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Indoor waterfall at U. of Missouri rec center

A distant relative is in the swimming pool business and raves about the four pools at the state-of-the-art U. of Missouri recreation center. From the university’s website, here’s a description of one of the four pools, the Tiger Grotto:

No matter what time of year, it’s always Spring Break in the Tiger Grotto. The Grotto will transform your dullest day into a vacation, with our resort quality facilities and atmosphere that will unwind you, even with the most stressful of schedules.

The Grotto features a zero-depth pool entry with a high-powered vortex, lazy river and waterfall.

But, it’s still an apparent hellhole for black students. From the NYT:

At University of Missouri, Black Students See a Campus Riven by Race
By JOHN ELIGON NOV. 11, 2015

… Some black students say they are greeted with piercing stares when they walk by white-dominated fraternity and sorority houses. Others mention feeling awkward when other students turn to them in class when discussion turns to black issues. And then there are the tenser moments when white students talk disparagingly about the neighborhoods where many black students come from, whether the South Side of Chicago or the North Side of St. Louis.

Also from the NYT:

Racial Discrimination Protests Ignite at Colleges Across the U.S.
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and JESS BIDGOOD NOV. 11, 2015

The passion that ousted the heads of the University of Missouri after protests over racial discrimination on campus is spreading to other colleges across the country, turning traditional fall semesters into a period of intense focus on racial misunderstanding and whether activism stifles free speech. …

At Smith, …

“Systematic oppression affects us all,” said Tyahra Angus, a senior, speaking through a megaphone to the group, a mix of minority and white students.

The environs were a far cry from the University of Missouri. Smith’s undergraduate student body is all women and the institution itself is situated in a progressive college town. It is not in the midst of major upheaval.

But the students who gathered on Wednesday spoke of “microaggressions” — tone-deaf slights directed toward minority students — and continuing difficulties of being a student of color on a contemporary college campus, and encouraged their peers to raise awareness of them.

“It’s the microaggressions in classrooms,” Raven Fowlkes-Witten, a junior who organized Wednesday’s demonstration, said in an interview. “It’s students not feeling represented. It’s few faculty members of color,”

As Ms. Fowlkes-Witten addressed the group, she stood under an umbrella held by Donna Lisker, the dean of the college.

“I don’t think I ever want to fall into a false sense of security that things can’t happen here,” Ms. Lisker said in an interview after the demonstration, adding, “Being continually reflective about what you’re doing, and listening — that’s why I went today.”

College students are not rebels these days. They’re doing what the Establishment wants them to do.

I wrote about the “microaggression” thing at Smith College and the like 2.5 years ago in Taki’s Magazine. I think I did a good job in “The Cult of Microaggressions,” but I was worried at the time that I was engaged in overkill: obviously, the word “microaggression” was so inherently comic that the concept couldn’t spread beyond the lesbian fringe.

But as I so often am, I was wrong about what people would think sounds cool.

What’s going on at Mizzou reminds me of my 11-year-old article in The American Conservative entitled “Hate Hoax” about the 2004 hysteria over a fraudulent “hate crime” at Claremont McKenna College:

… The most exciting moment during my exploration came when a Frisbee golf foursome politely waited for me to walk by before playing through.

Perhaps all this genteel serenity explains the psychodramas that a sizable fraction of the staff and students seem compelled to concoct for themselves. Just the month before, a long-festering mass hysteria over white racist student-thugs supposedly infesting the campus had culminated in a huge night rally in which thousands of blackshirted students had chanted their hatred of “hate,” while the administration stood by silently, despite knowing that there had been no hate crime, just a leftist professor’s hoax. …

[President] Gann and the conservative professors fought bitter battles over affirmative action hiring. Gann’s frustration with her rightist holdovers seemed to feed into the growing paranoia at some of the other Claremont colleges, where the staffs nurture an obsession among its “diverse” students (i.e., everybody except non-Hispanic heterosexual gentile white males) to navel-gaze over whether or not they feel “comfortable with the climate.”

It was 72 degrees with a gentle breeze blowing, so the climate seemed okay to me, but a flier on Pitzer bulletin boards made the local idée fixe a little clearer: “Diversity and Campus Climate: You are invited to participate in a discussion about campus climate.” Another advertised: “Queer Dreams and Nightmares: What is it like to be a student at the Claremont Colleges? Student panel discussion addressing the current climate at the 5-Cs, both academically and socially.” This was part of a conference entitled, with that profusion of punctuation that is the secret fraternity handshake of post-modern academics, “[Re]Defining a Queer Space at the Claremont Colleges.”

