College Professors Now Threatening Bad Grades If Students Use Any Of These Four Words

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According to a recent Campus Reform report, Washington State University has become the latest bastion of speech regulation imposed by administrators ostensibly motivated by political correctness.

One professor on campus, for example, has promised her students that they will fail her Women and Popular Culture course if they refuse to adopt her style of inclusive rhetoric. Her syllabus threatens “failure for the semester” for any student caught using what she considers “oppressive and hateful language” in classroom discussions or assignments.

Puzzling many social media users was her ban on “referring to women/men as females or males.”

Similarly perplexing, many felt, were two words – illegal alien – prohibited by fellow WSU professor Rebecca Fowler, according to her Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies syllabus.

These educators are not alone on campus. Professor John Streamas, who has a controversial history of mocking and threatening white students, handed out a course guide detailing the special treatment minorities will receive in his class.

He has mandated students affirm his worldview by “deferring to the experiences of people of color” while “understand[ing] and consider[ing] the rage of people who are victims of systematic injustice.”

Other syllabi offer similar examples in other departments on campus, though several critics have made it clear the activism could backfire.

Should professors allow free expression on campus or prohibit words they find objectionable? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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University Wants Students To Stop Using ‘He’ And ‘She’…Wants Them To Say This Unbelievable Thing Instead

The University of Tennessee has a new scheme to cure what ails a world filled with “homophobia” and gender confusions by ordering staff and students to stop using the words “he” and “she” and instead use fantasy pronouns like “xe,” “zir,” and “xyr.”

As the new school year gears up, university students are already finding that indoctrination instead of education is on tap at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where some 27,000 students are discovering the new speech codes are being pushed by a “gay rights official” at the school.

The goal, this official claims, is to make the school a “welcoming and inclusive” place where students won’t feel “marginalized.”

The new speech codes were revealed by the school’s “office for diversity and inclusion” on Wednesday; they warned students not to “assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems.”

The fantasy pronouns were written by Donna Braquet, a gay rights official at the university, and includes such fantastic made-up words as “zhem” in place of them, “hirs” instead of hers, and “xem” instead of him.

Anticipating that these new words are impossible to make sense of, Braquet helpfully included instructions on how to ascertain which strange pronoun someone might want “hir” fellows to use.

Braquet insisted that every time a student meets someone new, they are to ask for guidance. “‘Oh, nice to meet you, [insert name]. What pronouns should I use?’ is a perfectly fine question to ask,” she says in the new speech code.

Not everyone thinks this wild new scheme with its many complicated phrases and odd new words is a great idea.

“It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” State Senator Mae Beavers, R-17th District) told Fox News. “If you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance–that’s just absurd.”

“The idea a child would want to be called by a gender neutral term is absolutely ridiculous,” she added. “It’s getting so crazy in this country.”

“This isn’t inclusion. This is the radical transformation of our lives and language,” Beavers concluded.

After ridicule was heaped upon the university over this new speech code scheme, a university spokesman hastened to say that the new pronouns weren’t mandatory.

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It’s Time We Stop Ignoring Racism In America

Yesterday, Donald Trump said: “The shooting in Virginia is a mental health problem, not a gun problem.”

I slightly disagree. Yes, we need to consider the mental health concerns when it comes to gun violence; however, in this case, it is a racism problem.

Too many people want to ignore the giant pink elephant in the room, hoping it will just disappear. Well guess what? We have ignored it so much that it is bigger than the room.

America has a racism problem, but not the kind that the liberals, mainstream media and special interest groups want you to think we have. America has a reverse racism epidemic.

Liberals are pandering to their base, using division, false narratives of discrimination and wars on everything.

Victimization is the new normal. The new criminals are the victims; and if you’re White, you should feel guilty for your God-given pigmentation or lack thereof.

White people are not the only ones with a bullseye on their foreheads; Christians, Patriots, Conservatives, and free thinkers are enemies of the state.

It’s time we stop ignoring the real issue. So many people are afraid to broach the subject for fear of being called a racist. Racism exists, and it is getting worse. Not because of people, but because of policies that lead to division and special interest groups who promote it.

If we continue to ignore the problem, the pink elephant will turn into Godzilla. Politicians and churches, especially Black churches, have a responsibility to confront this problem. You know it’s there. Stop ignoring it because of political correctness or fear. Political correctness is what’s tearing our country apart.

Wake up! It’s time to come together and tell these zealots: your agenda is no longer welcome.

