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Florida Bans DEI and Sociology Class From State Colleges

  

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By:  kavika  •  one month ago  •  168 comments

Florida Bans DEI and Sociology Class From State Colleges





Florida's   State Board of Education approved a new set of rules on Wednesday that will prohibit taxpayer funds from being “used to promote DEI” in the Florida College System.

The regulations will limit the use of public funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, activities, and policies, as well as remove a sociology class from a list of required courses, and replace it with an American history course at Florida’s 28 state colleges.




The programs implicated by the new rule are defined as anything which “classifies individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation and promotes differential or preferential treatment of individuals on the basis of such classification.”

According to a   statement   from the Florida Department of Education, the new class “Introductory Survey to 1877” will provide students an “accurate and factual account of the nation’s past, rather than exposing them to radical woke ideologies, which had become commonplace in the now replaced course.”




Education Commission Manny Diaz said Wednesday that while the sociology course would still be available, it would   no longer be a general education course , because “within the general education code, courses may not distort significant historical events or include curriculum that teaches identity politics or theories.”

The new regulations are based on SB 266, which was passed in May by the state legislature and signed into law by   Gov. Ron DeSantis , who has been using Florida schools to   prosecute a cult






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Kavika
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1  author  Kavika     one month ago

Next up our fearless leader will be banning all history classes, because, gasp, they might mention the truth.

 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @1    one month ago

If Desantis were older, I could see him licking his wounds and becoming more moderate. But he is young and will certainly try and run for president again, so I'm afraid Florida is in for a long bumpy ride in the culture wars. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    one month ago
so I'm afraid Florida is in for a long bumpy ride in the culture wars. 

Not so sure of that, JR. The backlash has been pretty strong and he has lost four court cases in a row on this.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1    one month ago

he's still got time to find a new job...

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.3  Split Personality  replied to  Kavika @1    one month ago

Does anyone smell communism?

The whole philosophy sounds very Russian or Chinese.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.3.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Split Personality @1.3    one month ago

No, both Russia and China are big on classifying “individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation and promoting differential or preferential treatment of individuals on the basis of such classification.”

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.3.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Split Personality @1.3    one month ago

Looking for Boris and Natasha.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.3.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @1.3.2    one month ago

I think that they are in Coney Island, NYC.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.3.4  Split Personality  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.3.1    one month ago

I was referring to their way of rewriting history in their current images

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.3.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.4    one month ago

How has Florida done that?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.6  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.4    one month ago

Whitewashing history - mighty white of 'em

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Guide
1.3.7  Split Personality  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.6    one month ago

I saw a film clip of Niki Haley pounding her fist and exclaiming that American has never been a racist country and never will be.

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I can appreciate the fact that as a child and young adult in South Carolina she was raised to believe in the Lost Cause but at some time in her adult life

she forgot the KKK, the ban on Chinese immigrants, non stop war on the indigenous

people of this continent and several others?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.3.8  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.7    one month ago

she has to keep the welcome mat out for the maga white trash, just in case...

 
 
 
CB
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1.3.9  CB  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.7    one month ago
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Though full integration of the U.S. military was not established until the middle of the 20th century, African Americans have served in American conflicts since before the United States was a free nation. Over time, the presence of black soldiers, sailors, regiments, and squadrons would grow until the value and importance of African American servicemen and women could no longer be ignored by leaders bent on resisting change.

Formal African American service in the American military dates from the Revolutionary War. Many freemen and some slaves already served in Northern colonial militias to protect their homes during conflicts with indigenous tribes. The service numbers rose in 1770 in response to the death of Crispus Attucks, an African American believed to be the first casualty at the Boston Massacre. While George Washington was initially reluctant to recruit black soldiers, military necessity later made him relent.

 
 
 
CB
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1.3.10  CB  replied to  CB @1.3.9    one month ago

Continued from above:

The most prominent African American soldiers in the American Revolution served in the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, which recruited enough black and Native American soldiers to form more than half of its 225-man total. It was the only regiment in the Continental Army to have segregated units. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment had its most noteworthy action protecting the Colonial withdrawal from Aquidneck Island during the Battle of Rhode Island (August 1778).

Southern colonies, fearing that arming slaves would lead to revolts, opposed the use of slaves in Patriot militia, though some would serve in isolated instances. The British, however, recruited heavily from the South, promising freedom to any slave who fought for the Loyalist cause. Consequently, while an estimated 9,000 black soldiers and sailors fought for the Continental Army, nearly 20,000 fought for the British.

After the Revolutionary War, African Americans were pushed out of military service. The Federal Militia Acts of 1792 specifically prohibited black service in the U.S. Army. As a result, few African Americans participated on the side of the United States during the War of 1812. Only Louisiana was allowed to have separate black militia units in that conflict. Due to a manpower shortage, the U.S. Navy accepted free black recruits in that conflict, making up 15% to 20% of Navy manpower. Many slaves also served in the British Navy in anticipation of gaining their freedom.

During the Civil War, the Union formally established and maintained regiments of black soldiers. This became possible in 1862 through passage of the Confiscation Act, which freed the slaves of rebellious slaveholders, and the Militia Act, which authorized the president to use former slaves as soldiers. President Lincoln was initially reluctant to recruit black soldiers. This changed in January 1863, with the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring freedom for all slaves in Confederate states.

