Wednesday, November 30, 2016

California Dreaming



From the University of California press room: 

UC, CSU and CCC leaders urge President-elect Trump to continue DACA
In a letter sent today (Nov. 29), University of California President Janet Napolitano joined with California State University Chancellor Timothy White and Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor-designate of the California Community College System, in calling upon President-elect Donald Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and allow California and the nation’s students known as Dreamers to continue to pursue their education in the United States.
A copy of the letter sent to President-elect Trump can be found here.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"devastating effects on international student recruitment"




IVC enrolls over 770 international students, according to our website.

Trump promise of Muslim ban could cost the U.S. billions from international students

“It is too soon to know the exact impact of this election on international student recruitment. However, policies proposed by the current president-elect, such as banning all Muslims from our country, could have devastating effects on international student recruitment,” said Marlene M. Johnson, NAFSA’s executive director and CEO.
“With approximately 15 percent of foreign students coming from Muslim-majority countries, we stand to lose the innumerable academic, cultural and foreign policy benefits that these students bring to our nation. In addition, we risk the loss of up to $4.9 billion to the U.S. economy and more than 60,000 jobs.”
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Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article114654133.html#storylink=cpy


“It is too soon to know the exact impact of this election on international student recruitment. However, policies proposed by the current president-elect, such as banning all Muslims from our country, could have devastating effects on international student recruitment,” said Marlene M. Johnson, NAFSA’s executive director and CEO.

“With approximately 15 percent of foreign students coming from Muslim-majority countries, we stand to lose the innumerable academic, cultural and foreign policy benefits that these students bring to our nation. In addition, we risk the loss of up to $4.9 billion to the U.S. economy and more than 60,000 jobs.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article114654133.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article114654133.html#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

If you got a blacklist, I want to be on it! Professor Watchlist wants YOU! And me! And your office mate!



From Inside Higher Ed:

Being Watched
New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”
By Colleen Flaherty November 22, 2016

excerpt:
A new website is asking students and others to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
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In a write-up of the project, Kirk said, “It’s no secret that some of America’s college professors are totally out of line” and that he often hears stories about “professors who attack and target conservatives, promote liberal propaganda and use their position of power to advance liberal agendas in their classroom. Turning Point USA is saying enough is enough. It’s time we expose these professors.”
To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Then we at Dissent suggest going over to Professor Watchlist and turning yourself in.

As Billy Bragg sings, "If you got a blacklist, I want to be on it."



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Chemerinsky in the OC Register: "for the next four years there will be a president who ran a campaign on racism and who expresses misogyny in his words and his acts"

Roquemore and Chemerinsky at IVC's 2016 commencement. 
from the OC Register:

For those who fear Trump, there’s only one option


Nov. 17, 2016
Updated Nov. 21, 2016 9:00 a.m.

By ERWIN CHEMERINSKY/ Contributing columnist

excerpt:
What do I tell my law students who feel despair at the election of Donald Trump as president and fear what it will mean for the law and the legal system? What do I tell my 22-year-old son who seriously wonders whether it is time to leave the country?
I try to tell them the institutions of American government are resilient and will protect our most cherished values, including the rule of law....
....I try to tell them the country has had a variety of different kinds of presidents before, and the pendulum swings back. Twelve years of Ronald Reagan and George Bush were followed by eight years of Bill Clinton; eight years of George W. Bush, followed by eight years of Obama. I try to reassure them that this too shall pass.
But then I realize that Reagan and George W. Bush had been governors of California and Texas respectively, the two largest states in the country. Trump is the least qualified person ever elected president. I remember that Reagan and Bush at least nodded to compassion. Reagan spoke of preserving a “safety net” for the less fortunate. Bush promised compassionate conservativism. I cannot find a shred of such rhetoric from Trump or those who supported him.....

To read the essay in its entirety, click here.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Long Beach City College: "Every single one of you belongs here and you are welcome on this campus – now and in the future."



From Long Beach City College President and Superintendent (and incoming Chancellor of California Community Colleges) Eloy Ortiz Oakley:

Dear Colleagues: As information, below is a message that I sent out to our students today. Please encourage any student who needs it to make use of our campus resources, including the upcoming counseling sessions.

Dear LBCC Students,

Across our country and throughout college campuses nationwide, people are processing the outcome of an unprecedented Presidential election. For many Americans, and indeed for many college students, this election has brought deep anxiety, discomfort, and uncertainty about the future. Undoubtedly, many of you have seen the responses in community and campus demonstrations, and statements by some that question the safety and rights of students from diverse backgrounds.

