Quotes and Links
A week in review
Note for new subscribers: On Fridays I send out a post with a list of various notable quotes from the past week, along with links to some of the best reading material I’ve come across.
“This is really an attack on academic freedom. This is an attack on diversity. This is an attack on multiculturalism, and I don’t have to say that they’re racist, because you can hear and see the racism in the attacks.” — NYT’s Mara Gay, on Claudine Gay’s resignation
“We should note that Claudine Gay has not been accused of stealing anyone’s ideas in any of her writings. She has been accused of sort of more like copying other people’s writings without attribution.” — CNN’s Matt Egan
“So black students can’t learn stuff that makes white people uncomfortable but they also gotta make sure we correctly cite our sources?” — Author Michael Harriot
“Harvard president’s resignation highlights new conservative weapon against colleges: plagiarism.” — Headline from the Associated Press
“Claudine Gay Resigns From Harvard: Why Black Excellence Is Never Enough.” — Headline from Forbes
“This isn’t about plagiarism or antisemitism. This is about racism and intimidation. This makes no one safer. The only winners are fascists who bullied a brilliant & historic Black woman into resignation.” — Rep. Jamaal Bowman
“Let’s be real. This is an extension of what happened to me at UNC, and it is a glimpse into the future to come. Academic freedom is under attack. Racial justice programs are under attack. Black women will be made to pay.” — Nikole Hannah-Jones
“The next president of Harvard University MUST be a Black woman.” — CUNY professor Marc Lamont Hill
“This is the problem. Y’all really think Black people are interchangeable.” — Also Marc Lamont Hill
“The Zionist Jews controlling our planet are all pedophiles who have no regard for the sanctity of human life and purity.” — Turning Point USA’s Morgan Ariel
“This president has done more in three years than any other president has done in two terms.” — Karine Jean-Pierre
“President Biden, has done not a good job, he hasn’t done a good job as president, he’s done an outstanding job. One of the most accomplished presidents since the 1960s.” — MSNBC’s Fernand Amandi
“Yale’s grade inflation is a good thing, actually. It makes college less stressful and makes our interest in classes more authentic.” — Headline of a Business Insider article written by Yale student Brian Zhang
“Inclusion is a national security imperative.” — Trans Space Force Lt. Colonel Bree Fam
“Okay, Baltimore has the sexiest homeless population of any city in America. Like in D.C., in San Francisco, the homeless people are not cute. But like in Baltimore there are some who I would totally let hit it.” — Former Democrat staffer Aidan Maese-Czeropski, who filmed himself having sex in a Senate hearing room
“If you were to say to me, ‘Hey, give me your house and everything is going to be fair and equal,’ sure, of course I would.” — Chelsea Handler, who says she would give up her house to solve racism
“He is in prison because of the color of George Floyd’s skin.” — Comedian Adam Carolla, regarding Derek Chauvin
“If SCOTUS rules that a random Secretary of State cannot arbitrarily remove the leading presidential candidate from a ballot based on a novel and untested legal premise less than a year before the election, prepare for Democrats to declare a full-blown jihad against the court’s legitimacy for ‘installing’ Trump in office.” — Podcaster Darryl Cooper
“Maine, Colorado, and other states that might try to bureaucratically deny ballot access to any Republican nominee should remember the U.S. House of Representatives is the ultimate arbiter of whether to certify electors from those states.” — Rep. Thomas Massie
“Cool, so when should we expect to see a short white/Asian women [sic] on the Mavs?” — Elon Musk, in response to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban defending the DEI regime
An Afar story about “The Greatest Traveler You’ve Never Heard Of.”
“The Rise of the Sectarian University,” from Compact.
“A Murder Solved in DMs,” from The Cut.
An Atavist story about how “Klamath County, Oregon, is the perfect place to go if you don’t want to be found—and the worst place to be if someone threatens your life.”
“A day in the life of (almost) every vending machine in the world,” from The Guardian.
A New Yorker story about an old Soviet mystery concerning the strange fate of a group of skiers in the Ural Mountains.
A Commentary piece on “The Good News They Won’t Tell You About Race in America.”