The Legislature is also considering a bill that would permit residents to deny recognition of same-sex marriages on religious grounds. Nearly eight years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and several months after Congress codified gay nuptials, Iowa legislators proposed banning such unions in their state constitution. “In accordance with the laws of natureContinue reading “Iowa legislators propose a ban on same-sex marriage”
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CDC director rebukes DeSantis for telling teens to remove masks: ‘It is absolutely their choice’
‘Those students should have been comfortable wearing a mask’ Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has rebuked Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for scolding a group of teenagers for wearing masks. “Those students should have been comfortable wearing a mask,” Dr Walensky told MSNBC. “It is absolutely their choice.” The high school students wereContinue reading “CDC director rebukes DeSantis for telling teens to remove masks: ‘It is absolutely their choice’”
“Ukrainians Only”: Nigerian Student Fleeing War Describes Rampant Racism Against Africans at Border – Democracy Now!
The United Nations reports more than 800,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia attacked last week, but many foreign nationals trying to escape have described racist discrimination and abuse, saying they were turned away from buses and at the border, while Ukrainians were welcomed with open arms. We speak with one of the African studentsContinue reading ““Ukrainians Only”: Nigerian Student Fleeing War Describes Rampant Racism Against Africans at Border – Democracy Now!”
The secret plan behind Florida’s “don’t say gay” bill: Bankrupting public education
Republicans seek to use “don’t say gay” bills to gut public education like they did abortion access Republicans widely view the “critical race theory” hoax as a crucial component to regaining the governorship of Virginia in 2021, so it’s not a surprise that the party is rapidly expanding its national war on educators under the guise ofContinue reading “The secret plan behind Florida’s “don’t say gay” bill: Bankrupting public education”
Let’s talk about HB2161 in Arizona – Beau of the Fifth Column
Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools
The Florida Senate Education Committee passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would bar school districts from encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity. The Parental Rights in Education bill, commonly referred to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its critics, would apply to such topics in primary grade levels, as well asContinue reading “Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools”
Ukrainian schools prepare kids for possible attack – DW News
Ukrainian schools are preparing children for the possibility of a Russian invasion. Armed conflict with Russian backed separatists has been going on for years. But given the latest escalations, schools want their students to be prepared.
MAGA Party Lawmakers Banning Books To Ease ‘White Discomfort’ – MSNBC
GOP lawmakers in 22 states have unveiled bills to limit teachings about race and sexuality in public schools. Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” and Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” have now joined the list of works banned by local school boards for so-called “objectionable” content. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Professor Brittney Cooper to discuss.
Let’s talk about Maus, Tennessee, and failing a test – Beau of the Fifth Column
A third of students think Holocaust exaggerated or fabricated: study
Nearly a third of North American students think the Holocaust was exaggerated or fabricated, according to a new study, which also found that 40 per cent of students reported learning about the Holocaust through social media. “They’re getting information from who knows where and it’s resulting in… (them thinking), did this event in history happen?” theContinue reading “A third of students think Holocaust exaggerated or fabricated: study”