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As tolerance spreads across the United States, universities and their progressive student bodies are coming up with new and innovative ways to ensure a positive multi-cultural experience for everyone… unless you happen to be a Caucasian.

At the American University in Washington, D.C., which is home to about 13,000 of our best and brightest, administrators and student activists have determined that the best way to ensure a a fair and equal environment is to ban all white people from their new student lounge. The meeting area, ironically named “The Bridge,” opened a couple of months ago as a place for people to gather, study and even sing on open mic nights.

But shortly after its opening, the following sign, apparently with the blessing of school administrators, appeared around campus. It designates the new lounge as a safe space and sanctuary for people of color.

In short: No Whites Allowed.

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WND reports:

American University in Washington, D.C., has reportedly banned white students from using its new “student lounge” for the spring semester, according to the College Fix.

The lounge, which is called “The Bridge,” opened just six weeks ago. It is planned to be “a community space that student organizations can use however they would like,” with open mic nights, slam poetry and “other student initiated programming,” Darcy Frailey, associate director for facilities and other event services, told the Eagle, American University’s student news site. The lounge seats 80 people and features large working tables, comfortable sofas and chairs, coffee tables, a television and a large stage for events. School officials said they plan to hire students who qualify for the federal work-study program to work at “The Bridge.”

American University Provost Scott Bass agreed to the students’ demands. Bass said the college also signed a contract with Ibram X. Kendi, author of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” to begin an anti-racism center on the school’s campus.

“There’s nothing more important, in terms of my administration, than being a multicultural campus,” Bass reportedly told the student protesters.

For over half a century Americans have enjoyed equal protection under the law, regardless of the color of their skin. These were rights that countless citizens of all colors fought for since long before the civil war.

We have made leaps and bounds in the way of creating a society that respects the religious and cultural backgrounds of all of our citizens.

We even elected a President of African American descent, something that would not have been possible without the support of voters of all colors and creeds.

Yet, it appears that all of that “progress” has led to this…

Story first appeared at SHTFPlan.

When Albert Einstein unveiled his theory of relativity, it must have been a mind blowing bombshell for people at the time. It’s still pretty incredible today. The idea that time may be experienced differently for objects traveling at different speeds, can be difficult to grasp and appreciate.

Still, for all practical purposes, time is pretty much the same for everyone on Earth. No matter who you are or where you live, an hour is an hour, a minute is a minute, and a second is a second. Time may move forward for us Earthlings at a rate that is different from an asteroid hurtling through space, but there isn’t any significant “relativity” between you and me, and it certainly isn’t different for people living in different cultures, right?

Don’t tell that to Clemson University in South Carolina. The taxpayer funded school recently spent almost $27,000 on diversity training materials for their professors. The course consists of slides depicting fictional characters in various scenarios, which are designed to teach them how to make the campus a more inclusive environment. Among those slides, is one that claims that people from different cultures can’t be held to the same standard as everyone else in our society, because their perspective on time is just different. According to the Daily Caller:

One slide features a guy named Alejandro who plans a meeting between two groups. Each group contains foreign professors and students. One group shows up 15 minutes early. The second group shows up 10 minutes late.

A question-and-answer section then instructs Clemson’s professors that Alejandro would be insufficiently “inclusive” if he were to “politely ask the second group to apologize.” Alejandro would also be wrong to advise the straggling, late people who aren’t respecting everyone else’s time that “in our country, 9:00 a.m. means 9:00 a.m.”

The “inclusive” thing for Alejandro to do, the taxpayer-funded diversity materials instruct Clemson professors, is to “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly.” Alejandro must understand “that his cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”

From there, the scenarios go from being laughable to creepy. One slide condemned “Language that is derogatory with regard to race, sex, or other protected or emerging forms of diversity,” before reminding professors that “freedom of speech and academic freedom are not limitless.”

Sorry Clemson University, but if freedom of speech isn’t limitless, then it can’t be called freedom of speech. And in addition to that, when my phone says it’s 9:00 a.m., then it’s going to say the same thing on every phone in my time zone, regardless of what culture the phone’s owner was born in. Everyone, no matter where they come from, is perfectly capable of showing up to events on time, and to suggest otherwise is an exercise in denying reality.

And ironically, it’s a little bit racist and ethnocentric too (don’t you love it when SJW’s are guilty of their own shallow buzzwords?). After all, what is this diversity course trying to say? That foreigners are incapable of reading a clock or showing up on time?

You can’t make this stuff up.

Story courtesy of SHTFPlan.

The White House might one day become fast and furious if fans of Dwayne Johnson are able to build a political movement behind the rising superstar. Turns out the chatter and rumors about his interest in national political office aren’t just that. He has serious interest.

