Academic Thought-Criminal Runs Afoul of MiniTru

     An academic, using the standard pseudo-logic of Feminist and other grievance studies departments, has been declared an unperson by the modern academic self-declared MiniTru:

“In late March, Hypatia, a feminist-philosophy journal, published an article titled ‘In Defense of Transracialism’ by Rebecca Tuvel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, as part of its spring 2017 issue. The point of the article, as the title suggests, is to toy around with the question of what it would mean if some people really were — as Rachel Dolezal claimed — ‘transracial,’ meaning they identified as a race that didn’t line up with how society viewed them in light of their ancestry.

“Tuvel structures her argument more or less as follows: (1) We accept the following premises about trans people and the rights and dignity to which they are entitled; (2) we also accept the following premises about identities and identity change in general; (3) therefore, the common arguments against transracialism fail, and we should accept that there’s little apparent logically coherent reason to deny the possibility of genuine transracialism.”

     The article was retracted, despite being peer reviewed.

     This happened NOT because of any claim of academic dishonesty or fraud, but because it was doubleplusungood, as an “Open letter to Hypatianoted:

“Its continued availability causes further harm, as does an initial post by the journal admitting only that the article ‘sparks dialogue.’ Our concerns reach beyond mere scholarly disagreement; we can only conclude that there has been a failure in the review process, and one that painfully reflects a lack of engagement beyond white and cisgender privilege.”

     The full paper is presented below, in order to archive and provide evidence should the publishing company (Wiley) were to ever send it down the digital memory hole:

In Defense of Transracialism by ThePoliticalHat on Scribd

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