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Georgia TA aposSome white people may have to dieapos

Georgia TA aposSome white people may have to dieapos

A University of Georgia (UGA) teaching assistant wrote Wednesday on Facebook that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom." He added that to suggest otherwise is “ahistorical and dangerously naive.” 

UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong made the comment during a conversation on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page. The comment has since been deleted. Osei-Frimpong claimed in May 2017 that Facebooksuspended him for quoting from an article which detailed how Texas A&M professor Tommy Curry had said “in order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people may have to die.” 

“Killing some white people isn’t genocide; it’s killing some white people,” the UGA TA explained in a Medium post. “We had to kill some white people to get out of slavery. Maybe if we’d killed more during the 20th century we still wouldn’t talk about racialized voter disenfranchisement and housing, education, and employment discrimination. This should not be controversial.”



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Osei-Frimpong’s Wednesday comment, seemingly inspired by Curry, is far from the first racially-charged remark made by the scholar.

“Fighting white people is a skill,” the UGA TA tweeted on Jan. 12, adding that it is why he supports integrated schools. “You have to get used to fighting White people. It takes practice.”

He then quoted American clinical psychologist Bobby Wright, saying, “Blacks kill Blacks because they have never been trained to kill Whites.”



Last semester, at a Young Democrats meeting, Frimpong compared Southern whites in America to “sociopaths&

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11763

Ohio univ Gender pronoun usage is not free speech

Ohio univ Gender pronoun usage is not free speech

A public university in Ohio is requesting that a federal judge dismiss a lawsuit filed by a professor who was disciplined for calling a transgender student “sir.”

Shawnee State University argues in a January court filing that addressing students by their requested pronouns is included in Professor Nicholas Meriwether’s job description, and is not considered speech protected by the First Amendment, according to the Ironton Tribune.

The philosophy professor declined to refer to a transgender student as a female, instead choosing to call the student “sir,” according to a lawsuit filed by the Christian conservative nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in federal court.

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Meriwether’s lawsuit states that the professor "has always used the titles and pronouns that refer to a student's biological gender,” adding that he "has never knowingly used feminine titles and pronouns to refer to men or masculine titles and pronouns to refer to women."

The lawsuit claims that during a class in January 2018, a student “demanded” the professor properly use the correct gender pronoun in any conversation in which the student identified as a female. When the professor refused to refer to the student as a female, the student told the professor, “then I guess this means I can call you a c**t,” according to the court filing.

As for disciplinary matters, Shawnee State issued a “written warning” to Meriwether in June, and placed it on his personnel file. The acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences additionally told the professor to refer to transgender students by the pronoun they prefer “to avoid further corrective actions.”

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“Tolerance is a two-way street,” ADF Senior Counsel Travis Barham said in a press release. “Universities are meant to be a marketplace of ideas, not an assembly line for one type

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11760

MSU aposinterculturalapos badges aid students with aposcareer readinessapos

MSU aposinterculturalapos badges aid students with aposcareer readinessapos

A new program at Michigan State University allows students to earn “intercultural competence” badges to increase their "career readiness."

The badges include: “Self-Awareness and Awareness & Understanding of Others Who are Different from You, Recognition of Cultural Differences, Intercultural Engagement and Engagement Across Difference, and Recognition of Equity and Inequity.” 

MSU says the “high-impact certificate program will highlight MSU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, enhance students' capacity to engage respectfully across difference…[and] provide students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and others...” 

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The three-semester program, “Diversity, Inclusion & Intercultural Competency” is available to current undergraduate students with expected graduation dates of spring 2020 or after. Each student will be assigned a mentor and will earn the four badges, along with an “applied learning/capstone project,” to obtain the certification.

MSU’s Intercultural Pillar Team, which includes members from MSU’s Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Office of Institutional Equity, Student Affairs and Services, Office for International Students & Scholars, Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science, and the Office for Cultural and Academic Transitions; sent an email, obtained by Campus Reform, stating that 20 students will be accepted into the program.

The goal, listed in a flyer advertisement of the co-curricular program “is to give MSU students a value added to their degree by cultivating and enhancing these competencies, which employers have indicated are important in a variety of career fields.”

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The “Student Expectat

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11759

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