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  • Questioning the Diversity Delusion on Race-Obsessed Campuses

    12/02/2020 7:20:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 2, 2020 | Richard L. Cravatts
    The Balkanization of college campuses. When he wryly observed that “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act,” Orwell may well have had academia in mind, where challenging prevailing ideology can have a calamitous effect on one’s reputation and career—something especially true of faculty. In 1978, the significant Regents of the University of California v. Bakke case brought the term “diversity” into the lexicon of higher education Although the Court found that the medical school at the University of California at Davis had used an unconstitutional quota system in denying Alan Bakke admission, Justice Lewis Powell...
  • Academic Teachers and Political Activists

    10/17/2020 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American ^ | October 17, 2020 | John Ellis
    Public concern about higher education is clearly widespread. The causes are many: ugly treatment of visiting speakers, a stifling political uniformity resulting in ideological extremism and hatred, and fringe radical ideas seeping out of the campuses into the wider world. Less publicly visible are numerous recent studies that tell us how little most recent graduates have benefited from higher education. They record astonishing deficiencies in reasoning, writing, reading, basic knowledge, and civics. But with all this, the public is still uncertain. Most see the symptoms but don’t quite know what to make of them, and so continue to send their...
  • Man Who Agrees With The Media, Universities, Corporations, And Hollywood Thinks He's Part Of The Resistance

    10/08/2020 9:23:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 7, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SEATTLE, WA—The Babylon Bee had the honor of sitting down with a local brave #resistance fighter to learn more about the fearless counterculture fighting against hate and other bad stuff like that. According to Doy Keeblesmush, a leader of the local resistance movement in Seattle, the ideology consists of whatever the media, universities, corporations, and Hollywood tell them they should think. "Yeah, I'm pretty much a free thinker," said Keeblesmush when interviewed at a protest rally sponsored by Kinko's. "I would say my ideology is an eclectic mix of Vox, Marvel comics, Starbucks' Twitter feed, and whatever my Sociology 101...
  • The Top Ten America-Hating Professors

    10/04/2020 8:45:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/04/2020 | Sara Dogan
    [Visit our website at for more information and to report an America-hating professor on your campus. Also make sure to read David Horowitz's 'The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America': HERE.] #1: Nicholas De Genova, University of Houston #2: Joshua Clover, University of California-Davis #3. Seif Da’na, University of Wisconsin-Parkside #4: Angela Davis, University of California-Santa Cruz #5: Robin DiAngelo, University of Washington-Seattle #6. Ibram X. Kendi, Boston University #7: Christine Fair, Georgetown University #8: Cornel West, Princeton University #9. James M. Thomas, University of Mississippi #10. Russell Rickford, Cornell University The ivory tower has long been...
  • The truth about my stand against a university's enforced orthodoxy

    09/28/2020 2:14:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 28 2020 | NICHOLAS MERIWETHER
    On the first day of my political philosophy class at Shawnee State University in the spring of 2019, a biologically male student raised his hand and I called on him, unwittingly using the now-incendiary words, “Yes, sir.” As a professor of philosophy, I view the classroom as a place of dynamic discussion and exchange. And I work hard to foster an atmosphere of civility and rational discourse, a place where students can seek truth. This student approached me after class and said that he identified as a woman and demanded, from that point on, that I refer to him as...
  • Woke Science Is an Experiment Certain to Fail. Advancing knowledge, not imposing diversity, should be the goal of federal research funding.

    09/27/2020 5:00:27 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal, ^ | September 24, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    President Trump has ordered an end to training on “white privilege” and “critical race theory” in the federal bureaucracy. The directive is a good first step toward removing identity politics from federal operations. Next up should be the millions of taxpayer dollars devoted annually to cultivating race- and sex-based grievance in the sciences. The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all embraced the idea that science is pervaded by systemic bias that handicaps minorities and women. Those agencies have taken on the job of extirpating such inequity on the...
  • John McWhorter: Academics Live In Fear Of The New Campus Maoism

