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As expected, #DeSantis starts with "woke mob" and "woke mind virus"...

...and even "global warming" as "distraction".

"Twitter was expensive, but free speech is priceless" @elonmusk 😬
"Of course you have scientific consensus when you censor all the scientists with divergent opinions." - #SteveDeace in #DeSantis Spaces ... 🤡
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The Cultural Marxists’ control over their perceived reality must be absolute.  Those that speak out against them are demoralized, and all opposing thoughts are considered “hate speech.” Dissent is not allowed, and everyone must follow blindly without allowing……
The theory behind Cultural Marxism originated in a school located in Frankfurt, Germany. Originally called the Institute for Marxism, the group changed its name to the Institute for Social Research. Founded in 1923 by Felix Weil, the institute was affiliated with Frankfurt……
A Hungarian Bolshevik by the name of György Lukács chaired the weeklong symposium. Known for his disastrous bout as the People’s Commissar for Education in Hungary in 1919, he injected his radical left-wing agenda into the symposium. During his short time as the Commissar in……
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#Populism Poses Dangers to Democracy. It Does the Same to Christian Witness. How polarizing narratives corrupt our hearts and redefine our faith.…
"The plot of the populist story is simple, unchanging, and melodramatic: Life consists of a perpetual struggle between “common people” and the elites who exploit them. The former are noble, virtuous, and righteous;
the latter are corrupt, arrogant, and self-serving. The key to eradicating social ills and injustices lies in helping the people recognize their true enemies and mobilize to defeat them." ...What populist rhetoric adds to the mix is fear, outrage, and an all-consuming urgency.
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The #GOP via #FoxNews & other means, is trying to equate teaching kids not to hate each other because of their skin color with teaching kids that being white is bad. This is what they are calling #CriticalRaceTheory. Really?
#CriticalRaceTheory is a scholarly field that studies how racism affects society. It is not a “blame the whites” movement & it isn’t being taught to children, even secondarily. Anything you heard to the contrary is a lie.
“They’re teaching our kids CRT” is part of the same lie as “white genocide” & “reverse racism” — an excuse for people uncomfortable with the topic of race to claim racism no longer exists, & to manipulate our history to keep people ignorant.
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BREAKING: Ron DeSantis just held a press conference in Sarasota, Florida w/ Christopher Rufo, the engineer of the right wing panic over #criticalracetheory & newly appointed Trustee at @NewCollegeofFL...
DeSantis claims that "the dominant view of higher ed is to impose ideological conformity & political activism" rather than providing a foundation for students to think for themselves.

DeSantis: dominant view is manifested in #DEI & #CRT & constitute a drain on resources...
DeSantis claims:
-requiring diversity statements is akin to taking a political oath.
-Professors that vow to treat everyone the same are punished.
-a lot of money is spent on #DEI in higher ed despite schools reporting less than 1% of budget spent on diversity initiatives.
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As #DeSantisDestroysFlorida is trending (again), it behooves us to chronicle the many ways higher education in the state is under attack.

1: In 2021 @UF barred 3 professors from serving as expert witnesses in a voting rights case against the state ...…
@UF The case targeted legislation strongly supported by DeSantis that inhibited access to the ballot. After the university's accreditor announced an investigation, UF reversed their decision & allowed the professors to testify.…
When the attempt to use the power & pressure of the state to silence scholars w/ expertise failed, a new plan was hatched: change accreditors.
“These accreditation agencies have an inordinate amount of power to shape these universities,” DeSantis said.
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Ich werde unter dem Hashtag #EinFalschesWort regelmässig Erkenntnisse aus dem wichtigen und brandaktuellen Sachbuch von @rene_pfister posten. Ich freue mich auf eine spannende Lektüre… #Demokratie #Meinungsfreiheit Image
„Es ist verhängnisvoll, wenn nicht mehr das Gewicht eines Argumentes zählt, sondern die Hautfarbe oder das Geschlecht der Person, die es ausspricht.“

#EinFalschesWort #Demokratie #Meinungsfreiheit
Die Idee der „kulturellen Aneignung“ war schon immer eine abschüssige Bahn. Denkt man das Konzept konsequent zu Ende, stellen sich schnell komplizierte Fragen: Wer darf noch Bach spielen, Curry zubereiten, Lederhosen anziehen…? 🤷🏻‍♂️

