There’s also the fallacy of its imagery. The ad promotes the idea that protesting is, or should be, a party; I’ll bring the cause, you bring the Pepsi—and the fun! And what about the climactic image? The privilege involved in a white woman walking directly up to a police officer with no fear for her own safety, when a black demonstrator doing the same thing might have been arrested or even attacked. … [Read more...] about Kendall Jenner’s Black Lives Matter Pepsi Ad Makes Its Inglorious Return
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The company did not explain, however, how they planned to start fighting. They could start with donating some money, given that Jeff Bezos is on track to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026. Another recommendation, per the ACLU, “commit to stop selling face recognition surveillance technology that supercharges police abuse.” They were referring to the Amazon Ring, a video doorbell that has been slammed by civil rights organizations for incorporating facial recognition software and partnering with police departments. The fact that Amazon workers faced grueling conditions even before the global pandemic made delivery workers one of the most at-risk labor forces in the country, and even then, were denied hazard pay, sick leave, and basic sanitation seems like another good entry point. … [Read more...] about These Companies Have the Most Hypocritical Black Lives Matter Messaging
It is possible that some of these allegations were either exaggerated or fully fabricated in order to gin up tension on campus to further a politicized agenda. As previously documented, it’s happened in the past and the tactic of exploiting dubious stories has become a favored tactic of the Left. Just check out what happened at the University of Virginia last year over the Rolling Stone rape hoax. (RELATED: Rolling Stone Officially Retracts UVA Rape Hoax, Reporter Apologizes) … [Read more...] about Was Mizzou’s President Forced Out Over Wildly Exaggerated Claims?
Deans and professors now have to face the reality that they are hostages to left-wing campus agitators. They could face constant intimidation over expressing an unpopular viewpoint. If they don’t do some kind of action to rectify a perceived injustice, they will lose their job. If they don’t violate the rights of some students to appease more favored enrollees, they will have to endure an improvised show trial. … [Read more...] about Brace Yourself For Racial Activism In College Football
“It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed 'fell short of our standards.' We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it 'failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.' But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati,” Weiss wrote. … [Read more...] about Conservative NYT op-ed writer resigns, alleging ‘hostile work environment’