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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #90 on: October 13, 2023, 05:38:54 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/stanford-suspends-lecturer-accused-making-124218096.html

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Stanford suspends lecturer accused of making his Jewish students stand in a corner and calling Israelis 'colonizers'
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Cohen and Mandelshtam told the Chronicle the lecturer delivered impromptu lessons in two classes, which he said would be focused on the topic of colonialism.

They also said students in one of the classes recounted the lecturer blaming the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas on Zionists and saying Hamas' actions were part of a resistance.

"He then asked Jewish students to raise their hands" and separated them from their belongings, explaining that he was simulating what Jews were doing to Palestinians

Thank you!

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They also said students recalled the lecturer separating people in both classes into different groups based on their identities and backgrounds and calling them "colonizers" and "colonized."

Woke commenter understands why this good lecturer has been suspended:

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Yup, can't upset a major cash flow source...

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Isn't this the same thing that Jane Elliot did to teach children about racism? Was she wrong when she did this?

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Give the professor a raise. He told the truth.

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He could have single out all students with European background and call them 'colonizers'.

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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2023, 03:03:44 pm »
Continuing from:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/academic-decolonization/msg22698/#msg22698

good riddance:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/billionaire-quits-harvard-board-student-154642254.html

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Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer announced that he and his wife are resigning from the Harvard Kennedy School's executive board because of the school president’s response to a student letter that blamed Israel for the terrorist attack on their country.

Ofer released a statement explaining that he and his wife, Batia, resigned "in protest of the shocking and insensitive response by the president of the university, who did not condemn the letter by student organizations who blamed Israel for the massacres," according to a report from the New York Post.

The decision comes after a letter, which was titled "Joint Statement by Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups on the Situation in Palestine" and signed by 31 student groups, condemned Israel after the country faced a surprise attack from Hamas earlier this month.

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You can take your blood money elsewhere.

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they needed to get him outa there . big yes boi

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That's good . Now the school can function as it should . Free to speak as they please . With out these Jewish traitors to the American freedom of speech !

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keeping going Harvard students! Batting a 1000👏👏

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Good. Let's get a little diversity on that Board. Too many hebs spoil the soup.

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quitting the board will just let it be filled up with more Hamas lovers

WE WILL REPLACE YOU!
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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #92 on: October 24, 2023, 04:30:06 pm »
More campus wokeness, particularly rejection of two-state-solution proposals:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/intifada-until-victory-declare-oxford-185653656.html

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‘Intifada until victory’ declare Oxford academics before meeting on Israel-Hamas war
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A motion shared with Oxford members of the University and College Union (UCU) states that the branch believes that the war is “a direct consequence of decades of violent oppression of the Palestinian people by the Israeli state”.

It states that “only a mass uprising on both sides of the green line and across the Middle East can free the Palestinian people”.

It goes on to say that “it is the duty of the international movement of workers and youth to support this struggle” and calls for “a Socialist Federation of the Middle East” and “intifada until victory”.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/israeli-mit-students-terrified-anti-080029984.html

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Israeli MIT students 'terrified' after anti-Israel rally chant calls for 'one solution, intifada'
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Israeli students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they are "terrified" to be on campus after participants at a campus protest chanted "one solution, intifada, revolution" at a rally supporting the devastating Hamas terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of Israelis in Israel.
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Historically, what’s called as the First Intifada was a deadly series of attacks and protests carried out by Palestinians against Israelis during the 1980s. The Second Intifada occurred in the early 2000s as at least 1,000 Israelis were killed by terrorist attacks carried out by Palestinians using suicide bombers on busses and shooting civilians in the streets, bars and restaurants in cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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The recent protest rally at MIT was held by several student groups, including MIT Coalition Against Apartheid. That group issued a statement the day after the Hamas attacks of Oct. 7, saying they "hold the Israeli regime responsible for all unfolding violence."

"We unequivocally denounce the Israeli occupation, its racist apartheid system, and its military rule. Colonization is inherently violent, aimed at erasing and replacing indigenous peoples. We affirm the right of all occupied peoples to resist oppression and colonization," the statement reads.

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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #93 on: October 31, 2023, 05:41:01 pm »
Our enemies report:

https://barenakedislam.com/2023/10/31/jewish-students-at-cornell-university-had-to-go-into-hiding-after-vile-anti-semitic-death-threats-posted-on-a-student-message-board/







 :)

I especially like the last post. By its (accurate) logic, all Jewish organizations can be considered apartheid organizations and thus deserving of elimination. Not so sure about "relocating" the settlers, though. Why not just follow the advice of the second post?
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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #94 on: November 05, 2023, 02:48:52 pm »
https://nypost.com/2023/11/04/metro/a-manhattan-pre-k-teacher-is-spreading-anti-israel-hate-to-the-citys-youngest-learners-and-offering-parents-and-teachers-tips-to-indoctrinate-kids-to-her-left-wing-agenda-educators-and-insiders-told/

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Siriana Abboud, 29, a city Department of Education teacher at PS 59 in Midtown, offers social-media guides on how to talk to 4-year-olds about “land theft, displacement and ethnic cleansing.”
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Abboud’s exclusive “teach-ins” for educators and activists cover Palestine, Zionism, and the “struggle against colonization.” She proselytized online that “teaching can never be radical or revolutionary, so long as you deny the ongoing and violent colonization of Palestine by Zionism” and that early education can be a “tool for liberation.”

