Western Washington University hosts training on how to ‘reduce the impact of white privilege’

Western Washington University is scheduled to host a workshop today that aims to “reduce the impact of white privilege on social and academic relations,” according to campus officials. Part of its Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums, the event at the public university is designed for faculty, staff and students, who will use presentations, interactive exercises and facilitated discussions to learn “how to reduce the expression and effects of white privilege,” the university’s website states. The seminar will be led by history professor Randall Jimerson, who is white. “I think the harmful effects of ‘white privilege’ are that it can reflect an insensitivity to the subtle effects of both racism and lack of awareness of the differences between how people of color and people called ‘white’ are treated in everyday life,” Jimerson told The College Fix via email. “Not being aware that other people face daily, often subtle, discrimination can make white people insensitive to these debilitating effects.” The seminar is open to everybody, but Jimerson acknowledged it’s especially helpful for white people. “Most people of color are aware of the existence of ‘white privilege,’ whether or not they have applied this term to the disparity between their experiences and those of white people,” he said via email. “Thus, I assume that the main focus will be on helping white participants to understand, explore, and accept (or reject) the concepts embedded in this phrase.” “I hope that the conversation will then move to ideas about how to reduce the impact of ‘white privilege’ in our daily interactions with other people, and in our consciousness of race and other socially-constructed concepts.” Indeed, he emphasized that white privilege is not based in “biology, but only as social constructs historically designed to privilege ‘white’ people over all others.” Asked how race relations have come in the United States since the 1960s, Jimerson demurred. “As a white male—even though I have a sister-in-law, a niece, and two nephews who would be described as persons of color—I do not think that I can provide a clear answer to this question,” he said. “The nature of race relations, and how this has changed in the past 50 years, is something that I can only sense indirectly.” “Although I think that the United States has made progress in some aspects of race relations—such as overt or legal segregation—recent evidence suggest we have a long way to go,” he added. “These forms of evidence range from the racist attacks on former President Barack Obama, to documented incidents of excessive police violence towards people of color, to the increase of white supremacist organizations, and the only slightly veiled racism of many members of the Trump administration. These developments are seriously troubling for anyone who values concepts of fairness, equality, and social justice.”

Unreal..  THIS type of politically correct, extreme liberal, psychobabble is what is killing the soul of our country…and it’s overrunning our (so-called) institutions of higher learning like a cancer. For this self-loathing, idiot professor to somehow suggest that he’s not sure what substantive progress we’ve made with race in this country is offensive to any clear-thinking American.

Planned Parenthood executives joke about decapitating fetuses in new video

Planned Parenthood executives joked about decapitated fetuses, admitted to altering abortion procedures to preserve fetal organs and said clinics have a financial incentive to sell human tissue in a new undercover video released Thursday. The three-minute video was recorded at an annual National Abortion Federation meeting by pro-life investigators with the Center for Medical Progress. The advocacy group said it’s just a preview of never-before-seen content that has been sealed for almost two years due to legal fights. In the video, Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admits to altering abortion procedures to preserve fetal organs. “You know, sometimes she’ll tell me she wants brain, and we’ll, you know, leave the calvarium till last, and then try to basically take it or, actually, you know, catch everything, and even keep it separate from the rest of the tissue so it doesn’t get lost,” Ms. Nucatola says. Also, Deb VanDerhei, national director of Planned Parenthood’s Consortium of Abortion Providers, admits that some clinics are motivated to sell fetal tissue for profit. “But the truth is that some might want to do it for — to increase their revenues. And we can’t stop them,” she says in the video. Paul Blumenthal, medical director emeritus at Planned Parenthood of Maryland, says he’s aware that “Planned Parenthood sells a lot of stuff to people.” Ann Schutt-Aine, director of abortion services at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, says she’ll hold a fetus in place with forceps to prevent partial-birth abortions. “If I’m doing a procedure, and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus, I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix, and pull off a leg or two, so it’s not [partial-birth abortion],” she says. Other top Planned Parenthood executives make gruesome remarks about abortion in the video. Lisa Harris, medical director at Planned Parenthood of Michigan, says pro-choice proponents should just admit that abortion is murder. “Let’s just give them all the violence,” she says. “It’s a person. It’s killing. Let’s just give them all that.” She also jokes about trying to pull a decapitated head out of a patient. “Our stories don’t really have a place in a lot of pro-choice discourse and rhetoric, right?” Ms. Harris says. “The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out. The hemorrhages that we manage. “You know, those are all parts of our experience,” she says. “But there’s no real good place for us to share those.”

