After awhile I’m going to get a little testy about what some politicians are doing to public education, first cutting its funding, then muzzling teachers and banning books in schools, and now trying to demolish professor’s tenure. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced last month a plan to phase out all tenure in Texas’ public colleges…
— Read on nanmykel.com/2022/03/15/take-away-tenure/
What is our truth? Do we tell the truth, fabricate the truth or spin the truth? Do we believe that objectifying the truth puts us on a pedestal for others to see what a good person we are? Goodness lives in the heart, not the head. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2022
— Read on normabobb.com/2022/03/15/truth-2/
“Defining an entire continent of billions of individuals by a singular characteristic is the definition of racism,” said Representative Judy Chu, a Democrat of California and the chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Gibbons’s comments, she added, “betray his own lack of ‘critical thinking.’”
Russell Jeung, the co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, a group that monitors incidents of discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, said Gibbons’s description of Asian intelligence was “part of the dehumanizing rhetoric around AAPIs that has contributed to the surge in racism that harms us today.”
Yesterday China reported 1,437 new confirmed cases (and an additional 906 new asymptomatic infections) bringing their 24 hour total to 2,343 cases. Today, that number has more than doubled, with Jilin province (now under lockdown) contributing more than 3,000 new cases.
As I reported yesterday,
roughly 50 million people in China are under some form of lockdown, while millions more are under enhanced restrictions. All of this is taking a toll on China’s economy, with both the Hong Kong and Shanghai markets down sharply overnight.
Source: Avian Flu Diary: Daily COVID Cases Double Overnight In China (n > 5,300)