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Berkeley professor wants an end to using student evaluations because they favor white males

Marissa Gentry reports for Campus Reform that Brian DeLay, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, claims that schools and universities must stop using student evaluations for hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions because the evaluations are inherently biased against female instructors and people of color.

In a series of tweets on Nov. 26, 2018, DeLay writes:

Over the next few weeks, students will get the chance to evaluate their professors and TAs. They’re going to get it wrong. They’ll be harder on women and people of color than on white men. Tenured white male faculty, in particular, should help their students understand this.

Several studies have revealed the limitations of student evaluations of teaching (SETs). Berkeley’s Philip Stark, Statistician & Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, co-authored a major study on this question a couple of years ago. It found:

*SET are biased against female instructors by an amount that is large and statistically significant. *The bias affects how students rate even putatively objective aspects of teaching, such as how promptly assignments are graded.

*The bias varies by discipline and by student gender, among other things. *It is not possible to adjust for the bias, because it depends on so many factors.

*SET are more sensitive to students’ gender bias & grade expectations than they are to teaching effectiveness. [Read that again!] *Gender biases can be large enough to cause more effective instructors to get lower SET than less effective instructors.

“Instructor race is also associated with SET….minority instructors tend to receive significantly lower SET scores compared to white (male) instructors. Age, charisma, and physical attractiveness are also associated with SET.”

I’ve often gotten valuable feedback in student evals, feedback that has improved my teaching. We have a lot to learn from our students, obviously. But given the well-documented shortcomings of SETs, we shouldn’t be using them for hiring, tenure, or promotion decisions.

In the meantime, tenured faculty – especially tenured white men – should explain this stuff to our students before each evaluation season. Help them understand why evals matter to peoples’ careers, & how implicit bias affects the results. They’ll listen.

Here’s the study conducted by UC Berkeley statistics professor Philip B. Stark.

On RateMyProfessors, Brian DeLay has 13 student evaluations, with an overall 4.7 (out of a 5.0 maximum) rating.

I had served on my department’s annual faculty review committee, and can attest that the three consistently worst-evaluated professors in my department were white males.

H/t John Molloy

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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving: A Christian holiday to thank God, not another occasion for white guilt

George Washington prays at Valley Forge, winter of 1777-1778 (painting by Arnold Friberg)

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in America.

But in the hands of “progressives,” public schools and the Hate America Media (HAM), Thanksgiving has long become yet another occasion for white guilt. If you want an illustration, see my 2010 post, “Thanksgiving card from my liberal friend“.

But did you know that unlike other secular holidays like Labor Day or the Fourth of July, the Thanksgiving that you think is a secular holiday is actually a national holiday that is explicitly religious in nature?

As shown in the quotes below, Thanksgiving was instituted as a day to thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed on America.

In 1789, in his first year in office, President George Washington called for a day of Thanksgiving because —

“it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”

In 1815, President James Madison issued a proclamation for “a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness.” After Madison, however, Thanksgiving reverted to a regional celebration in New England for 48 years.

In a proclamation in the midst of the Civil War on October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving an official national holiday. Here is the full text of his proclamation:

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

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Psalm 100

A Psalm of Thanksgiving.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord, with gladness;
come before Him with joyful song.
Know that the Lord, is God,
He made us, we belong to Him,
we are His people, the flock He shepherds.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name;
good indeed is the Lord,
His mercy endures forever,
His faithfulness lasts through every generation.

God bless you, and may God bless America,

~Eowyn

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The rotten fruits of identity politics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declares war on white Democrats

Identity politics is based on the idea that certain racial-ethnic-gender-sexual orientation groups are oppressed, and that one’s identity as a member of those groups makes one peculiarly vulnerable to societal oppression and cultural imperialism.

The Demonrat Party has wielded identity politics to to divide Americans from each other, and to corrupt all institutions in American society — political, economic, educational, and socio-cultural. Now, the party is beginning to reap the rotten harvest of what they themselves have fomented.

Faux socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a $3,505 designer outfit

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected Congresswoman from New York and faux socialist in the $3,505 designer pantsuit, is backing the Justice Democrats — a socialist insurgent group within the Demonrat Party which opposes “Democratic incumbents who are demographically and ideologically out-of-touch with their districts.”