Holy crap!!!

Stocks Hit New Records After Rising for Sixth Straight Day

Stocks closed higher Thursday for a sixth straight day of gains, the longest winning streak since February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 70.53 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 21,082.95. That is forty points shy of the record closing high set on March 1. The broader S&P 500 index hit a record 2,4155.07 on a rise of 0.4 percent. The leading sectors were tech and consumer-discretionary. Shares of Best Buy rose 21% after the company reported better than expected results. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.7 percent to a record 6,205.26.

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Washington state college students berate professor who refused to participate in no-whites ‘Day of Absence’

A mob of students at a Washington state liberal-arts college confronted a professor and demanded his resignation for writing an email questioning the propriety of a race demonstration in which white people were invited to leave campus for a day. The incident closely mirrors one at Yale University in 2015, in which an email over the right to wear provocative Halloween costumes set off a firestorm and resulted in the resignations of two residential college leaders. A video of the confrontation at Evergreen State College, recorded by one of the protesters and posted to Facebook on Tuesday, shows biology professor Bret Weinstein attempting to reason with dozens of students who routinely shout him down, curse at him and demand his resignation. “There’s a difference between debate and dialectic,” Mr. Weinstein says in the video. “Debate — wait a second — debate means you are trying to win; dialectic means you are using disagreement to discover what is true. I am not interested in debate. I am only interested in dialectic, which does mean I listen to you, and you listen to me.” One student responds, “We don’t care what terms you want to speak on. This is not about you. We are not speaking on terms—on terms of white privilege. This is not a discussion. You have lost that one.” The “Day of Absence & Day of Presence” is an annual event at Evergreen that took place the week of April 9 this year, according to the school’s website. Students and faculty of color have traditionally left campus for the day to hold team-building exercises and demonstrate their importance to the community through their absence. White students and faculty, meanwhile, have traditionally remained on campus to attend anti-racism workshops and seminars. But this year, the school decided to reverse that order, according to campus newspaper the Cooper Point Journal. In an email to Rashida Love, the director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services at Evergreen, Mr. Weinstein, who is white, said he would remain on campus. “On a college campus, one’s right to speak— or to be —should never be based on skin color,” he wrote in the March 15 email, which was posted to social media Wednesday.

Kudos to Professor Bret Weinstein for standing up to these punks..  Wow..  Those that got in his face and harassed him should be suspended at the very least.  This kind of brazen bullying by STUDENTS needs to stop, and colleges should not tolerate such behavior at all.  When I was an undergrad, it would have been unthinkable to act that way.  And, I’m positive that if some kid had done this, he’d have been expelled immediately.  Anyway, to read the rest of this story, click on the text above.

