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Category: Cultural Marxism/Critical Race Theory

Aug 15 2022

Minneapolis Teachers to Be Laid Off Based on Race

Moonbats bark incessantly about systemic racism. To see how it works in the real world, consider a new agreement reached between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Minneapolis Public Schools:

The agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the “next least” seniority.

To “excess” is to lay off. If a black teacher would normally be laid off, the white teacher with the next least seniority gets laid off instead. Because white people are racist and bad.

The agreement also prioritizes the reinstatement of teachers from “underrepresented populations” over white teachers.

Systemic racism is real. It works in favor of the privileged identity groups the liberal establishment tells us are “oppressed.”

As noted by Hans Bader,

This violates a well-known Supreme Court decision overturning the race-based layoff of a white teacher, and contradicts a well-known federal appeals court decision, which ruled that race-based layoffs of white teachers violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. …

Since the teachers union supported the adoption of this discriminatory provision, it may also be liable for discrimination along with the school district. Unions are subject to liability for racial discrimination under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. 1981, see, e.g., Woods v. Graphic Communications (1991), and the Supreme Court has ruled that people who conspire with the government to discriminate can sometimes be sued along with it under the Constitution, see Adickes v. S.H. Kress & Co. (1971).

The race-based layoff provision also violates the law against racial discrimination in contracts, 42 U.S.C. 1981, for essentially the same reasons it violates the Constitution.

Such inconvenient laws and rulings demonstrate why it is so important to progressives to do whatever it takes to put unprincipled apparatchiks like Merrick Garland in charge of the courts — even if it means castrating the Supreme Court with the TERM Act.

On tips from R F and Blackjack.

Aug 13 2022

Here Comes Harriet Tubman Day

Eradicating America requires deleting its heroes and holidays. Abolishing them all at once might engender resistance, so they are gradually phased out in favor of new heroes and holidays, which serve to remind us not of America’s greatness but of America’s guilt, because the surest way to destroy a nation is to turn it against itself.

This is why Democrats and their Republican doormats designated “Juneteenth” as a federal holiday, despite no one having heard of it before the Black Lives Matter riots. The point was to set up a rival holiday near the 4th of July, so as to replace it.

Even government workers have to show up for work sometimes. It goes without saying that as woke holidays are invented, traditional holidays will be erased to make room for them on the calendar.

Harriet Tubman, an anti-slavery activist, is already slated to replace the great Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. But moonbats want to get more mileage out of her. They make the case for Harriet Tubman Day:

The bookstore named after Harriet Tubman misspells her name. No matter; Harriet Tubman Day is sure to become a federal holiday, just as soon as our woke uniparty decides whether it should be positioned to replace Thanksgiving or Easter.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 12 2022

University of Utah Doctoral Program Is Blacks Only

Systemic racism against put-upon blacks has reached such an extreme that a doctoral program at the University of Utah allows no one else to take part:

The program, “provides a scholarly community and educational services for African American doctoral students,” according to the university. The program also provides scholarships to “full-time African American” students who “demonstrate a commitment to understanding Black life, history, and culture in the United States.”

The point of the program is to train clergy in the official religion of our moonbat ruling class, Critical Race Theory.

The school further stated that the initiative “creates a multidisciplinary, critical mass of African American scholars dedicated to the eradication of institutional and systemic racism and oppression by addressing the inequities endured by African American people.”

Among the inequities they are forced to endure are programs established exclusively for their use.

In the unlikely event that a university ever creates a program only for whites, the shrieks of outrage will be audible from outer space.

The liberal agenda calls for disfavoring, marginalizing, excluding, and eventually eradicating Caucasians. Academia promotes this agenda even more aggressively than the federal government.

A [Department of Education] spokesperson confirmed that “there is an open investigation into the University of Utah under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.”

The investigation is likely to peter out after people stop paying attention. Then our tax money can go back to training the CRT clergy.

On a tip from R F.

Aug 06 2022

Why White People Cannot Be Nonbinary

Normally, you have to go into decades of debt earning an advanced degree in the liberal arts to attain access to the arcane knowledge generated by the High Priests and Priestesses of Political Correctness. But thanks to Libs of TikTok, we little people can catch glimpses into the realm of our intellectual overlords. In the video below, we learn than white people cannot achieve exalted nonbinary status, because they are the hateful lower race that invented the gender binary in the first place. As we have already learned from the professoriate, there was no difference between men and women before white Christian colonizers viciously imposed it on a world of Edenic polysexual bliss.

