Category Archives: Batshit Crazy Professors

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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The far left is a much greater threat to our nation than any neo-Nazi group will ever be.

With the left’s full embrace of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is in the mainstream media’s spotlight.

With more than 40,000 card carrying members, DSA is a growing leftist force in not only our political system, but in our systems of higher education.

So why is the left, especially in our universities, embracing an ideology that has resulted in the deaths of over a hundred million people? Here are three reasons why socialism is making a comeback on college campuses…

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Winning! Is there anything President Trump can’t accomplish? Prof claims Trump ‘making microaggressions worse’ on campus

A professor at the University of St. Thomas in Texas recently blamed the Trump administration for the rise in microaggressions she and her colleagues have allegedly faced from each other since the 2016 election.

Nicole Walters published “Trump’s America is Making Microaggressions an Even Greater Reality for Women Faculty of Color” in the recent issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Women, Gender, and Families of Color.

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Retracted pro-colonialism article given new life

The National Association of Scholars has re-published “The Case for Colonialism,” a controversial essay that was retracted by an academic journal last year following “credible threats” to the author.

The academic freedom watchdog made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday, noting that the essay penned by Portland State University scholar Bruce Gilley triggered “a torrent of protest, including death threats,” following its publication in Third World Quarterly in 2017.

Via Instapundit

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Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd launches $3.6M lawsuit for university free speech abuses

A teaching assistant who endured a “vicious lambasting” and campaign of vitriol after daring to air a televised debate by cutting-edge professor and best-selling authour Jordan Peterson has filed a $3.6 million lawsuit against two professors, a bureaucrat and their employer Wilfrid Laurier University.

Lindsay Shepherd is seeking $1,000,000 in punitive damages and $500,000 apiece for harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, aggravated and general damages, plus $100,000 for constructive dismissal.

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Prof writes book calling for ‘Marxist Education’ in K-12

University of Washington-Bothell professor Wayne Au claims that American education has historically been shaped by “the interests of capital as well as white men in universities,” and advocates countering neoliberal ideas with a “Marxist-feminist standpoint theory.”

You mean they don’t already?

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