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From the Washington Post:

Portraits of Harvard Law School professors, with a black piece of tape covering the face of a black professor. (Harvard law student Elizabeth Tuttle)

Defacing of black Harvard professor portraits investigated as a hate crime

By Elahe Izadi November 19 at 5:47 PM

Portraits of Harvard Law School professors line the walls of Wasserstein Hall. But on Thursday morning, black tape covered the faces of African American professors’ images, prompting campus police to investigate the defacing as a hate crime, Harvard Law dean Martha Minow said in a statement.

“Expressions of hatred are abhorrent, whether they be directed at race, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, religion or any other targets of bigotry,” Minow said.

Student activists have called the incident “hateful retaliation” against black student activism, and it comes at a time when conversations about institutional racism on campuses have been thrust into the national spotlight. Earlier this month, the University of Missouri’s president resigned amid growing complaints, protests and boycotts over his handling of campus racism and bigotry.

… Harvard students circulated photos of the defaced portraits soon after the discovery, and while she was upset upon seeing the images, second-year student Michele Hall told The Washington Post: “I also wasn’t surprised. This is part and parcel of what is happening here at Harvard and also at other institutions across the country.”

Hall, who wrote about the law school incident on Blavity, called the defacing of the portraits “an act of bias and an act of hate meaning to show that we don’t belong, that black professors don’t belong here,” she said. “It’s part of a larger narrative of black students and students of color not belonging here and being excluded here.”

Dean Martha Minow said in an e-mail to the law school student body that she was “saddened and angered by this act,” the Boston Globe reported. A community campus meeting, already scheduled for Thursday, ended up centered on the incident and racism, Hall said.

Minow attended the meeting, where she acknowledged that racism is a “serious problem” at the law school and that “racism exists in America and in the United States and in Harvard and in Harvard Law School,” reported the Harvard Crimson, a campus newspaper.

“Here at [Harvard Law School], we are focused on efforts to improve our community, examining structures that may contribute to negative experiences of any members of our community, and pursuing opportunities where the School can both change and support change,” Minow said in a statement.

(Minow has a long, shameful history as an opponent of freedom of speech.)

I don’t know the facts about what really happened in this latest specific case, but …

A. There is a looooong history of “hate hoaxes” on campuses.

B. The financial markets are pretty high right now (Yale’s endowment, for instance, is $25.6 billion, up 11.5% in one year). So that attracts shakedown artists looking to intimidate wealthy universities into further subsidizing their rackets as the price of temporary peace. Thus, the Halloween Costume Crisis at Yale led to Yale’s president announcing a bunch of new jobs that otherwise unemployable #BlackLivesMatters activists like that cursing coed can timeserve in. From Education Dive:

Yale commits considerable resources to diversity initiatives
By Tara García Mathewson | November 19, 2015

In the wave of student unrest following successful demands for high-profile resignations at Mizzou, Yale is expanding its diversity initiatives and students at Occidental College are calling for their own presidential ouster.

While affirming the right to free speech, Yale President Peter Salovey announced a new center for scholarship around race, ethnicity, and other aspects of social identity, twice the funding for Yale’s four campus cultural centers, additional financial aid for low-income students, training for mental health professionals and the entire administration, and a five-year conference series on race, gender, inequality, and inclusion — among other initiatives.

In contrast, Harvard’s endowment is $37.6 billion, so if Yale can afford payoffs, then so can Harvard.

C. If this is a hoax, it’s not a “hate crime hoax,” it’s a genuine “hate crime” in which malefactors used fraudulent means to gin up racial hate against whites.

 
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  1. “C. If this is a hoax…”

    That’s a small “if”

    • Replies: @oh its just me
    @ziel

    it doesn't matter if it's a hoax or not- it will succeed. Every time these non-events occur and MSM goes into a frenzy about it, whether or not they are true, the 'protesters' get what they want.

  2. a new center for scholarship around race, ethnicity, and other aspects of social identity

    When did “around” become the favored preposition for this sort of usage? Why not scholarship on race, etc.?

    • Replies: @MC
    @Dave Pinsen

    It's more honest that way. Given how racial academics write, it's too much that their scholarship be "on" or "about" something, the best they can do is write around it.

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Dave Pinsen

    "When did “around” become the favored preposition for this sort of usage?"

    I remember in the 1980s when you could prove you were a Downtown Performance Artist by using "about" about everything. Lou Reed's wife was always saying things like My new installation is about rejection.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @Thomas Fuller
    @Dave Pinsen

    In Britain, that usage is a pretty sure sign that the speaker or writer is a leftist. It is especially common in the public sector and was first popularized, as far as I can tell, by the Great Weasel himself, Tony Blair, who always allows himself wriggle-room in whatever he says.

    The term also implies that the user has examined the matter in hand from all angles, implying that if you disagree your response is ill considered and ignorant, if not actively "bigoted".

    It's just another Cultural Marxist technique for manipulating language and subsequent thought: rather subtler than most, but equally scurrilous.

  3. • Replies: @Rob McX
    @phil

    By God, you're right. The second link doesn't show the hate crime tape, but here it is.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara

    , @Hunsdon
    @phil

    If you were paying Harvard tuition, you'd probably try to make your black tape go as far as possible, too.

    , @Dirk Dagger
    @phil

    The article by affirmative actioned Harvard Law student Michele Hall at Blavity is comedy gold!


    Their faces were slashed through, X-ing them out, marking them as maybe unwanted or maybe unworthy or maybe simply too antithetical to the legacy of white supremacy on which Harvard Law School has been built. Harvard Law School was, after all, founded with the money from the sale of over 100 Antiguan enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved) by the Royall family. To this day, the Royall family crest is the seal for Harvard Law School, and their legacy of white supremacy drips from every corner of the campus, like the blood of the 77 enslaved people murdered after a slave revolt on the Royall plantation. The defacing of the portraits of black professors this morning is a further reminder that white supremacy built this place, is the foundation of this place, and that we never have and still do not belong here. -- Michele Hall
     

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Harold, @Father O'Hara

  4. Out of curiosity, I wonder whether Dean Martha Minow is related in any way to Newton Minow, who gained fame during the JFK Administration by labeling television a “vast wasteland,” borrowing from the T.S. Eliot poem.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @tbraton

    Daughter.

    , @Ivy
    @tbraton

    Yes, Martha is the daughter of Newton, and the sister of shareholder activist Nell Minow.

  5. Old hate crimes: lynching, cross-burning.

    New hate crimes: potentially-offensive Halloween costumes, small pieces of tape on photos.

    No wonder activists are so upset over the upsurge in racism!

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @PapayaSF

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they're investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    Let's suppose, for the sake of the argument, that it is not a hoax, and that a white student placed the tape on the picture. If such an individual were to be found guilty, he would be sent to PRISON and his life ruined -- for putting a piece of TAPE on the picture of a mulatto.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren't that much different, are we? Land of the "free"??? Haaaaaah......

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @ren, @jesse helms think-alike, @NOTA

  6. It’s a hoax, obviously. Very likely a black perp, or outside chance of a super-moonbat white leftist. Anyone else would be too afraid of being lynched or persecuted. Blacks know they won’t get in trouble for hate crime hoaxes because Black Privilege.

    Most of the hoaxers are too dumb or nuts to know how much they undermine the Narrative by exposing Black Privilege.

  7. The generation of White Americans now in college witnessing the behavior of their Black-Lives-Matter schoolmates & sizing up their intellects will probably graduate quite sour on them.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jonathan Silber

    I read a lot of comments on various blogs and news sites and I'd say you 100% are correct.

    Joe Public is starting to get very frustrated.

    , @jJay
    @Jonathan Silber

    I have two step daughters, one who graduated from college last year, and the other will graduate this year.

    Though I read a lot right-wing Internet content and occasionally comment on topics, neither my wife nor I has ever talked politics, other than straight news, in front of them. Still, they know damned well that some of their college classmates are only there because of affirmative action policies that pushed some of their high school friends aside for a stint at the local community college.

    The cat's out the bag. Perhaps this is the reason behind this wave of protests and the call for more indoctrination for incoming non-POC freshmen.

    , @el topo
    @Jonathan Silber

    I recall when I was in college in the 80s/90s, black students were very separatist. They seemed to live, eat and socialize completely separately from white students, which I thought was odd because as a kid raised on 70s/80s TV I thought racism had been discredited and we were all supposed to get along.
    Apparently college has always been a source of anti-white black radicalization and not of fellow feeling between the races.

  8. C. If this is a hoax, it’s not a “hate crime hoax,” it’s a genuine “hate crime” in which malefactors used fraudulent means to gin up racial hate against whites.

    Well put.

  9. My GOD! These poor negroes! What the hell is going on! We have a BLACK Prez and its almost as if that’s somehow CAUSING more and more…RACISM! I demand safe spaces,diversity and multicultural,uhm,stuff…NOW!

    • Replies: @tbraton
    @Father O'Hara

    I don't know what is more pathetic, these semi-educated savages uttering their inarticulate demands that bear no relation to reality or the reaction of the highly-educated leaders of our institutions of "higher learning" who appear to swallow this crap whole. Actually, one of the best things Steve Sailer has posted imo was that video of the "champion" debate team from Towson U. a few months ago. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen the actual video. I guess these clowns won't be content until Blacks occupy more than 50% of the top institutions, much like they dominate the NBA. (Math not being one of their strong points.)

  10. Hall, who wrote about the law school incident on Blavity, called the defacing of the portraits “an act of bias and an act of hate meaning to show that we don’t belong, that black professors don’t belong here,” she said. “It’s part of a larger narrative of black students and students of color not belonging here and being excluded here.”

    And if the black/leftist perp is caught, who-whom-presto, the Narrative will become “it was performance art to highlight the enforced silence of da blak man at the hands of the so-called white man” or some such.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Svigor

    That's it - it's a win-win situation for them. Either way, Whitey gets screwed. If it was out in the ghetto, it would be hard for the hoaxer to make an excuse if they were discovered, but in a university environment there's always the "performance art" escape route.

    , @ogunsiron
    @Svigor

    "At least this incident got a national conversation started, a conversation that we'd never had until that point!"

  11. @tbraton
    Out of curiosity, I wonder whether Dean Martha Minow is related in any way to Newton Minow, who gained fame during the JFK Administration by labeling television a "vast wasteland," borrowing from the T.S. Eliot poem.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Ivy

    Daughter.

  12. @phil
    compare the tape

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12003868_1638318459759907_4081219209056098677_n.jpg?oh=f0d6c859b3c1f3b74cf3ddaf2681be50&oe=56AFC375

    http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3048969&mc=128&forum_id=2#29212868

    for context:

    http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3040826&mc=70&forum_id=2

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Hunsdon, @Dirk Dagger

    By God, you’re right. The second link doesn’t show the hate crime tape, but here it is.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @Rob McX

    Don't suppose it's a commentary on her attractiveness? Be that as it may,it's time for Whitey to get in on this. Start making HATE hoaxes against whites. Specially white and/or Asian females. Make references to,for ex.,Asian females' reluctance to grant sexual favors to the BLACK MAAAAAN!! A few threats about sexual racism not being tolerated anymore. And of course,targeting the Jews could be fun. Graffiti on the Hillel wailing wall? But as always DON'T GET CAUGHT! (Sound of the Riddler laughing...) Just kidding o course!

  13. What I find interesting is that I’ve been reading about various hate-crime hoaxes since the 1980s, with a big uptick in the past decade or so. Yet every time a “hate crime” occurs in the middle of a left-leaning environment, the long and well-documented history of hoaxes gets airbrushed out of mainstream media coverage.

    It reminds me of the liberal historical amnesia Steve always comments on, where the past 40 or 50 years seem to have disappeared down the memory hole and Bull Connor and his firehoses happened the day before yesterday, like during the 1990s or something. It’s only at nasty right-wing outlets where they bother to note, “hey, leftists have been staging these fake hate crimes for years.”

    But in mainstream media outlets, the default assumption is ALWAYS that these incidents are genuine, because, hey, it was only last week that they were holding huge KKK rallies in downtown Boston, right? Seriously though, at this point, shouldn’t it be the reverse — shouldn’t it be assumed, absent other evidence, that these incidents are probably fake, at least at a leftist stronghold like Harvard?

    You just know that if it was white Republicans pulling this stuff, it would never be reported without an extensive disclaimer.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Mr. Blank

    "But in mainstream media outlets, the default assumption is ALWAYS that these incidents are genuine, because, hey, it was only last week that they were holding huge KKK rallies in downtown Boston, right?"

    Last week someone falsely claimed that the KKK was marching through the streets of Portland, Oregon which is one of the most Left Wing cities in the world.

    What's next? Faux sightings of the KKK at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills?

  14. Being a law school graduate, I can *almost* promise you it has to do with someone’s feelings about her as a professor and actually nothing to do with race. However, I’m sure it’s a hoax.

    • Replies: @Stan D Mute
    @Anonymous


    Being a law school graduate, I can *almost* promise you it has to do with someone’s feelings about her as a professor and actually nothing to do with race. However, I’m sure it’s a hoax.
     
    And/or she's one of those black women who got there on her merits (not AA) and is a RUTHLESS grader. An AA student who earned a D is incensed that they didn't get a pass, that they can't blame racism, and so they pull this stunt trying to label the prof an Aunt Tom.

    I had a black woman prof like that. I think I had the only A and it was an A-. The Africans absolutely hated her more than anyone else in the school.
  15. @ziel
    "C. If this is a hoax..."

    That's a small "if"

    Replies: @oh its just me

    it doesn’t matter if it’s a hoax or not- it will succeed. Every time these non-events occur and MSM goes into a frenzy about it, whether or not they are true, the ‘protesters’ get what they want.

  16. The Yale Endowment is up 11% in 1 year when the stock market is almost unchanged since last year at this time. That’s pretty good investing. I wish I could do that.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Ttjy

    Do you have any extremely prestigious openings in your freshman class that important people with inside information might want for their children?

    No, forget I ever said that. Yale's secret is investing in timberland. Everybody knows that.

    Replies: @Percy Gryce

  17. @tbraton
    Out of curiosity, I wonder whether Dean Martha Minow is related in any way to Newton Minow, who gained fame during the JFK Administration by labeling television a "vast wasteland," borrowing from the T.S. Eliot poem.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Ivy

    Yes, Martha is the daughter of Newton, and the sister of shareholder activist Nell Minow.

  18. @Mr. Blank
    What I find interesting is that I've been reading about various hate-crime hoaxes since the 1980s, with a big uptick in the past decade or so. Yet every time a "hate crime" occurs in the middle of a left-leaning environment, the long and well-documented history of hoaxes gets airbrushed out of mainstream media coverage.

    It reminds me of the liberal historical amnesia Steve always comments on, where the past 40 or 50 years seem to have disappeared down the memory hole and Bull Connor and his firehoses happened the day before yesterday, like during the 1990s or something. It's only at nasty right-wing outlets where they bother to note, "hey, leftists have been staging these fake hate crimes for years."

    But in mainstream media outlets, the default assumption is ALWAYS that these incidents are genuine, because, hey, it was only last week that they were holding huge KKK rallies in downtown Boston, right? Seriously though, at this point, shouldn't it be the reverse -- shouldn't it be assumed, absent other evidence, that these incidents are probably fake, at least at a leftist stronghold like Harvard?

    You just know that if it was white Republicans pulling this stuff, it would never be reported without an extensive disclaimer.

    Replies: @Jefferson

    “But in mainstream media outlets, the default assumption is ALWAYS that these incidents are genuine, because, hey, it was only last week that they were holding huge KKK rallies in downtown Boston, right?”

    Last week someone falsely claimed that the KKK was marching through the streets of Portland, Oregon which is one of the most Left Wing cities in the world.

    What’s next? Faux sightings of the KKK at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills?

  19. I find it a bit hard to believe that they don’t have a pretty effective means of finding out who the perps are here. My guess would be that there are security cameras that would be very helpful, along with, perhaps, IDs used at entrances.

    Harvard is plenty close enough to bad neighborhoods in Cambridge that security can’t be lax, especially at night.

    There have also been some recent cases of “townies” raping students at Harvard, so in off hours security measures would be important.

  20. I don’t know if this latest thing at Harvard is a hoax. It might be.

    Strange thing is, I was thinking this morning while browsing iSteve: The fever started in Mizzou, then bounced over to Yale, then to Occidental, then to Dartmouth, then to Princeton — how long until the rest of the Ivies get involved? Looks like Harvard has finally gotten into the act. The rest can’t be far behind, although Columbia might get a bounce from Emma’s Mattress, and U Penn (Sabrina’s alma mater) could be really interesting since I think it is the least insulated of all the Ivies.

    I think we ought to create “safe spaces” for everyone of African American heritage. We will call them “End Zones” and in those spaces black people will be able to be themselves. However, to ensure that their antics do not disturb the mothers of 9 year olds who are, incidentally, rabid Tennessee Titans fans, we should also ensure that these “End Zones” are carefully screened with canvas on three sides to protect the sensibilities of all parties.

    Of course I’m kidding but I am still marveling at how AA’s have co-opted the notion of feminist “safe spaces”, not only validating same, but also underscoring that safe spaces reinforce the notion not only of racial but also sex (or is that sexual preference, gender, or sexual identity) segregation.
    Kind of mind boggling when you stop to think about it.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @SPMoore8

    "Strange thing is, I was thinking this morning while browsing iSteve: The fever started in Mizzou, then bounced over to Yale, then to Occidental, then to Dartmouth, then to Princeton — how long until the rest of the Ivies get involved?"

    How long until faux hate crimes reach the top of the food chain, I talking about The White House? I am surprised a Black cabinet member of the Hussein Obama administration has not yet "found" a poop swastika, black tape on their portrait, or a KKK flyer in their office.

    After all it is mostly middle class/upper class Blacks who commit faux hate crimes. The Black underclass on average are less likely to pull these types of stunts.

    Replies: @Stan D Mute

    , @Anonymous
    @SPMoore8

    Of course I’m kidding but I am still marveling at how AA’s have co-opted the notion of feminist “safe spaces”, not only validating same, but also underscoring that safe spaces reinforce the notion not only of racial but also sex (or is that sexual preference, gender, or sexual identity) segregation.
    Kind of mind boggling when you stop to think about it.


    I find it interesting that AA's are going for this passive "safe space" thing. It's a bit soft and effeminate, which I don't associate much with their culture- well, unless you're TNC.

    Replies: @Spmoore8

  21. The fact that leftists have to generate fake hate crimes to create the impression that racism is rampant in the 21st century is evidence that genuine and active anti-black (or whatever minority) intimidation is basically completely absent from our culture, whereas anti-white hatred is quite common and in the correct context openly celebrated.

    That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of white people out there who don’t really care for blacks and vice versa but 99.99% of the time they manage to have these feelings while leaving people alone, which is about all you can ask for in a civilized country.

  22. @Jonathan Silber
    The generation of White Americans now in college witnessing the behavior of their Black-Lives-Matter schoolmates & sizing up their intellects will probably graduate quite sour on them.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @jJay, @el topo

    I read a lot of comments on various blogs and news sites and I’d say you 100% are correct.

    Joe Public is starting to get very frustrated.

  23. @Ttjy
    The Yale Endowment is up 11% in 1 year when the stock market is almost unchanged since last year at this time. That's pretty good investing. I wish I could do that.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Do you have any extremely prestigious openings in your freshman class that important people with inside information might want for their children?

    No, forget I ever said that. Yale’s secret is investing in timberland. Everybody knows that.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    @Steve Sailer

    Isn't the answer a little more prosaic? Namely, that the Ivies are paying huge amounts to top money managers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/opinion/stop-universities-from-hoarding-money.html?_r=0

    Replies: @Barnard

  24. My first thought was that it was done by black activists to make some protest point about how black faculty are supposedly marginalized or made silent or something.

  25. Of the eight profs pictured only one is attractive.

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    @Dirk Dagger

    Her? Professor Jeannie Suk ’02 is the author of a memoir recently published in Korea. An expert in criminal law, family law, and the law of art, fashion, and the performing arts, Suk received the Pony Chung Innovation Award this year, given by the foundation established in memory of the late Hyundai Motor Co. founder.

    , @Father O'Hara
    @Dirk Dagger

    I assume you're referring to the guy in the bow tie?

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger

  26. I like Whiskey’s theory that Obama’s been orchestrating these things so he can run for VP next year. He’s an alumnus, so he probably had someone on the inside at Harvard Law do this for him.

    • Replies: @Big Bill
    @Anonymous

    When Obama attended HLS he stayed safely above the fray. There were similar black student stunts when he was on campus, but he did not lead them or pontificate. Any comments he did make were mealy-mouthed and semi-supportive.

    , @Rob McX
    @Anonymous

    Sounds implausible in any case, but w0uldn't he be disqualified from being VP after serving two terms as President, since being VP means the possibility of serving an unconstitutional third term?

  27. “Portraits of Harvard Law School professors line the walls of Wasserstein Hall. But on Thursday morning, black tape covered the faces of African American professors’ images, prompting campus police to investigate the defacing as a hate crime, Harvard Law dean Martha Minow said in a statement.”

    Clearly, Harvard Law School needs to atone for this outrage by renaming Wasserstein Hall after an African American lawyer. Thurgood Marshall for example. Or perhaps Johnny Cochran.

  28. Harvard thinks they have a big problem with tape on portraits, it could be worse:

    Louisville Metro Planning and Design manager warns staff to be vigilant against ‘mass quantities of boogers’ found in office.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    @Anonymous

    "Harvard thinks they have a big problem with tape on portraits, it could be worse:

    Louisville Metro Planning and Design manager warns staff to be vigilant against ‘mass quantities of boogers’ found in office."

    Are these boogers shaped like a swastika?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous

    "Metro Planning & Design Services manager Joe Reverman sent an email to department staff and administrators on Tuesday, calling attention to the little yellow terrors proliferating unchecked within their own office restroom, warning the pick-happy perpetrators of retribution, and advising everyone to be on the lookout for suspicious nostril activity.

    “We have recently discovered mass quantities of boogers on the two walls around the urinal in the 3rd floor men’s restroom,” wrote Reverman".

    "Mass quantities"? Not only is the Metro Planning & Design Services office staffed by nose-pickers, but its manager is apparently a Cone Head.

  29. From the WashPo’s comments:

    Steven:
    Hate to say it everyone but I happen to know that hate crime was caused by black law student have seen proof on unidentified smartphone of university employee who wishes not to get involved. Doesn’t dawn on you any one could have done this. Rght now the way everything has been going lately I hoped I’d never have to say this in my lifetime but I’ve lost faith in BLACK AMERICANS.

  30. @SPMoore8
    I don't know if this latest thing at Harvard is a hoax. It might be.

    Strange thing is, I was thinking this morning while browsing iSteve: The fever started in Mizzou, then bounced over to Yale, then to Occidental, then to Dartmouth, then to Princeton -- how long until the rest of the Ivies get involved? Looks like Harvard has finally gotten into the act. The rest can't be far behind, although Columbia might get a bounce from Emma's Mattress, and U Penn (Sabrina's alma mater) could be really interesting since I think it is the least insulated of all the Ivies.

    I think we ought to create "safe spaces" for everyone of African American heritage. We will call them "End Zones" and in those spaces black people will be able to be themselves. However, to ensure that their antics do not disturb the mothers of 9 year olds who are, incidentally, rabid Tennessee Titans fans, we should also ensure that these "End Zones" are carefully screened with canvas on three sides to protect the sensibilities of all parties.

    Of course I'm kidding but I am still marveling at how AA's have co-opted the notion of feminist "safe spaces", not only validating same, but also underscoring that safe spaces reinforce the notion not only of racial but also sex (or is that sexual preference, gender, or sexual identity) segregation.
    Kind of mind boggling when you stop to think about it.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Anonymous

    “Strange thing is, I was thinking this morning while browsing iSteve: The fever started in Mizzou, then bounced over to Yale, then to Occidental, then to Dartmouth, then to Princeton — how long until the rest of the Ivies get involved?”

    How long until faux hate crimes reach the top of the food chain, I talking about The White House? I am surprised a Black cabinet member of the Hussein Obama administration has not yet “found” a poop swastika, black tape on their portrait, or a KKK flyer in their office.

    After all it is mostly middle class/upper class Blacks who commit faux hate crimes. The Black underclass on average are less likely to pull these types of stunts.

    • Replies: @Stan D Mute
    @Jefferson


    After all it is mostly middle class/upper class Blacks who commit faux hate crimes. The Black underclass on average are less likely to pull these types of stunts.
     
    It is these middle/upper class Africans who must compete intellectually with whites, Jews, and Asians who are significantly more intelligent. So they must make the failure about "racism" rather than IQ disparity.
  31. Hoax in 5, 4, 3…….

  32. C. If this is a hoax, it’s not a “hate crime hoax,” it’s a genuine “hate crime” in which malefactors used fraudulent means to gin up racial hate against whites.

    There’s no such thing as a “fake hate crime”. Just real ones, in the other direction. I think I’ve made that comment at least a dozen times here.

    “It’s catching on!”, as R W Reagan would say.

  33. @phil
    compare the tape

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12003868_1638318459759907_4081219209056098677_n.jpg?oh=f0d6c859b3c1f3b74cf3ddaf2681be50&oe=56AFC375

    http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3048969&mc=128&forum_id=2#29212868

    for context:

    http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3040826&mc=70&forum_id=2

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Hunsdon, @Dirk Dagger

    If you were paying Harvard tuition, you’d probably try to make your black tape go as far as possible, too.

  34. @Svigor

    Hall, who wrote about the law school incident on Blavity, called the defacing of the portraits “an act of bias and an act of hate meaning to show that we don’t belong, that black professors don’t belong here,” she said. “It’s part of a larger narrative of black students and students of color not belonging here and being excluded here.”
     
    And if the black/leftist perp is caught, who-whom-presto, the Narrative will become "it was performance art to highlight the enforced silence of da blak man at the hands of the so-called white man" or some such.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @ogunsiron

    That’s it – it’s a win-win situation for them. Either way, Whitey gets screwed. If it was out in the ghetto, it would be hard for the hoaxer to make an excuse if they were discovered, but in a university environment there’s always the “performance art” escape route.

  35. @Dirk Dagger
    Of the eight profs pictured only one is attractive.

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Father O'Hara

    Her? Professor Jeannie Suk ’02 is the author of a memoir recently published in Korea. An expert in criminal law, family law, and the law of art, fashion, and the performing arts, Suk received the Pony Chung Innovation Award this year, given by the foundation established in memory of the late Hyundai Motor Co. founder.

  36. You know what these protests remind me of? Ukromaidan. Another movement filled with people demanding to get their way, whether legally or illegally, subversion of democracy while pretending to be in defense of it, attempts to remove lawful authority, probable false flags all around, and veiled threats of violence. After their victory, bans of political opposition and rising ethnonationalism, with nothing in the way of improvement for the people the protests were supposedly for.

  37. @Jonathan Silber
    The generation of White Americans now in college witnessing the behavior of their Black-Lives-Matter schoolmates & sizing up their intellects will probably graduate quite sour on them.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @jJay, @el topo

    I have two step daughters, one who graduated from college last year, and the other will graduate this year.

    Though I read a lot right-wing Internet content and occasionally comment on topics, neither my wife nor I has ever talked politics, other than straight news, in front of them. Still, they know damned well that some of their college classmates are only there because of affirmative action policies that pushed some of their high school friends aside for a stint at the local community college.

    The cat’s out the bag. Perhaps this is the reason behind this wave of protests and the call for more indoctrination for incoming non-POC freshmen.

  38. If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces? I realize that the standards for racists have fallen since the good old days, but is this REALLY the best (worst) that a racist could do in 2015? As a matter of fact, is this something that ANY (straight) man would do, black or white?

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    @Jack D


    If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces?
     
    Now this is where feces would come in. As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do. Of course if this hate crime at Harvard is a hoax, it might explain the kid gloves treatment involved with this defacement. Putting removable black strips of tape on a piece of glass is about as gentle as vandalism gets.

    PS. Speaking about vandalism, are we no longer going to be allowed to use that term? Or does an old, extinct European tribe not warrant our sympathy?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Nan

    , @Lot
    @Jack D


    If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces?
     
    They used the same non-damaging fabric tape used in a "art exhibit" that posted nasty things and blocked the coat of arms of Issac Royall, who left his estate to Harvard to start the Western Hemisphere's first law school.

    For a racist vandal, he is extremely thoughtful that his "damage" can be repaired completely in three minutes. BLM, by contrast, has taken to dumping paint on marble war monuments that costs thousands to remove and repair.
    , @Father O'Hara
    @Jack D

    A girl did it. Prob. one of those mixed race girls like the one at Yale.

    , @Harold
    @Jack D

    Oooh! I hate those black activists.
    Someone needs to teach those n-----s a lesson.
    But what?


    Aha! I have it!
    I will put small pieces of black tape over the portraits of the black professors.
    Muahahahahahaha! MuahahaHAHAHA!

  39. @Anonymous
    Harvard thinks they have a big problem with tape on portraits, it could be worse:

    Louisville Metro Planning and Design manager warns staff to be vigilant against ‘mass quantities of boogers’ found in office.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Mr. Anon

    “Harvard thinks they have a big problem with tape on portraits, it could be worse:

    Louisville Metro Planning and Design manager warns staff to be vigilant against ‘mass quantities of boogers’ found in office.”

    Are these boogers shaped like a swastika?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jefferson


    Are these boogers shaped like a swastika?

     

    Would that make them the work of neo-Snotzis?
  40. @phil
    compare the tape

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12003868_1638318459759907_4081219209056098677_n.jpg?oh=f0d6c859b3c1f3b74cf3ddaf2681be50&oe=56AFC375

    http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3048969&mc=128&forum_id=2#29212868

    for context:

    http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3040826&mc=70&forum_id=2

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Hunsdon, @Dirk Dagger

    The article by affirmative actioned Harvard Law student Michele Hall at Blavity is comedy gold!

    Their faces were slashed through, X-ing them out, marking them as maybe unwanted or maybe unworthy or maybe simply too antithetical to the legacy of white supremacy on which Harvard Law School has been built. Harvard Law School was, after all, founded with the money from the sale of over 100 Antiguan enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved) by the Royall family. To this day, the Royall family crest is the seal for Harvard Law School, and their legacy of white supremacy drips from every corner of the campus, like the blood of the 77 enslaved people murdered after a slave revolt on the Royall plantation. The defacing of the portraits of black professors this morning is a further reminder that white supremacy built this place, is the foundation of this place, and that we never have and still do not belong here. — Michele Hall

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    @Dirk Dagger

    Hmmmm ... that Michele Hall seems to know a lot about this incident ... and the Royall family, who were mentioned in the thingy that was also taped up with black tape ... you don't suppose ... never mind!

    , @Harold
    @Dirk Dagger


    enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved)
     
    That is a good point. It is about time we stopped using the word slave to describe a human being. Why should we identify them by the role forced onto them by the white man, as if that is all they amounted to. That is white supremacy.

    From now on I think we should always say enslaved black bodies.

    , @Father O'Hara
    @Dirk Dagger

    Read on another site that there is a Saudi big shot selling his "castrated" black bodied slave on FB. When informed,Teensie Coates fainted dead away...

  41. iSteveFan says:

    Minow attended the meeting, where she acknowledged that racism is a “serious problem” at the law school and that “racism exists in America and in the United States and in Harvard and in Harvard Law School,”

    And yet nonwhites keep coming. And American blacks aren’t leaving. In this day and age with virtually open borders, affordable air travel and more affluence, why are nonwhites including sub Saharan Africans specifically coming to the USA? Why are American blacks not emigrating?

  42. el topo [AKA "darryl revok"] says:
    @Jonathan Silber
    The generation of White Americans now in college witnessing the behavior of their Black-Lives-Matter schoolmates & sizing up their intellects will probably graduate quite sour on them.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @jJay, @el topo

    I recall when I was in college in the 80s/90s, black students were very separatist. They seemed to live, eat and socialize completely separately from white students, which I thought was odd because as a kid raised on 70s/80s TV I thought racism had been discredited and we were all supposed to get along.
    Apparently college has always been a source of anti-white black radicalization and not of fellow feeling between the races.

  43. Where is PC Principle when Black Lies Matter needs him?

  44. iSteveFan says:
    @Jack D
    If you were a REAL racist wouldn't you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces? I realize that the standards for racists have fallen since the good old days, but is this REALLY the best (worst) that a racist could do in 2015? As a matter of fact, is this something that ANY (straight) man would do, black or white?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Lot, @Father O'Hara, @Harold

    If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces?

    Now this is where feces would come in. As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do. Of course if this hate crime at Harvard is a hoax, it might explain the kid gloves treatment involved with this defacement. Putting removable black strips of tape on a piece of glass is about as gentle as vandalism gets.

    PS. Speaking about vandalism, are we no longer going to be allowed to use that term? Or does an old, extinct European tribe not warrant our sympathy?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @iSteveFan


    As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do
     
    Wouldn't there be enough biological evidence in fresh stool to identify the perpetrator? Blood, or skin cells, perhaps?

    Replies: @Spmoore8

    , @Nan
    @iSteveFan

    That would be both a microagression and cultural appropriation. /sarc

  45. Are there are data compiled on what proportion of these cases investigated and publicized turn out to be white on minority vandalism, hoaxes, or unsolved? Surely there’s a conservative Nate Silver out there who can provide a posterior probability that this is in fact a hoax.

    • Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist, @Percy Gryce
    @Anonymous


    Are there are data compiled on what proportion of these cases investigated and publicized turn out to be white on minority vandalism, hoaxes, or unsolved?
     
    Here's some raw data that I don't think I've seen referenced here at iSteve:

    http://www.fakehatecrimes.org
  46. anon • Disclaimer says:

    This “hate crime” looks like the kind of “hate crime” someone would do if they wanted to make it look like there was a “hate crime” without actually damaging anything.

    “Minow attended the meeting, where she acknowledged that racism is a ‘serious problem’ at the law school.”

    Oh, for Christ’s sake.

    • Agree: Harold
    • Replies: @Old fogey
    @anon

    If Harvard is such a ghastly place, why does Minow work there?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  47. @Jack D
    If you were a REAL racist wouldn't you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces? I realize that the standards for racists have fallen since the good old days, but is this REALLY the best (worst) that a racist could do in 2015? As a matter of fact, is this something that ANY (straight) man would do, black or white?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Lot, @Father O'Hara, @Harold

    If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces?

    They used the same non-damaging fabric tape used in a “art exhibit” that posted nasty things and blocked the coat of arms of Issac Royall, who left his estate to Harvard to start the Western Hemisphere’s first law school.

    For a racist vandal, he is extremely thoughtful that his “damage” can be repaired completely in three minutes. BLM, by contrast, has taken to dumping paint on marble war monuments that costs thousands to remove and repair.

  48. @Dave Pinsen

    a new center for scholarship around race, ethnicity, and other aspects of social identity
     
    When did "around" become the favored preposition for this sort of usage? Why not scholarship on race, etc.?

    Replies: @MC, @Steve Sailer, @Thomas Fuller

    It’s more honest that way. Given how racial academics write, it’s too much that their scholarship be “on” or “about” something, the best they can do is write around it.

  49. @Rob McX
    @phil

    By God, you're right. The second link doesn't show the hate crime tape, but here it is.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara

    Don’t suppose it’s a commentary on her attractiveness? Be that as it may,it’s time for Whitey to get in on this. Start making HATE hoaxes against whites. Specially white and/or Asian females. Make references to,for ex.,Asian females’ reluctance to grant sexual favors to the BLACK MAAAAAN!! A few threats about sexual racism not being tolerated anymore. And of course,targeting the Jews could be fun. Graffiti on the Hillel wailing wall? But as always DON’T GET CAUGHT! (Sound of the Riddler laughing…) Just kidding o course!

  50. @Jack D
    If you were a REAL racist wouldn't you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces? I realize that the standards for racists have fallen since the good old days, but is this REALLY the best (worst) that a racist could do in 2015? As a matter of fact, is this something that ANY (straight) man would do, black or white?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Lot, @Father O'Hara, @Harold

    A girl did it. Prob. one of those mixed race girls like the one at Yale.

  51. @PapayaSF
    Old hate crimes: lynching, cross-burning.

    New hate crimes: potentially-offensive Halloween costumes, small pieces of tape on photos.

    No wonder activists are so upset over the upsurge in racism!

    Replies: @Dr. X

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they’re investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    Let’s suppose, for the sake of the argument, that it is not a hoax, and that a white student placed the tape on the picture. If such an individual were to be found guilty, he would be sent to PRISON and his life ruined — for putting a piece of TAPE on the picture of a mulatto.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren’t that much different, are we? Land of the “free”??? Haaaaaah……

    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    @Dr. X

    To the SJW left, everything is a matter of symbols. They symbolically fight all the evil -isms by going after what they see as their symbolic expressions. E.g.: Confederate battle flags, nooses, cotton balls on a lawn, Halloween costumes, etc. Nothing that is actually dangerous, but little symbols and gestures that can make some people feel bad.

    It would be an interesting task to try to come up with the minimal symbolic action that would trigger SJW outrage. A white-out dot on a photo of a black? No, I want something even tinier and more ambiguous. A black dot? A tiny arrow pointing to the picture? A quantum of trolling.

    I realize it's juvenile in an "I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you!" annoying-kid way, but this stuff just cries out for mockery. Suggestions welcome.

    , @ren
    @Dr. X


    Hoax or not, the problem is that they’re investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.
     
    It is only a crime if they find a white perp. If some black guy did it, he will be offered "services" to help him cope with what pushed him to do such a thing.

