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Black Role Models in Tech: A Personal Perspective

As part of celebrating Black History Month, we are sharing the perspectives of Tobi Amos, a young African-American engineer about some of the black role models who helped inspire her. The post Black Role Models in Tech: A Personal Perspective appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Five takes so hot you need oven gloves to handle them. 1. Toby Young and the Taming of Higher Education 2. The Conservative Party's Eugenics Problem 3. Labour NEC Fallout 4. What is the Brexit Stamp Collection? 5. Tony Blair and theShow More Summary

Racism is creeping back into mainstream science – we have to stop it | Angela Saini

‘Scientific’ eugenics is on the rise, and grabbing a foothold in respected journals. The claim that these theories are a credible part of a general discussion should worry us all In the fallout from Toby Young’s resignation from theShow More Summary

The Conservative Party's Eugenics Problem

To find one leading Conservative mouthing off about eugenics is unfortunate, the incid ence of others indicates something else. We know about Toby Young, the self-styled "Toadmeister" and his hanging around with Nazis and paedophile apologists at a eugenics conference. Show More Summary

Genes & the left

Does intelligence or schooling matter? These are two questions raised by the recent furore over Toby Young’s now-rejected appointment to the OfS. Good people have fiercely opposed Young’s “progressive eugenics”, and rightly so. But I fear they haven’t sufficiently acknowledged...

Progressive eugenics is hardly history – the science and politics have just evolved

Eugenics has been science's toxic brand since the end of World War II. The point was driven home yet again recently when Toby Young, appointee to the UK's newly established Office of Students, was denounced in the House of Commons for having written favourably of "progressive eugenics". Show More Summary

Toby Young: Meet The British Betsy DeVos, If She Were More Of An Asshole!

This man is about as helpful to kids seeking education as our very own cabinet secretary!

Trapped by history

A little bit of me feels sorry for Toby Young. I say so because of something Dan Davies tweeted: Find a brand and stick to it. Don't try to be jack the lad when poundshop Clarksons are in fashion, then...

Toby Young resigns as May's universities adviser over 'ill-judged' sexist tweets

Controversial commentator Toby Young stands down from the government's universities regulator. Young's appointment led to a storm of criticism after dozens of sexist and offensive tweets and articles were unearthed. Young says his appointment...Show More Summary

Toby Young quits so helping TMay by taking the attention away from her bungled reshuffle

Toby Young resigns as May’s universities adviser over ‘ill-judged’ sexist tweets — BI UK Politics (@BIUK_Politics) January 9, 2018 You can’t plead youthful indiscretion for things in your late 40s It was inevitable, I suppose, after all the weekend hiatus that Toby Young was not going to be able to survive in his […]

And so to re-shuffle day unless the media’s being very badly misled

At least it’ll divert attention from the Toby Young Tweets I can’t remember a reshuffle that has been trailed as long this one. On Saturday David Herdson very rightly set out the reasons why Theresa May should not be holding a reshuffle so soon after the general election. There have been others, like former Cameron […]

On anti-meritocracy

There’s a link between Toby Young’s appointment to the Office for Students and the revelation that his staff regard Donald Trump as a child. What we have in both cases are examples of anti-meritocracy. Both men have achieved office not...

Theresa May was 'unimpressed' by Toby Young's sexist tweets but won't fire him as universities advisor

UK prime minister Theresa May has defended the government's controversial decision to appoint Toby Young, a journalist who has tweeted numerous sexist and inappropriate remarks about women, to a new universities regulator. May told the...Show More Summary

After Toby Young the focus moves to some of BoJo’s writing about women and gay people

Now BoJo's past articles being looked up with comments about 'hot totty' and 'tank-topped bumboys' — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 5, 2018 Could it hurt his CON leadership chances? Latest CON leadership...Show More Summary

The living dead Conservative party - cartoon

Chris Riddell on train fares, the NHS crisis, clearing the homeless and Toby Young Continue reading...

Boris Johnson's articles about 'hot totty' and 'tank-topped bumboys' unearthed

The foreign secretary this week defended the government's new universities adviser Toby Young despite his comments about women, praising his "caustic wit." However, Boris Johnson's own past includes some questionable statements about...Show More Summary

Why this UK public figure deleted 50K tweets in a day

The name Toby Young has been plastered all over Brits' Twitter feeds this week after he was appointed the UK's new universities regulator — a position created by the government to uphold free speech at third level, among other things. But just days after his appointment, Young deleted a huge chunk of his digital footprint. Show More Summary

A victim of the liberal establishment?

Toby Young's friends like to characterise him as a victim of the liberal establishment, but this article makes a well-argued case against his appointment: Office for Students The appointment could be construed as deliberately provocative.

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