The university’s main concern appears to be to make students feel “comfortable,” a word that reappears constantly in Claremont publications despite the obvious hopelessness of the project. The only way to make 19-year-olds feel comfortable is to wait 30 years while they sag into their well-padded maturities. Right now, they are teenagers and their surging hormones have far more important emotions for them to feel than comfort. Adults, however, who make careers out of encouraging kids to mold permanently self-pitying identities around their transient social discomforts have much to answer for.

A series of semi-nonexistent “racial incidents,” such as liberal Scripps students advertising a racial sensitivity seminar with posters featuring the N-word, were parlayed by activists into a mood of dread.

Kerri F. Dunn, a 39-year-old academic prole, a visiting professor of social psychology at CMC whose contract was up in June, repeatedly harangued her students about the racists and sexists lurking in the shadows. On March 9th, she gave a fiery speech at a campus event on “Hate Speech Versus Free Speech.” She then walked to her 1992 Honda Civic and returned some time later, claiming she had found it spray-painted with anti-black, anti-female, and anti-Semitic slurs. The Irish-American Dunn pointed the finger at her own students, arguing that only they had heard she was considering converting to Judaism: “How else would they believe I was Jewish unless they were in my class?”

Dunn’s allegation triggered a frenzy of fear and loathing. Although faked hate crimes have become routine in the years since the Tawana Brawley hoax, the college presidents immediately canceled the next day’s classes (costing parents paying the full $37,000 per year list price for 150 days of education about $250 each, or close to two million dollars in total at list price).

At the mass rally the next night, Dunn announced, to rapturous applause: “This was a well planned out act of terrorism. And I don’t believe for one second it was one person. I think that there’s a group here, a small group, but I do believe that there is a group here that perpetuates this in all different kinds of ways.” Dunn’s image of a secret goon squad of marauding junior Straussians was as memorable as it was preposterous, but the administration had already been apprised of the unsurprising truth.

Earlier that day, two eyewitnesses had told the Dean of Students that Professor Dunn had slashed her own tires.

Will we ever learn?

 
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  1. Rob McX says:

    I think I did a good job in “The Cult of Microaggressions,” but I was worried at the time that I was engaged in overkill:

    I thought you’d gone over the top several times down through the years, especially with World War T, but subsequent trends bore out your predictions. It seems there’s a shadowy conspiracy to prove iSteve right in everything.

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  2. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    I think more focus on frisbee golf could be profitable for this blog.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I think I've pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Do the characters on "Big Bang Theory" play frisbee golf a lot? They should.

    There should have been a scene in "The Martian" where the JPL guys figure out how to rescue Matt Damon while playing frisbee golf.
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  3. Leftist conservative [AKA "radical_centrist"] says: • Website

    is you all comfy in your widdle safe space, babykins? Is your widdle feewings still hurt?

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  4. @Dave Pinsen
    I think more focus on frisbee golf could be profitable for this blog.

    I think I’ve pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Do the characters on “Big Bang Theory” play frisbee golf a lot? They should.

    There should have been a scene in “The Martian” where the JPL guys figure out how to rescue Matt Damon while playing frisbee golf.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.
    , @ScarletNumber
    Do the characters on “Big Bang Theory” play frisbee golf a lot?

    They never have. Maybe you should give Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady a call.
    , @Jefferson
    "Do the characters on “Big Bang Theory” play frisbee golf a lot? They should."

    No they don't. They are the stereotypical nerds who are obsessed with The Lord Of The Rings and Star Trek.

    By the way one of your favorite actors Bob Newhart has made quite a few appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

    , @Reg Cæsar


    I think I’ve pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

     

    Frisbee golf architecture might be worth looking into.
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  5. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Sailer, you see that Jonathan Butler, the U. of Missouri grad student who went on the hunger strike, is the son of a Union Pacific senior executive. Dad made $8 million just last year!

    Here he is in an interview he gave one month ago. When asked to describe his background, he starts by saying, “Me, I’m just a little black boy from Omaha, NE”. The interviewer, an ambiguously asian or hispanic woman with an accent, grabs him on the shoulder in disbelief. It’s always funny to see candid reactions from people who aren’t fully fluent culturally. Sort of like the brutal honesty that can come from a young child’s mouth.

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    He DOES mention he is in favor of Pallie rights and wants to end the "Israeli occupation." He aint all bad! Plus he says he got a marketing degree and is studying some type of education stuff;someone said he had a PE degree??
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  6. Richard says:

    What’s funny is that Kerri Dunn seems to have landed on her feet. Assuming there’s no other person in the world named Kerri Dunn who attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln to get a Ph.D in psychology, she’s now an adjunct professor of psychology at John Jay College in New Jersey.

