While international students responded that self-segregation was a “preference,” Kwon was troubled by the notion, casting doubt over whether their choices are based on “past historical injustices” and “contemporary racism under normative whiteness.”
In other words, Kwon’s theory suggests that “normative whiteness” in America actually causes Asian students to self-segregate. For instance, when a student named Sam expressed an “inability to make friends beyond his fellow circle of Asian Americans,” Kwon observed that he didn’t stop to consider that this issue is caused by “forms of racial discrimination.”
The fact that international Asian students didn’t see self-segregation as a problem was troubling for Kwon, who argued that their passivity can serve to “reinforce colorblind racism.”
Maybe they could make white students wear these Made in Hong Kong glasses to coax the Asian kids to hang out with them!
This is How the BDS Sausage is Made
Judith Butler is an admired academic. She is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is believed to be a theorist of gender, although one can never be quite so sure with quotes that fret about things like “the move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.”
On one issue, however, professor Butler rarely obfuscates: Israel, which she believes to be a unique global evil worthy of all manners of censure.
Oh, she is one of those… Judith Butler: Your Behavior Creates Your Gender
Looking the other way on racial bigotry
The case of George Ciccariello-Maher is an interesting and instructive one. Ciccariello-Maher, a former professor at Drexel University, generated headlines a while ago when he tweeted favorably about the ethnic extermination of white people; later he blamed the brutal Las Vegas massacre, without evidence, on a “narrative of white victimization,” claiming that the sadistic mass murder “is what happens when [white people and men] don’t get what they want.” To say that Ciccariello-Maher has a chip on his shoulder about white people would probably be an understatement; it is uncomfortable, in any case, to witness such naked racism so proudly and publicly flaunted. Most people keep that stuff under wraps, out of shame if nothing else.
“Abolition means we must destroy it, not reform it,” Ponce said. “No voting’s going to help. No writing your congressperson. We need to smash white supremacy at every institutional level in this country, beginning at the local space, at the state, at the federal system, and build something new. And that’s frightening. Because we don’t know what is to come.”
Racist professor Oscar ‘Ozzie’ Monge
A Native American lecturer has been found to have discriminated against and harassed a white student at San Diego State University.
A six-month investigation by the California Department of Justice concluded that then-student Crystal Sudano was discriminated against based on race and faced racial harassment and retaliation after challenging the professor’s views.
Sudano reportedly filed four complaints against Native American and Chicano professor Oscar ‘Ozzie’ Monge accusing him of racial harassment and retaliation, and discrimination based on a disability and race, reported the university’s newspaper, The Daily Aztec.
The two had argued over the university’s Ascot mascot and Monge later declared that ‘”whiteness” is synonymous with evil’.
House of Diversity
The notion of academic rigor has fallen on evil times. In a typical instance of continuing epistemic degradation, Donna Riley, of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, insists that rigor must be eliminated since rigor is a “dirty deed” fraught with “exclusionary implications for marginalized groups and marginalized ways of knowing.” It matters little, apparently, if our bridges collapse so long as “men of color and women, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation and low-income students” are welcomed into the new holistic community defined by “other ways of knowing” – whatever these may be.
(CNN)A Drexel University professor who received death threats after posting several controversial tweets said Thursday he is resigning because the year-long harassment has made his situation “unsustainable.”
George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of politics and global studies, had been teaching his class remotely via video conference after being put on administrative leave, a move that Drexel said was for his own safety.
The professor said his resignation is effective December 31.
Two San Diego State University professors contributed a chapter to a new anthology arguing that farmers’ markets are “insidious” “white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized.
Lindsay Shepherd has been utterly exonerated in the Wilfrid Laurier debacle; her would-be censors are covered in the dust of scorn. Yet there are more than a few interests left to canvas. There are the more daft theories of her melodramatic critics, and then there are the points more central and enduring: the issues of politics and ideology in a whole subset of the modern university’s curriculum.
One of the more arcane elements of the saga is the rage of full-on dolts who speculate that sheset it all up. That she engineered the farce of her own show trial.
Universities have four months to clamp down on student zealots who restrict free speech on campuses, Jo Johnson will warn today.
The universities minister is expected to say he has seen too many ‘worrying’ incidents of groups trying to ‘stifle those who do not agree with them’.
He will warn institutions that they have a duty to intervene and ensure differing points of view can be heard – however controversial.
I wonder if he will follow through.
Much like the term “Orwellian,” “Kafkaesque” exists not only as a fitting tribute to the legacy of a great writer, but also as a useful and vivid adjective that can describe a situation far more powerfully than even a dozen words possibly could.
As Merriam-Webster explains it, “the word Kafkaesque is often applied to bizarre and impersonal administrative situations where the individual feels powerless to understand or control what is happening.”
“When you think rationally about Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, that tell of a ‘princess being woken up by the kiss of a prince,’ they are describing sexual assault on an unconscious person. You might think I’m ruining the fantasy of it all, but these stories are promoting sexual violence and I would like everyone to be aware of it.”
“Mishandled” is new for Kangaroo Kourt I guess. No complaint was filed by anyone. This was just a set up by vile leftist academics.
Here is the official Laurier President’s statement.
Shepherd’s sin was to show her class a short clip of a televised debate involving the controversial Jordan Peterson without first denouncing his stance against gender neutral pronouns
Naima Lowe – really hates white people
But who’s going to teach “feminist and queer theory, race, and decolonial studies.” now?