‘Outstanding’ rural nursery is downgraded by Ofsted for not teaching toddlers about ethnic diversity

Apr 28, 2016 by

by Keiligh Baker, Mailonline: Angry parents have slammed Ofsted for downgrading an ‘outstanding’ rural nursery to just ‘good’ because it does not teach toddlers about ethnic diversity. The education watchdog even penalised Town and Country Kiddies Nursery in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, for not having enough pictures of black and Asian people on the walls. In their report inspectors criticised the nursery – which caters for children aged from just eight weeks to 11...

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Trevor Phillips – still wrong

Apr 27, 2016 by

By Jenny Taylor, Lapido Media: There are indications that media producers are getting on the religious literacy bandwagon. Two documentaries about The Deobandis for BBC Radio 4 are to be applauded; Trevor Phillips’ documentary What Muslims Really Think for Channel 4 in the same week less so. But they both mark the most serious attempts in the media yet to grasp what’s wrong with multiculturalism. The opportunity for the BBC’s Pakistani scholars to do their excellent stuff on Radio 4 was...

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One in six BBC stars ‘must be gay or lesbian or disabled’ by 2020

Apr 27, 2016 by

by Kate Samuelson, Mailonline: One in six of all on-screen BBC roles must go to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or disabled people by 2020, the corporation’s new diversity targets state. In a bid to deter criticism that it has been failing to reflect its audience, the BBC has pledged that LGBT and disabled people will each make up eight per cent of all on-air and on-screen roles. The new targets follow a heated debate in the House of Commons led by David Lammy MP on the issue of...

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UK students oust ‘white cis gay men’ from LGBT groups: aren’t ‘oppressed’ enough

Apr 22, 2016 by

By Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: Cracks in LGBT unity emerged at a national conference in the United Kingdom, where lesbian, transgender, and gay university students from racial minorities charged male, white homosexuals with sexism and worse, recommending they lose their automatic seats on the councils of the movement. The annual conference of the National Union of Students LGBT+ wing exposed apparently deep-seated resentments of male, white homosexuals and their dominant place within the...

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The union that students need

Apr 22, 2016 by

by Tom Slater, Spiked online: The National Union of Students conference is over. But we’ll still have the memories – the jazz hands, the whingeing and the casual anti-Semitism. For this was the year when this tyranny of crybabies, this politburo of plonkers, truly outdid itself. Not only did delegates call for social-media apps to be banned (people are saying nasty things on them) and for Holocaust Memorial Day to be scrapped (apparently it’s not ‘inclusive’) — they also elected as the new NUS...

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The students who have turned their backs on Enlightenment

Mar 26, 2016 by

By Brendan O’Neill, The Australian: When you hear the phrase student radical, what image comes to mind? A freewheeling warrior against The Man? A fighter for the right to party? A dandily dressed agitator for the powers-that-be to get off youngsters’ backs? If so, you need to update your mind’s image bank. For the days of student leaders ripping up rule books and flirting with libertinism are long gone. Today’s student leaders tend to be stiff, illiberal and vulnerable to an attack of...

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