Friday, June 10, 2016

Trump is a voice for the victims of the social-justice warriors!

The New York Post ^ | June 9, 2016 | David Kaufman 

Conventional wisdom — at least as defined by MSNBC — dictates that Donald Trump has offended so many potential voters that Hillary Clinton is virtually guaranteed to sweep into the White House in a tide of progressive, populist unity.
But what if Trump’s outrageousness truly captures America’s current cultural climate — and Clinton’s carefully curated “kumbaya” coalition is actually the outlier?
It’s not so crazy. And in fact, it’s a climate liberals should recognize: Trump is doing what Democrats have long claimed to do by giving voice to the voiceless.
And as much as Trump might alienate and appall, his iconoclastic campaign aligns with what many across America are already thinking. It’s a stark (if, for many, disheartening) reading of the nation’s social barometer.
But one that Clinton ignores at her own — and her party’s — peril.
According to a series of recent studies, “racial anxiety” more than economic uncertainty is the key driver of potential Trump support. Polls by both The Washington Post and Hamilton College political scientist Philip Klinkner reveal that more than 40 percent of Trump fans believed white peoples’ struggles resulted from “preferences for blacks and Hispanics.”
But it’s about more than race. Trump is speaking for a large segment of Americans who’ve been silenced by an over-reaching identity-politics industry....
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Obama Administration Looks to Cement Ethnic Divides With Language Mandate

The Daily Signal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Mike Gonzalez 

The Obama administration seems to live in a parallel reality, oblivious to the racial animus that has become the hallmark of late-stage Obama and to the ethnic strife that wreaks havoc on the rest of the world. Inside its own Platonic cave, the thinking is: Over half the world is polyglot, so why not us?
Its latest policy statement, issued jointly late last week by the departments of Education and Health and Human Services, advises states to instruct early childhood students in home languages different from English, and to help them retain separate cultural attachments.
The administration warns that “not recognizing children’s cultures and languages as assets” may be hurting them with school work. “Over half the world’s population is estimated to be bilingual or multilingual,” the statement lectures almost plaintively.
The answer is to celebrate and preserve the differences of dual language learners, or children who speak a different language at home.
The policy statement calls for a range of practices, from creating curricula and educational systems that “support children’s home language development,” to urging states to hire more teachers who “speak the language and/or share the cultural background of children who are DLLs [dual language learners] in the community.”
States must move with alacrity because these children will soon make up a “sizable proportion of the workforce” and their linguistic and cultural assets will be needed in an “evolving global economy.”
“The growing diversity of our nation’s children requires that we shift the status quo,” says the statement, in order to “build a future workforce that is rich in diversity, heritage, cultural tradition, and language.”
Tolerance and respect are not sufficient—early childhood programs must “embrace and celebrate their diversity.”
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