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Mr. Reilly is a professor of political science at Kentucky State University, and his interest in hate crimes dates to his graduate-school days, when he became aware of several widely reported incidents in the vicinity of his hometown that turned out to be fake. In 2012 a popular gay bar in suburban Chicago was destroyed...
No word on whether wrenches are also tools of oppression. When the Canadian Society for the Study of Education meets in Vancouver at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a trio of education theorists will argue that dodgeball is not only problematic, in the modern sense of displaying hierarchies of privilege based on...
Most of the news coverage missed this: There are many fields of academia that have absolutely no patience for nonsense. While the hoaxers did manage to place articles in some of the most influential academic journals in the cluster of fields that focus on dealing with issues of race, gender, and identity, they have not...
Hard to believe this is happening in the U.S., you’d expect this kind of stuff from totalitarian regimes like China or North Korea. The end result will be scientists censoring themselves, especially graduate students and junior faculty who do not have the luxury of tenure. That’s really the goal of the mob: intimidating faculty into...
A colleague sent this to me. They searched the latest Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference program for the following terms, to see how many sessions came up: qualitative = 74 identity = 69 diversity = 46 inclusion = 27 oppress = 23 critical race = 22 privilege = 21 quantitative =...
From “I Was the Mob Until the Mob Came for Me”: In my previous life, I was a self-righteous social justice crusader. I would use my mid-sized Twitter and Facebook platforms to signal my wokeness on topics such as LGBT rights, rape culture, and racial injustice. Many of the opinions I held then are still...
Some recent campus actions border on the surreal. In April, at Brandeis University, the Asian American student association sought to raise awareness of microaggressions against Asians through an installation on the steps of an academic hall. The installation gave examples of microaggressions such as “Aren’t you supposed to be good at math?” and “I’m colorblind!...
No, it’s not an Onion parody, it’s a comment on Elon Musk and SpaceX: http://pjmedia.com/blog/social-justice-warriors-make-their-claim-on-space/ I can’t imagine why people don’t take social justice seriously.
Now even the students are making fun of it! First, from the Columbia band: Much of the band’s mockery was directed at the university’s sexual respect education program, a new requirement for all undergraduate and graduate students, which gives participants the option of attending a workshop on subjects like “bystander intervention,” or submitting artwork about sexual respect. “The...
These posters are obviously good: Left-leaning student activists at Oberlin College hung posters at the Christina Hoff Sommers event earlier this week that identified the students involved in bringing the individualist-feminist and AEI scholar to campus. Each poster gave the name of a specific student-member of the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians and accused that...
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