Jason Hill Appears on ‘Fox and Friends’ To Discuss Andrew Cuomo Saying ‘America Was Never Great’
DePaul professor to Tucker: Left has won culture war
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‘Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has committed to staying on the Court until she is ninety. You have to admire her confidence but it seems that some leftists don’t share her optimism, which is why some of them took to Twitter to offer up their internal organs if it will keep her on the bench. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, running for Congress in New York, is fundraising this week in Los Angeles starting with a luncheon titled “Coast-To-Coast Revolution,” where planners say Ocasio-Cortez will explain “the blueprint she is creating for winning against corporate Dems.” Medicare for All finally gets a price tag attached to it. In Portland, Oregon, police refused to respond to at least two 911 emergency calls from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees inside their offices where violent protesters held week-long demonstrations. Plus, I’ll be joined by Dr. Jason D. Hill, professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, President and CEO of the Institute for Immigrant Assimilation and the author of the new book We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People. Don’t forget about the Edwards Notebook and the Veteran’s Tip of the Day! All of this and more as time allows. Listen live, join the chatroom, be a part of the show.’
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Jason Hill Appears on ‘Fox and Friends’ To Discuss Chicago Gun Violence
FREEDOM MATTERS with Mark McIntire: Dr. Jason Hill Interview
Jason Hill Appears on ‘Fox and Friends’ To Discuss College Campuses, New Book
I’m an immigrant and I find open borders troubling
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, claims America’s national borders create “an injustice” by keeping Mexican workers from traveling to the United States to look for higher-paying jobs. In an interview with progressive activist Rabbi Michael Lerner, Ellison stated that America’s “prosperity is based on the want that is experienced in other parts of the world” and complained that “people, regular people, cannot go back and forth across the border seeking out the highest wages.”
Ellison also sported a T-shirt with the words “I don’t believe in borders” while walking in a parade in May. The next month, he posed for a picture next to a sign that read, “No human being is illegal on stolen land.”
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A professor's call to shut down our nation’s universities
Thirty-three years ago, when I entered college, left-wing ideologies dominated American universities, and especially the humanities and social sciences. But one still could get a fair, balanced education by consulting traditional canonical texts that countered the dogma. Free speech was alive on college campuses. There were hisses and boos, of course, but for the most part, hearing perspectives different from your own was considered essential to your education. Few of us lived in our own curated silos.
Today, after 22 years of being a college professor, and having traveled much of America to lecture, I am sad to say the situation is not the same. The core principles and foundations that keep the United States intact, that provide our citizens with their civic personalities and national identities, are being annihilated. The gravest internal threat to this country is not illegal aliens; it is leftist professors who are waging a war against America and teaching our young people to hate this country.
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Critics of cultural appropriation suffer from a cultural deficit
On July 4, the Montreal International Jazz Festival announced it would cancel all performances of a controversial show featuring African-American slave songs. The show, SLAV, which had a white lead singer and mostly white cast, was met with virulent resistance from the African-American community. One black musician, Moses Sumney, dropped out of the festival in protest on grounds that the show was appropriative, hegemonic and neo-imperialistic.
The show’s white performer, Betty Bonifassi, who has been performing slave songs for over 15 years, has said that the production was billed as a tool for resilience and emancipation through traditional African-American, Serbian, Bulgarian and Métis songs. She has said that uniting two colors is a modern theme and that she doesn’t talk about blacks or whites in shows, but about human pain and suffering. People of all cultures and ethnicities suffer.
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Jason Hill Appears on FOX’s ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’ to Discuss His New Book ‘We Have Overcome’
Professor: Time to shut down nation’s universities
DePaul University professor Jason Hill published an article saying that universities are so overcome with identity politics, socialism, and anti-Americanism that they're beyond saving. #Tucker
Yaron Brook Show: with Jason Hill - Race in America, Black Lives Matter
EP#023 “We Have Overcome”: Achieve Your Dreams, Goals and Passions with Jason D. Hill and Ruggero Fratarcangeli
Jason D. Hill is a professor of philosophy at DePaul University and the author of three previous books. These include Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What It Means to Be a Human Being in the New Millennium, and Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity: When We Should Not Get Along. His latest book, We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People. He is also President and CEO of the Institute for Immigrant Assimilation. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and has been a professional writer and book author for over thirty years. He is a specialist in ethics and American politics and has been published in major magazines including The Federalist, Commentary Magazine, Spiked Magazine, and Salon magazine.