    Replies: @anon

    , @jesse helms think-alike
    @Dr. X

    somewhere in The Gulag Archipelago Solzhenitsyn recounts multiple instances where Russians were sentenced to the Gulag and even executed for offenses such as lining birdcages or wrapping fish in old newspapers bearing the image of Stalin.

    , @NOTA
    @Dr. X

    I can't imagine anyone's going to jail for this. If the first protests were free speech, that one was, too.

    Replies: @Dr. X

  52. @Dirk Dagger
    Of the eight profs pictured only one is attractive.

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Father O'Hara

    I assume you’re referring to the guy in the bow tie?

    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    @Father O'Hara

    Yep! I think he's quite a tort-feasor in the bedroom ifyouknowwhatimean! The tie don't lie!

  53. Well done Phil. In one comment you did the work that 50 journalists sent to cover this hoax couldn’t.

  54. @Dr. X
    @PapayaSF

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they're investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    Let's suppose, for the sake of the argument, that it is not a hoax, and that a white student placed the tape on the picture. If such an individual were to be found guilty, he would be sent to PRISON and his life ruined -- for putting a piece of TAPE on the picture of a mulatto.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren't that much different, are we? Land of the "free"??? Haaaaaah......

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @ren, @jesse helms think-alike, @NOTA

    To the SJW left, everything is a matter of symbols. They symbolically fight all the evil -isms by going after what they see as their symbolic expressions. E.g.: Confederate battle flags, nooses, cotton balls on a lawn, Halloween costumes, etc. Nothing that is actually dangerous, but little symbols and gestures that can make some people feel bad.

    It would be an interesting task to try to come up with the minimal symbolic action that would trigger SJW outrage. A white-out dot on a photo of a black? No, I want something even tinier and more ambiguous. A black dot? A tiny arrow pointing to the picture? A quantum of trolling.

    I realize it’s juvenile in an “I’m not touching you! I’m not touching you!” annoying-kid way, but this stuff just cries out for mockery. Suggestions welcome.

  55. @Father O'Hara
    My GOD! These poor negroes! What the hell is going on! We have a BLACK Prez and its almost as if that's somehow CAUSING more and more...RACISM! I demand safe spaces,diversity and multicultural,uhm,stuff...NOW!

    Replies: @tbraton

    I don’t know what is more pathetic, these semi-educated savages uttering their inarticulate demands that bear no relation to reality or the reaction of the highly-educated leaders of our institutions of “higher learning” who appear to swallow this crap whole. Actually, one of the best things Steve Sailer has posted imo was that video of the “champion” debate team from Towson U. a few months ago. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen the actual video. I guess these clowns won’t be content until Blacks occupy more than 50% of the top institutions, much like they dominate the NBA. (Math not being one of their strong points.)

  56. The unraveling of the UVA rape hoax may have saved us from a similar wave of witch hunts and purges. It was a little easier to uncork the black mob hysteria than women but had it come to fruition it would have had a similar effect and had it coincided with Hillary’s campaign it might have help elect women President. It is still early in the game but we will see if the racial and sexual fires are still raging during the next election or if they have consumed all the fuel and burned out.

  57. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    I would claim that Black Lies Matter is just another Chancre on the American body politic, but unfortunately, they are not painless.

  58. @Jack D
    If you were a REAL racist wouldn't you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces? I realize that the standards for racists have fallen since the good old days, but is this REALLY the best (worst) that a racist could do in 2015? As a matter of fact, is this something that ANY (straight) man would do, black or white?

    Replies: @iSteveFan, @Lot, @Father O'Hara, @Harold

    Oooh! I hate those black activists.
    Someone needs to teach those n—–s a lesson.
    But what?


    Aha! I have it!
    I will put small pieces of black tape over the portraits of the black professors.
    Muahahahahahaha! MuahahaHAHAHA!

  59. @Dirk Dagger
    @phil

    The article by affirmative actioned Harvard Law student Michele Hall at Blavity is comedy gold!


    Their faces were slashed through, X-ing them out, marking them as maybe unwanted or maybe unworthy or maybe simply too antithetical to the legacy of white supremacy on which Harvard Law School has been built. Harvard Law School was, after all, founded with the money from the sale of over 100 Antiguan enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved) by the Royall family. To this day, the Royall family crest is the seal for Harvard Law School, and their legacy of white supremacy drips from every corner of the campus, like the blood of the 77 enslaved people murdered after a slave revolt on the Royall plantation. The defacing of the portraits of black professors this morning is a further reminder that white supremacy built this place, is the foundation of this place, and that we never have and still do not belong here. -- Michele Hall
     

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Harold, @Father O'Hara

    Hmmmm … that Michele Hall seems to know a lot about this incident … and the Royall family, who were mentioned in the thingy that was also taped up with black tape … you don’t suppose … never mind!

    • Agree: Harold
  60. @Father O'Hara
    @Dirk Dagger

    I assume you're referring to the guy in the bow tie?

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger

    Yep! I think he’s quite a tort-feasor in the bedroom ifyouknowwhatimean! The tie don’t lie!

  61. @Dirk Dagger
    @phil

    The article by affirmative actioned Harvard Law student Michele Hall at Blavity is comedy gold!


    Their faces were slashed through, X-ing them out, marking them as maybe unwanted or maybe unworthy or maybe simply too antithetical to the legacy of white supremacy on which Harvard Law School has been built. Harvard Law School was, after all, founded with the money from the sale of over 100 Antiguan enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved) by the Royall family. To this day, the Royall family crest is the seal for Harvard Law School, and their legacy of white supremacy drips from every corner of the campus, like the blood of the 77 enslaved people murdered after a slave revolt on the Royall plantation. The defacing of the portraits of black professors this morning is a further reminder that white supremacy built this place, is the foundation of this place, and that we never have and still do not belong here. -- Michele Hall
     

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Harold, @Father O'Hara

    enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved)

    That is a good point. It is about time we stopped using the word slave to describe a human being. Why should we identify them by the role forced onto them by the white man, as if that is all they amounted to. That is white supremacy.

    From now on I think we should always say enslaved black bodies.

  62. Speaking of grifts and shakedowns, I think I’ve finally refined my theory about the subterranean internal politics at Mizzou.

    Remember, my first theory was that black faculty weaponized the football players in order to get the admin to hire more black faculty.

    My second theory was that Melissa Clickbait, (after getting contradictory intel on what she does, I worked a few sources to find out that while she’s officially listed as grad J-school, she really teaches fluff communications/media courses, both on and off catalog, that are popular with … tah dah … scholarship student-athletes), was weaponizing the football players for whatever ideological cult cause she’s worried about these days.

    Those two are still valid possibilities, but I think they’re minor causes, compared to the major one I’m about to tell you.

    Tim Wolfe made only peanuts relative to college executives, $456,000. And that’s because, for one, he came to Mizzou from a non-academic background, and two, he was bought in to do budget cutting. And that’s the rub. He was never popular among faculty, precisely because they all feared getting too close to his budget knife.

    University professors may be a lot of thing, but most of them are highly intelligent, and this means that if they need to get something done, they know which buttons to push and how to work the system. Largely because they made the buttons and created the system.

    So, when Mizzou’s faculty wants to get rid of President Tim Wolfe’s threat of budget cuts, what’s the best way to run Wolfe out of Columbia in times like these? What’s the killer app of causes? That’s right — Race. Especially black. I’m also sure that one of the profs figured out that the Mizzou-BYU game in Kansas City that was under direct threat of cancellation due to the “players” strike was a financial choke point for the school’s athletic department. It was one of those negotiated home and home games versus a non-conference opponent; Mizzou will play at BYU in 2020. However, the game’s contract stipulated that if a school canceled, it had to pay the other school $1 million. Meanwhile, Mizzou made at least $4 million (probably more) b/c the game happened. Making 4m instead of paying 1m is a $5m turnaround, or rather, paying $1m instead of getting $4m is a net financial hole of $5m.

    I can easily see how one of the profs figured that out, figured that this was the game to use to hold the school hostage. So, through Melissa Clickbait, they weaponized the football players based on a bunch of racial hoaxes, non-troversies, nothing burgers and college man pranks, in order to whoop them up in a frenzy, to the point where, six days before the BYU game, they threatened to boycott.

    Wolfe really had no choice but to quit, because he was already juggling a lot of financial balls in the air, and the school losing $5 million would have been a killer.

    This was nothing more than a massive faculty wide Mutiny on the HMS Tiger, to get Wolfe and his budget knife out of town.

    And, to make sure that Mizzou has no more cash flow problems, the school has dropped a bunch of pretty pennies into the lap of a lobbying firm owned by a son of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and a brother of former Governor Matt Blunt to lobby the same people I lobby, Missouri state legislative Republicans, to make sure that this hoopla doesn’t get them POed enough such that they might do slight budget cuts to the school.

    • Replies: @tbraton
    @countenance

    "Tim Wolfe made only peanuts relative to college executives, $456,000. And that’s because, for one, he came to Mizzou from a non-academic background, and two, he was bought in to do budget cutting. And that’s the rub. He was never popular among faculty, precisely because they all feared getting too close to his budget knife."

    You obviously know a lot more than I about the U. of Missouri, but I would point out that Tim Wolfe succeeded Gary Forsee as President. The reason I am familiar with Gary Forsee is that he came to the U. of Missouri from Sprint Corp. (based in Kansas City) where he was CEO from 2004 to 2007 and negotiated the acquisition of Nextel Corp. I know this because I bought Sprint (originally FON but changed to S when Sears became part of Kmart) in 2002 and sold soon after the Nextel deal was announced. (I posted at the time on Sprint's Yahoo Finance message board that the deal sucked.) Forsee was named CEO of the year by Businessweek in 2004 when the Nextel acquisition was announced but later was called the "worst CEO" when the ramifications of the deal became clear, it became clear that Sprint had vastly overpaid for Nextel, Sprint had to write off the entire cost of the acquisition, and Sprint's stock price tanked. Forsee succeeded in boosting U. of Missouri's enrollment but apparently at the cost of greatly increasing its costs (it would be interesting to see when those fancy swimming pools were built). I believe one major reason for bringing in Wolfe was to cut costs and repair the damage done by Forsee, who resigned for his wife's health reasons after three years. Forsee apparently brought the same talents to the U. of Missouri which had previously enriched Sprint Corp.

    Replies: @countenance

    , @Mr. Anon
    @countenance

    An interesting theory. I read that the Mizzou coach makes $4 million a year. The moment the coach of the team sided with his players on the boycot threat, the University President should have fired him and revoked all the players scholarships and declared Mizzou a football-free institution for a year. Of course he would have been forced out, but he could have had some fun doing it.

    Those (mainly) white college football supporters don't seem to realize that by their unconditional support for "thier team" (it isn't really their team) they are undermining the well-being of their children and thier people. Football is as destructive to modern America as chariot-racing was to 6th century Byzantium.

  63. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @SPMoore8
    I don't know if this latest thing at Harvard is a hoax. It might be.

    Strange thing is, I was thinking this morning while browsing iSteve: The fever started in Mizzou, then bounced over to Yale, then to Occidental, then to Dartmouth, then to Princeton -- how long until the rest of the Ivies get involved? Looks like Harvard has finally gotten into the act. The rest can't be far behind, although Columbia might get a bounce from Emma's Mattress, and U Penn (Sabrina's alma mater) could be really interesting since I think it is the least insulated of all the Ivies.

    I think we ought to create "safe spaces" for everyone of African American heritage. We will call them "End Zones" and in those spaces black people will be able to be themselves. However, to ensure that their antics do not disturb the mothers of 9 year olds who are, incidentally, rabid Tennessee Titans fans, we should also ensure that these "End Zones" are carefully screened with canvas on three sides to protect the sensibilities of all parties.

    Of course I'm kidding but I am still marveling at how AA's have co-opted the notion of feminist "safe spaces", not only validating same, but also underscoring that safe spaces reinforce the notion not only of racial but also sex (or is that sexual preference, gender, or sexual identity) segregation.
    Kind of mind boggling when you stop to think about it.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Anonymous

    Of course I’m kidding but I am still marveling at how AA’s have co-opted the notion of feminist “safe spaces”, not only validating same, but also underscoring that safe spaces reinforce the notion not only of racial but also sex (or is that sexual preference, gender, or sexual identity) segregation.
    Kind of mind boggling when you stop to think about it.

    I find it interesting that AA’s are going for this passive “safe space” thing. It’s a bit soft and effeminate, which I don’t associate much with their culture- well, unless you’re TNC.

    • Replies: @Spmoore8
    @Anonymous

    Safe spaces may be effeminate and passive aggressive, but .....

    Fact is, the history of ghettos of any kind, or camps, or transfers, or expulsions, etc. always has two justifications: one, that this or that group "deserves" it, and two, that these policies will ultimately protect the group from mob violence from the outside.

