A Georgetown University professor went on a profanity-laced Twitter tear to voice her opposition to Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than 30 years ago.
Dr. Carol Christine Fair, who was one of the Provost's Distinguished Associate Professors in 2017, is an associate professor within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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Fair recently tweeted that the “GOP doesn't care about women. We knew this. Fuck them.” Fair then quoted from a Washington Post article about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her more than 30 years ago.
"Senate Republicans signaled they plan to move ahead on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination despite a decades-old sexual misconduct allegation." Fair tweeted, adding her own commentary by stating that the “CA Prof who wrote letter speaks out about Kreepy Kavanaugh.”
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Fair also referenced a tweet from liberal North Carolina Pastor John Pavlovitz, who criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham for urging the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh. Pavlovitz said Graham's tweet is an example of "what it looks like when you've lost your soul."
“Nope. The ratfucker never had one," Fair tweeted in response to Pavlovitz. "He got two assholes instead. The second one acts like a mouth...except it spews shit en lieu of verbiage.”
More recently, Fair sent a tweet in which she referred to Mark Judge, who was in the room when the alleged sexual assault occurred, according to Kavanaugh's ac
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Student ambassadors at Cornell University were given an “orientation packet” ahead of welcoming the incoming freshman class. The packet contains a sheet of categories labeling certain groups as having “privilege” or being “oppressed.”
Campus Reform obtained a copy of the document from a concerned student who felt the content was inappropriate. The sheet outlines social issues and designates certain demographics as privileged or oppressed in a “U.S. Context.” The 15 categories range from gender identity to martial/parental status, education level, and “use of English.”
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Over the course of three weeks, Campus Reform gave Cornell University multiple opportunities to confirm or deny the packet was distributed. University spokesman John Carberry eventually responded to Campus Reform on Wednesday but did not deny the student's account, saying that Cornell “will not be participating” or commenting on the issue.
According to the document, if you speak “accented English” you are marginalized or oppressed compared to “‘proper’ English” speakers who are privileged. If your parents are married or “in a heterosexual relationship” you are privileged while “divorced; LGBTQ parent; domestic partnership” and “single parent” individuals are oppressed.
If you are “temporarily able-bodied,” you must have privilege according to the sheet as “people with a physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability” are oppressed. The document also lists “age” as a category, ranking those in their “30s to early 50s” privileged compared to “younger and older” demographics.
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Altogether, if an incoming female Cornell student is a racial minority, has an accent, is in their late teens or early 20s, and was raised
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A Washington State University fraternity was accused of culturally appropriating the Asian-American Pacific Islander community after the group wore grass skirts for charity.
The WSU Phi Gamma Delta fraternity (FIJI) held an event Monday to raise money for an unknown charity cause. During the event, they wore grass skirts to “serenade” several sororities on campus, according to a statement released by the Interfraternity Council (IFC), an organization which oversees Greek life at WSU.
“Their actions represent clear examples of cultural appropriation which does not align with the values of the Interfraternity Community, or Washington State University,” the statement, released Tuesday, read. “The Interfraternity Council condemns these and all acts of cultural appropriation regardless of the intention behind them.”
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It is unclear if complaints were filed against FIJI by students or if WSU administration will punish the organization. However, the IFC has taken responsibility for the incident and is disciplining the fraternity.
A video of the incident can be found here.
I’m going to bed tonight exhausted, angry and tired. Tired of this. Tired of the work our communities have to do to fight this. Tired of students we have to sit next to everyday thinking this is ok. Tired of the lack of action on the part of WSU administration. Tired of it all. pic.twitter.com/3rpmtN6II8— Harald Hyllseth (@HHyllseth) September 18, 2018
FIJI members have agreed to apologize to “those harmed,” receive education on cultural appropriation and cultural competency, as well as “participate in cross-community forums” with groups affected by the incident. The fraternity has also been called to go before the WSU Greek Standards Board, according to the IFC.
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FIJI also released a statement Tuesday, apologizing for the incident.
“We understand that our behavior was inappropriate and culturally insensitive,” the apology stated. &ldq
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