Apple Celebrates Diversity With New “Racially Diverse” Emojis … Accused Of Racism For Making Asian Emoji Too Yellow…

My personal favorite, Black Santa:


Via AFP:

Smiley emoji, sad emoji, hearts emoji, and now, for the first time, racially diverse emoji.

Apple is preparing to release non-white faces in its line-up of the cartoon faces used to liven up text and email messages, news reports said.

In its next update of the icons, the faces will be available in six different skin tones, US media reported late Monday.

Apple said the new inclusion of the faces reflected its commitment to improving diversity.

But by Tuesday, the technology giant was facing criticism that the vibrant shade of yellow chosen for the Asian faces was actually bordering on racist.

“Are we really that yellow?” wrote social media user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

“That yellow is really yellow, how can a man be so yellow?” asked another.

CNN’s website said these are just some of 300 new emojis included in the latest developer version of iOS 8.3.

The new icons won’t be available to the public until the update is released later this year, CNN added.

Barnard College May Cut Language, Science Requirements To Make Way For “Diversity” Required Courses

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Who needs language and science when you can be a community organizer?

Via National Review:

Barnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement. The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the laboratory-science requirement to one semester The changes would add a technology requirement as well. The diversity requirement would replace a category called “Cultures in Comparison,” which covers “various cultures and countries,” and would focus “on local, global, and social issues,” according to an article published in the Columbia Spectator. Faculty presented the proposal at a curriculum-review meeting on Thursday.

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Obama: We Will Defeat Jihadists With “Diversity” And “Tolerance”…

Obama Dumbass

Yeah, he’s serious.

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama says 300 million Americans must accept a fractured and diverse America if they want to defeat Muslim terrorists. […]

“We discredit violent ideologies, by making sure her voice is lifted up; making sure she’s nurtured; making sure that she’s supported … [by] us staying true to our values as a diverse and tolerant society even when we’re threatened, especially when we’re threatened,” he said.

Celebrate Diversity! Army Considers Easing Policy On Transgender Soldiers…


The fighting force is being decimated into a social issue test ground.

Via Stars and Stripes

The decision to discharge transgender soldiers from the Army would be made by a top, senior civilian official under a plan outlined in a draft document obtained by USA TODAY.

The move would make it more difficult to remove such troops from the service.

Instead of being made by lower-level Army officers, the memorandum says, the decision to discharge transgender soldiers would be made by the assistant secretary of the Army for personnel. In all services, transgender troops can be automatically dismissed from service on medical grounds once they are identified.

“Assigning responsibility for discharge decisions to a senior official would be a welcome step toward inclusive policy, but transgender troops will still have to serve in silence until more is done to dismantle the ban,” said Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, which has published research on sexual orientation issues in the military.[…]

The Army memo is the latest move toward changing the Pentagon’s policy toward transgender troops. Last week, the Army, for the first time, agreed to allow hormone treatment for Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier convicted of divulging national security secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning, previously known as Bradley, is serving a 35-year sentence at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., military prison. In December, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said the ban on transgender troops should be lifted.

The Pentagon does not track the number of transgender troops it has discharged. About 24 transgender troops have been discharged from service, according to a report released last year by the Palm Center. It estimated that 15,000 transgender troops serve.

Under current policy, commanders at the ranks of major, lieutenant colonel or colonel could initiative dismissal proceedings. The new policy would move that decision to a far higher level.

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Univ. of Texas Frat Under Investigation By “Division Of Diversity” After Students Wear Sombreros And Construction Worker Outfits To Party…


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A University of Texas fraternity is under investigation following complaints about how Hispanics were portrayed during a weekend party, university officials said Tuesday.

At least nine complaints about the Phi Gamma Delta party’s “culture, costumes and construction-worker scenario” were filed with the university’s division of diversity and community engagement, said Erica Saenz, the office’s associate vice president.

The Office of the Dean of Students also is investigating. The dean, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, said the office is looking into “whether or not it was freedom of speech, whether or not it was hate, whether or not it was a violation (of school rules).” If a violation of school rules did occur, the fraternity could face sanctions, she said.

The university newspaper, the Daily Texan, reported that guests wore sombreros, ponchos, construction worker outfits and military gear. Texas Fiji was established in Texas in 1883, making it one of the oldest fraternities at the school. The party took place at the fraternity’s house on the north end of campus.

