Category Archives: Batshit Crazy Professors

Secular universities now demand a ‘profession of faith’

Many religious universities have historically used “statements of faith” to uphold their religious mission. But while such policies are on the wane, a different sort of religious statement is increasingly common at secular colleges — namely, the statement of diversity.

Professors and other faculty members are asked to pledge their commitment to “equity” and “inclusion” and to demonstrate how they have acted to fulfill this pledge in the past. And much as with the religious version, the goal of these policies is to ensure uniformity of belief.

Consider the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Concordia University Disinvites Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield Over His ̷C̷o̷n̷s̷e̷r̷v̷a̷t̷i̷v̷e̷ ̷ Normal Gender Views

Concordia University in Canada had invited Harvard University Professor Harvey Mansfield to give the spring commencement address for its Liberal Arts College. The college’s students study great books and Western thought, and Mansfield teaches these subjects, so one might think he was a good fit.

But then the university rescinded its invitation. Principal Mark Russell sent Mansfield a weaselly letter expressing regret that faculty and alumni “were unable to reach consensus as to what we wanted to achieve with this event.” Russell lamented that the selection committee “acted in good faith but rather precipitously” when it invited him in the first place.

This is clearly doublespeak…

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Racist Gender Studies Prof: White women have gone from slave owners … to Trump supporters

A University of California Berkeley professor has compared white women who supported and voted for President Donald Trump to the slave owners of the colonial era.

History professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, whose research “focuses primarily upon gender and American slavery,” told the Boston Globe’s Renée Graham “a small majority, but nevertheless an important majority of white women embraced Trump and what he stands for – embracing, ultimately, white supremacy.”

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Academic: Don‘t Worry About Fertility Falling Rates Because Immigration & AI Will Replace The Unborn

An academic has hailed mass migration and the coming artificial intelligence revolution as reasons not to fear plummeting fertility rates in Western countries, wherein most it has long stood below replacement rate.

Oxford University academic Sarah Harper’s views that falling fertility should be a “cause for celebration” were profiled by British left-wing newspaper The Guardian, which reported that changes in society meant Western countries no longer had to worry about growing or even sustaining their populations.

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Washington State Prof: McGill University ‘Redmen‘ Team Name Is Racist

Update: McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change ‘Redmen’ name in non-binding referendum

Washington State University Professor Richard King condemns Native American team mascots in a new book, including McGill University’s team name, the “Redmen,” despite the fact that it is most likely tied to the university’s heavy use of the color red, considered a central part of the university’s identity.

Those birds look pretty racist to this correspondent.

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Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking ‘fingers in their salads’

“Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.

“Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”

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Professor: Maths should be a movement against “objects, truths, and knowledge”

A photograph of the Greek letter pi, created as a large stone mosaic embedded in the ground.

pi in mosaic, Berlin/Holger Motzkau

Same US Common Core “Mathematx” prof, same bilge, more publicity, but no action:

A U.S. professor who teaches future public school teachers will “argue for a movement against objects, truths, and knowledge” in a keynote to the Mathematics Education and Society conference this coming January, says her talk description.

“The relationship between humans, mathematics, and the planet has been one steeped too long in domination and destruction,” the talk summary says. “What are appropriate responses to reverse such a relationship?” We can already guess University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Rochelle Gutierrez’s answer, from reviewing her published writings and comments. Her plans for “an insurgency by the people” to subvert public institutions and American self-rule through “ethnomathematics” will knock your eyebrows off your face. Joy Pullmann, “Professor Who Worked On Common Core Tests: Math Education Needs To Downplay ‘Objects, Truth, And Knowledge’” at The Federalist

Not here it won’t. Eyebrows here are secure. We’ve heard for decades that consciousness is an evolved illusion and that our brains were shaped for fitness, not for truth:

One suspects that this may be a collection of people who can’t do math, so they teach people how to make sure nobody else learns how to do math either. I’m not just saying that to be mean. The United States has plenty of experience with attempts to social justice up the math classroom, and it always results in more mathematically inept kids.

Joy Pullmann, can we talk? It was only a matter of time before power-hungry activists would see the vast plunder to be gained from subverting the values of science. And what cause more noble than “helping the disadvantaged”?

The kids? Seriously? In response to the kids’ subsequent failures, the SJWs might well call for Days of Rage. And officialdom will cower before SJWs, as always. They reckon they won’t lose their jobs over it.

As we have said here before: You think the SJW war on math, science, and engineering is a joke… That is your mistake.

See also: The war on math and science spreads to engineering. The social justice warrior needs engineers to be assessed largely on the basis of qualities other than knowledge of the discipline, maybe on adherence to concepts like social justice math. And they’re not going to give up because they count on strategies like wearing down the opposition. It’s a clever approach because their persistence creates the impression of wide support.

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Progressive war on science takes dead aim at math Four credits in math and/or algebra for learning how to spout feminist propaganda even if you couldn’t figure out how many square tiles are needed for a new shop floor.

Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favors.

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U of T Professor links felt — yes, the material — to white supremacy

University of Toronto scholar Stephanie Springgay’s newly published research alleges that there is more to felt, the material, than typically perceived.

In her paper, “‘How to Write as Felt’: Touching Transmaterialities and More-Than-Human Intimacies,” published online in late July by Studies in Philosophy and Education, Springgay suggests that felt, a “dense material of permanently interlocking fibers,” can be linked to racism and capitalism.

“[T]his paper addresses ‘the problem of education’ that is predicated on cis-heteronormative White supremacist settler colonial logics that assume knowledge enters from an outside, that is predicated on progress, and that regulates and violently disavows particular bodies,” it states.

“Felting as a posthuman proposition demands that we stop thinking broadly about … education. Instead we need to consider intimate transmaterial touching relations that do not intensify settler colonial mastery over human and nonhuman life,” the paper adds.

…Who funds her research?

Springgay received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her felt research, she states in the paper. According to her curriculum vitae, Springgay has received $1,244,992 from the council since 2011 for research on various topics

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Academics target ‘whiteness’ at social justice conference

Professors and political activists from across the Southeast recently gathered to discuss “whiteness” and social justice leadership at a conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

The “All Y’all Social Justice Series” included presentations on “shattering the glass ceiling of whiteness” and exploring ways to gain “emotional resilience for the social justice leader.”

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