Looks like the word “white” is now regarded as unspeakable.

Now that she has plumbed the depths of intersectionality, she might want to return to the first grade and learn how to conjugate verbs.

No longer incarcerating the unreachably insane the way we did in more sensible times has made the streets dangerous and universities more dangerous still.

On a tip from Jester.

Aug 04 2022

While ChiComs Fire Missiles, USAF Hosts Drag Show

Meanwhile, as we teeter on the verge of WWIII, with the ChiComs firing ballistic missiles into Taiwanese waters in response to a visit by Nancy Pelosi, American Military News describes how our military prepares for total war with a superpower:

The US military’s Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) hosted a drag show on Saturday during its first-ever kid-friendly “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summer Festival.”

Under Democrat rule, the Pentagon has embraced the LGBT agenda. This heavily emphasizes the corruption of children. And so,

Organizers encouraged children to attend the festival, advertising that there would be “bouncy houses and face painting for the children.”

Colonel Gregory Beaulieu authorized the use of taxpayer-financed military resources for the event, which featured drag queen Joshua Kelly, a.k.a. Harpy Daniels.

The military’s LGBT push, which includes mandating the use of biologically incorrect pronouns, is part of the broader Cultural Marxist campaign to bring down America. As Daily Wire reports,

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives have gained ground in the military in recent years, a development that critics say is gutting the unity, meritocracy, and mission readiness of the U.S. military. …

The U.S. Air Force created an Office of Diversity and Inclusion in January last year.

Democrats exploit the fact that members of the military have to do as they are told without complaint. But in the age of cancelation, even civilians hesitate to speak out against the imposition of wokeness.

[T]he festival was advertised to all who work at JBLE, civilian and military, through a mass email. A person who works at JBLE and received an invite to the festival was furious over the military-sponsored drag show for an event advertised for families.

“It’s burlesque, it’s hyper-sexualized, it’s not something appropriate for children,” said the person, who requested to not be named over potential retaliation from base officials.

Must be a civilian. Someone in the service would risk court martial with that sort of thoughtcrime.

The ChiComs are watching what liberal social engineers have done to the US military and will act accordingly. Good-bye, Taiwan. It’s been nice having you in the free world.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Blackjack.

Aug 02 2022

Allegiance Oath From Openly Disloyal Moonbat

A cultural Marxist has no higher loyalty than to moonbattery. Consequently, an oath of allegiance from someone like Lidia Thorpe to the Queen of England is not worth much:

Aboriginal Australian Senator Lidia Thorpe branded Britain’s Elizabeth II a “colonizing” queen on Monday, as the recently elected lawmaker reluctantly swore allegiance while taking the oath of office.

She represents the Australian Greens, the country’s third-largest party by vote.

Thorpe raised her right fist in a Black Power salute as she begrudgingly swore to serve the 96-year-old monarch, who is still Australia’s head of state.

“I sovereign, Lidia Thorpe, do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faithful and I bear true allegiance to the colonizing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” she said before being rebuked by a Senate official.

To “colonize” is the worst sin imaginable in the moonbat religion. It means to spread or merely represent Western Civilization, which the woke regard as a cancer.

After reciting the pledge as required, Thorpe declared on Twitter: “Sovereignty never ceded.”

Australians trust this woman to hold power over them.

Thorpe looks like she has more Australian blood than Aborigine. But even a drop of the latter would make her more legitimate than artificial Indian Elizabeth Warren.

On a tip from Steve T.

Jul 26 2022

Deputy National Cyber Director Is Racist Kook

The greatest threat to American security is that its defense is in the hands of people like Camille Stewart, who appears far less interested in security than in the cultural Marxist ideology that likely put her in her position through Affirmative Action.

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Stewart, a former Google strategist whom Biden reportedly tapped for White House deputy national cyber director, has argued that “our #NatSec apparatus must be a part of dismantling systemic racism,” and “pursuing anti-racist and anti-hate policy outcomes” should be a chief national security focus for the administration.

Given that the official religion of the Biden Regime is critical race theory, by “anti-racist” she means “racist,” and by “anti-hate” she means “anti-white.”

Like most Democrat apparatchiks — especially those who took part in the Obama Administration — Stewart detests America:

Stewart, who served as policy adviser for the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security, has criticized the United States as an intrinsically racist society in her writing and on social media.

She barks that imaginary racism against obsequiously favored blacks like herself is part of “every institution not just the criminal justice system.”

