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Dartmouth Disavows But Keeps Prof Who Justifies Violence

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A Dartmouth professor is currently on a nationwide tour in support of his new book and will donate half of the money he gets from book sales to Antifa.

Dartmouth professor Mark Bray’s new book, “Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook,” chronicles the history of the antifascist movement and Bray will contribute half of the books proceeds to a fund for Antifa’s medical, legal, and personal expenses, reported Campus Reform.

In a tweet, the Dartmouth professor stated, “to me, physically stopping a neo-Nazi group before they come to you is self-defense, b/c neo-Nazism is a threat to humanity.”

But it’s not self-defense if you strike first and who is a Nazi? With psychology professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Jewish author Ben Shapiro getting branded as Nazis and Antifa protesting them, you’d think Bray would want to define his terms, as well as give the antifascists even a little bit of scrutiny, particularly when the Department of Homeland Security labeled Antifa’s activities “domestic terrorist violence.”

Bray isn’t the only Antifa supporter in the ivy towers. There’s Eric Clanton, the former Diablo Valley College professor who bust a bike lock on a Trump supporter’s head. There’s also George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who said all he wanted for Christmas was a “white genocide” and who blamed the Las Vegas and Texas massacres on white “Trumpism.”

In a statement, Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon said, “we condemn anything but civil discourse in the exchange of opinions and ideas…the endorsement of violence in any form is contrary to Dartmouth values.” Yet more than 100 of Bray’s colleagues in academia want Hanlon to retract the statement, saying Bray didn’t call for violent protest. Conversely in the same statement those same colleagues ceded that Bray called for self-defense against violent fascists…except Bray never said the so-called fascists had to strike first.

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Colorado State University

Colo. State: Don’t Say ‘Crazy,’ ‘Normal Person,’ Or ‘Hip Hip Hooray!’

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A task force at Colorado State University has published what I think is the most comprehensive language policing guide ever, a guide reported by Campus Reform. There are more than a hundred terms and I could probably do a whole video on each of them, but I’ll hone in on a couple of really crazy ones. Actually, I’m not allowed to use the word “crazy,” “nuts,” or “maniac” because they’re apparently too tied up with mental illness and the task force that got paid to create this isn’t a big fan of context.

While we’re in the A’s, Colorado State also dislikes the terms “addicted” and “like crack,” saying they can harm people suffering from drug abuse. I scrolled to the C’s to learn that “cake walk” apparently has a history linked to slavery and the school recommends replacing “eenie meenie miney moe” with “randomly selected” because, the school says, the original song included a racial slur.

You know, I actually looked that one up and it turns out that yes, some versions do use the n-word, but 1) it’s unknown whether that’s the original and 2) I seriously doubt anyone who uses that expression or “cake walk” nowadays even know of those connotations. If the left is about reclaiming concepts like they try with socialism, doesn’t this kind of undermine that?

Colorado State claiming “hip hip hooray” was used during the Holocaust when rounding up Jews is another instance of this. The Bustle link they use doesn’t mention it and I only found HuffPost and a couple other sites discussing it, but simply no one uses it nowadays with that implication. And rounding out the craziness, you have a suggestion not to use “hold down the fort” because it was apparently used when defending against American Indians and then the term “normal person,” for which there’s apparently “no replacement as it is never appropriate to use this phrase to describe a person.”

Yeah well I definitely won’t use “normal person” to describe whomever wrote this, don’t worry.

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UC Berkeley

Inside UC Berkeley’s ‘Undocumented Student Program’

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UC Berkeley has its very own Undocumented Student Program, reported Campus Reform. You don’t need a student login to see it, you don’t need to go on the school WiFi — no, no, it’s a publicly available part of the taxpayer-funded Berkeley’s website.

Now, the University of California system has promised not to cooperate with immigration enforcement, refusing to show them private records unless ordered by a court.

UC Berkeley also offers mental health counseling, academic support, legal support, and even has an “undocumented students” check box on its scholarship application. The school used donor money to give out 81 grants of up to $500 this spring and even offers some free meal plans to illegal alien students.

Not a bad deal, huh? UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ wrote the school community in late June, warning of ICE raids but promising that “When we have advance notice, the Undocumented Student Program staff communicate directly with impacted students about these visits to campus.”

Great, So they have time to leave their dorms, run from the law. Here we are, 2019 in clown world, with government-funded institutions directly defying a government agency. This is one of those times when the whole federal, state, local division of laws in America doesn’t really work out. That obviously needs to be revisited, as well as the “sanctuary” campus and city nonsense. Orange man, where you at?

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Harvard

Harvard Held Onto Epstein Donation, But Fired Dean Who Repped Weinstein

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Jeffrey Epstein donated $6.5 million to Harvard back in 2003, according to Newsweek. A few years later, the billionaire was the subject of a probable cause affidavit for sexual exploitation of minors and Harvard’s school paper asked the school if it planned on giving the money back.

“Mr. Epstein’s gift is funding important research using mathematics to study areas such as evolutionary theory, viruses, and cancers,” Harvard said. “The University is not considering returning this gift.”

Now remember that this was after 2002 to 2005, the dates during which court documents say Epstein put together his extensive network of underage victims, but before he was indicted in 2007, before Epstein got convicted of soliciting a teen for prostitution in 2008, and before Alexander Acosta, who stepped down as Labor Secretary Friday, made a deal not to prosecute Epstein that same year.

Harvard said last week that the $6.5 million Epstein had donated was already spent, but you’ve got to wonder if that was the case in 2008. And the school’s action is particularly curious given how in May, it outright fired Ronald Sullivan, a dean who was at one point representing accused rapist Harvey Weinstein, amid pressure from students and faculty.

If this kind of deranged guilty until proven innocent and guilt by association mindset is Harvard’s standard, what does taking money from Epstein say about the premier academic institution?

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