I feel compelled to address these concerns and reassure our students that Long Beach City College remains a safe, secure, and supportive environment for all of you. The diversity of our campus is one of our proudest and strongest qualities. We will continue to serve all of you and advocate on your behalf. Every single one of you belongs here and you are welcome on this campus – now and in the future.

While we are seeing some unrest within college and university campuses, we must remember that this unrest is an example of the unwavering rights we have in the United States to speak freely and engage in social action as a community. Our system remains strong and our campus will remain steadfast in its fair and equitable treatment for all students.

I encourage you, during this time of transition and uncertainty, to stay focused on your educational goals. Do not lose sight of what brought you to LBCC and the success that I know lies ahead for each and every one of you.

Campus resources are available to you, so please take advantage of these as you need them. Do not hesitate to contact LBCC’s Director of Student Health Services and Student Life Ginny DuRivage at 562-938-3986 if you have any concerns or need to utilize student support resources.

For more information, please see this flyer for upcoming support group sessions, and this statement from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Sincerely,

Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Superintendent-President

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CSU: “Our police departments will not honor ICE immigration hold requests”



from the San Francisco Examiner:

CSU police to protect undocumented immigrants from feds following Trump election

The California State University system will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities who are seeking to deport undocumented immigrants on the heels of the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, Chancellor Timothy White said Wednesday .

In his campaign speeches, Trump has pledged to begin mass deportations and to cut federal funding for cities that protect undocumented immigrants. The CSU system spans across sanctuary cities in the state including San Francisco, where law enforcement agencies limit their communication with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“Our police departments will not honor ICE immigration hold requests,” White said at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday in Long Beach.

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Something is Happening



Higbie: Yeah, and to be perfectly honest, it is legal. They say it will hold constitutional muster. I know the ACLU is going to challenge it. But I think it will pass. We’ve done it with Iran back a while ago. We did it in World War II with Japanese. Call it what you will… maybe wrong, but…




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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Donald Trump's America


Laguna Beach: "Last night my friends and I were on pch and got yelled 'beaners' and mocked for speaking spanish. Pretty hard to go out at night and have fun now. These were all white people in their fancy cars."

Orange: Angie reports that at a liquor store off Chapman Avenue, a man told her, "I don't know if you're a nigger, Puerto Rican, or a wetback but your ass is going back!" Her response: "Before you come out and offend, go get yourself an American car." He was driving a Honda.

Huntington Beach: At a grocery store, a man was told by the clerk he'd now have to buy a plastic bag, per California's new law. The man looked at his wife, and said "Oh great, now I have to pay this beaner for bags!!! Trump will overturn this, it's beyond stupid!"

Foothill High: A female student yelled, "Trump won, you motherfucker," to a biracial female student.

Anaheim Hills: At a CVS, a female customer on a cell phone said so the pharmacy staff could hear, "Mom, I don't know what to do, there's a stupid looking Asian chink here who doesn't know what she's doing" adding, "all these fucking Asians are taking the jobs. I don't even recognize any of these fucks — where are the old people that worked here?"

Fullerton: Jeanette Champion-Fanning reports: "I was putting my shopping cart away at Costco in Fullerton last Friday evening when someone shouted, "Murderer!" at a Muslim family. I couldn't figure out who did it because the coward yelled it from a line of moving cars."

Anaheim: Four white men outside the Packing House told a Latina to go back to her country.

Westminster: "I was walking from my car to 7-11 when an old guy walking out says, 'Sup man?' He seemed sarcastic, but I thought nothing of it and respond with a generic, 'How's it goin'?' He says, 'Good now.' [emphasis his]. I said, 'Glad you're good,' as I kept walking toward the door As he gets in his car, he says, 'Fucking chink,' and closes the door."

Westminster: Two white guys yell at parents walking their children to school "Get out! "Trump #1" and "Go back already."

Costa Mesa: At an ATM, a middle-aged white man tells a Latino, "You don't belong here, Mexican, can't wait for you to get deported. America will be great after all the Mexicans get deported and Donald Trump will make it happen."

Costa Mesa: At a Home Depot, two skinhead types yelled "Go back to Mexico" to Latinos and told a handicapped gentleman that this country didn't need "retards," either.

Santa Ana: Outside the police station, a man with an American flag T-shirt passed a Latina with two young girls and said "Two more months until no sanctuary cities. No more illegals!"

—From Here's a Few (OK, a LOT) of Hate Incidents in Orange County Inspired By Donald Trump's Win (OC Weekly)