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Another woke company wakes up too late   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 5/26/22 by WALTER784; 17042 views.
WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Feb-27

DeSantis calls the bureaucrats' bluff

Story by Jay P Greene
Feb 11, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has a plan for freeing public universities from the stranglehold of their diversity, equity, and inclusion bureaucracies. Before DeSantis launched this effort, it was widely believed, even among those who recognized the dangers of DEI, that there was really nothing public officials could do about the problem. Just like the weather, it was simply something we would all have to learn to live with. Public universities were thought to be outside of political control, and academic culture was thought to be too committed to DEI goals. But DeSantis is proving that something can be done. His plan is likely to make significant progress in dismantling DEI in higher education.
 
DeSantis is showing that DEI is not beyond the reach of elected officials, at least not at public universities. In most states, public universities are state agencies, just like the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Game and Fish Commission. They may have their own boards of trustees, but those boards were created, and can be modified, by legislation, and their activities are governed by state laws and regulations. States can reorganize how public universities are structured to achieve public purposes better, just as they can reorganize the DMV. Lawmakers may alter the size and composition of the Game and Fish Commission, as well as the process for appointing those officials, and they can do the same with the boards of public universities.
 
SCHOOL CHOICE ROLLS ON
 
In the past, state officials refrained from addressing the rise of DEI bureaucracies in public universities, not out of an inability to do so legally but from a conviction that it was somehow inappropriate for them to interfere. DeSantis’s innovation was to recognize that this self-restraint was unnecessary, counterproductive, and based largely on a misunderstanding of what DEI bureaucracies actually are.
 
DEI units at universities are not faculty, nor are they engaged in the core functions of teaching and conducting research. They are staff with the ostensible purpose of helping welcome students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds to campus and creating conditions that facilitate their success. DEI staff members develop a set of practices and inculcate related dispositions that university leaders believe are necessary for welcoming diverse groups and ensuring that they thrive. One might say that DEI staff members articulate and enforce a university-approved orthodoxy regarding a set of divisive political concerns.
 
Let’s leave aside the appropriateness of university staff serving as a political commissariat to police an approved political ideology. DEI staff members clearly are not covered by traditional norms protecting academic freedom because their activities do not consist of teaching classes or conducting research. They are staff, just like the bureaucrats who run student housing or work in the bursar’s office. No one thinks that how students are assigned to housing or pay their bills are matters covered by academic freedom. By recognizing that public university DEI bureaucracies are protected by neither law nor norms of academic freedom, DeSantis has shed the self-imposed shackles that deterred earlier efforts to rein them in.
 
In the process, he has also demonstrated just how weak the support for DEI bureaucracies is in the academy outside of those bureaucracies themselves.
 
To dismantle DEI, DeSantis is pursuing a series of initiatives. Most directly, he has proposed “forbidding institutions from using any funding to support initiatives relating to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, critical race theory, and other programs he considers discriminatory.” Defunding the DEI bureaucracy is the most obvious way to dismantle DEI. But DeSantis understands that DEI activities may simply get renamed and reappear elsewhere within the university, so he does not rely solely on defunding DEI.
 
He is taking other steps to block any attempt to end-run his defunding effort. For instance, he is seeking to ban diversity statements from being required as part of hiring or promoting faculty. And he has appointed a slate of anti-DEI trustees to the New College of Florida, one of the state's smaller but most prestigious public institutions. Placing vocal critics of DEI, such as Chris Rufo and Mark Bauerlein, in charge of a state college has sent a clear signal to all of Florida’s state universities that DeSantis is serious about dismantling DEI.
 
To drive home the message, the newly appointed board removed the president of the New College in short order. That left no doubt. Senior university administrators who attempted to shield DEI would suffer consequences.
 
The 28 presidents of the Florida College System got the message. In a joint statement, they acknowledged, “The presidents of the Florida College Sy
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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Feb-27

When polled most people don’t like DEI. They prefer people gain access and job based on merit.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Feb-27

Yep... DEI needs to DIE in our education system.

And these common sense things that DeSantis is doing can be a blueprint for other states to pick up on and follow.

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WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Mar-2

Disney Releases Woke “Proud Family” Kids Show – Radical Children’s Show Pushes BLM Marxism, Anti-White Racism and Reparations (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Feb. 5, 2023 6:00 pm

The woke Disney company has once again proven its hateful, anti-American bias.
 
Woke Disney is teaching our children to be angry young communists, who hate themselves and hate their own country.
 
The second season of the reboot Disney+ animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premiered on February 1, just in time for Black History Month.
 
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In one of its upcoming episodes, “Juneteenth,” 14-year-old Penny and her friends decide to learn more about Juneteenth’s importance in her fictional town of Smithville, California. After digging deeper into Smithville’s history, they discover that the city’s founder was a slave owner.
 
In another scene, Penny and her friends were delivering a speech during which they claimed that “this country was built on slavery, which means slaves built this country.”
 
“The descendants of slaves continue to build this… slaves built this country.
 
“And we, the descendants of slaves in America, have earned reparations for their [suffering] and continue to earn reparations every moment we spend. Submerged in the systemic prejudice, racism, and white supremacy that America was founded with and still has not a tone for,” kids said.
 
The Disney show smears Abraham Lincoln and tells children that he DID NOT free the slaves.  What disgusting propaganda!
 
The show even promotes the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie.
 
Disney went all out on this one.
 
Watch the video below:
 
In another scene, as the kids were protesting, Maya’s parent Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins told his gay lover, Barry, to do something using his white privilege.
 
The same show was in the hot seat after its depiction of autism in one of its episodes.

Disney Releases Woke "Proud Family" Kids Show - Radical Children's Show Pushes BLM Marxism, Anti-White Racism and Reparations (VIDEO) | The Gateway Pundit

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Mar-2

Those shows aren’t as popular as they would like them to be. The sad thing about Disney is that they allowed themselves to be influenced by a few people in key decision positions who pushed them left, when the company itself may not have been.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784

Mar-2

I don't see anything sad other than the Democrat's woke policies have been so ingrained in our society that large companies like Disney will cut their own throats!

But hey, they made their choice... now they have to live with their decisions.

If they go under for it... so be it. It's because of their own undoing, regardless of what they were, they are no longer what they were!!!

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Mar-2

It’s sad because for decades Disney was one of the best places for families. Decent entertainment, fun theme parks. Everyone loses now.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784

Mar-2

When decent becomes corrupted and turns indecent, we need to refuse visiting them. Regardless of what they used to be, they are different now. 

They made their own bed... now they have to sleep in it.

The destruction to their reputation has already been done and I don't see them doing anything to move it back in the right direction. They seem to just continue doubling down in their warped stance.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Mar-3

Disney still owns the rights to some of the most popular and profitable entertainment content, as well as licensing rights.  They can turn it around easily by producing content people want alongside that which they don’t.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784

Mar-3

They can... YES!!!

The question is... WILL THEY?

And I've yet to see that with their double down tactics!!!

FWIW

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