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Conservatives are the real campus thought police squashing academic freedom - The Washington Post
Last week, I sent a string of relatively uncontroversial tweets in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, in which I sought to answer a question about mass shootings in the United States: Why are these crimes almost always carried out by white men? “It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid,” I tweeted, before then diagnosing a sense of double entitlement — as white people and as men — that, when frustrated, can occasionally lead to violent consequences.
My argument was not new, but rather reflects decades of research on how race and gender function in our society. To be both white and male is to be subject to a potent cocktail of entitlement to economic and political power, and to dominate nonwhite and female bodies. When that entitlement is frustrated, it can lead to what the criminologist Mike King calls “aggrieved whiteness,” an ambient furor based on the idea that white Americans have become oppressed victims of politically correct multiculturalism.
politics  gov2.0  free  speech  university  conservative  education 
yesterday by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Drexel Caves to Anonymous Internet Trolls, Places Tenured Professor on Administrative Leave
George Ciccariello-Maher, tenured associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University (my alma mater), in an op-ed for The Washington Post headlined “Conservatives Are the Real Campus Thought Police Squashing Academic Freedom”...
Drexel is setting a cowardly, shameful example here. Ciccariello-Maher is not being placed on leave because of the content of his thread of tweets in response to last week’s gun massacre in Las Vegas, but simply because a bunch of anonymous white dudes sent threats — and, let’s face it, because of the bad PR of having Ciccariello-Maher unjustly vilified by Fox News.
education  free  speech  gov2.0  politics  university  daring_fireball  conservative 
yesterday by rgl7194
John McCain Slams Nationalism in Liberty Medal Awards Speech | Time.com
(PHILADELPHIA) — U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic."
The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country. In addition to recalling his more than two decades of Navy service and his imprisonment in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp, McCain took a moment to go a step further than the night's other speakers, who lamented what many described as a fractured political climate.
"To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems," he said, "is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history."
He continued: "We live in a land made of ideals, not blood and soil."
gov2.0  politics  speech  award  mccain  nationalism 
2 days ago by rgl7194
How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals | Stephen Duneier | TEDxTucson - YouTube
Marginal adjustment in habits:
Listen to Pimsleur German language MP3s on walk to/from work
16 day intense german study - could speak with Germans!
Rock climbing / sky diving/ race car driving / plane flying

Walk 1 hour a day outdoors, hiked all trails in Santa Barbara... ended up loosing 30 lbs! Small manageable decisions. 1 trail/week
Then half marathon

Picked up lots of other interests
german  inspiration  habits  ted  motivation  speech  halfmarathon  knitting  crochet 
4 days ago by bwiese
Speaking Freely: Student Attitudes Free Speech Survey
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
10/11/17
speech 
5 days ago by seandanaher

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