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Just weeks after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning federal contractors and grand recipients from teaching Critical Race Theory, the University of Chicago is debating the creation of an entire critical race studies department. 

In an effort to dismantle everything Trump did, Joe Biden reversed the order.

Let cancel culture roam free. 

As reported by Campus Reform in October, a group of faculty members at the university went on a diversity strike, during which they pledged not to participate or collaborate in university-sponsored diversity initiatives until their demands were met, per BizPacReview. 

One of the demands was a call for the academic institution to form an “External Advisory Council” to provide advice to faculty on the proposal for a new critical race studies department. 

“Alongside an adequately funded and autonomous Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, effective teaching and research on race at the University of Chicago requires a Department of Critical Race Studies,” the letter stated. “It is, in fact, extraordinary that we should have to articulate this as a demand in 2020.” 

In December, the university’s Provost Ka Yee Lee provided the requested funding to create a proposal for the new department, which will be announced by the end of the 2020-2021 school year, BizPacReview reports.

One student says that this new department is the last thing University of Chicago needs. 

“It will just pour more tuition money into indoctrination instead of education,” Evita Duffy said. 

“Professors and students with dissenting points of view already walk on eggshells, afraid that they will be the next victim of cancel culture on campus. Empowering a new department with this divisive, Marxist ideology will decrease intellectual diversity, increase self-censorship and destroy honest debate on campus.” 

Assistant Director for Public Affairs Gerald McSwiggan said that the provost has committed funding for the proposal to create a new academic department 

“While the provost cannot create or fund a new university department unilaterally, Provost Lee is committed to ensuring that University processes are clearly-defined, open, and available to review the final proposal. The Office of the Provost has committed funding to conduct research on existing academic units in the field, learn about best practices, and develop a proposal for review through University processes,” he said. 

Implementing a critical race studies department would only further divide students and ultimately the country. 

The theory promotes the idea that racism is everywhere, therefore encouraging people to search for it in every area of society. It serves as a way to continually structure and maintain inequality, while enabling radical racial identity politics. 

Critical Race Theory cannot be satisfied, no matter how much you feed it. 

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  1. Debbie Forrest

    February 4, 2021 at 7:35 am

    So much for Unity China Biden!

  2. Dave Owen

    February 6, 2021 at 1:52 am

    More theoretical learning and less practical education. Ok, but first have students read Shelby Foote’s three volume The Civil War – A Narrative.

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‘Tis the Season For Social Justice Messages on NFL Helmets, End Zones and Hats

Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force

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Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force. Stenciled in the helmets this year, players can choose from six phrases: “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “It Takes All of Us,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Inspire Change” and “Say their Stories.”

The end zones will read, for the second straight year, “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.” The league is also bringing back the “Say Their Stories” initiative and begin a new one where each team will “highlight its social justice work during a regular-season home game in Weeks 17 and 18.”

“We are committed to Inspire Change and the social justice work that inspires change for the long term,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility. All of the initiatives “will provide a unified time frame for us to further amplify all of the work that our clubs are doing and that will lead into the playoffs where Inspire Change will continue to take center stage” added Isaacson. “The key message for us as the season is starting, we are ramping up again in a big way with our social justice work.”

End zone stencils will remain in place for all home games except when another specific cause is to be recognized, such as the Salute to Service game. “Salute To Service” will replace “End Racism” in one end zone and “It Takes All of Us” will still remain in the opposite end zone,

Another addition will be a knit hat that can be worn on the sidelines of Weeks 17 and 18 by players, coaches, and other personnel “to add visibility to the cause.” The hat will also be sold at retail, and “100% of the league’s proceeds will be donated to Inspire Change grant recipients.”

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Racist Rock: Boulder Removed from UW-Madison ‘Painful History of Discrimination’

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is spending somewhere between $30,000 and $75,000 for good use; to move a rock. But not just any rock, no, this is a racist rock. “Chamberlin Rock, located on top of Observatory Hill, is named in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president” reports the Wisconsin State Journal.

However, “for some students of color on campus, the rock represents a painful history of discrimination” the article explains. The 70-ton boulder was removed from the “heart of campus” at 6:30 am Friday morning following demands from students over the past year.

The boulder will be moved to university-owned land southeast of Madison near Lake Kegonsa. In its place, the university plans to place a plaque to honor the former university president. Wisconsin State Journal reports:

The boulder was referred to as a “n——-head” — a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock — at least once in a 1925 Wisconsin State Journal story. University historians have not found any other time that the term was used but said the Ku Klux Klan was active on campus at that time.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank approved the removal of Chamberlin Rock in January but the Wisconsin Historical Society needed to sign off on the rock’s removal because it was located within 15 feet of a Native American burial site…

… The Black Student Union led the call to remove the rock last summer. Nalah McWhorter, the group’s president and a UW-Madison senior, said in an interview this summer that the demands to remove the boulder had been around even before she arrived on campus three years ago.

“I’m grateful that we have had the opportunity to do this and that the rock will be removed,” she said. “It was our demand, and it was something that we put all the work in for.”

The Black Student Union worked with Wunk Sheek, an Indigenous student organization on campus, to lobby for the rock’s removal.

“We did all these presentations,” McWhorter said. “We went through all of these meetings during an academic year with a lot of other stuff going on, so the work really relied on us, as students, and as Black students.”

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