Professor At Columbia University Rips American Flag As A ‘Symbol Of Genocide’

An adjunct lecturer at Columbia University took to Twitter this week to launch a vile attack on the American flag, claiming that it is a hateful “symbol of genocide.” Professor Blasts The American Flag Professor Anthony Zenkus, who is a professor at the Ivy League institution’s school of social work, responded to a tweet saying that the hammer and sickle “is a symbol of genocide.” “[T]he hammer and sickle is a symbol of genocide,” the original tweet read. “What you gonna admire next, the swastika?” “The American Flag is a symbol of genocide. Unless centuries of slavery and the vanquishing of Native American nations doesn’t figure into your equation,” Zenkus responded. RELATED: Liberal Professor Calls For Cops To Be Strangled With ‘Intestines Of The Last Capitalist’ – Whines About Getting Death Threats The American Flag is a symbol of genocide. Unless centuries of slavery and the vanquishing of Native American nations doesn't figure into your equation. https://t.co/cSmea0zcNX — Prof Zenkus (@anthonyzenkus) October 16, 2020 Zenkus’ faculty profile at Columbia states that he was “trained by Vice President Al Gore as a presenter in his Climate Reality Project, and has been an organizer with Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage, and an ally in the Movement for Black Lives.” Support Conservative Voices! Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox. The profile also describes him as an “activist on issues of racial justice, income inequality, and climate justice.” According to Common Dreams, Zenkus is a licenses social worker and an educator in social work who “trains judges, law enforcement, medical professionals, and educators on sexual violence and trauma.” RELATED: College Professor Blames Trump Voters For Coronavirus Deaths – ‘F*** Each And Every Trump Supporter’ Zenkus More Of A Social Justice Warrior Than A Social Worker  One user wrote on Rate My Professors back in 2018 that in the classroom, however, Zenkus is more of a social justice warrior than a social worker. “Prof. Zenkus is clearly passionate about what he does, but he comes off as more of a social justice warrior than a social worker,” the user wrote. “He is very idealistic and shares his personal view very openly. Check out his Twitter and you’ll see what I mean. He is very intelligent and I did enjoy taking his class, so at least there is that.” Zenkus was added to Turning Point USA’s Professor Watchlist after “responding to a conservative journalists [sic] comment” about an apparently pro-capitalism CNN tweet. “Zenkus responded to the pro-capitalism tweet sent by the journalist by saying, ‘Odd how you forget the millions who died under #capitalism. The two world wars, centuries of slavery, and the genocide of native americans [sic]. Bet they didn’t think that was cool either,'” Turning Point USA explained. It’s absolutely terrifying that this is the type of person who is shaping the minds of the next generation. This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on October 29, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission. Read more at LifeZette:Mayor de Blasio Pledges To Take Swift Action Against NYPD Cop Caught Praising TrumpHollywood Liberals Lose Their Minds Over Amy Coney Barrett’s ConfirmationBarrett Confirmed in Perfect Scenario For Trump The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Political Insider.

