Students call for resignation of principal who created a list of black students

TORONTO — Students from a Toronto school are calling for the resignation of a principal who compiled a list of black students to track their performance.

Peggy Aitchison, the principal at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, has said she compiled the list and circulated it among teachers in an attempt to categorize students with opportunity gaps, and acknowledged in an email to the school community that it was an “inappropriate approach.”

She asked for a transfer to a different school in a public letter sent this week — a request the Toronto District School Board said it approved.

 

The board has apologized for Aitchison’s actions, calling what she did a “mistake.” Aitchison did not respond to a request for comment.

Grade 12 student Marlee Sansom said she was “unbelievably angry” when she found out about the list from members of the school community. She said transferring Aitchison to another school isn’t enough, and called for the principal to resign as an employee with the board.

“Transferring someone just means they get a new start, a fresh start, and she can just redo that trauma somewhere else,” said the 18-year-old, who noted that many of her peers felt the same. “It doesn’t help the students that are still in the school.”

Sansom also said it was important for the board to thoroughly tackle issues of racial profiling in schools, and urged it to involve students in the process.

“The TDSB needs to be looking out for the students,” she said, adding she wasn’t always comfortable raising concerns about race-related issues with school administration.

Noah Brown, another Grade 12 student, said he saw his name on a copy of the list being shared among students and felt “pure sadness.”

“Over the course of this year I’ve been able to accomplish so much in terms of my art practice … I was disappointed because it was limiting my academic success to my identifiable race,” said the 18-year-old. “I didn’t know who to turn to.”

Brown said he wanted a direct apology from Aitchison.

“She was sort of letting the issue fade away rather than take it directly and be a responsible leader,” he said, adding that Aitchison’s list is an indication she should no longer be an educator.

“Peggy Aitchison is not a suitable leader for (Etobicoke School of the Arts) as well as any other school,” he said. “If TDSB continues to have this principal within their organization then I believe they tolerate racism.”

Meanwhile, alumni from the school have sent a petition to the board calling for Aitchison to either resign or undergo equity and anti-racism training.

Former student Solana Cain, who co-created the petition, said the school holds students to rigorous standards, which indicates that those on Aitchison’s list are already high performers.

“Even if this were not the case, the assumption she made was that black students and families are inherently less capable than their white counterparts,” she said in a statement.

The TDSB said it received the petition and needed time to review the questions and concerns identified before responding.

 

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/students-call-for-resignation-of-principal-who-created-a-list-of-black-students-1.3993317

But I Thought Swirl Mountain Was Bliss – Swirlers Caught Creeping

But I Thought Swirl Mountain Was Bliss – Swirlers Caught Creeping

Exposing Corruption Under Every Rock

Evidence:

Aren’t these some of the same black women threatening to swirl(even though most of them will never be given such an opportunity) and yet here we have two such women who were actually given the chance to date and marry interracial and yet here they are both creeping looking for some black penis. Your modern day black female is the quintessential example of Jezebel on steroids, she has no commitment switch built within and has no problems jumping from one penis to a next.

Of course both of these harridans are weaved up to the hilt, the addiction to weave remains strong even when the manage to snag themselves a non black male. This is a major L for the swirling sisterhood, at the end of the day no man can quench the thirst of Jezebel, she has an insatiable appetite for penis and thus such any itch as…

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Polish allied health professionals protest for better pay

According to Monika Mazur of the National Radiotherapy Technicians Trade Union, the government failed to increase spending on healthcare, and hospital wait lists have gotten longer instead of shorter.

She said lab technicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, paramedics and nurses were protesting because “we feel cheated that the minister is not holding a dialogue with all medical professionals, just resident doctors”.

Polish Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski denied claims that he had neglected other medical professions.

He has been in talks with resident doctors since taking over the ministry early this year after his predecessor was sacked following a resident doctors’ protest, which included a hunger strike, late last year. The striking doctors had been supported by other medical professionals.

Szumowski, who on Friday attended a medical conference entitled “The medical national interest”, said healthcare spending will increase from about 4.7 percent of GBP in 2018 to six percent by 2024, “which is a big burden on the budget as it is”.

The protesters want healthcare spending hiked to 6.8 percent within three years, as well as better pay and conditions. (vb)

Source: IAR

 

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/370684,Polish-allied-health-professionals-protest-for-better-pay

Netflix Blasted for Allowing Foreign Movie Containing ‘Child Porn’ Scene

Netflix is catching heat from subscribers for featuring an Argentinean film on its platform, a movie that contains explicit content some say ought to be deemed child pornography and therefore illegal.

PJ Media reported that outraged Netflix subscribers have been sharing a clip of the opening scene of the film “Desire,” directed by Diego Kaplan.

In this scene, two young girls are shown, both of whom appear to be under the age of 10, playing “horse” on pillow cushions. The younger girl watches the older girl masturbate. The camera focuses on the older girl moving in a sexual manner and having an orgasm.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children told Megan Fox, who wrote the article for PJ Media, that they had launched an investigation into the movie, after the FBI and Department of Justice referred her there, when she made a report as a private citizen.

Federal law defines child pornography as “any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (someone under 18 years of age),” including “photographs, videos, digital or computer generated images indistinguishable from an actual minor, and images created, adapted, or modified, but appear to depict an identifiable, actual minor,” as noted on the DOJ’s website.

Undeveloped film, undeveloped videotape, and electronically stored data that can be converted into a visual image of child porn are also considered illegal visual depictions under the applicable statute.

This legal definition also does not hold that the explicit images must be children engaging in some kind of sexual act to be considered child porn; a photo of a naked child may also fall into that category if it is sexually suggestive enough.

“Additionally, the age of consent for sexual activity in a given state is irrelevant; any depiction of a minor under 18 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct is illegal,” PJ Media noted.

Users of the movie streaming site took to social media to express their disgust that Netflix was effectively promoting pedophilia and normalizing child sex by allowing this film onto its platfrom, and indicated that they would be discontinuing the service.

“Complete confirmation for canceling my subscription. Netflix pushing Child Pornography with latest movie..#Desire. Absolutely sick!” one subscriber wrote, tweeting at the FBI and Netflix.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/netflix-blasted-for-allowing-foreign-movie-containing-child-porn-scene-225509/