Pennsylvania Celebrates Diversity! Dem Gov. Appoints Transgender Doctor To Be State’s Next Physician General…


With the governor’s office claiming it has nothing to do with her being a transgender…. I know, stop laughing.

Via Newsmax:

A transgender physician will soon become Pennsylvania’s new physician general, the Washington Blade reported.

Dr. Rachel Levine, an expert in adolescent eating disorders and behavior health, was nominated for the Commonwealth’s highest medical post by progressive Gov. Tom Wolf.

She made her transition from man to woman five years ago, and with her appointment will become “the highest-ranking transgender person to ever hold a position within state government,” the Blade said.

Levine graduated from Harvard College and Tulane University Medical School, and has practiced pediatrics and psychiatry for about three decades, PennLive reported. She has been a physician at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 1996 and also serves as a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, the website site.

The governor’s spokesman said Levine was chosen because of her expertise, not because she is transgender, The American Mirror reported.
“Dr. Rachel Levine is well-respected in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health, where she has practiced for close to three decades,” the governor said in statement about her selection.


France Unveils Plan To Combat Radical Islam In Schools: Increase “Diversity”…


In other words, they’ve learned nothing.

(Reuters) – France announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago.

The moves, including more teacher training and civic and ethics education in the country’s secular curriculum, come after dozens of schools complained of pupils refusing to join a Jan. 8 nationwide minute of silence for the victims.

French symbols such as the flag and national anthem will be explicitly celebrated and one day, Dec. 9, set aside as a “Day of Secularism”. Poor pupils will receive more grants and efforts will be made to make school intakes more socially diverse.

While millions of French marched to defend freedom of expression after the killings at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, others have described its cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as offensive and rejected the “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) movement of national unity.

In an unprecedented indictment by a French leader of the country’s failure to integrate large immigrant populations from North Africa and elsewhere, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said this week the aftermath of the attacks demonstrated that a form of “social and ethnic apartheid” existed in France.

Academy President Responds To Nontroversy Over “Lack of Diversity” In Academy Awards

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Via AP:

Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy’s push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.

All 20 of this year’s acting contenders are white and there are no women in the directing or writing categories. After the nominations were announced Thursday morning, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite started trending on Twitter.

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition issued a statement Friday saying the nominations balloting “obviously reflects a lack of diversity in Oscar voters as well as in films generally.”

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Rev Al Super Upset At Lack Of Oscar “Diversity”; Sending In Race Hustling “Task Force”…

Al Sharpton

Quick, send in the race baiting police!

Via National Action Network:

January 15, 2015 (New York, NY)— “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history. National Action Network (NAN) has formed a task force on the movie industry to deal with diversity as I engage in dialogue with Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets. I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”

-Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network

Intel Partners With Radical Left-Wing Male Feminist As Part of $300 Million “Diversity Drive”…

Is there anything more pathetic than a “male feminist?”

Via Breitbart:

Microchip manufacturer Intel, which has close ties to the state of Israel, has partnered with a radical far-left feminist activist who hates Israel, has accused the state of building an “apartheid wall” and has described Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev as “evil incarnate,” Breitbart can reveal.

Intel describes its company history as “closely interwoven with the evolution of the State of Israel.” The company was founded in the United States in 1968; just six years later, it opened an office in Haifa. Intel Israel is now the country’s largest private-sector employer, with nearly 10,000 people, spread across offices in Haifa, Jerusalem, Petach Tikva, Qiryat Gat and Yakum. […]

It is odd, therefore, to discover the company sucking up to far-Left campaigners Feminist Frequency, partnering with them as part of a new $300 million “diversity drive”–and even, reportedly, giving that organisation money, given that its due diligence checks will surely have uncovered the ugly public statements from Feminist Frequency co-founder, writer and producer Jonathan McIntosh, who has expressed no small degree of outright disgust for Israel, its people and its policies in the past.

McIntosh, who describes himself as a “pop culture hacker” and “transformative storyteller,” previously achieved brief notoriety on the internet for his YouTube videos, among them “Buffy vs Edward” and “Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck.” He is the mastermind behind the Feminist Frequency “Tropes vs. Women” YouTube series and hosts his own videos on the channel, including “25 Invisible Benefits of Being Male While Gaming”.

McIntosh sits on the board of the New Media Rights group and is an advisor to Silverstring Media. But he is also a far-Left agitator who attended anti-Israel events for years, who has acquired a notorious reputation in the video games industry for his outrageous and sometimes downright wacky opinions about “toxic masculinity,” feminism, capitalism, and, in particular, Israel.

