Hate speech over social media prompted the president of Western Washington University in Bellingham to suspend all classes Tuesday.
A message from President Bruce Shepard says the hate speech targeted "students of color."
"I need to be VERY clear here: we are not talking the merely insulting, rude, offensive commentary that trolls and various other lowlife's seem free to spew, willy nilly, although there has been plenty of that, too," Shepard wrote. "No, this was hate speech." read more
A popular meditation technique that's intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice, according to new research. The study found that just seven minutes of Loving-Kindness Meditation (LKM), a Buddhist practise that promotes unconditional kindness towards oneself and others, is effective at reducing racial bias. Lead researcher Alexander Stell, a doctoral student in psychology, said: "This indicates that some meditation techniques are about much more than feeling good, and might be an important tool for enhancing inter-group harmony."
Yoga has become the latest victim of political correctness on university campuses after a free class was cancelled because of complaints that the lessons were an unacceptable "cultural appropriation" of a non-Western practice. read more
The urban dictionary defines cultural Marxism as "The gradual process of destroying all traditions, languages, religions, individuality, government, family, law and order in order to re-assemble society in the future as a communist utopia. This utopia will have no notion of gender, traditions, morality, God or even family or the state."
There is no shortage of Lenin's "useful idiots" with brains addled by drugs and agitated by paid Alinsky-style community organizers. "Useful idiots" are easily manipulated individuals without a compass, without a country, with allegiance to global citizenship and Mother Gaia, humans ruled by emotion and devoid of rational thinking. They are used skillfully to implement cultural Marxism, to disseminate poisonous ideas, chaos, decadence, and worthless entertainment parading as art. read more
Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), under the leadership of Professor Magnus Berggren, have used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic circuits.
The article featured in the journal Science Advances demonstrates wires, digital logic, and even displays elements -- fabricated inside the plants -- that could develop new applications for organic electronics and new tools in plant science. read more