    That sounds nuts on Main Street, but I’m guessing that the same mental problems that drew her to the field of psychology have drawn many another bird of a feather too, and they’re on hiring committees.

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  7. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    I think I've pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Do the characters on "Big Bang Theory" play frisbee golf a lot? They should.

    There should have been a scene in "The Martian" where the JPL guys figure out how to rescue Matt Damon while playing frisbee golf.

    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he’s considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

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    "This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?"

    Christian colleges are the closest thing to Right Wing colleges in the U.S. They are not as far Right Wing as Twitchy and The Unz, but they are an improvement from Yale and The University Of Missouri who are so far to the Left that they might as well be run by Communists.
    , @Desiderius

    why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?
     
    Perhaps their true views (and priorities, and prejudices) are more accurately expressed by their actions than by their words. Those indoor waterfalls and gangs of young toughs didn't build themselves. The customer is always right, after all.
    , @Another Canadian
    To be successful you would have to devise a means to get through or around the accreditation gate keepers. Independent credentialing would help, e.g. being able to write the bar exam without graduating an accredited law school, however that may have its own problems.
    , @Maj. Kong
    Academia is a prestige driven enterprise, and a right-leaning college runs into the same problem that HBCUs have. There is a suspicion that one is there because they can't hack it at a "real" college. And sometimes, that suspicion is right.

    The institutional right is elections uber alles. Wholesale cultual counter-revolution is not its forte. And so on, for its activists and "leaners". Thus, Karl Rove gets to spend nine figures on a losing effort. Political Meth.

    A game changer will be something along the lines of software certifications, that translates into the equivalent of a "business major". That neatly sidesteps the critical theory dominated gen-ed courses that is the root of the current malaise.
    , @Alice
    Husband and I have high falutin' tech degrees from MIT and Cal. I see *no reason* to send my kids to those places. I have no illusions that the "hard sciences" haven't been totally infiltrated. (MIT forced its entering frosh to watch plays about date rape and then participate in discussions back in 1994.) Many more of the top folks will figure out ways out of it too.

    The issue remains two-fold: 1) how do you get a credential for a young adult who is self taught or otherwise learned alternatively, and 2) how do you find a way to select a peer group for your child that leads them to good mates and produces good grandchildren?

    I think it will be increasingly obvious that parents do NOT wanttheir future daughters in law to be these young women, and so they will need to leave behind Yale to find a better peer group.

    , @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.
    , @Percy Gryce

    This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?
     
    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/TheNewmanGuide/RecommendedColleges.aspx
    , @WhatEvvs
    Screenwriting? What opportunity? A decent movie about this BS would never be optioned.

    Write a novel and self-publish.
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  8. TangoMan says:

    And then there are the tenser moments when white students talk disparagingly about the neighborhoods where many black students come from, whether the South Side of Chicago or the North Side of St. Louis.

    Honey, it’s not you, it’s me, I’m just not good for you. Better for both of us if we go our separate ways, that way you can feel better about yourself because you never have to deal with my shortcomings regarding how I notice patterns about crime-prone, black, neighborhoods.

    Toronto blacks really pushed for the whole “separate but equal” notion and started a black-only public school. They’re probably onto something marvelous up there. I want to see you soar, baby, so you really need to be cut loose from me and fly, baby, fly high in the sky.

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    Yes, and we should consider going all the way and set up Reservations for all the budding Klansmen and neo-Nazis in our midst who just can't notice all their tone-deafness; a big chunk of the country with strict border controls and membership carefully based on ethnic blood quantum levels.

    Oh the horror! But it is time they stopped inflicting themselves on us.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    TangoMan... The Toronto school is not just for blacks only, but is Afro-Centric , their term. You know, how all knowledge and order and whatever flows from Mother Africa, all though most of the students have parents from the West Indies.
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  9. @Steve Sailer
    I think I've pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Do the characters on "Big Bang Theory" play frisbee golf a lot? They should.

    There should have been a scene in "The Martian" where the JPL guys figure out how to rescue Matt Damon while playing frisbee golf.

    Do the characters on “Big Bang Theory” play frisbee golf a lot?

    They never have. Maybe you should give Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady a call.

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    I'd more or less forgotten about the Claremont case -- Dunn was a nutcase with real problems.

    A 2004 LA Times article about her: Claremont Professor's Past Is a New Puzzle

    Arrested several times for shoplifting and other offenses before the hate hoax -- at the time, Claremont did not do a criminal background check on prospective faculty (no idea if they do now or not). Converted to Judaism (maybe she thought it better for playing a victim).

