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Liberal music star Billie Eilish forced to apologize for anti-Asian slur in resurfaced video. Nothing yet regarding her other alleged slurs and offenses.

No one is ever safe. Woke culture will eventually dig up everything about anyone — even those believed to be fellow travelers.

The latest victim: liberal music star Billie Eilish, a young, politically active cultural icon who vocally pushes her leftist worldview.

What happened?

Eilish announced during the 2020 elections that it was her “responsibility” to speak out on politics and performed at the Democratic National Convention in support of then-candidate Joe Biden. But despite her passion for left’s agenda, she found out over the past week that there was no hiding behind her liberal bona fides after social media users posted videos featuring clips and images from the artist’s social media accounts over the last five or six years.

A TikTok video posted evidence of Eilish using an anti-Asian slur while mouthing the words to Tyler the Creator’s 2011 song “Fish,” which contains the pejorative, Page Six reported.

Also in the video compilation she is seen and heard using a nonsensical language that critics claimed was Eilish mocking Asian people. Also, the video claims, “her brother calls her out for talking with a blaccent.”

A longer video compilation posted to Twitter and linked by Page Six, which includes the TikTok video, also includes purported uses of other slurs — including the N-word and homophobic and anti-trans language — and a reminder that her boyfriend, Matthew Tyler Vorce, has a history of racist social media posts (for which he has apologized).

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After the video gained traction, the 19-year-old star took to Instagram to post an apology, noting that the anti-Asian slur happened when she was a young teenager.

“I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this, and this is something that I WANT to address because I’m being labeled something that I am not,” she began.

“There’s a video edit going around of me when I was 13 or 14 where I mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn’t know was a derogatory term used against members of the asian community,” Eilish continued. “I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word.”

She went on to say that this was the “only time” she had ever even heard the word since it “was never used” around her by her family.

But she admitted that “ignorance and age at the time” are no excuse for something that was “hurtful.”

As for the clip of nonsensical language, Eilish wrote that it was her “speaking in a silly gibberish made up voice” that she “started doing as a kid” and uses with “pets, friends, and family.”

“It is absolute gibberish and just me goofing around, and is in NO way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent or culture in the SLIGHTEST,” she asserted. “Anyone who knows me has seen me goofing around with voices my whole life.”

“Regardless of how it was interpreted I did not mean for any of my actions to have caused hurt to others and it absolutely breaks my heart that it is being labeled now in a way that might cause pain to people hearing it,” Eilish added.

Despite claiming that she “always” works to use her “platform to fight for inclusion, kindness, tolerance, equity and equality,” she did not take time to address the “blaccent” or the other slurs she has been accused of using.

Image source: Instagram/Billie Eilish screenshot

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WaPo under fire for ‘pseudoreligious’ video urging whites to set up cult-like ‘white accountability groups’ to repent for being born white

The Washington Post is taking heat after it recently ran a video encouraging Americans to take part in “white accountability groups” and “force themselves into ‘a period of deep shame’ over their skin color,'” the Daily Mail reported Monday.

The 5-minute video titled, “What is White racial identity and why is it important?” featured several mental health experts who discussed ways for white people to understand “your whiteness and the ways that white supremacy benefits you.”

What are the details of the episode?

The video, the latest in a series titled, “The New Normal” and which aired on Friday, explores the idea of white people coming together to form white privilege accountability groups in order to shame themselves over being born white in a racist world.

Host Nicole Ellis addressed the issue along with Resmaa Manakem — an author and “trauma specialist” — who said that such gatherings ought to take place over a period of years for white people to understand what it means to be black in America.

“An antiracist culture does not exist among white people,” Manakem insisted. “White people need to start getting together specifically around race.” He also insisted that such groups should meet and work out their identities for a period of at least five years.

Ilyse Kennedy, a trauma therapist, agreed, and said that she personally engaged in such catharsis, and said the move is necessary for white people to experience a “period of deep shame.”

Kennedy added that members of such groups need to acknowledge “the harm that our ancestors have caused.”

What has been the response?

According to the Daily Mail, the episode faced criticism and derision over its apparent clarion call to perpetuate white shame.

Christopher Rufo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, blasted the episode and tweeted, “I’m fighting against race supremacy; the Washington Post wants to install it everywhere.”

He added, “The game is that they want to create an essentialized racial category (“whiteness”), load it with negative connotations, then impose it on individuals through guilt, shame, and school indoctrination. This approach is reductive, manipulative, and malicious. Don’t fall for it.”

“This is a very strange pseudoreligious movement that is likely to do more harm than good,” Jesse Singal, writer and podcaster, added.

The outlet pointed to Twitter user AG, who blasted the episode and wrote, “A 5 minute video propagating ignorant neoracist nonsense. It’s really astonishing the extent to which this stuff is becoming mainstream and normalized, especially by the press.”

User Bat Sommelier responded, “It’s like a bizarre new religion. They have their own language, their idea of original sins (whiteness), and seeking redemption through ‘doing the work’ to understand race issues. It’s a disconnect from the reality 99% of Americans live in.”

Slate contributor Will Saletan responded to AG’s tweet, writing, “This video is an example of how otherwise simple and laudable ideas — e.g., becoming aware of problems that affect other people but haven’t affected people like you — can be presented in a needlessly abrasive and condescending way. It’s not CRT. But it’s progressive malpractice.”

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Democratic senator confronted over membership in elite, all-white beach club: ‘It’s a long tradition’

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) was confronted Friday about his family’s continued membership in an exclusive, all-white club in Newport, Rhode Island.

In response, Whitehouse defended his membership in the club despite publicly denouncing systemic racial discrimination.

What are the details?

According to GoLocalProv, Whitehouse and his wife are members of the all-white private Bailey’s Beach Club in Newport.

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Both Whitehouse and his wife Sandra as well as their families have been members of the club for decades. Whitehouse did transfer his shares in the club to his wife years ago, and she is now one of the largest shareholders in the all-white club. The club’s membership is a who’s who Newport, Palm Beach, and New York wealth.

Whitehouse was confronted one day before Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday that annually commemorates the abolition of slavery.

When confronted about the lack of diversity inside the exclusive club, Whitehouse said, “I think the people who are running the place are still working on [diversifying membership] and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet.”

The reporter then asked, “Your thoughts on an elite, all-white, wealthy club, again, in this day and age— should these clubs continue to exist?”

“It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them and I think we just need to work our way through the issues, thank you,” Whitehouse responded.


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Friday was not the first time the Democratic lawmaker was confronted about his membership in the all-white club. In 2017, Whitehouse said he would not pressure the club to change its demographics.

“I think it would be nice if they (Bailey’s Beach Club) changed a little bit, but it’s not my position,” he said at the time.

Whitehouse’s continued membership at the club comes despite reportedly promising to quit “his memberships in Bailey’s, as well as the all-male, all-white Bellevue Avenue Reading Room” during his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2006, GoLocalProv noted.

Isn’t this hypocritical?

Despite maintaining membership in the all-white club, Whitehouse has not shied away from denouncing racism and systemic discrimination.

Amid racial unrest last summer following the death of George Floyd, Whitehouse said, “Our country is at a crossroads. … We can and must do better to root out systemic racism in its many forms and meet America’s full promise of justice for all.”

Whitehouse even celebrated Juneteenth on social media, one day after he defended his family’s membership in what many would consider a racist entity.

