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    A federal agency funneled coronavirus relief funds from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan to “anti-racism” and “social activism” programs for children. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced a total of $15,255,733 in coronavirus relief for grants “to institutions across 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support the role of museums and libraries in recovering from the coronavirus pandemic,” according to Fox News. Many of these grants were radical social activism and anti-racism-oriented programs for children and had little-to-nothing to do with coronavirus relief. The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, received $50,000 to build a nine-foot tall bronze statue in Marcus Garvey Park to “address black masculinity, stereotypes and shared diasporic experiences.” The Rochester Museum and Science Center received $49,632 in order to fund a field trip for third-graders that would “utilize the ‘Take It Down’ exhibit, which tells the story of a community-led effort to remove racist artwork from a historic carousel, as a tool for anti-racism education.” Boston, Massachusetts’ Historic New England was awarded $49,750 to hire a curator to “amplify marginalized...
    Reps. Jason Smith (R-MO) and Gary Palmer (R-AL) are leading a charge against Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra after he “spread misinformation to the American people” about the government incentivizing doctors to provide race-based medical care. “We write to express our deep disappointment with your testimony … where you twice denied the existence of a rule to incentivize physician practices to implement so-called ‘anti-racism’ plans,” a letter provided exclusively to Breitbart News states. “Rather than giving us answers about why your department is encouraging these prejudicial practices, you instead spread misinformation to the American people.” The letter comes after Becerra repeatedly testified before Congress that the federal government does not doctors to implement “anti-racism” policies in exchange for more government funding. The incentive structure — which also calls on physicians to define race as a “a political and social construct, not a physiological one” — was, in fact, published in the Federal Register. Becerra continues to deny its existence, however, and testified to Palmer that HHS “does not have a policy as [he] described” and that the premise of the...
    “It’s just very sad and disappointing that the university would organize an event that promotes legitimately racist ideas,” said Dylan B., the president of the University of South Carolina's TPUSA chapter. White accountability groups are not unique to the University of South Carolina. They gained popularity on college campuses during the racial unrest of 2020 after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and other high-profile police killings of black people. Loyola University Maryland recently held two white accountability group meetings on March 4 and April 8 this year, with a third scheduled for May 13. "Many resources have been offered as we all work to dismantle oppression in our own lives and institutions; we would like to offer white and white-passing folks the opportunity to put those resources into action by engaging in deep, meaningful conversations and exercises on anti-racism," a description on the university's Events and Activities page reads. The University of North Texas holds a white accountability group virtual meeting on the second Thursday of every month at 11:30...
    (CNN)Denver has formally apologized to early Chinese immigrants and their descendants for its role in an 1880 riot that destroyed the city's Chinatown.In an ceremony on April 16, Mayor Michael B. Hancock presented an apology letter to families whose ancestors had been targeted by xenophobia and mob violence in Denver more than a century ago. "To heal, we must be willing to face and address themes we have avoided, apologize for wrongs we have committed and follow through with the actions that are true to ongoing positive change," he said at the event.The first Chinese immigrants reportedly arrived in Denver in the late 1860s, relegated to enclaves where they faced poor living conditions, as historian William Wei detailed in his book "Asians in Colorado: A History of Persecution and Perseverance in the Centennial State." Over the next decade, many Chinese opened their own laundry businesses, and the area where they lived and worked became a thriving commercial district.JUST WATCHEDChinese immigrants were targeted in 19th century AmericaReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHChinese immigrants were targeted in 19th century America 01:08As Denver's Chinatown prospered,...
    A Virginia assistant principal who claims she was forced out of her job after using the term 'colored people' during a mandatory 'anti-racism' training filed a lawsuit against the school board for allegedly failing to intervene against staff bullies who called her a 'white racist b**ch.' Emily Mais, who left the Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in September, filed the suit against the Albemarle County School District last Thursday, claiming she faced harassment after a 'slip of the tongue' when she was protesting the training based on Critical Race Theory (CRT).  She claimed the school and district officials ignored her complaints as colleagues allegedly called her a 'two-faced racist b**ch,' and that she was further shamed when she was forced to apologize before leaving the district.  The lawsuit states: 'On information and belief, from beginning to end, the apology meeting was carefully orchestrated by district officials to humiliate, shame, and traumatize Ms. Mais for an accidental slip of the tongue in order to make an example of her and to communicate to other district employees the type of punishment that would occur...
    Podcast host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan blasted his young daughter's former school for pushing an "anti-racist" agenda in the wake of George Floyd's death. "When the whole George Floyd thing happened, one of the schools that my kids were going to back in California released this email, saying that it’s not enough to not be racist, you now must be anti-racist," Rogan said Tuesday on The Joe Rogan Experience. The podcast host said he was confused because his daughter was only 9 years old at the time. "These kids are not even remotely racist. Like, they have all sorts of different kinds of friends," he continued. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE CALLS FOR POLICE ACTION AGAINST JIMMY KIMMEL "They — I've never heard them discuss it once. It's just 'I like this person and she's nice to me and we like to play together and we both like the same things' and let's — so to tell a 9-year-old that you have to be anti-racist, well, then they go looking for racism, they're gonna go...
