The Religion of Racism

If black people weren’t visiting national parks or living in sufficient numbers in Utah, it was evidence that national parks and Utah were racist. Racism was no longer something to be discovered by witnessing its presence, but by noting the absence of some ideal multicultural diversity statistic. Civil rights shifted from lifting state sanctions that mandated discrimination against black people to imposing state sanctions that mandated discrimination on behalf of black people. Like the segregationists, they were abusing government power to impose the version of the ideal racial balance that they wanted to see.

Source: The Religion of Racism

Blog: Atheist teacher claims to be ‘bullied’ by middle school students

There is no reporting on what precipitated the razzing from students. How do they know she’s an atheist? Almost certainly because she told them. Many atheists use disparaging language to describe the religious beliefs of others, and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if that were the case here.

Source: Blog: Atheist teacher claims to be ‘bullied’ by middle school students

Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years – Metrocosm

Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present. Use the controls at the bottom to pause/resume the map and to move back and forth in time. The history of urbanization, 3700 BC – 2000 AD (full-screen version) full screen / video […]

Source: Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years – Metrocosm