The Propaganda of Overreacting to Guns

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Last week, near a busy outdoor shopping area, I witnessed two women break out into coughing fits while walking by a man who was just about to light a cigar. The match wasn’t even lit, but just seeing the cigar set them off. Perhaps their reaction was purely psychosomatic or maybe they just wanted to send the man a clear message of public disapproval and make him feel uncomfortable for enjoying a cigar. Either way, they sure looked silly.

Empty Holster = Freak Out

Chances are you’ve seen or heard something similar. It seems to me that these kinds of Alinsky-inspired theatrics are becoming increasingly common for those who wish to draw negative attention to certain people or situations for ideological purposes. This is especially true among the anti-gun crowd. To demonstrate, I offer the following recent stories:

STORY #1: Imagine wearing an empty holster and then cited by police for “causing alarm.” This is what D.J. Parten, a student at the University of Alabama and President of Students for Concealed Carry in Alabama experienced while participating in what was billed as an empty holster protest on campus. That’s right. No guns or ammo, just an empty holster. Nevertheless, someone apparently freaked out and three campus police officers showed up. Here’s just a snippet of what happened:

Officer: “You know there’s a no-weapons policy out here, but then you want to push it.”

Parten: “Uh … this is a protest.”

Officer “Doesn’t matter. Did you get permission to wear it?”

Parten: “I don’t need permission to wear it.”

Officer: “You need permission from the university.”

Parten: “To wear a holster?”

Could Anti-Trump Celebs Who Threaten to Leave America Help Trump Win?

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

Like clockwork, celebrities are once again threatening to leave America. This time, it’s if Donald Trump wins the Presidency. I say, good riddance. Don’t let the big door of freedom and prosperity hit you in the butt on the way out.

Cher Tweeted, “If he were to be elected, I’m moving to Jupiter.”

Nevertheless, let’s amuse ourselves for a moment with a quick peek at some of their crazy proclamations:

1) Samuel L. Jackson: On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jackson warned, “If that motherf—ker becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa.” Shamefully, this is the same racially militant man who also admitted that he “really wanted” the San Bernardino terrorists to be white.

2) George Lopez: “There’s enough racists in this country for him to get elected,” Lopez propagandized to TMZ. “If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration. We’ll all go back.” Luckily, we’ve all caught on to this overused Alinsky-style tactic of calling people “racists,” a tactic used by real racists to deflect attention and control desired outcomes. Perhaps Lopez should instead chastise all those individuals, like Samuel L. Jackson, who admitted to voting for President Obama because of the color of his skin.

3) Cher: Naturally, using complete capitalization, Cher Tweeted, “If he were to be elected, I’m moving to Jupiter.” Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if after she gets there she stars in her own reality show—a remake of Schoolhouse Rock’sInterplanet Janet.”

Are Segregated Dorms the New Bigoted Safe Spaces For Minorities?

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

The University of Connecticut recently announced plans to build a racially segregated dorm for black male students. What’s next, separate water fountains?

UConn Segregated Dorm, ScHOLA2RS House

As someone who received a doctorate in anthropology from UConn, I certainly don’t relish in drawing attention to how race-conscious my old stomping grounds have become. Nevertheless, I shall call it as I see it.

For starters, the dorm couldn’t have a more obnoxious name. It’s called “ScHOLA2RS House,” which stands for Scholastic House of Leaders Who Are African American Researchers and Scholars. This seems a bit over the top given the name doesn’t quite fit the target residents who university officials think need all the help they can get just to feel successful, let alone like leaders.

“African American males graduate at a lower rate than their peers,” said Dr. Erik Hines, Professor of Educational Psychology and Faculty Director of the initiative. “So the University of Connecticut was forward-thinking in bringing a solution to the issue.” Solution? Perhaps, if your goal is to be a glorified babysitter.

Now if you’re scratching your head over the “foreword-thinking” thing, don’t worry. This is quintessential progressive propaganda. Still, the most important question remains: How will UConn’s segregated housing scheme actually benefit black male students who, after all, have to go out into the real world after graduation and live among a more diverse population?