Note: Just as the Left have corrupted the rainbow by appropriating it as an LGBT symbol, they’ve also corrupted the word “justice” by equating it with Marxist socialism, as in “social justice” and “Justice Democrats”.

Ocasio-Cortez signaled her support in a tweet @Ocasio2018 last Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018:

If you’re a strong progressive leader in your community and committed to getting money out of politics, I want you to join me in Congress. I want you to run. To run in 2020 without corporate money, you need to start considering now. Join @justicedems tonight to learn more.

Joel B. Pollak reports for Breitbart, Nov. 18, 2018, that the Justice Democrats had helped Ocasio-Cortez oust veteran Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in a primary in New York’s 14th congressional district earlier this year.

Justice Democrats’ executive director Alexandra Rojas, a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, declares in a press release:

We recruited and supported Ocasio-Cortez all the way to a historic victory and now we’re going to repeat the playbook. There’s lots of blue districts in this country where communities want to support a new generation of diverse working-class leaders who fight tirelessly for their voters and build a movement around big solutions to our country’s biggest problems. We’re creating an alternative pathway to Congress for grassroots candidates to become leaders in the Democratic Party.

The #OurTime project is a grassroots candidate recruitment effort asking Democrats and progressives around the country to submit nominees for both potential candidates and districts where an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style campaign might succeed. The organization will prioritize candidates who are women, represent the diversity of communities in their district, and support the major tenets of Justice Democrats platform: rejecting corporate PAC donations, Medicare For All, free college, dismantling mass incarceration and deportations, and a Green New Deal.

Since winning her election Nov. 6, and even though she has not yet taken office, Ocasio-Cortez is already committed to replacing many of her colleagues on the basis of race and ideology. She is challenging the Democratic Party leadership, joining a sit-in protest in the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over climate change policy.

Others backing the #OurTime campaign include Muslim Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who was born to Palestinian immigrants in Detroit and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

~Eowyn

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Baltimore high school students assault 9th-grader for wearing a Confederate shirt

On October 26, 2018, multiple Kenwood High School students in Baltimore, Maryland physically attacked a fellow classmate for wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag on it.

A video of the brawl, wherein a mob of students are seen assaulting a classmate as a teacher unsuccessfully tries to break up the mayhem, can be seen here.

A Kenwood parent posted a photo on Facebook of the student who was attacked, with this comment:

“My 10th grader sent me this picture! I would like to know what happened to dress code and school rules?? Why would someone be allowed to wear this to school and not be told to change it? Just horrible.”

According to witnesses in the school, the male student was brutally attacked while sitting in a ninth grade classroom solely for wearing the shirt:

  • Student Alex Wilkinson, who was in an adjacent classroom from where the fight initially broke out before it poured into the hallway, said: “The people were just randomly seeing the guy and hearing about him wearing a shirt like that, and when they saw him, they decided to be rash about it. I definitely saw just a bunch of people just screaming at him from really up close.” Alex’s mother, Nicole Wilkinson, said: “I understand that it’s a controversial item. As a historian, I’d like to keep it in our history, of course, naturally. You know, it was just inappropriate for him to be wearing it in school.”
  • Tra’shaw Holmes, another student, said: “He was minding his business, honestly. They had no right touching him.” But Holmes’ mother objects to the t-shirt: “Why would his parents let him wear it — from the jump, knowing it was going to lead to something crazy? Knowing what’s going on in this world?”

School officials confirmed to WBFF Fox 45 that “there was a fight of some sort” in the classroom, but declined to comment further.

Source: Daily Wire

Kenwood High School is a 9-12 grade public school with 1,629 students: 53% White; 36% Black; 5% Hispanic; 56% from low-income families.

GreatSchools.org says:

This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, have below average college readiness measures, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Large disparities in suspension rates exist at this school, which is concerning.

Its students are below state average on all performance indicators:

  • A graduation rate of 86% (state average is 87%).
  • AP course participation rate of 14% (state average is 27%).
  • 30% of its students passing 1 or more AP exams (state average is 63%).
  • 28% of its students are proficient in English (state average is 44%).
  • 3% of its students are proficient in Algebra (state average is 36%).

