Yale Screeching Girl and the state of Universities

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:09 am
Duke has also recently created some kind of diversity department. It's all the rage.

I have to admit, I find a little humor in the idea that colleges have done such a good job of programming students to see racism everywhere, that the colleges themselves are being pilloried as part of "institutional racism". But at the same time, I fear for the future of our country, when it is in the hands of people who take huge offense at even the smallest slight and instantly jump to racism/sexism/etcism as the cause.

I enjoyed this recent opinion piece:

https://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/u ... protestors

Students need to decide whether they are ten or twenty.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:03 pm
That was a pretty good read (although I have to say banning video games on campus would tend to make college interminable).

And hey, it's not that I don't believe systemic or institutional racism/sexism/fill-in-the-blank-ism exists (although it certainly does little good to look for it around every corner). But in point of fact, this shrill "advocacy" will likely only serve to exacerbate real instances of the uneven playing field, since it's making minorities out to be victims rather than teaching them to excel in the face of adversity and win the day by becoming leaders for the next generation. It certainly does nothing to shift the balance of power to turn the disenfranchised into the coddled. It only makes those in power even more powerful, since now those outside the power structure have made themselves dependents.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:26 pm
You're just saying that because of your white male privilege.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:52 am
A little humor from The Onion.

http://www.theonion.com/article/study-f ... -spe-36576
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:27 am
I can't WAIT until our current crop of university students is in charge of the world.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04 ... aising-he/
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:55 pm
Heli wrote:I can't WAIT until our current crop of university students is in charge of the world.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04 ... aising-he/


Mike Rowe's drive to debunk the myth that college is necessary for success and happiness is more relevant than ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:24 pm
Man, I did several years of university. What a waste of time. The good thing is, it gave me time to develop other skills and knowledge bases outside the class rooms. It gave me time to practice Autodidacticism -- self-teaching.

Even my favourite little niche of history, which I got a degree in, was corrupted not only by liberal political correctness from profs and students (feminism, marxism, climate change, peak resources, anti-white, anti-male, etc.) but various other biases: some were authoritarian and pro-government, anti individual rights and freedoms, some anti-blue collar, etc. Just a hodge-podge of different propagandists. I can't be all negative, though. There were also some old-style classical profs that were there to teach and promote research and analysis too. Big thanks to them for being so professional.

Liberal Arts Universities are more and more now hide-outs for non-productive people not wishing to learn or teach a classical education. Instead, they're for people with bees in their bonnets, wanting to absorb or force-feed agendas. If you want a real university education in something productive, get into chemistry, engineering, math, business, computers, medical sciences, phys ed, etc..
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:31 am
Black students demand segregation.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/25748/

This is where we've come.
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