University Of Michigan’s Bias Response Team

I had a exchange with a recent U of M grad over the University’s “Bias Response Team”. The University is being sued by several organizations claiming it infringes on free speech. You can see U of M’s description here:

https://deanofstudents.umich.edu/bias-incidents

I expressed my displeasure with such Orwellian bodies, to which the person (snowflake) said in a huffy, angry tone “well, I support it, because there have been numerous incidents of racism on campus”. I would dispute his characterization of a handful of incidents, several of which have proven to be hoaxes, to be signs of rampant racism. But if you accept his premise my response was:

  1. The way to defeat bad or unsavory speech is with more speech, not by eliminating said speech. I oppose real racism, but to quote one of my favorite sports personalities “call me a free speech absolutist.”
  2. The policies in the above link are vague and unclear. A bias incident can be “unintentional”. What is this? It’s like the USSR.
  3. The bias response team is open to any perceived slight, not just racism. Will it be applied evenly? What about conservative students who loathe Antifa or communism? Will they get an audience? I doubt it.
  4. There is no evidence that said incidences of racism were perpetrated by U of M students. The campus is open. People come and go. It could have been townies. In which case, what does this accomplish?

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/18/university-of-michigan-pushes-back-against-free-sp/

 

 

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Blame The Left For Out of Control Moralizing

Stating the obvious, but this is a good article nonetheless. Literally nothing is out of reach for leftists to condemn or moralize over.

Quote – “In America today, being moral is out and moralizing is in. Just witness the nonstop spectacle of moralizing everywhere you turn—from The New Yorker’s panicked denunciation of Chick-fil-A’s “infiltration” of New York, to gun control activist David Hogg’s boycotts, to the protestor with a megaphone shouting in a Starbucks clerk’s face.”

Even beloved Apu from the Simpsons is under attack. The show has been on for nearly 30 years and NOW some unhinged Indian “comedian” is offended? Where has this jack-hole been?

Anyway, enjoy:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/17/moralizing-in-america/

 

Crazy PC Leftism Kills Daddy-Daughter Dance in Staten Island

In New York, school activities have to be “gender inclusive” now. Some poor “transgender” student might be “triggered” if not allowed to attend. Disgusting.

Many parents are legitimately irate over the cancellation of their school’s daddy-daughter dance. This is what you get when you elect leftist Democrats into office. Crazy policies and intolerance follows. Maybe the good people of Staten Island will take torches and pitchforks to the SJWs of New York.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/05/parents-furious-as-school-cancels-father-daughter-dance-over-gender-issues.html

 

ESPN is Dumber Than We Thought

Removing Asian announcer Robert Lee from a UVA football game because they didn’t want the ridicule, or him to be ridiculed, or some in its snowflake audience to be “triggered”, or something. Not to the left: nowhere in this country’s laws (Constitution) do you have the right to never be offended.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/22/espn-pulls-asian-american-announcer-from-virginia-football-game-because-has-confederate-generals-name.html

From one of the best sports sites out there. God love Clay Travis:

https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/msespn-pulls-asian-announcer-named-robert-lee-off-uva-game-avoid-offending-idiots/

Hey ESPN: sports is meant as an escape, stop with the politicking. It is killing your business, you dopes!

The Worst of Leftist Academia – 2017

http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/01/5-telling-campus-outbreaks-2016-17-academic-year/

 

And as counterpoint, one of the best and funniest things to happen in academia this year. Two professors get a sham “penis paper” published in a feminist academic rag, thereby exposing “liberal” academia as a total sham.

One of the best lines: “After completing the paper, we read it carefully to ensure it didn’t say anything meaningful, and as neither one of us could determine what it is actually about, we deemed it a success.”

If I ever get a chance to meet these professors, I will buy them a drink for sure.

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/professors-pull-off-clever-hoax-with-penis-paper-expose-liberal-academia-as-a-sham/