The first black regiments to serve in the Civil War were volunteer units made up of free black men. In May 1863, the War Department established the Bureau of Colored Troops for the purpose of recruiting from the African-American population. Existing volunteer units were converted into United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments. By the end of the conflict, there were 175 USCT regiments, containing 178,000 enlisted soldiers, approximately 10% of the Union Army. Sixteen USCT soldiers earned the Medal of Honor for their Civil War service. More than 18,000 African American men and three women served in the U.S. Navy, making up 20% of sailors.

Black regiments were formed in every Union state. While mostly made up of African American soldiers, other minorities served, including Native Americans and Asians, while white Union officers served as commanders. USCT regiments participated in all aspects of the war effort as infantry, cavalry, artillery, and engineers, but often served as rear action garrison troops. USCT regiments served heroically at the Battle of the Crater (Virginia), the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm (Virginia), The Battle of Fort Wagner (South Carolina), and the Battle of Nashville (Tennessee), and were present when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered at Appomattox. Seven African American sailors and eighteen soldiers received the Medal of Honor for their efforts in the Civil War.

After the war, Congress reorganized the U.S. Army into ten cavalry regiments and forty- five infantry regiments. When the Army pared back to twenty-five regiments of infantry in 1869, the four black infantry regiments were consolidated into two. These regiments, the 24th and 25th, which came to be known as “Buffalo Soldiers,” were posted in the West and Southwest, mainly to battle Native Americans. Buffalo Soldiers would serve in the United States military for the next fifty years, primarily in the Indian Wars of the 1890s, for which thirteen enlisted men and six officers received the Medal of Honor.

In April 1898, following a period of rising tension over Spanish treatment of native Cubans, the United States declared war on Spain. While the Navy had enough manpower, the Army had only 28,000 men in uniform. Enlistees, volunteers, and National Guard units soon added 220,000 soldiers, including 5,000 African American men, but the only black troops who fought in the Spanish-American War were the Buffalo Soldiers. The bloodiest and most well-known battle in Cuba was the Battle of San Juan Hill, during which, the most difficult fighting fell to the Buffalo Soldiers, five of whom received the Medal of Honor. These regiments would go on to fight with distinction in the Philippine-American War (1899-1903), Mexico and World War I (1916- 1918), and World War II (1944-1945).

Many African Americans joined the U.S. military after American entry into World War I, but most would not see combat. Of the 200,000 African Americans who served in the regular Army, most did so in support roles within segregated units, while 170,000 never left the United States. There were notable exceptions. The 369th Infantry Regiment (“Harlem Hellfighters”) fought alongside the French Army for six months, for which 171 members of the regiment earned the Legion of Merit. One member of the 369th also received the Medal of Honor, one of only two African American recipients of the award from World War I.

During World War I, African American service in the Navy was restricted to support duties, though ships remained integrated. After the war, the Navy banned black recruitment until 1932. By 1940, the Navy had 4,000 African American sailors, just 2.3% of its total manpower. This number increased to more than 5,000 in early 1942, but black sailors were still relegated to service as stewards, waiters, cooks, and cleaning crew. Black women were not allowed in the Navy until 1945. Even then, only four African American women served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. These were among a maximum quota of 48 African American nurses allowed in all of the U.S. military during the war.

The Marine Corps allowed recruitment of African Americans beginning in June 1942. At first, they received segregated training and served in all-black units, though battalions would integrate by the end of World War II. Nearly 8,000 black Marines served in the Pacific Theater, performing particularly well at the Battle of Saipan (September 1944). After the war, the Marine Corps scaled back, resulting in 2,000 remaining African Americans in the service.

During World War II, over 2.5 million African Americans registered for the draft and many volunteered, serving prominently in segregated units within the Army and Army Air Corps. Notable among these were the Buffalo Soldiers, 93rd Infantry Division, 761st Tank Battalion, 452nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion, and 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen). In addition, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion became the first entirely African-American female unit deployed overseas.

By the end of World War II, 992 black pilots had been trained for duty and more than one million African Americans had served in the U.S. Army and Women’s Army Corps. None would receive the Medal of Honor until 1992, when President Bill Clinton honored seven men with the award, all but one of them posthumously.

In late 1945, in response to a study of race policies in the Army, the federal government’s Gillem Board made eighteen recommendations for improving the treatment of black soldiers. Although both the Army and the Navy announced policies of integration and equal rights in early 1946, and the War Department directed the services to adopt such policies in May, elements within every service resisted integration, leading to a sharp decline in African-American enlistment.

In response to racial unrest erupting across the country in 1946, President Harry S. Truman formed a committee to study the problem. In 1947, the Army replaced segregated training programs with integrated courses. The next year, Lt. John E. Rudder became the first African American commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. When Congress received the final directive from the President’s Committee on Civil Rights, it refused to act on recommendations to integrate the military. In response, Truman issued Executive Order 9981, directing equal treatment for black service members.

Despite Truman’s Executive Order, military leaders largely refused to adopt the new policies. It was not until April 1949, that the services made progress toward integration and equal rights within the military. The impetus came from Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, who directed the services to adopt Truman’s order as official military policy. In response, the Air Force issued a “bill of rights” for black servicemen, the Navy moved to integrate and expand recruitment of African American sailors, and the Marine Corps ended segregation in training.

While the transition from segregation in the military proceeded gradually, integrated units in the Army, Air Force, and Marines were present and fought valiantly during the Korean conflict, with two African American soldiers receiving the Medal of Honor. As a result of rising acceptance and active recruitment, the number of black Marines grew from 1,525 in 1949 to 17,000 in 1953. In 1954, the Army became the last service to fully integrate upon deactivation of the 94th Engineer Battalion.

