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Harvard opposes free association for its students in the name of ‘inclusiveness’

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Do they still teach logic and rhetoric at Harvard University? Because their latest policy is what’s known as a “genetic fallacy,” imbuing the origins of something with a moral element.

Harvard is banning all “private, exclusionary social organizations,” known as “final clubs,” as well as sororities and fraternities. This apparently because they don’t want students to find like-minded people who share things in common with them, and they don’t like free association guaranteed by the Constitution.

From the Boston Globe:

“Time after time, the social organizations have demonstrated behavior inconsistent with an inclusive campus culture, a disregard for the personhood and safety of fellow students, and an unwillingness to change — even as new students join them over generations,” the [faculty committee] report said.

In order to maintain an “inclusive campus culture,” Harvard just threw out 100 years of off-campus social organizations, threatening students with expulsion if they leave the liberal re-education camp enclave on the Charles River.

Sounds pretty inclusive to me.

The policy applies to all “private, exclusionary social organizations” but the committee acknowledged its main target are seven all-male final clubs, many of which have wealthy endowments and own off-campus mansions in Harvard Square.

Listen, Harvard is a private university. They can do as they please to their students. They can turn the whole place into a barbed-wired, guard-towered, ideological prison and charge $75,000 per semester to house their inmates. The degree is worth something, but maybe it will be worth something less after this freedom-grab.

They should ask Mizzou how catering to ultra-liberal academic fascists helps enrollment. But Harvard likely won’t care. They’ll just claim they’re more “exclusive” than ever while remaining fully “inclusive.”

I think Harvard should just declare itself a “private, exclusionary social organization” and ban itself. Or perhaps they should just let anyone attend and become truly inclusive.

But that would be too logical and consistent.

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University of Alabama returning big gift over interference, not abortion law

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University of Alabama returning big gift over interference not abortion law

The University of Alabama has been adamant about the reason they’re returning $21.5 million Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., their biggest donor in school history. Despite reports that they’re returning it to show their support of the state’s new abortion law, the school has been clear from the start they’re returning the gift because of the donor’s actions.

“The action taken by the board today was a direct result of Mr. Culverhouse’s ongoing attempts to interfere in the operations of the Law School,” the university’s vice chancellor for communication, Kellee Reinhart, said in a statement to Fox News. “That was the only reason the Board voted to remove his name and return his money.”

Culverhouse encouraged boycotts at the school over the Alabama abortion law that would essentially eliminate abortions in the state if the judiciary doesn’t strike it down, which it almost certainly will. Following appeals, it will likely be considered by the Supreme Court.

While the board did not imply they supported the abortion ban, their willingness to pan such a large donation is a good indicator they don’t appreciate Culverhouse’s perspectives. He can keep his money.

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NYC school job posting calls for only ‘teachers of color’ to apply

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NYC job posting calls for teachers of color to apply

At every level from city to county to state to federal, it is illegal to post a job listing that discriminates based on race. This isn’t just common sense in 2019. It’s been part of federal Equal Opportunity Employment language for decades.

According to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is “illegal for an employer to publish a job advertisement that shows a preference for or discourages someone from applying for a job” due to race, color, religion, sex or other characteristics.

Someone at the New York City Board of Education missed the memo on racism, perhaps because they didn’t see anything wrong as long as the racism was targeting Caucasian-Americans and possibly Asian-Americans. After all, anything done in the name of diversity couldn’t be racist, right?

That question was both sarcastic and rhetorical.

The job posting, which went up on Indeed on April 27th, reads:

“District 1 in NYC is looking to hire teachers of color for the 2019-2020 school year.”

It the proceeds to encourage applicants to attend a “Job Fair for Diverse Teachers” which happened May 14.

Imagine, for a moment, the national backlash that would have come had a school district posted a job listing attempting to “hire white or Asian teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.” Such a listing wouldn’t be ignored by mainstream media. Heads would roll at the board of education. Protests would be held at city hall.

But for this listing, only the NY Post chose to point out the problems.

The tone for this illegal ad came from the top of DOE

Yes, the DOE denies direct responsibility for the post, which linked to a job fair invitation from Irene Sanchez, the principal at PS 15 Roberto Clemente. And her invite hinted in the same direction: “We are committed to diversifying our teaching staff.”

Chancellor Richard Carranza is too experienced to put out a “no whites (or Asians) need apply” sign. But he told the DOE brass to “get on board with my equity platform or leave” when he arrived last June.

A principal at an American public school should be aware that bigotry in any form is not acceptable. When it comes to hiring practices, it’s illegal. The sad part is this particular bigotry will be swept under the rug.

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‘The Five’ on Hillary Clinton’s commencement speech bust

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The Five on Hillary Clintons commencement speech bust

Commencement speeches are supposed to be about the students. They’re supposed to be about hope. They’re intended to focus on the future. But former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to break from the norms as she gave a commencement speech that focused on politics instead of the students, delivered a message of despair, and focused on the past.

The excitement over Clinton delivering the commencement speech at New York’s Hunter College was evident the moment she walked on stage. But it didn’t take long for students and other attendees to turn their smiles around as she immediately broke into a politically charged attack on the man who beat her, President Trump. It could have easily have been a campaign stump speech instead of a commencement speech. It wasn’t inspiring. It wasn’t even very good as a stump speech.

The Five on Fox News addressed the speech as only they can, with the playful yet sincere banter delivering a harsh response to the former candidate’s choice of topics in what was supposed to be uplifting to the students.

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