    "So to tell a 9-year-old that you have to be anti-racist, well, then they go looking for racism, they’re gonna go looking to confront it," Rogan argued. Joe Rogan complains that his son's school pushed "anti-racist" rhetoric after George Floyd's death:\n\n"These kids are not even remotely racist ... To tell a 9-year-old that you have to be anti-racist, well then they'll go looking for racism."pic.twitter.com/nRvClFRobp — The Recount (@The Recount) 1649265667 Rogan went on to add that if schools wanted to teach kids that "racism is stupid," then "I’m all with you." "But if you want to tell my 9-year-old, they have to be anti-racist. What does it mean?" he said. The podcaster, who has recently dealt with his own controversy over past racial comments, also criticized the California educators for being "naive" in the implementation of their progressive ideology. "They weren't that good at teaching in the first place," he claimed. "And now here there are saying they're going to tackle something, not just tackle something as complex as race in America, but you're going to establish rules that...
    William Yu, 46, is healing from the multiple stab wounds he suffered in Chinatown earlier this month at the hands of a random attacker. But the incident has already left scars on the way that he and his family see themselves, said his brother David. Now he cannot stop thinking about the bystander who did not intervene, a man in a hoodie riding a bike who watched his brother struggle with his attacker for nearly half an hour. He wonders if his parents should be taking walks at night. After he drops his wife off at work, is she safe to walk to her building? “Prior to this I didn’t feel the whole Asian hate component. It wasn’t affecting me or anybody I know,” Yu said. “Now it’s like, there is a bit of fear and anxiety. What’s going on?” Yu isn’t alone. A survey released last week by the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs finds that 1 in 4 Asian Americans surveyed in Los Angeles said they have experienced a hate incident since the pandemic began. And a...
    by Eric Lendrum   An activist group dedicated to targeting race-based “woke” policies in major American companies has set its sights on the credit card company American Express, with an ad blitz calling out the company’s recent emphasis on race-based hiring. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the group Color Us United announced on Monday that it would be launching an ad campaign against American Express, spending up to $500,000 on the public relations blitz calling out the company’s “harmful woke policies,” and branding the company as “Un-American Express.” In recent years, American Express has focused more on hiring non-White employees, as well as forcing all current employees to undergo training which claims that “capitalism is racist.” Following the race riots in the summer of 2020, the company launched its own “Anti-Racism Initiative” and hired outside consulting to host training sessions on “White privilege” for its employees. A handful of anonymous American Express employees, including current and former workers, have said that the company’s senior leadership has been regularly discriminating against White employees when considering new hires and promotions....
    BOSTON (AP) — America’s first newspaper dedicated to advocating for the end of slavery is being resurrected and reimagined more than two centuries later as the nation continues to grapple with its legacy of racism. The revived version of The Emancipator is a joint effort by Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and The Boston Globe’s Opinion team that’s expected to launch in the coming months. Deborah Douglas and Amber Payne, co-editors-in-chief of the new online publication, say it will feature written and video opinion pieces, multimedia series, virtual talks and other content by respected scholars and seasoned journalists. The goal, they say, is to “reframe” the national conversation around racial injustice. “I like to say it’s anti-racism, every day, on purpose,” said Douglas, who joined the project after working as a journalism professor at DePauw University in Indiana. “We are targeting anyone who wants to be a part of the solution to creating an anti-racist society because we think that leads us to our true north, which is democracy.” The original Emancipator was founded in 1820 in Jonesborough, Tennessee,...
    A Chinese state affiliated media outlet is calling George Washington University an "asylum for racism" after students put up posters made by a Chinese dissident artist that were critical of China's government. The op-ed, published by the Global Times, which is affiliated with the Chinese government, said "GWU asylum for racism reflects double standard of US society." "On February 3, a series of blatantly discriminatory posters insulting Chinese students appeared on the campus of George Washington University (GWU). The most malicious one depicted a curling player wearing a shirt with the Chinese national flag using the COVID-19 virus instead of a curling stone. Unsurprisingly, such a racist poster totally delegitimizing and demonizing China evoked the Chinese students' rightful protest," the authors wrote. The posters were made by Chinese dissident artist Badiucao and were put up by students across the George Washington University campus. GWU PRESIDENT 'PERSONALLY OFFENDED' BY ART SLAMMING CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD, HAS IT REMOVED FROM CAMPUS The campus of George Washington University. (Fox 5) After the posters were put up, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association...
    By: John P. Wise/KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two days after allegedly apologizing after he was accused of using offensive language, a visiting lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh is now, through his attorney, denying the claims. READ MORE: Attorney General And McKeesport Police Tout Success Of Partnership Cracking Down On Guns And DrugsCiting a student’s claim in a Reddit thread, a University of Pittsburgh article first published Sunday accused Vasili Rukhadze of comparing mask-wearing to “being gassed in Auschwitz.” KDKA reported Tuesday that the university issued a statement saying it was aware of the accusation: “The University is aware of a faculty member using inappropriate and offensive language during a class. The faculty member’s comments stand in direct opposition to our values and the appropriate offices have engaged with both the faculty member and students. As a university, we remain steadfastly committed to creating an inclusive environment that allows everyone to succeed and events like this underscore how important this work continues to be. We encourage the Pitt community to report incidents like these so the university can assess the...
    by Kendall Tietz   The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) redefined racism again on Monday with what it called an “interim definition.” Racism is now defined by the group as occurring “when individuals or institutions show more favorable evaluation or treatment of an individual or group based on race or ethnicity,” according to Professor Robert Livingston of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. Sometime between late July and early August of 2020, the ADL redefined racism as the “marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.” Riots broke out in the summer of 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd, who died as a result of police office Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes while he lay face down in the street. Before the 2020 change, the ADL defined racism as “the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics.” UPDATE: The Anti-Defamation League first changed its definition of racism sometime in...
