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SoCal university removes 'field' from curriculum, citing racist 'connotations'
Author of the article:Kevin Connor
Published Jan 12, 2023 • 1 minute read

Is the University of Southern California’s school of social work out in left field?


The school has announced its decision not to use the word “field” in its curriculum, saying it may have racist “connotations,” the New York Post has reported.


USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work said the change was made to support anti-racist social work.

Field, or field work, have links to slavery, the school says.

The word field will be replaced in the curriculum with practicum.

“This change supports anti-racist social work practice by replacing language that would be considered anti-Black or anti-immigrant in favor of inclusive language,” the school said in a letter.

“Language can be powerful, and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘field work’ maybe have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign. We are committing to further align our actions, behaviors, and practices with anti-racism and anti-oppression, which requires taking a close and critical look at our profession — our history, our biases, and our complicity in past and current injustices.”

Critics took to social media on the school’s decision.

One Twitter user wrote, “For someone who spent more than seven years at USC with two graduate degrees from this institution, I am so embarrassed at what’s happening there. I wonder how much of my money they spent on coming up with this amazingly useful change.”
That would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.
 

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Field, or field work, have links to slavery, the school says.

The word field will be replaced in the curriculum with practicum.

“This change supports anti-racist social work practice by replacing language that would be considered anti-Black or anti-immigrant in favor of inclusive language,” the school said in a letter.
A field is where things grow. To keep the growth connotation, meadow works without hurting feelings.

"She/her is oustanding in the meadow of Mechanical Engineering."
 
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A field is where things grow. To keep the growth connotation, meadow works without hurting feelings.

"She/her is oustanding in the meadow of Mechanical Engineering."
So i guess the movie now is "If you build it, they will come ... and call you racist"
 
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JFC this is stupid.

Archaeologists go into the field for field work for their practicum.

This is freakin' stupid and matches with the "Going too far" about things.
Yep. And have no fear, the conjobs will claim every single liberal in North America agrees completely.

And with the next breath deny that conservatives disagree with the insane mutterings of their more extreme end of the spectrum.
 
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Hey TB: you going to make any money off Biden leaving classified files laying around the country?
 

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Brownies become Embers on Sept. 1, says Girl Guides of Canada
Author of the article:Jane Stevenson
Published Jan 11, 2023 • 1 minute read

The Girl Guides of Canada have announced Embers will replace Brownies as the name of the branch for ages 7-8.


The bid to make the change was announced back in November by Girl Guides of Canada after it heard from current and former members that the name Brownies was harmful and a barrier to belonging for racialized girls and women.


“We are excited to reveal that this branch will now be called Embers,” said Jill Zelmanovits, CEO, Girl Guides of Canada, in a statement Wednesday.

“After hearing from our girl, youth and adult members, it was resoundingly clear that this was the preferred choice.”

GGC will begin phasing in the Embers name throughout various websites, marketing materials and resources and the name will be fully adopted by Sept. 1, 2023.

Embers (ages 7-8) joins other branches of Sparks (ages 5-6), Guides (ages 9-11), Pathfinders (ages 12-14) and Rangers (ages 15-17) at GGC.

“With the new Embers name, we hope even more girls will see Guiding as a place where they can just be themselves, grow their confidence and explore their talents and interests,” says Zelmanovits in a statement.
wonder what they are going to call the actual brownies? non whities? dark squares? 🟫 ;)
 

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Man's death after arrest draws protest near police station
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Jan 15, 2023 • 2 minute read
In this photo provided by WREG, Tyre Nichols' stepfather Rodney Wells, centre, stands next to a photo of Nichols in the hospital after his arrest, during a protest in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
In this photo provided by WREG, Tyre Nichols' stepfather Rodney Wells, centre, stands next to a photo of Nichols in the hospital after his arrest, during a protest in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. PHOTO BY JORDAN JAMES /WREG via AP
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People protested outside a Memphis police station over a man’s death after a confrontation with police officers during a traffic stop.


Family, friends and supporters of Tyre D. Nichols released balloons Saturday to honour the life of the 29-year-old Memphis man and protested outside a police station near the site of the Jan. 7 traffic stop.


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is conducting a use-of-force investigation at the request of Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy, bureau officials said last week. Nichols “succumbed to his injuries” on Tuesday, the agency said without describing the nature of his injuries.

Nichols, who was Black, was arrested after officers stopped him for reckless driving, police said. There was a confrontation as officers approached the driver and the suspect ran before he was confronted again by pursuing officers who arrested him, authorities said.


“Afterward, the suspect complained of having a shortness of breath, at which time an ambulance was called” and Nichols was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

Due to his condition, police contacted Mulroy’s office and he requested the state bureau’s investigation, authorities said.

Rodney Wells told WREG-TV on Saturday that his stepson ended up suffering a cardiac arrest and kidney failure because of a beating by officers.

“When we got to the hospital, it was devastating,” Wells said. “All of that still should not occur because of a traffic stop. You shouldn’t be on a dialysis machine looking like this because of a traffic stop. That’s inhumane.”

Protesters said authorities should release body camera footage of the arrest.


“The least they can do is be transparent with the mother, father and the family and show that video to them about what happened to their son,” community activist Kareem Ali told WMC-TV.

Nichols’ older sister, Keyana Dixon, said during the balloon release that the officers who pulled Nichols over were in an unmarked vehicle, according to The Commercial Appeal.

“If he did run, it was because he was scared,” Dixon said. “A traffic stop is supposed to be a traffic stop for anybody, and they were in an unmarked vehicle, so I already knew what he thought.”

