Skip to comments.Snitches get riches: University rewards student callouts with cash
Posted on 01/15/2020 7:32:29 PM PST by Mount Athos
Students can now get paid to snitch on their peers at the University of Sheffield. The students will earn £9.34/hour to be race equality champions, and their training for the work will include teaching them how to lead healthy conversations on racism, microaggressions, and how to deal with those peers who commit infractions. Hours range from two to nine hours per week, like any part-time work-study job. But Sheffield Universitys foray into snitch culture sounds alarm bells.
Following a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission that cautioned about the common occurrence of racism for some students on campus, the University decided to combat the problem by weaponizing other students. Twenty, lucky kids will get this job, and its probable that plenty more would have done it for free, as have their authoritarian forebears.
This new job, such as it is, is rightfully being hailed as completely authoritarian and crazy. Anyone who has studied 20th-century history knows that the worst dictators and totalitarians of that era counted on citizens to report on one another, under threat of punishment if they did not.
Citizens in the Soviet Union, Germany, China, Spain, and other nations with brutal, paranoid leaders impressed upon their citizens how important it was that they rat out their friends, family, and co-workers.
Now that trend has some to the ultimate allied nation, the U.K. The students who take these jobs will undoubtedly think they are doing the right thing in carrying out their duties. But in trying to overcome racism, they are dividing them further.
Part of the job description is for students to call out their peers for microaggressions.
If a fellow student says to another Stop making everything a race issue, thats considered a microaggression and is a reason for reporting under this new plan. If a student says Why are you searching for things to be offended about? Thats considered not okay, and that peer must be punished. The question Where are you really from? is apparently out of bounds, and other geographical infractions like I dont want to hear about your holiday to South Africa. Its nowhere near where Im from is a reason to call out a kid for being racist.
Students complained about the microaggression of Being compared to black celebrities that I look nothing like, which would be pretty annoying for the kid who got that wrong, but is it a reason to be reported?
The University of Sheffield claims that they are just opening up a conversation by paying students to help their peers understand racism and its impact. In 2018, the University suffered some racially motivated incidents, with racial slurs found written on a whiteboard, and slurs yelled at games.
Of course, theres no place for racism on campuses, but the way to root it out is through education and conversation, not monetized McCarthyism. Call-out culture, snitch culture, and the reframing of the conversation around how to control our thoughts does not alleviate racism; it buries it where it can fester.
Fighting racism is a positive project, but its not done through dividing us, through pitting peers against each other, but through a culture of egalitarianism and equality. Knowing that we are different is not as important as recognizing all the ways in which we are the same.
Snitches get riches
Do they get fined if they report a hate crime and it is fake?
The little kids from 1984
If you never thought about murdering a snitch that can ruin your life, you’ll think about it now.
The Hitler youth makes a comeback.
Death to Stalinazi Totalitarianism and its disciples !
If they bothered me they wouldn’t get micro aggression.
They’d get the real ####ing thing.
Knowing about this, just WHY would anyone want to go to school there; especially now that school fees have been upped in the UK?
If I went to another school, I would show up on campus and macro aggress people and scream “rape!” whenever one of these brownshirts approched me.
I bet the reason behind this was not even mentioned in the article: enforcement of Sharia law.
because they have been propagandized not to think it is wrong.
I look like Carlton from the Fresh Prince.
And he stole my best dance moves : /
I’m sure the university administration would flip out if some whistleblower leaked the list of snitches.
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