Though discrimination certainly persisted within the services, the Vietnam War was the first conflict in which white and black soldiers were fully integrated. In addition, the selective use of conscription during the conflict led to a significant rise in African American draftees. In 1967, African Americans made up 11% of the population, but were more than 16% of those who served. This was in spite of the fact that only 29% of Black conscripts were approved for service, compared to 63% of white conscripts. In all, 300,000 African Americans served in Vietnam.

Today, the proportion of African American servicemen and women in the Air Force (15%), Army (21%), and Navy (17%) eclipse that of the general population (13.4%), with only the Marine Corps (10%) falling below the average. Among these, more than 13% are commissioned officers who graduated from a service academy, and nearly 17% hold doctorates, speaking to the tremendous progress made over the course of the two- century journey toward racial integration in the U.S. military .

For Haley and those who are falsely and willingly deluded to think that the U.S. Government did not have racist/discriminatory/segregationist/prejudicial polices in place for the "duration" in its national history!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.3.11  CB  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.7    one month ago

Additionally, the United States was indeed a racist country because the UNION of states as one ALLOWED racial slavery, racial discrimination, and racial prejudice to fester and flourish within its borders for centuries. The OFFENSE was lifted only after the official "hands off" policy of the U.S. government was removed and the North acted against its South!

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Guide
1.3.12  Split Personality  replied to  CB @1.3.11    one month ago

Actually, the South acted against the North, first.

Fort Sumpter SC

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.3.13  CB  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.12    one month ago

Agreed. Although, I mean the North (Union) acted against its South (Rebels) by declaring war on it!

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Guide
1.3.14  Split Personality  replied to  CB @1.3.10    one month ago

Haley would probably think these pics and paintings prove her point, lol.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.3.15  CB  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.14    one month ago

Actually it does not prove her point. Back then, black people went through a great deal of 'encounters' to get what they 'got' only to have it lifted away ("toggle on/toggle off") for few other reason/s than we were Blacks. That is, Blacks were in the hands of an "angry White 'god,'" who lorded over them and did to them what it could and would.

Blacks had a 'say,' and behaved accordingly, but it was national policy to keep us suppressed by racial classification. . .to not know what to do with us: Love us or fear us. So for the most part our society USED us!

Such is the 'way' of love-hate relationships. 

I don't mind sharing the truth of history, because it is the truth. Black people, and the White people who persist in like and love for us. . .or persist in disliking or hate for us. . . , are a curious 'thing' in this life. . .because oddly enough we are ATTRACTED to one another in many, interesting ways. Just saying.

After a "life-time" of living. . .I am yet to figure out what is so hard to love between our two races. . .which ordeal together through everything which happens in this our mutually shared, lived, and beloved country.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.3.16  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.12    one month ago

confederates fought to keep slaves from gaining their freedom, until they had learned a trade...

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Guide
1.3.17  Split Personality  replied to  devangelical @1.3.16    one month ago

BTW, Ron dropped out of the primary today to devote himself to ridding Florida of unwanted elements.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.3.18  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @1.3.17    one month ago

so, the same reasoning behind his presidential run then...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.3.19  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @1.3.2    one month ago

they're hunting Moose and Squirrel

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @1    one month ago

Wow!!!  They are actually banning sociology courses?  Why?  Because it teaches about different societies?  Although for my first Bachelor's degree I majored in English Literature, and was editor for a year and a half of the university weekly student newspaper, I was also the president of the Sociology Club so I am really shaking my head at the attempts to force the students to be ignorant.  Anyway, maybe at least University of Miami still gives degree courses in basket-weaving, as we Canadian teenagers used to think back in those days.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
1.4.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.4    one month ago
They are actually banning sociology courses? 

Of course they aren't.  Don't fall for hysterical headlines designed to fool easily manipulated people. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.4.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.4    one month ago
Anyway, maybe at least University of Miami still gives degree courses in basket-weaving, as we Canadian teenagers used to think back in those days.

They have progressed to underwater basket-weaving.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.4.3  Texan1211  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.4    one month ago
They are actually banning sociology courses? 

No, just a bit of hysterical exaggeration on the author's part.

kind of makes one wonder if anything else in the article is as misleading and false as the headline.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Twenty-three other states are on their way to doing the same thing.

Merit vs racism.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @2    one month ago
Merit vs racism.

LMAO, white guy [deleted] about racism. You wouldn't know racist [deleted.] In your lifetime how many times were you confronted with racism? Did you sit in the back of the bus, denied service in stores or restaurants, not allowed to attend a school because of your color, had a job denied because you were white. Couldn't buy a home in a neighborhood because of your color. I could go on but that's a good start.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @2.1    one month ago

Never mind attacking me. DEI is RACISM!

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
2.1.2  evilone  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.1    one month ago
DEI is RACISM!

No one would have needed DEI if conservative culture warriors spent the same energy opposing actual applied racism as they do opposing DEI. It's amusing to watch them lose, over and over and over again though.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @2.1    one month ago

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Kavika
Professor Principal
2.1.4  author  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.1    one month ago
Never mind attacking me.

Attacking you, LMAO I asked you a question and it seems that you can't or won't answer, and that is not surprising at all.

DEI is RACISM!

I'm sure that you think it is, and that is not surprising at all. I could introduce you to a ''Indian Boarding School'' and then you would find out what racism is in spades. Something that you never experienced in your lifetime but seem to think that your an expert on.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2.1    one month ago

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JohnRussell
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2.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @2.1.4    one month ago

Their expertise is in white grievance. Conservatives always say "why dwell on the past"? The reason is without understanding the past you cannot correct the future. I am white Irish and it doesnt bother me one bit that there is a history of racism in America, it is something that will be overcome one day, but not by pretending that everything has been fine for the past 500 years on this continent. 