The school’s students per teacher ratio of 14:1 is the same as the state average, but the school’s students per counselor ratio of 331:1 is much better than the state average of 429:1.

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Racial, gender, age, education and religious differences in 2018 midterm elections

Using exit poll data by the National Election Pool, as reported by CNN, Pew Research Center determined that “The stark demographic and educational divisions that have come to define
American politics were clearly evident in voting preferences in the
2018 congressional elections.”

Reporting for Pew on November 8, 2018, Alec Tyson describes those divisions:

  • Nationally, voters favored Democratic candidates for Congress over
    Republican candidates by a margin of about 7%.
  • Gender: Women generally favored Democratic candidates by 19% (59% to 40%) while men voted for Republicans 51% to
    47%. As was the case in the 2016 presidential election, white men voted
    Republican by a wide margin (60% to 39%) while white women were evenly divided
    (49% favored Democrats; 49% supported Republicans).
  • Race: Whereas Whites favored Republicans over Democrats by 54% vs. 44%, Blacks voted overwhelmingly (90%) for Democrats,
    including comparable shares of black men (88%) and black women (92%). Hispanics favored Democrats over Republicans 69% v. 29%. Asians favored Democrats over Republicans 77% v. 23%.
  • College education: When gender, race and education are considered together, women college
    graduates stand out for their strong preference for the Democratic
    candidate (59% favored the Democrat while just 39% voted Republican).
    Whites with less education – particularly men – supported the
    Republican. White men who do not have a college degree voted Republican
    by about two-to-one (66% to 32%).
  • Age: The age divide in voting, which barely existed in the early 2000s, also
    is large. Majorities of voters ages 18 to 29 (67%) and 30 to 44 (58%)
    favored the Democratic candidate. Voters ages 45 and older were divided
    (50% Republican, 49% Democrat).
  • Trump: The national exit poll found that more voters said their midterm vote
    was to oppose Trump (38%) than said it was to support him (26%); 33%
    said Trump was not a factor in their vote. The midterm vote also was
    highly correlated with views of Trump’s job performance: Among those who
    approved of the president (45% of all voters), 88% voted for the
    Republican. Among the larger share who disapproved (54%), an
    overwhelming percentage voted Democratic (90%).
  • Anti-White: Overall, 41% of voters said whites in the country today are favored over
    minorities; 19% said that minorities are favored over whites, while 33%
    said that no group is favored.  Among those who said whites are favored in the U.S., 87% voted for
    Democrats. By contrast, large majorities of those who said minorities
    are favored (85%) or that no group is favored (69%) voted for Republican
    candidates.
  • #MeToo: 72% of those who said sexual harassment it is a very serious problem supported Democratic
    candidates. Among those who said it was a somewhat serious problem,
    Republican candidates held a slim edge (50% vs. 48%). And while
    relatively few voters said sexual harassment is not too serious a
    problem (11%), this group voted overwhelmingly Republican (79% vs. 20%).

In a report on November 7, 2018, Pew Research found that “A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable
continuity from 2014 and 2010 in the voting patterns of several key religious groups“:

  • Three-quarters (75%) of white voters who describe themselves as
    evangelical or born-again Christians (a group that includes Protestants,
    Catholics and members of other faiths) voted for Republican House
    candidates.
  • 7-in-10 no religions voted for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district.
  • 8-in-10 Jewish voters (79%) cast their ballots for Democrats.
  • This year, Catholic voters were evenly split between the parties: 50%
    favored the Democratic candidate for Congress in their district, while
    49% favored the GOP’s nominee. In the past two midterm elections (2014
    and 2010), however, Catholics had favored Republican candidates by margins
    of roughly 10%.
  • Among Protestants, 56% voted for Republican congressional candidates and
    42% backed Democrats.
  • Among those who identify with faiths other than
    Christianity and Judaism
    (including Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and many
    others), 73% voted for Democratic congressional candidates while 25%
    supported Republicans.
  • Church attendance: Voters who say they attend religious services at least once a week
    backed Republican candidates over Democrats in their congressional
    districts by an 18-point margin. Those who attend services less often
    tilted in favor of the Democratic Party, including two-thirds (68%) of those who say they never attend worship services.

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Louis Farrakhan leads “death to America” chant in Iran

Shocker, not.