“Across the country, Americans will join their friends and neighbors to celebrate #Juneteenth as a federal holiday. This is a meaningful and historic acknowledgement of our past to help carry us forward toward justice,” Whitehouse said.

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CNN’s Don Lemon says Americans don’t see black people as ‘human beings,’ proclaims US is racist

CNN anchor Don Lemon had some unfavorable remarks about the United States and Americans in a new interview. The left-wing cable TV host made a bizarre claim that Americans don’t see black people as human beings, and declared that the U.S. needs to “realize just how racist it is.”

Lemon gave an in-depth interview for the Washington Post Magazine’s Sunday feature. Reporter Eric Easter asked Lemon, “You’ve suggested that Trump was the president we deserved and probably a necessary and revealing wake-up call. Do you still think that?”

Lemon responded, “Considering people’s apathy to get involved in the political process, to pay attention to the political process, to go to the polls, their willingness to give so much attention to celebrity, I think that’s what I meant by ‘the president we deserve.'”

“But there’s also this false reality that we’re living in a post-racial world after the election of Barack Obama. That was all bulls***,” Lemon asserted. “It was a wake-up call to White people who thought we were living in a nonracist world. We’re living in two different realities as Black and White people.”

“We knew, as Black people, what was lurking beneath the surface,” the CNN host said. “I still believe that [Trump] was the necessary wake-up for America to realize just how racist it is.”

Easter then asked Lemon about his new book, “This book seems to be part of an ongoing process of putting yourself out there — bit by bit, revealing more personal things about yourself. Is that something you’ve wanted to, or something you’ve felt like you’ve had to do?”

Lemon replied, “I feel like I’ve had to do that because I don’t think America has seen enough people like me. I don’t think America intimately knows enough people like me.”

The CNN host then stated, “I would love America to see Black people, especially Black gay men as — and I hate this word — normal, and as human beings and as part of the culture.”

“I don’t know if America sees Black people and especially Black gay men as fully human, and as deserving of the American Dream,” Lemon said.

Despite his claims of living in a racist America, full of people questioning if he is a human being deserving of the American Dream, Lemon has achieved quite a bit of success, and lives in a neighborhood in the Hamptons area of Long Island.

Lemon claimed that “we’re living in two different realities as Black and White people,” but as the Daily Mail pointed out, “He lives in a $4.3 million four-bedroom cottage in Sag Harbor on New York’s Long Island, where 80% of the population is white and just 3% are black.”

“He also owned a three-bedroom condo in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, where 54 percent of residents are black,” according to the Daily Mail, but he purportedly sold the property for $1.5 million in February.

Lemon reportedly earns a $4 million annual salary from CNN, and has a net worth of $12 million.

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Chicago alderman debunks Dem mayor’s claims that racism is to blame for Windy City’s major problems

A Chicago alderman is firing back at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s claims that racism is responsible for major problems in the Windy City, explaining that generational gang violence is actually what plagues Chicago.

What did Lightfoot claim?

Lightfoot announced last Thursday she would divert more than $9 million earmarked for COVID-19 pandemic relief to address racism, claiming the pandemic has “laid bare” racial disparities and systemic discrimination.

“At almost every point in our city’s history, sadly, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and well-being of our residents of color, and particularly those who are Black,” Lightfoot said. “Without formally acknowledging this history and reality, and the continuing impact of that infamous legacy, looking at the root causes of today’s challenges, we will never be able to move forward as a city and fully provide our communities with the resources that we need to live happy, vibrant, and fulfilled lives.”

She added, “COVID laid bare a lot of disparities. When we started looking at the disproportionate impact of COVID on communities of color in particular, there’s a straight line to the lack of access to safe, affordable, high-quality healthcare.”

“We can no longer allow racism to rob our residents of the opportunity to live and lead full, happy, and healthy lives,” Lightfoot said.

What did the alderman say?

Alderman Raymond Lopez (D), however, contents that gang violence is the real problem wreaking havoc on Chicagoans — and Lightfoot is intentionally ignoring the issue.

“Generational gang life isn’t just something that’s encouraged. It’s almost revered in some neighborhoods,” Lopez told the Washington Examiner. “If you really want to get to what is at the heart of a lot of this, it is gangs, and it is the borderline collapse of the family unit in many of our neighborhoods … [Lightfoot] has avoided calling out gangs in our community as a source of violence in our city.”

“I think it’s a foil to avoid having to deal with [gang and other issues], period. Two hundred-plus murders in the city of Chicago, none of them were committed because of racism,” he added. “I can tell you last week’s gang shooting had nothing to do with racism. The shooting in Englewood Monday morning, four people shot, three others injured, was not about racism.”

In fact, according to Lopez, Lightfoot’s focus on racism, as opposed to gang violence, as the city’s problem is meant to appease her “white, lakefront, liberal, woke supporters.”

The result, according to Lopez, is that his constituents, who are mostly mostly Hispanic and black, “feel the city doesn’t give a s**t” about them and the real problem of gang violence in their neighborhoods.

There have been 294 homicides in Chicago as of June 12, according to the Chicago Tribune. That is 21 more homicides compared to the same time period in 2020, and 60 more than 2019.

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Lessons in Centralized Power: Federal Policy Facilitated Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

Most people reflexively believe the federal government protects the interests of minorities. After all, the feds gave us the Civil Rights Acts and ended segregation – so the narrative goes. But in truth, the federal government has a pretty abysmal record when it comes to its treatment of minority communities and has often implemented policies extremely detrimental to their interests. In general, centralized authority has historically brutalized minority populations, and this includes the U.S. federal government.

The federal government’s treatment of Native Americans throughout history provides a litany of examples. The forced relocation of various tribes to reservations, the Trail of Tears, the long train of broken treaties, not to mention the outright wars of extermination waged against some native tribes in the 1800s immediately spring to mind. But while that kind of overt oppression has faded into the past, some modern federal policies continued this legacy of the horrible treatment of native populations.

The federal government’s involvement in Native American healthcare provides a chilling example.

Beginning in the late 1800s, treaties and executive orders established federal responsibility for Native American healthcare. The outcomes were nothing short of horrendous. According to an annual report by the Office of Indian Affairs in 1917, approximately three-fifths of Native American infants died before the age of five.

As deplorable health outcomes within Native American populations became too hard to ignore, the feds created Indian Health Services (IHS) within the Department of Health and Human Services in 1955. This agency ultimately helped facilitate the forced sterilization of Native American women.

In 1970, Congress passed the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act. The law was intended to provide funding to low-income and uninsured families for family planning services. As it turns out, this federal funding helped facilitate the sterilization of as many as 25 percent of Native American women of childbearing age. Under the law, the feds subsidized sterilization of women who received healthcare through the IHS as well as some Medicaid patients. Sterilization procedures were performed in both reservation hospitals and off-reservation facilities that the feds contracted with to provide healthcare for tribal members. According to an article published by Time, “Some of these procedures were performed under pressure or duress, or without the women’s knowledge or understanding.”

Marie Sanchez served as chief tribal judge on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. During a U.N. Convention on Indigenous Rights in 1977, she called the sterilization policy “a modern form” of genocide.

African American and Hispanic women were also targeted for sterilization during this time period, according to the Time article.

It took concerted action by activists and nearly a decade for the federal government to adopt regulations protecting women from unwanted sterilization procedures.

