Princeton faculty letter demands end to academic freedom – Politics Article

On July 4, a group of more than 400 Princeton faculty members and (from the look of it) hangers-on sent a letter to the university’s president and other leaders on the subject of “anti-black racism.” After a few perfunctory and unsupported allegations about this phenomenon, the authors proceed to the business at hand. They present several dozen “demands.” Each demand seems more outlandish than the last until, finally, we get to the apogee: Thus, as Zaid Jilani tweeted, the faculty…

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Holloway’s way | Power Line – Politics Article

Jonathan Holloway is the new president of Rutgers University. Insofar as one can tell from the quotes in Amanda Hoover’s NJ.com profile of Holloway — “Rutgers is named for a slave owner, but school’s first Black president says the name will stay” — his views resemble those of a conventional academic bureaucrat except in one respect. Holloway asserts that the university’s name isn’t up for changing even though it honors a man who owned slaves (more here). Perhaps it is…

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Chronicles of the Crazy Time (13) – Politics Article

Left craziness is coming so fast and thick on an hourly basis that it is tempting just to turn this mini-series into a real time Twitter feed. So we’re reserving compilations for the most notable insanities. • And here is a doozy from The Guardian, beyond even the olympian satirical capacities of the Babylon Bee: Glass ceilings and phallic towers. Mean streets and dark alleys. Road names and statues of men. From the physical to the metaphorical, the city is…

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The Growing Non-Reporting of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender – Politics Article

By Chris Cooper and Michael Bitzer The Increasing Relevance of a Footnote Both of us spend a lot of time with the North Carolina voter registration and voter history files. When we present data, evidence, and analyses from these files, we usually provide a small footnote that indicates something like “*we exclude a small number of voters for which demographic data are not available” or acknowledge that a portion of voters don’t report their classification. Over the past few months,…

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Will top black athletes opt for HBCUs? Will top black students? – Politics Article

Trevor Keels will be a senior guard next season on the powerhouse high school basketball team Paul VI in Fairfax, Virginia. Keels is a five-star recruit and ranks among the top 25 high school players in the class of 2021. Reportedly, he’s being recruited by the likes of Duke, Virginia, Villanova, and Michigan. The Washington area high school league Keels participates in has sent players to all of these schools in recent years (counting 2020). I’ve seen all of them…

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Coronavirus Infections: Genetics Explains Who Can Fight Off Coronavirus – Politics Article

A taxi driver wears face mask at the Nima market, as Ghana lifts partial lockdown amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Accra, Ghana April 20, 2020. Picture taken April 20, 2020. (REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko) A new study of groups of coronavirus patients in New York state sorted by race concluded whites were the least infected, with the fewest hospitalizations and deaths. While Hispanics had the most infections and the lowest rate of diagnoses, Blacks were most likely to…

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Princeton’s president isn’t fooling the Black Justice League – Politics Article

I doubt that I agree with the Black Justice League about much. However, I agree with some of what it argues in this statement in response to the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from Princeton’s school of public policy. I agree that: 1. The Wilson-related name change is a “symbolic gesture” that does not address Princeton’s “racist status quo”;2. “Diversity training” would not accomplish anything;3. Princeton’s actions are a “cosmetic change”;4. Princeton has a racist past and a racist present;5.…

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Sen. Tim Scott Steps Out – Politics Article

Did you know that Tim Scott is the only black Republican Senator? You probably do know that, because this is how everything he does is minimized and scoffed at by the Democratic Party press. Here are just a few of the thousands of examples we could offer: Scott himself complained in an email this morning about being anonymized by the Democratic Party press: Lost in the shuffle is the fact that Scott was objecting to being called a “token” black…

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Editors Podcast: Bubba Wallace Noose Non-Troversy & More – Politics Article

He did all right for himself, the fellow who got 15th billing in Lawrence of Arabia. After the names Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, I. S. Johar, Gamil Ratib, Zia Mohyeddin, Michael Ray, John Dimech, Donald Wolfit and Omar Sharif, we are … Read… This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by NR Staff Read Full Political Article

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The Sane vs. the Insane – Politics Article

Via Ann Althouse, check out this confrontation between a young woman who is a BLM activist and an older African-American man. They are standing in front of, and arguing about, the Emancipation Statue that freedmen paid for and where Frederick Douglass spoke. You don’t have to understand the words the young woman is screaming to know that you are witnessing a dialogue between a normal person and one with serious mental or emotional problems: “Why are you protecting it?!” BLM…

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No Noose | Power Line – Politics Article

On Sunday, a normally sane part of the world went crazy when a “noose” was discovered in a garage stall at the Talladega race track that was used by a NASCAR team that included driver Bubba Wallace, who is black. You can imagine the uproar. Everyone involved in NASCAR stood in solidarity with Bubba and against racism. Wallace himself jumped to conclusions: I understand that Wallace even humiliated himself by going on a goofy left-wing TV show called “The View”…

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Juneteenth & Race — June 19 Federal Holiday Recognition Is an Essential Step – Politics Article

(Jonathan Bachman/Reuters) On Thursday, Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) announced plans to introduce a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. His fellow Texan, Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) introduced a resolution in the House with over 200 cosponsors that calls for the recognition of Juneteenth. It’s about time. Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, marks the day, in 1865, that Union soldiers under Major General Gordon Granger announced emancipation to enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas. This happened over two…

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Bye, Bye, Eskimo Pie | Power Line – Politics Article

Eskimo Pie joins the brands that featured minorities and now are destined for history’s dust bin: The maker of Eskimo Pies will change the 99-year-old brand name of the ice cream treat, the company said Friday — becoming the latest organization to overhaul the marketing of a product with a racially tinged moniker in recent weeks. What does “racially tinged” mean? It is bad, supposedly. But why? The “Eskimo Pie” ice cream bar was obviously named in recognition of the…

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Meghan Markle Now Says Her “Destiny” All Along Has Been to Fight “Systemic Racism” in the United States – Politics Article

Meghan Markle has reportedly been telling those close to her that her instinct to leave the United Kingdom makes sense to her now because she was “destined” to fight systemic racism in the United States. A source close to Meghan told Daily Mail that she believes her “gnawing urgency to uproot from England” was actually fate, as she was meant to be in America so she could be at the “forefront” of this movement. “Meghan said her work as a…

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UN Human Rights Council to hold urgent debate on ‘systemic racism’ and police brutality – Politics Article

In addition to the 54 African countries calling for justice, a group of U.N. leaders identifying as from African descent including World Health Organization Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a statement demanding for world leaders to be more proactive. “We owe it to George Floyd and to all victims of racial discrimination and police brutality to dismantle racist institutions,” the statement reads. “As leaders in the multilateral system, we believe it is incumbent upon us to speak for those whose…

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New York’s Coronavirus, Prayer & More — Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today – Politics Article

1. WSJ: How New York’s Coronavirus Response Made the Pandemic Worse 2. This would make for a really interesting Chris Cuomo segment. https://t.co/0utXy8sYt2 — Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) June 12, 2020 3. Why Suicide Rates Among Millennials Are Rising 4. Religious freedom commission: U.S. cannot ignore northeast Syria 5. An excerpt from the 2016 event, “Grace, Justice & Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson & Rev. Tim Keller.” Watch the entire event at https://t.co/I3MCOxpXlA.@eji_org @hfny @redeemereastside @redeemereastharlem@redeemerdowntown @redeemerlsq @redeemerws <a… This…

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