During his confirmation hearing, Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland gave us insight into his character by defending Kristen Clarke. Garland was asked about Clarke, Biden’s pick to serve as assistant attorney general for civil rights by Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee. Ethical concerns have circulated recently as to whether or not Clarke should be confirmed after a letter she co-authored to the Harvard Crimson in 1994 resurfaced.
The 1994 letter was a response to the controversial book “The Bell Curve” which suggests intelligence is linked to genetics and environmental factors. Clarke denounced the book, writing, “Black infants sit, stand, crawl and walk sooner than whites” and “Melanin endows Blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities.”
Senator Lee asked Garland, “Would an individual’s past statements as an adult declaring that one racial group is superior to another, would statements like that be relevant to an evaluation of whether such a person should be put in charge of running the Department of Justice’s civil rights division?”
Garland’s response vehemently defending Clarke instigated a heated exchange. “I’ve read, in the last few days, these allegations about Kristen Clarke, who I’ve also gotten to know, who I also trust, who I believe is a person of integrity, whose views about the civil rights division I have discussed with her and they are in line with my own…I have every reason to want her. She is an experienced former line prosecutor of hate crimes and we need somebody like that” he replied.
“The Muppet Show” Gets Warning Label from Disney+ Due to “Offensive Content”
If you tune in to old episodes of “The Muppet Show” on Disney+, you’ll now receive a woke warning prior to watching the show.
After making five seasons available for streaming on its service, Disney+ slapped a disclaimer onto each episode, warning viewers that the classic show features “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.”
The disclaimer continues, “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”
It continues, “Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.”
The New York Post reports:
It’s unstated precisely what Disney considers to be offensive on the show, but some characters depict Native American, Middle Eastern and Asian people.
And in season five, legendary country singer Johnny Cash is seen performing in front of a Confederate flag.
The warning will also appear before some iconic movies, including “Aristocats,” “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan,” and “Swiss Family Robinson.”
Disney was slammed on social media for the disclaimer by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) who pointed out the company’s hypocrisy:
“Disney is concerned that ‘The Muppet Show’ is offensive,” he wrote on Twitter.
“But filming where China runs concentration camps for Uighurs? Disney is okay with that.”
Disney is concerned that 'The Muppet Show' is offensive.
But filming where China runs concentration camps for Uighurs? Disney is okay with that. https://t.co/eoIA5xmgpW.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) February 21, 2021
For the full report, click HERE.
Staffer Resigns From Smith College Over 'Anti-Racist’ Programs
“Social Justice” initiatives have pushed one staffer to resign from Smith College in Massachusetts saying it “created a racially hostile environment.”
Whistleblower Jodi Shaw turned down a settlement from the college so she could speak out about the hostile work environment. Shaw is a white woman who describes herself as a lifelong liberal. Shaw wouldn’t normally name her race as a defining character, but says the “anti-racist” programs in the college that allegedly target white employees make race one of the most important features.
Shaw said Smith College, a small liberal arts school, increasingly pushed “trainings and programs grounded in Critical Social Justice,” which “posits a person’s immutable characteristics” such as race or gender “as more important than their individual character.”
Going further, Shaw said that her workplace subjects her to “additional scrutiny because of my skin color,” adding that she cannot work in a place in which “[her] personal feelings of discomfort under such scrutiny are not legitimate but instead are a manifestation of white supremacy.”
“This was an extremely difficult decision for me and comes at a deep personal cost. I make $45,000 a year; less than a year’s tuition for a Smith student. I was offered a settlement in exchange for my silence, but I turned it down. My need to tell the truth— and to be the kind of woman Smith taught me to be—makes it impossible for me to accept financial security at the expense of remaining silent about something I know is wrong. My children’s future, and indeed, our collective future as a free nation, depends on people having the courage to stand up to this dangerous and divisive ideology, no matter the cost,” Shaw concluded.
Shaw has been trying to get the message out about the school’s hostile work environment on Youtube. Hopefully more messages like Shaw’s get out in order to make a change so that students can go back to getting an education instead of indoctrination.