Mizzou Protests Spread To Ithaca College Where Students There Demand School President Resign Over Lack Of Diversity…


Via Syracuse.com:

Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.

The protest, which began around 1:30 p.m. and attracted at least 750 people, was in response to what organizers said were a series of incidents that demonstrated cultural insensitivity and exclusion of certain groups.

“I’ve never had a black professor,” said junior Nigel Cyril, who was holding a sign asking the students to vote no confidence in the president. “I do feel the racial tensions in this college. I’ve been pretty quiet so far, but it’s time for (the president) to do something.”

The demonstration, organized by the group People of Color at Ithaca College, featured chants of “Tom Rochon! No confidence” and a die-in, where students and protesters lay on a main campus thoroughfare in hopes of drawing the attention of students moving between classes.

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Starbucks Celebrates Diversity By Ditching Christmas Images From Their Holiday Seasonal Cups…

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Ridiculously over priced coffee served by professional college students… I’ll pass.

Via NY Post:

A group of Christian evangelists gripes that Starbucks is waging a “war on Christmas” by removing holiday images from its seasonal cup design.

Instead of the usual array of decorative images such as Christmas trees and snowflakes that have adorned the coffee cups in holidays past, the corporation has chosen to take a more minimal approach and made the cups a simple red with their green and white logo.

“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus,” said Joshua Feuerstein in a viral Facebook post that garnered nearly 10.5 million views since Thursday.

He urged Christians to voice their distaste with the company through social media with the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks. Photos of the bare red cups with the handwritten message “Merry Christmas” soon started popping up all over social media, and more religious leaders began venting their frustrations with the franchise.

“I’m officially banning Starbucks from my life,” wrote student pastor Nate Weaver from Crosspointe Christian Church in Sarasota, Fla., in a Facebook post Saturday.

The Seattle-based beverage company first began implementing holiday designs in 1997, donning a “jazzy Santa” on the cups exterior, according to a Starbucks statement.

However, this year the company wanted to try out a more inclusive design.

“This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories,” said Starbucks’ Vice President of Design & Content Jeffrey Fields.

“We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it.”

Christian Man Forced To Attend “Diversity Training” For Refusing To Print Gay Pride T-Shirts…



Via Christian Post:

LGBT-owned businesses, including BMP T-Shirts, on Thursday expressed support for a Kentucky-based Christian print shop owner who refused to print pro-LGBT T-shirts, even as the local Human Rights Commission has appealed a court ruling that said the printer cannot be forced to violate his religious beliefs or to attend government-mandated “diversity training.”

“No one should be forced to do something against what they believe in,” said Diane DiGeloromo, one owner of BMP T-shirts, a lesbian-owned business, according to a statement issued by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which, along with scholars and businesses, came to the defense of Blaine Adamson, the owner of a Lexington print shop called Hands on Originals.

“If we were approached by an organization such as the [controversial] Westboro Baptist Church, I highly doubt we would be doing business with them, and we would be very angry if we were forced to print anti-gay T-shirts,” DiGeloromo said. “This isn’t a gay or straight issue. This is a human issue.”

BMP T-Shirts is one of the several LGBT-owned businesses that are backing the printer, according to the Becket Fund.

After Adamson refused to print T-shirts for Lexington’s 2012 gay pride festival, he was found to be guilty of discrimination by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission last year, even though doing so would have violated his religious conviction. Additionally, the print shop was ordered to serve future requests from LGBT activists.

Lib Rag Salon: “Diversity Is For White People”…

“Diversity Is For White People Liberals.” Fixed that for you.

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NC State University Students Demand More “Diversity Training” For Frat Members After Off-Campus “CMT vs. BET”-Themed Party Is Deemed Racist…


SJW-style punishment.

Via College Fix:

One photo of a North Carolina State University student dressed as a gangster at a recent off-campus “CMT vs. BET”-themed party in Raleigh has prompted some students to become so emotionally distraught that they held a “town hall” meeting on campus Monday night to discuss their feelings and call for more diversity training.

