Betsy DeVos Refuses to Provide Protections for LGBTQ Students
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07-06-2017, 12:21 PM
Betsy DeVos Refuses to Provide Protections for LGBTQ Students
She did say that she thinks discrimination in any form is wrong, but would not promise to protect people from said discrimination. And she sure as hell wants to give an awful lot of public tax money to religious charter and private schools- including those that are discriminatory today.

Video in article.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017...102544496/
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07-06-2017, 12:41 PM (This post was last modified: 07-06-2017 01:39 PM by Vera.)
RE: Betsy DeVos Refuses to Provide Protections for LGBTQ Students
Well, they should just grow a pair. Dodgy

Which, in the case of trans* people kinda *is* the problem.

Sorry about the flippancy but the recent influx of "PC is of devi; it is my god-given right to call people poofs and monkeys; someone called *me* a name once and I survived it, so fuck everyone else" jerks here has made me crankier than usual.

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07-06-2017, 12:42 PM
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(07-06-2017 12:41 PM)Vera Wrote:  Well, they should just grow a pair. Dodgy

Which, in case of trans* people kinda *is* the problem.

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07-06-2017, 12:50 PM
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I'll admit... I did laugh Blush

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07-06-2017, 12:55 PM
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I bet if christian school kids were being taunted and discriminated against and not allowed to pray in school...I bet she'd sing a different song. Bet she sings off key too.

BTW, kids can pray in public schools. It's a misperception that they can't.

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07-06-2017, 12:58 PM
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Sounds like mobocracy is being disguised as democracy in this politic. Protection of vulnerable minorities is an essential part of a safe, sane and largely free society. Without such protection, obnoxious, highly motivated bigots from the majority group can tranform themselves in little tyrants of their own all the while draping themselves in virtue. That, on the long term, can be extremely dangerous and pernicious. Bullying in schools is already extremely damaging for someone academic success and mental health. It's even worse when the victim is bullied for something they are instead of something they do.

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07-06-2017, 01:29 PM
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Keep the peasants stupid. Keep them occupied with stupid shit like discriminating against people who're different. Principles of plutocracy democracy 101 Dodgy

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07-06-2017, 01:49 PM
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(07-06-2017 12:58 PM)epronovost Wrote:  Sounds like mobocracy is being disguised as democracy in this politic. Protection of vulnerable minorities is an essential part of a safe, sane and largely free society. Without such protection, obnoxious, highly motivated bigots from the majority group can tranform themselves in little tyrants of their own all the while draping themselves in virtue. That, on the long term, can be extremely dangerous and pernicious. Bullying in schools is already extremely damaging for someone academic success and mental health. It's even worse when the victim is bullied for something they are instead of something they do.

Very true. I feel like it falls into the Paradox of tolerance, in that the motivation of bigots will eventually overwhelm the tolerant, leaving an environment of intolerance and abuse. Tolerance loses if it allows the intolerant a seat at the table- which inherently dampens the voice of the minority and therefore unlimited free speech as a result. Unlimited free speech loses when you deny the intolerant a a seat at the table. In either case, someone is denied unlimited free speech.
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07-06-2017, 01:55 PM
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(07-06-2017 12:55 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I bet if christian school kids were being taunted and discriminated against and not allowed to pray in school...I bet she'd sing a different song. Bet she sings off key too.

BTW, kids can pray in public schools. It's a misperception that they can't.

She sings like this. Yes




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07-06-2017, 02:13 PM
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So it wasn't Salieri* who killed Mozart after all, it was this Florence Jenkins woman, then? Gasp


Yep, I know he didn't and damn you, Pushkin and Shaffer Dodgy

Some of us actually quite like his music




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