We now have a pretty ingrained problem - as many or more "conservatives" believe that whites are the "real" victims of racism as believe people of color are. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2.1.7  author  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    one month ago
Kavika, you really need to be more sympathetic to the problems and prejudice people endure as a result of their being born white.

I know I should the suffering those poor bastards have gone through because of their color or lack of it.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
2.1.8  afrayedknot  replied to  Kavika @2.1.4    one month ago

“Something that you never experienced in your lifetime but seem to think that your an expert on.”

He is an ultra conservative [Deleted] living in MA, and in his myopia, he knows all about oppression…forgetting every rant comes from a position of privilege. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @2.1.7    one month ago

In the real, true, sense , every person is a person of color, because everyone has melanin content in their skin, which determines skin color. Whites just have less of it than the other shades, but they have it.  

Back in the days when "afrocentric" was a big thing, some of the black "experts" claimed that more melanin made black people superior.  lol.  I guess two could play that game. 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.1.10  CB  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.9    one month ago

Black Americans, back in the day, had to be our own "cheer squad." Because the overwhelming sentiment back then was put-downs and negative stereotypes. . . and the jokes about our features (such as our lips, "natural hairstyle," skin color ranging from light to "soot," and our big "bright" eyes contrasting with dark skin). Indeed, it was doing the "AFRO-centric" period of black people's stream of consciousness that the expression: "The blacker the berry; the sweeter the juice" was popularized. Of course, it was a metaphor for acceptance of our appearance by the majority. . . and it worked/helped.

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1.11  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.6    one month ago
Conservatives always say "why dwell on the past"? The reason is without understanding the past you cannot correct the future.

Exactly:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'----George Santayana 

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
2.1.12  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.1.11    one month ago

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'----George Santayana

Googled that quote, found this:

The quote you are referring to was originally written as follows:

'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'----George Santayana   From his work;  Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense 1905.

  It should be noted that William Shirer included the quote as an epigraph in his literary work   The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich in 1959.   The book was extremely popular when it was published and as such could have lended a hand in the popularity of the quote.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
2.1.13  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.9    one month ago
In the real, true, sense , every person is a person of color, because everyone has melanin content in their skin, which determines skin color. Whites just have less of it than the other shades, but they have it.  

I always thought it was a bit strange to refer to "Whites" as White. Most so-called "White" people have skin that is not White-- its usually slightly Pink, or sometimes slightly light Tan.

People indigenous to the Meditteranean area do not have White colored skin (they are often referred to as as having "Olive colored" skin).

And people referred to as "Blacks" don't have Black coloured skin!

To further complicate things, more and more people are "of mixed race" (due to technolgy advancing-- jet planes and other advances in travel) so more and more of the world's population are of "mixed" ancestry.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Guide
2.1.14  Split Personality  replied to  afrayedknot @2.1.8    one month ago
He is an ultra conservative [Deleted] living in MA, and in his myopia, he knows all about oppression…forgetting every rant comes from a position of privilege.

Also ignoring Boston and Massachusetts as having the most antisemitic hate crimes

in the USA while labeling others as antisemitic for not falling in line with the hard right

government in Jerusalem. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.15  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Krishna @2.1.13    one month ago
I always thought it was a bit strange to refer to "Whites" as White. Most so-called "White" people have skin that is not White-- its usually slightly Pink, or sometimes slightly light Tan.

I’ve always thought it was a bit strange that folks that generally believe in science talk about people as belonging to different races.  

Scientifically, anthropologically there is the human race. Categorizing people on the basis of skin tone is racialism and a social construct.  It is best suited for people that want to divide us, not unite us.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
2.1.16  charger 383  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.1    one month ago

      "DEI is RACISM!"

you got that right

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.17  Tessylo  replied to  charger 383 @2.1.16    one month ago

No, that is not correct.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3  Trout Giggles    one month ago
he new class “Introductory Survey to 1877” will provide students an “accurate and factual account of the nation’s past, 

In whose view?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago
In whose view?

The Tallahassee Lassies and the dance around the flag pole.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @3.1    one month ago

I had to take a Sociology class in college. It certainly wasn't full of DEI and"wokeness"

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    one month ago
It certainly wasn't full of DEI and"wokeness"

You just didn't recognize it, the right says it's there and we are being indoctrinated.jrSmiley_30_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @3.1.2    one month ago

ok...if you say so. I was probably asleep during that lecture

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
3.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    one month ago

Same.  Not a bit.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
3.1.5  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    one month ago
I had to take a Sociology class in college. It certainly wasn't full of DEI and"wokeness"

Well in the last few years in some colleges things have changed recently. But OTOH some haven't!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    one month ago

You silly goose - you say that because you were obviously brainwashed and indoctrinated by those commie/marxist courses.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.6    one month ago

lol

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago
Introductory Survey to 1877

Maybe this will be the textbook

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Split Personality
Professor Guide
3.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2    one month ago

No, because Florida under DeSantis doesn't want to require that students learn anything that happened prior to the end of Reconstruction.

Generally, the "Politically Incorrect Guide" series are all Libertarian complaints about history and the evolution of the courts.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Guide
3.2.2  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.1    one month ago

Ron just retired from the GOP Primary in order to make further attempts to fix Florida.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
3.2.3  CB  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.2    one month ago

Oh, "brother." The tireless runner ran out of pavement and has to return to the dusty trails of home. I am glad, one less "paternal figure" for the nation is alright by me!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.4  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.2    one month ago

one less asshole from florida in the race...

