Diverse-ticulitus


Steven F. Hayward is the author of Greatness: Reagan, Churchill and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders, Age of Reagan (two volumes) and other acclaimed books. Last year the University of Colorado at Boulder brought Hayward on board as Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, something of a breakthrough in diversity for the liberal university. But now the campus thought police have targeted the visiting scholar.

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Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs, who wears her hair in two twists, has started a White House petition to get the changes thrown out.

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Jacobs petition:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Reconsider changes to AR 670-1 to allow professional ethnic hairstyles.

More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as “any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.” These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.

Created: Mar 20, 2014

… and probably far more, according to estimates by David Binkle, the district’s food services director. That amounts to $18 million a year — based on a conservative estimate of 10% food waste.  Read More

And: Advocates seek to carve out official Latin American areas in L.A.

They want to emulate what Asians have done with the likes of Chinatown and Little Tokyo. Proposed communities include Peru Village, Little Venezuela and Paseo Colombia.

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And:  Victor Davis Hanson : One California for Me, Another for Thee

It may surprise some Americans to learn that almost one-quarter of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners. Even so, just over 50 percent voted last month to cap immigration, which, unchecked, could leave indigenous Swiss a minority in 50 years. Newsweek’s headline over the story was typical: “Switzerland’s Sudden Fear of Immigrants.”

Fear. Immigrants. The German publication Spiegel Online wrote also about “scaremongering.” The enlightened reader’s thought-bubble is now supposed to register the word “racism.” But was it really “fear of immigrants”–read: “racism”–that drove sufficient numbers of Swiss to the polls to check their own demographic extinction as a recognizable culture and nation-state? Or was it a nearly anachronistic instinct to survive as a recognizable culture and nation-state? Read More

From CNN:

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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -

Officials with the Olathe School District issued an apology Friday after only black students were invited on a school outing.

On Wednesday, a letter was sent to Olathe South High School students by Assistant Principal Candy Birch. In the letter, Birch said in her role as activities director that she wanted to give students an additional opportunity to connect with each other.

“So we are planning an outing open to our African-American sophomores and juniors,” she wrote.

The event on April 5 would include a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the American Jazz Museum, lunch at Arthur Bryant’s and then a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery to see the “History and Hope: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement” exhibit.

Birch wrote that she hopes this would be “the first of several outings and activities in the future years.”

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“The Olathe South administration would like to apologize for the misunderstanding,” according to a district statement.

The district has yet to make an in-school announcement clarifying that it’s an open invitation.

Misunderstanding? My Ass!

Increased vigilance in Fairfax County over housing-code violations is stirring uneasy tension in some neighborhoods where residents — often recently arrived immigrants — are crowding into single-family houses or running unlicensed businesses from their back yards.

Annoyed neighbors increasingly are utilizing a county system that allows them to e-mail or phone in complaints about various concerns, such as parked cars crowding driveways and side streets or unkempt yards loaded with work materials. Read More

By Daylight Disinfectant

“I hadn’t the slightest clue what my privilege of being a white man had brought me… I learned to see my life through a racial lens.” That’s what one Portland student took away from a new controversial course in “Critical Race Theory.”

Dateline Wednesday March 19, 2014 – Portland Oregon: Portland Public Schools teachers participated in a training session where a controversial new curriculum including “Critical Race Theory,” is explained. The curriculum is currently implemented in three charter schools at the K-5, middle school and high school level. The curriculum is expected to be rolled out to all schools in the Portland Public School System: thus the training.

In this Part I, we provide excepts from presentations by Principal Carl Reinhold. In one excerpt Reinhold appears to be somewhat apologetic for the school’s entrepreneurial business course actually teaching kids to make money. “”We’d like to think we stay away from focusing on businesses for profit…” explains Reinhold. A few statistics are provided for the school including the fact that 52% of the students receive “free” or subsidized lunches, and that on any given day one-in-five students are absent for class.

“Critical Race Theory” teacher Jessica Mallare then takes over. She explains:

“We went back on forth on this with my former Principal on this name. She wanted it to be ‘American Studies for College Prep Purposes.’ I was really attached to ‘Critical Race Theory’ or ‘Critical Race Studies,’” explains Mallare.

Mallare goes on to state there is no text book, so she has full autonomy to create the curriculum as she sees fit. She explains that she and Principal Reinhold would like to move the curriculum to younger members of the student population. “Carl and I both believe firmly that if we can start younger it just opens so many more doors …”

Her curriculum includes “Racial Identity Models,” “The Dominant White Culture,” and “Institutionalized Racism” in the United States.

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From the lephigh website staff directory:

Jessica Mallare
Humanities Teacher
“In her spare time, Jessica loves to go to concerts (mostly hip-hop and funk/soul), snowboard, watch movies, and watch basketball! GO BLAZERS! Fun fact: Ms. Jessica has won many face making contests!”

Lovely.

And: White Self-loathing Conference wastes thousands of taxpayer dollars this week

Ann Corcoran has the story

A school in Leeds is to teach all its pupils English as a foreign language due to the huge number of non-native speakers. Read More

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