Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that incorporates the doctrine of “equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism” into the training for all K–12 educators across the state.
Under Senate Bill 5044 (pdf)—which passed the state legislature in April—school districts in Washington must use one of three professional learning days to specifically train all staff in the topics of “cultural competency, diversity, equity, or inclusion.”
Judicial Watch has received a bundle of emails from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. They seem to show state election officials working with Big Tech to censor election-related information ahead of last year’s elections.
Former Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says the “woke” era and cancel culture is dangerous for Democrats politically.
Franken, former head writer and performer on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” revealed that he personally knows many comedians who won’t perform on college campuses anymore as a result of cancel culture.
“You used to do pretty sophisticated, edgy stuff that you had to think about, and now anything, anybody who can possibly take offense can find a way to take offense,” Franken said during a discussion moderated by Howard Fineman that was organized by Jews United for Democracy. “And it really is too bad and stultifying for our debate, and it’s not good.”
Sen Josh Hawley joins Mark Levin on Life, Liberty & Levin tonight, May 2, at 8pm eastern on Fox.
Mark Levin: “So we have this massive censorship machine going on. Then you have little Parler that’s trying to start up and they all collude and they all get together, as if they’re all on the phone with each other, and … they cut them off … They take them off their store. They take them off their platform … It’s anti-American.”
Josh Hawley: “That is anti-American. That is anti-free speech. It’s anti-First Amendment … and make no mistake, the left is cheering them on.”
The only way to make any sense of the fierce crosscurrents sweeping over American political life now is to watch two trends that are only slightly connected.
First is the continuing great national sense of relief that the chaos and pandemonium of the Trump era is over. There are not nightly cascades of provocative and frequently outrageous tweets and the days are not filled with confrontations in which the president’s enemies assault him like picadors, and he rises to every challenge like a compulsive single combat warrior.
Father Orsi’s homily discusses the reasons that President Jospeh Biden cannot be considered a devout Catholic, the foremost being his enthusiastic politically partisan support of abortion in all its forms.
John Murowski Real Clear Investigations April 27, 2021
As recently as last summer, few people outside academia had heard of critical race theory, whose central claim is that racism, not liberty, is the founding value and guiding vision of American society. Then, President Trump issued an executive order last September banning the teaching of this “malign ideology” to federal employees and federal contractors.
Trump’s ban was blocked by a federal judge in December and immediately revoked by Joe Biden upon occupying the White House in January. Since then, federal agencies and federal contractors have resumed staff training on unconscious bias, microaggressions, systemic racism and white privilege – some of the most common but also most disputed concepts associated with the four-decade-old academic theory.
‘The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false,’ document states
Sam Dorman FoxNews April 15, 2021
A California-based group is sounding the alarm as the state education department considers implementing a framework that promotes controversial ideas about race and mathematics.
The “Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction” caught attention in February when Fox News reported on Oregon defending the program, which advises, among other things, that the focus on finding the right answer is an example of White supremacy infiltrating classrooms.
“The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so,” a document for the “Equitable Math” toolkit reads. “Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”
The Biden administration is on the offensive against extremism. However, it is having trouble defining the term.
The newly installed defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, has signed a memo ordering several “immediate actions,” including military-wide “stand downs,” to weed out “extremism” in the ranks of the military. Actions also included a review of and update to the DoD’s definition of extremism and a review and standardization of the screening questionnaire — “[t]o solicit specific information about current or previous extremist behavior, and to clarify that any demonstrably false answers provided in response could form the basis for punitive action for fraudulent enlistment.” Defense officials said the Pentagon is reversing Trump-era policies that banned transgender people from serving in the military. The Pentagon will also issue new rules that will broaden transgender people’s access to medical care and cosmetic surgery to imitate members of the opposite sex. Opposition to these policies may be considered extremist.