Multi Ethnic America

The Attack On Science, Medicine, History, Literature, The Arts, And Knowledge Overall!

America is in a “knowledge” crisis as right wing and Republican attacks on so many fields of truth and information are being mounted by those who want to promote an extremist agenda!

These fields of knowledge include Science, Medicine, History, Literature, and the Arts.

Religion is prevailing over these fields of knowledge, as extremists in every religion are denying scientific facts, and threatening the medical profession, with the promotion of conspiracy theories and myths regarding how to deal with health crises, such as the COVID 19 Pandemic, which killed more than one million Americans in the past three years.

History and Literature are being attacked by right wing elements, including ignorant and biased parents, as well as religious propagandists, wanting the future generation to be “protected” from the reality of racism, nativism, misogyny, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and homophobia!

So teachers and librarians are being told to promote book bans and knowledge bans, because supposedly children cannot be exposed to unpleasant realities, a guarantee of ignorance and inability to face the future of a society that is not just dominated by white Christians. but rather by a multi ethnic, multi racial, multi religious nation!

The arts are also under attack as crazies want to ban art, sculpture, music, and other forms of culture based on narrow minded moral censors who want religion to dominate a nation that is based on separation of church and state!

Outrage Over Palm Beach Atlantic University English Professor Fired Over “Racial Justice” In Syllabus!

A shocking event occurred at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida this week!

This private Christian liberal arts university summarily dismissed an English professor, Sam Joeckel, who had taught at the school for 21 years with no issues or problems, based on a parent of a student complaining that the subject of “racial justice” was a possible written assignment in the curriculum of the course, something that was in the syllabus for the past dozen years or more, without any controversy.

The university does not give tenure, and clearly, promotes a narrow minded view of Christianity, not in any way representative of the teachings of Jesus Christ, but instead wishing to undermine the reality of racial bias that has existed in America throughout its history, right up to the present time!

The professor was denied access to his office, and fired in the middle of a course that his students signed up for to end in late April-early May.

What kind of a message does this send to anyone who attends Palm Beach Atlantic University?

It says college students are not adults, and can have their parents intervene to complain about a professor and his course materials, a total outrage!

It says there is no concern about the rights and common decency that any college professor should have at any university, whether public, private, or religiously based!

It says there is no sensitivity to the reality of multi ethnic America!

This outrage calls for a massive law suit against Palm Beach Atlantic University, as they have done untold damage to the reputation and economic benefit of a dedicated professor, who was treated as garbage!

It calls for a massive boycott of the university, and any decent person who attends there should find another university to continue work towards his or her degree!

The Senate Filibuster Designed For Obstruction, And Historic Denial Of Basic Civil Rights

The US Senate is the greatest deliberative legislative body in the world, but also condemned in history for promoting denial of civil rights for people of color, particularly, but not only for African Americans.

The filibuster was used to prevent federal anti lynching laws in the years after Reconstruction and through to the 1950s by Southern Democrats, and then it was used to prevent basic civil rights laws, until Lyndon B. Johnson showed great courage, and used various tactics to overcome the denial of civil rights, and accomplish the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Now, the Republicans have used it in the past decade to stop progress under President Barack Obama, and now are threatening the same under Joe Biden, and specifically in areas including voting rights, and inhumane treatment of various minorities, including people of color, women, gays and lesbians, disabled people, and immigrants from Latin America, Asia and Africa.

They claim the mantle of “minority rights”, but only for their narrowminded effort to promote white supremacy, and refuse to accept the reality of a multi ethnic and multi racial and diverse future America in the next 25 years.

The Senate has been an obstructionist legislative body, where Senators who represent far less than a majority of the population are able to prevent what a clear majority of the population wishes to see in the promotion of human rights and work against racism, nativism, misogyny, homophobia, antisemitism, and Islamophobia!

So a change, requiring a “spoken” filibuster, which used to be the norm, needs to be revived, and that will bring about the ability to overcome the filibuster in a short period, and allow for progress on so many important issues the Senate needs to address to advance American democracy!