These policies were clearly rooted in racism. But racists would have a limited ability to act without the power available to them through centralized government. And this is not an isolated example of racists taking advantage of federal power. In much the same way as racists used the Indian Health Services and federal funding available through the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act to facilitate forced sterilization of Native American women, federal farm programs made it possible to steal land from African-American farmers in the 20th century.

There is no denying that Native Americans and African Americans suffered from racism. But you shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that government actions gave racists their power, from Jim Crow laws at the state and local level to federal farm policy that enabled white people to dispossess black Americans of their land, to federal health programs that intentionally undermined the health of Native American populations.

The widespread notion that centralized national power is good for minorities is a myth. Centralized power has never been friendly toward minorities. From the Jews in Germany, to the Ukrainians in the U.S.S.R, to the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, to Africans in the United States, centralized governments have historically oppressed minorities and sometimes worked to exterminate them.

The Civil Rights Act notwithstanding, history shows that the U.S. federal government has, by and large, followed the historical pattern by facilitating discrimination, both directly and indirectly.

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College students say American flag symbolizes ‘genocide,’ ‘extremism,’ ‘injustice,’ and ‘sins we’ve committed against others’

Just prior to Flag Day on Monday, Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson visited the University of Texas at Dallas to chat with students about what they believe the American flag symbolizes.

And not only did they not know much if anything about Flag Day, most of the interviewees didn’t have a very high opinion about Old Glory.

What are the details?

When Jacobson asked one student what things come to mind when he sees an American flag, he offered a doozie of a response: “A lot of things come to mind. First of all, war. Second of all … we’ve also taken a bit of land from Native Americans, so that’s unfortunate, too. And it’s just really terrible that we’ve done all these things, and this flag kind of reminds me of that — of all the sins we’ve committed against others.”

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She then asked if he agreed with other students who say the flag symbolizes oppression, racism, and genocide, and he replied, “Yes, wholeheartedly. We’ve done so much under that banner … and the whole patriotism thing just sweeps all that narrative of racism, oppression, and the like under the rug.”

A female student couldn’t have been more simpatico.

“I guess I don’t look at [the American flag] positively … I do look at it negatively,” she said, adding that “I don’t agree with [what] this country was found upon completely … a lot of injustice … a lot of genocide. I see a lot American flags on church grounds, which i find very … like, not trustworthy ‘cuz I don’t like the idea of tying in politics with religion, which is what this country does, even still today.”

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A different male student said that “absolute love of the American flag … is very obviously correlated to, like, extremism … nationalism.”

Another female student said she’s “definitely seen the American flag used as a racist symbol … you see people show up to, like, [former President Donald] Trump rallies with their flags, waving it, screaming in people’s faces. Well, then, yes … it makes it obvious what it means to them.”

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Anything else?

Not surprisingly, some students mistook Flag Day (June 14) for Juneteenth (June 19).

In addition, when asked if Flag Day should be celebrated, the first male student had a terse reply: “F*** no.”

And the female student who disagreed with American flags on church grounds said that while people should celebrate Flag Day if they choose to, she “personally wouldn’t because I don’t entirely love this place as much as some people do.”


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MSNBC’s Joy Reid claims students are being taught ‘Confederate Race Theory’ — and people have questions

MSNBC host Joy Reid defended critical race theory on Friday by claiming that American students, from kindergarten through high school, are being taught “Confederate Race Theory” — and CRT is a necessary response to such anti-black narratives.

In response, Reid was promptly asked to corroborate her claims.

What did Reid say?

Reid’s assertion about “Confederate Race Theory” came after she posed a question on social media to opponents of CRT, asking what version of history they want taught if not CRT.

That’s when Reid claimed American students are being taught that slavery “was not so bad” and racial violence against black Americans never happened.

“Currently, most k-12 students already learn a kind of Confederate Race Theory, whereby the Daughters of the Confederacy long ago imposed a version of history wherein slavery was not so bad and had nothing to do with the civil war, and lynchings and violence never happened,” Reid claimed.

Reid then suggested that opponents of CRT favor “continuing to omit” unsavory and tragic truths about America’s past — such as the treatment of Native Americans or the fact that many of America’s founding fathers owned slaves — and postulated that CRT opponents support sanitizing history.

“Is this about continuing to teach Confederate Race Theory? And continuing to omit things like the founders owning slaves, or the facts about the mass extermination of the indigenous? Are you insisting that those things continue to be omitted? If so, why?” Reid said.

“Or is it about adding more empty praise to the teaching of history and completing the sanitization of history that already is the case? If so, why? How does that make children smarter? And don’t you think kids will eventually find out the facts anyway?” she continued.

What was the response?

While it proves difficult to assess all curriculum standards for history in America — owing to the fact that curriculum standards are determined by state and local education boards — people were quick to challenge Reid’s claim.

“Joy, this is one of the silliest, most outlandish, things I’ve read in a while. You think ‘most’ K-12 kids have been getting taught that slavery was not so bad until this year? Seriously? That’s propaganda. Show me the textbooks to back this up please,” conservative writer Jonah Goldberg said.

“‘Most’? This is nonsense. Nobody in my family, of any generation, has ever been taught anything vaguely resembling this. In how many of the 50 states, in 2021 A.D., do you believe that the Daughters of the Confederacy presently control the public, private, & parochial schools?” National Review writer Dan McLaughlin responded.

Washington Examiner editor Jay Caruso even cited a school district that assigns readings from Nikole Hannah Jones — the creator of the 1619 Project — to elementary students.

Those who grew up and were educated in the South especially challenged Reid’s claims.

“I grew up in the south. At no point did any teacher teach slavery, the civil war, or reconstruction in this manner. This is crazy,” one person told Reid.

“I attended a k-12 school south of the Mason Dixon line in the 1970’s and we were never taught anything like that. You are setting up a straw man argument,” another person said.

It should be noted, of course, that the loudest voices speaking out about alleged systemic racism and discrimination, emphasizing the racial sins of America’s past, are the younger generations of Americans.

Certainly, those yanking down statues of founding fathers were not given a whitewashed American history education.

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Texas newspaper refuses to publish description of mass shooting suspect: ‘Perpetuating stereotypes’

A prominent Texas news outlet refused to publish the police-provided description of a suspect believed to be responsible for a mass shooting in Austin, Texas, over concerns that doing so would be “perpetuating stereotypes.”

What is the background?

Police in Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State, announced 14 people were injured after at least one person opened fire on people on Austin’s historic Sixth Street after 1 a.m. Saturday.

The perpetrator(s) apparently fired at random. Police did not know the motive, and they said gang-related activity had not been ruled out. However, law enforcement said they believed the incident was an isolated event.

What are the details?

When divulging details about the mass shooting, police provided a description of the suspected perpetrator, explaining they were searching for a “black male wearing a black shirt with a skinny build and with dreadlocks.”

However, the Austin American-Statesman, one of Texas’ most prominent newspapers, refused to publish that description, claiming they would be “perpetuating stereotypes” if they did.

The newspaper placed the following editor’s note at the end of their story:

Editor’s note: Police have only released a vague description of the suspected shooter as of Saturday morning. The Austin American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting.

Have any arrests been made?

Police have arrested one person they believe was connected to the mass shooting.

