The uproar at the University of Notre Dame over Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming commencement address has escalated, as students are now claiming that his presence on campus will make them feel “unsafe.” Seniors Imanne Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams have started a whiteboard message campaign to express their concern over the selection of Mike Pence as the university’s commencement speaker. Over the past week, Mondane and Williams have taken photographs of students with quotations from Pence that the two seniors feel are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic.” “For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Senior Immane Mondane told...Read More
gay student group at Duquesne University fears that a proposed Chick-fil-A outpost could jeopardize the school’s safe spaces. “Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights,” Lambda executive board members Niko Martini told The Duke (the university’s student newspaper). Martini asked student government leaders to pass a resolution urging the school to reconsider Chick-fil-A as a dining option for students at the Pennsylvania Catholic school. “I think it’s imperative the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the university’s mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion,” Martini went on to tell...Read More
Parents are left furious after Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood faces layoffs and larger class sizes thanks to a California law which limits funds for schools that have a higher percentage of white students. The Los Angeles Unified School District takes the money from the schools where the percentage of white students is above 30% and gives to schools where the percentage of white students is less than 30%. The disgusting and racist disbursement of funds has grown more irrelevant with time as the law was passed back in the 1970s to deal with desegregation. ABC7 out...Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A school district in North Carolina has pulled a book that was set to be a part of First Grade curriculum after teachers and lawmakers complained about its content regarding a little boy who liked to wear dresses. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had originally planned to make the book “Jacob’s New Dress” a part of the anti-bullying reading plan for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 2014 book, written by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, is meant to teach children about those who are “gender non-conforming.” “Jacob’s New Dress” is a story about a boy who likes to wear a princess...Read More
Bobby Brooks decided early on not to make his sexuality a focal point of his campaign for Texas A&M University student body president. He didn’t need to. The 21-year-old junior has been openly gay since freshman year and served as executive vice president of diversity for the past year. A proud Aggie, he wanted fellow students to judge him on his campaign promises to improve student services, such as dining and transportation, and student-faculty relations. “I was open and out if anyone asked me but I didn’t talk about it in my campaign,” he told CNN. “I decided to...Read More
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