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Jake Tapper Rips Trump Over Comments About The Black Community, Van Jones Fires Back ‘He Doesn’t Get Enough Credit’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper hammered the President for remarks he made about the black community, only to be rebutted by analyst Van Jones who said actually, Trump “doesn’t get enough credit” for the “good stuff he has done.” The exchange highlights a chasm between media reporting of Trump’s accomplishments for the black community and what people are actually feeling in those communities about his efforts. Tapper began by taking exception to comments made during the last presidential debate in which Trump said he’s “done more” for the Black community than any president with the “possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.” The President also declared himself as the “least racist” person in the room. “Eight in ten black Americans believe that Trump is a racist, according to a Washington Post/Ipsos poll earlier this year,” Tapper criticized, failing to acknowledge the media and his own network’s role in fomenting that myth. “Why does the president make comments like that instead of acknowledging that he has said things that seem insensitive but he wants to work on it?” he continued. Why? Because actions speak louder than words, Jake. You’re so hung up on ‘insensitive’ words taken out of context that you can’t see the accomplishments. ‘Nobody has done more for the black community than Donald Trump and if you look, with the exception – possible exception – of Abraham Lincoln, nobody has done what I’ve done.’ #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/p3iu3iRIZa — ITV News (@itvnews) October 23, 2020 Support Conservative Voices! Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox. RELATED: Trump Campaign Announces Record-Breaking $26 Million Fundraising Haul After Debate Performance Van Jones Defends Trump After Tapper’s Attack Tapper likely didn’t see Van Jones, a prominent black analyst for the same network, coming to the President’s defense. But that’s exactly what happened. “I think it’s really unfortunate because Donald Trump, and I get beat up by liberals every time I say it but I keep saying it, he has done good stuff for the Black community,” Jones fired back. “Opportunity Zone stuff, Black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal stuff, I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formally incarcerated, in the White House, embraced them, treated them well,” he continued. “There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.” Van Jones: President @realDonaldTrump “has done good stuff on criminal justice, on opportunity zones, and on Black colleges”https://t.co/AGgMAzBP0n pic.twitter.com/N9VQgOZBY5 — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 23, 2020 RELATED: James Woods Is Fired Up After Biden Says America Is ‘An Idea’ We’ve ‘Never Lived Up To’ He’s Right, Tapper is Wrong President Trump listed his numerous accomplishment for the black community during the same debate, something Tapper ignored in trying to argue against the Lincoln comparison. “Criminal justice reform, prison reform, Opportunity Zones with Tim Scott, a great Senator from South Carolina,” Trump said. “He came in with this incredible idea for Opportunity Zones. It’s one of the most successful programs. People don’t talk about it,” lamented the President. Tapper dutifully proves him right. A real journalist would have pointed out both sides of the argument. Tapper is not a real journalist. President @realDonaldTrump in #Wisconsin lists his accomplishments for Black Americans: We got criminal justice reform done, opportunity zones done, and I funded HBCUs with more money than they were even looking for pic.twitter.com/6SsiEUtOBH — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 18, 2020 It’s worth noting that Scott, whom Trump mentioned, has predicted the President “will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support” on election day. .@SenatorTimScott to Neil: President Trump will see a 50% increase in his African American support, it will go from 8% in 2016 to a minimum of 12% in 2020 pic.twitter.com/a0eCJI70wo — Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) February 20, 2020 CBS reporter Major Garrett declared just before the new year that even Barack Obama would be envious of President Trump’s record with minorities. “That is a legacy on the agenda side that almost any president after three years would want to claim, particularly President Obama,” Garrett said. CBS News’ Major Garrett: President @realDonaldTrump has a policy legacy of helping minority communities that “any president…would want to claim” pic.twitter.com/H4G3JQbJpM — Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 29, 2019 In the interim, President Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters has nearly doubled … in one week. Morning Reader Data Points: National Daily Black Likely Voter Job Approval For @POTUS – October 19-23, 2020 Mon 10/19 – 25%Tue 10/20 – 24%Wed 10/21 – 31%Thu 10/22 – 37%Fri 10/23 – 46% — Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 23, 2020 Charlamagne Tha God, a popular African-American radio host, recently had thoughts on why young black voters were opening up to President Trump. “I think it’s because Trump is talking to young black male voters, he’s directing ads toward them,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon. “They are a group that never get courted.” Charlamagne went on to suggest that the “old democratic regime” speaks to “older black men and they think everybody else is going to fall in line.” “They speak to older black men and think the rest of us all speak the same language.” Charlamagne Tha God tells Don Lemon “Trump is actually talking to young black male voters, he’s directing ads toward them. They are a group that never get courted.” pic.twitter.com/w1Xpi7Za8R — Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) October 21, 2020 It wasn’t all praise for President Trump from Van Jones, however, as he accused him of sending mixed messages to white nationalists. “The Black community can appreciate some of the stuff that he’s done, but when they see him playing footsie on Twitter with these white nationalists organizations, it just wipes it all out,” Jones claimed.

