Over the last few years, a select few schools around the country have shown the high cost of catering to the demands of partisan activist groups and mobs of social justice warriors.
Schools like Evergreen State College, the University of Missouri and Oberlin College are all notorious for their tendency to pander to social justice activists — and now they are paying the price. Although college enrollment is slightly declining throughout the country, these institutions have seen massive declines over just the past few years.
Academics at one of Britain’s top universities have been urged to avoid saying ‘as you know’ in lectures for fear that ‘snowflake’ students will be left feeling inadequate.
The advice was given at a meeting of Bath University’s equality and diversity network, where members were warned it might cause some undergraduates to feel dimmer than others if they did not know what was being referred to and as a result do worse in their degree courses.
Berenice Dalrymple, co-chair of the university’s student union race equality group, told the meeting: ‘Some lecturers used commonly known references stating “as you know”, which could make students feel at fault for not knowing and make it difficult to engage with the course content.’
A California university is looking to slash its number of white students in a drive to boost diversity on campus.
California Polytechnic State University recently released a 30-page report which stated that it was hoping to reduce its percentage of white students from 55 per cent to less than 40 per cent.
The percentage of Caucasian students has already fallen from 63 in 2011, to 55 in 2017, but there is still much work to do,’ the report states.
The “snowflake” generation of students’ hostility to free speech on campus has been revealed in a new survey which shows that the majority want controversial speakers to be “no-platformed”.
Students were presented with a list of hypothetical speakers holding a spectrum of contentious views, ranging from someone believes climate change is not caused by humans, to someone want to ban religion.
Assuming the speaker had already been invited to give a talk at their university, students were asked whether or not a talk should be allowed to go ahead.
The National Association of Scholars has re-published “The Case for Colonialism,” a controversial essay that was retracted by an academic journal last year following “credible threats” to the author.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.
University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is taking legal action against Wilfrid Laurier University after a T.A. was criticized for showing a YouTube clip of him.
Petersen – a psychology professor who’s contentious views have been protested across the country – and his lawyer, Howard Levitt of Levitt LLP, are suing the school and three faculty members for defamation worth $1.5 million.
A student organization at Marquette University is asking “white folks” to “STOP CALLING THE COPS” and instead try to resolve threatening situations on their own.
If the matter can’t be handled independently, Marquette Empowerment suggests consulting friends, neighbors, and professional mediators before contacting law enforcement.
“Get woke, go broke” is a Glenn Reynoldsism. At the University of Missouri, they’ve been living those words for three years.
In 2015, campus SJWs scared the pants off of school adminstrators as protests erupted over various incidents on and off campus, both real and imagined. The demonstrations resulted in the resignation of the president of the University of Missouri System and the chancellor of the flagship Columbia campus.
White students were harassed, threatened and intimidated. The resulting bad press led to a 35% decline in freshman enrollment and a loss of tens of millions of dollars in revenue.
Portraits of medical legends moved because they ‘reinforce white men are in charge’
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is taking down its prominent display of its past medical legends because too many are white men.
Diversity and inclusion initiatives prompted the removal of 30 portraits from the hospital’s Bornstein Amphitheater because the paintings reinforce “that white men are in charge,” one professor said. The Boston Globe first reported the news, writing that past white male luminaries will be dispersed to “put the focus on diversity.”
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.
There is real racism in America. It resides at elite institutions like Harvard, not President Trump’s twitter feed.
It has become commonplace for the mainstream media and Trump haters to accuse the president of being racist. Just recently, they found more fodder when President Trump commented on the firing of ABC star Roseanne Barr without condemning Barr’s racist tweet that started the controversy.
Instead, the president griped about ABC’s biased media coverage against him. Trump haters wasted no time to work up their outrage, accusing the president of stooping to a new low, and normalizing racism.
Top universities across Australia have taken to slashing students grades for using banned ‘gendered language’.
Terms such as ‘man’, ‘she’, ‘wife’, ‘mother’ and any other terminology that angers the PC brigade have been blacklisted.
Students claimed they have lost marks for referring to ‘mankind’ or ‘workmanship’ in assignments, as they are not deemed ‘inclusive language.’
Some progressives believe that the most important thing in any situation is to inject identity politics.
Acourse that will be taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges next year will teach students that “objectivity” and “meritocracy” are examples of “white mythologies” and “social constructs.”
“This course explores the history and ongoing manifestations of ‘white mythologies’ — long-standing, often implicit views about the place of White, male, Euro-American subjects as the norm against which the peoples of the world are to be understood and judged,” states the description for the class, which is titled “White Mythologies: Objectivity, Meritocracy, and Other Social Constructions.”
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?
Comedians are becoming increasingly reluctant to perform on college campuses due to a sensitive culture of political correctness, and college bookers don’t seem to mind.
According to VICE News report published last week, several successful comedians, including Judy Gold, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock, now avoid going to college campuses because their jokes can be deemed offensive.