Williams made his dramatic debut in the TV movie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host" (NBC, 1993) and later starred in the short-lived CBS series "Matt Waters" (1996) as a concerned and caring high school teacher. While his daytime show thrived, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he began to actively manage the disease. He occasionally continued to dabble in acting, most notably with a recurring part on a few episodes of the military series "JAG" (CBS, 1995-2005). In 2008, "The Montel Williams Show" was canceled, and he moved on to a stint on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009). Eventually turning to infomercials, Williams later revisited acting with ...
#NotMyAmerica while it was the organizers right, what happened last night in Pheonix is the height of ignorance and stupidity.
Today, if you look at how the rest of the world saw this, America looks small, we look like a bunch of paranoid bigots. There is no strength, no patriotism in staging armed protest in front of a house of worship and collectively punishing a large congregation for the actions of two who had last been congregants 5 years ago.
This isn't who we are. We don't do this in America. This is bigotry being cloaked in Free Speech - its slick - some have decided bigotry can be excused by pretending displays of it are actually demonstrations in support of free speech.
I'll leave you with the deeply sad words of a deployed active duty soldier (a Christian from a Red state), and I got about 10 of them last night as well as the photo I hope will define what happened last night. Tell me this is the America you want your kids to be proud of? We get to choose the America we want to be, and we are not always choosing the values that made us exceptional in the first place.
Saturday 30th of May 2015 03:02:54 PM
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Strongly support Professor @laurakipnis - cc @thefireorg @chronicle - University Professors are EXPECTED to challenge ideas, to push envelope. I'm the father of three daughters, I deplore sexual assault, I want those who engage in it severely punished. I want those who actually intimidate or harass women on the basis of their gender, or in any way leverage a victim of misconduct to not report it punished as well.
I object wholeheartedly to the unavoidable implication of those who made the complaint against Professor Kipnis that a discussion of personal responsibility and thorough critical analysis of a wave of new campus dating policies creates at atmosphere that is hostile or otherwise biased. It's delightfully paternalistic to think young women are so fragile as to not be able to read a professor's work, and as her analysis also addresses young men, such a complaint initializes college students who are, after all, legal adults.
I raised my daughters to be strongly independent thinkers, to have the confidence to make their own choices and stick to them. Nothing offends me more than the notion that reading an article like Professor Kipnis' piece might somehow traumatize them. Similarly, I raised my son to be equally independent in his thinking, to never waiver on what he knows to be right and wrong and to treat all with respect. I invested heavily in my kids going to college to be challenged intellectually, to be exposed to all kinds of ideas even those I may find edgy even offensive. Why? If i was afraid of that notion, I'd be expressing a lack of confidence in myself as a parent, and a demeaning lack of confidence in them as the independent minded individuals they are.
We've gone way too far on campus and in society in attempting to shield folks from that which might offend them, and to let that permeate the University environment leaves us with "adults" who are more like teenagers - unable to cope with the adult world on its terms.
How are we to mold the next generation of critical thinkers when we are so afraid of "offending" anyone that we can't address the topics most in need of critical thinking - those which may be difficult or controversial?
Professor's piece is at <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/My-Title-IX-Inquisition/230489/?key=HWwlKgZvN3pPN39kMmwTZm1XYXY8Zk4lNnFKan8lbl9UFg==" target="_blank">http://chronicle.com/article/My-Title-IX-Inquisition/230489/?key=HWwlKgZvN3pPN39kMmwTZm1XYXY8Zk4lNnFKan8lbl9UFg==</a>
Friday 29th of May 2015 01:59:38 PM