“Police said they had zeroed in on two suspects involved in previous dispute and were rapidly working to arrest them. Interim Police Chief Joe Chacon expressed confidence that investigators would soon be able to untangle more details about what prompted the gunfire and that suspects could face a range of charges that include attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,” the Statesman-American reported.

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North Carolina city approves multi-million dollar reparations plan, marks ‘Juneteenth’ as city holiday

Asheville, the western North Carolina city known as “The Portland of the South,” officially approved a multi-million dollar reparations plan this week.

Last June, the Asheville City Council unanimously approved a resolution to address slavery and racial discrimination by distributing reparations to black residents. The plan does not “mandate direct payments,” but instead directs the city to invest money in areas of the city where black residents “face disparities,” USA Today reported.

What are the details?

During a city council meeting on Tuesday, Asheville leaders approved $2.1 million for reparations.

The money, according to the Asheville Citizen Times, is being “pulled from proceeds of a land sale rather than the city’s general fund.” City leaders, however, did not specify how the money will be spent.

“There was a question about, well, how will this be spent? What are the projects?” City Manager Debra Campbell said. “We don’t know yet. What we do know is that we have asked the commission once it is formed, to provide us with short, medium and long-term initiatives.”

Meanwhile, supporters of reparations criticized the approved amount as too small, while others suggested that defunding the police is a form of reparations.

From the Citizen Times:

During a public hearing on the city’s planned $201.7 million budget, speakers expressed dissatisfaction with the amount, saying the $2.1 million is not enough and that divesting from the city police department would be a form or reparations. Others said the money could be better spent, including that $2.1 million could create eight Black homeowners and that with the proposed tax hike, they’re being priced out of the city instead.

During the meeting, the city council also approved a proclamation declaring June 19 as “Juneteenth” — the annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery — a city holiday.

Anything else?

Earlier this year, Evanston, Illinois, became one of the first U.S. cities to approve a reparations plan, agreeing to distribute $10 million to black residents over the next decade. Other cities considering reparations plans include, Amherst, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and Iowa City, Iowa.

Like in Asheville, activists criticized Evanston’s plan for not being sufficiently aggressive.

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Whiteness is a ‘parasitic-like condition’ that needs treatment but has no cure, research published in peer-reviewed health care journal says

Whiteness is “a malignant, parasitic-like condition” that does not have a “permanent cure,” according to research recently published in a peer-reviewed health care journal.

Dr. Donald Moss, a New York City psychoanalyst, published an article titled “On Having Whiteness” last month in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

“Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has — a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which ‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility,” the paper claimed.

“Parasitic whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse,” Moss wrote. “These deformed appetites particularly target nonwhite peoples. Once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate.”

Fox News reported, “Moss argues that white people possess an ‘entitled dominion’ that enables the ‘host’ to wield power ‘without limit, force without restriction, violence without mercy,’ and increases one’s desire to ‘terrorize.'”

The paper stated that “any infant is vulnerable to the parasite of whiteness.”

“Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions,” the psychoanalyst, who is white, prescribed. “Such interventions can reasonably aim only to reshape whiteness’s infiltrated appetites — to reduce their intensity, redistribute their aims, and occasionally turn those aims toward the work of reparation.”

The doctor alleged that “there is not yet a permanent cure” for whiteness.

Moss also claimed that whiteness “easily infiltrates even groups founded on the protection of individuals, on democratic principles.”

Newsweek reported, “In 2019, he delivered his theory describing whiteness as a parasitic condition as a plenary address for the South African Psychoanalytical Association, and he also lectured on it at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York.”

Moss presented his “On Having Whiteness” seminar at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in 2020.

Moss teaches psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

According to the American Psychoanalytic Association website, Moss says since the mid-1980s he has “been working on clinical/theoretical/activisist perspectives that aim to understand and dismantle structured forms of hatred– ‘hating in the first person plural’–racism, homophobia, misogyny and xenophobia.”

In 2017, Moss was the recipient of the Elizabeth Young Bruehl award for work against prejudice.

Moss is also a climate change activist and is a founding member of the “Green Gang,” a “group of analysts and scientists focusing on climate change and its denial.”

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Black man caught on video repeatedly calling Asian cop a ‘ch**k’ in front of other officers, excuses it by saying ‘black people can’t be racist’

A black man was caught on video repeatedly calling an Asian New York City police officer a “f***in’ ch**k” in front about six other officers on a street in Washington Square Park over the weekend, the New York Post reported.

What are the details?

The paper said the officers were in the area due to protests in the park, and the video begins with the furious man standing on a sidewalk and facing down an officer in the street and using profanity while repeatedly using an Asian slur against him.

The Post said the individual taking video was livestreaming from the park and turned the camera away when the officer approached the man and apparently told him to stay on the sidewalk.

“I’m on the sidewalk, what you gonna do? What’s your name?” the man asked, according to the paper, although those questions can’t be heard on the below video.

But when the clip starts, the man can be heard saying, “You’re not even from this country. You piece of s**t! You f***in’ ch**k! You f***in’ ch**k! You f***in’ ch**k! He’s a ch**k! Get the f*** outta here, you ch**k! Get the f*** outta here!”

Another officer tells the man to stay on the sidewalk and motions the other officers — including the Asian officer — to keep on walking down the street. But the “ch**k” references keep coming.

At one point a white man on a bicycle rides by the scene and rips into the black man for using a racial slur.

“Why you calling people ch**ks, man? F*** you!” the white man on the bicycle yells.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYCPBA

“Suck my d***!” the black man replies.

“No, f*** you!” the white man shoots back as he’s further down the sidewalk.

As the black man continues to tell the white man to “suck my d***,” the white man yells several times to “stop calling people ch**ks, man, that’s f***ed up!”

As the white man rides away, he calls the black man a “racist f***” and a “racist piece of s**t.”

‘Black people can’t be racist’

But the black man yells back that “black people can’t be racist” — and continues to berate and use slurs and profanity against the Asian officer while following the group of police and trying to bait them: “What you wanna do? What you wanna do?”

Apparently the Asian officer told him to watch his mouth because the man replied, “Watch my mouth for what, you ch**k? Watch my mouth for what, you ch**k? … Go look me up, you f***in’ ch**k! … I work for the state, you piece of s**t! I pay your f***in’ salary! You f***in’ bitch ass motherf***er! I’m out here all night, by myself — I ain’t gotta have 100 people with me! … How ’bout that?”

By the end of the clip when the police were gone, the man bizarrely claims that his tirade didn’t “go out to all Asian people.”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYCPBA

He adds, “Lemme get this straight. I’m talkin’ about the f***in’ cops. … The cops are not our friends. You understand? I wanna get that clear ‘cuz [the white man on the bicycle] rolled by and said, ‘Yo, you racist.’ Black people cannot be racist!”

Here’s the video. Content warning: Profanity and racial slurs:

What did the NYPD have to say?

“Each day, NYPD officers are expected to maintain a level of professionalism under an array of difficult circumstances,” a police spokeswoman told the Post. “In this instance, an Asian police officer was subjected to an ugly onslaught of racial slurs and maintained his composure. However, it is disturbing to see this type of language used against any Asian person in light of the disturbing increase of Asian hate crimes citywide.”

The Asian Jade Society — NYPD Asian officers who “share common interests, represent the Asian community within the department with a unified front, and provide support for one another” — responded in a tweet that it’s “appalled by another one of these blatant attacks of derogatory slurs and pure racism directed towards one of our own Asian officers.”

