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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 14 2022

Education System Produces Staggering Ignorance

Moonbats dominate both government bureaucracy and unions. Consequently, they dominate education. Behold the results:

This level of ignorance makes it conceivable that someone like Joe Biden could be elected president.

Ignorance alone can’t explain the inability to answer questions like, “When was the War of 1812?” We are becoming a nation of morons. This bodes well for the Democratic Party, which relies heavily on a public that is easy to mislead.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

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 10 2022

Corrupting Kids in California and Wisconsin

The last people you would want talking about sex with your children are the moonbats who dominate public schools. Many of them are evangelists for sexual profligacy and perversion, which comprise a central pillar of current Democrat ideology.

Here’s what kids are taught in California:

San Diego Unified School District partnered with Planned Parenthood on a K-12 sexual health curriculum that focuses on sexual orientation and breaking down “gender norms,” according to public school documents.

The fiends at Planned Parenthood make vast amounts of money by aborting the unwanted children who result from debauchery. They have a vested interest in contributing to liberal sex ed.

Educators are also prepped for student questions they may have to answer as a part of the sexual health lesson including, “is it okay to masturbate?” “what does semen taste like?” “how do gay people have sex?” and “what is porn?”, according to the documents. The lesson advises educators to make sure their response is “inclusive of all students.”

“Inclusive of all students” in this context means “compliant with LGBT doctrine.” Kids are coming out of high school unable to read, but they will have no problem answering the questions above.

Transsexual derangement is encouraged:

San Diego Unified School District also provides “student information change request” forms for teachers to complete to change their name and pronouns on teacher rosters, report cards, school mailings and diplomas, the documents state. Educators are advised not to disclose the change in gender identity to parents unless advised by the student to do so.

Parents can be obstacles to liberal social engineering objectives.

The push to transsexualize children is also on display in the Heartland:

Wauwatosa School District in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is proposing a new sexual education curriculum called “Human Growth and Development” … according to school documents. The K-12 curriculum begins with teaching kindergarteners how to label their genitals, with gender identity and sexual orientation lessons beginning in third grade. …

The proposed curriculum includes a lesson plan for kindergarteners featuring the children’s book “Sparkle Boy,” a story about a boy who prefers to dress like a girl…

In third grade, students are … introduced to the concept that sex assigned at birth and gender identity may not always align. …

Students in fourth grade are introduced to the terms cisgender, transgender and non-binary, public documents showed. …

By sixth grade the students are expected to be able to define the terms bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, twospirit, asexual and pansexual, public curriculum documents showed.

Leftists obsessed with sexual deviancy exploit their control of schools to confuse, indoctrinate, corrupt, and recruit other people’s children — that is, to groom them.

This should be illegal. Instead, under Democrat rule, it is financed with tax dollars. Degenerates and the psychologically dysfunctional tend to vote Democrat, so as with Planned Parenthood, there is a vested interest.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 09 2022

Academia Goes Beyond Mental Masturbation

To see the effect moonbattery has on everything it corrupts, turn to academia, which has succumbed to it completely. Masturbating to homosexual cartoon kiddie porn now literally qualifies as scholarship.

From the actual abstract from a scholarly paper that appeared in Qualitative Research:

I wanted to understand how my research participants experience sexual pleasure when reading shota, a Japanese genre of self-published erotic comics that features young boy characters. I therefore started reading the comics in the same way as my research participants had told me that they did it: while masturbating. In this research note, I will recount how I set up an experimental method of masturbating to shota comics…

Academia can afford to indulge in this sort of uselessness because it is extravagantly subsidized by taxpayers. The pernicious lunacy will cost us even more after Biden et al. “forgive” student loans.

The author is Karl Andersson, a PhD student at the University of Manchester. His area of expertise is “how fans of subcultural comics in Japan experience desire and think about sexual identities.”

David Thompson comments:

Oddly, there’s no mention of an obvious issue, to which one might suppose an enquiring mind might turn. As I understand it, the protagonists in shota are very often pre-pubescent. That this detail doesn’t appear to have concerned Mr Andersson, or his peers and supervisors, possibly tells us something about the academic circles in which he moves. Presumably, this kind of contrived edginess is itself found titillating. Sort of, “Ooh, aren’t we terribly daring. How sophisticated we are.”

Moonbattery — or to use a popular euphemism, “liberalism” — is degeneracy. It is reducing the world to something not worth living in.

On a tip from Steve T.

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

Education Is a Weapon Democrats Wield Against Parents

No wonder Beto O’Rourke so fears the American population that his obsession with disarming us inspired a promise from Joe Biden to make him Gun Confiscation Czar. Sooner or later, full comprehension of what Democrats are doing to our country will seep past the information gatekeepers of the liberal establishment media. People will be furious — parents in particular.