              by Eric Lendrum   The Biden Administration is planning to offer bonuses to any doctors who “create and implement an anti-racism plan” in their medical facilities, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The directive was issued under new rules from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which aim to update Medicare in order to “reflect changes in medical practice.” As of January 1st, doctors involved in Medicare can increase reimbursement rates by holding “clinic-wide reviews” of their facilities’ “commitment to anti-racism.” HHS notes that, in such surveys, race must be defined as “a political and social construct, not a physiological one.” “It is important,” the new rules read, “to acknowledge systemic racism as a root cause for differences in health outcomes between socially-defined racial groups.” The initiative follows the precedent set by one of Biden’s first moves after assuming office. Shortly after his inauguration in January, Biden signed an executive order outlining a “whole-of-government equity agenda,” which includes, among other things, “equitable delivery of government benefits.” The new race-based incentives will alter Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, the metric...
    The Biden administration is proposing bonus payments to physicians who incorporate “anti-racism” plans into their practices. Among the proposed “Clinical Practice Improvement Activities” for calendar year 2022 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is to “create and implement an anti-racism plan.” Completing a certain number of improvement activities helps physicians qualify for Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Medicare is planning to establish bonus payments for physicians who “create and implement an anti-racism plan” https://t.co/XBZgMXdpOg pic.twitter.com/fUzre6jcKg — Chris Pope (@CPopeHC) December 14, 2021 According to the proposal, clinics should have value statements and policies that are “aligned with a commitment to anti-racism and an understanding of race as a political and social construct, not a physiological one.” It also states that “this activity begins with the premise that it is important to acknowledge systemic racism as a root cause for differences in health outcomes between socially defined racial groups.” The proposal cites President Joe Biden’s executive order on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the federal workforce. (RELATED: POLL: Huge Majority Of Americans Oppose New Omicron Mandates)...
    STREAMER Hasan Piker has been banned on Twitch after he allegedly used the word "cracker" during one of his streams. The ban started on Monday and is the third time the popular streamer has been booted off the streaming platform. 2Hasan Piker has been banned on Twitch for the third time following controversial comments Credit: Twitter Although Twitch has not explicitly stated why they banned the political commentator, many, including Piker, himself, are suggesting it's because of his controversial choice of words. "Yes. It is for exactly what you think it is. Anti-white racism for using the term 'cracker'," Piker, who quickly turned to YouTube and Twitter following the ban, tweeted. The 30-year-old content creator, who also goes by the handle HasanAbi, is no stranger to this particular controversy. In the past, Piker has been in several long-standing public debates over the term, with a number of his viewers claiming that "cracker" is a hateful slur. "Recognize the person who’s calling you a F****ng cracker is literally powerless," Piker has said in response to his...
    "[S]ome individuals and groups have recently attempted to mislabel our organization to serve their own agendas. They have claimed that we believe our donors should apologize for their skin color, that The Salvation Army believes America is an inherently racist society, and that we have abandoned our Christian faith for one ideology or another," the statement explained. "Those claims are simply false, and they distort the very goal of our work," the statement added. Responding to the core of the criticism — the "Let's Talk About Racism" study guide — the Salvation Army claimed it was issued to members as a "voluntary resource." But despite claiming critics of the study guide "have chosen to ignore" attempts by the Salvation Army to provide "accurate information" about the guide, the statement said the Salvation Army has "now withdrawn the guide for appropriate review." The statement, however, did not specify which specific parts of the study guide require clarification, nor did the statement address the "Study Guide on Racism."
    What else? The charity reiterates its viewpoints in another document created by the Salvation Army's International Social Justice Commission, called the "Study Guide on Racism." In that document, the Salvation Army plainly claims that racism is obvious and evident in nearly all facets of western society, and argues, "We must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/institutional racism. They exist, and are still at work to keep White Americans in power." White people are in fact guilty of "unconscious bias" and "unwittingly perpetuate racial division" even when they don't demonstrate overtly racist behavior. "For instance, devout Christians who naively use racial epithets or a well-intentioned Sunday School curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery," the organization writes. In the guide, the Salvation Army makes use of a litany of woke terms to articulate their message, including "anti-racist," "colonizer," "domestic terrorism," "fascism," "institutional racism," "microaggressions," "systemic racism," and "whiteness."Anything else?The organization's support for progressive "anti-racist" teaching has drawn the ire from some of its conservative donors, according to Newsweek. One of those former donors is Christian apologist and radio...
    Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts criticized the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) for its “Anti-Racism and Racial Equity” plan which he called “ideological idoctrination” in a Thursday press release. “From racially motivated hiring practices to harmful trainings, the University’s plan would inject Critical Race Theory (CRT) into every corner of campus,” Ricketts said. “It will pit people against each other by conditioning everyone to see others through the lens of race rather than as individuals with unique strengths.” Ricketts said the UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green called him to let him know about a plan outlining changes to the school’s hiring practices and curriculum, and he said that he “urged Chancellor Green to avoid divisive policies.” Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts criticized the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) for its “Anti-Racism and Racial Equity” plan which he called “ideological indoctrination” in a Thursday press release. “From racially motivated hiring practices to harmful trainings, the University’s plan would inject Critical Race Theory (CRT) into every corner of campus,” Ricketts said. “It will pit people against each other by...
    Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is blasting the University of Nebraska - Lincoln after it released a "Commitment to Action" toward its "Journey for Anti-Racism and Racial Equity." The plan was inspired by Ibram X. Kendi's definition on becoming "actively conscious about race and racism," and addresses, in part, how the university will review hiring practices "in the context of race and ethnicity." Additionally, the plan also aims to provide teachers with more "anti-racist and inclusive teaching seminars" which will be focused on "examining racial bias in the classroom and course materials." Another proposal calls for the creation of "education tools and learning modules for faculty, staff, and students that provide opportunities for critical conversations and skill building related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice." MARYLAND UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS GRAPHIC SEPARATES 'ASIAN' STUDENTS FROM 'STUDENTS OF COLOR' Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - July 9, 2013: Street side view of people at the campus of the University of Nebraska in downtown Lincoln. (iStock) One of the new goals of the plan is for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln to create a...
    Meena Harris, a niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, said parents should teach their children about anti-racism at home and “unlearn their own biases,” in a piece published Monday by The Washington Post. In the piece, Harris argued that parents of color experienced a racial crisis alongside the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Harris also claimed “segregation” within the education system and Republican efforts to prevent Critical Race Theory (CRT) curricula were roadblocks to educating children about the history of racism in America. Harris suggested that all parents step in and educate their children about “anti-racism” and racial injustice. She also suggested children read books such as Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson’s “The 1619 Project: Born on the Water,” which she claims is “historically accurate” and “anti-racist,” despite its accuracy being called into question by historians and commentators for being one-sided and insubstantial. “[Parents] need to tell stories that say what politicians are afraid to, and what so many teachers now can’t: that this country was stolen from Indigenous people, founded by white supremacists, and built on the backs of enslaved people —...
    There's nothing "freedom" about being hauled from your home in one of these. Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, and catch the occasional whiff of seditionist right-wing rhetoric. But I hadn’t really fully understood just how horrifying that combination of right-wing extremism, Facebook, and a killer virus was until I became a regular at the Herman Cain Awards subreddit. This series will document some of those stories, so we are aware of what the other side is doing to our country. Let’s call today’s cautionary tale “Red.” Note that it’s not just the syringe that’s “the experiment.” It’s also the mask.  The irony is that the placebo is a nonfunctioning version of whatever medicine is being tested. So as much as these guys talk about refusing to partake in the experiment, they are, in fact, deeply in it. They are the people proving, every single day,...
    The Undergraduate Council at Harvard University has demanded a faculty review of the school's guidelines on free speech following their meeting on Sunday night. The act, which was one of three proposed after the meeting, urges the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) to update their Free Speech Guidelines, which were created in 1990. The guidelines stated: 'Free speech is uniquely important to the University because we are a community committed to reason and rational discourse. 'Free interchange of ideas is vital for our primary function of discovering and disseminating ideas through research, teaching and learning. Curtailment of free speech undercuts the intellectual freedom that defines our purpose.' The Undergraduate Council (UC) at Harvard University has demanded a faculty review of the school's guidelines on free speech following their meeting on Sunday night. The act, which was one of three proposed after the meeting, proposed that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) update their Free Speech Guidelines (pictured), which were created in 1990 and haven't been updated since 'It also deprives some individuals of the right to express...
    The city of Seattle invited non-white civic employees to a three-hour city-funded 'racial inferiority' seminar that excluded white people, new documents reveal. In contrast, white staffers were taught that they are responsible for racism and should view themselves as 'oppressors.' The revelation of the segregated seminars endorsed by the city comes after a Seattle radio host uncovered the seminars' contents after filing a public disclosure request to Seattle's city hall for the lesson materials.  City staffers 'who identify as people of color' were invited to the three-hour 'Internalized Racial Inferiority' session on September 3, after it was organized by the city-funded Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), revealed KTTH radio host Jason Rantz on Monday.  A similar sister session was offered exclusively to white workers, which taught attendees that they are 'responsible' for racism because of the color of their skin. The lesson was billed as a way to explore 'the process which American conditioning, socialization and history leads People of Color to internalize racialized beliefs, ideas and behaviors about themselves, undergirding the power of White Supremacy' The lesson was billed as a...
    Critics are slamming an essay published in New York Times Magazine this week that took aim at anti-critical race theory laws being signed into law across the country.  In the piece published on Tuesday titled, "The War on History Is a War on Democracy," Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder compared opposition to CRT to Russian "memory laws" that essentially erased blemishes in the nation's past.  "This spring, memory laws arrived in America. Republican state legislators proposed dozens of bills designed to guide and control American understanding of the past. As of this writing, five states (Idaho, Iowa, Tennessee, Texas and Oklahoma) have passed laws that direct and restrict discussions of history in classrooms. The Department of Education of a sixth (Florida) has passed guidelines with the same effect. Another 12 state legislatures are still considering memory laws," Synder wrote.  MSNBC'S JOY REID INVITES CHRISTOPHER RUFO TO DEBATE CRITICAL RACE THEORY, BARELY ALLOWS HIM TO SPEAK He argued, "History is not therapy, and discomfort is part of growing up… Teachers in high schools cannot exclude the possibility that the history...
