Provocative far-right speakers Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and Steve Bannon are slated to speak at “Free Speech Week” next week at UC Berkeley. The organizing group, Berkeley Patriot, has had some logistical difficulties, but if it pulls off even a scaled-back version of this event, it’ll be controversial.
Am I even allowed to talk about Title IX? I’m a male who isn’t particularly steeped in the history of sexual assault prevention and justice. I don’t have the wealth of knowledge that activists and scholars on this subject might possess; other matters of hot-button political debates pique my interest, but I’ve never had any real intellectual interest in Supreme Court cases or the nuts and bolts of federal law.
I donâ€™t necessarily oppose the Los Angeles City Councilâ€™s replacement of Columbus Day with â€œIndigenous Peopleâ€™s Dayâ€? on the city calendar â€” Iâ€™ve always thought a â€œJohn Smith Dayâ€? or â€œJohn Winthrop Dayâ€? would be more appropriate of an American holiday, and the Italian Americans the holiday was originally meant to appease are now thoroughly integrated into American society â€” but I donâ€™t really support the measure either. Let me explain.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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