Friday, June 17, 2016

Disgusting: Mizzou Race Activist Scolds White People At Orlando Shooting Vigil

What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil remembering the victims of the Orlando attack into some weird lecture about race. The College Fix had the details concerning what Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio said before addressing the diverse crowd, namely how she was nervous getting up on stage because of all the white people in attendance.

“I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd, and that wasn’t a joke,” she said (via the Fix) [emphasis mine]:

I wish this many people came out to our racial demonstrations and our Black Lives Matter movement,” Melecio told the crowd, which The Columbia Missourian estimated at more than 800.

Those are things you don’t consider when you are white or when you are an American,” said Melecio, a former staffer for the Missourian. She recalled fumbling over Spanish, her non-native language, when she came out as bisexual to her Spanish-speaking mother from Guatemala. Her family is Guatemalan and Puerto Rican.
“I’m tired of the black and white dichotomy we hear when we talk about race,” Melecio said. “We never take the time to talk about the shades [of skin] in between – like mine.”

Melecio implied that among white people, support for the Latino community was not as strong as it was for the LGBTQ community.
“As much as it is awesome that there’s so many people here today, but it’s, like, who are you really here for?” said Melecio.

That comment prompted strong reactions from those in the audience. “We’re here for everybody,” said an unidentified woman.
“I don’t want to stand up here and be angry because this isn’t for me, this isn’t for you, it’s for the people that we lost, the people that we may lose tomorrow, and the people we lost yesterday, but I thought I take the moment to just list out some facts that many of you probably don’t know because you’re white,” she added.

These people cannot help themselves. That arc of history must always be detailed, and they must always show that they’re supposedly on the right side of it. This was likely a terrorist attack. Yes, the vast majority of the victims were Hispanic since the killer, Omar Mateen, decided to attack during the Pulse nightclub’s Latin night. Was this racially motivated? Probably not—Mateen was scouting to launch a possible attack at Disney World, but what happened early Sunday morning certainly seems to be grounded in vicious homophobia. The killer himself reportedly could’ve been gay.

Yet, that’s beside the point, when terrorists attack the country—we unite. We unite in grief, anger, and hopefully we channel that into something constructive in increased awareness of our surroundings that helps the various agencies tasked with preventing terrorism do their jobs, heeding the words of FBI Director James Comey. We do not use these opportunities to whine about how attacks on the LGBT community get more attention, or how terrorist attacks get more attention, or the “black and white dichotomy” on race relations. What is this? People are dead. The nation has been attacked—and you’re irked because there are white people at a vigil for the victims of this attack, and that not as many showed up to past Black Lives Matter events? Grow up, kid.

If this is what we should expect from future Mizzou alums after the addition of mandatory “diversity intensive” courses, I’m sure we’ll see more drivel from these…snowflakes.

In all, this was just disgusting. Period.


British University introduces compulsory class on sexual consent to teach new students when no means no

First year students at one of Britain's top universities will be given a compulsory lesson on sexual consent from next year.

York University have announced that freshers' week events will include 'gender-neutral sexual consent briefings' by the campus's women's officers.

The talk will be among a number of safety briefings issued to new students, with non-attendance leading to a fine.

A university spokesman said: 'The University has agreed to support the Students' Union's request to incorporate gender-neutral sexual consent briefings for all new students as an aspect of the health and personal safety induction we give at the start of the academic year.

​'The aim is to help raise awareness and to help reduce the likelihood of harassment.

'We will also continue to collaborate with city-wide initiatives in the area of health and personal safety so that York students are well informed and ​enjoy a safe experience.'

The university's women's officers trumpeted the move as an 'amazingly positive step forward' and 'well-being officer' Scott Dawson hailed the 'amazing' work being done.

But some students branded the new scheme 'ridiculous' on the website of student newspaper,York Vision. One wrote: 'I sincerely hope that many students will boycott this talk; £30 is a fair price for freedom of thought and opposing Feminazis.' Another added: 'What a stupid idea. How about we have "not murdering" classes or "don't punch people" classes.'

The move comes amid fears that a culture of obsessive political correctness is taking over university campuses and inhibiting freedom of speech.

Earlier this year, an Edinburgh University student was told that raising her arms at meetings violated the 'safe space' of others. 

The student was also warned for shaking her head during a meeting as it breached the 'safe space' which is part of the university's Student Association rules.


Australia:  The Left's assault on technical college  students

On National TAFE Day 2016, the Turnbull Coalition Government is standing with thousands of TAFE students against Bill Shorten’s knee-jerk plan to charge students thousands of dollars in upfront course fees.

Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Senator the Hon Scott Ryan said choice and opportunity in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system were under attack from Bill Shorten and Labor, whose promises to cap fees will result in upfront fees for some TAFE courses.

"Labor frontbenchers[1] have admitted their plan will leave TAFE students paying thousands of dollars in upfront fees if their course costs more than $8000 per year,” Minister Ryan said. "Under Labor, students will have to choose between the course that best leads them to a job and the course they can afford.

Currently, eligible Australian students studying diploma-level courses or above can access a VET FEE-HELP student loan from approved institutions. If elected, Labor has promised to cap these loans at $8000 per student per year. Many TAFEs currently offer courses across a range of disciplines with fees well above the $8000 limit.

Under Labor’s proposal, students studying a Diploma of Maritime Operations at Hunter Institute, NSW, who are not currently required to pay upfront fees, will pay up to $13,025 upfront. Students studying a Diploma of Website Development at TAFE Queensland – Brisbane will pay up to $6,900 upfront and students studying a Diploma of Building and

Construction at Victoria’s Chisholm Institute will be forced to pay up to $8453 under a Shorten government. There are hundreds more examples across Australia, affecting thousands of future students.

Labor’s plan has been announced with no industry consultation and no modelling to gauge the effects of this policy on students. It has drawn criticism from both TAFE directors and representatives of private training providers.

"TAFE students have every right to fear Bill Shorten and Labor. Their plan to charge massive upfront fees has been introduced with no industry consultation and without regard for the impact on students,” Minister Ryan said.

Minister Ryan said Labor’s record in vocational education and training is disastrous. In 2012 Labor opened up VET FEE-HELP scheme to shonky providers and predatory brokers with no thought for the implications this would have on students and taxpayers.

"Labor is repeating the same mistakes it made in 2012, which led to the current VET FEE-HELP disaster, and this time they are asking  TAFE students to pay for Labor’s election promises” Minister Ryan said.

Labor’s ill-thought-through plan for massive upfront fees stands in stark contrast to the deliberative and consultative approach of the Turnbull Coalition Government, which has introduced more than a dozen measures to crack down on dodgy providers, and put students’ and taxpayers' interests at the heart of VET FEE-HELP reform.

Press release

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