Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

NJ.com

WOODBRIDGE – A Muslim student who graduated from Colonia High School last spring claims the Woodbridge School Board declined to take action against a fellow student who posted a photo of her on social media with the word “Isis.” The school board, however, says the incident was investigated and a perpetrator could not be found. “After…

SXSW considering ‘all-day event on harassment’ after pulling gaming panels

SXSW considering ‘all-day event on harassment’ after pulling gaming panels

Alex Hern, The Guardian Festival has offered to reinstate one of the panels it cancelled after threats of violence and is reportedly considering an all-day event on the topic Austin’s South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival is “considering an all-day event that focuses primarily on combatting online harassment”, in an attempt to quell the anger over the festival’s

‘People don’t care about him’ — here’s why Jeb Bush is struggling

‘People don’t care about him’ — here’s why Jeb Bush is struggling

International Business Times

In 1994, when a voter asked gubernatorial candidate Jeb Bush what he would do for black Floridians if elected governor, the young politician replied, “Probably nothing.” That was Bush’s first campaign for office, where he presented himself as a “head-banging conservative” who largely ignored minority voters, wanted to eliminate excess and sought to shake up the…

Hillary Clinton tells Stephen Colbert she wouldn’t bail out big banks and that she binge-watches ‘The Good Wife’

Hillary Clinton tells Stephen Colbert she wouldn’t bail out big banks and that she binge-watches ‘The Good Wife’

Reuters Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would not bail out big banks to save them from collapse in the event of another financial crisis, she said on Tuesday. During a late night television appearance with comedian Stephen Colbert, Clinton said her priorities were focused on raising the minimum wage and bolstering the middle class. “If

Return of the Jewboy: Kinky Friedman at 70

Return of the Jewboy: Kinky Friedman at 70

Newsweek

Criss-crossing the country in a van with two musicians half his age isn’t how Kinky Friedman planned to spend his latter years, but the outlaw country singer/cultural critic/political rabble-rouser/novelist embraces his lot in life. “The point of this tour is it’s like a train going by in a dream. I don’t know what town or what…

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

International Business Times

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 27 — Wal-Mart has decided to pull its Israeli soldier costume for children and “Sheik Fagin Nose” from store shelves and its website. The decision was welcomed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). “The costumes are very problematic, and offensive to many people. The Israeli forces are responsible for the continued…