The late actress appeared in “Love Actually,” “Doctor Who” and “Pride & Prejudice.”
The government will legislate new protections two years after Rio Tinto blew up sacred Aboriginal caves at Juukan Gorge. A minister likened it to the Taliban’s destruction of giant Buddha carvings in Afghanistan.
The Teranga Lions of Senegal had an opening night to forget in their defeat to the Netherlands on Monday. What they do against hosts Qatar on Friday will go a long way to deciding how far they will go at the World Cup.
Pennsylvania school district votes to defy law that would prohibit teaching any race is superior to another
A Pennsylvania school district unanimously voted on Tuesday to defy a bill if it were passed into law that prohibits teaching “racist” concepts, such as that any race is superior to another.
The Pittsburgh School District passed a resolution which said it would defy “harmful legislation,” such as the Republican-backed bill called HB 1532. “
Board member Devon Taliaferro said, “[Children] deserve leaders who will stand up for their rights and blasted “radical politicians” who she claimed were trying to censor curriculum.
“I hope that we will be the leaders that our students need as they carry on the legacy of the future… which starts with policy and the things that we can control.”
HB 1532, if it were passed into law, would prohibit teaching “racist and sexist concepts” in school districts, and is “aimed at curtailing the divisive nature of concepts more commonly known as ‘critical race theory.‘”
“Critical race theory further divides us by making the immutable traits of race and gender a prime factor in how we view others – exactly the opposite of Dr. [Martin Luther] King’s dream,” according to a description of the legislation.
“Our legislation makes it clear that no Pennsylvania school district, public postsecondary institution, or state or local government entity shall teach that any race or sex is superior to another, that any individual based on their race or sex is inherently racist or sexist, or that any individual should receive favorable treatment or be discriminated against based on their race or sex,” the bill states.
The resolution, on the other hand, claimed the bill took aim at teaching history accurately.
“They deserve to accurately learn about our history, read books that represent their heritage and culture, and discover who they are and how they identify,” a board member said.
Fox News Digital reached out for comment and was referred to a press release, which said, “The District formally opposes and rejects any legislation that suppresses classroom discussion, promotes fear, intolerance, and hate, and devalues staff, students and families of color, and LGBTQ+ students, staff, and families.”
Around the U.S., Republican legislators introduced legislation to combat the use of critical race theory in public schools, and while some critics claim the bills attack free speech, other advocates frame the issue as a matter of preventing discrimination on the basis of race and upholding federal civil rights law.
Georgia State Rep. Will Wade, R-Dawsonville, a sponsor of the Georgia law, said his bill aimed to “ensure that children in the classroom are not pitted against each other based on their race. I believe the content of our character is how we should be measured and that we should show complete and total respect to every human being.”
“This is very clearly about rooting out discrimination and racism for everyone. This is not a Republican issue. This is not a Democrat issue,” an Arizona State representative previously told Fox News Digital. “This furthers the work of our civil rights leaders who fought so hard to get us to where we are today.”
Fox News’ Tyler O’Neil contributed to this report.
After the fall of Kabul, Afghan refugees resettled in the United States with the help of former Ethiopian refugees. Next, helping Ukrainian refugees.
Volunteers and refugees celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 20, 2022, at the Ethiopian Community Development Council in Arlington, Va.
Brett, Adam and Kim had never met. They had almost nothing in common. But that was before May 24. After the shooting, somehow, they found one another – and found that they all wanted the same thing.
The UN Human Rights Council was considering an international investigation into the human rights situation in Iran. Tehran said the West “lack the moral credibility” to criticize it.
Pope Fires Entire Leadership From Global Catholic Charity Amid Harrassment Allegations
In a resounding decree released on Tuesday, Pope Francis sacked all leaders of the Caritas Internationalis charity, appointing a temporary Vatican administrator to head the confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
According to Reuters, Pope Francis decided to sack the entire management of the charity following allegations of humiliation and harassment of staff at the organization’s headquarters in Rome. Several current and former charity employees spoke to the news agency, with one former employee saying that workers at the charity headquarters had suffered harassment, fear, and “ritual humiliation.”
At the same time, the Vatican’s dicastery for development, to which the charity is subordinate, announced that a comprehensive investigation had been carried out this year at the charity’s headquarters, involving external management and psychological experts. The investigation concluded that there was indeed a basis for the above reports, read the Vatican’s press release.
It added, however, that there was no evidence that financial abuse or sexual harassment had taken place, but identified a number of problems that “require immediate action.” They said these failures were mainly in the area of corporate management and procedures, and had a negative impact on staff team spirit and morale.
The papal decision was also followed by the resignation of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, often referred to in the press as ‘Francis of Asia,’ who was nominally the president of the charity but was not involved in the day-to-day running of the organization. The Filipino cardinal has been seen by some as a possible successor to Pope Francis.
Tagle will, however, retain his main ecclesiastical post and will remain head of the Dicastery for Evangelisation within the Catholic Church, responsible for the management of missionaries.
Reuters also noted that apart from the cardinal and one other priest, all the heads of the international charity were non-clerical.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited one of the most badly damaged areas in Indonesia’s West Java province, assuring people that evacuation would be a top priority. Monday’s deadly quake has killed at least 271.