Coulter: Rome Burns – Nero Worries About Pyrophobia

The latest Muslim terrorist attack ripped apart little girls at a concert in Manchester, England, on Monday, killing 22. The death and body-part count is still rising. This is not a game. When young British girls are the targets of a suicide bombing, can we take a short break from the posturing, political correctness and Russia conspiracy theorizing? Won’t the hatred of Trump keep for a few weeks? Channel-surfing on Monday night was like watching broadcasts from different countries. While Fox News and CNN covered the terrorist attack, MSNBC concentrated on the real news of the night — TRUMP’S COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA — as children screamed in the background in footage from Manchester. It was a big enough step for MSNBC to stop claiming that the “explosion” was just popping balloons. The hosts reasoned, We know that Islam is a religion of peace, so what else could it be? CBS and NBC News finally produced the name of the suicide bomber — the next day. (After any terrorist attack, the media like to keep us in suspense for as long as possible about whether it was a Muslim or a Christian.) Even then, the answer was difficult to find on either network’s Twitter feeds, which were bristling with minute-by-minute updates on former CIA Director John Brennan’s congressional testimony about Russia and Trump: Yes, collusion was investigated. No, Brennan is not aware of any evidence to support the theory. BREAKING NEWS! The media didn’t gaudily broadcast the bomber’s name, religion or ethnicity in their headlines, but at least they finally coughed up the information. He was Salman Abedi, son of Libyan “refugees.” Apparently, the media think you can’t be trusted with that information. You might notice that the West is deliberately importing people who enjoy killing kids. According to ABC News, the bomber’s father, Ramadan Abedi (not to be confused with Huma Abedin) was a member of an al-Qaida-linked Islamic group in Libya. For this, he was accepted as a “refugee” by the British government. Liberals’ main reaction to the attack was not to demand the toppling of the terrorist-friendly British government, but to worry about an upsurge in Islamophobia. They say there’s nothing we can do about terrorism and we probably shouldn’t do anything anyway, because we deserve it. These were teen and preteen girls! Is there any fuel left in the gas tank of humanity, or are we just running on fumes now? While liberals are impatient to get back to their murderous immigration policies, conservatives are pining for war. And really, who wouldn’t want to send ground troops to Syria after our tremendous successes in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why do we need to fight ISIS in Syria again? I forget. How about we NOT send U.S. troops to some godforsaken nation of primitives? My reasoning is: It will cost us trillions of dollars; we will sacrifice the lives of an untold number of our best young men in combat (and little girls — thanks, liberals!); and we will accomplish absolutely nothing, apart from creating a new stream of “refugees” and making the primitives even angrier with us, if that’s possible. Historically, starting wars in the Third World has not proved salutary. Trump was elected for one reason: Because he promised to put Americans’ interests first. If only he’d stuck to his campaign promises, he’d be a hero right now. The one promise Trump has kept is the so-called “Muslim ban” — and he’s looking prophetic on that. The Ninth Circuit was probably just about to release its opinion affirming a Hawaii judge’s revocation of Trump’s travel ban, but after Manchester, they’ll have to sit on it for a few weeks. Wouldn’t you rather be defending Trump for imposing a travel ban, building a wall and deporting “Dreamers,” than for idiotic leaks about nothing? If Trump started removing undesirable foreigners, liberals would rush back to the airports, en masse, and forget all about Russia. The most humane response to terrorist attacks in the West is to kill a bunch of them for revenge, and then concentrate on our own problems. Instead of sending ground troops to Syria, we should be sending them to San Diego. Our policy following every Islamic terrorist attack anyplace in the West should be the following: 1) We drop a nuke on some majority-Muslim city involved in terrorism. 2) We add six months to the immigration moratorium (which Trump promised us in his Aug. 16, 2015, immigration policy paper, the greatest political document since the Magna Carta). 3) We deport one Ninth Circuit judge. Since Trump, politics has become a game to liberals. The media is a game. Hollywood is a game. Islamic terrorists are killing little girls in England. This isn’t a game.

Indeed it’s not..  Firebrand conservative author Ann Coulter is responsible for that sobering op/ed.  We get that Ann is all fired up..  But, if you stop, pause and really think about it..  Pres. Trump HAS kept a LOT of his campaign promises already, and it’s only been 4 months.  He nominated AND got appointed a very conservative Associate Supreme Court Justice in Neil Gorsuch.  That alone was probably the single most important thing that he could do as President…and he did it.  He also nominated, and got approved a Cabinet that is even more conservative the Ronald Reagans!  As it relates to the travel ban..  He’s done everything he can.  And, AG Jeff Sessions said today that they’ll now take that battle to the Supreme Court now.  Then, today, Trump looked the snickering members of NATO in the eye and told them to get off their collective asses and start paying their fair share of the NATO budget.  How great is that?!?  Finally, did ya see that budget proposal that the Trump White House sent to Congress?  It was awesome!!  We could go on.  But, you get the picture.   Trump is doing his part, no two ways about it.  Unfortunately, he is being undermined by leakers (who should go to prison), and real “collusion” between Democrats and the dominantly liberal mainstream media who aren’t interested in facts; only in pinning something on Trump..so that they can get rid of him.  That’s it.  And, even with this horrific story out of the UK, you have that worthless rag MSNBC unable to even mention what happened.  To them, the Russia story is all that matters.  I get that they’re audience are mostly “low information” viewers…and die-hard liberals  But, if you now know just how worthless they are as a source of news and information, and yet you continue to go to it for just that, then you’re a total moron.

