Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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Bigoted professor to accept students in course based on race

Bigot: A professor at Pomona College in California has announced that she will give preferential treatment to “students of color” in deciding who can attend her class on geology.

“I encourage students who PERM this course to indicate how their background, experience, and/or interests could contribute to diversifying perspectives in the course,” she states in the flyer. “In resolving PERMs I will strive to identify students for whom the small-section setting has the potential to be of particular benefit,” she adds, stressing that “I am especially interested in seeing PERM requests from students of color, first generation or low-income students, international, and students early in their college career (first two years); such students are especially encouraged to apply” [emphasis in original].

Increasingly in the modern leftist-controlled academic community, it is becoming popular to treat whites in the manner that bigots treated blacks before the civil rights movement, oppressively and with contempt.

I must add that not only is this professor’s policy bigoted, it is almost certainly illegal. I wonder if Pomona College will take action against it. I suspect not, because after all, this is California, a place that considers the oppression and the squelching of free thought to be a good thing.


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  • Laurie

    Geology, eh? There’s no rock harder than the human heart.

  • PeterF

    The soil of a man’s heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it.”

    ― Stephen King, Pet Sematary

    I’m still not sure what he was trying to say. I guess I just assume that his psyche is twisted by his chosen writing genre.
    By the way, Stephen King was the first to portray using an aircraft to destroy a building in “The Running Man”.

  • wayne

    It (potentially) violates any number of the Civil Rights Acts, passed since the Civil War. (Especially if you can demonstrate “disparate impact,” and do it statistically. Blindside them, get all the ducks in a row, and tie them up in Court for 3 years.)

    I’m a big fan of turning all our laws back against the Left, but “our side” just isn’t as good at it, as are the left, but they are starting to just hand it all to us on a silver platter.

    Laurie– most excellent commentary recently. You write very well. (You’re concise, I trend toward babble.)

    PeterF– good stuff. My wife was a huge fan of Stephen King and could quote chapter & verse. Personally, Salem’s Lot– excellent book.
    (she was a working Geologist, and is probably spinning in her grave on this one. jeez.)

  • Laurie

    Thank you both.

  • Dick Eagleson

    Be sure to look for additional PC/multi-culti offerings from our fine Geology Dept.

    GEO 117 – Plate Tectonics and the Black Experience – 3CR

    GEO 121 – Terminal Moraines and Native American Cultures – 3CR

    GEO 124 – Igneous Formations and the Pacific Islander Religious Tradition – 3CR

    I’m sure the campus SJW’s will swarm all over these new offerings like flies on hot schist.

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