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
4  evilone    one month ago

This is good news for future job seekers from other states. When native Floridians can't do the jobs that are needed,  companies will have to recruit from out of state. Those Floridian college graduates will learn new things like how to say, "would you like fries with that?"

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Kavika   replied to  evilone @4    one month ago
"would you like fries with that?"

BINGO

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilone @4    one month ago

I can hear it now from some of our "friends":

"Who needs sociology in Real Life???"

Same people who think algebra was unimportant

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
4.2.1  evilone  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2    one month ago

I suppose their next move will be to revamp "women's studies" to a simple keyboarding class. 

original

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilone @4.2.1    one month ago

Goddess forbid. Or force high school girls back into Home Economics classes. I didn't learn one damn thing in Home Ec that I didn't learn from my mom

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
4.2.3  evilone  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.2    one month ago
I didn't learn one damn thing in Home Ec that I didn't learn from my mom

Remember those movies where the kid does laundry and overflows the machine with soap? Yeah... my son did that once. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilone @4.2.3    one month ago

And all it took was once. I bet he never did it again

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.2.5  author  Kavika   replied to  evilone @4.2.1    one month ago

LMAO

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
4.2.6  evilone  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.4    one month ago
And all it took was once. I bet he never did it again

It took him years to learn how to pay attention to what he was doing. Now that he's a dad he's looking back at a lot of this. HA!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
4.2.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  evilone @4.2.3    one month ago

A friend of mine once used Dawn dish soap in the dishwasher while his wife was out of town, and she had already expressed some doubts about his ability to adult.  The bubbles filled the kitchen and went down the stairs to the basement, he said.  He got them all cleaned up before she came back home, and thought he was home free, until their daughter spilled the beans.

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
4.2.8  evilone  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.2.7    one month ago
A friend of mine once used Dawn dish soap in the dishwasher...

Yikes!!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.9  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.2.7    one month ago

somebody thought it would be a good idea to dump too much bubble bath in the hot tub of the suite I booked in boca raton florida years ago...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @4.2.9    one month ago

Hey! That same thing happened on my wedding night!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
4.2.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.10    one month ago

Hey, bubbles, man! Say man, when I was growing up, if we wanted a jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.12  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.10    one month ago

it wasn't my wedding night, and all I remember about it was finding the hot tub and then herding a huge bathroom full of suds into the shower stall for what seemed like hours. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
4.2.13  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @4.2.9    one month ago

A firefighter friend of mine was in a hotel for a convention.  If you know any firefighters, you know they like to drink a little bit.  He went back to his room drunk, thought a hot bath sounded like a good idea, and fell asleep in the tub with the water still running.  He didn't drown, but he did flood the dining room below his room.  Water poured out from around the chandeliers onto the tables.  Turns out the plumbers hadn't connected the overflow drain in the tub properly.  So even though it was technically the plumbers' fault, my friend was invited to leave and not come back.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @4.2.12    one month ago

We walked into the room we booked for the night and there was this huge hot tub. There was also a sign about NO BUBBLE BATH ALLOWED which we missed of course. So we put some bubbles in the tub, fired up the jets and made a huge mess.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2.15  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.2.13    one month ago

Firefighters are cool.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.2.16  author  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.14    one month ago

LMAO

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
4.2.17  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.15    one month ago

Here in northern VA, many are misogynists that have bullied and sexually harassed female firefighters.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
4.2.18  Krishna  replied to  evilone @4.2.1    one month ago
I suppose their next move will be to revamp "women's studies" to a simple keyboarding class. 

A common expression used to be:

A woman's place is in the home.

Then someone came up with a different version:

“A woman’s place is in the house—the House of Representatives.” –  Rep. Bella Abzug  (born 100 years ago)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
4.2.19  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @4.2.1    one month ago

Classes in cooking, cleaning and stenography - teach those girls what's REALLY important. s/ (or is it /s?),

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.20  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2    one month ago
"Who needs sociology in Real Life???"

sociopaths?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
5  Sean Treacy    one month ago

The racists are in shambles!   Another state won’t be able to engage in racial discrimination

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @5    one month ago
The racists are in shambles!   Another state won’t be able to engage in racial discrimination

I'm sure that there are the right-wingers who need to put their Humpty Dumpty selves back together. Thank you for pointing that out, Sean the good old ''look squirrel'' deflection is alive and well.

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
5.1.1  bugsy  replied to  Kavika @5.1    one month ago

Here is a novel idea that the vast majority of leftists can't seem to grasp.

How about we hire those based on their merit and ACTUAL expertise...not on their race , gender or made up gender.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
5.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  bugsy @5.1.1    one month ago

How about we hire those based on their merit and ACTUAL expertise...not on their race , gender or made up gender.

And when you find a way to confirm that the person doing the actual hiring is NOT doing it based on race, gender, or religious beliefs.  Then we can talk.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
5.1.3  CB  replied to  bugsy @5.1.1    one month ago

Just  get republican "F-ing" politics out of the way of people who want/need/love to work for fair wages and increase, instead of standing with obstructionists who intend for people (citizens like yourselves, plural) work for less and unfair wages. Then, all things being equal, merit and expertise will find a PROPER path to flow down. . .not the path republicans construct for it to travel along. We see the BS and call it out. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
5.2  devangelical  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    one month ago

meh, we'll always have the papists to fuck over in this hemisphere...

