UCLA To Mandate Undergraduates Take Course On “Diversity”…

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Blatant liberal brainwashing.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles faculty has approved a new policy that requires most future undergraduates to take a course on diversity.

The university announced late Friday that the faculty voted for the requirement by a large margin, ending an effort that began two decades ago and was defeated three times before.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block says in a statement that he’s pleased with the outcome because he thinks the course will help prepare students to live and work in a multicultural society.

Opponents have said students were overburdened with other requirements and that the budget-strapped university couldn’t afford extra classes.
The Los Angeles Times reports most other UC campuses already require diversity courses.

Huge Diversity News! Obama Makes White House Bathrooms “Gender Neutral”…

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What happens when ‘gender neutral’ becomes un-pc?

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama’s staff and visitors now have the option of using a gender-neutral restroom, a White House spokesman said Wednesday — the latest in a series of symbolic steps the Obama administration has taken to work the priorities of the LGBT community into its broader themes of inclusiveness and tolerance.

The newly designated restroom is an example of how the administration has been advancing the discussion by raising the profile of transgender issues, an area of debate that is especially hotly contested right now. The restroom will be located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where much of the White House staff works.

“An all-gender restroom is also available in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which provides guests and staff an additional option,” said White House spokesman Jeff Tiller.

It’s aollow-up on Obama’s executive order, which went into effect Wednesday, banning discrimination against gay and transgender employees of companies that contract with the federal government.

“The White House allows staff and guests to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity, which is in keeping with the administration’s existing legal guidance on this issue and consistent with what is required by the executive order that took effect today for federal contractors,” Tiller also noted

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Army Diversity Training Session Features Slides To Teach Soldiers About “White Privilege”…

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Shorter slide: White soldiers should hate themselves for being white and minority soldiers are “victims” of a white supremacist society.

Via USA Today:

Army officials are investigating a diversity training briefing at Fort Gordon, Ga., in which a slide about “white privilege” was inappropriately shown to soldiers, according to an Army spokeswoman

The Equal Opportunity briefing took place Thursday for about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion, Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, said Friday. The slide titled “The Luxury of Obliviousness” has bullet-point items about “white privilege.”

One item reads, “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. ‘To be white in America means not having to think about it.’ ”

An image of the slide appeared later Thursday on a Facebook page and generated a torrent of negative comments about political correctness run amok.

The presentation was not authorized, nor was it part of the standard slides shown to soldiers, Roman said.

HT: Blaze

Diversity Enforcers Protest Against Indiana’s Watered Down RFRA By Desecrating American Flag With LGBT Rainbow…

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Repulsive.

Opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, marched over the weekend in Indianapolis.
Photograph: Doug McSchooler/AP

All Hail Diversity: Beltway Commandos Win, Army Ranger School Will Have First Female Students…

Lowering of the standards to make the latest social experiment a success.

Via Stars and Stripes

The first-ever version of the elite Army Ranger School to include female students is set to begin April 20 with at least 12 women participating, following the recent completion of a required prerequisite course by six more female soldiers.

The latest wave of women passed the 16-day Ranger Training and Assessment Course (RTAC) on March 19, doubling the amount approved to attend, Army officials said. The assessment course resembles aspects of the grueling 62-day Ranger School, which includes phases in the jungle, mountains and swamp and is considered among the toughest courses in combat in the world.

Top Army officials opened the Ranger School course beginning April 20 to women on a one-time basis as the Defense Department grapples with what jobs should be opened to women for the first time as part of a greater integration of the sexes in the military. The women who pass will not be allowed to become elite members of the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, which remains closed to female soldiers. But they will be considered trail blazers by many and allowed to wear the service’s prestigious Ranger tab.

The latest assessment course included 34 women, of which six (17.6 percent) passed, and 85 men, of which 25 (29.4 percent) finished. It’s the third preparatory RTAC class since the Army announced it was integrating the Ranger School course later this month. One more RTAC course will be held beginning Friday, with those who pass joining those who made it through the previous three RTAC at Ranger School.

Historically, more than half of the soldiers who complete the RTAC course go on to successfully complete Ranger School, Army officials said.

There’s a fair amount of variation in how women — and men, for that matter — have fared in the recent RTAC courses. In the frigid version that ran from February 6 to Feb. 21, one of 17 women and 35 of 83 men passed. The first RTAC with women concluded January 3 with five of 26 women and 53 of 96 men completing it, Army officials said..

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Lib Rag Salon Says Indiana Pizzeria Forced To Close Over Death Threats From Diversity Mob Is “Getting What It Deserves”…

So, Salon actually published this, then tried to flush it down the memory hole.