    09/01/2020 5:40:06 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 28 replies ^ | 9-1-20 | John Sexton
    In a piece published today in The Atlantic, John McWhorter writes that he is getting as many as 50 emails a week from academics who are living in fear that their careers could end at any moment. Their fear isn’t the coronavirus it’s the creeping leftist orthodoxy which treats any disagreement as cause to hound someone out of their job. McWhorter labels it a new form of Maoism on campus, complete with struggle sessions straight out of the Cultural Revolution: A statistics professor says:"I routinely discuss the fallacy of assuming that disparity implies discrimination, which is just a specific way...
  • Professors slam reopening plans at Illinois colleges amid COVID-19 crisis

    07/27/2020 9:05:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    herald-review ^ | 07/27/2020 | ELYSSA CHERNEY AND CLAIRE HAO
    Illinois State University’s first attempt to articulate its vision for reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic this fall didn’t sit well with everyone. The plan, dubbed “Redbirds Return” after the central Illinois college’s mascot, drew swift criticism from faculty after it was shared in early June, prompting instructors to draft their own proposals and call for greater precautions when scores of students are expected to descend on campus next month. The faculty’s letter objecting to plan has been signed by more than 500 employees, students, parents and other community members. “Since releasing the plan, we’ve received a great deal of feedback,”...
  • Washington & Lee Professors Vote to Remove ‘Lee’ from School Name

    07/08/2020 5:49:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/07/20 | TOM CICCOTTA
    The faculty of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, voted on Monday to remove the name of Robert E. Lee from the university’s name. During a faculty meeting on Monday, 79 percent of faculty voted in favor of a change to the university’s name. According to a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the faculty at Washington & Lee University voted on Monday to remove “Lee” from the university’s name. Zoila Ponce de Leon, an assistant professor at the university, argued that the name change would be a small step towards making students from “diverse backgrounds” more “comfortable” on campus....
  • Professors Around the Country Offer Assistance and Support to Rioters

    06/01/2020 1:34:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Professors are offering assistance and support to the rioters and looters that have destroyed small businesses in major cities across the nation. One professor even encouraged rioters to target the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC for destruction. According to a report by Campus Reform, professors at several universities and colleges are offering support and guidance to the rioters that have caused millions of dollars of damage in major cities around the nation. Breitbart News has reported extensively on the riots that have occurred over the past week in response to the death of George Floyd, who died during an...
  • 'Pull together back and forth': Professor explains how to topple 'racist monuments'

    06/01/2020 8:24:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    Amid protests across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death, a University of Alabama at Birmingham professor provided a step-by-step guide along with a figure drawing explaining how protesters can "topple" Confederate monuments. Sarah Parcak, a well-known archaeologist who received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2020, shared on Sunday "handy" information about how to destroy public property she considered "racist." "PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk* safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy," Parcak tweeted. "*might be masquerading as a...
  • The Revolution is coming from public school teachers AND university professors

    06/01/2020 7:00:31 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 62 replies
    News, My background, Research | 1 June 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    When I got my M.A. some years ago, I had to take a course on Latin American culture and specifically chose Peru to do the study. What I found was absolutely stunning. A former professor, Abimael Guzman, had started terrorist group, The Sendero Luminoso, with students and built it into an efficient, ruthless killing machine in a bid to take over the country. One woman who was trying to persuade people to NOT follow him was grabbed by his goons, dragged into the center of town where she lived, and strapped with dynamite. The villagers were told if they kept...
  • The Two Middle Classes

    03/01/2020 4:39:50 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 27, 2020 | Joel Kotkin
    Politicians across the Western world like to speak fondly of the “middle class” as if it is one large constituency with common interests and aspirations. But, as Karl Marx observed, the middle class has always been divided by sources of wealth and worldview. Today, it is split into two distinct, and often opposing, middle classes. First there is the yeomanry or the traditional middle class, which consists of small business owners, minor landowners, craftspeople, and artisans, or what we would define historically as the bourgeoisie, or the old French Third Estate, deeply embedded in the private economy. The other middle...
  • Political Bias and Anti-Americanism on College Campuses

