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Twitter ran paid ads from China’s state-run media criticizing the Hong Kong protests

Twitter has been distributing sponsored posts from Chinese state media criticizing the Hong Kong protests, as spotted by the account of Pinboard, a social-media bookmarking site run by the entrepreneur and developer Maciej Ceglowski.

The posts were from China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. “Two months on, the escalating violence in Hong Kong has taken a heavy toll on the social order,” one tweet reads, adding that “all walks of life in Hong Kong called for a brake to be put on the blatant violence and for order to be restored.”

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Back to school and Howard Zinn in the classroom

California has scrapped its proposed Ethnic Studies curriculum. The Orange County Register took from the 300 pages of sample guidelines, quotations about “’guiding values and principles’” that would “’cultivate empathy’” and encourage students to “share stories of ‘struggle and resistance’ and ‘critique empire and its relationship to white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society.’” The editorial board “blasted” the curriculum as “’leftist propaganda’” that included capitalism in “the roll call of oppression.”

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Trump isn’t the one dividing us by race

Liberal opinion deems such rhetoric fair comment, even obvious truth, not “racially divisive.” America’s universities deserve credit for this double standard. Identity politics dominate higher education: Administrators, students and faculty obsessively categorize themselves and each other by race. “White privilege,” often coupled with “toxic masculinity,” is the focus of freshmen orientations and an ever-growing array of courses. Any institutional action that affects a “person of color” is “about race.” If a black professor doesn’t get tenure, he’s a victim of discrimination; a white professor is presumed to be unqualified

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Civil rights groups sues ICE over medical care in detention center

Three civil rights groups on Monday filed a class action lawsuit against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the medical and mental health care provided at migrant detention centers.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), working with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, filed the lawsuit at the U.S District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of 15 individuals detained at eight ICE facilities. It seeks to “reform the way our nation treats the human beings who have immigrated to the United States.”

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9th circuit legislates taxpayer-provided toothpaste at the border

On Thursday, a panel of three Democrat appointees ruled that the Flores settlement, itself a made-up judicial legislative scheme from a single California judge in 2017, requires facilities to provide migrants with soap and toothbrushes. “Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children’s safety,” wrote Judge Marsha Berzon, a Clinton appointee, on behalf of the panel. Becoming ever more specific over the original settlement itself, the court ruled that the listed items fall under the rubric of “safe and sanitary conditions.”

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