     James Corden has agreed to change The Late Late Show’s segment Spill Your Guts after a petition claiming it “encourages anti-Asian racism” reached over 45,000 signatures. The segment was first put in the spotlight by TikToker Kim Saira, who condemned it for “calling Asian food disgusting on live TV,” later creating a Change.org petition to address the segment. @kimssairaok but this is actual Asian food & youre going on live tv telling people how gross it is. thats cringe ♬ original sound – Kim Saira In the Tik Tok video, Saira included a Spill Your Guts clip from Jimmy Kimmel’s 2016 appearance on the talk show, in which they mock several foods typical to different Asian cultures, such as balut, century-old eggs, and chicken feet. Corden addressed the petition in a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, saying, “We want to make a show that’s full of joy. We don’t want to make a show that upsets anybody.” “We completely understand. I don’t know when we’re gonna do that bit again, but when we do we absolutely won’t use any of those foods,”...
    More On: racism Black parents’ righteous fury at NYC public school failure Parents seeing through educrats’ lies about critical race theory can ‘fight the power’ and win Elite NYC school showed video that ‘tarred and feathered’ white women: ex-trustee Teen tanning addict accused of ‘blackfishing’ A Connecticut school principal has reportedly been demoted for saying the n-word during an anti-racism workshop. The New Haven Board of Education voted 4-3 late Monday to reassign Laura Roblee from her post at Brennan-Rogers Magnet School while demoting her to an assistant principal in the district for using the N-word during a hypothetical conversation during anti-racism training, the New Haven Independent reported. Roblee, who was placed on paid leave in March, reacted to the workshop moderator’s usage of phrases like “white privilege” and “white people” by using the slur in response, the newspaper reported. “She was apparently talking to some teachers and said, ‘What if I started saying [N-word] this, [N-word] that?” said board member Darnell Goldson, who opposed Roblee’s transfer, claiming her private apology and public demotion is an inadequate response. “I’ve...
    Tom Hanks isn’t woke enough for National Public Radio, whose TV critic faulted Hanks for not going far enough in his recent New York Times op-ed in which the actor urged Hollywood to do more to address the role racism has played in U.S. history. “It is not enough,” critic Eric Deggans wrote in a recent essay. “So I am saying it is time for folks like Hanks to be anti-racist.” The critic also faulted Hanks for repeatedly playing “righteous white men” in movies including Saving Private Ryan and Apollo 13. “In other words, he is a baby boomer star who has built a sizable part of his career on stories about American white men Doing the Right Thing,” the critic wrote. In his essay, NPR critic Eric Deggans implied Hanks is guilty of “amplifying ideas of white American exceptionalism and heroism.” He said the actor must now atone by “helping dismantle and broaden the ideas” that people like him “helped cement in the American mind.” Last week, Tom Hanks penned an op-ed for the Times in which he urged schools to do...
                        Nashville’s Affordable Housing Task Force declared that racial equity, antiracism, and reparations are several goals for affordable housing development. These goals were outlined in Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s affordable housing report, published Wednesday. The task force wrote in the report that these goals would bolster their recommendations, leading to significant progress for the next four years. “Racial inequity permeates Nashville’s past and present – and housing is no exception. While existing Fair Housing policies are intended to protect vulnerable communities, many Black and Brown Nashvillians still face housing discrimination,” read the task force report. “Current status-quo practices and policies continue to perpetuate harm, so we must intentionally work to design and implement solutions that are anti-racist both in outcomes and processes.” [emphasis added] The task force questioned if decision-makers were representative of the communities impacted by the decisions; if Fair Housing best practices were being used and accomplished; if solutions reduce, eliminate, repair, or reconcile barriers and past harms to communities of color; if a solution challenges or reinforces...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  Facebook gave Georgia State University $75,000 to create a narrative film experience about racism. Georgia State University’s School of Public Health received the grant from Facebook Reality Labs — the technology company’s virtual reality arm — to “create a narrative film that will be an immersive and interactive online platform for combating racial injustice.” The initiative is meant to “increase viewers’ empathy and enhance their understanding of racism and structural inequality” through augmented and virtual reality technologies. With the help of Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute, the film will feature ten holographic recordings of “Black and Brown individuals describing their experiences related to racism and racial injustice.” The film will also include “interactive calls to action” such as “share,” “confront someone,” or “start a conversation.” “Empathy is the key to dismantling racism,” said School of Public Health professor Laura Salazar in the press release. “Our goal is to use the power of personal narratives deployed in virtual or augmented reality to create an affecting and widely accessible advocacy...
                      by Mary Margaret Olohan  Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accused Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot of “blatant anti-white racism” Friday for only granting one-on-one interviews to “black and brown” reporters. “Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent,” Gabbard, a fellow Democrat, said. “I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation.” “Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white,” Gabbard, who is Samoan, added. Mayor Lightfoots blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent. I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoots resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white. — Tulsi Gabbard ???? (@TulsiGabbard) May 21, 2021 The Chicago mayor did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. Lightfoot announced earlier this week that she is “prioritizing media requests from POC reporters” as she commemorates “the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of...
    A Maryland school district has been condemned for spending $450,000 in taxpayers' money on a 'claptrap' anti-racism audit.   Montgomery County Public Schools, the largest school district in Maryland, approved the $454,000 'anti-racist system audit' in November 2020.  On Wednesday, Conservative activist group Judicial Watch released nearly 700 pages of records related to the audit and critical race theory classes.     The documents gave a closer look at specific curriculum and lesson plans students were learning about, which included the topics of white privilege and intersectionality.   Students at Thomas Pyle Middle School in Bethesda, are being taught in their social justice classes that Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan is an example of 'covert white supremacy,' as well as the 'denial of White privilege,' 'celebration of Columbus Day,' 'colorblindness' and the idea that 'we're just one human family,' documents showed.  The district hired The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium to conduct the audit, which list it's mission as promoting 'excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice' Students in Thomas Pyle Middle School's social justice classes were taught that 'Make America...
    A school district in Maryland reportedly awarded nearly half-a-million dollars to an equity consultancy so it could perform an anti-racism audit. The figure came as part of a trove of public records released on Wednesday by the conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch. One document showed that the school board approved the $454,000 award during a meeting on Nov. 17. According to this document, the audit would cover "Workforce Diversity, Work Conditions, K–12 Curriculum Review, Equity Achievement Framework Progress, Community Relations and Engagement, and Evaluation of School Cultures." It reads: "The Anti-racist System Audit will provide an opportunity to examine the district’s systems, practices, and policies that do not create access, opportunities, and equitable outcomes for every student’s academic and social emotional well-being." VIRGINIA COUNTY SPENDS NEARLY $500G ON RACE PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS It added that "the audit will provide the opportunity to examine not only the student experience; it presents the occasion to analyze policies and practices that impact staff, as well." The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MCPS) was awarded the money for FY2021. On its website, the group describes its mission...
    Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accused Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot of “blatant anti-white racism” Friday for only granting one-on-one interviews to “black and brown” reporters. “Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent,” Gabbard, a fellow Democrat, said before calling for Lightfoot’s resignation. “I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation.” (RELATED: Latino Reporter Refuses To Interview Lori Lightfoot After She Decided To Only Give Interviews To Black, Brown Journalists) “Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white,” Gabbard, who is Samoan, added. Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent. I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white. — Tulsi Gabbard ???? (@TulsiGabbard) May 21, 2021 The Chicago mayor did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. Lightfoot announced earlier this week that she is “prioritizing media requests from POC reporters” as she commemorates “the occasion...
    Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is donating $120,000 to fund a program geared towards teaching New Orleans cops not to be racist. On Monday, the Saints star announced that the funds would go towards expanding an anti-racist training program that will help “80 cops confront and overcome biases over the next two years.” According to NOLA.com: Jordan decided to donate $120,000 to the effort after watching racial justice demonstrations rage last year in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop who has since been convicted of murder. The expansion will allow the nonprofit Crescent City Corps to offer 80 hours of instruction to participating officers on topics such as racial equity, responding to the effects of trauma, and leadership development, officials said at a news conference. The group will teach four classes, with approximately 20 officers each, over the course of two years. Jordan says that he wants to show his children that he did something about issues of social justice. “I wanted to do something that makes them proud,” Jordan said. “This is not...
    Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan donated $120,000 to help fund an anti-racism training program for New Orleans police officers. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jordan, who is a six-time Pro Bowler, made the announcement on Monday with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and he talked about the positive impact that he believes he is making on the community. "In my football playing career, I think about the saying about being 1% better every day," Jordan said during a news conference. "One percent better every day in some facet can always lead to a positive impact, a positive change." NFL RENEWS 9 SOCIAL JUSTICE GRANTS TOTALING $2.5 MILLION The training for the program will be conducted by Crescent City Corps, which describes itself as a "New Orleans-based non-profit that equips new police officers with leadership development and community engagement training so that they can work alongside citizens to build a more just, safe, and inclusive city." In 2019, the Crescent City Corps started a beginners program with 10 New Orleans police officers. But now with Jordan’s help, they...
    More On: paris French policewoman fatally stabbed near Paris Can’t eat out? In locked down Paris, a chef can come to you Eiffel horror! Photos show unrecognizable Paris overflowing with garbage France investigates secret restaurants for Paris elite PARIS — A French activist for Black rights went on trial in Paris on Monday for defacing a statue of a historical figure from France’s colonial, slave-trading past, calling the protest a political act to denounce deep-seated racism. Franco Lollia said that rather than vandalize the statue, he improved it by spraying “state Negrophobia” in red paint on its pedestal. The statue outside parliament honors Jean-Baptiste Colbert, a 17th-century royal minister who helped author rules governing slaves in France’s overseas colonies. Among other cruelties, Colbert’s notorious “Black Code” allowed for slaves to be branded, have their ears cut off and be executed for escape attempts. Lollia told the court that, in his view, Colbert committed crimes against humanity. He said celebrating Colbert with a statue outside the National Assembly shows that the French state “is viscerally Negrophobic even today” and that the statue’s...
    More On: disney Hilary Duff on why adult ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival was axed Smithsonian will display ‘Star Wars’ X-wing alongside real aircrafts TikTok star claims Disney World issued him a ‘lifetime ban’ Disney hypes real-life lightsaber in time for #RevengeOfTheFifth It’s a woke world after all. Disney is forcing critical race theory on employees in a new plan called “Reimagine Tomorrow,” urging workers to recognize their “white privilege,” in a battery of training modules on topics such as “systemic racism” and “white fragility,” according to internal documents obtained by City-Journal’s Christopher Rufo. Staffers are told to reject “equality” for “equity” and must “reflect” on America’s “racist infrastructure” and “think carefully about whether or not [their] wealth” is derived from racism, according to the documents. In one anti-racism training course, called “Allyship for Race Consciousness,” workers are taught that the US has a “long history of systemic racism and transphobia” and told they must “take ownership of educating yourself about structural anti-black racism. Staffers should “not rely on your black colleagues to educate you,” which is “emotionally...