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In The Name Of The Best Within You: An Immigrant’s Homage To The American People
On Aug. 11, 1985, at the age of 20, I boarded an Air Jamaica aircraft bound for Atlanta. Clutching the hand of my 72-year-old grandmother a little nervously, I was headed for what I still believe to be the greatest and most country on earth: the United States of America. Armed with $120, big dreams for my life and the love of my family, I blew a kiss to the throngs of onlookers in the old rundown wavers gallery who were waving crazily at everybody and nobody in particular — a hangover from the old colonial era — and never once looked back. A few hours later as a newly minted legal immigrant I made a covenant with my new country that in the name of the best and highest in me, I would seek faith in life’s better possibilities. That there would be no obstacles that my indefatigable spirit could not overcome, and that there would be no prejudice that a philosophy of individualism, which characterized the very essence of who I was at my core, could not transcend. This covenant spoke to the stupendous achievements I vowed to accomplish by taking advantage of the plethora of opportunities that I knew would become available to me. This was a moral contract I was making with my new country. It was an ethos of benevolence and goodwill that I would extend to my compatriots, and one that I expected to be reciprocated. The America I anticipated meeting, and the one I have come to know and love, is a country predicated on mutual exchange. I never looked back, and, indeed, fulfilled all of my goals including becoming the author of several books, earning four degrees including a doctorate and becoming a Distinguished Honors professor at a major university. America has brought me, now a proud citizen, to where I am.
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Slavery apologies are empty rhetoric, not a real way forward
This week Charleston, S.C., became the latest city in the United States to apologize to African-Americans for its role in the slave trade. This port city, to which about 40 percent of America's enslaved Africans arrived, promised tolerance and proposed an office of racial reconciliation in its resolution.
Will this apology be beneficial to racial healing in America? Will it make a difference to African-Americans?
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“An Immigrant Defends America” with guest Jason D. Hill
Many people in the United States feel hopeless about their future, arguing that capitalism, police brutality, and racism prevent them from reaching their goals. Some even suggest that the American Dream is a lie and that the game is rigged against African-Americans, in particular. Jason D. Hill challenges this skepticism. He argues that success is a personal choice and that the vast numbers of upwardly-mobile immigrants are all the proof one needs of boundless American potential. He also takes issue with Ta-Nehisi Coates and writers like him, claiming that their fame and wealth undermine their own charges of victimization.
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Dr. Jason D. Hill Calls for President Trump to Send Troops to Chicago
As the violence in Chicago continues to rise and there are no plans to put any stop to it, Dr. Jason D. Hill calls on President Trump to send troops to Chicago to help combat the violent gangs that seem to be running the city, a suggestion Bill put forth back in July of last year.
“Kneeling players betray the moral meaning of America”
President Trump this week invited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win. Most players chose not to attend because they disagree with the president’s policy towards players who refused to stand for the national anthem during games. The president subsequently canceled the event. A day later, the NBA’s Stephen Curry and LeBron James echoed the sentiment of their teammates, saying the Warriors and Cavaliers had no desire to be invited to the White House.
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“Mr. President, please send the troops to Chicago”
President Trump, during your presidential campaign you made a promise to send federal troops to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and also one festering with feral thugs and gang-bangers who are committing genocide among black Americans right in the great city of Chicago.
I won’t quote you the homicide statistics, past and present, because by the time you read this they will have changed. Suffice it to say: They are horrific.
Something is terribly wrong when, in the most moral nation on earth, its third-largest city is ruled by gangs with a crime rate that is 35 percent higher than the national average.
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Jason D Hill One-On-One Interview with Martha MacCallum (5/24/2018)
“The black nihilism of Ta-Nehisi Coates”
The past few years, ever since the publication of his celebrated books Between the World and Me (2015) and We Were Eight Years in Power (2017), have been superlatively successful ones for Ta-Nehisi Coates. He has been hailed as the pre-eminent black intellectual of his generation, awarded a National Book Award, a MacArthur Genius Award, and courted as a public speaker by major college campuses across the country.
