The Power of Political Correctness


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Was Sterling just used for media circus? Alex Jones thinks so

‘On Monday, former FBI informant Al Sharpton was interviewed by TMZ. He said if Donald Sterling was not punished for making politically incorrect comments in a wiretapped telephone conversation with a duplicitous girlfriend, Sharpton would call for an advertising boycott of the NBA.

‘A few hours later, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced he had banned Sterling for life from the franchise and fined him $2.5 million.

‘This is how political correctness works in America. If a government condoned group extended special social and economic privilege feels slighted in any way, it now has the power to wage economic warfare on targeted individuals. Donald Sterling is hardly a raving Ku Klux Klan racist. He is a snobbish elitist who did not want his girlfriend to mingle with the hired help. He did not use the dreaded “N” word or issue the standard reprehensible racist epithets…’
infowars

Malaysia’s First Report on Flight 370 Reveals 4-Hour Search Gap
If flight 370 was indeed hijacked, why aren’t China and Malaysia declaring war?

‘The five-page report, embedded below, reveals that it was 17 minutes before officials noticed Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8 at 1:21 a.m., had vanished from the radar. Authorities waited for four hours before launching a search and rescue operation. The report gives no details as to why it took so long to activate those search efforts.

‘Authorities also released updated maps showing MH370’s possible flight paths, based on clues that officials have pieced together. It is still believed that the Boeing 777, which had 239 people on board, ended in the Indian Ocean. A few weeks ago, authorities determined the plane was traveling faster than they’d previously thought, thus burning through more fuel and possibly crashing in an area located about 1,100 miles from Perth…’
mashable

Sex and Race Discrimination in Academia Starts Even Before Grad School
‘A study published on April 22 (and currently under review) looked at how likely faculty were to respond to a request to meet with a student to informally discuss potential research opportunities—a scenario picked as a proxy for the many informal events that could boost an academic career and which fall outside institutions’ formal checks and balances. They found — overwhelmingly—that professors of all groups were more likely to respond to white men than women and black, Hispanic, Indian or Chinese students. Academics at private universities and in subjects that pay more on average were the most unresponsive…’
sciam

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