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Idiot Teacher Asked 4th-Graders to Give 3 Good Reasons for Slavery

https://www.theroot.com/idiot-teacher-asked-4th-graders-to-give-3-good-reasons-1821982084?utm_source=theroot_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

According to Fox 6, administrators at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa, Wis., apologized to parents after students brought home an assignment asking them to name three good reasons and three bad reasons for slavery. One parent, Trameka Brown-Berry, found the assignment offensive and posted it to her Facebook page.

“It’s highly offensive and insensitive. I was in shock. I couldn’t believe they sent something like that home,” said Brown-Berry, apparently able to contain the God-given slapping-the-shit-out-of-fourth-grade-teachers instinct gifted to most black mothers.

School Principal Jim Van Dellen admitted the assignment was “out of line” in a letter to parents, explaining that the assignment was intended to “spark debate.”

“The purpose of the assignment was not, in ANY way, to have students argue that ANY slavery is acceptable, a concept that goes against our core values about the equality and worth of people of all races,” the letter read, despite the fact that the explicit instructions of the assignment were to ask students to argue about the acceptance of slavery.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:26 AM (93 replies)

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/men-resist-green-behavior-as-un-manly/

The research, conducted with three other colleagues, consisted of seven experiments involving more than 2,000 American and Chinese participants. We showed that there is a psychological link between eco-friendliness and perceptions of femininity. Due to this “green-feminine stereotype,” both men and women judged eco-friendly products, behaviors, and consumers as more feminine than their non-green counterparts. In one experiment, participants of both sexes described an individual who brought a reusable canvas bag to the grocery store as more feminine than someone who used a plastic bag—regardless of whether the shopper was a male or female. In another experiment, participants perceived themselves to be more feminine after recalling a time when they did something good versus bad for the environment.

Men may eschew green products and behaviors to avoid feeling feminine. In one study, we threatened the masculinity of male participants by showing them a pink gift card with a floral design and asking them to imagine using the card to purchase three products (lamp, backpack, and batteries). Compared to men shown a standard gift card, threatened men were more likely to choose the non-green rather than green version of each item. The idea that emasculated men try to reassert their masculinity through non-environmentally-friendly choices suggests that in addition to littering, wasting water, or using too much electricity, one could harm the environment merely by making men feel feminine.

Ironically, although men are often considered to be less sensitive than women, they seem to be particularly sensitive when it comes to perceptions of their gender identity. In fact, a previous study suggests that men find it to be more difficult than women to choose between masculine and feminine versions of everyday food and household items and will usually change their preferences to be more manly when allowed time to think about their decisions. Something as simple as holding a purse, ordering a colorful drink, or talking in a high voice can lead to social harm, so men tend to keep a sharp eye out for any of these potential snares.

So what can pro-environmental marketers do to buffer against the threat posed to men by the green-feminine stereotype? First, eco-friendly marketing messages and materials can be designed to affirm men’s masculinity and give them the confidence to overcome their fear of being judged as feminine when engaging in green behaviors. For example, in one experiment, men who received feedback affirming their masculinity were more interested in purchasing an eco-friendly version of a cleaning product. Men who feel secure in their manhood are more comfortable going green.


Patriarchy hurts everyone.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Fri Dec 29, 2017, 11:30 AM (83 replies)

Mayo locks out most striking workers in Albert Lea

http://startribune.com/mayo-locks-out-most-striking-workers-in-albert-lea/465463543/


Seventy-nine workers at the Mayo hospital in Albert Lea, Minn., ended their one-day strike Wednesday over stalled negotiations only to find that Mayo has locked them out for one week.

A spokesman for the Service Employees International Union said its members were met at the doors of the hospital Wednesday morning by Mayo management and security and told they could not return to work until Dec. 26.

The hospital previously said it would hire replacements for the striking workers on a one-week contract. A handful of the striking workers, including the maintenance workers who operate the hospital boiler, were allowed back to work Wednesday.

Mayo followed through with the lockout even though Lt. Gov. Tina Smith urged them to allow the employees to go back to work. Smith also chairs the corporate board overseeing Mayo’s $5.6 billion expansion in Rochester.

The union claimed it was the first health care lockout ever in Minnesota.



Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Wed Dec 20, 2017, 01:03 PM (1 replies)

Are Private Schools Immoral?

Public schools in gentrifying neighborhoods seem on the cusp of becoming truly diverse, as historically underserved neighborhoods fill up with younger, whiter families. But the schools remain stubbornly segregated. Nikole Hannah-Jones has chronicled this phenomenon around the country, and seen it firsthand in her neighborhood in Brooklyn.

“White communities want neighborhood schools if their neighborhood school is white,” she says. “If their neighborhood school is black, they want choice.” Charter schools and magnet schools spring up in place of neighborhood schools, where white students can be in the majority. We have a system where white people control the outcomes, and the outcome that most white Americans want is segregation,” she says.

(snip)

“If one were to believe that having people who are different from you makes you smarter, that you engage in a higher level of thinking, that you solve problems better, there are higher-level ways that integration is good for white folks,” Jones says.

For black children, the benefits of attending an integrated school are much more drastic. “It’s literally, will you receive a quality education or not? Will you be a full citizen in the country of your birth?”



https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/12/progressives-are-undermining-public-schools/548084/

Excellent interview and a lot to chew on.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:19 PM (43 replies)

CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has died

Source: CNBC

CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has passed away at age 73, the freight rail company confirmed in a statement Saturday.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness," the company said.

Harrison had taken medical leave on Thursday, sending shares of the third largest U.S. rail company tumbling in pre-market trading. Jim Foote was named acting CEO in his place.

Harrison had been suffering from an undisclosed medical condition that forced him to work from home some days and use an oxygen machine at times, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/16/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-has-died-wsj-says-citing-sources.html



This man ruined so many lives. SO. MANY. Rot in hell.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:44 PM (8 replies)

oh you love black voters? name three of your donations to anti voter suppression efforts

https://twitter.com/e_a_rly/status/940799373545533440

https://twitter.com/e_a_rly/status/940992609123753985
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:46 PM (16 replies)

Trump learns of Flynn deal via news reports.

Oh, to be a fly on that wall.

https://twitter.com/MikeDelMoro/status/936604290420002816
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:42 AM (7 replies)

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/arts/television/louis-ck-sexual-misconduct.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage


In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. When Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice. The bars were closed and they wanted to celebrate. He was a comedian they admired. The women would be together. His intentions seemed collegial.

As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said.

They thought it was a joke and laughed it off. “And then he really did it,” Ms. Goodman said in an interview with The New York Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”

In 2003, Abby Schachner called Louis C.K. to invite him to one of her shows, and during the phone conversation, she said, she could hear him masturbating as they spoke. Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, said that while she was appearing with Louis C.K. on a television pilot in 2005, he asked if he could masturbate in front of her. She declined.

Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced. Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy. In the years since the incidents the women describe, he has sold out Madison Square Garden eight times, created an Emmy-winning TV series, and accumulated the clout of a tastemaker and auteur, with the help of a manager who represents some of the biggest names in comedy. And Louis C.K. built a reputation as the unlikely conscience of the comedy scene, by making audiences laugh about hypocrisy — especially male hypocrisy.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:54 PM (20 replies)

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

Source: Washington Post

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.888b5a9629bf
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:07 PM (69 replies)

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.888b5a9629bf

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.



Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:00 PM (31 replies)
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