeking to regulate issue advocacy groups, such regulation must be done with "narrow specificity." Barland II, 751 F.3d at 811 (quotations omitted).

post #41 of 501
That's really outrageous. Someone should swing from the lamp post for that.
post #42 of 501
This ASU student attempted to punish some thought crime, but it didn't work out quite as well as he (she?) hoped.

post #43 of 501
Originally Posted by Kai View Post

This ASU student attempted to punish some thought crime, but it didn't work out quite as well as he (she?) hoped.

post #44 of 501
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President Obama addresses college coddling.

President Obama is weighing in on the discussion over political dialogue on college campuses, saying students shouldn't be "coddled" from opposing views.

"It’s not just sometimes folks who are mad that colleges are too liberal that have a problem. Sometimes there are folks on college campuses who are liberal and maybe even agree with me on a bunch of issues who sometimes aren’t listening to the other side. And that’s a problem, too," Obama said during a town hall on Monday in Des Moines, Iowa.
"I've heard of some college campuses where they don’t want to have a guest speaker who is too conservative. Or they don’t want to read a book if it has language that is offensive to African-Americans, or somehow sends a demeaning signal towards women," Obama continued.

"I’ve got to tell you, I don’t agree with that either. I don’t agree that you, when you become students at colleges, have to be coddled and protected from different points of views," he said.

Debate over sensitivity on college campuses has garnered increased attention recently, including over trigger warnings for course material, safe spaces on campuses and boycotts of prospective campus speakers such as Condoleezza Rice.

post #45 of 501
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I need amusement. I want to step into the lair of the P.C. puritans so I can learn about microaggressions, etc.

What's the "in" web forum for the far left college set?
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