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“Antiracism” Comes to the Heartland

For years, Americans have watched as educators have pushed deeply divisive “antiracism” programs in coastal cities such as Berkeley, Portland, and Seattle. Now “antiracism” has come to the heartland. Read More ›
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Radicals in the Classroom

The San Diego Unified School District has been radicalized. In recent months, the district has announced mandatory diversity training for teachers, added a new “ethnic studies” curriculum focused on racial grievance, and even abolished the requirement to turn in homework on time—all in the name of becoming, in the words of school board member Richard Barrera, “an anti-racist school district.” Last month, I reported on one of these training sessions, focused on “white privilege,” in which white teachers were accused of being colonizers on stolen Native American land and told “you are racist” and “you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies.” The trainers demanded that the teachers “confront and examine [their] white privilege,” “acknowledge when [they] feel white fragility,” and “teach others to see Read More ›

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Indoctrinating An Entire School System in PC Racism

What’s the goal here? Simply put, to transform Seattle schools into activist organizations. At the conclusion of the training, teachers had to explain how they will practice “anti-racist pedagogy,” address the “social-justice movements taking place” and become “anti-racist outside the classroom.” Read More ›
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Burn It Down

American cities are entering a period of chaos. Protests and riots have dominated headlines, but beneath the surface, activists are launching an unprecedented campaign to overthrow the traditional justice system. Read More ›
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Extortion Day

In the days preceding last week’s election, business owners boarded up their stores, fearing that the election might unleash another wave of destructive rioting. Then something miraculous happened. Read More ›
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History, Like Black Lives, Matters

The means to addressing excessive force by police shouldn’t be those used by two of the most notoriously brutal political movements of the Left — the French Revolutionaries of the Terror — and the Right — modern Germany’s National Socialists. Read More ›
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Lab Coat Tyranny

Public health authorities in California have unveiled a “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” that requires counties to meet new “health equity metrics” in order to emerge from the current Covid-19 lockdowns. It’s a broad experiment in social justice. Read More ›
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“Safe Injection Sites” Aren’t Safe, Effective or Wise. Just Ask Canadians

If you've never heard of "safe injection sites" — public facilities for drug users to consume heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine under the supervision of medical staff — you probably will soon. In cities such as Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, drug legalization activists have launched a campaign to create such sites. Read More ›
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“Marxism at the Barricades:” A Wealth & Poverty Forum with Dr. Carlo Lancellotti

In the third installment of our Wealth & Poverty Forum, Christopher Rufo, the director of the Center on Wealth & Poverty, interviews Dr. Carlo Lancellotti. Dr. Lancellotti is a professor of mathematics at CUNY Staten Island and the foremost translator of 20th-century Italian political philosopher Augusto Del Noce, who wrote ”The Crisis of Modernity” and ”The Age of Secularization.” Read More ›