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Country Music Can No Longer Hide Its Problems
Perhaps such cravings for the regular ol’ times explain why country music, replete with visions of barbecues and backwoods, has thrived during our stay-indoors spring and summer. Ever since America’s shutdown began, almost all styles of music have lost streaming listenership. Country’s popularity, on the other hand, has risen: The genre has averaged 11.1 percent more plays since mid-March. There are multiple theories for why this is, but what seems true in any case is that country’s love for a feeling of normalcy is alluring. As a slew of recent scandals and scuffles have demonstrated, however, not even Nashville can maintain the status quo anymore.
While pop tends to envision one big night where you transcend your boring condition, and hip-hop often touts material success turning an ordinary life into an extraordinary one, country fetishizes the day-after-day realities of homes, highways, and beer halls. There are exceptions, but typically it’s a genre in which work and family and place all are held up as things that must be defended. You can hear the fierce attachment to the familiar, for example, in the new single “More Than My Hometown,” from the hitmaker Morgan Wallen. The Tennessee singer describes a storybook romance with some woman, but when she wants to move to the city, he bids her farewell, explaining, “I can't love you more than my hometown.”
Young Conservatives university group accused of racist bake sale, mocking pronouns and vile HIV discrimination
Border agency fires 4, suspends 38 for social media posts
Deliveroo rider suspended after screaming homophobic abuse at gay couple and accusing them of ‘witchcraft’
Gay bar issues grovelling apology after bartender wears Blackface coronavirus mask to work
New report paves the way for US to abandon international LGBT+ rights
Ellen DeGeneres show is hit by new bullying and racism claims as staff say they 'fired employee for attending a family funeral while another was let go after a suicide attempt'
'You're going to get your ass whooped!' Virginia trooper is being investigated after resurfaced video shows him 'terrorizing' a black motorist during a traffic stop
‘We ain’t shopping at Starbucks no more’ Protesters in Seattle gathered outside the coffee chains original store to demand the company drops funding for police federation
Bronx man, 25, charged with punching NYPD chief on Brooklyn Bridge is released from jail without bail
National Sexual Assault Hotline sees record demand during pandemic. Many reaching out are children.
Many of them call when they feel there is nowhere else to turn.
The girl whose brother was brought home by the pandemic and began to abuse her again. The victim separated from her favorite teacher after a coronavirus-related school closure. The child who urgently needed help calling 911.
As the coronavirus pandemic has engulfed the country, more children are reaching out to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network's National Sexual Assault Hotline, which said this week it's experiencing its highest demand for services in its 26-year history. In May and June, half of visitors to RAINN's online hotline, which sees some of the most urgent cases, were minors.
"Their safety net collapsed during this period," said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz. "Normally the first people to spot signs of abuse are adults outside the immediate family. Teachers and guidance counselors and the parents of friends. Once kids were cut off from that support group, we've seen in a lot of states that reports to child abuse authorities have declined."
Simple Plan Bassist Quits Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
St Andrews University is hit by wave of sexual assault claims: Fraternity 'suspends two members' after 'multiple' allegations
Mass. Gymnastics Coach Charged With Rape of Teen in Stow
Man Charged With Murdering 13-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted Her Corpse Before Burning Her Body, Police Say
Woman charged with assault for pulling a gun on a black family during Chipotle parking lot argument claims she was the victim of 'ethnic intimidation' and thought 'she was going to die'
A white woman who was charged after she was filmed pulling a gun on an unarmed black woman and her daughters broke down in tears during a televised interview in which she describes how she feared for her life after the family blocked her from getting into her car and then started banging on it when she was inside.
Vile bigot who flew Nazi flag to show his ‘total opposition Black Lives Matter and the gays’ says he was attacked by vigilantes
This Woman Lost Her Job For Sharing Art Showing Lynched KKK Members Because A Colleague Felt
Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal
Black student at Texas A&M who claimed he found racist notes on his car saying the n-word, 'all lives matter,' and 'you don't belong here' put them there himself, campus cops say
Detroit police are forced to release bodycam footage of fatal shooting of Hakim Littleton to show he was armed and fired at them - after protests erupted following his death
Friend of NFL stars DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar accused of orchestrating $55,000 pay-off 'to silence victims of their armed robbery' after records reveal damning social media posts, video footage
'We're taking back the streets': Mayor Bill de Blasio orders MORE cops to be stationed across NYC to curb gun violence after weeks of bloodshed with 142% surge in shootings - despite slashing NYPD budget by $1billion
Attorney General William Barr admits unfair policing of African Americans is a 'widespread phenomenon' but rejects calls to defund the police and says 'black lives are protected' by cops
Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that the unfair policing of African Americans is a 'widespread phenomenon' before rejecting calls to defund the police.
Protests over the recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and other African Americans have ignited a national conversation about the role of law enforcement in society.
During an interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas, Barr addressed policing in America, saying: 'I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, in particular, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt.'