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HT: BT

GoFundMe Campaign For Indiana Pizzeria Attacked By Leftist Diversity Enforcers Raises Over $28K – UPDATE: Swells To More Than $112K!…

Damn you evil conservatives!

Click here for link.

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Kudos to Blaze contributor Lawrence Billy Jones III for starting this.

Update: Wow.

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Michigan HS Attacked By Diversity Brigade Despite Allowing Students To Promote “Transgender Visibility Day” On Bullet Board…

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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Via WWMT:

A school bulletin board highlighting transgender equality is sparking controversy in Marshall.

The Gay Straight Alliance recently decorated the school’s bulletin board to spread a message of acceptance for their transgender classmates.

When that was taken down, some students say their right to free speech was silenced, but the district says that’s not the case.

It was meant to promote inclusion and acceptance, but instead, the board is pinning some parents against students.

“This was surrounding a Facebook incident surrounding a mother that was very upset,” said Kate Samra, the President of the Gay Straight Alliance. “She thought it was inappropriate for the school setting and that it didn’t exhibit Christian values.”

Samra says two weeks ago, the group put up the Transgender Day of Transparency board, in honor of Transgender Visibility Day, March 31.

The board was taken down on Monday.

“I met with the principal of my school today and he said he felt like the situation needed to be diffused, so that’s why he did take the board down,” Samra said.

“We have had complaints once in a while from a parent about that. We talk about the fact that our students have a right to freedom of speech and equal access, and each of those times we didn’t take the posters down, we didn’t change what the kids were trying to do,” said Randy Davis, Marshall Superintendent.

Miss Governor Attacked By Diversity Enforcers For Not Appointing Enough Blacks To College Board…

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Not one legislator has attacked the Governor for not appointing a LBGBTQXYZ to the board.

Via The Clarion Ledger

Black legislative and higher education leaders are protesting Gov. Phil Bryant’s appointees to the state College Board, saying they lack diversity and representation of historically black public universities.

The protest came shortly before a Senate committee on Thursday passed the last three of Bryant’s four new appointees – including one African American – to the full Senate for ratification. It also comes as the College Board is under fire for the ouster of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

“Gov. Bryant’s College Board appointments damage higher education and disrespect Alcorn, Mississippi Valley and Jackson State universities,” said Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, chair of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus. “For the first time in 50 years, these state institutions will not have a voice on the IHL board.”

The Black Caucus and the Mississippi Coalition on Black Higher Education in a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday called for Bryant to reconsider his appointments. Jones said the caucus will vote against Bryant’s appointments in the Senate, which must ratify them with a majority vote. The caucus has 12 members in the 52-member Senate.[…]

ryant spokeswoman Nicole Webb defended the governor’s appointees, saying there’s been diversity in his appointment to the College Board and other positions.

In a statement Webb said: “In 2012, Gov. Bryant appointed a woman and an African American man to the IHL Board of Trustees. This year, he appointed an African American graduate of Tougaloo College to the Board of Trustees. He has appointed a woman to the Board of Education and a woman to the Worker’s Compensation Commission. He also recently appointed an African American, Jerry Griffith Sr., to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. This is the first time in the history of the Gaming Commission an African American has been appointed.”

Webb also said Bryant’s first appointment as governor was Maj. Gen. Leon Collins, the first African American adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.[…]

State Sen. Hillman Frazier, a member of the Universities and Colleges Committee, said it was no reflection on new appointees, but he was concerned that no female was among them.

“They should be at the table,” Frazier said. “It’s a step backward not to have women at the table.”

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HT: College Insurrection

Diversity Enforcers Go Ballistic After Jamie Foxx Makes Joke About Bruce Jenner Turning Himself Into Woman

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(CNN) – Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke crossed the line.

Musician and actor Jamie Foxx hosted the second annual awards show in Los Angeles.

“We got some ground-breaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”

There have been reports that Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist, plans to transition from male to female. However, Jenner has not spoken publicly about any such possibility.

Many television viewers took to social media to voice outrage. The hashtag #iHeartRadioMusicAwards rocketed to become a top trend.

“Jamie Foxx just made a terrible, disgusting joke about Bruce Jenner’s rumored transition on this trash awards show,” tweeted @laurennostro.

“Seriously #JamieFoxx? #BruceJenner jokes?” wrote @AngelaPquigley. “You’re disgusting, that’s not ok. It wasn’t funny, just mean spirited and lazy.”

U.N. Official Praises ISIS’ ‘Ethnic Diversity’

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Via NY Times:

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a “most terrible irony,” the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens.

Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the first human rights chief from the Muslim and Arab worlds, spoke as French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius chaired a special meeting on the abuses in the Middle East on ethnic and religious grounds. Both said the Security Council should refer the situations in Iraq and Syria to the International Criminal Court, and Zeid said the council should take unanimous action to end both conflicts.

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Salesforce.com Boycotting Indiana Over Law That Stops LGBT Diversity Enforcers From Forcing Christians To Violate Their Beliefs…

Salesforce.com CEO has a message for Indiana: Not fabulous.

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Canadian “Diversity” Group Makes “Gay Sweater” Using Hair From More Than 1,000 LGBT People…

Why did they do it?… Does it even matter?

Via HuffPo:

‘That jumper is so gay,’ is a comment that one designer is hoping to hear emanating from the front row of Toronto Fashion Week.

The garment in question was knitted from the donated hair of more than 1,000 LGBT people by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD).

“The idea for the sweater was born from a desire to educate and encourage everyone to use ‘gay’ the correct way,” says Jeremy Dias, director of the CCGSD, regarding their decision to to create ‘the world’s first and only 100% gay object’.

“We want the conversation that surrounds the gay sweater to inspire those who are using ‘gay’ in a detrimental way to both realise the negative impact their words and actions are having and change their behavior.”

“When I hear someone say ‘that’s so gay’, I want to scream: I’M GAY, but you don’t. You suck that pain, that oppression, that emotion up, and you just try to pretend it doesn’t bother you,” Dias added to HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

“The truth is that the existence of ‘that’s so gay’ as an expression is an indication that homophobia and transphobia is still a problem. The reality that we are so desensitised to the expression and the oppression is truly heart breaking. And maybe you don’t mean it like that, but when you are me, and you hear it everyday, day after day, it cuts like a series of a thousand paper cuts that slowly slice at your soul.”

All Hail Transformation And Diversity: CA High School Teacher Leaves Class On Friday As Mr. Swager Returns Monday As Ms. Swager…

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It’s for the children.

Via NY Daily News

That’s Ms. Swager to you.

A California high school teacher transitioned to woman from a man over the weekend, surprising students and parents.

Amanda Swager, a chemistry teacher at Chino High School, was raised as a boy named Michael, but learned later in life she was genetically female, CBS Los Angeles reported.

She had begun a gradual, private transition and planned to go public after the summer break, but prying students prompted her to rush her coming out party, Swager said.

“I was in a movie theater with my boyfriend, and some students walk in and start shooting pictures of me in a movie theater,” she told CBS Los Angeles.

The towering 32-year-old debuted her new identity — and name — on Monday when she arrived in a skirt and blouse.

The early response has been mostly supportive, although some parents have complained about the sudden surprise, Swager said.

Several parents, who declined to give their full names, told NBC Los Angeles they should have been given advance notice so they could prepare their kids.

“This probably brought or is going to bring disruption in the classroom because all these questions need to be answered,” a dad named Rusty told NBC Los Angeles. “They’re going to want to know why did the teacher did what he did.”

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University of Minnesota-Duluth Now Offering A LGBTQ Minor To Help Students Prepare For Diversity…

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All while majoring in philosophy, gender, women, and sexuality studies, making them highly qualified to become Starbucks barista.

Via Campus Reform

Starting in the fall of 2015, the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) will offer a LGBTQ minor and gender-inclusive housing options for students.

“This minor will prepare students for life,” Gesa Zinn, head of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, told Campus Reform. “‘The job’ the LGBTQ minor prepares students for is to understand and embrace all members of an increasingly diverse society.”

To complete the minor, students will have to take classes such as An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Queer Theory, Queer Cinema in International Perspective, History of the Homosexual Rights Movement 1895 – Present, and Queer Media.

Zinn said the purpose of the minor is to reach out to students who are not always included, and “a ‘signaling’ to those who think lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queer and intersex identities do not exist, truly do and should be recognized.”

The minor will teach students about the history, diversity, perspectives and sexual identity formations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities, Zinn said.

The driving force behind the creation of the minor was George Hoagland, an assistant professor in the department.

“Offering the LGBTQ minor is a real indicator of what the campus climate is like,” Hoagland said in a statement. “When these programs are available, it makes a statement that this is important to us.”

UMD students will also be able to live in gender-inclusive housing on campus next year, an option which gives students the ability to live in whatever combination of genders that they choose.

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All Hail Diversity: Sarasota, FL Police Department Deletes College Degree Requirement…

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Lowering the standards to pacify the DOJ and Moonbats.

Via WTSP

Should becoming a police officer require a college degree? The Sarasota police chief doesn’t think so, and city commissioners agree.