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
5.2.1  Krishna  replied to  devangelical @5.2    one month ago
meh, we'll always have the papists to fuck over in this hemisphere...

If someone wants to be a bigot-- they can always find one group or another to hate!

(And now with the spread of Social Media its so much easier to disseminate bigoted points of view!)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
5.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @5.2.1    one month ago

I guess it's a toss-up as to whether kids learn more from their parents, their school classes or the internet.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
6  Greg Jones    one month ago
 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
6.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Greg Jones @6    one month ago

Great, one pastors take on DEI and there are thousands of others that would contradict it.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @6.1    one month ago

another token has spoken...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
6.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @6.1.1    one month ago
another token has spoken...

Do you consider any minority who doesn't strictly adhere to the Democratic Party to be tokens?

That makes it sound as if you don't think minorities can think for themselves.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @6.1.2    one month ago

is preaching considered a skilled trade by republicans? oh wait, he's a spiritual maintenance contractor...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
6.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @6.1.3    one month ago
is preaching considered a skilled trade by republicans? oh wait, he's a spiritual maintenance contractor...

If you can't respond to what I actually write, why bother replying with this?????????

It is senseless.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @6.1.4    one month ago

oh, the irony...

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
6.2  CB  replied to  Greg Jones @6    one month ago

If the pastor does not wish to be included in a scheme to diversify, equate, and include then don't - just go about his business and not "make news" trying to tell others DEI is bad for business or life. The mere fact that we are all "gathered together" in this one country as equal/unequal citizens means we are a diverse community whether or not we like it. 

This 'argument' that we should all just TRUST that society will care for and act properly towards each other is a slow, tedious, 'drag' that continues to take eons to arrive. As a result it is a lie. There are actually people working to see (using rhetoric and actions) that it never happens. These people throw everything (including the proverbial "kitchen sink" strategically) to make sure they get "mileage" out of it to keep marginalized people-back.

Some conservatives want the discussion to be about a color-blind society, because it will "alleviate" the need to see those "identities" deliberately stuck at the bottom due to unattentiveness by those operating at the top. They can and will (lie and) call it a support for a "merit-based system" even while knowing and understanding that the old system of supposedly merit-based EXCLUDED whole swaths of society. It is a rhetorical foil. As they can and will reinstitute nepotism and other past schemes that leave marginalized people down and out. 

We are 'wise' to the deceits at work in the GOP.  Thus, the struggle continues.

Finally, DEI, involves girls and women advancement in society too. Restoring conservativism of 'old' means less 'forward' accomplishments for girls and women.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
6.3  Krishna  replied to  Greg Jones @6    one month ago
A Black pastor's take on DEI. America Works. DEI Doesn’t. - Tablet Magazine

Everyone's entitles to their opinion.

And now with The Internet anyone can first a plethora of quotes-- from numerous people with some credentials or another-- that supports any viewpoint!

(Well, sometimes you can't actually find a "plethora" -- all you can find is a lot of 'em! jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif )

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
6.4  bugsy  replied to  Greg Jones @6    one month ago
A Black pastor's take on DEI.

And now this pastor is known as a white supremacist sympathizer by some.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
6.4.1  author  Kavika   replied to  bugsy @6.4    one month ago
And now this pastor is known as a white supremacist sympathizer by some.

Who would that be, bugsy, name him/her point them out now we can't have that kind of shit on NT.

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
6.4.2  bugsy  replied to  Kavika @6.4.1    one month ago

I don't know who those people are. I don't even know if they reside here on NT.

[Deleted]

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
6.4.3  CB  replied to  bugsy @6.4    one month ago

Republicans that don't toe the line are know as: RINOs.

One black pastor can say/write/opine on what he wishes, but when he is doing it from a conservative worldview, he ought to have the balls to admit it—in writing. Liberals do not have to listen to or comprehend his rambling discussion against liberalism. . .just because he is a black man. And for the record, liberals don't listen or comprehend the ramblings over every written or spoke word of liberals either.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
7  charger 383    one month ago

DEI is systematic racism, that we hear some complain about. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1  author  Kavika   replied to  charger 383 @7    one month ago
DEI is systematic racism, that we hear some complain about. 

It is? show us how it is systematic racism, have you ever experienced racism, charger?

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
7.1.1  charger 383  replied to  Kavika @7.1    one month ago

It is just as systematic and it is against a specific race therefore it is systematic racism 

Second question yes

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
7.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  charger 383 @7.1.1    one month ago

what race does inclusion harm ? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
7.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  charger 383 @7.1.1    one month ago

You seem to be saying that diversity and inclusion harm the white race. That is very slippery ground to stand on. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.4  author  Kavika   replied to  charger 383 @7.1.1    one month ago
It is just as systematic and it is against a specific race therefore it is systematic racism 

Just to be clear are you saying that systematic racism is against white people?

Second question yes

What type of racism did you run into?

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
7.1.5  charger 383  replied to  Kavika @7.1.4    one month ago
ust to be clear are you saying that systematic racism is against white people?

I said DEI is a part of it

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
7.1.6  afrayedknot  replied to  charger 383 @7.1.5    one month ago

“I said DIE is a part of it.”

One only hopes that that is an unfortunate typo. 

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
7.1.7  afrayedknot  replied to  afrayedknot @7.1.6    one month ago

Clarification duly noted. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  afrayedknot @7.1.7    one month ago

Was clarification truly necessary?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.9  author  Kavika   replied to  charger 383 @7.1.5    one month ago
I said DEI is a part of it

That means that DEI is part of systematic racism against all people, no matter their color?