Or, at least, he doesn’t claim that he’s not interested.

In a recent interview by GQ Magazine Johnson opened up on the matter. His comments certainly lead one to believe it’s all very much on his radar.

From GQ.

Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.”

Since then, Johnson tells me, he’s given the question more thought. “A year ago,” he says, “it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant—‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”

So, after all that consideration, Johnson doesn’t hesitate when I ask him whether he honestly might one day give up his life as the highest-paid movie star on earth—which is unquestionably easier, more fun, and more lucrative than being president of the United States—in order to run for office. “I think that it’s a real possibility,” he says solemnly.

When you think about the distance Johnson has already traveled, the idea doesn’t sound crazy. So far, Johnson’s tale of success has been your classic rags-to-stretch-fabrics-to-riches story. He was born in California, the only child of Rocky Johnson, a pioneering black Nova Scotian wrestler who performed in a tag-team duo called the Soul Patrol, and Ata Maivia, who has ties, through her father, to the Anoa’i family—a legendary clan of Samoan wrestlers. Despite the legacy, Johnson grew up poor; he speaks of his family’s eviction from a one-room apartment as the formative experience of his adolescence. He racked up numerous arrests for fighting and petty theft while still a minor. In high school, he found football, which helped him find college.

The WaPo article referenced reinforces this with a lot more details. The story even goes on to claim he could actually win.

Would political platform would Johnson run under? Well, a lot of people don’t know this but Johnson actually spoke at the RNC convention back in 2000.

Note: The Rock’s convention speech begins at about the 4:00 minute mark.

Considering his comment about “no taxes” we’re guessing he would likely seek office as a Republican or a conservative minded independent.

Thoughts?

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has never been one to hold back with his opinions. It’s one of the characteristics that millions of Americans connect with and appreciate.

And Robertson certainly isn’t holding back with his recent Facebook post blasting the liberal left for its constant attacks on Ivanka Trump. He took to Facebook with his thoughts while linking to a fantastic story about something Ivanka did to surprise and thank secret service agents protecting her family.

Robertson’s comment came with a story he shared about Ivanka’s kids bringing treats to secret service agents last Friday to show appreciation for their service.

More via Daily Mail.

The Kushner family showed their appreciation to the Secret Service Friday morning, by bringing them some treats. 

Jared Kushner and his two oldest children, five-year-old Arabella and three-year-old Joseph, brought out a tray of goodies to the agents on duty outside of the family’s Kalorama home on Friday.

Little Joseph smiled ear-to-ear as he carried the tin tray out of the house to one of his protectors. 

Wonderful to see this happen. Robertson agrees and takes it a step further.

Kind and gracious and constantly attacked by the Left. How many Secret Service agents y’all think voted for Hillary?

Our guess is… not many.

Pennsylvania’s Downingtown STEM Academy Assistant Principal Zach Ruff is in hot water after he was filmed attempting to censor two students practicing their 1st amendment right to voice their opinions on the pro-life issue. Worse, Ruff berated, insulted and cursed at the students while they peacefully stood on a public sidewalk with their pro-life signs.

Ruff, who proclaimed that he is “gay as the day is long” during his unnecessary and uncalled for confrontation with the students, also got into it with an individual passing by to support the students and their right to free speech.

The students are 16-year-old Conner Haines and his 19-year-old sister Lauren. The video they shot makes clear they didn’t provoke Ruff, nor did they do anything to warrant such treatment.

LANGUAGE WARNING:

The school released a statement saying Ruff has been placed on administrative leave.

On Wednesday evening we became aware of a confrontation that took place on a sidewalk outside the STEM Academy at the end of the school day on April 21, 2017 involving one of our staff members and two protesters. The argument was captured on film. We have begun a thorough investigation into this unfortunate situation and have placed the staff member on administrative leave. We do not condone or support the conduct expressed in the video and are deeply disappointed that this incident occurred. His conduct does not represent the values of the school district or the respect we expect our employees to show for the civil rights of others. This has now become a personnel matter and we must follow the policies and procedures that we have in place concerning staff issues. We truly apologize to all for the actions of this employee.

Thoughts?

The Black Lives Matter movement is an odd group to say the least. They seem to hate all law enforcement but don’t want to see law enforcement banished… or something. Or maybe they just don’t want laws enforced on certain race groups?

Boggles the mind.

Anyway the group is enraged and slamming KFC in social media circles over a sign one franchise manager decided to put up on the entrance door. What kind of sign could be put up that would have the BLM thugs all bent out of shape?

One in support of law enforcement, of course.

Here’s the offending sign.

The nerve! The audacity! How dare Kentucky Fried Chicken support individuals who… enforce laws.