    In this way the demand for safe spaces is in fact not only a repudiation of integration but even coeducation. Both women and AA's are basically saying, we cannot compete safely or successfully against white men.

    Replies: @Big Bill

  64. @Anonymous
    Are there are data compiled on what proportion of these cases investigated and publicized turn out to be white on minority vandalism, hoaxes, or unsolved? Surely there's a conservative Nate Silver out there who can provide a posterior probability that this is in fact a hoax.

    Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist, @Percy Gryce

  65. Tape???? Mere tape? You’re kidding me, right?

    Any self respecting white person would have used feces; everyone knows that. Preferably canine, of the seeing eye dog variety. Let’s get with the program here.

  66. @anon
    This "hate crime" looks like the kind of "hate crime" someone would do if they wanted to make it look like there was a "hate crime" without actually damaging anything.

    "Minow attended the meeting, where she acknowledged that racism is a 'serious problem' at the law school."

    Oh, for Christ's sake.

    Replies: @Old fogey

    If Harvard is such a ghastly place, why does Minow work there?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Old fogey



    If Harvard is such a ghastly place, why does Minow work there?

     

    For the same reason Sandra Fluke works at Georgetown.
  67. @Jefferson
    @Anonymous

    "Harvard thinks they have a big problem with tape on portraits, it could be worse:

    Louisville Metro Planning and Design manager warns staff to be vigilant against ‘mass quantities of boogers’ found in office."

    Are these boogers shaped like a swastika?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Are these boogers shaped like a swastika?

    Would that make them the work of neo-Snotzis?

  68. @Anonymous
    Are there are data compiled on what proportion of these cases investigated and publicized turn out to be white on minority vandalism, hoaxes, or unsolved? Surely there's a conservative Nate Silver out there who can provide a posterior probability that this is in fact a hoax.

    Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist, @Percy Gryce

    Are there are data compiled on what proportion of these cases investigated and publicized turn out to be white on minority vandalism, hoaxes, or unsolved?

    Here’s some raw data that I don’t think I’ve seen referenced here at iSteve:

    http://www.fakehatecrimes.org

  69. @Steve Sailer
    @Ttjy

    Do you have any extremely prestigious openings in your freshman class that important people with inside information might want for their children?

    No, forget I ever said that. Yale's secret is investing in timberland. Everybody knows that.

    Replies: @Percy Gryce

    Isn’t the answer a little more prosaic? Namely, that the Ivies are paying huge amounts to top money managers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/opinion/stop-universities-from-hoarding-money.html?_r=0

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Percy Gryce

    I don't think they regularly beat the market by 11%. Why bother working for an Ivy League school then, just invest for yourself.

  70. @iSteveFan
    @Jack D


    If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces?
     
    Now this is where feces would come in. As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do. Of course if this hate crime at Harvard is a hoax, it might explain the kid gloves treatment involved with this defacement. Putting removable black strips of tape on a piece of glass is about as gentle as vandalism gets.

    PS. Speaking about vandalism, are we no longer going to be allowed to use that term? Or does an old, extinct European tribe not warrant our sympathy?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Nan

    As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do

    Wouldn’t there be enough biological evidence in fresh stool to identify the perpetrator? Blood, or skin cells, perhaps?

    • Replies: @Spmoore8
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Stoolie Emerges in Mizzou Feces Case" -- is the headline I am waiting for.

    Of course the accusation that a white person was responsible for the fecal swastika is a smear.

    Replies: @Thomas Fuller, @Father O'Hara

  71. C. If this is a hoax, it’s not a “hate crime hoax,” it’s a genuine “hate crime” in which malefactors used fraudulent means to gin up racial hate against whites.

    I made this point a couple years ago, and it seems obvious to me that so-called hate crime hoaxes are aggression against whites/males/”the patriarchy”. However, perjury has been legitimized by process of desuetude in recent years for certain tender segments of our population. Hence one can blame the moral cretins known as lawyers for taking the teeth out of perjury laws so as to more easily pillage the “privileged,” i.e. chump husbands, honest business owners, physicians, etc.

    But rather than crafting a defense for Harvard, which the school doesn’t in the least deserve, I’d suggest that this is just deserts. I’d like to see a black these days try to pull this kind of crap in a real man’s industry and get away with it. We peasants, you see, are on to the game. It’s high time the elites started paying for their little monster muppet creations, and paying billions. Far be it from me to stand in the way of “social justice.” If it were up to me, and tens of millions of Americans too, the pampered pit bulls of our elite class would have their muzzles removed and be turned loose upon their masters.

  72. My candidate for the perp of the ‘race crime’ is the prof whose face has been covered. Has anyone looked her up on Rate Your Professors? She might have provoked some interesting remarks there.

  73. @Reg Cæsar
    @iSteveFan


    As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do
     
    Wouldn't there be enough biological evidence in fresh stool to identify the perpetrator? Blood, or skin cells, perhaps?

    Replies: @Spmoore8

    “Stoolie Emerges in Mizzou Feces Case” — is the headline I am waiting for.

    Of course the accusation that a white person was responsible for the fecal swastika is a smear.

    • Replies: @Thomas Fuller
    @Spmoore8


    a smear
     
    No comment.
    , @Father O'Hara
    @Spmoore8

    The Missouri chief cop was adamant that justice would be done:"We will not rest" he vowed,"until we find this ASSHOLE!" His plan? Flush him out!

  74. @Anonymous
    @SPMoore8

    Of course I’m kidding but I am still marveling at how AA’s have co-opted the notion of feminist “safe spaces”, not only validating same, but also underscoring that safe spaces reinforce the notion not only of racial but also sex (or is that sexual preference, gender, or sexual identity) segregation.
    Kind of mind boggling when you stop to think about it.


    I find it interesting that AA's are going for this passive "safe space" thing. It's a bit soft and effeminate, which I don't associate much with their culture- well, unless you're TNC.

    Replies: @Spmoore8

    Safe spaces may be effeminate and passive aggressive, but …..

    Fact is, the history of ghettos of any kind, or camps, or transfers, or expulsions, etc. always has two justifications: one, that this or that group “deserves” it, and two, that these policies will ultimately protect the group from mob violence from the outside.

    In this way the demand for safe spaces is in fact not only a repudiation of integration but even coeducation. Both women and AA’s are basically saying, we cannot compete safely or successfully against white men.

    • Replies: @Big Bill
    @Spmoore8


    “Expressions of hatred are abhorrent, whether they be directed at race, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, religion or any other targets of bigotry,” Minow said.
     
    Minow isn't stupid. This is a canned, generic response. She knows that the tape is likely as not a black stunt and doesn't want to look like a chump when the truth comes out.
  75. @Dr. X
    @PapayaSF

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they're investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    Let's suppose, for the sake of the argument, that it is not a hoax, and that a white student placed the tape on the picture. If such an individual were to be found guilty, he would be sent to PRISON and his life ruined -- for putting a piece of TAPE on the picture of a mulatto.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren't that much different, are we? Land of the "free"??? Haaaaaah......

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @ren, @jesse helms think-alike, @NOTA

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they’re investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    It is only a crime if they find a white perp. If some black guy did it, he will be offered “services” to help him cope with what pushed him to do such a thing.

    • Replies: @anon
    @ren

    If some black guy did it, he will be offered “services” to help him cope with what pushed him to do such a thing.


    If some black guy did it, all he has to do is just say that he was making some kind of statement, like how the professors' blackness has marked them and prevented them from full participation in the university or something. Then he'll get to be a guest speaker.

  76. @Dr. X
    @PapayaSF

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they're investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    Let's suppose, for the sake of the argument, that it is not a hoax, and that a white student placed the tape on the picture. If such an individual were to be found guilty, he would be sent to PRISON and his life ruined -- for putting a piece of TAPE on the picture of a mulatto.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren't that much different, are we? Land of the "free"??? Haaaaaah......

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @ren, @jesse helms think-alike, @NOTA

    somewhere in The Gulag Archipelago Solzhenitsyn recounts multiple instances where Russians were sentenced to the Gulag and even executed for offenses such as lining birdcages or wrapping fish in old newspapers bearing the image of Stalin.

  77. Portraits of Harvard Law School professors line the walls of Wasserstein Hall. But on Thursday morning, black tape covered the faces of African American professors’ images, prompting campus police to investigate the defacing as a hate crime, Harvard Law dean Martha Minow said in a statement.

    “Expressions of hatred are abhorrent, whether they be directed at race, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, religion or any other targets of bigotry,” Minow said.

    Student activists have called the incident “hateful retaliation” against black student activism….

    Why isn’t the “black student activism” “hateful” and a “hate crime”?

    Why isn’ t the defacing of the pictures “core” First Amendment activity that trumps any state statutes? The central government gives Blacks privileges and immunities that effectively make Blacks government proteges and agents.

    How can that action possibly qualify as a hate crime under the definition in Massachusetts?

    ”Hate crime”, any criminal act coupled with overt actions motivated by bigotry and bias including, but not limited to, a threatened, attempted or completed overt act motivated at least in part by racial, religious, ethnic, handicap, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation prejudice, or which otherwise deprives another person of his constitutional rights by threats, intimidation or coercion, or which seek to interfere with or disrupt a person’s exercise of constitutional rights through harassment or intimidation. Hate crime shall also include, but not be limited to, acts that constitute violations of sections thirty-seven and thirty-nine of chapter two hundred and sixty-five, section one hundred and twenty-seven A of chapter two hundred and sixty-six and chapter two hundred and seventy-two.

    At least that statute is close. A couple years ago Missouri tried to prosecute someone for a “hate crime” for dropping cotton balls on the Mizzou campus. The “hate crime” statute required the crime to be motivated by the victim’s race. The victim was not a natural person, obviously, but the government still tried to railroad the kid under an obviously inapplicable statute.

  78. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @ren
    @Dr. X


    Hoax or not, the problem is that they’re investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.
     
    It is only a crime if they find a white perp. If some black guy did it, he will be offered "services" to help him cope with what pushed him to do such a thing.

    Replies: @anon

    If some black guy did it, he will be offered “services” to help him cope with what pushed him to do such a thing.

    If some black guy did it, all he has to do is just say that he was making some kind of statement, like how the professors’ blackness has marked them and prevented them from full participation in the university or something. Then he’ll get to be a guest speaker.

  79. @Svigor

    Hall, who wrote about the law school incident on Blavity, called the defacing of the portraits “an act of bias and an act of hate meaning to show that we don’t belong, that black professors don’t belong here,” she said. “It’s part of a larger narrative of black students and students of color not belonging here and being excluded here.”
     
    And if the black/leftist perp is caught, who-whom-presto, the Narrative will become "it was performance art to highlight the enforced silence of da blak man at the hands of the so-called white man" or some such.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @ogunsiron

    “At least this incident got a national conversation started, a conversation that we’d never had until that point!”

  80. (Minow has a long, shameful history as an opponent of freedom of speech.)

    I googled her. Wow, scrawny and ugly.

  81. @Anonymous
    I like Whiskey's theory that Obama's been orchestrating these things so he can run for VP next year. He's an alumnus, so he probably had someone on the inside at Harvard Law do this for him.

    Replies: @Big Bill, @Rob McX

    When Obama attended HLS he stayed safely above the fray. There were similar black student stunts when he was on campus, but he did not lead them or pontificate. Any comments he did make were mealy-mouthed and semi-supportive.

  82. @Spmoore8
    @Anonymous

    Safe spaces may be effeminate and passive aggressive, but .....

    Fact is, the history of ghettos of any kind, or camps, or transfers, or expulsions, etc. always has two justifications: one, that this or that group "deserves" it, and two, that these policies will ultimately protect the group from mob violence from the outside.

    In this way the demand for safe spaces is in fact not only a repudiation of integration but even coeducation. Both women and AA's are basically saying, we cannot compete safely or successfully against white men.

    Replies: @Big Bill

    “Expressions of hatred are abhorrent, whether they be directed at race, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, religion or any other targets of bigotry,” Minow said.

    Minow isn’t stupid. This is a canned, generic response. She knows that the tape is likely as not a black stunt and doesn’t want to look like a chump when the truth comes out.

  83. @Dave Pinsen

    a new center for scholarship around race, ethnicity, and other aspects of social identity
     
    When did "around" become the favored preposition for this sort of usage? Why not scholarship on race, etc.?

    Replies: @MC, @Steve Sailer, @Thomas Fuller

    “When did “around” become the favored preposition for this sort of usage?”

    I remember in the 1980s when you could prove you were a Downtown Performance Artist by using “about” about everything. Lou Reed’s wife was always saying things like My new installation is about rejection.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Steve Sailer

    "Around" and "About" are also vague in those contexts. As a lot of the pretentious lefty, artsy crowd are actually rather lazy and not very bright, using words like that are easy for them. It relieves them of the burden of thinking clearly about things.