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
7.1.10  charger 383  replied to  Kavika @7.1.9    one month ago

Yes

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
7.1.11  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @7.1.2    one month ago
what race does inclusion harm ? 

Those that aren't actually included.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
7.1.12  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @7.1.11    one month ago
what race does inclusion harm ? 
Those that aren't actually included.

How could that be?
How could a program named Diversity, Equity and Inclusion not be more inclusive?

Simple: Just because someone (or someones) call a program "inclusive" doesn't necessarily mean that it is!

(It could be-- butit might not be)>

(In my experience this fallacy is especially common in the field of education... but occasionally exists in the business world and government programs)>

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
8  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

256

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
8.1  CB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    one month ago

Gaslighting minorities and marginalized people can't be permitted!  We live what has happened (in the past) and can anticipate what will happen if we don't stand up to this form of gaslighting. Some conservative leadership will deny racism exist-will deny sexism exist, and will deny classism exist. We will not allow this form of delusion-making to go unchecked.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
8.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  CB @8.1    one month ago

Have you ever been marginalized?  Racism, sexism, ageism, and classism have been around since antiquity. To some extent they always will be.

Claiming that it has now climbed to a systemic crisis level and is caused exclusively by White people is simply stupid and absurd. Admit it, you've never had it so good.

If you remember, the majority of Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Republicans were responsible for getting the bill across the finish line and signed into law

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
8.1.2  CB  replied to  Greg Jones @8.1.1    one month ago
Racism, sexism, ageism, and classism have been around since antiquity. To some extent they always will be.

That's a positive statement about the existence of racism in this country. 

As to how "good" I had it or have it—you have no way of knowing or making comment. And, if you mean, blacks and other marginalized people as a collective. . .when there is "always" racism, sexism, and classism coursing through the country in a political party. . .all bets are 'off.' 

Republicans did a good thing in 1964 with a democratic president in office, President Johnson signing the legislation into law-it was a bi-partisan bill that became a significant law for the good of the country. It is how government should work. . . not what we encounter in the GOP/MAGA politics today. I will "always" positively affirm the GOP/MAGA when it does a good thing for the country as a whole—for the right reason/s!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
8.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @8.1.1    one month ago
If you remember, the majority of Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Republicans were responsible for getting the bill across the finish line and signed into law

That is at best an extremely misleading comment. First of all, when adjusted for geography, a higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans voted for the Civil Rights bill. Secondly, in 1964 there were moderate Republicans and even a few liberal Republicans. They have gone the way of the dodo bird in the past 50 years. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.3    one month ago
That is at best an extremely misleading comment. First of all, when adjusted for geography, a higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans voted for the Civil Rights bill.

It would have been extremely unusual if a majority of Dems voted against a Dem President’s proposal.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.3    one month ago
First of all, when adjusted for geography

And why would we "adjust for geography" when it is ALL the United States?

All that sounds like is someone trying to deflect.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
8.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.5    one month ago

Ever heard of the civil war?

Ever heard of the north/south divide?

Both Republicans and Democrats from the "Union" states voted for the Civil Rights Act.

Both Republicans and Democrats from the south voted against the Civil Rights Act. 

A higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans in the north voted for it, and a higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans in the south voted for it. 

The opposition to the Civil Rights Act was more based on geography than political party. 

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
8.1.7  Krishna  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.1.4    one month ago
It would have been extremely unusual if a majority of Dems voted against a Dem President’s proposal.

A fact that several people hereare missing: back in those days there were two types of Democrats in the party.

1. "Regular Democrats"-- a blend of democrats similar to those today.

2. "Dixiecrats"-- Democrats from the South who were opposed to Civil Rights.

But that was "leftover" from the past. In fact the "Dixiecrats" were more conservative than many Republicans.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
8.1.8  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @8.1.7    one month ago

It would have been extremely unusual if a majority of Dems voted against a Dem President’s proposal.

A fact that several people hereare missing: back in those days there were two types of Democrats in the party.

1. "Regular Democrats"-- a blend of democrats similar to those today.

2. "Dixiecrats"-- Democrats from the South who were opposed to Civil Rights.

But that was "leftover" from the past. In fact the "Dixiecrats" were more conservative than many Republicans.

Other things have changed as well.

In those days, there were many Senators and Governors from the North-East (New England-- at least CT, MA, RI) as NY & NJ who were Republicans. How could that be? Well in those days there were a good number of Republicans in office in those states who were Liberals! 

(And IIRC, VT was a more conservative, mainly Republican state).

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.6    one month ago
Ever heard of the civil war? Ever heard of the north/south divide?

Why, no, never!

There was a civil war? Wowza!

Both Republicans and Democrats from the "Union" states voted for the Civil Rights Act. Both Republicans and Democrats from the south voted against the Civil Rights Act. 

Really? Did you read somewhere where I have EVER suggested otherwise?

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
8.1.10  Krishna  replied to  CB @8.1    one month ago
We will not allow this form of delusion-making to go unchecked.

Who are you referring to by the word "we"?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.9    one month ago
There was a civil war? 

JR is probably thinking of the War between the States.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.1.11    one month ago
JR is probably thinking of the War between the States.

OMG, there was one of those, too?!?!

Which states?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.13  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.12    one month ago
OMG, there was one of those, too?!?!

