Social Activism

Social Activism

The Transgender Straw Broke the Camel’s Back: It’s Time to Declare Independence from Public Schools

You may not have realized it yet, but the Obama administration just destroyed the traditional American public school. Without an act of Congress, without a ruling from the Supreme Court, and without even going through the motions of the regulatory rule-making process, the administration issued a letter drafting every single public educational institution in the country to implement the extreme edge of the sexual revolution. The Department of Justice and the Department of Education have declared that they now “interpret” federal law to not only support the fantastical notion that boys can become girls but also to impose new legal requirements that impact every aspect of school life. The administration’s letter sweeps far beyond bathrooms — imposing a new speech code on school employees and ...

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Salesforce’s Marc Benioff Has Kicked Off New Era of Corporate Social Activism

When North Carolina passed its law in March restricting certain gay rights, Marc Benioff was ready with his rapid-deployment response. The Salesforce.com Inc. chief executive blasted out tweets criticizing the law. He called on other CEOs to speak out and dispatched staff to work with state officials and rights groups. Under pressure from many quarters, Gov. Pat McCrory soon sought to pare the law’s scope. It was the kind of show of force that has made Mr. Benioff a master promoter in the movement toward social activism among American chief executives, one that’s increasingly influential despite resistance from those in its focus and some disquiet from Salesforce’s investors and directors. 

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