He “refused to celebrate the killing” of Osama bin Laden, writing that he would not welcome the death “of any human being regardless of how reprehensible they might have been.” Yet McIntosh later wrote, on the death of Christopher Hitchens: “He was a despicable, vile, hateful, warmongering human being. Good riddance.”

McIntosh has spoken remarkably disparagingly about Intel’s native Silicon Valley, claiming that it is “full of repugnant white dudes who believe capitalism and their personal technology idea will save the poor brown people.” His Feminist Frequency co-host Anita Sarkeesian is an equally hard-line leftist propagandist who claims: “There’s no such thing as sexism against men.”

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Ferguson-Florissant School District Faces Lawsuit For Lack Of Diversity


Not enough blacks are being elected to the school board which caused the shooting of St. Swisher. The school cultivated a culture of distrust of whites in a position of authority.


One of the school districts for students from Ferguson is facing a lawsuit alleging school board elections discriminate against black residents.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP announced the suit Thursday against the Ferguson-Florissant School District. It claims the district’s at-large elections make it more difficult for blacks to be elected, even though the district serves more black families than whites.

The suit seeks elections where candidates are selected by ward or sub-district.

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University of Maine Bans Christmas Decorations To “Promote Diversity”…

Diversity = Anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-conservative.

Via Campus Reform:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—except at the University of Maine.

UMaine faculty and staff received an email on Monday forbidding candy canes, Christmas trees, Christmas presents, Menorahs, and wreaths in public areas on campus.

“Just wanted to remind everyone that Aux Services is not to decorate any public areas with Christmas or any other religious themed decorations,” the email states. “Winter holiday decorations are fine but we need to not display any decoration that could be perceived as religious.”

“This includes xmas trees, wreaths, xmas presents, menorahs, candy canes, etc.,” the email says. “What is allowed our [sic] winter themes, snowmen, plain trees without presents underneath, decorative lights, but not on trees, snow flakes, [sic] etc.”

According to a statement from the university, UMaine’s holiday decorations decision was made to better promote diversity on campus.

“[T]he university makes every effort to ensure that all members – students, employees, alumni and the public–feel included and welcome on campus. Decorations on the UMaine campus are therefore reflective of the diversity found in our community,” UMaine said in a statement obtained by Campus Reform.

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Celebrate Diversity! Walmart Now Selling Islamic-Themed Christmas Tree Topper…

One rather large problem, Muslims don’t celebrate Christmas.


HT: Steve Deace

University Of Chicago Male Student Fakes Rape Threat to Advance His Diversity Petition…


Man-on-man rape, how “progressive.”

Via NRO:

A federal investigation revealed that a racist rape threat against a University of Chicago student activist was actually fake, written by the student’s friend to gain support for their cultural-sensitivity initiatives.

Freshman Derek Caquelin posted a threat against junior Vincente Perez on his own Facebook wall on November 18 — and then claimed a racist hacker must have done it.

Perez had co-written a petition earlier in November demanding that the university address cultural-sensitivity issues after he saw students wearing Mexican Halloween costumes that had offended him. The petition’s demands included “a mandatory cross-cultural competency program” and faculty “diversification.”

Caquelin’s Facebook page makes it obvious that he is an activist for the same campus initiatives and causes as Perez. In fact, he often directly shares Perez’s own posts on cultural diversity issues.

The media spoke highly of Perez when the rape threat came out.

“Perez became a victim of the very violence he was trying to prevent when a friend’s Facebook page was hacked and someone posted an explicit threat,” a local NBC affiliate gushed after the “rape threat” came out.

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CBC Members Oppose Federal Recognition Of Native American Tribe For Lack Of Diversity

VA Tribes

CBC is against the construction of another Tribal casino.

Via CNS News

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care — and allow the tribe to pursue a casino. A decision on recognition, which would be the first for a Virginia tribe, is due by March 30.

The Congressional Black Caucus members urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder to hold off until the Justice Department investigates any discriminatory practices by the tribe. Neither department has responded to the request, made in a Sept. 23 letter, according to a spokeswoman for Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson, who signed the letter.[…]

Brown told the CBC that the intermarriage ban was rooted in Virginia’s culture of racism. “Racial intermixture was raised repeatedly as a rationale to divest us of our reservation and our Indian status,” he said.

