Brown University students destroy American flags on campus

By Victor Skinner on Monday, November 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University officials are investigating after some students trashed small American flags that lined walkways along the university’s Main Green Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. Sophomore Nicholas Strada told the Brown Daily Herald he found several small flags snapped in half, and others pulled up and thrown in a pile, when […]

Teachers answer mandatory ‘White Privilege Survey’ in Colorado schools

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

AURORA, Colo. – The Cherry Creek School District is forcing employees to gauge their “white privilege” with a controversial survey, and many aren’t very happy about it. Several employees contacted The Denver Channel after district officials forced them to take a “White Privilege Survey” that tasks them with weighting 26 different statements – scoring statements […]

Georgia teacher fired after calling Michelle O a ‘poor gorilla’ on Facebook

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CUMMING, Ga. – A teacher’s aide in Forsyth County, Georgia was fired this week after she allegedly made racist comments about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook. Jane Wood Allen, a teacher’s aide at Chestatee Elementary School, was “relieved from duty” Monday after outraged locals contacted school officials about Allen repeatedly calling first lady Michelle […]

FL school confiscates ‘Trump 2016’ flag during ‘national pride’ day

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BRADENTON, Fla. – A Manatee High School officials confiscated a Confederate flag with “Trump 2016” emblazoned on it that a student brought to campus Wednesday to celebrate Spirit Week. Wednesday was “national pride” day for Manatee High School’s Spirit Week, and students were encouraged to wear a country’s flag, or to dress in traditional garb […]

American University investigates ‘racist’ rotten banana thrown at black girl in dorm

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials at The American University launched a full-scale investigation into an allegedly racist incident that involved a white student throwing a banana at a black student in Anderson dormitory. A black female student at the dorm reported the incident involved a white male student tossing a banana through her door around 1:30 […]

Kansas State erupts over clay facial mask ‘blackface’ Snapchat photo

By Victor Skinner on Monday, September 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University students are raging against former classmate Paige Shoemaker over an allegedly racist comment posted to Snapchat. Shoemaker, a sophomore this spring who did not enroll in the fall semester, posted a picture Tuesday morning with a friend posing with back facial masks and flashing gang signs, along with the […]

Students flying Trump, 13-star American flags at HS football game accused of ‘racism’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, September 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized 11 Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Some folks who attended a high school football game in Grand Rapids are crying racism after students displayed a Donald Trump banner and Betsy Ross flag during the “red, white and blue” theme night. “It’s all very obvious. You can’t deny overt, intentional racism and intimidation,” Grand Rapids resident Briana Urena-Ravelo, […]

Vanderbilt spends $1.2 million to scrub ‘Confederate’ from student dorm

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University plans to spend $1.2 million to scrub the inscription above a campus dorm because it contains the word “Confederate.” The university’s Confederate Memorial Hall – which has the title etched in stone above the entrance – was constructed with the help of a $50,000 donation from the United Daughters of […]

Student government leader rebuffs calls to resign over ‘All Lives Matter’ Facebook post

By Victor Skinner on Monday, July 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

HOUSTON – Shortly after a crazed gunman killed five police officers in Dallas in a racially motivated shooting, University of Houston student government vice president Rohini Sethi felt compelled to share her thoughts on Facebook. “Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter,” she following the July 7 shooting. The post was later deleted, but it sparked controversy, […]

School administrators defend hanging ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest banner in hallway

By Victor Skinner on Friday, July 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A picture of a Black Lives Matter banner hanging in Lexington’s Bryan Station High School is sparking backlash on social media, and the situation has district and school officials professing their support for the cause. The banner, erected in a public area by a student-run Black Lives Matter club, drew scorn from […]

Kansas school district mulls ban on ‘microaggressions’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, July 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Lawrence school officials decided to “hit the pause button” on a plan to include unintentional “microaggressions” in the district’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy amid public backlash. A policy committee began a review of the district’s discrimination and harassment policy after students submitted a petition to the school board in March calling for […]

School administrators see racism in 7th grader’s yearbook design

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized 11 Comments

SALEM, Ore. – When Judson Middle School seventh-grader Auzeen Seiffert entered her design for the school yearbook, she saw kids having fun in a lollipop wonderland with blue trees and candy cane lined pathways. Her classmates also liked her design – which Seiffert described as “two friends playing in a Candyland-like park” – and voted […]

Seattle U sit-in denounces curriculum including ‘dead white dudes’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

SEATTLE – Seattle University student Zeena Rivera is sick and tired of reading the classics by “dead white dudes.” “When am I going to start reading writers from China, from Africa, from South America?” the Filipino student groaned to The Seattle Times. “The only thing they’re teaching us is dead white dudes.” Rivera is among […]

Education professors push ‘white privilege’ training for all teachers

By Victor Skinner on Friday, May 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

NEW YORK – New teachers who treat students of all races the same have it all wrong, because that approach “perpetuates a systemic stratification in our schools, sustaining the achievement gap and perhaps inadvertently maintains long-standing control by the dominant culture,” according to a new study. Academics at Marywood University, The College of Saint Rose […]