  84. @Dave Pinsen

    a new center for scholarship around race, ethnicity, and other aspects of social identity
     
    When did "around" become the favored preposition for this sort of usage? Why not scholarship on race, etc.?

    Replies: @MC, @Steve Sailer, @Thomas Fuller

    In Britain, that usage is a pretty sure sign that the speaker or writer is a leftist. It is especially common in the public sector and was first popularized, as far as I can tell, by the Great Weasel himself, Tony Blair, who always allows himself wriggle-room in whatever he says.

    The term also implies that the user has examined the matter in hand from all angles, implying that if you disagree your response is ill considered and ignorant, if not actively “bigoted”.

    It’s just another Cultural Marxist technique for manipulating language and subsequent thought: rather subtler than most, but equally scurrilous.

  85. @Spmoore8
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Stoolie Emerges in Mizzou Feces Case" -- is the headline I am waiting for.

    Of course the accusation that a white person was responsible for the fecal swastika is a smear.

    Replies: @Thomas Fuller, @Father O'Hara

    a smear

    No comment.

  86. These black “students” hollering about “racism” better hope that Jews don’t make up a sizable group in the law school, otherwise, they’ll set themselves up to be accused of “anti-Semitism”. In a Cultural Marxist pecking order fight I believe they would be rendered second class students.

    • Replies: @shk12344
    @Sertorius

    No, no. Blacks rank higher than Jews. But thing that Jews have over Blacks is that they fund all the the left wing group including all the black ones. Most learn to keep their anti-Jewish feeling to themselves (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc....)

  87. @Sertorius
    These black "students" hollering about "racism" better hope that Jews don't make up a sizable group in the law school, otherwise, they'll set themselves up to be accused of "anti-Semitism". In a Cultural Marxist pecking order fight I believe they would be rendered second class students.

    Replies: @shk12344

    No, no. Blacks rank higher than Jews. But thing that Jews have over Blacks is that they fund all the the left wing group including all the black ones. Most learn to keep their anti-Jewish feeling to themselves (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc….)

  88. American schools should adopt the Israeli “Shorashim” (Roots) program. Here, each year high school students travel to Poland to see the places where their grand-grandfathers came from, and hopefully, become better Jews. The Sepharadi travel to Morocco. It would do a lot of eye-opening good to those African-American kids of Yale to tour Ghana, Nigeria and the coastal slaving castles.

    In Africa they could experience first hand what real “safe place” means, there being no racist American Whites around to menace them. Since native Africans never heard of racist hate, our visiting students may be robbed, molested, raped, etc. in a totally race-free environment. Yale could be the first to organize and finance these roots tours in Africa.

    And unlike the gloomy frozen swamps of the Pripet, Africa is hot, colorful, exuberant, fertile. The natives are happy and friendly. Music is everywhere. It is worth visiting.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @J


    In Africa they could experience first hand what real “safe place” means, there being no racist American Whites around to menace them. Since native Africans never heard of racist hate, our visiting students may be robbed, molested, raped, etc. in a totally race-free environment. Yale could be the first to organize and finance these roots tours in Africa.
     
    Good suggestion J.

    Yours is point making and educational, but that's my answer to requests for "reparations". I'm willing to see say $50000 of my tax dollars go to any young fertile African-American, willing to go *permanently* back to Africa. They just have to renounce their citizenship, give up their passport once they arrive and let's hand 'em a check. $50000 can go a long way in Africa and the evil white man is not around to oppress them. Win-win.
    , @Brutusale
    @J

    Yeah, well, a suburban Boston kid in Israel for his gap year is having his funeral tomorrow after investigating his roots.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2015/11/funeral_in_sharon_tomorrow_for_teen_slain_in_israel_attack

  89. While in the military, I defaced the picture of the Commander-in-Chief that hung outside the Captain’s office. Should I have been hung or shot?

    • Replies: @EriK
    @Discard

    hanged

  90. @Dirk Dagger
    @phil

    The article by affirmative actioned Harvard Law student Michele Hall at Blavity is comedy gold!


    Their faces were slashed through, X-ing them out, marking them as maybe unwanted or maybe unworthy or maybe simply too antithetical to the legacy of white supremacy on which Harvard Law School has been built. Harvard Law School was, after all, founded with the money from the sale of over 100 Antiguan enslaved people (because they were not slaves but people who were brutally and inhumanely enslaved) by the Royall family. To this day, the Royall family crest is the seal for Harvard Law School, and their legacy of white supremacy drips from every corner of the campus, like the blood of the 77 enslaved people murdered after a slave revolt on the Royall plantation. The defacing of the portraits of black professors this morning is a further reminder that white supremacy built this place, is the foundation of this place, and that we never have and still do not belong here. -- Michele Hall
     

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Harold, @Father O'Hara

    Read on another site that there is a Saudi big shot selling his “castrated” black bodied slave on FB. When informed,Teensie Coates fainted dead away…

  91. @Spmoore8
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Stoolie Emerges in Mizzou Feces Case" -- is the headline I am waiting for.

    Of course the accusation that a white person was responsible for the fecal swastika is a smear.

    Replies: @Thomas Fuller, @Father O'Hara

    The Missouri chief cop was adamant that justice would be done:”We will not rest” he vowed,”until we find this ASSHOLE!” His plan? Flush him out!

    • Agree: SPMoore8
  92. @Dr. X
    @PapayaSF

    Hoax or not, the problem is that they're investigating an incident as minor as this as a CRIME, not a harmless prank to be ignored and forgotten about.

    Let's suppose, for the sake of the argument, that it is not a hoax, and that a white student placed the tape on the picture. If such an individual were to be found guilty, he would be sent to PRISON and his life ruined -- for putting a piece of TAPE on the picture of a mulatto.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren't that much different, are we? Land of the "free"??? Haaaaaah......

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @ren, @jesse helms think-alike, @NOTA

    I can’t imagine anyone’s going to jail for this. If the first protests were free speech, that one was, too.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @NOTA

    Well, the Federal government -- yes, the FEDS -- sentenced some kid to PRISON for putting a rope around the neck of a STATUE of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi just recently.... so, yeah, if you're white, they'll actually make you do time for offending negro sensibilities and violating the dogma of the Diversity Cult.

  93. we’ll see what happened, but to me it seemed like a pretty clear act of intolerance, racism.”

    Oh, he’s got that part right.

    But that’s my job, NYT reporters: at least I’ll read your articles carefully and spell out your cries for help.

    Effing hilarious Steve.

    While activists on Facebook and Twitter are quickly denouncing the tape as a sign of the hate that lurks beneath the surface at Harvard, the possibility must be considered that the hate crime is a hoax or false flag. Bogus hate crimes have occurred with some frequency on college campuses.

    Great job, Blake Neff; they’re false flag hate crimes, not hate crime hoaxes. Perfect term for it, because as Steve wrote yesterday, these false flag hate crimes are real hate crimes (as real as prank hate crimes get, anyway) intended to stir up hatred against whites.

    I like Whiskey’s theory that Obama’s been orchestrating these things so he can run for VP next year. He’s an alumnus, so he probably had someone on the inside at Harvard Law do this for him.

    Stick with “Anonymous,” it suits anyone who likes Whiskey’s harebrained theories. Consider that this “theory” involves a lazy black guy defying political convention to seek more work, at a point in his career when politicians normally start receiving The Big Payola (bribes (in Obama’s case, record-setting ones) deferred until out of office).

    PS. Speaking about vandalism, are we no longer going to be allowed to use that term? Or does an old, extinct European tribe not warrant our sympathy?

    Villain, hooligan, barbarian, thug, hun, and chintzy are, similarly, all ethnic slurs. I’m sure there are several others I’m forgetting.

    How, pray tell is that any different from the Soviet Union? If someone had defaced a portrait of Stalin in 1937, of course we know he would have been sent to gulag. Well, in America 2015, we really aren’t that much different, are we? Land of the “free”??? Haaaaaah……

    Indeed.

    Isn’t the answer a little more prosaic? Namely, that the Ivies are paying huge amounts to top money managers:

    The reality is probably a little less naive: it’s both.

  94. @Discard
    While in the military, I defaced the picture of the Commander-in-Chief that hung outside the Captain's office. Should I have been hung or shot?

    Replies: @EriK

    hanged

  95. @countenance
    Speaking of grifts and shakedowns, I think I've finally refined my theory about the subterranean internal politics at Mizzou.

    Remember, my first theory was that black faculty weaponized the football players in order to get the admin to hire more black faculty.

    My second theory was that Melissa Clickbait, (after getting contradictory intel on what she does, I worked a few sources to find out that while she's officially listed as grad J-school, she really teaches fluff communications/media courses, both on and off catalog, that are popular with ... tah dah ... scholarship student-athletes), was weaponizing the football players for whatever ideological cult cause she's worried about these days.

    Those two are still valid possibilities, but I think they're minor causes, compared to the major one I'm about to tell you.

    Tim Wolfe made only peanuts relative to college executives, $456,000. And that's because, for one, he came to Mizzou from a non-academic background, and two, he was bought in to do budget cutting. And that's the rub. He was never popular among faculty, precisely because they all feared getting too close to his budget knife.

    University professors may be a lot of thing, but most of them are highly intelligent, and this means that if they need to get something done, they know which buttons to push and how to work the system. Largely because they made the buttons and created the system.

    So, when Mizzou's faculty wants to get rid of President Tim Wolfe's threat of budget cuts, what's the best way to run Wolfe out of Columbia in times like these? What's the killer app of causes? That's right -- Race. Especially black. I'm also sure that one of the profs figured out that the Mizzou-BYU game in Kansas City that was under direct threat of cancellation due to the "players" strike was a financial choke point for the school's athletic department. It was one of those negotiated home and home games versus a non-conference opponent; Mizzou will play at BYU in 2020. However, the game's contract stipulated that if a school canceled, it had to pay the other school $1 million. Meanwhile, Mizzou made at least $4 million (probably more) b/c the game happened. Making 4m instead of paying 1m is a $5m turnaround, or rather, paying $1m instead of getting $4m is a net financial hole of $5m.

    I can easily see how one of the profs figured that out, figured that this was the game to use to hold the school hostage. So, through Melissa Clickbait, they weaponized the football players based on a bunch of racial hoaxes, non-troversies, nothing burgers and college man pranks, in order to whoop them up in a frenzy, to the point where, six days before the BYU game, they threatened to boycott.

    Wolfe really had no choice but to quit, because he was already juggling a lot of financial balls in the air, and the school losing $5 million would have been a killer.

    This was nothing more than a massive faculty wide Mutiny on the HMS Tiger, to get Wolfe and his budget knife out of town.

    And, to make sure that Mizzou has no more cash flow problems, the school has dropped a bunch of pretty pennies into the lap of a lobbying firm owned by a son of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and a brother of former Governor Matt Blunt to lobby the same people I lobby, Missouri state legislative Republicans, to make sure that this hoopla doesn't get them POed enough such that they might do slight budget cuts to the school.

    Replies: @tbraton, @Mr. Anon

    “Tim Wolfe made only peanuts relative to college executives, $456,000. And that’s because, for one, he came to Mizzou from a non-academic background, and two, he was bought in to do budget cutting. And that’s the rub. He was never popular among faculty, precisely because they all feared getting too close to his budget knife.”

    You obviously know a lot more than I about the U. of Missouri, but I would point out that Tim Wolfe succeeded Gary Forsee as President. The reason I am familiar with Gary Forsee is that he came to the U. of Missouri from Sprint Corp. (based in Kansas City) where he was CEO from 2004 to 2007 and negotiated the acquisition of Nextel Corp. I know this because I bought Sprint (originally FON but changed to S when Sears became part of Kmart) in 2002 and sold soon after the Nextel deal was announced. (I posted at the time on Sprint’s Yahoo Finance message board that the deal sucked.) Forsee was named CEO of the year by Businessweek in 2004 when the Nextel acquisition was announced but later was called the “worst CEO” when the ramifications of the deal became clear, it became clear that Sprint had vastly overpaid for Nextel, Sprint had to write off the entire cost of the acquisition, and Sprint’s stock price tanked. Forsee succeeded in boosting U. of Missouri’s enrollment but apparently at the cost of greatly increasing its costs (it would be interesting to see when those fancy swimming pools were built). I believe one major reason for bringing in Wolfe was to cut costs and repair the damage done by Forsee, who resigned for his wife’s health reasons after three years. Forsee apparently brought the same talents to the U. of Missouri which had previously enriched Sprint Corp.

    • Replies: @countenance
    @tbraton

    Tiger Grotto and the opulent rec center it's part of was opened in 2003, built in the few years before that, and Forsee was 2008-2011. It was built during the tenure of Manuel Pacheco and opened in the first year of Elson Floyd's time, Floyd being Mizzou's first black president.

