May 4, 2022 3 min read

This Week In Woke America

And the CDC tracked millions of phones to see if Americans obeyed lockdowns.
This Week In Woke America

In Today’s Issue 💬

  • CDC tracked millions of phones to see if Americans obeyed lockdowns
  • Woke education from kindergarten to higher education
  • Some headlines to keep you in the loop

CDC tracked millions of phones to see if Americans obeyed lockdowns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bought access to location data from tens of millions of American phones. They used the data to analyze the compliance of curfews, track neighbor-to-neighbor-visits, visits to churches, etc. The data was purchased for the pandemic, but according to documents, the CDC intended to use it for more-general purposes too.

In terms of privacy: Although the data is aggregated and reworked to remove personal information, it can be manipulated to track specific individuals and poses a breach of privacy.

Nonpublic information: Researchers could only obtain the CDC’s purchase through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Many have been concerned that the CDC would try to track Americans for pandemic and vaccine-related purposes, commonly citing Australia’s tracking application launched in 2020.

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Recently in woke America.

Four-year-olds in D.C. were told to identify racist family members. Children were taught that white privilege is something white Americans are born with, and because of it, their lives are easier. They were told to examine themselves and find out how they were racist. They were also given strategies to deal with racist family members. Read more.

The University of South Carolina is holding a “White Student Accountability Group” for students at their college of Social Work. The group's purpose was for white students to recognize their contribution to racism and use their power for racial equity and justice. Read more.

A Chicago school district is teaching pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to celebrate the transgender flag, break “colonizer” “gender binary” norms, and use pronouns like “ze,” “zir,” and even “tree.” “Even though we are all given a sex assigned at birth, you are NOT given your gender. Only you can know your gender and how you feel inside,” children are taught. Read more.

🗞 In the loop

💵 Some of the nation's biggest brands, including Coca-Cola (CCEP), Disney (DIS), and Kraft (KHC), are facing calls to boycott Twitter if Musk introduces free speech to the platform. Read more.

📚 Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1054, titled the Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act, which will require high school students to take a financial literacy course to receive a standard high school diploma. Read more.

⚒ Amazon workers in New York City’s Staten Island overwhelmingly rejected a union bid. Sixty-two percent voted against unionizing. Read more.

🗳 Pro-abortion groups will spend $150M in the 2022 midterms to ensure the election of pro-choice candidates. Read more.

✅ Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance won the Senate Republican primary in Ohio after receiving Donald Trump’s endorsement in the contested race. Read more.

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