The paper added that it wasn’t clear if the man yelling in the video was among those who clashed with and were forced out of the park by police.

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Former Princeton prof exposes ‘dangerous double standard’ over NY shrink who fantasized about murdering white people

Dr. Carol Swain argued Sunday that the New York City psychiatrist who recently told a Yale School of Medicine audience that she fantasized about “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person” is guilty of what could essentially be categorized as reverse racism.

What is the background?

That psychiatrist, Dr. Aruna Khilanani, incited controversy last week when her remarks, delivered April 6 at Yale’s Child Study Center, gained attention online.

The lecture, titled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” claimed “white people are psychologically dependent on black rage” and that white people are unable to display empathy toward black people.

While explaining that she removed most white people from her social circle and friend groups, Khilanani celebrated having murderous fantasies.

“I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor,” she told the Yale audience.

Khilanani also claimed that all white people are racist (“there are no good apples out there”) and that white people will never be able to see their racism; therefore, they are unable to not be racist. Khilanani later defended her remarks in an interview published by Bari Weiss.

What did Swain say?

Swain, a former Princeton professor, argued on “Fox & Friends” that Khilanani’s remarks expose a “double standard” about racial hate speech in American discourse.

“There is a dangerous double standard that allows racial and ethnic minorities to engage in hate speech without any consequence, and this has been going on for years,” Swain said. “What I’ve always noticed is that the universities seem to reward the ones who make the most outrageous, the most hate-filled statements.”

Swain added that Khilanani should be reprimanded by professional boards of which she is a member because “she should not be practicing medicine.”

“What she says matters. There are lunatics that may be listening to her speech right now that will go out and act on her fantasy. She has planted that in someone’s mind,” Swain said. “That statement should have ended the career of that doctor because she is unfit to practice medicine.”

What did Yale say?

Yale Medical School officials said they “reviewed a recording of the talk and found the tone and content antithetical to the values of the school.”

“In deciding whether to post the video, we weighed our grave concern about the extreme hostility, imagery of violence, and profanity expressed by the speaker against our commitment to freedom of expression,” the statement continued. “We ultimately decided to post the video with access limited to those who could have attended the talk — the members of the Yale community.”

The video was, indeed, published internally with the following disclaimer, “This video contains profanity and imagery of violence. Yale School of Medicine expects the members of our community to speak respectfully to one another and to avoid the use of profanity as a matter of professionalism and acknowledgment of our common humanity. Yale School of Medicine does not condone imagery of violence or racism against any group.”

The New York State Office of the Professionals, which issues licenses to practice medicine in the Empire State, has not commented on Khilanani’s talk.

Khilanani has held a medical license in New York since 2008, according to the New York Times.


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NBA superstar blames racism, treating players like a ‘human zoo’ after fan throws water bottle at him

NBA superstar Kyrie Irving, the starting shooting guard for the Brooklyn Nets, blamed racism after being targeted Sunday by a Boston fan with what police called a “dangerous weapon” — a water bottle.

What happened?

Police arrested 21-year-old Cole Buckley after he allegedly tossed a Dasani water bottle at Irving following a game between the Nets and Boston Celtics Sunday night. The Nets won the game and took a 3-1 lead in the NBA playoff series. Game 5 is Monday night at Brooklyn.

According to ESPN, the bottle “narrowly missed” Irving, who was leaving the court when the alleged incident took place. Still, police have charged Buckley with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

The fan was also permanently banned from TD Garden, the Celtics’ arena.

“We have zero tolerance for violations of our guest code of conduct, and the guest is subject to a lifetime ban from TD Garden,” a spokesperson for TD Garden said.

How did Irving respond?

The basketball star blamed racism, “entitlement,” and a “human zoo” environment for the incident.

“It’s unfortunate that sports has come to a lot of this kind of crossroads where you’re seeing a lot of old ways come up,” Irving said. “It’s been that way in history in terms of entertainment and performers and sports for a long period of time, and just underlying racism and just treating people like they’re in a human zoo, throwing stuff at people, saying things.”

“I just wanted to keep it strictly basketball, and then you just see that people feel very entitled out here. They pay for the tickets, great, I’m grateful that they’re coming in to watch a great performance,” Irving added, “but we’re not at the theater, we’re not throwing tomatoes and other random stuff at the people that are performing.”

Irving later added that he doesn’t feel the players are treated like humans during their games.

“We keep saying we’re human, we’re human but we don’t get treated like we have rights when we’re out there sometimes and people feel entitled to go and do things like that,” he said.

Before traveling to Boston, Irving stated publicly that he hoped he did not encounter racism in his return to Beantown. Irving previously played for the Boston Celtics between 2017 and 2019.

“I’m just looking forward to competing with my teammates, and you know, hopefully we can just keep it strictly basketball,” Irving said. “You know, there’s no belligerence or any racism going on, subtle racism, and people yelling [expletive beeped out] from the crowd.”

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MSNBC host proposes ‘the most radical of things’ to fight police brutality: ‘Time to burn it down’

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross proclaimed Saturday that she is willing to undertake the “the most radical” of solutions to fix what she believes is a problem with police brutality and racist law enforcement.

Cross was reacting to the recently released video of Ronald Greene, a Louisiana man who died in 2019 while in police custody.

The New York Times reported Friday:

The death of Ronald Greene after a police chase in Louisiana in 2019 is attracting new scrutiny after the publication of police body camera footage that appears to show a starkly different version of events than the one given by the Louisiana State Police.

What did Cross say?

Speaking on her MSNBC show, Cross declared that it’s “time to burn it down,” referring to what she and many activists believe is a problematic criminal justice system.

“I am outraged, and exhausted, and angry. That video is practically unwatchable. And I think about that man’s family, and his mother, and what they must be going through,” Cross said.

“And I just wonder— this is clearly not a system that can be reformed, and I just— what can we do to stop this? Because it feels like it’s just time to burn it down, you know?” she continued. “We ask, please stop killing us. It hasn’t happened. At this point it’s a demand and it’s still happening.”

Later, Cross admitted she is “up for the most radical of things” to prevent more black people from being killed by police.

I don’t even know the words to describe the level of outrage I feel thinking about what this man’s— his mother had to watch that tape. You’ve organized all over the country. I am so ready for this fight. I am so ready for this fight, because I don’t want to see another person go through that. How do we organize ourselves out of this quagmire? They’re attacking our voting rights. They’re attacking our lives and livelihoods. They’re killing us if they’re not over-criminalizing us and putting us in jail. As a longtime organizer what is it that we do?

Because I have to say, as a people, for my people, I am up for the most radical of things to make sure that we live.

Anything else?

Last summer, activists already tried to “burn it down.” Riots characterized the summer months in major cities nationwide following the death of George Floyd.

Initially, support for activist groups like Black Lives Matter increased. But the BLM movement has since plummeted following months of violent unrest.

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NFL coach Eugene Chung claims team said he is ‘not the right minority’ during head coach job interview

Football coach Eugene Chung was a first-round NFL draft pick in 1992 and has a decade of NFL coaching experience under his belt, including one Super Bowl win with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018.

But Chung said Thursday he was recently denied a spot as an NFL head coach because he is “not the right minority.” Chung is a Korean American.

What happened?

Speaking with the Boston Globe, Chung recalled the “absolutely mind-blowing” job interview.