  96. @Anonymous
    Harvard thinks they have a big problem with tape on portraits, it could be worse:

    Louisville Metro Planning and Design manager warns staff to be vigilant against ‘mass quantities of boogers’ found in office.

    Replies: @Jefferson, @Mr. Anon

    “Metro Planning & Design Services manager Joe Reverman sent an email to department staff and administrators on Tuesday, calling attention to the little yellow terrors proliferating unchecked within their own office restroom, warning the pick-happy perpetrators of retribution, and advising everyone to be on the lookout for suspicious nostril activity.

    “We have recently discovered mass quantities of boogers on the two walls around the urinal in the 3rd floor men’s restroom,” wrote Reverman”.

    “Mass quantities”? Not only is the Metro Planning & Design Services office staffed by nose-pickers, but its manager is apparently a Cone Head.

  97. @Steve Sailer
    @Dave Pinsen

    "When did “around” become the favored preposition for this sort of usage?"

    I remember in the 1980s when you could prove you were a Downtown Performance Artist by using "about" about everything. Lou Reed's wife was always saying things like My new installation is about rejection.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “Around” and “About” are also vague in those contexts. As a lot of the pretentious lefty, artsy crowd are actually rather lazy and not very bright, using words like that are easy for them. It relieves them of the burden of thinking clearly about things.

  98. @countenance
    Speaking of grifts and shakedowns, I think I've finally refined my theory about the subterranean internal politics at Mizzou.

    Remember, my first theory was that black faculty weaponized the football players in order to get the admin to hire more black faculty.

    My second theory was that Melissa Clickbait, (after getting contradictory intel on what she does, I worked a few sources to find out that while she's officially listed as grad J-school, she really teaches fluff communications/media courses, both on and off catalog, that are popular with ... tah dah ... scholarship student-athletes), was weaponizing the football players for whatever ideological cult cause she's worried about these days.

    Those two are still valid possibilities, but I think they're minor causes, compared to the major one I'm about to tell you.

    Tim Wolfe made only peanuts relative to college executives, $456,000. And that's because, for one, he came to Mizzou from a non-academic background, and two, he was bought in to do budget cutting. And that's the rub. He was never popular among faculty, precisely because they all feared getting too close to his budget knife.

    University professors may be a lot of thing, but most of them are highly intelligent, and this means that if they need to get something done, they know which buttons to push and how to work the system. Largely because they made the buttons and created the system.

    So, when Mizzou's faculty wants to get rid of President Tim Wolfe's threat of budget cuts, what's the best way to run Wolfe out of Columbia in times like these? What's the killer app of causes? That's right -- Race. Especially black. I'm also sure that one of the profs figured out that the Mizzou-BYU game in Kansas City that was under direct threat of cancellation due to the "players" strike was a financial choke point for the school's athletic department. It was one of those negotiated home and home games versus a non-conference opponent; Mizzou will play at BYU in 2020. However, the game's contract stipulated that if a school canceled, it had to pay the other school $1 million. Meanwhile, Mizzou made at least $4 million (probably more) b/c the game happened. Making 4m instead of paying 1m is a $5m turnaround, or rather, paying $1m instead of getting $4m is a net financial hole of $5m.

    I can easily see how one of the profs figured that out, figured that this was the game to use to hold the school hostage. So, through Melissa Clickbait, they weaponized the football players based on a bunch of racial hoaxes, non-troversies, nothing burgers and college man pranks, in order to whoop them up in a frenzy, to the point where, six days before the BYU game, they threatened to boycott.

    Wolfe really had no choice but to quit, because he was already juggling a lot of financial balls in the air, and the school losing $5 million would have been a killer.

    This was nothing more than a massive faculty wide Mutiny on the HMS Tiger, to get Wolfe and his budget knife out of town.

    And, to make sure that Mizzou has no more cash flow problems, the school has dropped a bunch of pretty pennies into the lap of a lobbying firm owned by a son of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and a brother of former Governor Matt Blunt to lobby the same people I lobby, Missouri state legislative Republicans, to make sure that this hoopla doesn't get them POed enough such that they might do slight budget cuts to the school.

    Replies: @tbraton, @Mr. Anon

    An interesting theory. I read that the Mizzou coach makes $4 million a year. The moment the coach of the team sided with his players on the boycot threat, the University President should have fired him and revoked all the players scholarships and declared Mizzou a football-free institution for a year. Of course he would have been forced out, but he could have had some fun doing it.

    Those (mainly) white college football supporters don’t seem to realize that by their unconditional support for “thier team” (it isn’t really their team) they are undermining the well-being of their children and thier people. Football is as destructive to modern America as chariot-racing was to 6th century Byzantium.

  99. Steve Sailer or Ron Unz,

    I notice my comment above is now surrounded by a red border. Is that a good sign or a bad sign?

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    It's a good thing. It's supposed to be a gold border (check your browser settings) and it means that your post is remarkably good.

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    Replies: @SPMoore8, @countenance, @countenance, @Reg Cæsar

  100. @countenance
    Steve Sailer or Ron Unz,

    I notice my comment above is now surrounded by a red border. Is that a good sign or a bad sign?

    Replies: @SPMoore8

    It’s a good thing. It’s supposed to be a gold border (check your browser settings) and it means that your post is remarkably good.

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    @SPMoore8

    More on the Columbia imbroglio here. Some quotes:


    “I was accepted as the class of 2014,” Nissy Aya, CC ’16, said. “I will not receive a degree until 2016, if that is any marker of how hard it has been for me to get through this institution.”

    Aya was a panelist at an open discussion on Wednesday evening where students and faculty called for more inclusive curricula and greater centralization of resources for marginalized communities at Columbia—particularly for students of color.
     

    In particular, Aya said that black student activists take on the work that administrators should be doing in terms of supporting each other and opening up spaces such as the Malcolm X Lounge.

    “I was brought up by seniors in this institution. I don’t know how I could’ve gotten through freshman year without seniors,” she said. “I have so many first-years I took under my wing last years because I could not imagine what it would be like to be a 17, 18 year-old coming into this institution. … It’s to the point where you should pay me for all I do.”
     
    Okay.

    In addition to a lack of substantive support beyond “quick fixes” from the administration, Aya said that the the Core Curriculum further silences students of color by requiring students to read texts that ignore the existence of marginalized people and their histories.

    “It’s traumatizing to sit in Core classes,” Aya said. “We are looking at history through the lens of these powerful, white men. I have no power or agency as a black woman, so where do I fit in?”

    Aya mentioned that even in her most recent Art Humanities class, the word “primitive” was used five times to describe Congolese art—a label she did not speak up against because she was tired of already having worked that day to address so many other instances of racism and discrimination, she said.
     

    Goldberg was hopeful that the panel would inspire students to think about what role they can play in an ongoing discussion of race.
     
    Didn't they already try that at Starbucks?
    , @countenance
    @SPMoore8

    It's not my browser settings that are the problem, it's my color-blind eyes.

    , @countenance
    @SPMoore8

    Here's what jumped out at me in that Columbia University story:



    Roosevelt Montás, Columbia’s associate dean for the Core Curriculum, didn’t exactly offer a spirited defense, instead saying Aya was showing the troubling racism that may lurk inside the Core. “You cannot grow up in a society without assimilating racist views,” he said, according to the Spectator. “Part of what is exciting about this conversation is that it’s issuing accountability for us to look within ourselves and try to understand the way that racism shapes how we see the world and our institutions.”

     

    I respond:

    The point I’ve been making is that the college administrators and the black extortion-mobs are the same people, with the same “like hearts like” mindset, working toward the same goal. It’s a high-low pincher movement against the middle, the “middle” in this case being non-leftist faculty, staff and students. Too, remember that a lot of today’s college administrators were themselves part of extortion-mobs when they were college students.

    Replies: @5371

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @SPMoore8


    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

     

    Reading Stuff White People Like sure traumatized me.
  101. @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    It's a good thing. It's supposed to be a gold border (check your browser settings) and it means that your post is remarkably good.

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    Replies: @SPMoore8, @countenance, @countenance, @Reg Cæsar

    More on the Columbia imbroglio here. Some quotes:

    “I was accepted as the class of 2014,” Nissy Aya, CC ’16, said. “I will not receive a degree until 2016, if that is any marker of how hard it has been for me to get through this institution.”

    Aya was a panelist at an open discussion on Wednesday evening where students and faculty called for more inclusive curricula and greater centralization of resources for marginalized communities at Columbia—particularly for students of color.

    In particular, Aya said that black student activists take on the work that administrators should be doing in terms of supporting each other and opening up spaces such as the Malcolm X Lounge.

    “I was brought up by seniors in this institution. I don’t know how I could’ve gotten through freshman year without seniors,” she said. “I have so many first-years I took under my wing last years because I could not imagine what it would be like to be a 17, 18 year-old coming into this institution. … It’s to the point where you should pay me for all I do.”

    Okay.

    In addition to a lack of substantive support beyond “quick fixes” from the administration, Aya said that the the Core Curriculum further silences students of color by requiring students to read texts that ignore the existence of marginalized people and their histories.

    “It’s traumatizing to sit in Core classes,” Aya said. “We are looking at history through the lens of these powerful, white men. I have no power or agency as a black woman, so where do I fit in?”

    Aya mentioned that even in her most recent Art Humanities class, the word “primitive” was used five times to describe Congolese art—a label she did not speak up against because she was tired of already having worked that day to address so many other instances of racism and discrimination, she said.

    Goldberg was hopeful that the panel would inspire students to think about what role they can play in an ongoing discussion of race.

    Didn’t they already try that at Starbucks?

  102. @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    It's a good thing. It's supposed to be a gold border (check your browser settings) and it means that your post is remarkably good.

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    Replies: @SPMoore8, @countenance, @countenance, @Reg Cæsar

    It’s not my browser settings that are the problem, it’s my color-blind eyes.

  103. @Percy Gryce
    @Steve Sailer

    Isn't the answer a little more prosaic? Namely, that the Ivies are paying huge amounts to top money managers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/opinion/stop-universities-from-hoarding-money.html?_r=0

    Replies: @Barnard

    I don’t think they regularly beat the market by 11%. Why bother working for an Ivy League school then, just invest for yourself.

  104. @tbraton
    @countenance

    "Tim Wolfe made only peanuts relative to college executives, $456,000. And that’s because, for one, he came to Mizzou from a non-academic background, and two, he was bought in to do budget cutting. And that’s the rub. He was never popular among faculty, precisely because they all feared getting too close to his budget knife."

    You obviously know a lot more than I about the U. of Missouri, but I would point out that Tim Wolfe succeeded Gary Forsee as President. The reason I am familiar with Gary Forsee is that he came to the U. of Missouri from Sprint Corp. (based in Kansas City) where he was CEO from 2004 to 2007 and negotiated the acquisition of Nextel Corp. I know this because I bought Sprint (originally FON but changed to S when Sears became part of Kmart) in 2002 and sold soon after the Nextel deal was announced. (I posted at the time on Sprint's Yahoo Finance message board that the deal sucked.) Forsee was named CEO of the year by Businessweek in 2004 when the Nextel acquisition was announced but later was called the "worst CEO" when the ramifications of the deal became clear, it became clear that Sprint had vastly overpaid for Nextel, Sprint had to write off the entire cost of the acquisition, and Sprint's stock price tanked. Forsee succeeded in boosting U. of Missouri's enrollment but apparently at the cost of greatly increasing its costs (it would be interesting to see when those fancy swimming pools were built). I believe one major reason for bringing in Wolfe was to cut costs and repair the damage done by Forsee, who resigned for his wife's health reasons after three years. Forsee apparently brought the same talents to the U. of Missouri which had previously enriched Sprint Corp.

    Replies: @countenance

    Tiger Grotto and the opulent rec center it’s part of was opened in 2003, built in the few years before that, and Forsee was 2008-2011. It was built during the tenure of Manuel Pacheco and opened in the first year of Elson Floyd’s time, Floyd being Mizzou’s first black president.

  105. @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    It's a good thing. It's supposed to be a gold border (check your browser settings) and it means that your post is remarkably good.

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    Replies: @SPMoore8, @countenance, @countenance, @Reg Cæsar

    Here’s what jumped out at me in that Columbia University story:

    Roosevelt Montás, Columbia’s associate dean for the Core Curriculum, didn’t exactly offer a spirited defense, instead saying Aya was showing the troubling racism that may lurk inside the Core. “You cannot grow up in a society without assimilating racist views,” he said, according to the Spectator. “Part of what is exciting about this conversation is that it’s issuing accountability for us to look within ourselves and try to understand the way that racism shapes how we see the world and our institutions.”