From Fox News: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who recently compared Jewish people to termites, led a “Death to America” chant Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran.

Farrakhan’s trip came ahead of the Trump administration’s re-implementation of U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic on Monday.

Speaking to law school students at the University of Tehran, the 85-year-old Farrakhan said “America has never been a democracy,” and also led a “Death to Israel” chant at the end of his talk, according to Iranian news agencies.

“Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” he said at a meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaei. Farrakhan noted his belief America is conspiring against Iran.

Farrakhan’s trip coincided with the 39th anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, when more than 50 American diplomats and civilians were held hostage for 444 days. The incident kicked off the Islamic Revolution, and Farrakhan told an Iranian audience that black Americans should be considered among the revolutionaries. The infamous activist cited the actions of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeni, who ordered the release of black Americans among the 1979 captives.

Video of Farrakhan leading a “Death to America” chant once again sparked calls for Democratic leaders to distance themselves from the controversial figure. Several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have interacted or taken pictures with Farrakhan.

Donald Trump Jr. slammed Democrats Monday on Twitter. “When will the democrats disavow this guy? Answer: NEVER,” Trump Jr. tweeted.

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz called on “all decent people” to condemn Farrakhan after he tweeted he wasn’t anti-Semite but “anti-termite.”

“Nazis use the word ‘termites’ to dehumanize Jews and accuse them of destroying everything good about the world,” Dershowitz explained on “FOX & Friends.”

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, known as America’s Rabbi, also called on leaders to condemn him. “A new low for arch Jew-hater Farrakhan,” Boteach tweeted. “Who has heard of an American going to a foreign country and chanting ‘Death to America?’ Where is Bill Clinton who appeared with him recently, and Barack Obama, photographed with him, and Cory Booker to condemn him?

Farrakhan has previously said “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down.”

Linda Sarsour, a Women’s March co-founder and pro-Palestinian activist, has repeatedly praised Farrakhan and refused to condemn him. Tamika Mallory, another Women’s March leader, called him the “GOAT” or “Greatest of all time,” and served as a national organizer for his “Justice or Else” rally in 2015.

Israeli activist, Hen Mazzig, tweeted out video of the “Death to America” chant. “Nothing, Linda Sarsour?” Mazzig wrote.

DCG

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‘Seinfeld’ actress hyperventilates Trump America is going Nazi, but ignores the Left’s 640 acts of violence & harassment

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 57, is best known for playing Elaine Benes in the “Seinfeld” TV sitcom.

Last weekend, Louis-Dreyfus starred in an apocalypic ad for the ‘Multiply Your Vote’ campaign, warning that the United States is heading toward a future like Nazi Germany unless President Trump’s power is restrained. She said:

“Donald Trump, you are the president of all citizens of this country, you should not inflame the hatred of some at the violent expense of others. We’ve seen Jews subjected to persecution, prejudice, and mass murder for thousands of years. We were all horrified by the horrific slaughter of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In memory of the 11 people who lost their lives at their place of worship we call on the President to unequivocally denounced fascism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism. On November 6th, vote for unity, vote for decency, vote.”

The video also features two Holocaust survivors. Marta Lightner said, “Last two years, since Trump is in charge, it’s getting by day, worse and worse and worse”; another Holocaust survivor Tova Rotlevy-Cohen ominously said “this administration opened a Pandora’s Box.”

The ad then to shows footage from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last year, where neo-Nazi marchers chanted: “Jews will not replace us!”

Are you still wondering about the oh-so convenient (cough, cough) timing of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting?

See “Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was preceded by an active shooter drill; shooting used to silence AltMedia” and “The curious case of Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert G. Bowers

Louis-Dreyfus followed the ad with a tweet on Sunday, accusing President Trump of “spreading fear, encouraging racism and inciting violence.” (Breitbart)

President Trump is a Nazi who’s “spreading fear, encouraging racism and inciting violence”?

Once again, the Left are engaging in psychological projection. As John Nolte of Breitbart points out, it’s the Left who have perpetrated acts of media-approved violence and harassment against Trump and his supporters, numbering 640 in all (I updated Nolte’s list with one on October 30, 2018).