“It was said to me, ‘Well, you’re really not a minority,'” Chung explained.

Chung said the comment left him frozen — but he decided to push the interviewer on what exactly he meant.

“I was like, ‘Wait a minute. The last time I checked, when I looked in the mirror and brushed my teeth, I was a minority,'” Chung recalled. “So I was like, ‘What do you mean I’m not a minority?'”

The interviewer, however, doubled down and said, “You are not the right minority we’re looking for.”

“That’s when I realized what the narrative was,” Chung explained. “I was blown away, emotionally paralyzed for a split second. I asked myself, ‘Did I hear that correctly?'”

Chung told the Globe the interviewer began to backtrack when confronted further.

“I asked about it, and as soon as the backtracking started, I was like, ‘Oh no, no, no, no, no, you said it. Now that it’s out there, let’s talk about it,'” Chung said. “It was absolutely mind-blowing to me that in 2021, something like that is actually a narrative.”

Chung neither named the interviewer nor identified the team responsible for the racial insult.

Anything else?

“The NFL has attempted to address its lack of diversity, instituting — and updating — the Rooney Rule to mandate that organizations interview at least two minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator openings. The owners also passed a resolution in November that rewards teams for developing minority coaching talent with draft compensation,” the Globe reported.

While the effectiveness of the diversity plan has been questioned, Chung said he does not harbor ill will toward the league.

“I’m not sitting here bashing the league at all, because there are great mentors and there are great coaches that embrace the difference,” Chung told the Globe. “It’s just when the Asians don’t fit the narrative, that’s where my stomach churns a little bit.”

TheBlaze has reached out to the NFL for comment.

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Latino reporter cancels interview with Chicago mayor after she declares she will talk to only ‘black or brown journalists’

Left-wing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot garnered a lot of attention over the last 24 hours following her declaration that she would no longer grant one-on-one interviews to white reporters — only “black or brown journalists” would be permitted to be graced with her presence.

The fallout among the general public was pretty strident, with many commenters wondering just how the media would react if a white mayor did something similar to minority members of the media.

One high-profile Latino journalist in the Windy City took serious issue with the mayor’s new discriminatory policy and told her staff to cancel his upcoming interview with Lightfoot when they informed him the mayor would not be lifting her racial conditions.

What’s going on?

Mayor Lightfoot’s spokeswoman told members of the Chicago media Tuesday that the mayor “is granting 1 on 1 interviews — only to Black or Brown journalists,” WMAQ-TV reporter Mary Ann Ahern said.

Another reporter, Paris Schutz of WTTW-TV, said he “was told the same thing.”

A third reporter, WTTW’s Heather Cherone, confirmed the claims.

Chicago Alderman George Cardenas responded to the reports, saying that the mayor’s policy “should be corrected.”

What did the Latino reporter say?

Gregory Pratt, a well-known reporter with the Chicago Tribune who also happens to be Latino, revealed that he was none too thrilled with Mayor Lightfoot’s recent proclamation.

And he was willing to put his money where his mouth was, revealing on Twitter that he told the mayor’s office to cancel his Wednesday interview with Lightfoot if she was determined to keep her policy.

According to Pratt, the mayor’s staff said she was not going to budge.

“I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today,” Pratt tweeted. “However, I asked the mayor’s office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled.

“Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them,” he concluded.

HotAir’s Ed Morrissey noted that Pratt’s move “raised the ante for his colleagues while calling Lightfoot’s bluff.”

It’s yet to be seen if any other reporters will follow Pratt’s lead, but, as Morrissey noted, “Anyone now conducting a one-on-one with Lightfoot while this policy remains in place will stand in stark and unpleasant contrast to Pratt’s principled stand. Who wants to be a collaborator in an attack on the media, especially one as stupidly racist as Lightfoot’s?”

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Little League coaches in far-left Virginia city to receive ‘anti-racism’ training. But one parent complains it’s a ‘bunch of busybodies virtue signaling.’

Little League baseball coaches in Alexandria, Virginia, will be required to receive training in “anti-racism” this month, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

What are the details?

The city’s Little League board President Sherry Reilly in an email to coaches last week said the league had partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance and that all coaches and league board members were asked to cancel May 24 practices to make room for a Sports Can Battle Racism workshop, the paper said.

The Free Beacon said the workshop document for coaches includes themes such as “Create a Caring Climate” to “Model Anti-Racist Behavior” and that coaches are encouraged to teach themselves to take note of their own “internalized racism” and look for “potential institutional racism” in the community. The paper added that coaches also are asked to “be on the lookout” for moments that can serve as “anti-racism learning opportunities.”

Casey Miller, a spokeswoman for the Positive Coaching Alliance, told the Free Beacon that training costs are between $1,000 to $10,000 but didn’t say how much the Alexandria Little League spent on the yearlong partnership or the coaches’ training.

The training will be conducted over Zoom, the paper said, near the end of the Little League’s spring season, which ends the first week of June.

Pushback from a parent

Alexandria parent Barry Bennett, however, told the paper that the Little League coaches’ training is “a bunch of busybodies virtue signaling. Leave 10-year-olds alone.”

As it happens, Alexandria is a decidedly far-left city; of the residents who voted in the last presidential election, 80% voted Democratic. The paper added that Positive Coaching Alliance’s online resource library for “overcoming racism in sports” is similar to the “antiracist” and critical race theory-based training in some of the public schools in the state.

More from the Free Beacon:

Virginia school districts have mandated similar training for their teachers. Arlington County schools required teachers to participate in an equity training program in which they were taught how to create an “actively antiracist learning environment.” Loudoun County schools spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on teacher training sessions based on critical race theory—the idea that American institutions are inherently racist.

One resource, geared toward high school student athletes, is a definition guide with more than 30 entries, such as “cultural appropriation,” “systemic racism,” and “intersectionality.” The guide links equality with “meritocracy” and includes an addendum that asks “whether equality is enough” and if “equity is a more important principle.”

Gender “transcend[s] biology,” according to the guide, and is “very complex since people can identify in diverse ways.” It notes that Facebook offers more than 70 gender options.

The alliance also offers a quiz that allows high school athletes to assess their “privilege.” Being a child of a parent or guardian with a college degree is one example of privilege. Athletes and coaches can also use the website’s “identity wheel,” which includes sections on sex, sexual preference, race, and religion, to “increase awareness of how privilege operates to normalize some identities over others.”

But parents of late have been battling woke overreach:

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Dr. Fauci claims COVID-19 pandemic exposed ‘the undeniable effects of racism’ in America

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, claimed Sunday the coronavirus pandemic has revealed that America is incredibly racist.

What did Fauci say?

Speaking at a graduation ceremony for Emory University via webcast, Fauci claimed COVID-19 has exacerbated “the undeniable effects of racism” in America.

“COVID-19 has shown a bright light on our own society’s failings,” Fauci said, adding the disease “has uncovered a stark reality and failing of our own society.”

Specifically, Fauci said the pandemic exposed “social determinants” — racial disparities engraved into American society, a tenet of critical race theory — that limit access to health care for people of color and make them especially vulnerable to diseases.

Such realities, Fauci claimed, make black people, Hispanics, and Native Americans more susceptible to chronic health problems, which meant they are more likely to face complications if they contract COVID-19.

