Thursday we learned something truly astonishing: White people, unburdened by racism, sleep pretty damn well.
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 65 percent of Americans polled said they usually get at least seven hours of sleep per night, the benchmark recommendation. It’s self-reported data, not confirmed with any kind of tracking, but it’s fairly consistent with other estimates, the CDC says.
When the responses were broken down by race, they found that non-Hispanic whites had the highest rate of healthy sleep duration, at 66.8 percent. Close to 66 percent of Hispanics got seven-plus hours, as did 62.5 percent of Asians and 59.6 percent of Native Americans. Black people were at 54.2 percent, and multiracial people were at the bottom, with 53.6 percent. Overall, people who were employed and college-educated slept better, too.
Today, Thursday, 23rd of March 2017, we witness the opening salvo of an attack on both the Irish Constitution and Justice system. A motley collection of NGO’s, TD’s and “interested parties” (17 separate NGO’s are part of the official campaign, but numerous more individuals and organisations are presenting) making up the National Steering Group Against Hate Crime, a “hearing” in advance of introduction of the “hate crime” Bill at the Dail level. Which at this point, passage can be seen as a formality, as with “Traveller ethnicity bill” which went unopposed through same process. All Bills such as this have an arranged passage and the whip system will ensure no dissent is brooked. Though contacting your local TD is a worthwhile measure, as always.
Jewish man has been accused of spray-painting swastikas on his own house after he reported the incident to police as a hate crime.
Andrew King claimed he found two swastikas on his home in Schenectady, New York, last month.
Speaking to local newspaper The Daily Gazette at the time, he said “a vein of fear went right through me” when he saw the graffiti. “All that history attached to that Nazi symbol”.
But Mr King was this week arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident and police allege he painted the swastikas himself, CBS6Albany reports.
An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.’”
The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.
‘Two students at Pitzer College have demanded white women stop wearing hoop earrings, claiming that they “belong to the black and brown folks who created the culture.”
The student newspaper, the Claremont Independent, reported yesterday that a message spray-painted on the college’s free-speech wall said, “White Girl, take off your hoops!!!”
Germany’s justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million U.S.) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory “fake news.”
The plan proposed Tuesday marks a further step in Germany’s attempt to impose its strict domestic laws against incitement on the free-wheeling world of online chatter.
‘New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it.
The state Board of Regents on Monday is expected Monday to adopt a task force’s recommendation of eliminating the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test’
American colleges and universities are rife with safe-space clinging, ungrateful Social Justice Warriors (students and educators alike) who habitually lament racist and sexist America. One of their chief complaints is that women choose not to enter fields of science and math, which has been used as evidence of our allegedly massive “diversity problem.”
The truth, though, is that anti-Semitism doesn’t require individuals who participate in it to hate Jews, or even to care about Jews. Anti-Semitism is a way to structure hate and violence. Once the structure is in place, anyone can participate, whether they are personally invested or not. Prejudice doesn’t require intent. You don’t have to hate Jews to commit anti-Semitic acts.