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Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Mr. Deez, Feb 8, 2012.
Some think this stops with gender "identity," and as this video shows, it doesn't. The gender question is a side issue. Somebody is teaching young people that there is little or no objective truth. I'm not sure how that's getting into our curriculum, but it very clearly is. That's why they clearly had inner conflict even over saying that the dude wasn't 6'5" or Chinese.
"What would you say if I told you I was 7 years old?" "I probably wouldn't believe that immediately..."
I feel like a lot of those answers were people who knew they were backed into a corner and would rather stay on the same line of reasoning than to actually say something that would contradict their world view. But some of them actually believe that it's not our place to say someone or something is factually wrong.
We have truly reached the realm of nonsense.
The decline of Western Civilization as represented in one Craigslist ad --
Is the assumption that UCLA requires students to take a gender studies class? Is it possible that Nate took this class to fulfill some requirement (elective maybe?) and simply needs to get the credit to graduate on time? Or is the "decline of Western Civilization" because a school offers a gender studies class at all?
UCLA has a Gender Studies department within their Social Services school. I suspect any Gender Studies majors will either be working in non-profit organizations, in a government social worker role, or joining the unemployment lines. A single class is no big deal but if my children wanted to major in this I probably wouldn't contribute to their college fund.
[Homer Simpson, with appropriate modification to fit with JF's pic]In this house, we observe the laws of math, young lady![/Homer Simpson]
Political Correctness(TM) was invented so that one group of white people could feel superior to another group of white people.
I do think there's some truth and value in the idea of making sure kids who mess up early on get a fair shot at rehabilitation. But seriously... I'm fairly sure that calling someone "justice involved" is really not going to help.
Clearly they are looking for a euphemism for "felon". The latter word makes these kids immediately unemployable. Unemployable youth with better criminal skills learned during their incarceration makes for a bad situation.
Yeah except eventually, when everyone has learned what the euphemism really means, then that word or words is verboten, as well. So we have to keep redefining stuff. Negro->Colored->Black->African-American->?
Phil, you left a few out.
"Perhaps there are people that I wish to offend."
Real, not fake. On the wall at MIT .....
This sounded like a hoax to me, so I looked on MIT's website. Not a hoax. What a kook.
Every time I see the title of this post, I immediately think, "oxymoron".
I can't help it.
I have a senior currently deciding on college. Location, academics and cost are all considerations. However, now culture is almost as important as academics. Although accepted at pretty much all schools applied (including Texas), it will be a small private college which does not seem to embrace the sjw values.
The article about "justice involved" people being helped by HUD is just the tip of the iceberg.
HUD secretary, Julian Castro, reportedly a Hillary VP candidate, announced that if you have a policy of not renting to people with criminal records, you can be sued for discrimination. His reasoning is that the policy adversely effects minorities because they have higher percentages of felons.
So you better lease out that spare bedroom to that ex-con or Obama will get you!
A lot of the fair housing laws are great examples of how we insist on using broad strokes to address issues. Anyone with common sense can see that renting a spare bedroom or a guest house on your property is a completely different issue from renting a multi-family residence or apartment complex. If it's my house, I should get to choose who gets to live in it, regardless. For whatever reason. Right or wrong. Surely we can see why there should be a much lower bar in terms of choosing the person/people with whom I'm going to be sharing my personal living space?
We're way too determined to tell people what is or is not an acceptable risk to their families or selves. Should a convicted rapist still be able to find a place to live? Absolutely. Do I think it's a good thing to give someone a second chance and show some kindness in this area? Yes I do. Should I be able to tell the family with two teenage girls that they can't rent their guest house unless they're willing to let the convicted rapist rent there? Nope.
So when a convicted pedophile who is black tries to rent an apt in a complex withh young children whose "rights" come first?