“Commissioners Johnny Wilson and Gary Barham, as well as Chairwoman June Wood, the three Republicans on the BOC, voted in favor of the permit, while Commissioners Bruce Holmes, Dee Clemmons and Vivian Thomas, the three Democrats, voted against. A majority vote, in this instance 4 votes, is required for a motion to pass.”
The trial, which began Thursday in Elyria, Ohio, has implications that extend beyond the reputation of a small-town doughnut shop. Also at issue is whether universities that encourage political activism should be held responsible for the harm done by overzealous student demonstrators.
“This case is significant because businesses and people on the receiving end of social justice warfare mobs rarely are able to fight back,” said Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson, whose Legal Insurrection blog has covered the case closely.
The popularity in offering these segregated graduations also seems to be growing. A new report by the National Association of Scholars that looked at 173 schools found that 76 of them, or 44 percent, offer such ceremonies.
Many others also offer similar ceremonies for Latino or LGBTQ student populations. Harvard this year also debuted a “UndocuGraduation” for students in the country illegally.
McClinton had set fire to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi just a week before the 2016 election. Hopewell had a predominantly African-American congregation. The words “Vote Trump” were painted on the side of the building when it burned, leading those looking to paint then-candidate Donald Trump as someone who inspires racists to claim it was a hate crime.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) included the arson on its list of hate crimes allegedly inspired by Trump before and after the election. The arson was included before any investigation had been conducted and was used to slam Trump.
The SPLC had to edit their reports on the church burning once it became clear the church was not burned because of Trump-inspired racism. In an editor’s note added to the original post, the SPLC wrote: “In December 2016, a suspect, a member of the church, was arrested in connection with the crime, and authorities now believe the attack was not politically motivated.” The center kept its original headline on the article, however.
Last week, the New York Times was widely criticized after publishing a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon. And while the image was certainly shocking, it isn’t surprising given where we are today. Something has changed; we are living in a scary time in which anti-Semitism is being tolerated. I cannot comprehend why anyone would be anti-Semitic.
The media love to decry the president for everything he says, but they seem to have fallen oddly silent when it comes to the new anti-Semitism on the left. What we saw at the New York Times merely reflects my fear that anti-Semitism is finding a home in America on the far left.
Affirmative action is the process by which officials consider factors like skin color and sex when making admission and hiring decisions. Initiative 200 insisted on blind admissions policies for public entities; now, under the new rule, schools may admit individual students in part because of the color of their skin.
‘Bake sale’ meant to prove a point
To underscore the basic facts of affirmative action policy, College Republicans at the University of Washington held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on their campus following the passage of the law.
The Stranger reported that the Republicans priced the baked goods according to an ethnic hierarchy of sorts. Native Americans, for instance, were charged nothing for cookies; all women, meanwhile, got 25 percent off. Asians had to pay $1.50 for their snack, the highest of the prices.
“Former Planned Parenthood executive turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson ripped Boyd’s targeted amendment, snarking that “apparently a 38% national abortion rate in the African-American community isn’t enough.”
“A female, African-American democratic state representative from Ohio presented this amendment to the Ohio Heartbeat bill. This amendment would have made an exception for African-American babies…because apparently a 38% national abortion rate in the African-American community isn’t enough,” posted Johnson to Facebook. “The amendment was struck down 11-7.””
“It gave me shivers to watch that, that that would take place at Wrigley Field” –Team President Theo Epstein
Muslim children in Philadelphia sing songs and read poetry about killing people in the name of Allah:
The Muslim American Society Islamic Center posted video of the performance on its Facebook page to celebrate “Ummah Day,” Fox News first reported.
“We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation,” one of the children says. “We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture.”
“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics,” Omar said. “This is not going to be the country of white people.”
“This is not going to be the country of the few,” Omar said. “This is the country of the many.”
“This is the country that was founded on the history of Native American genocide, on the backs of black slaves but also by immigrants,” Omar said.