The People Protesting Speeches in the Name of Stopping Fascism Kind of Sound Like Fascists
Ann Coulter has canceled her speech at UC – Berkeley because of violent threats from protesters — and yet somehow, her invitation is what’s been discussed as an example of fascism.
Yesterday, in a piece for the the Daily …
Choosing to Live in a Tiny House Deemed ‘Poverty Appropriation’
According to an article in the “intersectional” blog The Establishment, people who don’t have to live in tiny houses living in tiny houses is a “troubling” example of “poverty appropriation.”
In an article titled “The Troubling Trendiness of Poverty …
Do Some Feminist Professors Even Know What the Word ‘Rape’ Means?
Last week Inside Higher Ed published an essay from an anonymous feminist professor that truly has to be read to be believed. In it, she describes being triggered into literal hysterics by a male student’s essay (at one point saying …
Scholars Begin to Refute the Micro-aggression Theory Rampant in Academia
All humans have to put up with things other people say that are bothersome, but leave it to American academics to elevate that into a great social problem. About ten years ago, a few scholars began arguing that when members …
Why Is Chicago Holding High-School Graduates Hostage to Government Whims?
Editor’s Note: This piece is reprinted from Acculturated with permission.
During my first job interview after college, my interviewer asked, “What did you learn in college that can best translate to working here?” My answer: “Waitressing.” As a history …
HuffPo Fell for a Hoax Piece Demanding That White Men Lose Voting Rights
The Huffington Post South Africa defended publishing a controversial piece — which argued that white men should lose the right to vote — only for it to turn out to be a hoax written by a troll under a fake …
Harvard Activists Say They’re So Sorry for Posting Fake Deportation Notices
A group of activists at Harvard University have apologized for posting fake deportation notices in dorm rooms, explaining that they were simply trying to get people to think about how bad deportation is.
“We regret to inform you that a …
Op Ed: Hearing Instructors in Sign-Language Classes Is ‘Cultural Appropriation’
The president of the Quad-Cities Deaf Club, which serves northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, penned an op-ed claiming that hearing people teaching American Sign Language classes amounts to a form of “cultural appropriation.”
Dirk Hillard wrote the op-ed in response …
Understanding the Campus Free-Speech Crisis
What’s gone wrong on our college campuses and how can we fix it? This past week, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald, a knowledgeable supporter of America’s criminal justice system and thoughtful critic of the Black Lives Matter …
United 3411 and the Flight from Reason
All too many people govern themselves and others in the following manner: Once they determine that they have rights or authority in any given context, they are relieved from any greater moral responsibility. They can act imperiously. They can be …
Is Everywhere to Be Protested Now?
Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation’s Capitol Hill headquarters was overrun by anti-Trump protesters from the group People’s Action. Heritage made the most of the free publicity by livestreaming the event and having their Daily Signal reporters cover a story …
Oxford University: Avoiding Eye Contact Is Racist
According to Oxford University’s Equality and Diversity Unit, not making eye contact and “not speaking directly” to people are examples of racism.
The Telegraph newspaper reports that Oxford has informed students that these things can be examples of “racial …
So ‘Physically Average Privilege’ Is a Thing Now
According to an article in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, being “physically average” is now another “privileged class.”
In an article titled “3 Unfair Ways Being Perceived as Physically Average Privileges and Protects You,” Rebecca Lays explains that although the social-justice …
Fundraiser for Vets Cancelled over Concerns That ‘Bad(minton) and Boujee’ Title Was Cultural Appropriation
An American University fraternity’s fundraiser for veterans has been canceled over concerns that the name — “Bad(minton) and Boujee” — might be “cultural appropriation.”
The fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, told Campus Reform that it had planned a badminton …
Why Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Failed
L’Affaire Kaepernick is winding down with humiliating defeat facing those athletes, and the jock-sniffing courtiers surrounding them, who publicly disrespected the American flag. About all that is left is for the losers to complain that the winners are hypocrites.
As I have mentioned here before, when I was in second grade, my friends and I invented a gang for ourselves. We had a name, insignia, military-style ranks and command structure — the works. It is the sort of thing …
Copy, Paste, Enter Stanford University
Ziad Ahmed is one lucky young man. Earlier this month, Stanford University invited him to join its Class of 2021. While this alone is a huge and rare honor, what generated headlines was the essay on Ahmed’s application. Asked “What …
Notre Dame Students Feel ‘Unsafe’ about Mike Pence Speaking
Rather than following custom and inviting the new president to speak at commencement, the University of Notre Dame opted to temper potential controversy by inviting the vice president instead, but many are still outraged. Now students are leading a campaign …
Another College Stops Using the Word ‘Master’ Because of Slavery ‘Connotation’
Rice University has decided to stop using the term “master” to describe the heads of its residential colleges over concerns that the word is associated with slavery.
The school will instead use the term “magister,” a classical Latin word meaning “…
Outrage over Dave Chappelle’s Jokes Reveals That Progressives Know Nothing about Comedy
It’s been nearly ten years since audiences were treated to a Dave Chappelle stand-up comedy special. But now, thanks in part to Netflix, Dave is back. Chappelle’s special, The Age of Spin, filmed at the Hollywood Palladium, is an …