Education

‘New School’ Professor Investigated for Quoting Black Author Saying N-Word

New School professor Laurie Sheck, who has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize in poetry, faced an investigation this year over her use of the “n-word” during a lesson on black author James Baldwin. She used the word during a discussion of Baldwin’s own use of the word. Ultimately the New School decided that she did not violate the college’s policy on discrimination.

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New Jersey School Official: Let Them Eat Tuna Fish

An assistant superintendent of a New Jersey school district has proposed a new policy that would withhold school lunches from students that have a $20 or greater lunch debt, and restrict students with $10 of debt to a tuna fish sandwich.

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Harvard Law Prof Laurence Tribe: White Supremacists Oppose Abortion to Avoid ‘Non-White Replacement’

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tweeted on Sunday that “white supremacists oppose abortion” because they fear it will “reduce the number of white infants” and eventually contribute to “non-white replacement.” The professor ignores the disproportionate effect of abortion on black Americans and the fact that actual white supremacists like Richard Spencer endorse abortion.

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U of Georgia Hosts ‘Healthy Masculinity’ Event

The University of Georgia is hosting a “Taco’bout it Tuesday” event that encourages male student to reflect on their masculinity. The university claims its goal is to “provide a supportive space for male-identified students to engage in critical thought” about topics like “the aesthetics of manhood,” while also stating that “gender is a social construct.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: L.G.B.T. activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of New York City Hall, October 24, 2018 in New York City. The group gathered to speak out against the Trump administration's stance toward transgender people. Last week, The New …

Pamela Geller Event to Proceed Despite Eventbrite Blacklisting

An event featuring conservative commentator Pamela Geller will proceed as scheduled, despite being blacklisted by the ticketing service Eventbrite over supposed violations of the platform’s “community guidelines.” The group had been using the platform as its main source for organizing ticketing for the event.

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