“Now, very few of these comorbidities have racial determinants. Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to health care, and the undeniable effects of racism in our society,” Fauci said.

“Let us promise ourselves that our corporate memory of this tragic reality — that an infectious disease disparately kills people of color — does not fade,” Fauci continued. “Righting this wrong will take a decades-long commitment. I urge you to be part of that commitment”


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What does the data show?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last fall showing that, by and large, black people and Hispanics were disproportionately more likely to face complications from COVID-19, such as hospitalization and death, than white Americans.

In fact, analysis revealed that of the more than 114,000 Americans who died of COVID-19 between May and August 2020, nearly 19% were black and more than 24% were Hispanic.

Those numbers are disproportionate with American demographics, considering that just 13.4% of Americans are black and 18.5% are Hispanic.

“CDC researchers said in Friday’s report that the disproportionately higher death rates among nonwhites likely stems from different cultural and socioeconomic causes,” The Hill reported. “Minorities are more likely to live in multigenerational or multifamily housing; more likely to work in jobs that require their physical presence such as meatpacking, service and health care jobs; and more likely to suffer from underlying conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, that are tied to worse outcomes among COVID-19 patients.”

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Disney responds after leaked docs expose racial training that insists America was founded on ‘systemic racism’

The Walt Disney Corporation responded to growing controversy on Monday after recently leaked documents revealed Disney is pushing elements of critical race theory for employee training.

What is the background?

As TheBlaze reported, documents leaked to journalist Christopher F. Rufo show Disney recently introduced employees to a program called “Reimagine Tomorrow” that is allegedly centered on “diversity and inclusion.”

However, the program asks employees to complete a “white privilege checklist,” and tells employees to “pivot” from the “norm of white dominate culture” to something such as “collectivism.”

The program reportedly contains training modules on “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” “white fragility,” “white saviors,” “microaggressions,” and “anti-racism.”

Disney also claims in the program that America has a “long history of systemic racism and transphobia,” and says non-black employees should not “question or debate Black colleagues’ lived experience.”

What did Disney say?

In a statement, Disney claimed the leaked documents have been “deliberately distorted.”

However, when Rufo reported on the existence of the documents, he did not simply relay what they say — he included the documents themselves.

Here is Disney’s complete statement:

These internal documents are being deliberately distorted as reflective of company policy, when in fact their purpose was to allow diversity of thought and discussion on the incredibly complex and challenging issues of race and discrimination that we as a society and companies nationwide are facing.

The Disney brand has a long history of inclusivity, with stories that reflect acceptance and tolerance and celebrate people’s differences, as we have consistently demonstrated in such popular films as Moana, Coco, Black Panther, Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon, and as a global entertainment company we are committed to continuing to tell stories that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience.

How did Rufo respond?

Responding on Twitter, Rufo said Disney is being dishonest.

“Disney has released a statement claiming that my reporting ‘distorted’ their antiracism program. This is false. I published direct quotations, contextual screenshots, and the original source documents in their entirety. Disney is distorting the truth — and I won’t stand for it,” Rufo said.

In fact, Rufo said Disney is being hypocritical, pointing out its weird relationship with China and the fact that Disney’s executive leadership team is comprised of white men.

“Disney claims to value ‘inclusivity,’ but the company has: -Used slave and child labor in poor countries -Filmed ‘Mulan’ near Uighur concentration camps -Censored content for the CCP -Shrinked a black actor in Chinese promotional materials,” Rufo said. “The Magic Kingdom is a house of lies.”

“I challenge Disney’s executive team to walk the walk: they should complete the ‘white privilege’ checklist they provided to employees and share the results publicly,” he continued. “Otherwise, they’re fake antiracists, using buzzwords to deflect attention from their moral transgressions.”

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Northwestern University journalist says even the way white people walk on sidewalks is racist

Northwestern University’s student newspaper recently published an article that reportedly asserted that “white people walk awkwardly on sidewalks” because of “internalized racism,” according to a Wednesday report from
Campus Reform.

What are the details?

Opinion editor Kenny Allen wrote the Daily Northwestern article, “Are the sidewalks at Northwestern too white, too?” which asked if white people walked on sidewalks certain ways because of racism.

“When I first got to Northwestern, I wondered why walking around on campus could be so frustrating,” he wrote. “Even when sidewalks were relatively empty, I would often have to walk way around people to pass without bumping into them.”

“At first,” he reasoned, “I chalked it up to the geographic diversity of the school; maybe the people that came to this school were used to different ways of moving through a public place.”

After discussing the problem with his other black friends, Allen said, he concluded that “people at this predominantly white school would not move out of our way on the sidewalk.”

Pointing to University of Richmond sociologist Bedelia Richards’ test to determine whether college campuses are racist, Allen concluded that internalized racism is what prompts white people to walk on sidewalks the way that they do in places such as Northwestern University.

Allen explained that such conclusions were connected to Jim Crow segregation laws.

“That social order required black people to yield to white people whenever possible,” he wrote. “Black people were made to show deference to white people anytime they interacted. One of the ways they were made to do so was by stepping off the sidewalk when a white person was walking past. The informal rules are passed down through generations just like any other kind of etiquette.

“White people came to expect the right of way in public spaces,” he continued. “White people who were accustomed to moving through the world like that — intentionally or not — taught their kids to move through the world in the same way. And the racism that undergirded Jim Crow wasn’t eliminated just because the laws were no longer overtly racist.”

What’s next?

Allen concluded that it is this very practice that ought to prompt people to become more serious about “uprooting … white supremacy.”

“Many White people walk around campus having unknowingly absorbed this particular facet of white supremacy, and the leaders of the institution do little to make us believe that white supremacy is something worth challenging in the first place,” he insisted.

“Uprooting that white supremacy requires both recognizing its scale and disrupting it however it shows up,” he added — even if it shows up on the sidewalk next to you.

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Outrage erupts over Tim Tebow’s likely NFL return; critics allege racism because Colin Kaepernick not signed

Tim Tebow’s likely return to the NFL has ignited a new controversy after angry fans voiced frustration that Tebow is receiving another shot in the big leagues while Colin Kaepernick remains sidelined.

What are the details?

Multiple reports indicated that Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the coming days. Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, will play the tight end position.

Tebow, 33, also will reunite with coach Urban Meyer. The pair won two college football national championships while at Florida in 2006 and 2008.

“The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer,” NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted.

“Tebow hasn’t played football since the 2015 NFL preseason and has spent the past six years working as a broadcaster on the SEC Network and working on his professional baseball career,” ESPN reported.

What was the reaction?

Fans already angry that Kaepernick has gone many seasons unsigned were predictably angry that Tebow will earn yet another NFL contract despite not having played in the league since 2012.

Among the reactions included claims that Tebow was able to secure a contract because he is white and Kaepernick cannot because he is black.