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Trump Campaign Announces Record-Breaking $26 Million Fundraising Haul After Debate Performance

The Trump campaign has announced a record-breaking online fundraising effort following Thursday night’s debate performance, raking in a massive $26 million. “This was the re-election effort’s largest digital fundraising day ever, raising 30 percent more and reactivating 20 percent more past donors than previous debates,” they announced. The campaign claims that October “is already Trump Victory’s largest online fundraising month ever” and is being used to power “the largest infrastructure in political history” just days before the election. The Hill reports that the President’s campaign will use the latest haul to air ads in Minnesota where the RealClearPolitics average suggests Biden is leading by six points. The Trafalgar Group, one of the only polls to nail the 2016 election results, however, has President Trump within o.4%. Largest digital fundraising day EVER!!!! https://t.co/X4hZkBLbya — Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 23, 2020 RELATED: Biden Vows To Provide Pathway to Citizenship For 11 Million Illegals – Tells America ‘We Owe Them’ Did Trump’s Solid Debate Performance Lead to the Massive Fundraising? Perhaps it was President Trump’s markedly improved debate performance Thursday that led to the massive influx of cash. Support Conservative Voices! Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox. The President slammed Joe Biden’s terrible economic agenda, which would cost the average family an estimated $6,500 per year. “His plan is an economic disaster,” Trump said. President @realDonaldTrump: $6,500 will be taken away from American families under Joe Biden’s plan#Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/cLuF8JowO9 — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 23, 2020 Trump also condemned Biden’s plan to eliminate America’s oil industry. “Basically, what he’s saying is he is going to destroy the oil industry,” he said. Joe Biden says he would “transition away from the oil industry”#Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/ZfIS3WNGgH — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 23, 2020 President Trump was very successful in highlighting his many accomplishments for Black Americans. “Criminal justice reform, prison reform, Opportunity Zones… Historically Black Colleges and Universities…” he recalled. “[Biden has] been in government 47 years and never did a thing, except in 1994, when he did such harm to the Black community,” Trump continued. President @realDonaldTrump lists his many accomplishments for Black Americans. The only thing Joe Biden ever did for Black Americans was put them in jail with the 1994 crime bill.#BlackVoicesForTrump #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/VLBMF297UX — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 23, 2020 Trump managed to call out Biden for his family profiting off of his position and power in foreign countries while noting that he’s done little to help the American people as a career politician. Something we reported would be necessary to win the debate. “You keep talking about all these things you’re going to do, but you were there just a short time ago, and you guys did nothing,” the President railed. President @realDonaldTrump: I ran because Joe Biden and Barack Obama did a horrible job#Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/RZLP8s9qb3 — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 23, 2020 RELATED: James Woods Is Fired Up After Biden Says America Is ‘An Idea’ We’ve ‘Never Lived Up To’ The Pendulum Is Swinging Back In Trump’s Favor The Trump fundraising haul comes shortly after the Biden campaign announced records of their own in August and September. Biden announced a massive fundraising effort, bringing in $383 million in September after they had already set a record of $364.5 million raised in August. The Political Insider reported that the numbers, while impressive, don’t exactly translate to victory. Hillary Clinton lost spectacularly in the 2016 election despite far-outpacing Trump in committee money and more than doubling his total in “outside money.” Trump had to rally in that historic election, as you’re well aware. It remains to be seen if the President’s debate performance will rake in votes along with the money. But the momentum is on his side just 11-days out from Election Day. “Trump won this debate, handily,” former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said. “Biden wasn’t a force at all. Trump was substantive, on-point, well-tempered. Definitely helped himself, when it mattered most.” Thank you Megyn! https://t.co/sC71EEWIOd — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020 Biden’s oil industry and fracking comments may also turn voters off in critical battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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University Offers 12-Step Program Based On AA To Help People ‘Recover’ From Being White