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“My ‘Black Lives Matter’ Problem: Wrong on crime, wrong on Israel, and wrong on education”
I had lunch recently with a colleague of mine named Allan. He’s a retired professor who once taught at a university in New York and now teaches inside prisons. Allan was talking in despairing tones about America and wanted to know my thoughts on the matter. When I asked him to be more specific, he was taken aback at the idea that further clarification was needed. He couldn’t understand my failure to see the utter hopelessness of the society all around me.
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Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship: Interview with Jason Hill
We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People
Jason Hill discusses the centrality of the American Dream in the context of today's politics, and how the politics of identity and multiculturalism pose serious threats to that dream at this event hosted by the John Marshall Law School Republican Student Association. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Commentary Magazine: “An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Dream is Real”
Dear Ta-Nehisi Coates:
I read your book Between the World and Me, an elegant and poetic elegy written to your son on “the question,” as you put it, “of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the [American] Dream.” In the book, you reflect on your revelatory experiences, from the fears you felt growing up in your neighborhood in Baltimore to attending Howard University to visiting the South Side of Chicago to your relentless study of African history to your reckoning with the meaning of the Civil War...
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“An immigrant’s American Dream: Jason D Hill on identity politics, multiculturalism and why he’s not a victim of white oppression”
Jason D Hill, a professor of philosophy at De Paul University, has long been a staunch critic of identity politics. Or better still, he has long been a staunch critic of those theories and worldviews that reduce individuals to a set of ethnic or racial characteristics, limit them to their cultural backgrounds, or tie them down to their ancestral roots. It is a critical, philosophical impulse evident in all his works published thus far, from Becoming a Cosmopolitan (2000) and Beyond Blood Identities (2009) to Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity (2013).
And little wonder. For Hill himself is a testament to the freedom to become, to go beyond one’s background and cultural milieu. The 20-year-old Jamaican who arrived in the United States in 1985, ‘armed with $120, big dreams for my life, and the love of my family’, as he put it in a piece for Commentary magazine earlier this year, never allowed himself to be constrained by the accidents of birth. He was determined to become what he had always striven to be; a public intellectual. That he was able to do so, Hill argues, was due to the rights and liberties enshrined in the US, the country of his adoption.
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Institute for Philosophy in Public Life: “Saying ‘No’ Through Civil Disobedience” with Jason D. Hill
When Jason Hill was in Turkey, he met a family with a gregarious nine year old daughter. When he compared her lively personality with the distant, quite, and isolated behavior of her burka-clad mother and sister, he began to shudder. He realized that in a few years, she too would be expected to put on similar outfits and withdraw from the world.
Are burkas an example of something we shouldn’t tolerate? Are there other people we should just say no to: anti-gay marriage activists, xenophobes, those who oppose assimilation? On this episode we ask these questions and consider the possibility that we haven’t done enough to challenge profound moral wrongs.
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Leaders with Ginni Thomas Featuring Jason D. Hill, Ph.D.
Professor Jason D. Hill loves his country but knows all too well the threats the left.
Against the Current: Believing In Capitalism And The American Dream On College Campuses
Is a belief in capitalism and the American Dream dead in academic circles? On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft sits down with DePaul Philosophy Professor Jason Hill about the culture and academic diversity on college campuses. Hill, a Jamaican immigrant, tells his story about how believing in the American Dream led to a successful career and life in the United States. Proft and Hill also discuss the growing anti-American sentiments among college students and the lack of free thought on college campuses. How can these trends in higher ed change?
PANEL: General Q&A on Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand
Three philosophers talking about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, dozens of students standing in line to ask questions and over a hundred more listening to the answers—this is what it was like to attend the last panel at STRIVE’s 2015 student conference. Objectivism, Rand’s philosophy, was the basis for many of the talks at the conference. So, at the last panel, students were invited to pose final questions about Objectivism to the panelists. The panel was comprised of philosophers Jason Hill (DePaul University), Greg Salmieri (Anthem Foundation; Rutgers University), and Onkar Ghate (Ayn Rand Institute). Many of the questions and answers were related to Rand’s idea of self-interest or selfishness, a foundational concept in the moral framework of Objectivism. One student asked each panelist to explain which of Rand’s ideas they found most difficult to realize and understand. In response, Hill mentioned the relationship between self-interest and benevolence, stating that he wants more conversation in Objectivism “on the virtue of goodwill toward one’s fellow human beings,” where people behave benevolently in ways “that need not result in sacrificing one’s self-interest to others.”
Q&A with Dr. Jason Hill at the Loft Sessions debut
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