Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: Racial bias; racial essentialism; racial lives that don’t matter.
First, a little mood music:
The thing is, the Left believes that *all* White people are racially biased, along with all “PoC” who don’t accept the woke narrative.
“Black student activists at the University of Pittsburgh want to crackdown on racial bias at the school by making it easier to fire faculty and staff who are accused of racism.
“The demand by the students, who call themselves ‘Black Pitt,’ state that faculty and staff with a complaint of ‘racial bias or excessive force … should be terminated and banned from the University campus immediately if found at fault,’ according to a list of demands sent to the university.
“What’s more, ‘During the time of the investigation, the faculty/staff should be disclosed by name and banned from the University campus until its completion,’ the demand adds.
“The activists have called for the creation of a ‘People’s Voice Committee,’ which would be made up of black students, faculty, and staff, to adjudicate the claims.”
Old: Four legs good; two legs bad.
“Stanford University’s student-run newspaper, The Stanford Daily, refused to publish an opinion piece written by Stephen Sills, president of the Stanford College Republicans.
“‘We ultimately declined to publish it because it included unsubstantiated and inflammatory claims that advanced a racist narrative, emphasizing violence committed by protestors while ignoring police brutality,’ Stanford Daily Editor-in-Chief Charlie Curnin said in an email to The College Fix.
“‘Printing a diversity of opinions,’ they said, ‘is distinct from giving credence to language that has been used to undermine the credibility and humanity of Black people.’
“The Daily’s opinion editors, Adrian Liu and Claire Dinshaw, took issue with Sills’ claim that ‘looters and Antifa insurrectionists terrorize Americans.’ They told Sills that ‘there is scant evidence that Antifa protesters are a significant presence in the current protests.’
“Liu and Dinshaw also objected to the way Sills framed the piece. They said he neglected to include ‘the important context that the vast majority of the protests are peaceful.’
“‘This language implies that the terror and looting is a central element of the unrest, which is untrue.’”
Did they explain whose lives didn’t matter?
Of course not, because we all already know the answer.
“University of Massachusetts-Lowell Dean of Nursing Leslie Neal-Boylan issued an email on June 2 to the Solomont School of Nursing in light of the recent anti-racism demonstrations across the country, sources told Campus Reform. In the message, Neal-Boylan told students that ‘everyone’s life matters.’ Days later, Neal-Boylan was out of a job.
“The sources shared with Campus Reform the email over which Neal-Boylan was allegedly fired.
“‘Dear SSON Community,’ the email provided to Campus Reform begins. ‘I am writing to express my concern and condemnation of the recent (and past) acts of violence against people of color. Recent events recall a tragic history of racism and bias that continue to thrive in this country. I despair for our future as a nation if we do not stand up against violence against anyone. BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE’S LIFE MATTERS.’
“‘No one should have to live in fear that they will be targeted for how they look or what they believe,’ the provided email continues.
“This sparked controversy among many who received her email. The letter was posted to Twitter by a student who expressed disappointment in the Dean’s ‘everyone’s life matters’ statement.”