Category Archives: Political Correctness

November 20, 2017

Apple Diversity Chief ‘Steps Down’ After Saying White People Can Be Diverse

Denise Young Smith, who was named Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, is “stepping down” after saying white people can be diverse last month.

During a summit in Colombia, Young Smith, a black woman, claimed she likes to focus “on everyone” and that “diversity goes beyond race, gender, and sexual orientation.”

“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” Young Smith declared, sparking controversy. “Diversity is the human experience… I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

Young Smith later apologized, claiming her comments “were not representative of how I think about diversity or how Apple sees it.”

“For that, I’m sorry,” she proclaimed following the incident. “More importantly, I want to assure you Apple’s view and our dedication to diversity has not changed.”

Young Smith will reportedly leave the company by the end of the year, with Deloitte’s Christie Smith, a white woman, taking over her position.

“We deeply believe that diversity drives innovation,” said an Apple spokesman in a statement. “We’re thrilled to welcome an accomplished leader like Christie Smith to help us continue the progress we’ve made toward a more diverse workplace.”

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November 4, 2017

Breathtaking Thought Policing at the University of Chicago – The Saad Truth (Video)

Must watch video.

Tomi Lahren: How Many More Americans Have to Die Before We Throw Away the PC Garbage? (Video)

‘Civilization jihad’ isn’t coming, it’s already here.

In her newest Final Thoughts commentary, Tomi Lahren takes on the latest terrorist attack in New York City…

It’s time for Final Thoughts.

We’ve got radical Islamic terrorists ready, willing, and honored to kill us on planes, trains and automobiles with knifes, guns, explosives and trucks. And we’ve got federal judges, top Democrats, and bleeding heart kumbaya liberals placing Islamic sensitivity, diversity options, and political correctness over reality, American lives, and national security.

See the problem? Or do I have to spell it out for you.

For the next few days “investigators” and counter-terrorism experts will debate whether Sayfullo Saipov, the New York City vehicular jihadi, is a caliphate soldier or just “inspired by” ISIS.

Does it matter?

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October 28, 2017

Yale ‘decolonizes’ English dept. after complaints studying white authors ‘actively harms’ students

English majors no longer required to take class focused on Chaucer, Shakespeare.

A year and a half after a petition circulated calling for Yale to “decolonize the English department,” the first students are enrolled in a new course created by the department to increase the breadth of the curriculum and combat claims of departmental racism.

What’s more, new requirements are in place to ensure a more “diversified” slate of courses.

Previous requirements for the major included two courses in “Major English Poets,” including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton and Eliot, among others. But that two-course series petitioners had deemed actively harmful due to its focus on white male poets. The series is no longer a graduation requirement for Yale’s English majors.

The petition, a Google document which has since been made private, critiqued the perceived whiteness of the English department requirements: “A year spent around a seminar table where the literary contributions of women, people of color, and queer folk are absent actively harms all students, regardless of their identity.”

“It’s time for the English major to decolonize — not diversify — its course offerings,” the petition added. “A 21st century education is a diverse education: we write to you today inspired by student activism across the university, and to make sure that you know that the English department is not immune from the collective call to action.”

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October 27, 2017

Students’ union is accused of creating ‘police state’ as it pays ‘safe space marshals’ to go to speaker meeting to check no one voices ‘offensive’ views

Marshals attend events thought to threaten a ‘safe space breach’. Paid for by King’s College Students’ Union but required under university rules. Marshals expected to take ‘immediate action’ if speaker voices offensive views. Total of three marshals watched speech by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Marshals enjoy a variety of perks including free weekly yoga and spin classes.

A students’ union pays for £12-per-hour ‘safe space marshals’ to police external speakers to make sure they do not voice views that are offensive to the audience.

King’s College Students’ Union requires marshals to attend events with a phone so they can take ‘immediate action’ if anyone expresses opinions thought to discriminate against ethnic or sexual minorities.

They monitor any speaker thought likely to perpetrate a ‘safe space breach’, which included Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg – who was watched by a total of three marshals at a talk last Wednesday.

The officials are also required to put up posters saying, ‘This is a Safe Space’ and record any instances of offensive behaviour reported to them by members of the audience.

The students’ union is required to provide marshals for events where speakers are judged to have a ‘medium or high’ risk of breaking its safe space policies under central university rules.

University staff reserve the right to cancel a speaker if the society does not allow one to attend.

Mr Rees-Mogg spoke at King’s College Conservative Association, where audience members mocked the marshals by holding up safe space posters before the talk.

The marshals are told to look out for discrimination based on ‘any distinction’, including ‘age, race and gender identity’.

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October 15, 2017

George P. Bush Is ‘Re-Imagining’ Reality With A ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Alamo

When the “reimagining” is complete, it can be said without exaggeration that nothing of the famous battle or the 189 men who sacrificed their lives will be visible to visitors of the historic site.

Texas and its most sacred and iconic historical sites — like the Alamo — are under constant attack by patronizing pseudo-intellectuals who only seem to care about history when it involves blind and uncritical acceptance of “alternative facts” about our state’s past.

