Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: All Social Justice all of the time.
First, a little mood music:
“Students share disappointment in OU’s diversity efforts with #yOUrbad
“Hundreds of tweets containing #yOUrbad have stormed Twitter over the past few days, and two university administrators, including OU President David Boren, did not address the hashtag directly when asked to comment on it.
“The hashtag’s creator, management information systems senior Emily Pham, said she wanted to create a platform for students to share their personal experiences, beliefs and opinions about OU.
“‘I know, as a woman of color, how easy it is to have your voice silenced or ignored, and with campus life, it can be really difficult to voice your concerns and opinions and experiences and really have attention brought to them, whether that’s from the university or from the people around you,’ she said.”
But those oh-so-woke students know better, because they’ve been properly indoctrinated…
“A white female freshman at Clark University was told by the campus chief diversity officer, Sheree Marlowe, that she couldn’t sing along to songs that use the n-word, even if she’s alone or with white friends. Students were also told not to ask Asian students they don’t know for help with math homework and not to tell a nonwhite woman: ‘I would have never guessed that you were a scientist.’
“That last one seems odd to me, as there’s no overt indication the person saying that meant it racially and was not referring to, say, what the person may have been wearing (perhaps she was wearing shorts and a crop top) or doing (perhaps she was doing a keg stand). Perhaps the person who said it knew this woman as a partying slacker and was surprised to learn they were actually serious about something.
“But that’s how microaggressions work. Even if there’s no indication that the words have anything to do with the race, gender or sexuality of the person overhearing them, the words are still assigned such connotations. And rather than teaching students not to try to see racism or sexism everywhere, schools are teaching students to tiptoe around everything they say.”
But why stop there when you can have an entire Bachelor’s degree dedicated to… “Social Justice”
“The University of Iowa has become the first school in the state to add a bachelor’s program in social justice to its list of degrees, after its Board of Regents approved the motion Thursday.
“The school already offers a first-year seminar on social justice as well as a ‘Justice for All’ living learning community where students can live and ‘learn about systemic problems in our society.'”