Only in America
▪ A Colorado Cub Scout has been kicked out of his den for asking a state senator why she backed a bill that would let domestic violence offenders buy guns. At the time, GOP State Sen. Vicki Marble praised Ames Mayfield, 11, for his “thorough” questioning. But later, the den leader told Mayfield’s mom the question was too political, and the boy was no longer welcome. “I don’t feel I did anything wrong,” Mayfield says.
▪ A University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant has declared she chooses which students to call on by race. Stephanie McKellop, a “queer disabled feminist,” said in a since-deleted tweet, “I will always call on my Black women students first,” followed by other people of color; white women; and “if I have to, white men.” The university said it is investigating. ■