By now, the message is familiar. Black lives matter, so let’s empty the prisons onto the streets and drive the homicide rate in black neighborhoods into the stratosphere. But what about cybersecurity?

“[Solutions] to cybersecurity challenges will never reach their full potential until systemic racism is addressed and diverse voices are reflected among our ranks at all levels,” Stewart wrote in a 2020 column for the Council on Foreign Relations titled “Systemic Racism Is a National Security Threat.”

Meanwhile…

Since at least 2017, federal officials have investigated Chinese land purchases near critical infrastructure, shut down a high-profile regional consulate believed by the US government to be a hotbed of Chinese spies and stonewalled what they saw as clear efforts to plant listening devices near sensitive military and government facilities.

Among the most alarming things the FBI uncovered pertains to Chinese-made Huawei equipment atop cell towers near US military bases in the rural Midwest.

According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, the FBI determined the equipment was capable of capturing and disrupting highly restricted Defence Department communications, including those used by US Strategic Command, which oversees the country’s nuclear weapons.

That way, when they nuke us, we can’t nuke them back.

Odds that Stewart knows about this are slim. It isn’t relative to her area of expertise, critical race theory.

Half the population deserves the hard fall that Democrats are making inevitable. The rest of us don’t.

The ChiComs must love her.

On a tip from Steve T.

Jul 07 2022

Moonbat Café Destroyed by Moonbats

One problem with businesses alienating normal customers by playing the woke game is that no matter how woke you are, you could never be woke enough to placate your fellow wokesters. In the end, politically correct businesses end up alienating everyone, sane people and moonbats alike. This applies not only to virtue-signaling megacorporations but to small businesses like Mina’s World:

Mina’s World, a cafe in Philadelphia that prided itself in being “Queer-owned,” has officially closed its doors after a woke employee revolt. The cafe was owned by Kate Egghart and Sonam Parikh, two queer activists who started Mina’s in an effort to create an inclusive coffee shop. However, their employees have claimed Egghart and Parikh are anti-black and “gentrifiers.”

To “gentrify” is to do something that improves a slum. An example would be opening a business that provides employment.

Mina’s World was located just around the corner from Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia and employed mostly minority workers.

Parikh had barked that “white ownership neglected to protect their Black and trans employees. I knew there needed to be a space where you could have an amazingly made cup of coffee that’s not whitewashed.”

Take heart, “Kate” and Sonam. Even if your business failed and you made fools of yourselves, at least you boldly stood up to whiteness.

Their own workers denounced them for “anti-blackness” and demanded that the business be redistributed to them, out-commying their commie employers, who responded to the bullying as we have come to expect — with a pointless groveling apology that sealed their doom:

Libs of TikTok puts it well:

Egghart and Parikh’s surrender to the outrage shows a point proven again and again— no matter how many times you bend the knee to the mob, you will never be able to adhere to their insatiable standards for progressive enlightenment. No matter how much of an “ally” you are, you will never be safe from becoming just another trophy head on the wall of wokeism.

This is among the reasons that giving in to moonbats is not an option. They leave you no choice but to fight them tooth and nail.

On tips from Eddie_Valiant and Franco.

Jul 06 2022

Urgency Denounced as White Supremacy Value

Like most bureaucracies and corporations, the Oregon Health Authority has an office of equity and inclusion, tasked with imposing the establishment ideology. This now includes suppressing urgency, which has been revealed as a “white supremacy value”:

Regional Health Equity Coalition Program Manager Danielle Droppers informed the community that a scheduled conversation between OHA officials and relevant members of the public would not take place as planned.

“Thank you for your interest in attending the community conversation between Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs) and Community Advisory Councils (CACs) to discuss the Community Investment Collaboratives (CICs),” wrote Droppers. “We recognize that urgency is a white supremacy value that can get in the way of more intentional and thoughtful work, and we want to attend to this dynamic. Therefore, we will reach out at a later date to reschedule.”

Only white people get stuff done right away, while everyone else lays around in the sun being oppressed. Or at least, that is the correct opinion to hold according to the condescending Experts on antiracism. Other traits they regard as white supremacist include perfectionism.

Droppers could more accurately have said that urgency is a nonbureaucratic value. The sluggish laziness that characterizes overpaid bureauweenies may be their only redeeming value, as it limits how much damage they inflict.

On a tip from Steve T.

