U.K. University to Replace Portraits of Its Founding Fathers because They’re White
King’s College in London has announced that it will replace some of the portraits of its founding fathers from its main entrance because they are “white,” and that that might be “intimidating” to people who are not white.
Feminist Geographers Warn Against Citing Too Many White Men in Scholarly Articles
Two geologists have warned against citing too many white men and/or too many “established scholars” in scholarly articles, because doing so contributes to “white heteromasculinism” and oppression.
“To cite only white men . . . or to only cite established scholars . . . does …
The Atlantic Publishes All You Need to Know about the Left
Last week, The Atlantic rendered a great service to those of us who contend that America is in the middle of a civil war between the Right and the Left. It provided a smoking gun — actually, the gunshot itself …
John McEnroe Is Right About Serena Williams
EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece is reprinted with permission from Acculturated.
John McEnroe is back in the limelight and getting just as much hate as he did back in his “You cannot be serious!” days in the 1970s and 1980s. …
Health-Care Histrionics on the Left
If we are to believe the latest news reports, congressional Republicans are out to murder Americans, ripping life-saving medication from their hands and forcibly dragging them from health-care clinics by the thousand. Setting aside the fairly obvious fact that the …
Why the Liberal Elite Will Never Check Its Privilege
Karen Kipple’s “greatest wish in the world” is that her eight-year-old daughter Ruby will “have a good life.” At the same time, in “accordance with [her] politics and principles,” she aspires to “a life spent making a difference and …
Yes, Hate Speech Is Free Speech
With the Left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting that so-called hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment, free …
YouTube’s New Father Figure
Like countless men, I recently discovered the online lectures of Jordan B. Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto who rose to Internet fame and notoriety in November of 2016. The obscure professor had posted videos to his …
A UN Committee Is Considering Making Cultural Appropriation Illegal Worldwide
Indigenous activists from all around the world are calling on a United Nations committee to make cultural appropriation a criminal offense.
The 189-delegate committee, which is a subset of the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, has been in Geneva …
To Both Sides in America’s Dialogue War: Disarm
There has been a curious turn in the free-speech wars. For a decade, America’s elite culture has been marked by a growing willingness to persecute people for private remarks and personal opinions that fall outside contemporary speech norms. The …
Higher Education: Good or Bad?
America’s culture wars have evolved greatly from the central issues of the 1990s and early 2000s, such as legalizing same-sex marriage, or what standards of decency hip-hop artists or cable-television shows should adhere to. Now the very concept of …
Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive
A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive.
No, this is not a joke.
The area surrounding King County Superior Court …
Evergreen State Asks Profs to Take Protesters’ Feelings into Account When Grading Them
Officials at Evergreen State University are asking professors to take the “emotional commitment” of students who had been involved in recent protests into account when determining their final grades.
Evergreen’s interim provost, Ken Tabbutt, made the request in an …
Milwaukee Requiring Permits for Pokemon Go Developers to ‘Put’ Pokemon in Public Parks
In response to last summer’s Pokemon Go craze, the city of Milwaukee started requiring game developers to obtain a permit before making any of its parks a site for people to play their games — and now, one game …
Finding the Roots of Violent Campus Protests
As our campus “progressives” (actually, they’re primitive tribalists) grow increasingly bold and violent, it’s worth asking where such behavior has its roots. In Friday’s Martin Center article, Assumption College political-science professor Geoffrey Vaughan suggests that it has been taught to …
University: Saying ‘Gender Plays No Part in Whom We Hire’ Is a ‘Microaggression’
According to a document on Rowan University’s official website, saying that “gender plays no part in who we hire” is a microaggression, and you should intervene and correct people if you hear them saying it.
The phrase is just …
Berlin Considers Banning Ads That Show ‘Beautiful but Dumb’ Women
Berlin is considering banning advertisements that show “beautiful but dumb” women, according to reports from local news sources.
According to The Local, a publication that reports Germany’s news in English, Berlin voted to ban “sexist” billboards in 2016, and officials …
Skittles Is Accused of Racism for Making White Skittles
In honor of Pride Month, Skittles has removed rainbow coloring from its candies — explaining that “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show our support.”
As Heat Street notes, some of the sales …
Cambridge University to Examiners: Don’t Use the Words ‘Flair’ or ‘Genius’ Because of ‘Gender Inequality’
Cambridge University has warned its examiners not to use words such as “flair,” “genius,” or “brilliance” when reviewing students’ work because they “carry assumptions of gender inequality.”
“Some of those words, in particular genius, have a very long intellectual history …
Progressive City Officials Want to Discriminate against a Farmer Because of His Beliefs
What happens when oh-so-politically-correct city officials find out that a farmer who has long sold his produce in the farmers’ market holds views that they dislike? Can they use their power to ban him from the market, even though his …