    Newly revealed Disney's training documents show the company asked their white staff to 'decolonize their bookshelves,' participate in repreparations and complete a 'privilege checklist' as part of their anti-racism training. The media conglomerate has been slammed as becoming the 'Wokest Place on Earth' after the training module showed them adopting 'critical race theory' as part of their employee training.  Journalist Chris Rufo who first obtained the documents, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight where he called Disney out for promoting 'division and self-hatred'. 'I think it should be very clear that (Disney) makes its money on middle Americans who go to their theme parks and buys their content, and those people should know that this corporation, it hates you, it hates your culture, and it hates the color of your skin, and I think Americans should reject this kind of politics and reject the companies that are pushing it.' Journalist Chris Rufo who first obtained the documents, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight where he called Disney out for promoting 'division and self-hatred' Carlson compared the demand to 'decolonize your bookshelf' as akin...
    Joe Biden's Education Secretary should abandon plans to provide grants to teach critical race theory and a controversial book on slavery, two Republican representatives have argued, claiming that it would usher in a 'dangerous' curriculum. Miguel Cardona is contemplating issuing grants, which would see taxpayer funds being spent on teaching both The 1619 Project, originally from The New York Times, and Ibram Kendi's book, How to Be an Anti-Racist. Both works would be incorporated into K-12 school curriculums. Miguel Cardona, the Education Secretary, is considering grants to teach 'anti-racism' Cardona, seen April 22 at a school in White Plains, New York, received a letter about his plans The 1619 Project was launched by the New York Times in 2019 to mark the 400th anniversary of African slaves' arrival in what later became the US. The venture examines how slavery shaped and continues to permeate all aspects of American society by expanding on early accounts that are largely left out of the historical narrative taught in most schools The 1619 Project was launched by The Times in 2019...
    The math teacher who spoke out against a New York City's anti-racism curriculum has been 'relieved of his teaching duties', the school confirmed Monday.  Grace Church School teacher Paul Rossi went public with his complaints that the prep school was indoctrinating students last week.  Topher Nichols, the school spokesman, told DailyMail.com Monday: 'I can confirm that Paul was relieved of his teaching duties.  'He has been invited to spend the remainder of his contract with the school contributing to a new task force that will review best practices nationwide around belonging.'   Rossi said he decided to come forward because he could no longer stay silent while 'witnessing the harmful impact' that anti-racism instruction has on children. He is now claiming headteacher, George P. Davison, privately agreed the school is 'demonizing white people for being born'. That accusation came Monday in response to a letter by Davison said to have been shared with staff Sunday.  That note from Davison is said to have read: 'You should know that Paul has declined his contract so will not be returning in the fall. 'The wellbeing...
    The mayor of Los Angeles commissioned a taxpayer-funded 166-page report written by scores of activists devoted to ‘civic memory’ who recommended that the city commemorate the 1992 race riots sparked by the beating of Rodney King. The report by the Civic Memory Working Group is also calling for the ‘recontextualizing’ or ‘removal’ of statues and memorials that are considered ‘outdated or fraught’ as well as naming an official ‘city historian’ to oversee its landmarks.  Among the recommendations is the establishment of a memorial to the victims of the 1871 massacre of Chinese immigrants and a garden to remember the essential workers who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also movement to re-educate the public on landmarks and sites in and around Los Angeles whose histories are considered racially problematic, including Dodger Stadium, Huntington Library, the Santa Monica Freeway, and Griffith Park.  The panel of experts that was impaneled by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office is also recommending the creation of an ‘Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Policy.’ Activists topple and deface with red paint the statue of Father...
    For many Cambodians, racial discrimination was an unanticipated part of their experience as new Americans. Vesna Nuon arrived in the U.S. in 1982 after surviving the brutal Khmer Rouge reign under Pol Pot that killed 1.7 million people, or about a quarter of Cambodia’s population, between 1975 and 1979. He recalls some Americans, including students at his Boston high school, were less than welcoming. “I was not only verbally harassed to go back to my country, but also during lunch breaks they spat in my food. I told cafeteria staff who were monitoring the area, but they turned a blind eye and deaf ear to me,” he told VOA Cambodian. At the time, many Americans grouped Cambodians “with Vietnamese, and because they had lost relatives in the Vietnamese war, they threw their anger at us,” said Vesna Nuon, 54, now a city council member in Lowell, Massachusetts. The former mill town is now home to the second-largest Cambodian community in the U.S. after Long Beach, California. FILE - Nou Moeur, a Cambodian refugee, carries his daughter on his shoulders as his wife,...
    TORRANCE (CBSLA) — A vigil was held on Friday to promote solidarity in the Asian American Pacific Islander community following an increase in violent crimes against AAPI individuals. Several healthcare workers were among the attendees. Organizer Lucky Longoria read a poem during a vigil to promote solidarity at Providence Little Company of Mary, where she works as a pediatric nurse. “Racism is a healthcare issue. And I think in the last year, it’s become a crisis,” Longoria said. That crisis according to the group Stop AAPI Hate has been nearly 3,800 reports of incidents involving hate against Americans of Asian descent in the past year, including in the Bay Area, LA’s Koreatown, the Atlanta spa shootings and last month’s attack on an elderly woman in New York City. Staff members at the Torrance hospital brought their family in allyship. “I’ve taken this past year to home school my kids and our major focus has been on racism, anti-racism,” said NICU nurse Trisha Loftis. Ludy Chang, a nurse who brought her sister to the event, says the AAPI community has been...