Young Trump supporter, 18, says Marquette University threatened to rescind her offer after she posted TikTok videos in favor of the president that sparked death threats from students
Driver, 27, who hit Seattle protesters, killing one and injuring another, is charged with vehicular homicide and remains in custody on $1.2million bail
White woman attacks a black and indigenous protester with a HOCKEY STICK for laying in the road and blocking traffic during a demonstration in Canada
Kansas man, 55, sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for strangling his 50-year-old girlfriend and then pushing her over the balcony of a cruise ship
Man with COVID-19 who was arrested for breaking a mandatory quarantine several times is released because of New York's bail reform laws
Seven protesters arrested during Portland riots over Fourth of July week hit with federal charges for vandalizing courthouse and assaulting cops with high intensity lasers
Man 'stabs a grandmother, 96, to death with a PITCHFORK in Chicago'
California church officials tell black Star Wars stunt woman 'All Lives Matter' as they put up 'no trespassing' signs after she sat on their lawn
Man faces hate crime charges over string of racist graffiti in Arlington Heights
Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations
The words and phrases permeate nearly every aspect of our society.
"Master bedrooms" in our homes. "Blacklists" and "whitelists" in computing. The idiom "sold down the river" in our everyday speech.
Many are so entrenched that Americans don't think twice about using them. But some of these terms are directly rooted in the nation's history with chattel slavery. Others now evoke racist notions about Black people.
Racist Social Media Posts From Students Are Forcing Colleges to Respond
College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.
The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing broken economies and seeking better futures, of life plans drastically altered and the political forces that made it all seem necessary.
Then suddenly, the subject matter became personal: Haverford College shut down and evicted most students from the dormitories as the coronavirus spread through Pennsylvania.
Like many college courses around the country, the class soldiered on. The syllabus was revised. The students reconvened on a videoconferencing app.
But as each logged in, not everyone’s new reality looked the same.
One student sat at a vacation home on the coast of Maine. Another struggled to keep her mother’s Puerto Rican food truck running while meat vanished from Florida grocery shelves. As one young woman’s father, a private equity executive, urged the family to decamp to a country where infections were falling, another student’s mother in Russia couldn’t afford the plane ticket to bring her daughter home.
Yale students are using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to lower standards
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Christian University Welcoming Students Back to Campus Amid COVID-19
Liberty University, a private evangelical Christian university in Virginia, is welcoming students back to campus this week despite a little something known as COVID-19.
"I was on a conference call with other college presidents and representatives from private colleges, and we listened to what other schools were doing," president Jerry Falwell Jr. said in a statement shared to the school's site this week. "Many were throwing their hands up and saying they would just close and others were going to extend their breaks. At that time, we were on Spring Break, so we had time to work on it."
This process of choosing to "work on it" ultimately resulted in the decision to "get [students] back as soon as we can, the ones who want to come back."
A report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch noted that between a few hundred to more than 5,000 students were projected to be living in Liberty dorms as classes resumed this week. The majority of those classes have moved to online formats. Staff and faculty, however, are said to be coming to work in their usual capacity.
Survey reveals how many LGBT+ people will still date and hook-up during coronavirus
“I’ll do what I want”: Why the people ignoring social distancing orders just won’t listen
‘Corona, OK!’ Yelled College Student Before Coughing Into Cop’s Face, Police Say
Eight men arrested after hosting cocaine-fuelled orgy during coronavirus lockdown
Pastor again defies state order not to hold large gatherings. He says 1,000 people came to his church Sunday
The UK is in lockdown, but this church is suing Edinburgh because the city refused to host a homophobic preacher
When faith threatens public health
Nyle Dimarco Has Coronavirus Symptoms — This Is Why He Won’t Test
There’s been a lot of people testing positive for COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. A whole lot of people. So many that the World Health Organization has deemed it a pandemic. As a result of how rapidly things are spreading, there’s been a bit of a run on testing as there is still a lot of uncertainty around things, and you can be infected without showing symptoms for days, sometimes even weeks. But even though actor Nyle Dimarco has been showing almost all of the symptoms having contracted COVID-19, he refuses to be tested.
“I’ve been really sick and am now on the mend,” the actor wrote in an Instagram post. He also signed the entire message. “It is very possible I contracted coronavirus and I have access to get tested but I do not want to. The reason is because there is a shortage of COVID-19 test kits in the U.S. and the sick patients need it more than I do.”
Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus
Nashom Wooden, Former Drag Star Mona Foot, Has Died
He tweeted about his symptoms and coronavirus diagnosis problems. His husband says he was then put on a ventilator
Gay man who contracted coronavirus at a beach party says it’s ‘the most incredible pain’ he’s ever experienced
New York Jail That Held El Chapo and Jeffrey Epstein Now Has a Coronavirus Case
5 College Students in Florida Test Positive for Coronavirus After Spring Break Celebrations
‘Genuine, warm-hearted’ LGBT+ activist tragically passes away due to coronavirus
LGBTQ+ Students Forced to Leave Iowa Capitol After Trying to Use Bathrooms
On Thursday afternoon, state troopers forced a group of LGBTQ+ high school students to leave the Iowa Capitol building after the teenagers attempted to use the bathrooms that aligned with their gender identities. The students were at the Capitol building with Iowa Safe Schools, an organization that works to provide LGBTQ+ students in the state with safe and nurturing learning environments, in order to lobby state legislators on issues surrounding LGBTQ+ youth. Earlier in the day, the students lobbying efforts had seen success, after an Iowa Senate subcommittee advanced legislation that would ban the “gay/trans panic defense.”
But once bathrooms got involved, the situation got ugly. While a trans male student was using the men’s restroom, he was approached by a man who questioned the makeup he had on his face and reportedly told him “You’re in the wrong bathroom.” Soon afterward, several other male students were told by state troopers that they couldn’t enter the men’s restroom.
Homophobic taunting at college basketball game sparks investigation
The president of Monmouth University in New Jersey has launched an investigation after homophobic taunts were directed from the stands at a basketball player from a visiting team.
During a men's basketball game at the West Long Branch campus on Friday night, at least one person in a student section held a large sign that read: "Stick to Grindr."
Grindr bills itself as "the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people."
Other students in that section of the arena held up signs displaying an image of a Siena College player's profile on the dating app Tinder, according to The Asbury Park Press, which first reported the incident.
A white student in Missouri sent a meme to black classmates that included a racial slur, school district says
Two black students at a Missouri middle school were sent a racist meme by a white classmate, the school district said, and the parents of one of the students want changes to the district's policies dealing with acts of racism.
The two eighth graders at Hixson Middle School were at lunch February 27 when they were sent a meme with a photograph of a white man spraying a young black child with a hose, the district said. Superimposed on the image was the phrase: "Go be a nigger somewhere else," according to Shaun Swearengen, the father of one of the students, who posted it on Facebook.
Students say they were tricked into coming out by their anti-gay school
Students at the Mormon-affiliated Brigham Young University in Utah say that the school tricked them into coming out by erasing “homosexual behavior” from its honor code and then bringing back the policy several weeks later.
Now they’re afraid of the consequences of coming out in an unsafe environment.
“There’s pictures of me on the news, kissing a girl in front of the Brigham Young statue. People who didn’t know before know now because I thought it didn’t matter,” she said. “It’s so much more scrutiny, and I feel like I’m not safe here anymore. I have kind of blown my cover as an LGBT student.”
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY RECRUITER TOLD STUDENTS TO LINE UP ACCORDING TO SKIN COLOR AND HAIR TEXTURE
Students at Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, were told to line up according to the color of their skin by a college recruiter, according to local news reports. Teenagers were then told to rank themselves based on their hair—specifically, on how "nappy" or not it was.
Juniors spoke to reporters at News 4, explaining that a representative from Oklahoma Christian University said little about the school itself and instead, asked students to "play a little game" without any explanation why.
On February 24, eleventh graders were first made to line up, with those with the lightest skin at one end and those with the darkest skin at the other end.
"He told us to line up—nappiest hair in the back and straightest hair in the front," Rio Brown, a student at Harding Charter, told News 4.
An announcer called names of girls’ basketball players ‘pretty disgusting.’ He was removed at halftime.
One member of the Crooked Oak High School girls’ basketball team raised her hands to her mouth in shock. Others appeared confused.
The visiting players from Oklahoma City had been lined up in two rows on the court waiting for the introduction of their starting lineup ahead of Friday’s playoff game against a rival school. But instead of reading their teammates’ names, the announcer first offered some unexpected commentary.
“Now, their names are pretty disgusting,” said the announcer for the home team, Newkirk High School. “But I’m going to try to call them out.”
Surprise rippled through the gymnasium as players exchanged looks of disbelief.
School that repeatedly sent pupil home over afro hair paid for award celebrating equality commitment
Students thought their Mormon university was OK with gay people for a second. Oops.
Students kissed people of the same-sex in celebration of Brigham Young University’s (BYU) new honor code, which no longer prohibits “homosexual behavior.”
But the school is saying there was “some miscommunication” about what it means, leaving LGBTQ students confused about their rights on campus.
BYU is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church), which teaches that homosexuality is a “serious transgression” and whose members donated around $20 million to ban marriage equality in California in 2008.
According to Deseret News, BYU’s honor code used to say: “Homosexual behavior is inappropriate and violates the honor code. Homosexual behavior includes not only sexual relations between members of the same sex, but all forms of physical intimacy that give expression to homosexual feelings.”
The new honor code continues to assert that only a married man and woman should engage in sexual relations, but it no longer includes the section that mentioned “homosexual behavior.”
Teacher forbids student with lesbian moms from speaking in favor of same-sex marriage
Middle school teacher is suspended without pay after she 'squirted hand sanitizer into the mouth of a student who would not stop talking'