The Technician campus newspaper has been covering this story since the photo first emerged on social media late last week. It shows a male student dressed in a flannel next to another guy dressed in a white T-shirt, blue banana covering his face, and throwing a gang sign.

“Student party at The Retreat parodies ‘black culture,’” the campus paper breathlessly reported Friday. It quoted one student as saying attendees “dressed up like music awards shows.” But the one picture of a wanna-be Crips gang member prompted the newspaper to report “students donned racist costumes depicting stereotypes of black culture.” It also pointed out “CMT vs. BET”-themed parties have caused controversies at other campuses in the past, prompting accusations of racism and cultural appropriation. […]

Meanwhile, students at the town hall, held at the campus African American Cultural Center, bemoaned how racist and insensitive their campus is because of the party’s theme, and the photo linking Black Entertainment Television with a guy dressed up like a thug.

“‘Embarrassed.’ ‘Disgusted.’ ‘Honestly, not surprised.’ Those were only some of the emotionally charged phrases passed around,” The Technician reported, adding talk turned to calls for action, including “requiring more diversity training for members of Fraternity and Sorority Life, introducing an athletic loyalty point system for attending diversity education events, introducing more diversity-based seminars at orientation [and] creating a cultural competency campaign on campus.”

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All Hail Diversity! New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo Violates Constitution, Uses Executive Power To Safeguard Transgenders…

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Priorities. Completely unconstitutional. You cannot add a whole class of people without legislative approval.

Via Utica OD:

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his executive power Thursday to expand the state’s anti-discrimination rules to safeguard transgender people, creating a protection advocates had been fighting for years to try to receive.

Cuomo, speaking to about 700 people at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual dinner, said the current law didn’t go far enough to protect the rights of all state residents. He directed the state’s Division of Human Rights to issue a regulation that would interpret the anti-discrimination law to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. His move prohibits discrimination against a transgender person when it comes to jobs, loans, schools and public accommodations.

“It is long overdue,” he said. “It is intolerable to allow discrimination of transgender individuals, and they are one of the most abused, harassed groups in society today.”

Gay, lesbian and transgender advocates have long pushed to include gender identity in the state’s anti-discrimination law, but while the measure passed the Assembly multiple times it remains stalled in the Republican-controlled senate. Republicans didn’t immediately respond to Cuomo’s order.

Cuomo’s administration says the new regulation provides essentially the same protections as that bill, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, but requires no legislative approval. Officials say the regulation makes New York the first state to take executive action to add transgender protections under law.

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De Blasio Denies Trying To Ditch Portraits Of Founders In Favor Of “Diversity’


Bye bye vanilla guys!

Via NY Post:

The De Blasios have dumped portraits of George Washington and others from Gracie Mansion[NYC Mayor’s House] to add more diversity to the artwork hanging in his official residence, a report said.

A new installation will include pictures of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass and former slave-turned-philanthropist Pierre Toussaint among artifacts that portray the history of the working class in the time of shipping magnate Archibald Gracie, according to NBC News.

A spokesperson for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City disputed the part of the NBC report that said they were ditching George Washington to make room for Touissaint.

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Rep Levin (Diversity-MI) Married Staffer Arrested For Allegedly Beating His Male Lover With Shovel…


Just looking for love.

Via Roll Call:

Baltimore City Police arrested an aide to Rep. Sander M. Levin, D-Mich., at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 for criminal domestic violence charges.

Tim Foster, a native of Henderson, Ky., brutally beat his male lover with a small black and red shovel, according to a police report obtained by CQ Roll Call, leaving the victim hospitalized with abrasions and bruises on his upper back, neck and torso.

The dispute started around 12:30 a.m. inside a Northwest Baltimore home, when Foster, 32, got into a verbal argument with the 39-year-old black male identified as his boyfriend.

Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy,” the man later told police. Foster released him, then allegedly grabbed a stainless kitchen knife. As the boyfriend fled toward the stairs, Foster chased him and warned, “When you reach the fifth step, I am going to stab you.”