    02/19/2020 3:47:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 19, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains a lot of that disappointment. Professors Mitchell Langbert and Sean Stevens document this bias in "Partisan Registration and Contributions of Faculty in Flagship Colleges." Langbert and Stevens conducted a new study of the political affiliation of 12,372 professors in the two leading private and two leading public colleges in 31 states. For party registration, they...
  • Professors demand apology after Catholic college screens pro-life film 'Unplanned'

    01/24/2020 8:41:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2020 | Samuel Smith
    A SCENE FROM THE PRO-LIFE MOVIE, 'UNPLANNED' Over three dozen faculty members of a Catholic college in Canada are calling for an apology after a film about a former abortion worker’s departure from the industry was screened on campus. Forty-three faculty members of the King’s University College at Western University in Ontario signed onto a letter criticizing the Catholic liberal arts university for allowing the pro-life film “Unplanned” to be shown to students.“Unplanned” is based on the life of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager who created an organization to support those who decide to leave the...
  • A statement from more than 5,000 university professors condemning American crime and seeking revenge

    01/12/2020 7:54:58 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    Fars News Iran ^ | 1/12/2020 | unknown
    More than 6,000 university professors issued a statement following the testimony of the chief of hearts, Haj Qassim Suleimani. More than 6,000 university professors issued a statement following the testimony of Sardar Dale Hajj Qassim Suleimani, according to the Fars News Agency. The text of this statement is as follows: in the name of God "I am al-Mu'minin al-Rijal Sadiqva, our conscience against my fiancé, my judge, and my sincerity," The testimony of the brave Sardar, proud and courageous Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Lieutenant-Colonel Martyr Haj Ghassem Suleimani and his tireless companion,...
  • I’ve had professors who educate, and ones who indoctrinate. Here’s what I learned from both types.

    01/01/2020 5:03:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    College Fix ^ | 01/01/2020 | EMMA SCHAMBACH - UNC CHARLOTTE •
    Earlier this month I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As I look back on my time on campus, I can honestly say I am thankful for both the professors who challenged me intellectually and were open to my conservative views — as well as the professors who tried to indoctrinate me, belittled my principles, or allowed me to be verbally bullied by classmates. That’s because both types of experiences taught me how to better defend my beliefs as I enter the next stage in my life: real life. As...
  • Turley: Testifying for Republicans should not be a sin for academics

    12/30/2019 9:22:51 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-28-19 | Jonathon Turley
    American journalist H.L. Mencken once observed, “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.” Despite an unending respect for Mencken, this is an occasion in which I found him mistaken, after I violated the Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not testify for Republicans.” Worse yet, I am a recidivist sinner, after testifying as a constitutional expert in both the Clinton and Trump impeachment hearings. Like all mortal sins, the violation of the Eleventh Commandment comes with not just eternal but immediate damnation. What is most...
  • Hundreds Of Professors Sign Letter Begging Congress To Impeach Trump

    12/17/2019 4:09:56 PM PST · by blam · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-17-2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Hundreds of college professors, referring to themselves as “American historians,” have signed a letter begging the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump, claiming that the president has “violated his oath” and citing his “brazen contempt” for the government. The signees even suggest that Alexander Hamilton himself would disagree with the president’s “private life” as a reason for impeachment. “We are American historians devoted to studying our nation’s past who have concluded that Donald J. Trump has violated his oath,” proclaim nearly 600 professors in a letter to Congress attempting to justify the impeachment of the sitting President...
  • Influential Stanford Study Of Psychiatric Hospitals May Have Been Fabricated

    11/04/2019 9:39:07 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 18 replies ^ | 11-4-19 | John Sexton
    Stanford professor David Rosenhan wanted to prove that psychiatric hospitals of his day would instantly label and mistreat even the mildest of symptoms, so he convinced a group of students to go undercover at various hospitals and then wrote an influential study about the results. Rosenhan’s paper “On Being Sane in Insane Places” was published in the journal Science in 1973 and had a big impact at the time. Rosenhan’s eight healthy pseudopatients allegedly each followed the same script to gain admittance to psychiatric hospitals around the country. They each told doctors that they heard voices that said, “Thud, empty,...