SUNY New Paltz woke reaction to Rittenhouse Verdict did not disappoint me

Best sentence: “Remember that each time racial injustice and violence is negated or invalidated it adds to the racial trauma experienced by millions of BIPOC people in this country.” IOW, negating racial injustice or negating violence adds to the racial trauma.

Full text follows:

Dear Campus Community,

SUNY New Paltz stands with Black communities across America and especially the Black community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of the Rittenhouse verdict.

We are in solidarity with those who gather in peaceful protest to shake the foundations of racism and call us to collectively and actively confront the inequality and violence that stems from white supremacy. We hope for healing for the Blake, Huber, Rosenbaum and Grosskreutz families. These families, and far too many others, have been touched directly and indirectly by the evils of systemic racism and have sought justice from systems that fail to dismantle the hierarchy of human value.  

Members of our community, but especially our students, may be impacted as they process this verdict. Remember that each time racial injustice and violence is negated or invalidated it adds to the racial trauma experienced by millions of BIPOC people in this country. Not everyone processes the same way, but a community can seek to create brave spaces and the conditions under which someone might feel genuinely seen and heard. Take a moment to check in and offer grace to one another.       

In peace and solidarity,

Tanhena Pacheco Dunn
Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer

Donald P. Christian

Silly rip-and-print story

“If seven is your lucky number you’re in for a treat on Jan. 21, 2021. 

Wednesday’s date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021. 

This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years.”

From “” which I will concede is not a high-powered journalism site, nor is it intended to be.

It is true that Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021, is a palindrome when written as 12021.

But so is the next day, 12121.

Without even thinking too hard, so is 13031, ie Jan 30, 2031 . . . which is not 1000 years from today.

Blame America First, Orange County,NY Edition

Courtesy Charles Briner and the “Time and the Valleys Museum”.

GRAHAMSVILLE – Join the Time and the Valleys Museum for an on-line virtual program:  Events that Lead to the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.   

Military historian Charles Breiner will discuss Japan’s relationship with the United States, starting with Commodore Mathew Perry’s visit to Japan in 1853 until the war with the United States began on December 7, 1941. Topics include Japanese transformation from a feudal system to a modern industrialized military power, the first Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese seizure of Manchuria in 1931, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and an explanation of how President Roosevelt maneuvered Japan into going to war with the United States. [my emphasis]

Curiously published 11/16, but event was 11/15.