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 […]

CA high school accused of racism after misidentifying Muslim student as ‘Isis’ in yearbook

By Victor Skinner on Monday, May 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – A Muslim student misidentified as “Isis Phillips” in the Los Osos High School yearbook is alleging the motivation behind the mistake was racist. But the school’s yearbook staff pointed out that another student at the school is actually named “Isis Phillips” and the innocent mistake has nothing to do with the […]

School promises ‘progressive’ punishment if student returns with Confederate flag

By Victor Skinner on Friday, May 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

WARREN, Mich. – Warren Mott High School officials believe student Ryan Delicato’s Confederate flag is a distraction, so they suspended the 17-year-old when he defied orders to leave it at home. School officials suspended Delicato Thursday after he was warned the day before not to bring his Confederate flag to school, and he did it […]

Middle schoolers suspended for posing with Confederate flag

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Round Rock Independent School District officials contend student privacy rights prevent them from discussing why several students were suspended over a picture of them holding a Confederate flag. Ironically, parent Andy Birdwell told Fox 7 his 14-year-old son is one of seven students suspended at Round Rock Ridgeview Middle School for […]

Teacher under fire over unapproved middle school lesson on N-word

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

ROCKWALL, Texas – A Texas middle school teacher was placed on administrative leave after she gave students an unapproved lesson on the N-word that some found offensive. Utley Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Rebecca Cook recently handed out a 1997 article from the Chicago Reader to her students titled “The N-Word and How to […]

FBI investigates student’s art project featuring rainbow-colored nooses

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee college student is apologizing after she inadvertently offended gay and black students on campus with a rainbow noose art project on Monday. Officials at Austin Peay State University removed an unidentified student’s art project from campus Monday after complaints that the display was offensive to gay and black students, though […]

School erupts after student wears KKK costume for history presentation

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

SALEM, Wis. – A Wisconsin high school student’s presentation on crime in the 1920s is creating a social media firestorm after a picture of the student dressed in what appears to be a Klu Klux Klan outfit was posted online. “This morning, I became aware of a photo taken in an Honors English class, where […]

Profs rage after student arrested in Afro-American Studies class over ‘f*** the police’ campus graffiti

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

MADISON, Wis. – Officials with the University of Wisconsin at Madison are facing backlash from students and staff after university police arrested a student for anti-racist graffiti around campus. University police spent about six months searching for the person responsible for spray painting anti-racist remarks on school buildings and other areas of campus, and they […]

School accuses student of ‘racism’ over mask made out of newspaper

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

KATY, Texas – Cinco Ranch High School student Blake Alcede thought it would be funny to make a mask out of newspaper during a class assignment. School officials think he’s a racist because they contend the mask resembled a Klu Klux Klan hood, the Houston Chronicle reports. Alcede said he didn’t initially realize the racial […]

Thousands of teachers flock to ‘White Privilege Conference’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2,988 Comments

PHILADELPHIA – Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States.” The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way […]