Skip to comments.The Opposite of Diversity: UNIVERSITY*… So Shut Up!
Posted on 05/17/2015 8:50:34 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Whats the opposite of diversity? UNIVERSITY! (h/t *Kate at Small Dead Animals; shes a genius.)
With The Closing of the Collegiate Mind, their victory is complete
Remember when universities were bastions of freedom of thought and speech? Yeah, those were the good old days. Theyve now morphed into finishing schools for political correctness which certainly qualifies graduates for a job in education or journalism but isnt as helpful in fields such as medicine, accounting, engineering and information technology. Butt as they say, it is what it is. And besides, what do you expect for an average investment of $80-100,000?
However I would think university administrators everywhere would be concerned when theyve lost Kirsten Powers, perhaps the last rational liberal in the country, and certainly the last one at Fox News.
Christina Hoff Sommers has been speaking on college campuses for two decades challenging students to embrace what she calls "equity feminism" over "gender feminism." In her view, the former is focused on legal equality between men and women, the latter on disempowering women by portraying them as perpetual victims of the patriarchy.
This heretical view now requires campus security. (snip)
At Georgetown, a sign outside Sommers' lecture provided a "trigger warning" to alert students that her talk could trigger traumatic feelings.
Another sign pointed students to a "safe space" for those who were upset by Sommers' presence and promised that "hate speech" would not be allowed. The implication was clear: Sommers' views were "hate speech."
Yikes, what else will these baby-cakes not be able to handle after they leave the rarified enclave of the university? How will they survive in the workplace where adequate trigger warnings and safe spaces are not provided?
And now, beyond trigger warnings for really bad stuff, we also need to be concerned with micro-aggressions and bias motivated incidents. From Powerline:
In addition to banning micro-aggressions some colleges (University of Colorado, Boulder to be specific) have developed a new no-no: BMIs Bias Motivated Incidents. And highlighting them with official posters that could only have been created in the legally high Rocky Mountain thin air:
Designed by the Future Copy Writers of America
Fortunately this current crop of snowflakes has not completely lost their sense of irony:
First, many of the sensitive souls on the Boulder campus are offended at the poster campaign itself, and have torn down a number of the posters. (If I was still there Id surely grab one as a souvenir.) Strange how the very people who always say they want a conversation about racism always back away from having that conversation. But of course, we know what conversation about racism really means today: You shut up, and confess your collective white guilt.
Finally, BMI is an ironic acronym for whats happening here, because BMI is better known by most ordinary human beings as the acronym for body mass indexin other words, a measure of obesity. So it oddly fits here, as an acronym for the bloat in college administrations that is both making college less and less affordable and stifling speech and free expression at the same time.
The current campus sentiment seems to be first we ban all the conservatives because, you know, free speech for me butt not for thee:
A prominent conservative political pundit was uninvited from speaking at Scripps College, in a program designed to promote conservative views on campus, because of his conservative views. -National Review
So its hard to figure how George W. Bush got his first speaking gig since leaving office:
I havent been asked to give a commencement speech yet, butt if I ever am, I will focus on practical advice. If you cant find the job you think you deserve do not lecture job creators on aspiration and avarice - which doesnt mean anything, butt its a nice alliteration; Im guessing here, English major?)
Also, if youre already deep in a hole of debt, stop digging. If you think graduate school and more debt is looking like my only option perhaps you should have taken a few courses in math, economics and logic.
I dont expect to be contacted re. my availability for speechifying any time soon. With that, Ill close with this archival summary of your First Amendment Rights in the Obama rabbit hole:
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
I’m sure snookie was most profound.
I searched this out after complaining to Wells Fargo about their two Mommies, gay adoption ad, and receiving a reply about “diversity” being a core value.
...Diversity is an anti-religion, and anti-ideology, a nepotism which promotes everything except one’s own family.
Diversity therefore equals the destruction of any and all religions and of all positive ideologies.
Because Diversity can only be destructive: whatever IS is insufficiently or inexactly diverse.
Whatever IS must therefore be destroyed in order to make it MORE Diverse.
And there is no conceivable or measurable end to it. Yesterday’s Diversity is today’s intolerable lack of Diversity.
Diversity is the destruction of Good; and it is the destruction of all types of Good - however defined. All are chewed up and spat out by Diversity.
Diversity is the promotion of chaos by the destruction of Good; and then there-naming of chaos as Good.
Life is very simple: accept and embrace the liberalism orthodoxy and espouse the left’s dogma no matter if you have no idea what it means. Popularity, the path to wealth, and the company of the elite await those who agree with the fantasy narrative. As an extra bonus, you can then do whatever pleases you: lie, cheat, steal, use drugs, engage in wild sex, outrageous behavior. The world will be your oyster. But, if you turn away from the true lefty way, they will destroy you and turn loose their venomous tongues to rip you apart.
Diversity is an obstacle to overcome, not a goal to be achieved.
Forget where I heard that.
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