In the video below, Robert Francis I mean Beto gets cheers from his supporters by sneering at the idea that parents should have a say as to whether their children are fed a diet of pernicious lies so that they grow up to hate their own country and their own race:

Given O’Rourke’s enthusiastic support for transsexualizing children, his contempt for parental objections likely also applies to transsexual and homosexual grooming, which is so much a part of public school education that when Florida put the kibosh on it for kindergarten through third grade, liberals nationwide went ballistic.

Having fallen under Democrat domination, education has become indoctrination. The goals are strictly political, as the left-wing activists comprising teachers’ unions like the North Carolina Association of Educators are dumb enough to openly confirm:

NCGA stands for the North Carolina General Assembly — the state’s bicameral legislature. Teacher’s unions are much more interested in turning it over to the Democratic Party (of which they are an extension) than they are in teaching kids to read and do math.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble.

Jul 31 2022

Sexual Brainwashing in Portland Public Schools

Liberals have been allowed to take control of education. Christopher Rufo reports on the unfolding consequences:

Portland Public Schools has launched a war against the “gender binary” and adopted a radical new curriculum teaching students to subvert the sexuality of “white colonizers” and begin exploring “the infinite gender spectrum.”

Modern liberal ideology largely consists of sexual depravity grafted onto hatred of Caucasians and Western Civilization.

The premise is simple: privileged white heterosexuals have created an oppressive gender system in order to dominate racial and sexual minorities. As the curriculum explains, “gender is colonized,” and Western societies have used language to erase alternative sexualities. “When white European people colonized different places, they brought their own ideas about gender and sexuality,” the curriculum reads. “When the United States was colonized by white settlers, their views around gender were forced upon the people already living here. Hundreds of years later, how we think and talk about gender are still impacted by this shift.”

To a liberal, it doesn’t matter whether something is true or even remotely likely, but only whether it is politically correct to assert. That is why we now have professors professing that the concept of being male did not exist in the Western hemisphere until it was “imposed by Christian colonizers.”

If leftists continue to control education, these psychotic delusions may come to be accepted as reality.

The curriculum begins in kindergarten with an anatomy lesson featuring graphic drawings of children’s genitalia. The lesson avoids the terms “boy” and “girl” in favor of the gender-neutral variants “person with a penis” and “person with a vulva,” because, according to the curriculum, some girls can have penises and some boys can have vulvas.

First and second grade students are encouraged to adopt alternative genders and pronouns.

In third through fifth grade, the district begins lessons on “LGBTQIA2S+” activism. The curriculum presents the categories of “man” and “woman” as manifestations of the “dominant culture” that has used sexual norms to oppress minorities.

Kids who probably have not learned to solve simple math problems are taught about “cisheteronormativity,” which they are told must be destroyed.

The solution, according to Portland Public Schools, is to obliterate the “white colonizer” conception of sexuality, with its rigid male-female binary, and encourage students to inhabit “the infinite gender spectrum.”

The indoctrination is truly sinister:

The curriculum provides a detailed explanation of how to “pause puberty” through “hormones and/or surgeries”…

The social engineers intend to create pint-sized activists for the cause of politicized perversion:

By the end of fifth grade, the curriculum explicitly asks students to make a “commitment to change,” according to the dictates of gender ideology. Students receive a list of six commitments, including: “I commit to learning more about what LGBTQIA2S+ words mean and how they have changed over time”; “I commit to learning about the history and leadership of Black trans women”; “I commit to practicing pronouns and correcting myself EVERY time”; “I commit to attending QSA/GSA and being a leader at my school”; and “I commit to watching and reading books, movies, and TV shows that have LGBTQIA+ characters.”

Decent Americans need to make their own commitment: to see that groomers who impose LGBT curricula are imprisoned as sex offenders.

On tips from Franco and MrRightWingDave.

Jul 29 2022

Woke Indoctrination at Private Kindergarten in Texas

It isn’t only the public schools in degenerate blue states that have been co-opted by moonbats and subordinated to indoctrination of small children in warped woke ideology. George W. Bush sent his daughters to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, where tuition for a kindergartener runs $26,870 per year. Libs of TikTok reports on the current lesson plan:

One parent spoke to Libs of TikTok after they were sent a photo of the lesson plan that allegedly taught 5-year-olds about the horrors of white people. “Whites make it harder for black people,” read one line. “Whites boss POC [people of color] around,” another read. Children were also taught, “New York has more freedom to vote than Texas.” Keep in mind these children live in Texas.

In addition to being taught race hate and to oppose election integrity, kids learn psychotic LGBT dogma. Kindergartners have been read the book It Feels Good to Be Yourself, which proclaims that doctors guess what gender babies are, but are sometimes wrong because having a male or female body does not make the baby male or female.