“Justice-informed teaching means breaking down power imbalances I’ve been given as a classroom teacher,” she has said, and that “we aren’t teaching the truth if we’re silent on Palestine.”
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A guide on how to talk to kids about Palestine suggests equating it to European colonization, police brutality in the U.S., or how “some people wanted to build a wall in the U.S. to keep families away.”

It is not difficult.

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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2023, 06:57:06 pm »
https://twitter.com/AryJeay/status/1721553123108364460
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Arya - آریا 🇮🇷
@AryJeay
🔥 A physics teacher used the heroic act of al-Qassam destroying a tank as an exercise to teach physics.

What an amazing teacher. I’d love to attend her classes.


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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #96 on: November 14, 2023, 08:27:37 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/northwestern-university-president-calls-students-022214004.html

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Illinois-based Northwestern University’s president, Michael Schill, in a statement on Monday called on students to reject statements or banners that can be interpreted as promoting murder or genocide, and in response, the school’s pro-Palestinian group rushed to post a picture that read, "From the River to the Sea."



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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2023, 09:00:03 pm »
https://montrealgazette.com/news/mcgill-students-vote-in-favour-of-pro-palestinian-policy

McGill students vote in favour of pro-Palestinian policy

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Despite the university warning it could cut ties with its student union over the issue, McGill students have voted in favour of adopting a contentious pro-Palestinian policy.

In a vote that ended Monday, 78 per cent of students who participated voted in favour of the policy, titled Policy Against Genocide in Palestine.

B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish advocacy group, took legal action to try to stop the policy from being voted on. An open letter signed by Jewish students and alumni also called for the university to remove the question from the Students’ Society of McGill University’s 2023 fall referendum

McGill, however, has already stated that should the policy be adopted, the university could end its agreement with the student union that governs its funding and use of the McGill name.

“The proposed policy, if adopted, will sharpen divisions in our community






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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2023, 04:23:20 pm »
Our enemies report on our success:

https://vdare.com/posts/black-dc-social-workers-have-lower-pass-rates-than-whites-solution-abolish-the-test

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The jobs here are for social workers in Washington, D.C. You have to be licensed to do social work in the capital, and to get a license you have to pass an exam. It's not a severely academic exam, only a series of  "multiple choice tests, which ask social workers what they'd do in hypothetical scenarios"
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between 2018 and 2021 76 percent of white test takers passed the bachelor's level exam the first time while the corresponding rate for black test-takers was only 33 percent.[ DC considers tossing social work exam over concerns it fails too many people of color , NBC Washington,  October 2, 2023]

D.C. has a solution, though. The District's City Council is considering dumping the test.

The False Left solution would have been to lower the "black" passing score in order to equalize outcomes. We have always been against this, as it perpetuates Western standards but then merely lowers those standards for ethnic groups which have trouble meeting them, which signals that those ethnic groups are inferior and hence promotes negative ethnic profiling against them later (during hiring, promotion, etc.).

The new solution is True Left, as it challenges the validity of Western standards themselves, as previously explained:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/academic-decolonization/msg3000/?topicseen#msg3000

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/academic-decolonization/msg16015/?topicseen#msg16015

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/academic-decolonization/msg17957/?topicseen#msg17957

Going back to the enemy article, what do our enemies think?

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Let's be thankful for small mercies. At least these aren't Air Traffic Controllers.

Air traffic itself should never have existed! That's the whole point!

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg39/#msg39
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Re: Demographic Blueshift
« Reply #99 on: December 08, 2023, 08:49:42 pm »
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2023/12/05/exp-greenblatt-intv-antisemitism-hearing-120512pseg2-cnni-us.cnn

Anti-Defamation League CEO on college presidents testifying on antisemitism: "I would grade each of them with an F"



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Anti-Defamation League CEO speaks to CNN's Bianna Golodryga as university presidents testify before Congress about antisemitism on U.S. campuses.  


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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #100 on: February 25, 2024, 07:12:36 pm »
https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/tdsb-calls-education-a-colonial-structure-centred-on-whiteness

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“Schooling in North America is inherently designed for the benefit of the dominant culture (i.e., white, middle-upper class, male, Christian, cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, neurotypical, etc.),” reads the latest document under a heading titled “Core Beliefs.”

“Education is a colonial structure that centres whiteness and Eurocentricity and therefore it must be actively decolonized,”
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“White Supremacy is a structural reality that impacts all students and must be discussed and dismantled in classrooms, schools, and communities.”

Exactly. Who disagrees?

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“Schools are a place for learning life and job skills, above all else.” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a statement to the Toronto Sun.

Life and job skills in which civilization?

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“Time after time, our government has brought in legislation to prepare our students for the real world,” he said.

The real world in which civilization?

(And note that even in non-Western countries, the school curriculum is almost entirely Western.....)
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