Yes, but regardless of what we call it, as sedition, it pales in comparison to 6 Jan 21.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.1.13    one month ago
Yes, but regardless of what we call it, as sedition, it pales in comparison to 6 Jan 21.

Doesn't everything pale in comparison?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.15  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.14    one month ago

Exactly, pale, white people, almost did in 4 hours what 4 years of a Confederate military campaign couldn’t accomplish.

…January 6th, a day forever shared in our memory because it was on that day that we nearly lost America — lost it all. 
 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
8.1.16  Krishna  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.1.11    one month ago
There was a civil war? 
JR is probably thinking of the War between the States.

Some Southerners still refer to it as "The War Between The States". (But I"ve known a few who called it "The War For The Suppression of Yankee Insolence".

Heh jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
8.1.17  Krishna  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.12    one month ago
Which states?

Between which states?

The ones that were at war with each other of course!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.18  devangelical  replied to  Krishna @8.1.16    one month ago

"the war of northern aggression"

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.19  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @8.1.18    one month ago

the war preempting the federal plans to eliminate the mormon theocracy developing in the utah territory.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
8.2  afrayedknot  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    one month ago

If only the next panel continued the necessary conversation.

To cut the premise off in a condescending manner  [Deleted proving] they rely on a cartoon to make a point rather than accepting reality. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  afrayedknot @8.2    one month ago

Exactly, seems one of our team mates mostly speaks with cut n' paste memes.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.2.1    one month ago

meh, that's not nearly as annoying as those that repeat the incorrect use of there, their, and they're or to and too...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.2.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @8.2.2    one month ago

I’m sorry that you’re annoyed.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.2.4  devangelical  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.2.3    one month ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.3  author  Kavika   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    one month ago

LOL, good try but not only are we judged by our skin color, which lends itself to judging our mental capabilities by our skin color/race. I could go on but I'm laughing too hard after that bizarre meme.

Of course you can add to it such little racial zingers such as, still on the plantation/reservation, lemmings that cannot think for ourselves and of course lazy.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.4  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    one month ago

No, white privilege is evident quite often 'here' and everywhere.  It exists.  Funny how it's only white people who deny that it exists.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @8.4    one month ago
No, white privilege is evident quite often 'here' and everywhere.  It exists.  Funny how it's only white people who deny that it exists.  

Has white privilege ever landed you a job?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.4.2  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @8.4.1    one month ago

she doesn't live in texass...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.4.3  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @8.4.2    one month ago

please at least ATTEMPT to link your responses to my posts.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.4.4  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @8.4.3    one month ago
please at least ATTEMPT to link your responses to my posts

about as likely as you giving up deflecting comments...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9  Texan1211    one month ago

The headline is misleading at best or just wrong.

The sociology class has not been banned, as the article tells us.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
9.1  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @9    one month ago

link?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
9.1.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @9.1    one month ago

>poof<

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
10  Trout Giggles    one month ago
Education Commission Manny Diaz said Wednesday that while the sociology course would still be available, it would   no longer be a general education course , because “within the general education code, courses may not distort significant historical events or include curriculum that teaches identity politics or theories.”

Not banned but removed as a general course work class to be replaced by a history class

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1  Texan1211  replied to  Trout Giggles @10    one month ago

So my comment was 100% spot on, thanks for confirmation!

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
10.2  evilone  replied to  Trout Giggles @10    one month ago
Not banned but removed as a general course work class to be replaced by a history class

Which means kids taking certain programs will have to take an extra class, pay extra money and do extra course work. All because some populist snowflakes got triggered.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
10.2.1  author  Kavika   replied to  evilone @10.2    one month ago

A triggered snowflake, I like that but I think it was because he got caught stealing or the other Republican groupies that were having a threesome and he raped his wife's friend (accused). The Florida Republicans are the moral majority telling us peons what is moral and right, while they are doing some really kinky and illegal things.

 
 
 
Gazoo
Junior Silent
10.2.2  Gazoo  replied to  Kavika @10.2.1    one month ago

while they are doing some really kinky and illegal things.”

You talking about andrew gillum? Lol

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
10.2.3  author  Kavika   replied to  Gazoo @10.2.2    one month ago
You talking about andrew gillum? Lol Naw, it's the head of the Republican Party in Florida and his wife who is one of the executives of ''Moms for Liberty'', the moral leaders LMAO. Threesomes and rape quite the pair.
 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
10.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Kavika @10.2.1    one month ago

Isn't that the scumbag who was having trysts with this woman and his wife and showed up at her door one time without the wife and she said no and he raped her?  

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
10.2.5  author  Kavika   replied to  Tessylo @10.2.4    one month ago

One and the same.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
10.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  Kavika @10.2.5    one month ago

Typical [{deleted}]

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
10.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @10.2.6    one month ago

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Krishna
Professor Expert
11  Krishna    one month ago

Well, now that we've settled that-- here's another related issue.

How do people here feel about Affirmative Action (in college admissions?)

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @11    one month ago

SCOTUS ended AA but it helped many minorities get an education that they may not have received without AA.

For me I think AA was a good thing.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  author  Kavika     one month ago

1957 Little Rock, Arkansas. Members of the 101st Airborne escort the Little Rock Nine to school. Racists that made the mistake of screwing with the Nine or the troopers received a hard lesson.

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For those of you to young to have been there or part of the Civil Rights movement, should remember their rights were hard fought for and the Little Rock Nine had more guts than 99% of the people.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
12.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @12    one month ago

Exactly, whites in Little Rock and Blacks in Detroit learned the you don’t mess with 101st unless you want to get hurt.

 
 

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