#EinFalschesWort #Demokratie #Meinungsfreiheit
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Today, #TheUnPopulist turned one and this week my marriage turns 22!…
It is fitting that I am celebrating both in Iceland which is home not only to the world’s most stunning scenery but also the longest running parliament.
It is a happy place and therefore we’ll suited to writing an essay contemplating the state of the world with calm and serenity
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Grandstanding? Democrats block @SenTedCruz’s bid for more cops & counselors in #schools in wake of #UvaldeMassacre, as a Dem senator says of the #Texas Republican's push: “This isn’t real. This is a TV show. This is clickbait,” @ByJosephMorton reports.…
2/ Cruz's proposal also has $10 billion in grants for schools to hire mental health professionals, but would exclude those that “Critical Race Theory” in any of their programs. #education #schools #CRT #CriticalRaceTheory #mentalhealth #Uvalde #schoolsecurity
3/ @tedcruz pushes back against Dems: "...Evil exists in the world and if another lunatic attacks a school and there’s not a police officer at the front door to stop him, remember right now, remember this moment when the Democrats said ‘no, we will not protect our kids.’” #Uvalde
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Fossil fuel divestment spells crisis for pensioners and taxpayers… - Desperate arguments against #ESG's pushed by #ALEC's VP of policy
Texas' Law Banning State Investment in Companies That Boycott #FossilFuels Draws Interest Elsewhere… idea is spreading to red states Oklahoma, West Virginia, Indiana and Louisiana, where the bills have their beginnings in draft legislation written by #ALEC
Leveritt, ACLU Want Supreme Court Review of Pro-Israel Pledge… never mind the detour into religious prophecy. Arkansas Times Publisher Leveritt argues that the law punishes businesses for refusing to take what is essentially a political position.
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In January, a Tennessee school district issued a report on 31 texts from its K-5 English language arts curriculum that had been challenged as being obscene, “critical race theory,” or inappropriate for elementary-age children.

Ultimately, only one title was removed.
Complaints targeted books in all five grades, and just over one-third of the criticisms came from parents who have elementary-age children in the district. The remaining complaints came from community members whose students are older or have no children in the district at all. A graphic showing 31 texts ...
One of the most common criticisms was that the material exposed students to difficult topics too young, or were otherwise age-inappropriate. #EdChat #k12 #EduTwitter #TeacherTwitter "To some extend, age-a...
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"As the wave of conferences sweeping across the globe continues, artistic expressions emerging from these gatherings are conveying an essential longing of the human soul: the need to seek harmony and to selflessly serve society."--Bahai World News Service…
Crowd and Proud: The History of the Flash Mob - ELEPHANT…
#FlashMobs, #culture, #history
Investigating the upper bound of high-frequency electromagnetic waves on unshielded twisted copper pairs | Nature Communications…
#HighFrequencyElectroMagneticWaves, #CopperPairs, #ScientificInvestigation
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This #AERA22 @AERA_MotSIG session was 🔥 indeed. Some highlights 🧵
#DrChrisSeals highlighted the “Twice as good” phenomenon of many minoritized students and pushed #AchievementGoalTheory to consider the privilege of #MasteryGoals and #PerformanceGoals as a potential motivational response to an inherently biased system. #AERA22
Dr. @nikkimyates discussed the unique relationship between Black students’ motivation and school outcomes, pushing #SelfDeterminationTheory to account for diverse motivational experiences and better understand factors that support Black students’ success. #AERA22
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Critical Race Theory #CRT lesson one:

Your grandparents identify with one of these two groups, and have handed down their values.

Take all the time you need with this. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #2:

These folks birthed the idea of charter schools. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #3:

