Lawrence Krauss has responded to the allegations made in the Buzzfeed article and ASU has placed him on paid leave while they investigate. Regardless of the veracity of the allegations, that Buzzfeed article was atrocious. A BC school district shows us how not to fight racism. The hijabless woman who stood on a power junction box in Tehran is sentenced to two years imprisonment for the crime of uncovering her hair in public. Seriously. And it’s not like Iranian prisons are up to Western standards, either. People have a tendency to die in them rather suddenly. Where’s Linda Sarsour’s outrage? Where is the outrage from feminists? And more from the Regressive Left Files… Pomona College in Claremont. California has included a mandatory “decolonizing project” in their physics program. to go along with their mathematics classes which include social justice issues in its introduction to statistics. Our friend David Ince from the Freethinking Island podcast calls in to give his thoughts on race issues (long-time listeners will understand when I winced at his use of the word “problematic”…).
Journalist Cathy Young joins us to discuss some of the social justice assertions and how they stack up against reality. She is a Russian-born American journalist who has written articles for quite a few major papers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, National Review, Salon.com, The Weekly Standard, and Reason. Cathy has also written several books, including “Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality”.
Melissa Chen will be on to talk about Amos Yee’s asylum request in the US from Singapore. Singapore has some of the most restrictive laws against offensive speech. We’ll also be talking about the regressive nature of social justice and of course events surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration.