June 3, 2018

Pirro to Kamala Harris: As a Woman Who’s Half African-American, You Should Understand the Role the KKK Played Through the Democratic Party

During her “Opening Statement” segment on Saturday, Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro hammered Sen. Kamala Harris for her claim in a congressional hearing that a perception exists that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is like the Ku Klux Klan.

Pirro castigated Harris for making that statement in a line of questioning to acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello and argued ICE should not be villainized for enforcing the laws on the books.

The “Justice” host argued the proper response for Harris would be to pass legislation in her capacity as a U.S. Senator if she were not satisfied by the laws ICE is mandated to enforce, and that ICE-KKK comparisons were unnecessary.

“Don’t gin up people into a frenzy suggesting ICE is like the KKK with images of burning crosses and lynchings of innocent African-Americans in ikening it to innocent Mexicans and Central Americans,” she said. “You of all people should understand the anger and hate that that conjures up. As a woman who is half African-American, you of all people should understand the history and the role of the KKK played through the Democrat Party. Let me see if I get this right: ICE should be eliminated because it scares people. People who have broken our laws to come here. Many have already exhibited violence along the way.”

She went on to say Harris’ “con” on the illegal immigration issue puts American citizens in jeopardy.

“What you are doing is planting seeds of fear, resistance and resentment against ICE among people who have no right to come here, who have already broken our laws to get here,” Pirro added. “And they’re scared? People should be afraid when they violate our laws. The people though who should be afraid are innocent Americans at risk in sanctuary cities and states where illegals who are also criminals are given safe haven. Your con puts those American citizens in jeopardy. How about having a dose of reality and not your perception nonsense? Take a look at these pictures. Kate Steinle, Mollie Tibbetts, Nisa Mickens, Kayla Cuevas and the scores of American citizens killed by illegals. Your perception of ICE as the KKK is pure insanity. This is America. The law is the law. Respect it. Honor it, fear it. Damn it, fear it. Any questions?

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April 27, 2018

North Carolina State Adds ‘Social Justice Education’ to Ph.D. Program

North Carolina State University announced this week that it will be adding a Ph.D. program specializing in Social Justice Education.

The new Ph.D. program will be launched at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the fall semester of 2019, and will seek to “prepare scholar-activists to lead in matters of social justice.”

“The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression by helping to foster and create equitable learning environments,” said Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, according to the university’s news release.

“Its core faculty will come from a variety of focus areas within the field of education,” states NCSU’s news release, “Their research focuses on social justice teacher education, multicultural education and literacy, education and immigration, and diversity and equity in schools and communities.”

The Ph.D. program is worth 60-credit hours, and will address the following:

  • Scholar activism
  • Ethnic-racial identity development
  • Equity in education and teacher education
  • Ethics in human resource development
  • Ethical/moral dimensions of school leadership
  • Student motivation and achievement
  • Culturally sensitive research approaches and methodologies

The program specialization page goes on to list several other areas of emphasis, including “Diversity and equity in schools and communities, Education and immigration, Multicultural education and literacy, and equity in STEM.”

A typical 60-credit hour program takes 2 years to complete.

“The University chooses to spend money on social justice programs instead of strengthening programs that have low unemployment rates after graduation,” NCSU Turning Point USA chapter president Conner Paszko told Breitbart News.

“They are teaching students a dangerously false ideology that divides people into only two categories — the oppressors and the oppressed.” Added Paszko.

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March 12, 2018

New York Times Jew-shames Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump

The New York Times took aim at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Saturday in a story citing them as symbols of division within the American Jewish community: “Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?”

The article, by Amy Chozick and Hannah Seligson, cites liberal critics of the Trump administration within the Jewish community who argue, effectively, that Kushner and Trump ought to be excommunicated for their roles at the White House.

The article also appears to blame the growth of the Lubavitch Chabad movement for the divisions in the Jewish community: “The growth of Chabad correlates with fierce divisions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a small but growing contingent of American Jews who prioritize Israel above any other political or social issue.”

It is not clear why the authors associate Chabad with divisions over Israel, as the movement has been growing rapidly for several decades, long before the advent of J Street and other left-wing Jewish organizations that oppose the Israeli government.

Ironically, the leader of chabad.org, the late Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, emphasized accepting all Jews, regardless of their political beliefs or their level of religious observance.

The article cites Kushner’s role in U.S. policy toward Israel, including the opening of the U.S. embassy in Israel, something every president since Bill Clinton had promised but failed to deliver — until President Donald Trump.

“That embrace [of Israel] has only exacerbated tensions with secular Jews who overwhelmingly vote Democratic and oppose Mr. Trump,” the authors write, inadvertently revealing the primary source of division in the community.

The article also cites left-wing Jews who allege that the president’s daughter — who converted Orthodox — and her Jewish son-in-law are a mere “fig leaf” for the antisemites who support the administration.

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