Jul 02 2022

$4 Million to Be Forgiven for Friends Cast Being White

About Catholics defines an indulgence as “remission (removal) of temporal punishment for sin in response to certain prayers or spiritual works.” The corrupt buying and selling of indulgences helped launch the Reformation back in the 16th century. Yet the practice continues to this day, having been revived by our state religion, Critical Race Theory. Marta Kauffman is paying $4 million to remit punishment for the sin of creating a sitcom about white people:

Kauffman has pledged $4 million to African and African American studies as she apologised for the lack of diversity on ‘Friends’.

The 65-year-old, who created the sitcom with David Crane, 64, gave the donation to her alma mater, the Boston area’s Brandeis University, to create an endowed professorship.

Her Marta F Kauffman ’78 Professorship in African and African American Studies will support a distinguished scholar with a concentration in the study of the peoples and cultures of Africa.

That is, her indulgence payment will fund racist demagogues along the lines of Ibram X. Kendi of nearby Boston University.

Kauffman said she felt “embarrassed” ‘Friends’ featured a predominantly white cast.

Crawling in self-abasement before the vengeful gods of CRT, Kauffman bleats,

“Admitting and accepting guilt is not easy. It’s painful looking at yourself in the mirror.”

Her fellow moonbats will not forgive her. They never do. Forgiveness has no place in their religion.

On tips from Franco and Chris Neilson.

Jun 17 2022

Democrats Conspire to Recreate 2008 Housing Meltdown

You think the economy is bad now? You’re right, it is. The stock market is down 20% so far this year, and our savings are evaporating as Biden doubles down on the very policies that caused runaway inflation. But it will get far worse. At least for now our homes still have value.

Remember the financial crash of 2008, largely caused by Democrats forcing banks to give mortgages based on race instead of ability to repay the loan? Once might be explained by a combination of recklessness and extreme stupidity. But now they are doing it again. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be back in the news:

Last week the government-sponsored enterprises [GSEs] released plans to promote housing “equity” that are chock-full of race-based subsidies.

Fannie and Freddie have been under federal conservatorship since Treasury rescued them during the housing meltdown with a $190 billion taxpayer bailout.

If only they had been allowed to die. Now leftists are again weaponizing these GSEs to punish white privilege on behalf of racial justice.

In September the Biden [Federal Housing Finance Agency] announced it would require Fannie and Freddie to “prepare and implement three-year Equitable Housing Finance Plans that describe each Enterprise’s planned efforts to advance equity in housing finance.” Translation: They must find ways to boost minority homeownership no matter the risk for taxpayers.

It doesn’t matter to Democrats whether you can afford a house, so long as you have the right skin color. Anyone who objects will be denounced as a racist.

Central to Fannie’s plan are “Special Purpose Credit Programs” that increase access to credit and encourage “sustainable homeownership for Black consumers.”

Remember the houses purchased by those who could not afford them with little or no down payment, leading to the crash?

One program would assist black borrowers with down payments. Most home-buyers are required to put down at least 20% of the cost of a new home to reduce the risks of default. Fannie’s plan would effectively require taxpayers to subsidize down payments for black borrowers. …

Another new program would reduce “loan level price adjustments” for black home buyers.

There are laws against racial discrimination. But under liberal rule, these laws are not enforced if the victims are white.

Still another program would “support the reduction of borrower closing costs for Black homebuyers”—for instance, via appraisal reimbursements. Taxpayers would help finance this “support.” Fannie also wants to help black homeowners avoid foreclosure by helping them “deal with unexpected expenses and repairs, or temporary disruptions to income.”

No job? No worries. So long as you are black.

This has the benefit of stoking racial resentment, which the media can milk for evidence that white people are racist, thereby propping up Democrats’ false and malicious ideology.

The profligate unfunded spending that caused inflation to spiral out of control remains in overdrive:

The GSE equity plans would let the Administration spend billions of taxpayer dollars on housing without Congress appropriating a cent.

The 2008 meltdown is too fresh in memory for this to be an accident. Democrats are deliberately creating another housing crisis. The last one swept Barack Obama into power and served as a pretext for the insanely intrusive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, moving us a great leap closer to a Soviet-style centralized economy.

Who knows what tyranny Biden et al. will be able to wring out of the next collapse? The more severe they can make it, the more of our wealth and freedom will go up in a puff of political correctness.

On a tip from Varla.

