Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

December 9th, 2022 - 6:09 pm § in Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Why conservatives attack CRT

Critical race theory is an academic subject in graduate schools. Graduate-school subjects obviously aren’t taught in grade schools, but conservative culture warriors have hijacked the term to refer to teaching schoolchildren about slavery, racial discrimination, and mistreatment of black peopl[...]

December 5th, 2022 - 4:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Justices Alito puts KKK robes on black kids and laughs

A bizarre scene unfolded in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, December 5, 2022. Lawyers were arguing over whether a Colorado graphic designer has a religious right to refuse service to gay couples (spoiler alert: she’ll win). Justice Jackson, who’s black, asked the designer’s attor[...]

August 21st, 2022 - 7:43 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Charter school student written up for wearing “jihab”

An 8th grade girl attending a charter school in Malden, Massachusetts, was handed a “School Uniform Compliance Form” by a teacher for wearing a Muslim headscarf. The teacher at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (photo below) misspelled “hijab” as “jihab,” NBC News rep[...]

June 29th, 2022 - 11:17 am § in Politics

Florida bans rainbows

So obsessed is Gov. Ron DeSantis with banishing gay people to non-person status that rainbows are now illegal in and near Florida schools. Florida teachers also have to report gay students to the political police for being gay. “Teachers in Orange County, Florida are being told to scrape rainb[...]

May 3rd, 2022 - 4:14 pm § in Racism, Russia

Don’t judge all Russians by Putin’s behavior

Most of the badness is the handiwork of just one of them, and he doesn’t dance. In Italy this week, Russian and Ukrainian ballerinas danced together in a benefit show to raise money for the Red Cross (read story here; watch video below). A lot of the awful stuff that happens in the world resul[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 9:42 pm § in Christianity, Jews, Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Is insulting a student “academic freedom”?

A professor at an Ohio public college sued his employer after being written up for calling a transgender student “Mr.” in class. Nicholas Meriwether (photo, left), a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, claims a First Amendment speech and religious right to call a student se[...]

March 8th, 2019 - 5:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Border Patrol accused of trying to force Muslim detainee to eat pork

A Muslim man who entered the U.S. legally and married a U.S. citizen was detained by the Border Patrol without any apparent justification, although their motivation is clear from the fact they interrogated him about terrorist ties. Adnan Asif Parveen was born in Pakistan, grew up in Spain, and has l[...]

June 23rd, 2018 - 9:47 am § in Donald Trump

Restaurant refuses to serve Sarah Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is complaining that a restaurant owner told her to leave because she works for Trump. Boo hoo. Now that she knows what it feels like to be refused service because of who you are, shed some crocodile tears for her. Read story here. Photo: The Lexington, Vir[...]

June 26th, 2017 - 10:46 am § in Uncategorized

SCOTUS takes wedding cake case

This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll reverse the lower court ruling in favor of a gay couple discriminated against by a baker who also happens to be a religious bigot, but it raises the possibility. Well, ask yourself this: If a baker can refuse to sell a cake to a gay couple, then why [...]

March 28th, 2015 - 9:46 pm § in Hypocrisy

“Religious liberty” explained.

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