Two professors at Montclair State University in New Jersey are arguing that LGBTQ sex education should be taught to kids in elementary school before “cisnormative values” become “more deeply ingrained.”
The professors, Eva Goldfarb and Lisa Lieberman, believe that “substantial evidence supports sex education beginning in elementary school, that is scaffolded and of longer duration, as well as LGBTQ-inclusive education across the school curriculum and a social justice approach to healthy sexuality.”
According to a report from Campus Reform, the researchers examined several studies that involved preschool classrooms. According to the researchers, one indicates that “young children are, in fact, quite capable of understanding and discussing issues related to gender diversity, including gender expectations, gender nonconformity, and gender-based oppression.”
They claimed that “4-year-olds expressed an inclusive understanding of marriage and a social justice stance on LGBTQ rights.”
Approximately 718 undergraduate, professional and graduate students at the University of Michigan found their ID badges were deactivated Monday following a campus health department assessment.
According to The Blaze:
The university requires all students who live, work, or learn on campus to undergo weekly coronavirus testing as a part of its “Community Sampling and Tracking Program.”
The students were notified about their new restricted status in an email after it was discovered that they had used their cards recently but had not completed a COVID-19 test in four or more weeks or did not have a prior test on file.
As student “Mcard” ID badges are required to enter virtually all buildings on campus, the suspension effectively prevents students from attending in-person classes.
An email sent out to Stanford University students from a group of administrators and faculty blamed Donald Trump for the recent spate of violent incidents against people of Asian descent.
The email was sent by Cindy NG, the director of the Asian American Activities Center, and signed by several other dean-level personnel as well as 14 other professors.
According to Campus Reform, the letter reads, in part:
“the recent exponential increase in violent attacks has been fueled by a former president who blamed the COVID pandemic on the Chinese.”
“anti-Asian racism and violence must be addressed in the context of dismantling structural and institutionalized systems created to maintain white supremacy.”
“We have a right to be angry, we have a right to demand justice. We know that anti-Asian racism and violence must be addressed in the context of dismantling structural and institutionalized systems created to maintain white supremacy. We are committed to this work.”
Alleges college’s racial pay discrimination has caused him ‘permanent and irreparable harm’
A white professor is alleging racial discrimination after discovering that two of his black colleagues’ salaries significantly outmatch his own.
William Lavell, a professor at the New Jersey-based Camden County College, discovered a salary disparity between himself and two black colleagues, Lawrence Chatman and Melvin Roberts, after filing a public records act request, his lawsuit states.
Chatman and Roberts, both engineering professors, make at least $45,000 more than Lavell, despite both having fewer professional degrees than Lavell, the lawsuit alleges.
“Through his Open Public Records Act request, Plaintiff Lavell discovered stark racial disparities in salary between himself and his similarly situated, non-Caucasian counterparts,” it states.
Schuler’s next big bet is the Schuler Access Initiative, his plan for increasing enrollment for undocumented and low-income students at the country’s top liberal arts colleges. Partnering with up to 20 liberal arts schools, including Carleton, he aims to raise another $500 million in matching funds for a total of $1 billion. That money will go to colleges that will commit to increasing their enrollment of undocumented and financially needy students by two to six percent over ten years. Given the very low number of undocumented students at many universities, Schuler says the program stands to more than double their ranks if it’s successful.
“Their parents were unwilling to accept the status quo back home,” he says of the students. “This next generation is going to be extremely successful, particularly if we let them eventually become citizens, because they’re much more motivated.”
In one of the most bizarre campus stories in recent memory, a medical student at the University of Virginia posed mildly skeptical questions about microaggressions to a university panel. Afterward, his school claimed he was hostile, implied he was disrespectful to authority and a threat to future patients, and began investigating him. As anyone in this situation would, the student was confused and frustrated by the school’s actions. The school then used that confusion and frustration to further claim the student was unstable.
Impossible to believe? Well, Reason’s Robby Soave has the facts.
Is there any racist graffiti created that isn’t done by minority students anymore? It seems every time a racist KKK event is reported, the eventual perpetrators are members of the targeted class.
A small college in Michigan last weekend reported a race crime but after further review, it was just another hoax:
Albion College and the Albion Department of Public Safety say a student is responsible for racist graffiti found in a dorm last weekend.
Albion police brought the 21-year-old Black male in for questioning on April 6, according to Chief Scott Kipp. The student admitted to creating most of the graffiti, and video evidence from Albion’s Campus Safety Department confirms the statements made by the student, Kipp said.
The University of Miami Law School is facing a controversy over how to handle racist comments directed against white students – with objections over a double standard at the university.
It is increasingly common to read anti-white commentary in the media, including a column recently from Elie Mystal writer for Above the Law and The Nation’s justice correspondent who lashed out at “white society” and how he strived to maintain a “whiteness free” life in the pandemic.
Miami Law School has been silent in the face of complaints filed against student Jordan Gary after she posted her comments publicly on Instagram.
Gary publicly declared that she “hate[s] white people,” and noted that “People always tell me like ‘hate is such a strong word. And yes it is, but these are some strong ass stories I heard. And until I can figure out how to reconcile that in my head, and in my heart, I hate white people.” According to her LinkedIn page, Gary is the president of the Black Law Students Association and also the writing editor for the Race & Social Justice Law Review at the university.
Conservative sites asked Miami’s Dean for a comment but there has been no public statement even after the filing of complaints.
The issue of anti-white commentary raises a subject so sensitive that few universities are willing to openly discuss it. As will come as little surprise to many on this blog, my default remains with free speech, particularly for comments made outside of a school on social media. That does not mean that schools should not denounce intolerant or racist speech. However, these comments are bound up with an array of personal, social, and political issues for students like Gary. I would rather discuss these views than seek to punish their expression.
The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication paid New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the writer behind the anti-historical “1619 Project,” for a Zoom lecture in February on “1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation,” as first reported by Campus Reform.
Hannah-Jones raked in $25,000, evident by a Freedom of Information Request filed by Campus Reform. The Feb. 19 event was co-sponsored by the university’s Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Division of Equity and Inclusion, among other groups.