Yale professor claims it's time for affirmative action for male students

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When he lived in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz, a PhD student and lecturer at the University of Southern California considered himself a feminist. Not since moving to America. In Turkey, he fought for women's rights because he was surrounded by women who were being oppressed, being imprisoned, being raped, being murdered. Now, he's surrounded by campus feminists, some of the most privileged human beings on earth.

As a hobby, and with the same fervor he defended women in Turkey, he's begun a campaign against Title 9. He wants to use its sexist mechanisms against itself.

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Title 9 is extremely complicated, a whole show unto itself, but what Pekgoz has latched onto is the law's ambiguous language. The law was written as a way to level the playing field for women, academically. Now that the playing field slants in their favor, the law can be useful for once again leveling the playing field, this time for men.

Earlier this year, Pekgoz filed a complaint, noting that “Men are a minority at Yale University (48%) and nationwide enrollment rates for men are even lower (42.8%)," his letter asserted, adding that “men are even less likely to graduate from college after initial enrollment. Therefore, affirmative action for women in colleges is irrational: indeed, it would only stand to reason to implement affirmative action for male students."

In response, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is looking into alleged anti-male discrimination as practiced by the Yale Women Faculty Forum, the Working Women's Network, the Yale University Women's Organization, and the Yale Women's Campaign School.

The law was written as a way to level the playing field for women, academically. Now that the playing field slants in their favor, the law can be useful for once again leveling the playfield, this time for men.

It's classic Marxist pie-in-the-face slapstick: The so-called “Have-Nots" protested and rioted, exclaiming that they were being oppressed by the “Haves." Eventually, the “Have-Nots" gained the power, and abruptly became the “Haves," while the former “Haves" were relegated into “Have-Nots" status. At least, that's how a campus Marxist would explain it. My apologies for the nonsensical jargon. At the heart of things, it's really simple: Discrimination has been running rampant under the guise of “anti-discrimination."

As Chief Justice John Glover Roberts Jr. stated in a discrimination case in 2007, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." The same applies to gender. But that sort of common sense has no place in campus Marxism.

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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