These are the grandparents of the seditionists who stormed the capitol on January 6th. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
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The committee at @GroveCtyCollege that generated this report thinks they have defended Christian orthodoxy when in reality they have merely asserted their commitment to a regressive and narrow type of fundamentalism that opposes racial justice.
This saga has been ongoing, but I refrained from much public comment until the committee concluded its report. They spent a full page discussing my supposed threat to their mission because I promote what they call "Critical Race Theory." Here are their comments about me.
The committee does not cite any evidence of my supposed shift in thinking. They name check my former employer, and say "in hindsight, inviting Mr. Tisby to speak in chapel was a mistake." First, it's DOCTOR Tisby, was only a mistake if you fear the truth about racism.
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The @GreenfieldRIV school district fired teacher Kim Morrison - after parents who DIDN'T have students in her class - Complained that she was teaching #CriticalRaceTheory with a worksheet for the YA novel "Dear Martin" by @getnicced
@GreenfieldRIV is one of the whitest school districts in Missouri w/ 7% minority enrollment compared to the state average of 29%. It's also one of the poorest PERFORMING school districts with below Missouri average math/reading and graduation rates. But #CRT is the problem?🤔
Morrison actually taught the award winning book #DearMartin for years and it was never a problem. But thanks to racist fervor over the hoax of #CRT in the classroom the school board did not renew her contract.…
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🧵 on Gloria #LadsonBillings, the primary source for bringing #CRT into the field of education. You know, #CriticalRaceTheory that so many super honest & super smart people have repeatedly liked to claim doesn’t even exist outside of Law Schools. 1/19
GLB injected her “critical(Marxist)” socio-historical racial lens of #CRT into the education system in 1995, with her paper written alongside William Tate, & titled “Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education” & followed that up in 1998 with…2/
“Just What is Critical Race Theory, and What’s It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?”Two works that “extend the intellectual contributions of legal scholars; Derrick Bell, Cheryl Harris, Lani Guinier, Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Williams, Linda Greene, Mari Matsuda…3/
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Some resources on “Kill Haole Day”, but of course this all must be made up, as #CRT teaches us that one can’t be racist against “Haoles”…… Before the @splcenter decided to completely adopt the lens of the #RaceMarxists and #CriticalRaceTheory #CRT
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A thread on Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger: Image
Margaret Sanger, (born September 14, 1879, Corning, New York, U.S.—died September 6, 1966, Tucson, Arizona), founder of the birth control movement in the United States. She is credited with originating the term “birth control.”

In 1912 Sanger gave up nursing to devote herself to the cause of birth control and sex education, publishing a series of articles on the topics, including “What Every Girl Should Know” for the New York Call.

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1/x Looking forward to @WalterDGreason's convo w/
@nhannahjones about the #1619Project: #NHJatMac.

Walter joined @historyatmac at @Macalester this year. I'm proud to call him a friend.

cc: @profsbradley @kayewhitehead
@WalterDGreason @nhannahjones @historyatmac @Macalester @ProfSBradley @kayewhitehead @Sunny_Slaughter @ThereseSteiner @SlaughterDR @aaronlmorrison @digimentors @LBRolsky @MacalesterPres @sree @dviyer @PhdRachel 3/x "I've been working toward #1619Project my entire career. When the 400th anniversary was approaching...I was worried that it would be erased, obscured or minimized. I knew one essay would not be big enough." @nhannahjones

@Macalester's Thread 👇
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🪶Hiding behind this academic #freedom argument…” says a politician in Texas about university professors whose jobs he wants to cancel. Along with what they teach. Particularly #CriticalRaceTheory. “They could have asked myself”. But they didn’t and now he wants to “end #tenure
Other than critical race he mentions “defunding the police” and gender (“girls being deprived of sports scholarships”) and concludes: “and here’s what we gonna do … the key word tenure (he says it as if it was something perverse)… tenure? It’s time that that comes to an end”
“Tenure has outlived its time, because they (uni admin) don’t have control over their own universities” (one cannot fire those on TT during their six years evaluation!). Aim: “end all tenure for all new hires”… @PrecAnthro #IchbinHanna @culanth @FocaalBlog
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I am a recent but huge fan of @Freakonomics podcast. I've also been enjoying @DrBapuPod by @AnupamBJena

Episode today was about #ArtificialIntelligence in #medicine and I want to share my concerns about the discussion on racial disparities in knee pain (starting at 19:00)

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#1 - The suggestion that only pain that can be explained by pathology seen on a knee xray is "real, organic, genuine" and other pain is "in someone's head" is hugely problematic and detrimental to patients seeking care for #Chronicpain and providers.…
This is not aligned with the role of nervous system sensitization, psychological factors, and other mechanisms underlying the chronic pain experience.
Imp to note that #machinelearning model from xrays explained only 16% of variability in pain overall

@NatureMedicine @oziadias
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A Georgia Senate Committee hearing on Senate Bill 377 - an "educational gag order" bill concerning "divisive concepts" in k-12 and #highered. I'll try to live tweet. You can watch here: 1/X…
Sen. Bo Hatchett, its sponsor, said he is trying to prevent students being taught "divisive concepts" not US history. He reads and you can read bill here:…
By the way, he offers no proof that any of these concepts are being taught, were taught, are part of #CriticalRaceTheory
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