Commissioners approved the police chief’s request to modify requirements for hiring police officers. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino asked that the minimum of an associate college degree be removed from the list of requirements, and instead require candidates have a high school diploma or GED.

The chief says this move will help make the pool of recruits more diverse. DiPino says there are other important requirements she looks for such as character, integrity and life experience.

DiPino says while a college degree is preferred it doesn’t always make for a good police officer.

HT: Indy1826

Google CEO Talking About “Diversity” Gets Called Out By Audience Member For Repeatedly Cutting Off Female Panelist…

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The kicker: The person who called out CEO Eric Schmidt was Google’s “Global Diversity” Manager who leads their “unconscious bias program.”

Via Mashable:

On Monday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and acclaimed Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson were wrapping up a SXSW Interactive panel that had focused on diversity, when an audience member called out the two men for repeatedly interrupting their fellow panelist, the United States’ Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.

Even more awkward? The audience member who posed the question was apparently Judith Williams, who heads up Google’s unconscious bias program.

Here’s how it went down: Schmidt, Isaacson and Smith were onstage together for a panel called “How Innovation Happens.” One of the recurring themes of their hourlong talk was diversity in tech, and how the U.S. government and companies like Google can get more women and minorities involved.

Both men interrupted Smith several times — not unusual for moderated panels — but Williams felt it was particularly poignant given the day’s topic of diversity. During a Q&A session with the audience, Williams, who is Google’s Global Diversity and Talent Programs manager, asked both men if they thought their interruptions were a sign of the unconscious bias they themselves had been talking about.

“Given that unconscious bias research tells us that women are interrupted a lot more than men, I’m wondering if you are aware that you have interrupted Megan many more times,” she asked, which immediately prompted a round of cheers and applause from the packed room.

On her part, Smith, a former Google executive, seemed unfazed. “It’s an interesting thing, unconscious bias,” Smith said. “It’s something we all have and it’s something we have to really debug.”

Hmm, I think I know the real reason why Google dumped WZ from their Adsense program.

ISIS Celebrates Diversity! Fighters Dress Up As Women To Flee Battlefield…

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Transgender jihadis?

Via JPost:

As Islamic State-driven violence rages on in Iraq, people are using any means possible to escape, and for some that means dressing in drag.

On Monday, the Iraqi army arrested 20 male Islamic State members dressed as women in the northern city of Baquba, according to spokesman Ghalib al-Jubouri.

The arrested used a number of creative ways to pull off a realistic female disguise, as seen in the pictures originally posted on Instagram.

LGBT Diversity Enforcers Issue Death Threats Against Children Of Oklahoma GOP State Senator…

Via Truth Revolt:

Oklahoma State Senator Joseph Silk has stirred up a hornet’s nest inside the LGBT community after introducing a bill (SB440) in his home state that would ensure business owners to retain the right to serve whomever they please. That is not sitting well for some in the homosexual community, who are now sending death threats to the state senator and his family.

In an interview with TruthRevolt, Silk said that since he was quoted in The New York Times Thursday saying homosexuals “don’t have a right to be served in every single store,” he has received hundreds of angry e-mails and phone calls from LGBT activists who believe he is sanctioning discrimination. “A couple of them have been death threats against me and my children,” Silk said.

But what the NYT failed to do was include the entirety of Silk’s statement — the part where he said he also doesn’t have a right to be served in every store. Silk clarified what he told the paper in a statement at his campaign website:

Yes I did say that homosexuals do not have the right to be served in every store, just as I do not believe that I, my family, or anyone else have the right to be served in every private business.

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HT: MJ

Univ. of Oklahoma Dem President Plan To Ensure Drunk Frat Members Never Say Anything Stupid Again: New “Vice President of Diversity” Position…

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How could this not succeed?

(Reuters) – The University of Oklahoma’s renowned football team has suspended practice for a week in protest against a racist video linked to a fraternity and called for punishment of its leadership, team members said on Thursday.

“It is our passionately expressed desire as members of the football team for the leadership of SAE to be expelled, suspended or otherwise disciplined severely,” a statement from the football team said, adding that leaders of the fraternity helped foster a culture of intolerance. […]

The university is investigating the officers of the fraternity and will create the post of vice president of diversity to help prevent another flare-up of racial tensions, the school said on Thursday.

The person who assumes the diversity job will work with the president and have responsibilities that include making sure events at the school, which has a majority white student body, are inclusive.

University President David Boren has been speaking with a possible candidate for the job, the school said.

Boren, a Democrat, served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1975 to 1979 and was a U.S. senator from 1979 to 1994.