How to change the world properly

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Jordan Peterson (Prof. in Psychology & clinical psychologist) gives a great lecture on how young people should change the world.

Young people want, rightly, to change the world. But how might this be properly done? Dr Jonathan Haidt recently contrasted Truth University with Social Justice University. Social Justice U has as its advantage the call to social transformation. In this video, Peterson outlines why Truth is the proper route to societal improvement – and why that starts with the individual.

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Tennessee Enacts Nation’s “Most Comprehensive” Campus Free Speech Law…

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It’s About Time…

The eight page Campus Free Speech Protection Act was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam after passing the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate by votes of 85-7 and 30-0, respectively.

The law mandates that public colleges and universities in Tennessee adopt free speech policies consistent with the University of Chicago’s 2015 Stone Report. Chaired by Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone, the report’s findings were adopted last year to great fanfare. Despite his emphasis on campus free speech, Professor Stone is hardly a right-wing ideologue. He clerked with archliberal Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, chaired the Board of the American Constitution Society, a leading lefty-leaning lawyers’ association, and served on the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Tennessee law will expressly prohibit the use of so-called “free speech zones” to limit the areas of campus on which certain viewpoints can be heard…

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Resolution demands ‘permanent space’ for LGBTQ students

Clemson University’s student government has responded to pleas from student group leaders by passing a resolution calling for a “permanent space” for the “LGBTQ+ community” on campus.

The school is not commenting on the demand, other than to say that no space has been identified for the center at this time.

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CU-Boulder to offer ‘social justice living environment’

The University of Colorado at Boulder recently announced plans to transform one of its residence halls into a “Social Justice Living Environment” in the fall.

Hallett Hall will also host a new LLC for “black-identified students and their allies,” in addition to the “Spectrum LLC” it already offers for “LGBTQIA-identified students and their allies.”

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Frat’s construction-themed party called ‘racially insensitive’

The “FIJI” fraternity at the University of Chicago had to apologize for holding a construction-themed party to celebrate progress on renovations after students deemed it “racially insensitive” because it happened to occur on Cinco de Mayo.

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Toronto Steelworkers Union & ANTIFA Chase And Assault MAGA Hat Thought Criminals

Saturday was the monthly meeting of far-left Motion M-103 opponents and violent far-left ANTIFA. In this video Steelworkers union members join ANTIFA as they chase down a young member of the GMBT c…

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Music Legend Ella Fitzgerald Proves Cultural Appropriation Complaints Are Vapid

Amid the Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations, few note that she revived her career by consciously ‘whitening’ her vocal style in her nine Songbook albums.

Starting in 1956, she laid down the canon for the great (and mostly white) popular song composers and lyricists of the previous generation. Ella and her contemporaries would have been shocked that a new twenty-first-century blood-and-soil elite would try to dictate who could sing (and wear and eat) what. As the civil rights movement gathered force, that’s what she was musically trying to destroy. Cultural appropriation is the essence of American music and American culture.

Source: Music Legend Ella Fitzgerald Proves Cultural Appropriation Complaints Are Vapid