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School district encourages students to turn in peers, teachers for ‘bias’ violations — like saying ‘China virus’ and telling ‘rude jokes’

A Massachusetts public school district is reportedly encouraging its students to turn in their peers and teachers over any speech infractions that might indicate an inherent bias.

What are the details?

Administrators at Massachusetts’ Wellesley Public Schools are reportedly “encouraging students and staff to file complaints against one another for telling rude jokes, referring to the ‘China virus,’ and committing microaggressions or other ‘incidents of bias,'” National Review reported Tuesday.

In its reporting, the outlet cited documents from the district’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which nonprofit group Parents Defending Education recently released.

The documents detail the district’s policy on “responding to incidents of bias or discrimination” and also features slides from a purported staff training course addressing how to handle such incidents.

“The Wellesley policy states that ‘discrimination based on ancestry, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or any other state or federally protected category is not tolerated,'” the outlet noted. Incidents of bias are defined as “any biased conduct, speech, or expression that has an impact but may not involve criminal action, but demonstrates conscious or unconscious bias that targets individuals or groups that are part of a federally protected class.”

Further, the group reported that students are encouraged to report any related incidents — including “any concerning pattern of biased behavior” — to administrators or “trusted” adults.

“Reports of any concerning behavior may be made anonymously,” one document added.

What are more specific examples of infractions?

One training slide according to the group explained that “telling rude jokes” that “mock a protected group in person or through any electronic device” is a bias-based incident that ought to be reported.

Other instances reportedly include “using slurs, imitating someone with a disability, or imitating someone’s cultural norm or language,” National Review added.

Examples of “microaggressions” are also said to include phrases such as “My principal is so crazy!” or referring to COVID-19 as the “China Virus.”

Discipline for related offenses includes, but is not limited to, “detention, suspension, or other restorative responses that require them to acknowledge their responsibility and minimize its impact.”

What else?

Nicole Neily, president and founder of Parents Defending Education, wrote a Monday editorial piece for RealClearEducation regarding what she says is the indoctrination of K-12 students.

A program of concern — which she says is sweeping the country — is the aforementioned “bias response team.”

“It should surprise nobody that these programs have become weaponized in recent years,” Neily wrote. “But to a growing number of K-12 administrators, that chilling isn’t a bug – it’s a feature. And it’s why they’re spreading.”

She noted that Massachusetts’ Wellesley Public Schools isn’t the only district promoting such programs.

“In California, the Acalanes Union High School District maintains an online portal ‘for students to report incidents of harm — acts of racism, bias, sexism, microaggressions, etc,'” she continued. “In Massachusetts, Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) maintains a policy on ‘Responding to Bias-based Incidents,’ which lists ‘telling rude jokes’ and ‘using a slur or insult toward a student or their family’ as examples of bias-based behavior; slides of a mandatory teacher training provide examples of microaggressions in the classroom, such as ‘mispronouncing the names of students’ and ‘scheduling tests and project due dates on religious or cultural holidays.'”

Other states executing similar programs, Neily noted, include Maryland and Virginia.

“Students absorb more in school than simply lesson plans; they’re also learning how to interact with individuals who come from different backgrounds and viewpoints,” she warned. “Bias response teams send a clear message not only that certain opinions are wrong but that the correct coping method, when confronted with such a situation, is to ‘go tell the grownups.'”

She concluded, “Creating the expectation that authority figures can – or should – adjudicate all interpersonal disputes isn’t just denying children the opportunity to develop better interpersonal skills. It’s also a slippery slope to big government, which by necessity must expand to fulfill this new role.”

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New evidence suggesting COVID-19 came from a Wuhan virology lab is hard to ignore

Several new pieces of publicly available evidence that have come to light in recent days seem to indicate that a virology lab in Wuhan, China, may have been the location where the novel coronavirus originated.

In a lengthy article published Friday, National Review senior correspondent Jim Geraghty detailed the investigatory work of Matthew Tye, a documentary filmmaker and YouTuber who used to live in China. In his most recent video upload, Tye professes to have identified the source of the virus.

Geraghty is sure to note that it “is understandable that many would be wary of the notion that the origin of the coronavirus could be discovered” by a YouTuber, but contends “a great deal of the information that he presents, obtained from public records posted on the Internet, checks out.”

Two examples of this are all-too-coincidental job openings posted late last year by the Wuhan Institute of Virology — the lab located just 300 meters from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market that has been frequently cited as the source location for the coronavirus.

Suspicious job postings

On Nov. 18, the lab posted a job opening that requested scientists to come “research the relationship between the coronavirus and bats.”

According to a Google translation of the job posting, it offers this description of the nature of the work:

Taking bats as the research object, I will answer the molecular mechanism that can coexist with Ebola and SARS- associated coronavirus for a long time without disease, and its relationship with flight and longevity. Virology, immunology, cell biology, and multiple omics are used to compare the differences between humans and other mammals.

Then, just over a month later on Dec. 24, the lab posted another job opening, this time noting “long-term research on the pathogenic biology of bats carrying important viruses has confirmed the origin of bats of major new human and livestock infectious diseases such as SARS and SADS, and a large number of new bat and rodent new viruses have been discovered and identified.”

Tye, who claims to speak fluent Chinese, said that the second job posting could be essentially translated: “We’ve discovered a new and terrible virus, and would like to recruit people to come deal with it.”

At the time of the second job posting, China had reportedly been dealing with an onslaught of “mystery pneumonia” cases, but it wasn’t until a week later that the Chinese government notified the World Health Organization about a novel coronavirus infecting its population.

Then, a scientific research paper

Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran an interesting segment on his primetime show Tuesday night highlighting a research paper published on Feb. 6 by the South China University of of Technology.

The research paper — “The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus” — noted that virus most likely came from an animal known as the intermediate horseshoe bat.

“Here’s the striking thing,” Carlson said, “there are no known colonies [of the bat] within 900 kilometers of Wuhan.”

Moreover, Carlson noted that there is no evidence to support the oft-repeated claims that this particular bat was sold at the wet markets in Wuhan. The Wall Street Journal reported in February that neither the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor the World Health Organization could confirm whether bats were present in the market.

Watch the full segment here:


Tucker Carlson Blasting WHO Shilling For China & Possible Origin Of Coronavirus in Wuhan Labs

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What does it mean?

The evidence appears to demonstrate that Chinese scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were researching coronaviruses in bats (allegedly not typically found within 900 kilometers of the city) at the same time that doctors began treating the first known COVID-19 patients.

It is difficult not to draw certain conclusions from that, but to be clear, it is impossible to conclude with 100% certainty that the virus originated in a virology lab in Wuhan.

And even if it were, it is important to note that neither Geraghty nor Carlson, nor the cited Chinese research paper for that matter, are suggesting that the virus was made intentionally in a Chinese lab as part of a biological weapon program.

The matter at hand is more so about the misinformation coming from the communist government in China following the outbreak.

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