Alien life may already exist in our galaxy

Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Jupiter’s moon Europa, Pluto and its moon Charon, as well as the dwarf planet Ceres are potential homes for extra-terrestrials, scientists at University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute claim. It’s all down to a process called radioalysis, which experts believe could breed life across the universe. All that’s needed is a rocky core and water molecules – something scientists reckon our solar system has plenty of. The study found that a the rocky cores of some planets and moons emit radiation which break up water molecules and in turn feed microbial life. Scientists conducted an experiment to predict how the radiation would affect interior oceans on planets like Pluto and Saturn’s moon Europa. Alexis Bouquet, lead author said: “The physical and chemical processes that follow radiolysis release molecular hydrogen, which is a molecule of astrobiological interest.” The radiation comes from elements like uranium, potassium and thorium – all of which are found in a group of rocky meteorites called chrondites. Pluto, as well as Saturn and Jupiter’s moons, is made up of chrondite. That means any ocean water permeating the porous rock of the core could be affected by radiolysis, producing molecular hydrogen and reactive oxygen compounds – the building blocks for life. NASA seems pretty convinced that Europa has a big ocean on it, and is planning to send a spaceship there to search for alien life. Lifeforms which have formed through radiolysis can be found closer to home. Bouquet said that they have been found in extreme environments on Earth. These include a groundwater sample found nearly two miles deep in a South African gold mine and at hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. Their existence suggests microbes could be found where rock and ocean meet in planets like Enceladus or Europa. “We know that these radioactive elements exist within icy bodies, but this is the first systematic look at the solar system to estimate radiolysis. “The results suggest that there are many potential targets for exploration out there, and that’s exciting,” added co-author Dr Danielle Wyrick, a principal scientist in Southwest Research Institute’s Space Science and Engineering Division. Radiolysis could also help create food for these aliens. “Radiolysis in an ocean world’s outer core could be fundamental in supporting life. Because mixtures of water and rock are everywhere in the outer solar system, this insight increases the odds of abundant habitable real estate out there,” Bouquet said. It’s just the latest discovery to delight UFO hunters. Conspiracy theorists tongues were wagging after a mysterious star which could be home to alien life began flashing again last week.

Leftist Sports Writers Ramping Up Pressure on NCAA to Punish Texas Over Bathroom Bill

The liberal sports media establishment is ramping up its pressure on the organization that governs college sports to punish the state of Texas as its gets ready to pass its own version of the North Carolina transgender bathroom bill. The left-wing sports site Deadspin is rallying the troops to force the NCAA to punish Texas if it passes its own bathroom bill into law. The Lone Star State is working on a bill that would require people to use restrooms in government-operated facilities that correspond to their birth sex, meaning that men pretending to be women would not be allowed to use the women’s restroom. But, as soon as the state began looking at such a law, sports leagues weighed in as if they should have a say in laws states consider. Indeed, right after the bathroom bill was introduced, Lone Star Governor Greg Abbott slammed an executive of the NFL who warned the state that future Super Bowls would be canceled in Texas if the state should pass the bill. “For some low-level NFL adviser to come out and say that they are going to micromanage and try to dictate to the state of Texas what types of policies we’re going to pass in our state, that’s unacceptable,” Abbott said early in March. Since the governor’s comment, the state’s House of Representatives passed a version of the bathroom bill, and it now sits in the Senate awaiting consideration. And as the bill winds its way through the lawmaking process, Deadspin is now marshaling its forces to punish Texas over its impending passage. The lefty sports site is now urging the NCAA to warn Texas that if it passes its bathroom bill, the organization will pull any future tournament games. But, Deadspin is upset that the NCAA has said nothing about this thus far.

Perhaps, just perhaps..  The NCAA saw what happened to ESPN when it became overrun by  extreme liberal sportswriters, anchors, and so on…and, as a result, lost millions and millions in revenue as customers were cancelling their subscriptions.  And why was that?  Because ESPN was brazenly taking political positions.  People watch sports to get away from politics; NOT get preached to by arrogant, elitist, liberal sports nerds (who have the IQ of a Chihuahua) about who they should vote for, and what social policies they think we need imposed on us because we’re a bunch of stupid, racist, inbred, hicks.  Its why ESPN is on life support…and why America elected Donald Trump.  Americans are sick and tired of political correctness.