Historians now “know” that the Lone Star State (along with the entire American Southwest) is built on land “stolen” from Mexico, that Jim Bowie was a staggering drunk and that Davy Crockett “may” have surrendered to the Mexican Army instead of being killed in action swinging “Old Betsy.”

For some, these “alternative facts” make the Alamo a symbol of racism and imperialism that should be “re-imagined,” at least according to the Texas Land Office.

That’s what the “Reimagining the Alamo” project directed and supervised by political neophyte and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is all about.

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October 2, 2017

Kevin Donnelly: Multiculturalism and political correctness are killing Australia

Similar to Europe, where right-wing parties such as Germany’s AfD Party and France’s National Front are growing in strength, the resurgence of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party and the fact that the Turnbull government is bleeding votes from its conservative base prove that Australians are also fed up with being silenced and ignored.

Douglas Murray’s recent book titled The Strange Death Of Europe deals with far away countries such as England, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Greece but it should be compulsory reading here. Murray argues “Europe is committing suicide” and while the situation in Australia is nowhere near as dramatic we are also in danger.

Similar to Europe, in our own country multiculturalism reigns supreme, we are made to feel guilty about the past and the cultural left elites label anyone who disagrees as “deplorables”.

Murray also writes that modern, secular society where materialism is the new religion ignores the fact that people need a spiritual and moral sense of identity and purpose. Unless Western civilisation rediscovers what gives it identity, confidence and strength then it is signing its own death warrant.

The first catastrophe facing England and Europe is the influx of millions of Islamic refugees over the past five to 10 years. As a result suburbs in Paris, London and Brussels are no-go zones, Islamic terrorism and crime are weekly events and increasing numbers of locals feel they are strangers in their own land.

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September 16, 2017

Et Tu, Boise State? Professor Explains the Culture Wars, Campus Erupts

Students and administrators pile on political scientist Scott Yenor for his scholarship.

At Boise State University, in deep-red Idaho, a group of students is demanding that the university fire political scientist Scott Yenor for his scholarship on the intellectual history of feminism and the transgender movement. Even worse, some administrators are piling on.

The spark that lit the powder keg. On June 30, Yenor published a report for the Heritage Foundation: In “Sex, Gender, and the Origins of the Culture Wars: An Intellectual History,” he argues that today’s transgender movement arises logically out of the ideas of modern feminism. Both movements, he shows, insist that human identity need not be grounded in one’s body or one’s biological sex.

Several of the most important feminist thinkers thought that for women to be truly free, the family “must be abolished,” in the words of Simone de Beauvoir. Other feminists envisioned what Yenor calls a rolling revolution to ensure that, for women, anatomy would be not destiny. Among their goals were the erasure of all sexual taboos; the cultivation of the same temperament, status, and roles for men and women; and the achievement of economic and emotional independence of women and children from the natural family.

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September 11, 2017

Politically Incorrect Films Take Center Stage at Toronto

From racially charged language in Eminem-produced rap comedy ‘Bodied’ to the boundary-pushing dark humor of Armando Iannucci’s ‘Death of Stalin,’ fest organizers are pushing buttons.

Prepare to be offended.

With a slew of films that veer far from polite discourse, this year’s Toronto Film Fest is shaping up to be the most politically incorrect in years. Among the films most likely to spark outrage are Joseph Kahn’s battle rap satire Bodied (think lots of racist language) and Armando Iannucci’s Soviet-era sendup The Death of Stalin (rape and murder jokes).

“The one thing that makes the movie very uncomfortable for people is I’m not picking a side. I’m roasting everything,” says Kahn of the Eminem-produced Bodied. “On some level, the movie aims to offend, but I hope that people realize that it’s aimed to start a discussion.”

Veep creator Iannucci also had a mandate when tackling scenes that will leave audiences far more squeamish than his HBO series, including poking fun at everything from abortion to genital mutilation.

“My rule [with Death of Stalin] was: If it’s not funny, it had better be interesting,” he says. “We don’t shy away from the fact that people out there lived or died according to the decisions made by these people in the Kremlin.”

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Portland Police Are Purging Their Gang Database Because There Aren’t Enough White Gangs

A review of police data by The Oregonian last year found that 81 percent of the “criminal gang affiliates” in Portland’s database were racial or ethnic minorities.

Portland police will no longer maintain a database of suspected gang members, due to concerns that the vast majority of people with the gang label are racial minorities.

Starting Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau will end the 20-year practice of issuing gang member designations, which police say can lead to “unintended consequences” and a lifelong stigma even for those who have given up the gang lifestyle. Officials intend to notify the approximately 300 people on the gang list that the bureau will purge all records related to the designations, The Oregonian reported.

“There are still criminal gang members. That doesn’t go away because we don’t have a gang designation,” said Capt. Mike Krantz, according to The Oregonian. “We’re not pretending gang violence doesn’t exist. We’re just taking this one thing away.”

City officials and community activists had long urged the bureau to stop attaching the gang designation to criminal suspects, claiming the practice disproportionately impacted people of color. A review of police data by The Oregonian last year found that 81 percent of the “criminal gang affiliates” in Portland’s database were racial or ethnic minorities.

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