Wednesday, July 17, 2019

MixedTimes - Tom Ciccotta

Report: Google's 'Respectful Code' Policy Censors Politically Incorrect Terms

Report: Google's 'Respectful Code' Policy Censors Politically Incorrect Terms

A new report suggests that Google will adopt a "respectful code" policy that will eliminate politically incorrect terms used at the company in its programming. The new policy bans common programming terminology like "master and slave," widely found in both software and hardware, to fight the "harmful effects of bias and discrimination.

Anti-Trump Hampshire College Struggles to Enroll Students

Anti-Trump Hampshire College Struggles to Enroll Students

A small college in Massachusetts known for its opposition to President Donald Trump is fighting to keep its doors open with dwindling enrollment — including an incoming freshman class of 15 students.

George Washington High School to Erase 'Offensive' George Washington Mural

George Washington High School to Erase 'Offensive' George Washington Mural

George Washington High School in San Francisco, California, plans to remove an "offensive" mural of George Washington. At a school board meeting this week, no board members spoke in defense of the historical art, which one speaker claims causes "visual offense.

Burger King Mocked for Mental Health Meals

Burger King Mocked for Mental Health Meals

Burger King sparked criticism and mockery on social media for a new product line called "Real Meals" that was launched it coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.

Trinity College Professor: 'Whiteness Is Terrorism'

Trinity College Professor: 'Whiteness Is Terrorism'

Controversial Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams wrote that "whiteness is terrorism" in a recent social media post. Underscoring the extremism present on many college campuses, Williams claimed his comments are"not controversial in the academy.

Christian Dean at Rider University Resigns in Protest of Campus Chick-fil-A Ban

Christian Dean at Rider University Resigns in Protest of Campus Chick-fil-A Ban

A dean at Rider University resigned from her post as a protest over the administration's decision to ban Chick-fil-A from campus. CynthiaNewman, the dean of the Rider College of Business, said in a statement that her values as a Christian align with those of Chick-fil-A, values Rider feels have "not sufficiently progressed enough" to fit in on campus.

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