Foster lunged at his boyfriend with the knife. But Foster’s wife “got in the way” and the knife then fell to the floor, the report states.

The boyfriend told police he attempted to escape the property, but was again assaulted by Foster. This time, Foster struck him in his upper back with a small black and red shovel. Foster continued to assault the man until he got into his vehicle, the report states.

Police responded to Union Memorial Hospital, where they spoke to the victim.

Foster was placed under arrest early Thursday morning, and locked up in the Baltimore County Detention Center. The shovel was submitted as evidence.

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Blinded By The White: Jesse Jackson Defends Lack Of Diversity At Dem Debate

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Because it isn’t about race, even though you may use that as your hammer, it’s always just about how left you are.

LAS VEGAS — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson kept true to the name of the spin room in which he held court following Tuesday night’s debate, shooting down the notion that his party’s all-white presidential field was cause for concern and accusing the Republicans of being the true minorities because of their policy positions.

With five white candidates, Democrats are fielding their least racially diverse line-up since 1992. Republicans, on the other hand, have four minority candidates. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is black. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are of Cuban descent. And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is Indian-American. (RELATED: Twitter Can’t Get Over How White The Dem Debate Is)

But that racial imbalance doesn’t bother the 74-year-old Jackson, who ran for president on the Democratic ticket in 1984 and 1988.

Asked by The Daily Caller if his party’s all-white field was of concern, Jackson said that it is not.

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Called Out Over Lack Of Diversity In 2016 Dem Presidential Field: But… But… But… Barack Obama…

Too funny.

All Hail Diversity! Navy Moves Toward Unisex Uniforms And Covers…

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Village People-approved.

Via Military Com:

Under orders from Secretary Ray Mabus, the Navy has announced changes that will eventually make uniforms and covers more gender-neutral.

And so, the unisex “Dixie Cup,” or enlisted white hat, will come into being and be available for wear by E-6s and below next April. Female sailors will also be allowed to carry bigger purses, so long as they match their shoes.

“Having service members don the same headgear is symbolic of a Navy that is gender-blind,” said Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Navy spokesman.

“We have been working hard to design covers and uniforms that improve uniformity across the force as well as improve the function and fit of sailors’ uniforms” according to Mabus’ plan for uniform and cover redesign, Christensen said.

“We have done several wear-tests and have incorporated sailors’ feedback” into the final designs, he said.

Effective immediately under the new regulations, the Alternative Combination Cover (ACC) and current male combination cover for officers and chief petty officers can now be worn by both men and women in service dress uniforms.

All officers and chiefs will be required to wear either the ACC or the current male Combination Cover by Oct. 31, 2016, the Navy said.

In addition, beginning Oct. 1 next year, the Recruit Training Command will begin issuing re-designed Service Dress Blue uniforms in jumper style for both men and women.

The jumper will incorporate a side zipper and the slacks will have a front zipper to help with changing in and out of uniform, the Navy said. Both men’s and women’s uniform pants will have the traditional 13 buttons but those are just for show — “they will not be functional,” the Navy said.

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University of Missouri Implements Mandatory “Diversity And Inclusion Training” After Black Lives Matter Holds Sit-In Protest


All of this because two (yes, just two) students reportedly used racial slurs.

Via College Fix:

The University of Missouri will implement mandatory “diversity and inclusion training for all faculty, staff, and students” in the wake of accusations of widespread racism on campus.

Last month, the president of the Missouri Students Association, who is black, said he was called the n-word, and earlier this month an intoxicated student was removed from campus for shouting racial slurs at black students.

These incidents sparked protests on Mizzou’s campus, the most recent of which was “meant to cause a stir,” according to one of its student organizers.

Protesters chanted “No justice, no peace. White silence is violence,” and carried signs which read “I am not here to assimilate” and “Thomas Jefferson is a racist.”

Other students called on the administration to take action, with several tweeting to the chancellor that “it is time for more than forums.”

Last week, students also held a Black Lives Matter sit-in protest in the campus library, during which they complained that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was not addressing their concerns, the Missourian reports.