Jun 10 2022

Discord in Woke Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

What happens when white male heterosexuals have been marginalized out of the picture? The Cultural Marxist coalition of the allegedly oppressed turns on itself. The Evangelical Lutheran Church provides an example:

An openly transgender cleric from San Francisco, who made history last year with an appointment as a bishop by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has resigned amid allegations of racism after firing the pastor of a predominantly Latino congregation.

The Rev. Megan Rohrer, who uses the pronoun “they,” led one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.

Going by a girl’s name suggests that Rohrer is a guy. But then, wearing a bowtie is something a female transsexual would do. Rohrer has done such a thorough job of defacing God’s handiwork that I don’t know which pronouns to use. I’m not going to use “they,” because Rohrer is only one person, even if the demons infesting his/her soul may be legion.

Weirdos like Rohrer aren’t the only ones empowered by being supposedly oppressed. After he/she fired Puerto Rican pastor Rev. Nelson Rabell-Gonzalez for alleged “verbal harassment and retaliatory actions,” his mainly Mexican congregation shrieked racism.

The church responded by appointing a “listening panel.” Presiding bishop Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton announced in a report that…

…she intends to act on and explore several of the listening team’s recommendations particularly the need for anti-racism and cultural sensitivity training.

Not good enough. Nothing is ever good enough for a mob that has gotten a taste of the power that comes with being oppressed. The church’s Latino Ministries Association denounced Eaton’s groveling statement as “weak and compassionless.”

They also said her message ignored the suffering of an entire community and gave “a white aggressor the opportunity to decide their own fate – a decision deeply rooted in white supremacy and systemic racism.”

The terms “white supremacy” and “systemic racism” are meaningless yet powerful. Black supremacists have used them to inflict enough damage on local police to create a crime wave.

Rohrer will now have the opportunity to mount a defense as part of a disciplinary process – an opportunity Rabell-Gonzalez says he has been denied. He also said he did not refuse the synod’s mandate to see a therapist. When Rohrer became bishop, Rabell-Gonzalez said he expected to get an ally.

“I got an oppressor instead,” he said.

It is good to hear that even transsexuals can be oppressors. That means there are limits to their power over the rest of us.

On a tip from Bluto.

May 16 2022

Professor Mark Dice on Critical Race Theory

It isn’t necessary to take out tens of $thousands in loans and then hope Democrats force other people to pay them off. You can get an education from experts just by watching city council meetings. Here Professor Mark Dice lectures on the implementation of Critical Race Theory:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

May 09 2022

ABA Advises Dropping LSAT

According to political correctness, your only relevant qualification is your position on the intersectional identity totem pole. Aptitude is as irrelevant as performance. Consequently, there is no point in law school applicants taking the LSAT:

The American Bar Association favored dropping standardized tests from law school admissions in a newly released memo approved by the organization’s strategic review committee.

The shift in the bar’s position to make standardized admissions tests optional could substantially affect how the Law School Admissions Test, which law school applicants are currently required to complete, is used in law school admissions.

The point is to facilitate discrimination against whites and Asians, in favor of those who may be less qualified but who represent racial groups favored by the liberal ruling class.

Reuters explains why the LSAT has to go:

Studies have shown significant disparity in LSAT scores across racial groups. A 2019 study found the average score for Black LSAT takers was 142, compared to 153 for white and Asian test takers.

Since equity exists only in leftists’ totalitarian fever dreams, there is no valid test on which all groups will perform equally. Ergo, there will be no meaningful tests. Instead, students might write essays about the hurtfulness of their historical marginalization. No extra credit would be given for proper spelling and grammar, because that would be racist.

The ABA’s woke social engineering goes beyond dumping the LSAT. There is also Standard 206:

The ABA’s original proposed revision met with so much pushback that ABA delayed moving forward with it. The recently revised proposal (which likely won’t be adopted before August) aims to increase student admissions and faculty-staff hires of members of groups underrepresented in law compared to the U.S. population overall. Although the ABA Council has denied seeking to impose quotas, its effort to guarantee a proportional share of admissions/hires is likely unlawful.

Who is better suited to break the law than lawyers?

The Supreme Court is expected to hear cases involving racial discrimination in admissions at Harvard and UNC next term. The liberal establishment is abolishing objective standards in advance.

Legal Insurrection notes that the ABA has a near monopoly on accrediting power, and should be stripped of it due to its devotion to Cultural Marxism at the expense of fair admissions.

As our explicit Affirmative Action VP Kamala Harris so often serves to remind us, merit and moonbattery cannot coexist.

On a tip from Blackjack.

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