CMV: It is a natural instinct to try to feel superior to others. by Alduin in changemyview

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Race might seem like a silly thing to feel superior about, but if you're the trashiest person in your community, what else are you going to latch onto?

This is the flaw of identity politics. It places all of your worth into categories that you cannot change. Or at least, not easily.

So what are you going to latch on to? If you're smart, you latch onto your competencies. These are what you use to measure yourself. The more you can do, the more you are worth, objectively.

A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job by magnora7 in Texas

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The Pflugerville Independent School District included new language in their contracts this year requiring that employees “will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract,” and will refrain from any action “that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations with Israel, or with a person or entity doing business in Israeli or in an Israel-controlled territory.”

This is NOT the same as signing a pro-Israel oath. FAKE NEWS.

This is akin to a pharmacy employee being required to not refuse service to, say, someone wanting a morning-after pill because they're Christian, or a grocer being required to sell ham (that the store carries) despite them being Muslim.

It doesn't force action or allegiange to Israel. It simply forbids certain anti-Israel (BDS) behavior. BIG difference.