Two days after the library protest, Loftin announced the diversity training via email, calling on students to live by the school values of “respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.”

Hillary Clinton: We Must Celebrate Diversity!…

London University’s “Diversity Officer” Arrested After Alleged Tweet With #KillAllWhitePeople


Ugh. She’s a monster.

Via The Guardian:

A student diversity officer who came to prominence in a race row after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication.

Bahar Mustafa, of Goldsmiths, University of London, is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court on 5 November.

The 28-year-old from Edmonton, north-east London, faces two charges. One is sending a communication conveying a threatening message between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015. The second is for sending a grossly offensive message via a public communication network between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015.

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Michael Moore Calls Lack of Diversity In Hollywood “A Form Of Apartheid”…

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Alternate headline: Michael Moore makes millions off racism!

Via Hollywood Reporter:

“When you block out whole groups of film by that cinema, what are the great films that you and I are missing because their great voices can’t be heard?” he said in a Sunday discussion.

Among Michael Moore’s list of grievances is the lack of diversity among Hollywood filmmakers – particularly, that the low number of female directors is “a form of apartheid.”

During the audience Q&A portion of a conversation with Moore at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. director Leslie Harris asked about the oft-discussed topic – particularly, what their white male counterparts can do to help minorities break through.

“It’s amazing, really, that women are so nice, or that any of us have throats left – I mean, seriously, we’re lucky,” said Moore, after quoting the USC statistic that only 1.9 percent of the top-grossing 100 films over the past two years were directed by women.

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All Hail Diversity! Great Falls, MT School Passes Transgender Protection Policy…


Education is secondary in school.

Via Great Falls Tribune:

Approximately 100 people crowded into the school board room on Monday night to both praise and criticize Great Falls Public Schools for changing its non-discrimination policy back in January to include transgender and students who struggle with gender identity as a protected population of students.

Though there were a number of people in the crowd sporting “rescind 3210” buttons (the board policy number for the equal education, non-discrimination and sex equity policy), far more people spoke in favor of the school district’s decision to include such language than those who spoke against.

“No children will be safe until all children — including transgender children — feel safe,” said Tammy Bull.

To be clear, Board Chairman Jan Cahill told the crowd the school board was not taking any action on the policy on Monday night and encouraged the crowd to remain civil on such an emotional topic.

Superintendent Tammy Lacey reviewed the policy, what the exact language included and what it didn’t, as well as described the public process used to approve the policy change.

“In my conversations with many (people), many had not read that policy,” Lacey said. “There’s no mention of bathrooms or locker rooms or curriculum in this policy.”

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Black Teachers Are Fleeing Urban Schools And Diversity…


Take a look at the students in the urban schools.

Via CSM:

While the percentage of minority teachers has risen in the US, the number of black teachers has declined between 2002 and 20012 in nine cities, according to a recent study by the Albert Shanker Institute.

What does this mean not only for the communities in which these schools exist, but for the nation as a whole?

“Diversity is a key component to equality and opportunity,” Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, told the Washington Post. “Where there’s a diverse teaching workforce, all kids thrive. That’s why we note with alarm the sharp decline in the population of black teachers in our cities.”

There are several factors which may be behind this decline. The first is low pay for teachers. According to a study by Young Invincibles, an advocacy group, the average starting salary for a teacher is $34,575 – or about $6,000 less than the average starting salary of 28 professions.

The second is the recurring emphasis that education policy tends to place on test scores. This rigidity, argues Nekita Lamour, a Haitian-American and tenured educator, disincentivises black and Hispanic educators from participating in the system: they are not being encouraged to teach their fellow man, but to the test, instead.

The Shanker Institute’s study found that over a ten-year period, from 2002 to 2012 (a period marked by an explosion in the development of charter schools, and an accompanying dialogue about education reform), the population of black teachers declined by as much as 62 percent in the cities studied (although in the case of New Orleans, many black teachers were fired).