    The Conversation White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US As fears of anti-Asian violence grow, police seek to be more visible to deter attacks. AP Photo/Kathy WillensAmid the disturbing rise in attacks on Asian Americans since March 2020 is a troubling category of these assaults: Black people are also attacking Asian Americans. White people are the main perpetrators of anti-Asian racism. But in February 2021, a Black person pushed an elderly Asian man to the ground in San Francisco; the man later died from his injuries. In another video, from New York City on March 29, 2021, a Black person pushes and beats an Asian American woman on the sidewalk in front of a doorway while onlookers observe the attack, then close their door on the woman without intervening or providing aid. As the current president of the Association for Asian American Studies and as an ethnic studies and critical race studies professor who specializes in Asian American culture, I wanted to address the climate of anti-Asian racism I was seeing at the start of...
    Mike Huckabee is getting roundly ripped for a tweet Saturday saying he has “decided to ‘identify’ as Chinese.” As Major League Baseball announced their decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia in response to the state’s new voting restrictions, conservatives are raging against the MLB and other corporations that are moving business out of the state. As such, Huckabee decided to get in on the outrage by tweeting… this: I’ve decided to ‘identify’ as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my ‘values’ and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to MLB games. Ain’t America great? I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games. Ain’t America great? — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 3, 2021 Beyond the mockery of transgender people, Huckabee’s tweet comes as the country is seeing a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Here’s how he responded to one tweet calling him out: Hi @BethMooreLPM I...
    Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are jumping into the “anti-racist” movement with a $500,000 programming effort. The funding comes from the left-wing Ford Foundation, which touts on its website its history of fighting for social justice and that the organization is led by a “diverse” board of directors. Parents Magazine reported on the announcement from the scouting organization: According to a press release on the website, the funds will go to supporting GSUSA’s commitment to “dismantle systemic racism within the organization and create impactful change in the communities Girl Scouts serves.”Specifically, GSUSA says they’ll be hiring expert consultants to conduct a thorough audit of its programs, policies, and practices and evaluate the Girl Scout experiences of members and non-members nationwide.The goal: to make “important progress toward fostering a welcoming space for all members.”Interim CEO Judith Batty, who is the first Black CEO of Girl Scouts, told Mashable, “I think we need to understand, as a movement ourselves, where our issues are. They’re not all the same across the country, of course, but what we want to deal with is...
                      by Benjamin Zeisloft  The University of Minnesota is mobilizing a $5 million donation to launch an antiracist health center. According to a February 24 announcement from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, the “Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity” is dedicated to “addressing and uprooting structural racism’s impact on health and healthcare.” The center will “develop education and training on structural racism and health inequities,” “foster authentic community engagement to address the root causes of racial health inequities and drive action,” “change the narrative about race and racism to one that does not hold up whiteness as the ideal standard for human beings,” and “serve as a trusted resource on issues related to racism and health equity.” The center also intends to become a leader in “antiracist health research.” Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is financing the initiative through a $5 million gift — the largest ever received by the School of Public Health, as noted by the announcement. “In order to transform our state, inspire...
    Newly released documents show that an Illinois school district agreed to pay an anti-racism speaker $10,500 for an hour-long event for faculty and staff earlier this year. A whistleblower reportedly informed the Federalist that diversity coach Dena Simmons told attendees at the Feb. 26 event that Americans were "spiritually murdering" students and that "our education is based on a foundation of whitness." Materials obtained by the outlet showed a slide describing "Make America Great Again," "denial of white privilege," and "colorblindness" as covert forms of White supremacy. On Monday, The Federalist published the results of an open records request, which revealed the $10,500 price tag. That was on the lower end of Simmons' advertised range of $10,000-$20,000, but translated into a rate of $175 per minute. Simmons is the founder of a group known as "LiberatED," which describes itself as "[a] social and emotional learning approach to racial justice and healing. A movement. A collective. A path towards liberation." BIDEN EDUCATION NOMINEE TOUTED DIVERSITY SPEAKER WHO CLAIMED SCHOOLS 'SPIRIT MURDER' BLACK CHILDREN News of Simmons' fee came amid a broader controversy over how public institutions – schools,...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  Hundreds of Asian Americans and their supporters gathered Saturday in San Francisco’s Chinatown, part of a string of rallies across the country in response to this week’s shooting rampage in the Atlanta area, which claimed eight lives, including six people of Asian descent. The San Francisco event was large, colorful, almost festive — but marked by testimonials of anguish and recollections of racist encounters. It came as the nation has seen a surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the pandemic began. The coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China. Those gathered Saturday held signs with such messages as “We are NOT a Virus,” “We are Humans” and “Stop the Violence.” Some sang songs to console each other, while others gathered on the square painted butterflies and assembled kites, symbols of peace. Speakers addressed the crowd in English and Cantonese, calling for unity, solidarity and respect for the victims. “How many more of our people’s blood, black eyes, swollen faces, broken bones, must happen before we will be visible?” said 13-year-old Ashlyn So. “Before we...
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