  • “Tebow – Hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012. Gets another shot.
    Kaepernick – Hasn’t played since 2016. Gets nothing.
    What’s the difference? Can’t seem to put my finger on it…” one person
    said, tweeting side-by-side pictures of Tebow and Kaepernick.
  • “Tim Tebow finding a team and Colin Kaepernick can’t.
    White privilege NFL style.
    Tebow can’t throw, never could, never played TE, and hasn’t played in ..what …8 years?
    Explain it to me like I’m 5,” another person
    claimed.
  • “There’s no way you can tell me that Tim Tebow deserves to be on a team as an unproven tight end who hasn’t played in 9 years more than Colin Kaepernick. There’s just no way that’s gonna make sense,” another person reacted.
  • “::laughs in Colin Kaepernick::,” Jemele Hill said.
  • “Tim Tebow hasn’t played football in 6 years and will be 34 heading into training camp and he just signed with the Jags. From here on out, I don’t ever want to hear another word about how Colin Kaepernick isn’t good enough for another shot in the NFL,” one person said.
  • “Interesting how the same people that are praising Tim Tebow for his values outside of football, see Colin Kaepernick’s values as a distraction,” another person reacted.
  • “But no one will sign Colin Kaepernick because hE hASn’T pLayEd in ForEvER and He woUlD bE a DiSTracTioN,” another person mocked.

Tebow, of course, is not guaranteed a starting spot, nor is he guaranteed a spot on the Jaguar’s 53-man regular season roster. Tebow will have to earn his spot on the team during training camp and preseason games.

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Black school choice movement ‘explicitly rejects’ cultural movement that US is racist

A Minnesota black school choice movement has blasted the notion of the United States as being racist wholly false.

What are the details?

The movement, TakeCharge Minnesota, is a school choice movement founded in the black community and vows to tackle the idea of systemic racism.

The notion of systemic racism, the organization states, is “structured to undermine the lives of black Americans.”

According to the organization’s website, Kendall Qualls, a former U.S. Army officer and outspoken Republican, is leading the movement, which intends to counter that narrative and aims to “inspire and educate the black community and other minority groups in the Twin Cities to take charge of their own lives.”

“We acknowledge that racist people exist in the country, but explicitly reject the notion that the United States of America is a racist country,” the organization’s website states. “This is a subtle, but significant difference!

We also denounce the idea that the country is guilty of systemic racism, white privilege and abhor the concept of identity politics and the promotion of victimhood in minority communities.”

The group’s mission is “to inspire and educate black and other minorities communities of their full rights and privileges as Americans greatness to them by the Constitution.”

The group also insists that the way to do this is through quality education, which the group calls the “gateway to prosperity.”

“We desire to inspire them to take charge of their own lives, the lives of their children, and not to rely on government and politicians for redemption and prosperity,” the site adds. “We do not apologize for embracing America or its history. We believe that a well-grounded knowledge of American and world history strengthens our diverse country.”

Qualls ran against incumbent Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips in Minnesota’s 3rd District in November, but lost. He founded TakeCharge Minnesota two months later.

Qualls and the organization made new headlines over the weekend after an ad for the group appeared in the Star Tribune.

The ad — to commemorate Mother’s Day — read, “For many of you, it is a Happy Mother’s Day. But for us, it is not — because our children are being held in bondage. It is the bondage in Minneapolis Public Schools that, for five consecutive years, rank at the bottom of the country in test scores and graduation rates for students of color. Black children from Mississippi rank higher than Minnesota. We want a Mother’s Day gift of freedom — freedom of choice. Freedom as mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts to choose the right school for the children in our families. Help us start a new life for them by supporting school choice.”

Anything else?

On Monday, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder reported that K-12 enrollment in Minneapolis and St. Paul charter schools has grown exponentially — from 1,791 in 2001 to 11,624 in 2019 in Minneapolis, and 2,993 in 2001 to 12,432 in 2019 in St. Paul.

From the Spokesman-Recorder:

Nationally, “More options also mean a greater diversity of school environments that provide better matches for parents and students looking for the ‘right fit’ for children’s development,” said Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools President Lenny McAllister, a school choice proponent. He told the MSR that school choice, in light of historical academic achievement gaps, has helped Black children and other students of color. He disagrees with those who claim that school choice produces “re-segregation.”

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Disney asks employees to complete ‘white privilege checklist,’ insists America was founded on ‘systemic racism,’ according to leaked documents

The Walt Disney Company is the latest mega-corporation to push critical race theory. The Disney empire, which has a reported net worth of $122 billion, is asking employees to complete a “white privilege checklist,” and insists America was founded on “systemic racism,” according to newly leaked documents.

The Walt Disney Company recently introduced a “diversity and inclusion” program titled “Reimagine Tomorrow,” which is described as an “anti-racism discussion guide” and an “allyship for race consciousness,” according to materials published by journalist Christopher F. Rufo. The corporate training module for the anti-racism guide asks: “What can I do about racism?”

Rufo says there are Disney training modules on “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” “white fragility,” “white saviors,” “microaggressions,” and “anti-racism.”

Disney says America has a “long history of systemic racism and transphobia.” The training manual tells employees to “recognize your colleagues are also processing the ways in which the pandemic is disproportionately affecting the Black community.” The guide instructs employees to “take ownership of educating [themselves] about structural anti-Black racism” by seeking out “Black authors, journalists, and organizations.” However, employees should “not rely on [their] Black colleagues to educate [them],” because it is “emotionally taxing.”

The company that rose to fame from a cartoon mouse demands employees to “work through feelings of guilt, shame, and defensiveness to understand what is beneath them and what needs to be healed.” The guide commands non-black employees not to “question of debate Black colleagues’ lived experience.”

“Avoid conflating the Black experience with other communities of color,” the training module reportedly states. “While other people of color are subject to racism, there is a unique history that has led to anti-Black racism and the ways in which that shows up.”

Disney, one of the largest media conglomerates on the planet that owns ABC, ESPN, Touchstone Pictures, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, prescribes that employees should reject “equality” and “equal treatment,” but instead strive for “equity,” “where we focus on the equality of the outcome, not the equality of the experience by taking individual needs and skills into account.”

Disney sponsored a “21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge” in partnership with the YWCA, which is a women’s organization “on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.” The YWCA states, “The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.”

According to Rufo, Disney provides a collection of “anti-racist” resources, including “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice,” “Your Kids Are Not Too Young to Talk About Race,” and the Black Lives Matter website.

The first article recommends that white employees “defund the police,” “participate in reparations,” “decolonize your bookshelf,” “don’t gentrify neighborhoods,” “find and join a local ‘white space,'” and “donate to anti-white supremacy work such as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter.” The second article encourages parents to commit to “raising race-consciousness in children” and argues that “even babies discriminate” against members of other races. The resource includes a graphic that claims that babies show the first signs of racism at 3 months old and white children become “strongly biased in favor whiteness” by age 4.

White Disney employees are asked to complete a “white privilege checklist,” where people can select “privileges” such as: “I am white,” “I am heterosexual,” “I am a man,” “I still identity as the gender I was born in,” “I have never been raped,” “I don’t rely on public transportation,” and “I have never been called a terrorist.”

Disney says employees must “pivot” from “norm of white dominate culture” to “something different,” such as “building a bigger pie” and “collectivism.”

As part of its “anti-racism” campaign, the Mickey Mouse corporation created racially segregated “affinity groups” for minority employees, with the goal of achieving “culturally-authentic insights.” The Latino group is named “Hola,” the Asian group is named “Compass,” and the black group is named “Wakanda,” according to documents provided by whistleblowers.

The training guides didn’t seem to mention Disney’s close ties with the Chinese Communist Party, which has a history of human rights violations, or how it might be seen as “problematic” that Disney filmed the movie “Mulan” in the Xinjiang province of China, where approximately 1 million Uighur Muslims are believed to be held in concentration camps by the CCP government.

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