… that someone has exposed which were behind a paywall. I’m merely acknowledging its existence.
As they mentioned in the post, the searchable index is temporarily down, but the cache remains up here: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafykbzaced4xstofs4tc5q4irede6uzaz3qzcdvcb2eedxgfakzwdyjnxgohq/
@approxinfinity Yeah but the thing is kids are finding racial messaging in books and everything in their world whether explicitly intended or implicitly. This is where implicit bias starts and the research is showing it starts as young as age 3. So if we aren’t going to explicitly talk to our kids about race they will form their own opinions mostly based on their parents implicit biases. Then the much more difficult work of unlearning has to happen.
Also, I saw no “with us or against us” message anywhere in the articles I shared. Maybe if you saw that you could point it out to me?
And our AG says the governor can’t mandate masks in school, back to the counties again. At first I thought he said it went back to May when our KS lg took her rights to Issue EO’s away, but then AG said it’s in the KS constitution. Not an expert in that field. But, I think the school or school boards can mandate them, and I feel confident they would. I wouldn’t trust the counties at all! If the no mask parents had a choice though️ we’d be doomed. Trumps kid won’t be in the classroom. Just today, since wed, 1005 new cases and 18 deaths.
@benshawks08 said in Let's Cancel Cancel "Cancel Culture"!:
The question then is do conservative students actually get lower grades based on their beliefs. That would be a major problem. One I’m very cognizant of as a teacher. I work hard in my classroom to make sure every voice can be heard and respected (unless that voice is continually disrespectful of others). As a teacher all I can do though is create an environment of openness. I do all I can to make sure my students don’t know my opinions on most matters because I don’t want them adopting my positions rather than figuring it out for themselves. Just about every educator I’ve ever met works to do the same, minus a few ultra conservatives believe it or not But I think that is more about this cult of Trump than real conservative thought.
I remember being taught abortion was evil and killing babies in school and being afraid to speak up because it seemed like everyone agreed. And while I now think that was wholly inappropriate in a public education setting, and I self censored, looking back I still feel I had the opportunity to speak up and didn’t. That’s the real crux of free speech to me. Not what is actually said or not. But what opportunity is there. That KSU student was free to say all the racist things he wanted and was rightly not removed from school, but nobody has to like him or take his views on race seriously. Getting a large backlash on Twitter and maybe losing some friends and clubs or whatnot is the consequence for that action.
People don’t have to like each other and if you need to be liked to feel comfortable in your job, welp, better censor yourself on the ideas you know people won’t like you for. Free speech isn’t, say whatever you want and you are free from criticism. It’s really the opposite. Say whatever you want but be ready for the criticism.
It maybe I’m like you @FarmerJayhawk and just pretty much think and say what I want. Some of that I do think comes from being in a position of power as a Straight white male (Sorry HEM) all of my life and knowing what I say or do only reflects on myself and not everyone else of my gender, sexuality or race.
I try to do the same, probably to the frustration of many who want their views affirmed rather than challenged. I had a few professors back in the day who openly mocked conservative views and I found it very unprofessional and not conducive to learning. Anyone who considers themselves of that persuasion would feel alienated and less likely to speak up and learn from that professor. I just really don’t like speech chilling environments.
@justanotherfan I would define it differently. To me, it’s the use of disproportionate sanction in relation to speech someone disagrees with. For example, trying to get someone fired for donating to a political candidate they don’t like.
@mayjay as someone of VERY German ancestry (my great grandpa was named Adolph after all) I’m fully aware of the anti-German bigotry that went on back then. They even had to change their last name to avoid some of the worst discrimination. But to my point, that’s precisely the issue here. There’s creeping illiberalism on the left and right and I think it’s dangerous. Back then, at least there wasn’t social media and the internet that made it much, much easier to track someone (and possibly their employer) down and demand their metaphorical head on a pike. Bringing up past instances of bad behavior doesn’t excuse bad behavior now. I don’t want to mimic the police that turned firehoses on black protestors just because of their willingness to speak out. I also don’t want a culture where it’s socially acceptable for the paper of record to foster a work environment hostile to anyone who doesn’t toe an ideological line or get a guy fired for making an ok sign or tweeting a rather benign study. It’s not about left vs. right, it’s about liberal vs. illiberal.
KSU’s president has announced that KSU cannot legally expell the student for his George Floyd comments which I think most here knew that was the case. They are creating some new diversity programs to appease the student athletes since expulsion would be illegal in this case.
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@FarmerJayhawk said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
So after an almost 4 hour KBOR meeting, they put out a meaningless statement and Pres. Golden stays. Nobody ends up looking good. Well done everyone!
It was for show. They couldn’t fire him without destroying any chance of getting a decent replacement. They also risked losing students over it. They might have gained some conservative students, but given the school’s location, that’s unlikely.
They had to appear to appease the political actors, but their hands were tied. Who would have wanted that job after seeing the previous holder get canned only a few months in?
And for losing 8 figures in donations and pledges to the school for how he handled it.
We should invite dissenting opinions, uncomfortable symbols, and all that is freedom.
Absolutely. The problem I’m having with free speech these days is the amplifying and bias that comes from social media consciously and unconsciously via machine learning algorithms.
For example, Facebook changing their platform to foster a sense of community inadvertently leading toward the large scale growth of Q Anon supporters.
Throwing in big media and a president promoting conspiracy theories and it’s a mess.
There’s nothing wrong with freedom of speech (and a lot right!), but public figures and corporations fostering disinformation for personal benefit, society be damned, is a problem.
It’s not so different than your concerns about thug culture being glorified.
Freedom of speech needs to be protected. But it also can be a threat to itself.