And if Caucasians asked for their own bash?
Trinity College closed for the day early Wednesday afternoon and will remain closed until further notice in response to threatening statements made on social media by a staff professor.
In the late 1960s in Pakistan, during the uprising against Field Marshal Ayub Khan’s military dictatorship, the Left that led us infused the concept of ‘internationalism’ and ‘universal human rights’.
The concept of ‘cultural appropriation’ or segregation based on colour was alien to my teenaged comrades.
The concept of tribal identity or communities based on skin colour was a ‘reactionary’ concept – a primitive idea that we thought had been given a death knell by the 1948 UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights.
Could someone on the left publish a guidebook listing all the things that aren’t a microaggression?
By now you hopefully are familiar with the plight of Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein. You can follow our prior coverage at the Evergreen State College Tag.
The short version of the story is that for the sin of objecting to a racist proposal that white students and faculty leave campus for a day, Weinstein has been subjected to well-documented harassment, threats and abuse by a coalition of “social justice” students and faculty on campus. The administration further enabled the attacks on Weinstein through cowardly capitulation to student demands.
A University of Florida instructor claimed that patriotism is “drenched in whiteness” and suggests that black Americans are “uncivilized” and “un-American” in a study discovered Thursday.
Two paragraphs from a professor’s book perfectly capture the modern, watered-down state of America’s universities, explaining how the terms “professor” and “university” have become denigrated by their overuse.
The two paragraphs come from “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters,” a book by Thomas Nichols, a professor at Harvard University and the Naval War College.
“Not only are there too many students, there are too many professors,” says Nichols in an excerpt posted to Twitter. “The very best national universities, the traditional sources of university faculty, are promiscuously pumping out PhDs at a rate far higher than any academic job market can possibly absorb.”
Now saying genius or brilliant ‘can alienate female students’: Cambridge academics are discouraged from using phrases with ‘assumptions of gender inequality’
College might not actually make you smarter
Is college worth it?
Whether you’re a parent with a pen in hand preparing to write yet another hefty tuition check, a student with a headache trying to persuade yourself to get out of bed and go to class or a high schooler with a lot of options deciding what to do after graduation, you’ve probably asked yourself that question at least once. And an exclusive report out Monday from The Wall Street Journal may help you toward an answer.
Kathryn Wallace’s first encounter with Ryerson field placement coordinator, Heather Bain, came at the end of January of this year.
That’s when the 24-year-old social work student stopped by Bain’s office to tell her she’d like to do her third-year placement with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF), an offshoot of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE).
The Centre, which opened in 2014, offers counseling and group support to men about such issues as fathering, trauma, family law and suicide prevention. CCMF executive director Justin Trottier says they have one of Toronto’s only groups for victims of domestic assault.
You would have thought she’d asked Bain to send her to Russia.
“Next thing I know she’s telling me it’s problematic because it exists …that the place is an act of violence,” said Wallace last week.
One of the things that liberals will never acknowledge is the fact that racism works both ways; that is, whites can be racist towards blacks, and blacks can be racist towards whites. Instead, most leftists falsely believe that racism is defined only as whites discriminating against blacks. As such, it is very unlikely that any of them would use the word racism to describe what recently happened at Evergreen State College, where students attempted to force white people off campus for a “Day of Absence.”
Phhrenology is a valid science.
In 1981, the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould came to fame with the publication of The Mismeasure of Man, a chronicle of supposed racism in science, and a critique in particular of the idea that intelligence exists in a form that could be measured by anything so vulgar as an IQ score.
Even at a small New England college of modest reputation, one voice of dissent is one too many, and the entire apparatus of the college administration moves to silence him.
Dennis Gouws again. You remember him: the English professor at Springfield College who got into trouble with campus feminists because he taught a course titled “Men in Literature.” I’ve been tracking his travails for over a year, and summarized them for The Federalist in March.
Gouws stands as a near-perfect example of feminist-inspired tyranny in American higher education. Even at a small New England college of modest reputation, one voice of dissent is one too many, and the entire apparatus of the college administration moves to silence him.
From Bernard Goldberg at Townhall:
And what should we make of Ulrich Baer, the vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity, and professor of German and comparative literature at New York University, who apparently doesn’t believe in free speech — at least not for people with opinions that might offend groups that have been targets of discrimination.
When certain “views invalidate the humanity of some people, they restrict speech as a public good” and in “such cases there is no inherent value to be gained from debating them in public,” he wrote in The New York Times.
This is quite remarkable. A professor and administrator at a major American university who isn’t ashamed to admit that unpopular speech is not worthy of debate. The real heroes, according to Baer, are the students who disrupt speech they don’t like. More.
Reality check: Unfortunately, Baer is not just a coward. He is making a legitimate calculation: People will continue to vote to publicly fund Thug U and its students. And live with the consequences.
The looming threat to fat crat funding will surely force a rethink. Not among the Stalinists in mortarboards, of course, but among cowardly colleagues who do not see why they should take the heat.
They had, after all, simply been mooing along with the herd.
See also: Anti-Semitic complaint against Ryerson University goes viral Cowards, cower. The real world is descending on you.