Skip to comments.Color Blind or Absent Mind?
Posted on 08/16/2017 7:16:07 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
There is a distinction between color blindness and absent mindedness.
The former is a worthy goal consonant with Dr. King's desire that we judge each other "by the content of our character not the color of our skin." The latter is too frequently on display in academia.
"As a white assistant professor of mostly white graduate students who will become higher education leaders, I work to dismantle whiteness in my curriculum, assignments and pedagogy," Jodi L. Linley writes. "I make meaning of my own white identity through my commitment to reflexivity as a constant activity."
"Equally salient are my identities as a queer, able-bodied, cisgender woman, who grew up working class in the rural Midwestern United States." Linley is an assistant professor of Education Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa.
She wrote the article, "Teaching to deconstruct whiteness in higher education," for the journal Whiteness and Education. I will resist the temptation to say "so there" to an amiable accomplished scholar who recently took me to task on Facebook for my assertion that academic journals are overwhelmingly inane.
In her abstract, which we quoted from above, Linley notes that "This manuscript explores the ways my identities, experiences and teaching paradigm anchor my commitment to the work of deconstructing whiteness." There might also be a reason they call them abstracts .
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I’m sure I will be categorized as white so do I have civil rights protections?
None of these people believe in equality only conservatives buy into that lie.
Translation: "I wanted to write something that sounded really profound, so I took a basket of liberal buzzwords and inventend a few of my own and threw them into this word salad." There is no literal translation because there is no meaning.
"Equally salient are my identities as a queer, able-bodied, cisgender woman, who grew up working class in the rural Midwestern United States."
Translation: "In a cataclysmic rejection of my middle-class upbringing, I have embraced homosexual lunacy sprinkled liberally (!) with heaps of white guilt. That'll show those mean ole parents of mine!"
Linley is an assistant professor of Education Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa.
Assistant professor: not good enough for a full professorship, so having to kowtow to the PC administration by writing claptrap like this.
"This manuscript explores the ways my identities, experiences and teaching paradigm anchor my commitment to the work of deconstructing whiteness."
Translation: "This manuscript is a public self-indulgence of my sophomoric inferiority complex, and an attempt to curry favor with the PC Establishment. It has no education or literary value, and is nothing more than a vehicle to expiate imagined sins and get me enough attention to earn a full professorship. How'd I do?"
IOW, the professor can't distinguish between cause and effect and she spends all of her time not doing it.
I like your description of what she was doing - well done!
“”I make meaning of my own white identity through my commitment to reflexivity as a constant activity.””
I was going to say “normal people” don’t talk this way and then I read more and discovered - yep - not normal!!!!
What in the devil is “cisgender?”
“”Cisgender is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth.””
And why in the deuce do we need a label for that? Let’s do away with ALL LABELS for crying out loud!
The more I read your post, the better it gets...I love it! Much better than the person who was quoted...
Not quite what I expected but she sure looks "absent a mind".
When I was a kid white was a color. In physics class I learned that white was actually a blend of all visible colors and that black was the absence of color. As a seasoned adult Im told that white is an adjective applied to some humans and that it means hateful, prejudiced and deceitful. It means that a person exploits others and delights in keeping them down. It refers to slaveowners and colonialists. It designates those individuals who mowed down the native inhabitants and stole their land. Im none of those things and I resent the implication.
I think I saw her on Star Wars
If race doesn't exist how can this be?
That really is a good question?
See My teeth?
I'm showing my teeth
So many college students rack up huge debts just to be indoctrinated.
Re: “not good enough for full professor”
Welllll, virtually everyone has to start out as an Asst. Prof. if they ever hope to work toward tenure. The problem is not that she is an Asst. Prof., it is the content of what she says.
She must carry a rubber hammer.
It’s practically settled law that whites are not included in the civil rights laws unless they like boys or something like that.
Your constitutional rights now end where the protected classes’ Civil Rights begins.
The white guilt harange allows white leftists to stay one step ahead of the colored racial bigots in who is more moral and who should lead. I’ll bet I hate these white anti-white white leftists less than the colored racists who want their jobs and their power.
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