Here’s a sample (Clash Daily):

October 30, 2018: Media mogul Steven Clifford says straight white males should be banned from voting.
October 29, 2018: Actor James Cromwell: There will Be ‘blood in the streets’ unless Trump is stopped.
October 29, 2018: Twitter allows 179 death threats against Trump.
October 29, 2018: Shots fired into Republican Party office in South Daytona, Florida.
October 28, 2018: Left-wing mobs disrupt Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) rally.
October 25, 2018: New York Times runs story fantasizing about Trump’s assassination.
October 25, 2018: GOP headquarters vandalized in Iowa City, IA.
October 24, 2018: Left-wing activist with history of harassing GOP lawmakers arrested for trying to buy radioactive material.
October 24, 2018: N.J. GOP Congressional candidate receives letter threatening his children.
October 23, 2018: Boulder thrown through Rep. McCarthy’s (R-CA) office window.
October 21, 2018: Obama’s former deputy secretary of state Philippe Reines says harassment of Sen. Mitchell McConnell and his wife “is fine”.
October 20, 2018: Angry Leftists harass McConnell and wife at restaurant: ‘Why Don’t You Get Out of Here?’
October 19, 2018: New York man charged with threatening two senators over their support for Brett Kavanaugh.
October 18, 2018: Democrat operative for Soros-funded group arrested for ‘battery’ against Nevada GOP candidate’s campaign manager.
October 17, 2018: Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking ‘fingers in their salads’.
October 16, 2018: Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home.
October 16, 2018: Left-wing comedian gets physical with Trump supporter at Hooters.
October 16, 2018: Republican candidate Shane Mekeland punched in Minnesota restaurant.
October 16, 2018: Gov. Cuomo (D-NY) blames GOP for Antifa attack on Manhattan club.
October 16, 2018: Republican State Rep. Sarah Anderson assaulted in Minnesota.
October 16, 2018: DFL employee calls for Republicans to be beheaded.
October 12, 2018: GOP office vandalized in Mesa, AZ.
October 12, 2018: Antifa smash windows, deface doors of Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan.
October 11, 2018: Anti-Trump protester threatens to rape Conservative reporter.
October 11, 2018: A truck with ‘Trump 2020’ bumper stickers was left at a bar overnight. Someone set it on fire.
October 10, 2018: Susan Rice’s Republican son assaulted at pro-Kavanaugh event.
October 10, 2018: Eric Holder tells Dem activists: ‘When they go low, we kick ‘em’.
October 10, 2018: CNN says mobs have “constitutional right” to chase Republicans out of restaurants.
October 4, 2018: Republican senators hit with death threats amidst Kavanaugh fight.
October 3, 2018: Ricin and threatening letter sent to Trump.
October 2, 2018: Two people hospitalized after exposure to powdery substance at Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s Houston campaign office.
October 2, 2018: GOP Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) assaulted by protesters.
October 1, 2018: Vandals hit Illinois GOP headquarters with ‘RAPE’ graffiti.
October 1, 2018: Senator Mitch McConnell badgered at airport by anti-Kavanaugh activists.
September 30, 2018: Georgetown professor said white GOP senators in Kavanaugh hearing ‘deserve miserable deaths’.
September 12, 2018: Trump Resistance makes rape threat to Republican Senator Susan Collins staffer over Kavanaugh vote.
September 11, 2018: DC police investigate threat to commit mass shooting at a MAGA event in Trump International Hotel.
September 11, 2018: Threats of rape and strangling force writer into hiding after anti-abortion tweet.
September 5, 2018: Man shouting ‘Treason’ intentionally rammed truck into local Fox station KDFW.
August 9, 2018: FBI announce arrest for contract killing threat via Twitter of ICE agent.
August 1, 2018: Woman charged with trying to hit man with her car over Trump sticker.
July 19, 2018: California anti-Trump protesters target legal immigrant’s cafe over Trump support, hurl feces.
July 17, 2018: Gory Trump throat-cutting art decorates Portland gallery.
July 16, 2018: House Democrat calls for ‘military folks’ to ‘stop Trump’.
July 15, 2018: Former Clinton White House staffe said it’s ‘tempting’ to beat up Republican Senator Rand Paul [who had already been hospitalized and assaulted in his own yard by a Democrat neighbor in another incident].
July 10, 2018: Protesters arrested, accused of assaulting officer at Portland ICE office.
July 9, 2018: Anti-Trump activists vandalize New York DHS office.
July 6, 2018: Long Island man threatened to kill supporters of Republican Congressman and President Trump.
July 6, 2018: Woman threatens to stab Alan Dershowitz in heart.
July 3, 2018: Left-wing Catholic calls for sending Trump supporters to the guillotine.
July 2, 2018: Mother of cancer survivor harassed online for thanking Eric Trump for $16 million in St. Jude support.
June 28, 2018: Journalist lies about Maryland mass-shooter being a Trump supporter.
June 25, 2018: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) calls on mobs to confront Trump officials over immigration policies.

