"What Is This Gay Shit?" and More Morehouse College Football Reactions to Dear White People

Dear White People's Tyler James Williams (center with afro) also played the title character in TV's Everybody Loves Chris.

UPDATE, OCT. 30, 12:45 P.M.: One quote about a movie deserves a bunch of others:

"What kind of movie is this?"
"Man, you looked at that, I saw you!"
"What is this gay shit?"
"Some of y'all didn't turn your heads away!"
"Man, I must've watched every episode of Everybody Hates Chris back in the day. Can't believe he'd go out like that. Shit kills me."

-Members of the football team from the mostly all-black Morehouse College of Atlanta, while watching Dear White People in a Columbia, South Carolina, theater before playing Benedict College last Saturday.

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Leymah Gbowee Speaks at UCI TONIGHT

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In the presence of Charles Taylor, Lehmah Gbowee once said, "We are tired of war. We are tired of running. We are tired of begging for bulgur wheat. We are tired of our children being raped."
Leymah Gbowee, the women's rights advocate and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at UC Irvine tonight about the power of education and her dream that brutal African warlord Charles Taylor will be overthrown.

The Liberian "will also share her insights about the vital role that ordinary citizens can play in transforming violence to peace," according to a statement from the university, which is co-sponsoring Gbowee's appearance with Orange County's Center for Living Peace. She is the eighth speaker in a Living Peace Series that has previously brought the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Charlize Theron and Jane Goodall to UCI.

After Gbowee's talk, UCI's Center for Citizen Peacebuilding will present her with its Citizen Peacebuilding Award. One hopes she has a long mantle; in addition to the Nobel, she's previously received the Oxfam America Right the Wrong Award, the New York Women's Foundation Century Award, and the Barnard College Medal of Distinction.

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Ebola Expert Panel at UC Irvine TONIGHT

Andrew Noymer, UCI associate professor of public health, moderates "Ebola: What You Should Know."
On Friday, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange was among five University of California hospitals identified by the state Department of Public Health as a priority hospital for the treatment of any Ebola cases that arise in the state.

Tonight, the UCI campus in Irvine brings together experts to discuss what the Ebola virus is, how it spreads and what is being done to prevent UCI Medical Center from having to treat any Ebola cases.

The public is invited to "Ebola: What You Should Know," which brings together experts in the fields of virology, disease ecology, epidemiology, health economics and infectious diseases.

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Kristen Michelle Roush Accused of Getting Much Too Close to One of Her Jr. High Students

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Kristen Michelle Roush was held on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.
Kristen Michelle Roush, a 34-year-old eighth grade teacher at La Paz Intermediate School in Mission Viejo was arrested at her Aliso Viejo home Friday for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a male juvenile student.

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Sweaty Do-Gooder Weekend: Stop Diabetes Tour de Cure SAT., PILF 5K Race Judicata SUN.

American Diabetes Association OC/Jax Bicycle Center

Leave it to Uncle Clockwork to lay out your weekend exercise/do-gooder plans, which start Saturday morning with Stop Diabetes movement's third annual cycling event, Tour de Cure, and continue Sunday morning with the UC Irvine School of Law's Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) 5K Race Judicata.

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Chapman U Symposium Set to Celebrate Radical Educator Paulo Freire THIS Saturday

Categories: School Daze

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Paulo Freire's bust at Chapman University
Among the many bronze busts of lunatic conservatives like Milton Friedman, George Argyros, Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan dotted around Chapman University is a bona fide leftist radical: Paulo Freire. The late, bearded Brazilian educator transformed education through Pedagogy of the Oppressed, his most influential book first published in 1968. Generations of leftists teachers have waved the book around since, especially those in ethnic studies, the type of studies that Chapman President Jim Doti thinks ghetto-izes college students--so how the hell did Freire end up on campus?

Chapman is not only home to a bust of the Brazilian, but also houses the Paulo Frerie Critical Pedagogy Archives--double-down on the radicalism! The collection will be re-dedicated Saturday with an all-day symposium planned.

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Kent and Jill Easter's School Mom Victim Kelli Peters Finally Gets to Speak Her Mind: Update

Photo courtesy of Kelli Peters
"I actually started to fear for my life and the life of my daughter," Kelli Peters said of the harassment Jill and Kent Easter put her through.

UPDATE, OCT. 20, 10 A.M.: The victim of Jill and Kent Easter finally got her chance to speak out about the nightmare the vindictive Irvine lawyer couple put the school volunteer through, something she remained silent about until both had been prosecuted.

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UC Irvine Puts Experts and Professors in the Field in Santa Ana to Abate Family Violence

Ellen Olshansky, a professor of nursing science at UCI, is one of three leaders of the Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence.

A new center dedicated to family violence that unites community partners with faculty from 20 UC Irvine departments launches this afternoon at the Delhi Center in Santa Ana.

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Shooting That Injured One Closes Santa Ana Neighborhood and Locks Down School: Update

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UPDATE, OCT. 16, 5:36 P.M.: A 20-year-man was shot several times in the upper body in the 1600 block of West Orchard Avenue in what is believed to be a gang-related crime, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the Santa Ana Police spokesman. Despite being shot, the victim ran east on Orchard, then north on Doreen Way and finally into a home in the 1400 block of South Doreen Way, where he asked for help, said Bertagna, who added the fellow later went into surgery. Police sought two gunmen on bikes, one of whom ran onto the campus of Jose A. Sepulveda Elementary School at 1801 S. Poplar St., prompting authorities to temporarily hold students in classrooms before later releasing them to their parents.

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Eradicating Disease-Carrying Mosquitos is UCI Talk Subject as Yellow Fever Mosquitos Arrive

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Views of an adult yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti)

How is this for a coincidence? The same day vector control officials announced the discovery of yellow fever mosquitoes in Los Angeles County, UC Irvine promoted a lecture on a strategy to eradicate disease-spreading mosquitoes worldwide.

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