The University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work is offering a 12-step webinar series that is based on Alcoholics Anonymous and is meant to help people “recover” from being white. Program To Help People ‘Recover’ From Being White The program was launched by therapist Cristina Combs, an alumna of the school, and the plan is outlined in Part 1 of the series, “Recovery from White Conditioning: Building Anti-Racist Practice and Community.” The webinar’s website states that Combs, who happens to be white herself, created the plan “after years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys.” “In this model, we are, in fact, centering whiteness, but we are centering it differently: to expose it, study its patterns, and to transform its violent legacy,” Combs said at the start of her lecture, according to College Fix. “I am on traditional Dakota land,” she added, referring to the Native American tribe that originally settled in Minnesota. Combs then went on to acknowledge “George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all of the other lives stolen from families and communities and our world due to police brutality and state-sanctioned violence.” RELATED: Professor Says College Football’s Return Is A ‘Reflection Of Racism & Capitalism’ Point Of The Lecture Is To ‘Decenter Whiteness Once all of that was out of the way, Combs explained that the point of the lecture was to “decenter whiteness.” “What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘white supremacy?’” she asked, proceeding to answer the question by showing a slide that depicted pictures of Ku Klux Klan members as well as white nationalists in Charlottesville. Combs then removed the images and showed a side of just her face. “When BIPOC activists would use the term ‘white supremacy’ to talk about the systems that needed to change and the work that white people needed to do, my instinct was to recoil,” she explained. “It felt like too hard or too raw of a word, and I didn’t like it. And I ultimately realized that that is my ego.” Support Conservative Voices! Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox. “Stepping into that tension and accepting my connection to white supremacy has been a freedom of sorts to show up in better alignment with my values and do the work for the rest of my life,” she added.  RELATED: Professor Of African American Lit At Auburn University Says ‘F*ck Every Single Cop’ 12-Step Plan Finally, Combs revealed her specific 12-step plan, which can be seen in the powerpoint for the lecture: Step 1: “We admitted that we had been socially conditioned by the ideology of white supremacy—that our minds were subject to racial biases, often unconsciously so.” Step 2: “We came to believe that we could embrace our ignorance as an invitation to learn.” Step 3: “We develop support systems to keep us engaged in this work.” Step 4: “We journeyed boldly inward, exploring and acknowledging ways in which white supremacist teachings have been integrated into our minds and spirits.” Step 5: “We confessed our mistakes and failings to ourselves and others.” Step 6: “We were entirely ready to deconstruct previous ways of knowing, as they have been developed through the lens of white supremacy.” Step 7: “We humbly explored new ways of understanding…proactively seeking out new learning and reconstructing a more inclusive sense of reality.” Step 8: “We committed ourselves to ongoing study of our racial biases, conscious or unconscious, and our maladaptive patterns of white supremacist thinking.” Step 9: “We develop strategies to counteract our racial biases.” Step 10: “We embraced the responsibility of focusing on our impact, more than our intentions, in interactions with people of color.” Step 11: “We engage in daily practices of self-reflection.” Step 12: “We committed ourselves to sharing this message with our white brothers, sisters, and siblings…in order to build a supportive recovery community and to encourage personal accountability within our culture. Oh boy. If that isn’t racism, I don’t know what is! This piece was written by James Samson on October 17, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission. Read more at LifeZette:Barrett Shines In Final Day of Questioning Before The Senate12 Year-Old Praises Trump At School: Teacher Asks Why He Supports ‘A Racist And A Pedophile’ – Bad MoveAt Miami Town Hall, Trump Again Debates Against Moderator The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Political Insider.

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Judicial Watch and Legal Insurrection Investigate University Retaliation against Professor Who Questioned ‘Systemic Racism’

September 16, 2020 | Judicial Watch Professor Charles Negy targeted after raising questions about leftist positions on race (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it has joined with Legal Insurrection Foundation to file a Florida public records request for communications at the University of Central Florida (UCF) related to Professor Charles Negy, who was attacked by campus leftists and the university administration after he raised questions about systemic racism. In August, Legal Insurrection wrote that “After Negy questioned claims of ‘systemic racism’ and asserted ‘black privilege is real,’ [referring to affirmative action, etc.] there has been a university-wide pile-on, with Negy alleging UCF is soliciting complaints against him and conducting an abusive investigation in an effort to justify firing him.” The UCF student senate passed a resolution asking for Negy’s termination, and there were protests on campus and at Negy’s home. UCF President Alexander Cartwright participated in a campus protest an also took to social media, tweeting, “we do not tolerate hate speech and must be unequivocally anti-racist in our words, actions and online behavior. Whenever we find discrimination in our community, we will take decisive action to stamp it out.” Michael Johnson, the interim provost, told The New York Times that Negy’s views are “vile.” Negy reportedly “has worked at UCF since 1998 and earned tenure in 2001, a status that can make it harder to fire him.” The public records request asks for records mentioning Negy, Cartwright, and other university officials, as well as communications with governmental and professional academic organizations regarding Negy. “The scourge of cancel culture won’t be cured in a matter of days, weeks, or even months. But sunlight is the best disinfectant, and we are committed to shining a light on the Negy case and other cases as well,” said William Jacobson, president, Legal Insurrection Foundation. “Freedom of speech is under attack at the very institutions that should be encouraging it,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Intellectual discourse on college campuses has now been replaced by angry mobs trying to silence and end the careers of professors who present nuanced views.” ###

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