Brown cited Dr. Walter Plecker, registrar of the Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics in the first half of the 20th century, who ordered that Indians be classified as “colored” on birth and marriage certificates.

“His rationale was, of course, racial intermixture among the Indians,” Brown wrote, adding that the “antiquated and now repealed” tribal law was an attempt to protect Indian identity. “It was never an attack on, or reflective of, ill will toward African-Americans.”

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Marvel Celebrates Diversity! Says Next Captain America Will Be Black…

Captain African American?

Via Vibe:

Are we in a post racial America? No and tragedies like the slayings of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin are reminders of that fact. However, America is leaps and bounds past
the Civil Rights era and president Barack Obama is proof that we live in a time where skin color isn’t the biggest factor when it comes to who the country’s comfortable calling to leadership positions.

Given our real life social climate, the Marvel universe is proving to be progressive too. Old characters like Black Panther will be revisited in coming movies and it was recently announced that Captain America, one of Marvels more recently reprised characters, will now be portrayed in a new series by an African-American character.

Is America ready for a Black Captain America? We spoke to lead writer, Rick Remender about the new Captain America, why this was the time for the change and more in the following interview.

VIBE: Rick, thanks for talking to us man. First, can you explain to our readers the inspiration behind making the new Captain America African American and the new characters origins?

RICK Remender: There’s been a lot of Steve Rogers stories and he’s a great character. I got into Sam Wilson’s character, who readers should know from the character Anthony Mackie played in the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first African-American super hero from Marvel and he’s a great character. There are lots of little gems about him that most don’t know.

As for inspiration, there’s an instance in the storyline where Sam has to rescue a photographer who has a camera with lots of classified info on it. He has to choose between giving it back to her or not and she asks him ‘do you really believe in freedom of the press or only when it’s convenient?’ In that moment, he realizes he can be patriotic but doesn’t have to be such a soldier [than Steve is].

VIBE: What went into the decision to make the new Captain America a black character?

It’s too convenient to say we live in a post racial society and everything is OK. But I think things are getting better in this country. When we announced it, some teachers sent me pictures of classes with predominately black students and a lot of the kids were Captain America. One big problem in the media for a long time, was that it only reflected White people. This is representation and it’s pretty amazing beyond just telling a cool story.

UC Berkeley Celebrates Diversity! Man On Campus Flies Islamic State Flag…

He’s either mentally ill, a “performance artist,” or a fundamentalist Muslim. My best guess is a combination of one and three.

HT: Twitchy

Starbucks Celebrates Diversity! New Ad Campaign Uses Terrifying Transgenders To Sell Coffee…

Because who doesn’t get the urge to drink overpriced coffee when they see a man dressed in drag?


Montana KKK Group To Embrace “Diversity” By Recruiting Non-Whites…


Racist Democrat Charlie Rangel would be a perfect fit.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — One of Montana’s most well-known white supremacists is recruiting members for a new Ku Klux Klan, one which he said will be all-inclusive and shows he no longer holds supremacist views.

John Abarr claims he is a reformed man, which is why he’s started a new KKK group called the Rocky Mountain Knights. Though he won’t say exactly how many members this new KKK group has, the organization will not discriminate against people because of race, religion or sexual orientation.

“The KKK is for a strong America,” Abarr said. “White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.”

Though he’s long been involved in white supremacy organizations growing up in Wyoming and Montana, Abarr, of Great Falls, Mont., claims his opinions have slowly evolved. Last year he met with members of the NAACP in Casper, Wyo. It has inspired him to organize a peace summit with the NAACP and other religious groups in the summer of 2015.

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Celebrate Diversity! New Emoji Characters To “Reflect Human Diversity” With Brown And Black Skin Colors…



Via Business Insider:

Great news: Diverse emoji are on their way.

The Unicode Consortium sets the international standards for characters — like emoji — across different software platforms, and the latest draft of its emoji report clearly demonstrates intentions to represent characters of all skin tones.

“People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone,” the report reads. “The Unicode emoji characters for people and body parts are meant to be generic, yet following the precedents set by the original Japanese carrier images, they are often shown with a light skin tone instead of a more generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette.”

Unicode Version 8.0 is adding 5 symbol modifier characters that provide for a range of skin tones for human emoji,” the report reads. “These characters are based on the six tones of the Fitzpatrick scale, a recognized standard for dermatology. The exact shades may vary between implementations.”

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For reasons unknown to me, libs love this stuff:

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