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Old 10-13-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Since these come in at such a high rate, I'll keep them in one place.

https://reason.com/blog/2016/10/13/c...l-harassment-b
CUNY Prof Accused of Sexual Harassment Because His Syllabus Says Effort Is 10% of Grade
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A professor at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College was ordered to make changes to his syllabus because it amounted to sexual harassment.

The professor, David Seidemann has refused to comply, and for good reason.

According to Seidemann, a university administrator expressed three grievances about the syllabus. First, and most quizzically, the grading portion of the syllabus suggests sexual harassment. It reads, "Class deportment, effort etc……. 10% (applied only to select students when appropriate)."

That's it. That's sexual harassment, Seidemann's department chair claimed.

Why? No one explained it to him. I gather that the "effort, etc…" was taken the wrong way: a completely unreasonable person could presume Seidemann was suggesting that sexual favors would boost the grades of "select students."

But you would have to be really uncharitable to read it like that. You would have to be looking for a reason to be offended.

Seidemann told me in an email that his department chair said "the 10% section could be construed as a prelude to sexual harassment," and had to be changed at once.

This order apparently came from the Director of Diversity Investigations and Title IX Enforcement. In the course of Seidemann's interactions with the director, he realized something quite stunning: there was no record of anyone actually complaining about the syllabus. The university had apparently launched this investigation on its own.

Seidemann was also initially in trouble for writing in his syllabus, "This classroom is an 'unsafe space' for those uncomfortable with viewpoints with which they may disagree: all constitutionally protected speech is welcome." But the director eventually conceded this was fine.

The bigger issue was triangles. Yes, triangles. Seidemann has a habit of using them instead of quotation marks "when referring to foolish PC terms," he wrote.

"The triangles were the problem," Seidemann said, recalling his department chair's words.

The professor refused to meet with the Director of Diversity Investigations, preferring to talk via email so that the conversation could be documented. This eventually caused the director to abandon the investigation: the matter is now officially closed, according to Seidemann.
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While this news is meh, this kind of SJW stuff in college seems to be more and more prevalent. It's concerning. What is becoming of today s youth?
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While this news is meh, this kind of SJW stuff in college seems to be more and more prevalent. It's concerning. What is becoming of today s youth?
It's concerning but it's also encouraging so long as these youngsters don't get their way with the government. They won't be able to cut it and compete in the working world.
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It's concerning but it's also encouraging so long as these youngsters don't get their way with the government. They won't be able to cut it and compete in the working world.

Until they're the ones that become in charge.
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Until they're the ones that become in charge.
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http://nypost.com/2016/10/15/crybaby...ween-costumes/
Crybaby college kids offered counseling for 'offensive' Halloween costumes
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The University of Florida is offering counseling to anyone who gets offended by any costumes worn this coming Halloween.

The school wrote in a blog post Monday urging students to "think about your choices of costumes and themes."

"Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. Also, keep in mind that social media posts can have a long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation," the post read.

The school reminded students that anyone who is offended or troubled by an incident or a costume, they could seek counseling at the wellness center or alert the school's Bias Education Response Team which provides support to those who were impacted.

"If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program at the University of Florida by emailing [email protected]. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone."

The University of Florida's post comes days after Wisconsin-La Crosse hosted an event that attempted to educate students on not dressing like a racist. About 30 students showed up to the event, which was advertised with posters asking "Is Your Costume Racist?"

One school district in Connecticut was also cracking down on clown costumes after the "killer clown" fear that has plagued cities nationwide. The district prohibited clown costumes and any "symbols of terror" for Halloween outfits.
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Bingo
...implying that they'll ever make it to a position of power. If they can't cut it in the working world they will never be the ones in charge
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...implying that they'll ever make it to a position of power. If they can't cut it in the working world they will never be the ones in charge
Bingo. They have to first overcome the system if they want to lead it.
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Apparently chanting that the opposing team's mascot sucks is now racist

http://ndsuspectrum.com/the-herds-ch...side-the-dome/
The Herd's Chant: Racism Inside the Dome
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"That's another BISON first down!"

"Move those chains..."

It is at these moments during the game when we must realize it is 2016 and we still have racism prevalent here at North Dakota State.

It is also hard to forget that is isn't a new issue for the Herd.

Homecoming has come and gone here at NDSU. Rampant binge drinking, puking, unplanned pregnancies and parades, my oh my.

Be it the band or football team, NDSU truly dominated the Fargodome this past Saturday.

In between the awful overpriced food, drunk children and chants of "F-k Iowa" it is hard to not hear the other chant:

"Sioux suck ****."

Look I am not claiming to be a smart person. I am not a Midwesterner either. On a good hot-dish day I might be a Minnesotan.

Be that as it may, I don't understand why you guys call it pop. I also don't understand why you insist on reciting this terribly racist chant.
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http://ndsuspectrum.com/the-herds-ch...side-the-dome/
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Haha! I actually know this one!

They are chanting the retired name (taken away by the NCAA about 5 years ago for being an American Indian nickname) of an in-state rival school, regardless of who is playing. I had friends attend UND (the Fighting Sioux, now Fighting Hawks) who talked about this. The teams still play in basketball, but that's about it. I think the football teams played once in the last 6-8 years or something. Pretty funny that those students are still chanting against the other school. Inferiority complex much?
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To those who say "so what who cares", wake the f*ck up. These are the "educated" youths of today who will ultimately define the norm. They will run companies, run local governments, and perhaps run the nation.

We can't just shrug this off any more than we can shrug off the encouragement of institutionalized racism. These kids have to be reigned in or our nation is absolutely doomed.
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Haha! I actually know this one!

They are chanting the retired name (taken away by the NCAA about 5 years ago for being an American Indian nickname) of an in-state rival school, regardless of who is playing. I had friends attend UND (the Fighting Sioux, now Fighting Hawks) who talked about this. The teams still play in basketball, but that's about it. I think the football teams played once in the last 6-8 years or something. Pretty funny that those students are still chanting against the other school. Inferiority complex much?
Stupid yes, racist no
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Absolutely stupid - they aren't even playing the team they're chanting against.

Racist would be iffy. The Sioux in question are a couple of tribes in North and South Dakota. Some of the people in those tribes consider it racist, so I'm not sure who gets to decide on that one


(I reached out a friend for more detail since his school got mentioned in the thread )
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To those who say "so what who cares", wake the f*ck up. These are the "educated" youths of today who will ultimately define the norm. They will run companies, run local governments, and perhaps run the nation.
lol, you the art history major with a display case full of participation awards will be running the country?

edit: Fast forward 20 years...


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