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IDENTIFIED: The Exact Comments The Slain TV Reporter Used That Her On-Air Killer Found ‘Racist’

The alleged killer of two WDBJ journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, in Roanoke, Va., contended he was the victim of racism while working at the station. It is now known what he meant by “racism.”

Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the on-air name Bryce Williams, worked at WDBJ from March 2012 through February 2013 before being terminated and escorted out of the station by police. During his tenure, he accused employees of racism. According to The New York Post, the specific phrases used by Flanagan’s colleagues included “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field,” not uncommon terms for reporters to use.

One was something about ‘swinging’ by some place; the other was out in the ‘field,’” said a Jan. 21 report by WDBJ assistant news director Greg Baldwin, referring to Parker as Alison Bailey (her middle name). No disciplinary action was taken against Parker, but Flanagan was still incensed by the remarks. He filed a discrimination lawsuit against the station in January 2013, one month before he was dismissed from WDBJ.

After allegedly committing the murder, the former journalist tweeted that Ward once reported him to human resources and that Parker reportedly made racist comments:

Adam went to [human resources] on me after working with me one time!!!

Alison made racist comments

“That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field assumptions like that,” said WDBJ video editor Ryan Fuqua.

[Those words are] just common, everyday talk. [But] that was his MO — to start s- -t.

He was unstable. One time, after one of our live shots failed, he threw all his stuff down and ran into the woods for like 20 minutes.

“We would say stuff like, ‘The reporter’s out in the field.’ And he would look at us and say, ‘What are you saying, cotton fields? That’s racist,’” Trevor Fair, a cameraman for six years at WDBJ, told The Post.

“This guy was a nightmare,” Fair continued. “Management’s worst nightmare.” The Post details the level to which Flanagan thought his coworkers were racist, with Fair attempting to explain to him that he was wrong:

Flanagan assumed everything was a jab at his race, even when a manager brought in watermelon for all employees.

‘Of course, he thought that was racist. He was like, ‘You’re doing that because of me.’ No, the general manager brought in watermelon for the entire news team. He’s like, ‘Nope, this is out for me. You guys are calling me out because I’m black.’ 

The Post reported that Flanagan once argued the convenience store chain 7-Eleven was racist because they served watermelon-flavored Slurpees.

“It’s not a coincidence, they’re racist,” Flanagan reportedly told Fair.

Jessica Albert, a former classmate of Parker’s at James Madison University who is black, was shocked by accusations that her late friend was a racist.

“When I took [my journalism] job, she recommended me,” Albert told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “She did that for me, so she’s definitely not a racist.”

Parker and Ward were killed while filming a story on tourism in the area Wednesday, interviewing Vicki Gardner of the local Chamber of Commerce. Gardner’s condition was upgraded to “good” Thursday. Flanagan was pursued in a brief motor vehicle chase by police before crashing his vehicle, shooting himself and dying a few hours later.

Do you think this case is indicative of why the U.S. needs to address mental health? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: In Just Seconds, Comedian Colin Quinn Perfectly Exposes Political Correctness

A new monologue by comedian Colin Quinn is captivating many home audiences following its Netflix premiere. The plain-spoken, occasionally vulgar New Yorker broke down the U.S. Constitution in language obviously relatable to many Americans.

In addition to strictly constitutional topics, Quinn ventured off into discussions of several social topics. One such segment resonated particularly well with those fed up with the proliferation of political correctness. “If you even mention ethnicity,” he said of an increasingly cautious nation, “your stomach feels tense.” He went on to say that even factual accounts are being sanitized to protect any potential offense. “If I told you a true story,” he hypothesized, “‘This Mexican guy came up to me…’ ‘Woah, woah. Why does this guy have to be Mexican in your true story? I don’t understand.’” Americans are being told that they must “speak in the most idealized, pasteurized, homogenized, color-blind” manner, culminating in contrived communication like:

This guy comes up to me. Could have been Mexican. I don’t know. I don’t care. I should’ve even – Central Amer… Hispan… Lati… . It was a man. All right, wait a minute. That was sexist. I don’t know if it was a man. It could’ve been a woman. It could’ve been an LGBT. A life form came up to me. Hold on. I’d like to start this story by apologizing. I’m obviously coming from a place of Western, entitled, unconscious, fraternalistic, fear of the other and non-heteronormative gender specific…

He went on to feign contrition with a rant that received enthusiastic applause. Though the audience appreciated his humor, however, Quinn concluded that “half the country” would hear it and think, “Now you understand.”

Do you agree with Quinn’s take on political correctness? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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