“Minority teachers quit because of working conditions in their schools,” Richard Ingersoll, an expert who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, also told the Washington Post. “In surveys, those teachers cite lack of autonomy and input into school decisions [in large urban schools].”

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All Hail Diversity! Disney Removes Gender-Labeling On Halloween Costumes…

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Little Frankie can trick or treat as Tinker Bell.

Via The Daily Mail:

Disney has done away with gender-based labels on its Halloween costumes and is instead marketing its vast selection of looks as ‘kids’ – encouraging children to choose any trick-or-treating attire that appeals to them.

The change comes just a month after Target announced that it would no longer be using gender-specific signs in its children’s bedding and toy departments, acknowledging that both boys and girls can be interested in princesses and cars.

Like most major retailers, Disney has a history of marketing princess costumes to girls and superhero attire to boys, however, The Mary Sue reported that the brand has removed the gender-specific Halloween sections on its website, opting to group the ensembles as ‘Costumes for Kids’.

Last year, the site labeled ‘Costumes for Girls’ in pink and ‘Costumes for Boys’ in blue, and Disney has since gotten rid of the color distinctions, giving children a variety of costumes to choose from with out any gender-specific influencing.

It appears that the brand is truly embracing the spirit of Halloween, recognizing that kids should be whatever they want – regardless of their sex.

Whether a child wants to be Captain Hook or Tinker Bell, both outfits are now inclusively labeled. Disney has made the same changes to its Halloween accessories department, marketing tiaras and swords to both sexes.

And if users try to search for Halloween costumes under the drop-down menus for boys and girls, the customers are redirected to the gender-neutral Costumes for Kids section.

The Mary Sue also reported that Disney has started listing action figures from Star Wars and Marvel Comics in the girls section of the website as well as the boys.

‘I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy cause somewhere there are boys being told they can be princesses if they want to and that’s something I really wish I’d been told as a kid,’ one person commented on The Mary Sue’s website.

Meanwhile, one mother praised Disney for ending the gender divide frequently found in children’s toys and costumes.

‘My little girl is going to be so excited,’ she wrote. ‘She’s currently waffling between Black Widow and The Hulk, but just to be able to poke through and see those choices next to each other will mean a great deal to her.’

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All Hail Diversity! Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Army Secretary…


Best for the job or serving the agenda?

Via Army Times:

Eric Fanning, formerly one of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s closest advisers, has been nominated to be the next Army secretary, the White House announced Friday.

Fanning has been serving as the acting under secretary of the Army since June. Before that, he served as Carter’s chief of staff. If confirmed by the Senate, Fanning will succeed Army Secretary John McHugh, who has said he will leave the post by Nov. 1 after six years on the job.

“Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. “I am grateful for his commitment to our men and women in uniform, and I am confident he will help lead America’s Soldiers with distinction. I look forward to working with Eric to keep our Army the very best in the world.”

Widely viewed as one of the most capable leaders in the Pentagon, Fanning became Air Force undersecretary in April 2013. He served several months as acting secretary while the confirmation of now-Secretary Deborah Lee James was stuck in Congress.

Before that, he was deputy undersecretary of the Navy and its deputy chief management officer from 2009-2013.

In addition to his long resume, Fanning would also mark a milestone if he does become the Army secretary, as the first openly gay secretary of a military branch.

Fanning’s nomination comes during a critical transition period for the Army, which has not only seen key leadership changes at the top but also continues to struggle with increasingly tight budgets and growing demands for troops all around the world.

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Celebrate Diversity! University Of Texas Removes Jefferson Davis Statue…

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Soon to be replaced with an all-inclusive transgender minority statue to empower the special little snowflakes. Update to this story.

Via Stars and Stripes:

A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group.

Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university’s iconic clock tower.

University President Greg Fenves recently said the statue would be moved to a museum.

The statue has been a target of vandalism as well as criticism that it is a symbol of racism and discrimination. Confederate symbols nationwide are being re-considered following the recent mass shooting of members of a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

A judge last week ruled against the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which sued to stop the university from moving it.