    I respond:

    The point I’ve been making is that the college administrators and the black extortion-mobs are the same people, with the same “like hearts like” mindset, working toward the same goal. It’s a high-low pincher movement against the middle, the “middle” in this case being non-leftist faculty, staff and students. Too, remember that a lot of today’s college administrators were themselves part of extortion-mobs when they were college students.

    • Replies: @5371
    @countenance

    [what is exciting about this conversation]

    Smells like Ivy League spirit.

  106. There’s another thing.

    Haven’t you noticed that most of the demands of the campus black extortion-mobs seem to be engineered around the concept of giving black people a debt-free cost-free work-free easy path to a college diploma, because the diploma is a requirement for many work-free easy make-work affirmative action sinecures in both the public and private sector?

    Don’t discount that angle.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    I thnk that's a significant part. This "Neo Segregationism" is based on the idea that blacks cannot compete equally with non-blacks in the reigning academic environment. It is, in some ways, praiseworthy that they refuse to blame themselves, because, as the song goes, "learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all."

    However, if we really mean this, then we are also saying that black students (and women students; who cannot compete with men without special segregation accommodation) cannot, in fact, integrate and be successful at the same time. So what's the point of integration?

    However, I would bet you that almost all of these demands for "privileged treatment" (because that's what it is) are coming from the liberal arts, literature, history, social sciences, etc. POV. I doubt if there are many STEM students who want their own laws of thermodynamics.

    So, hey, if it makes it a little bit easier for an individual with minority status (sometimes multiple boxes checked of course) to get an A++++ and graduate Co-#1 in his/her class with a GPA of 7.95 along with her 800 other classmates, sure, great, wonderful, I'm happy for them. What they're actually going to do for a living in the outside world, that's another story.

    Replies: @countenance

  107. @Anonymous
    I like Whiskey's theory that Obama's been orchestrating these things so he can run for VP next year. He's an alumnus, so he probably had someone on the inside at Harvard Law do this for him.

    Replies: @Big Bill, @Rob McX

    Sounds implausible in any case, but w0uldn’t he be disqualified from being VP after serving two terms as President, since being VP means the possibility of serving an unconstitutional third term?

  108. @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    It's a good thing. It's supposed to be a gold border (check your browser settings) and it means that your post is remarkably good.

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    Replies: @SPMoore8, @countenance, @countenance, @Reg Cæsar

    In other news, Columbia has now joined the fray, as a Columbia student claims she has been traumatized by reading about white people.

    Reading Stuff White People Like sure traumatized me.

  109. @countenance
    There's another thing.

    Haven't you noticed that most of the demands of the campus black extortion-mobs seem to be engineered around the concept of giving black people a debt-free cost-free work-free easy path to a college diploma, because the diploma is a requirement for many work-free easy make-work affirmative action sinecures in both the public and private sector?

    Don't discount that angle.

    Replies: @SPMoore8

    I thnk that’s a significant part. This “Neo Segregationism” is based on the idea that blacks cannot compete equally with non-blacks in the reigning academic environment. It is, in some ways, praiseworthy that they refuse to blame themselves, because, as the song goes, “learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”

    However, if we really mean this, then we are also saying that black students (and women students; who cannot compete with men without special segregation accommodation) cannot, in fact, integrate and be successful at the same time. So what’s the point of integration?

    However, I would bet you that almost all of these demands for “privileged treatment” (because that’s what it is) are coming from the liberal arts, literature, history, social sciences, etc. POV. I doubt if there are many STEM students who want their own laws of thermodynamics.

    So, hey, if it makes it a little bit easier for an individual with minority status (sometimes multiple boxes checked of course) to get an A++++ and graduate Co-#1 in his/her class with a GPA of 7.95 along with her 800 other classmates, sure, great, wonderful, I’m happy for them. What they’re actually going to do for a living in the outside world, that’s another story.

    • Replies: @countenance
    @SPMoore8

    What they’re actually going to do for a living in the outside world, that’s another story.

    Any ole affirmative action job that requires a college diploma.

    You might be wondering how the economy will be able to function when all these black lesbian/trans women get college degrees in playing patty cake in their safe spaces for eight semesters. The problem that is that you're white; thinking ahead is only for crackers. All they're concerned about is getting the free diploma without debt so they don't have student loan nuts to worry about once they start in on their affirmative action do-nothing sinecure.

  110. @NOTA
    @Dr. X

    I can't imagine anyone's going to jail for this. If the first protests were free speech, that one was, too.

    Replies: @Dr. X

    Well, the Federal government — yes, the FEDS — sentenced some kid to PRISON for putting a rope around the neck of a STATUE of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi just recently…. so, yeah, if you’re white, they’ll actually make you do time for offending negro sensibilities and violating the dogma of the Diversity Cult.

  111. @Anonymous
    Being a law school graduate, I can *almost* promise you it has to do with someone's feelings about her as a professor and actually nothing to do with race. However, I'm sure it's a hoax.

    Replies: @Stan D Mute

    Being a law school graduate, I can *almost* promise you it has to do with someone’s feelings about her as a professor and actually nothing to do with race. However, I’m sure it’s a hoax.

    And/or she’s one of those black women who got there on her merits (not AA) and is a RUTHLESS grader. An AA student who earned a D is incensed that they didn’t get a pass, that they can’t blame racism, and so they pull this stunt trying to label the prof an Aunt Tom.

    I had a black woman prof like that. I think I had the only A and it was an A-. The Africans absolutely hated her more than anyone else in the school.

  112. @Jefferson
    @SPMoore8

    "Strange thing is, I was thinking this morning while browsing iSteve: The fever started in Mizzou, then bounced over to Yale, then to Occidental, then to Dartmouth, then to Princeton — how long until the rest of the Ivies get involved?"

    How long until faux hate crimes reach the top of the food chain, I talking about The White House? I am surprised a Black cabinet member of the Hussein Obama administration has not yet "found" a poop swastika, black tape on their portrait, or a KKK flyer in their office.

    After all it is mostly middle class/upper class Blacks who commit faux hate crimes. The Black underclass on average are less likely to pull these types of stunts.

    Replies: @Stan D Mute

    After all it is mostly middle class/upper class Blacks who commit faux hate crimes. The Black underclass on average are less likely to pull these types of stunts.

    It is these middle/upper class Africans who must compete intellectually with whites, Jews, and Asians who are significantly more intelligent. So they must make the failure about “racism” rather than IQ disparity.

  113. @SPMoore8
    @countenance

    I thnk that's a significant part. This "Neo Segregationism" is based on the idea that blacks cannot compete equally with non-blacks in the reigning academic environment. It is, in some ways, praiseworthy that they refuse to blame themselves, because, as the song goes, "learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all."

    However, if we really mean this, then we are also saying that black students (and women students; who cannot compete with men without special segregation accommodation) cannot, in fact, integrate and be successful at the same time. So what's the point of integration?

    However, I would bet you that almost all of these demands for "privileged treatment" (because that's what it is) are coming from the liberal arts, literature, history, social sciences, etc. POV. I doubt if there are many STEM students who want their own laws of thermodynamics.

    So, hey, if it makes it a little bit easier for an individual with minority status (sometimes multiple boxes checked of course) to get an A++++ and graduate Co-#1 in his/her class with a GPA of 7.95 along with her 800 other classmates, sure, great, wonderful, I'm happy for them. What they're actually going to do for a living in the outside world, that's another story.

    Replies: @countenance

    What they’re actually going to do for a living in the outside world, that’s another story.

    Any ole affirmative action job that requires a college diploma.

    You might be wondering how the economy will be able to function when all these black lesbian/trans women get college degrees in playing patty cake in their safe spaces for eight semesters. The problem that is that you’re white; thinking ahead is only for crackers. All they’re concerned about is getting the free diploma without debt so they don’t have student loan nuts to worry about once they start in on their affirmative action do-nothing sinecure.

  114. @iSteveFan
    @Jack D


    If you were a REAL racist wouldn’t you do worse than place a tastefully arranged single strip of tape that photogenically covers a small part of the black faces?
     
    Now this is where feces would come in. As others pointed out a real Nazi would never use feces to make a swastika as supposedly happened at Mizzou. But putting feces on black photos might be something they would do. Of course if this hate crime at Harvard is a hoax, it might explain the kid gloves treatment involved with this defacement. Putting removable black strips of tape on a piece of glass is about as gentle as vandalism gets.

    PS. Speaking about vandalism, are we no longer going to be allowed to use that term? Or does an old, extinct European tribe not warrant our sympathy?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Nan

    That would be both a microagression and cultural appropriation. /sarc

  115. @countenance
    @SPMoore8

    Here's what jumped out at me in that Columbia University story:



    Roosevelt Montás, Columbia’s associate dean for the Core Curriculum, didn’t exactly offer a spirited defense, instead saying Aya was showing the troubling racism that may lurk inside the Core. “You cannot grow up in a society without assimilating racist views,” he said, according to the Spectator. “Part of what is exciting about this conversation is that it’s issuing accountability for us to look within ourselves and try to understand the way that racism shapes how we see the world and our institutions.”

     

    I respond:

    The point I’ve been making is that the college administrators and the black extortion-mobs are the same people, with the same “like hearts like” mindset, working toward the same goal. It’s a high-low pincher movement against the middle, the “middle” in this case being non-leftist faculty, staff and students. Too, remember that a lot of today’s college administrators were themselves part of extortion-mobs when they were college students.

    Replies: @5371

    [what is exciting about this conversation]

    Smells like Ivy League spirit.

  116. @Old fogey
    @anon

    If Harvard is such a ghastly place, why does Minow work there?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If Harvard is such a ghastly place, why does Minow work there?

    For the same reason Sandra Fluke works at Georgetown.

  117. Now that this incident has risen to the level of hate crime, perhaps the school police need to dust the picture / tape for fingerprints or DNA. I cannot imagine that the Dr. Moriarty who perpetrated this crime use too much premeditation.

  118. @J
    American schools should adopt the Israeli "Shorashim" (Roots) program. Here, each year high school students travel to Poland to see the places where their grand-grandfathers came from, and hopefully, become better Jews. The Sepharadi travel to Morocco. It would do a lot of eye-opening good to those African-American kids of Yale to tour Ghana, Nigeria and the coastal slaving castles.

    In Africa they could experience first hand what real "safe place" means, there being no racist American Whites around to menace them. Since native Africans never heard of racist hate, our visiting students may be robbed, molested, raped, etc. in a totally race-free environment. Yale could be the first to organize and finance these roots tours in Africa.

    And unlike the gloomy frozen swamps of the Pripet, Africa is hot, colorful, exuberant, fertile. The natives are happy and friendly. Music is everywhere. It is worth visiting.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Brutusale

    In Africa they could experience first hand what real “safe place” means, there being no racist American Whites around to menace them. Since native Africans never heard of racist hate, our visiting students may be robbed, molested, raped, etc. in a totally race-free environment. Yale could be the first to organize and finance these roots tours in Africa.

    Good suggestion J.

    Yours is point making and educational, but that’s my answer to requests for “reparations”. I’m willing to see say $50000 of my tax dollars go to any young fertile African-American, willing to go *permanently* back to Africa. They just have to renounce their citizenship, give up their passport once they arrive and let’s hand ’em a check. $50000 can go a long way in Africa and the evil white man is not around to oppress them. Win-win.

  119. @J
    American schools should adopt the Israeli "Shorashim" (Roots) program. Here, each year high school students travel to Poland to see the places where their grand-grandfathers came from, and hopefully, become better Jews. The Sepharadi travel to Morocco. It would do a lot of eye-opening good to those African-American kids of Yale to tour Ghana, Nigeria and the coastal slaving castles.

    In Africa they could experience first hand what real "safe place" means, there being no racist American Whites around to menace them. Since native Africans never heard of racist hate, our visiting students may be robbed, molested, raped, etc. in a totally race-free environment. Yale could be the first to organize and finance these roots tours in Africa.

    And unlike the gloomy frozen swamps of the Pripet, Africa is hot, colorful, exuberant, fertile. The natives are happy and friendly. Music is everywhere. It is worth visiting.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Brutusale

    Yeah, well, a suburban Boston kid in Israel for his gap year is having his funeral tomorrow after investigating his roots.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2015/11/funeral_in_sharon_tomorrow_for_teen_slain_in_israel_attack

  120. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This is a hate crime. Or is it? If a white person did this it is a hate crime. If a Jew did it or a black student did it then it isn’t a hate crime.

    In other words, there is racial bias and racial animus woven into the hate crimes laws – and the way the those laws are enforced.

    Either this is a hate crime or it isn’t. And the race of the criminal shouldn’t matter. But in Obama’s Amerika it does.

    I say – you want to play the hate crimes game? Then no matter who did it – this is a hate crime.

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