Speaking of Libs on TikTok, the enlightened wokesters who dominate the community share some new names for the race they consider antiracist to hate:

Before long, these terms will work their way into the kindergarten lesson plan at schools both public and private — assuming they haven’t already.

On tips from Jester.

Jul 24 2022

$1.8 Billion Jackpot for NYC Teachers of Color Who Failed

Even as students pass through public schools without learning to read and write, taxpayers are bled white by the looting spree that is public education:

Thousands of former Black and Latino teachers in New York City stand to collect an astonishing $1.8 billion in damages after the city stopped fighting a decades-long discrimination lawsuit which alleged that a licensing test that teachers were formerly required to pass was biased.

When leftists sue a government run by leftists, jackpot justice is a foregone conclusion.

Between 1990 and 2014, New York State required all public school teachers to pass a Liberal Arts and Sciences Test in order to maintain their teaching license. In 1996, a group of minority teachers and prospective educators filed a lawsuit to abolish the testing requirement, citing a disparity in passage rates between white and minority test-takers.

According to liberal ideology, if whites do better on a test, then the test is racist. To suggest that those who score poorly are less qualified would be — you guessed it — racist.

Those blessed with the good fortune to be oppressed by racism get to loot the rest of us via the government.

Under the settlement just reached, the city has already given payouts totaling $835 million, with up to another billion potentially in play.

That’s how much you get for flunking a test. There is no cash reward for passing the test. Liberalism rewards failure, not success — unless you count this as success:

Sylvia Alvarez … will receive $1.1 million after failing the test ten times and ultimately losing her job. Another former teacher, Theodore Regis, who lost his teaching job after failing the test five times, “earned” himself a payout of $1.2 million.

It’s no wonder that students can’t pass meaningful tests, if the teachers themselves are not expected to pass them.

As far back as the 2018-19 academic year, per-pupil spending in the city was $28,004, by far the highest among the nation’s 100 largest school systems. By 2022, according to the New York Post, it had risen to $34,900 per pupil, a growth rate of more than twice the inflation figure from 2000-2021.

Yet no matter how much money is wasted, NYC public schools are a failure, due to the liberal ideology that suffuses them.

The few who can, escape to charter schools:

Eighth graders in New York’s largest charter-school network, Success Academy, recently excelled in four of the five Regent exams that are required for graduation from high school. The students’ overall pass rates on all the exams were a stunning 93% or higher.

However, in a country run by moonbats, failing tests is more advantageous than passing them.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Jul 18 2022

Open Thread

Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. - Vladimir Lenin

On a tip from Jester.

Jul 16 2022

Dog Names and Racism

According to our state religion, the key feature of American society is racism against blacks. Finding actual examples of racism against a group that is treated obsequiously has proven so difficult that academics have been reduced to denouncing racist reactions to dog names:

Academics recently applauded a Social Psychology Quarterly study purporting to show a disparity in the time dogs were adopted based on racial associations with the animals’ names.

“White” names, according to the study, resulted in shorter adoption times compared to “Black” names.

The correlations were largely concentrated around pit bulls, “a breed that is stereotyped as dangerous and racialized as Black,” according to the study.

If you regard pit bulls — which often kill people — as dangerous, you too are a racist, so repent.

Academic responses to this moronic study provide insight into the level of uselessness much of academia has attained. For example:

“Dr. Nef” (a.k.a. Nefertiti A. Walker) makes her living barking woke jabberwocky at University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she holds the title Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Her Selected Publications list includes “The tipping point: The intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation in intercollegiate sports” and “Hegemonic masculinity and the institutionalized bias of women in men’s collegiate basketball.”

Academics draw six-figure salaries — lavishly subsidized by taxpayers — to spew poisonous nonsense that makes us hate each other.

On a tip from Franco.

Jul 07 2022

School Board Director Hosts Sex Ed for Kids at Sex Shop

Remember Jennifer Mason, director of the Bellingham School Board in Washington State? She is also owner of the “all ages” sex shop WinkWink Boutique. We encountered her when her school subjected 7-year-olds to LGBT indoctrination with the book I Am Jazz, which details the transition of a 2-year-old boy into a parody of a girl. Now she is using her sleazy shop as the setting for a sex education class for kids as young as 9:

Mason announced four, three-hour sex-education classes at her boutique. They are broken down into two groups, one for kids 9-12 years old and the other for teens 13-17 years old.

Topics will include:

• Sexual anatomy for pleasure and reproduction

• What IS sex? Kinds of solo and partnered sexual activities

• Safer sex practices for all kinds of sexual activities

• Gender and sexual identities

Did I mention that she is the director of the local school board? However, she is hosting the classes in her role as owner of the WinkWink Boutique.

On tips from DCGere and KirklesWorth.

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.

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