The newspaper said it couldn’t independently confirm the details described by family. The Memphis Police Department referred questions to the state bureau, which said it was still investigating.
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“All of that still should not occur because of a traffic stop. You shouldn’t be on a dialysis machine looking like this because of a traffic stop. That’s inhumane.”
I agree - all of which could have been avoided if the suspect simply surrendered to police and sorted it out at the station.

Choosing to fight, choosing to flee and forcing it to get physical - you shouldn't do that because of a traffic stop.
 
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Black University of Toronto student sues police over alleged assault, detention
Hasani O'Gilvie and his family are seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Published Jan 16, 2023 • 3 minute read

A young Black man is suing Toronto police, alleging three officers tackled him, pressed a knee to his neck and repeatedly shot him with a stun gun, even as he pleaded he had done nothing wrong.


The case, his family said Monday, highlights the disproportionate use of force levelled against Black people and ongoing racial profiling by Toronto’s police force.


“My son experienced severe emotional and physical trauma…every day is a healing for him,” his mother Christine O’Gilvie said at a news conference.

“Whether we like it or not, he is symbolic of the experiences endured by many young Black males in North America.”

A statement of claim filed in the Superior Court of Justice alleges 27-year-old Hasani O’Gilvie was assaulted by three Toronto police officers near a North York grocery store on his way to class at the University of Toronto in August 2021.

“This is a case of someone being assaulted for walking while Black,” his lawyer David Shellnutt said. “He looked like somebody who police allege they were looking for.”


O’Gilvie and his mother are seeking for $2.4 million in damages as well as $250,000 under the Family Law Act, according to the statement of claim.

The lawyer said the family decided to pursue the lawsuit after their calls for police accountability were met with silence.

Toronto police said they would not comment as the matter is before the courts, and the Toronto Police Association — which represents civilian and uniform members — says the officers are not commenting as the case is also before a review tribunal.

“In many cases, enforcement actions are met with resistance; not everyone wants to be arrested,” said Toronto Police Association president Jon Reid in a statement. “As these members face charges under the Police Services Act, the Association will ensure they are treated fairly throughout this process.”


According to the claim against the three officers, which was filed in June and has yet to be tested in court, O’Gilvie gave his name to an officer who stopped him for questioning after following him down a walkway near the grocery store. The claim alleges the officer did not believe him and drew a stun gun shortly before two other officers arrived.

O’Gilvie put his hands up and complied but the officers allegedly tackled him to the ground, the claim says. One officer then allegedly put his knee on his neck and repeatedly shot him with a stun gun while O’Gilvie “was subdued, not resisting, on the ground, and restraints being applied,” the claim alleges.

The claim alleges O’Gilvie was only released after the officers searched his bag and found identification proving what he told police.


“Regardless of mistaken identity of who they were looking for, that this matter ended up with a young U of T student with a knee on his neck, the same manoeuvre that killed George Floyd just a year prior, and being repeatedly stunned by the same officer who was doing that is unacceptable,” Shellnutt said.

The Special Investigation Unit, which launches a probe whenever police conduct may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault or the discharge of a firearm, said it is not investigating O’Gilvie’s case.

“Generally speaking, the SIU does not investigate CEW (Conducted Energy Weapon) discharges unless there is a serious injury or death,” the unit said in a statement.

Shellnutt said body camera footage of the incident exists and claimed it was being withheld by police. Toronto police did not immediately respond to a request for comment about that claim.


O’Gilvie, who only returned to school last week, was not in a condition to speak at the news conference Monday, his family said.

The claim states he continues to suffer severe emotional and psychological trauma from the alleged assault, which left him with facial scarring and injuries to his upper body.

Hasani came to Canada at eight years old when the family emigrated from Jamaica, his mother said. She described her son as a calm, law-abiding young man who enjoys nature and art.

“His teachers would always tell that Hasani was a quiet man, and always followed instructions,” she said.

Kenneth O’Gilvie, Hasani’s father, said his son fears the police following the incident, and trying to avoid getting close to them on the streets.

“The trust that he usually has in the police, he lost it. He doesn’t think that they are there really to protect him,” he said.
 

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Officer discipline planned over Tennessee motorist's death
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Published Jan 16, 2023 • 1 minute read
In this photo provided by WREG, Tyre Nichols' stepfather Rodney Wells, center, stands next to a photo of Nichols in the hospital after his arrest, during a protest in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
In this photo provided by WREG, Tyre Nichols' stepfather Rodney Wells, center, stands next to a photo of Nichols in the hospital after his arrest, during a protest in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. PHOTO BY ORDAN JAMES /WREG via AP
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say officers in Memphis face disciplinary action after a 29-year-old driver died following a traffic stop.


Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said Sunday that the department was serving notice to the officers involved concerning policy violations. Davis said the administrative process was expected to be completed later this week.


“After reviewing various sources of information involving this incident, I have found that it is necessary to take immediate and appropriation action,” Davis said in a statement.

The statement did not indicate how many officers were involved.

“Make no doubt, we take departmental violations very seriously and, while we must complete the investigation process, it is our top priority to ensure that swift justice is served,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in the statement. “We want citizens to know that we are prepared to take immediate and appropriate actions based on what the findings determine.”


Police said Tyre D. Nichols of Memphis was stopped along a street for reckless driving on Jan. 7. There was a confrontation as officers approached the driver, and the suspect ran before officers again confronted and arrested him. Nichols then complained of shortness of breath and was taken to a hospital by ambulance in critical condition.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Nichols died on Jan. 10. The bureau is conducting a use-of-force investigation at the request of Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy.

Relatives told news outlets that the officers who pulled over Nichols were in an unmarked vehicle and that he suffered cardiac arrest and kidney failure because of a beating by officers. Memphis police referred questions to the state bureau, which said it was still investigating.