The original picture was first shared on the Facebook group Ohio Going Blue and almost immediately provoked outrage from BLM across the web.

Just bizarre.

College campuses are supposed to be a place for a battle of ideas, according to Hollywood actor Richard Dreyfuss. But they aren’t, as he so rightly points out.

Which is a breath of fresh air coming from the mouth of an A-List actor. He also goes on to discuss the ignorance of a huge percentage of Americans due to our failing education system. He says he’s a constitutionalist and slams a lack of American patriotism in America.

It’s a great watch and God knows we need more of this mindset in our culture.

It’s no secret Hollywood is struggling with originality these days. The Box Office is jam packed with franchise flicks and this year’s line up of big budget films won’t bring about much change to the trend.

That said, there are a few films coming that will raise a few eyebrows. Will they be enough to get moviegoers to theaters? Only time will tell.

Here are ten big budget films hitting the big screen this summer.

1 – May 5th: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

We’re normally “meh” with sequels, but Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1 was a fantastic and quite original movie, so we have high hopes for this one. Expect massive numbers on opening weekend.

2 – May 12: King Arthur – Legend of the Sword

Sword in the Stone was a cartoon anyone over the age of 30 has probably seen on multiple occasions. The original story was a great tale to tell, and King Arthur looks to revive it with a major big budget remake of the story.

We’re not gonna lie… it looks incredible, but trailers often miss the mark. And as is often the case, remakes like this are usually a flop. But we have high hopes!

3 – May 19: Alien – Covenant

We’re not huge fans of the Alien films. Just not our style. But if it’s your thing this one probably holds a lot of promise.

4 – May 26: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean has been one of the most successful movie franchises in history. Unlike many others, the Pirates movies never lose their ability to entertain in a big way. We’re guessing this one will do the same and expect it to have a huge opening.

5 – June 2: Wonder Woman

Not sure how this one will go over. Most commentary around this film leads us to believe it’s not going to be a big hit. There are MANY female superheroes with massive followings, but… wonder woman?

What say you?

6 – June 23: Transformers – The Last Knight

It’s Transformers and it’s directed by Michael Bay. It will be amazing. Nuff said.

7 – June 28: Baby Driver

This looks to be one of the most original films to be released this summer and we have to admit… it looks pretty alluring. Looks like a marriage of Fast and Furious and Driver, a combination that should be pretty interesting come release day.

8 – July 5: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Not really much to say here. Meh.

9 – July 21: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

From the makers of Fifth Element comes this pure awesomeness.

10 – July 21: Dunkirk

Our top film of the summer comes last. This will be a brilliant watch.

Star Wars fans are rejoicing this weekend as Lucas Films just released an official trailer for the new movie coming out later this year. The Last Jedi is the name of the next film and it’s set for release on December 15th, 2017.

The trailer is certain to get the Star Wars rumor mill working over time. At the end of the trailer Luke Skywalker is seen saying “it’s time for the Jedi to end.” Wait… to end???

The full trailer is below, followed by a video exploring 8 things you need to know about The Last Jedi.

Enjoy!

Let’s face it. A growing number of American universities are caving to political correctness, ignorance of free speech and a cowardly approach to individuals incapable of dealing with the realities of the world.

This is dangerous in the long term because students, at a time when their mental strength should be fine tuned for entry into the American economy, are leaving college incapable of living an independent, functional life. It’s creating a generation of individuals who cannot cope with the realities they will face across the board as they age.

And often times the Presidents/Leadership of these universities play right into the madness. But every once in a while we see something happen that gives us hope. Every now and then we see logic and truth rule the day.

That’s what recently happened at Northern Arizona University. The story began when English professor Dr. Anne Scott discounted a student paper for using the word mankind instead of humanity.

Yeah, seriously.

The professor came under fire for the idiocy, rightfully so, and the topic helped trigger some students into thinking they now need a safe space. Use of the word mankind, after all, should completely derail anyone’s ability to, well, to do life, right? /sarcasm

The students have gone so far on this push for a safe space that they’ve demanded university President Rita Cheng resign unless she gets behind their ridiculous cause. Is Cheng inclined to do so?

Read her statement below and then you be the judge.

“As a university professor, I’m not sure I have any support at all for safe space,”

“I think that you, as a student, have to develop the skills to be successful in this world, and that we need to provide you with the opportunity for discourse and debate and dialogue and academic inquiry, and I’m not sure that that is correlated with the notion of safe space as I’ve seen that.”

Zing!

In other words, a safe space will remove any notion of discourse, debate and dialogue, all qualities needed to successfully function at life after college. A safe space for students is a setup for failure down the road.

And Cheng apparently wants no part of such nonsense.

 

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