~Eowyn

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Mississippi Forest Hill High School band simulates killing cops

Thanks to millionaire quarterback Colin Kaepernick, spectator sports have degenerated from the NFL’s #TakeAKnee refusal to stand for the National Anthem, to simulating cop-killing.

That’s what a Mississippi high school band did.

Christopher Berg reports for BlueLivesMatter that the incident took place during a halftime performance for a game between Forest Hill High School and Brookhaven High School in Brookhaven, Mississippi on October 5, 2018, just a week after two white Brookhaven police officers had been killed. Dressed as doctors and nurses, Forest Hill High School band members used fake rifles to “execute” students dressed as police officers.

WLBT reports that Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher released a statement citing their disappointment:

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is extremely disturbed by Forest Hill’s leadership approving and allowing their band to display a reenactment of violence against law enforcement at a high school football game in Brookhaven, MS. This is highly inappropriate considering the recent loss of two Brookhaven Police officers to senseless violence.

This only exacerbates the war against law enforcement in our nation. Mimicking acts of violence against law enforcement, or members of the public should never be condoned at a high school football game or any function whatsoever. The Governor’s School Safety Task Force is currently working to reduce school violence which is at an all-time high. I have to question whoever made this decision in regards to what message they are sending to our children.

Forest Hill High School is part of the Jackson Public Schools District. Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene released a statement the next day:

On behalf of the Jackson Public School (JPS) District, I want to offer my deep and sincere apologies for the performance by the Forest Hill High School band during Friday’s football half-time show in Brookhaven. Based loosely on the movie, “John Q,” the band’s performance depicted a hostage scene that included toy guns.

JPS has a great deal of respect and appreciation for our law enforcement partners. The band’s performance does not depict the values and people in our community, and was incredibly insensitive to the students, families, law enforcement officials and the entire Brookhaven community. For this we sincerely apologize to all, and we pledge to do better in the future.

We have taken some initial actions in response to this matter, and you have my commitment that we will investigate it fully and take additional appropriate action with respect to procedures and personnel.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba also released a statement regarding the performance:

I offer my sincerest regrets to the Brookhaven community for the insensitivity that portrayed during the Friday evening halftime show. There is an active investigation into the circumstances that led to this performance. While I do not believe that there was a malice intent on behalf of the students that participated in this halftime show, I understand that we are ultimately not defined by the things that we set out to do, but rather how we respond to the things that actually do take place. It is the responsibility of adults to offer guidance to youth. Our students should have been instructed that this was neither the time or place for that performance.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant took to Twitter to say someone should be held accountable:

This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable. https://t.co/hq3hJnj4xA — Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 6, 2018

Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox said Jackson Mayor Lumumba had apologized to him personally for the halftime show and said the Forest Hill band director has been suspended (“placed on administrative leave”) pending investigation.

Forest Hill High School is located at 2607 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS 39212; phone (601) 371-4313. 49% of its 1,190 students are black; 45% are white.

The school has a student:teacher ratio of 17:1, higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1, but was placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores in both math and reading proficiency for the 2015-2016 school year. According to Niche, the school has a 15% ranking in reading proficiency, and 4% in math proficiency.

The school seems to have disabled its website, which thwarted my effort to search for the names of its principal and band director.

But I found the principal’s name on Facebook:

The band is called Marching Falcons. A webpage of a message from the band director is defunct (“404 Not Found”); it’s not even archived on the Wayback Machine:

In other words, the identity of the band director of Forest Hill, a public high school, is concealed from the public. Shame on Forest Hill High School and the Jackson Public Schools District!

~Eowyn

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