One of the quotes found in the piece (not the author)…“It’s just such a privilege to be able to go to the ocean and be at the ocean and it’s a shame that it’s a privilege that’s often reserved for straight white folks.”
The English department at Rutgers wants to put less emphasize on standard grammar that everyone abides by in order to promote greater racial equality.
If you can’t write and speak correctly, I would think that would be a detriment when it comes time to enter the workforce.
83/ Landscape architecture
Landscape architecture is problematic because the people in that profession are mainly white.
84/ Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol is problematic because there are “instances of gender and social inequality that go unchecked on the show.”
Bird names are problematic because some birds were named after people who held racist views.
86/ Artificial intelligence
Research from University of Cambridge AI department notes that machines have distinct racial identities and this perpetuates real world racial stereotypes.
An example they gave? They said most virtual voices in devices “talked in standard white middle-class English” and “ideas of adding black dialects have bee dismissed as too controversial or outside the target market.”
87/ Being punctual
The author suggests that being on time is a colonial concept and is discriminatory because not everyone can afford to be on time. So if you expect people to show up on time, then you’re a racist.
A scientist attracted the ire of people after he tweeted “C elegans. They wiggle forward. They wiggle backwards. And occasionally they f**k themselves. That’s it.”
People int he worm community (apparently there is one) found the joke to be offensive and bigoted.
One user said “Look, I’m sure he thinks this is all hilarious. But many of us have had grants and papers rejected based on *exactly* this reason”.
89/ Alien Versus Predator
The Alien and Predator franchise is racist because the creatures are dark-skinned.
Yup. An op-ed appearing on “the paper of record” questioning whether their children can be friends with someone from a different race. The author writes “As against our gauzy national hopes, I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible.”
91/ Singing Jingle Bells
“The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is, as we shall see, a prime example of a common misreading of much popular music from the nineteenth century in which its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history,” Hamill argues in her research paper.
This article is brought to you by The Walrus. The author asserts that non-white journalists have to walk a tight rope because newsrooms try to stay away from publishing racialized narratives.
Melissa Chen’s had a wonderful rebut to this assertion on her Twitter. She said “Destroying the epistemic authority of objectivity is one of the most harmful manifestations of wokeness. What’s left are lived experience and a moral hierarchy that determines whose narratives matter more. Not only is this the death of journalism; it’s the death of civilization.”