    Her public LinkedIn profile -- seems to have a psychology job again -- listed experience goes back only to 2004, with no mention of employment at Claremont of course -- guess you can't blame her for that omission.
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  11. slumber_j says:

    At Smith, …

    “Systematic oppression affects us all,” said Tyahra Angus, a senior, speaking through a megaphone to the group, a mix of minority and white students.

    If by “systematic oppression” she means “systematic lesbianism,” her remarks make perfect sense.

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    “Systematic oppression affects us all,” said Tyahra Angus, a senior, speaking through a megaphone to the group, a mix of minority and white studen
     
    ts.


    What part of the cow does the "Angus" come from?
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  12. BB753 says:

    Most Blacks can’t swim. So those very fine pools are in themselves a microaggression for the poor darlings.

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    Special form of oppression that includes a lazy river that would not look out of place at Atlantis.
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  13. Arclight says:

    How much of the current tantrum is related to the fact that black political power likely peaked with Obama and the racial grievance industry is desperately trying to keep the fire alive for 2016?

    That’s not to say we won’t have a whole different kind of race mongering as Latinos grow in strength and importance on the left, but blacks will soon be eclipsed by them as the key voting block that needs to be mobilized to win statewide and national elections. White elites will still run the party as they always have, but blacks will no longer get to ride shotgun and will instead be stuck in the back seat. Manufacturing outrage over the “climate” is a cheap way of riling up this group of voters without actually having to do anything for them.

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  14. Jefferson says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I think I've pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Do the characters on "Big Bang Theory" play frisbee golf a lot? They should.

    There should have been a scene in "The Martian" where the JPL guys figure out how to rescue Matt Damon while playing frisbee golf.

    “Do the characters on “Big Bang Theory” play frisbee golf a lot? They should.”

    No they don’t. They are the stereotypical nerds who are obsessed with The Lord Of The Rings and Star Trek.

    By the way one of your favorite actors Bob Newhart has made quite a few appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

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  15. TheJester says:

    “MAGIC DIRT” vs “FILTHY DIRT”

    I loved John Derbyshire’s allusion to the “Magic Dirt” theory of racial disparity; that is, there is something special about where White people live, learn, shop, and do business. Blacks and other minorities (including recent immigrants) would, as the theory goes, thrive if only they could live there, too. This was the original argument for integrated schools, followed by integrated neighborhoods, followed by integrated workplaces. Indeed, we know White people thrive in Salt Lake City. So, as a radical reductio of the theory, let’s move whole communities of Black people to Salt Lake City and behold the miracles!

    However, integration has proved a collossal failure and now we know why! Whites do not live on “Magic Dirt”, they live on “Filthy Dirt”. Once integrated, Blacks have learned that just being around White people makes them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. Indeed, White privilege, microaggressions, lookism, and the hurtful speech that comes from living among White people drive Black people to the edge of dispair. They need their own “safe spaces” free of White people and oppression. They need their own curriculums, with their own teachers, and their own living spaces to support their Black sense of cultural identity, even as they try to live as best they can among the “filth”.

    But there is a solution to this conundrum. In the name of justice and equity, Black people will continue to live among White people (agreed), but Whites must pay reparations for the offense of forcing Black people to live on “Filthy Dirt”. There is precedent. If someone assaults you, you sue for damages. Since the vileness and social assaults that bubble from “Filthy Dirt” (like ether in the air) are so universal and pervasive, White people must pay damages whenever, wherever, and for as long as they mix with Black people.

    White people can’t see the “filth” they live on and the damage this does to the Black psyhic (they are hopeless), but that proves the point. To force their point, Black people will henceforth make White people feel uncomfortable and unsafe, too. Black people will integrate and systematically destroy White institutions until White people face up to and admit what “Filthy Dirt” does to Black people and pay reparations equal to the crime of forcing them to live where White people live.

    I think I’ve covered everything ….

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    You did but missed one very small, but very important detail. You forgot to use this term: Black Bodies. Oh - and white people - that's people who think they are white.
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  16. I regard the moral panic among white students at Diverse U. as a positive sign – a sign that the Old New Order is finally on the wane.

    I mean, is there a more telling sign than their being overwhelmed with cognitive dissonance, dissonance so profound that they start robotically chanting nonsense?

    They are discovering that everything they have been taught is a lie. Their parents, their elementary and high school teachers, their media – all lies. The pickup trucks full of rednecks -lie. The fecal swastika – lie. The REALLY invisible empire – lie. Their refuge is “blacks are this way because of US” is a way station toward the truth. No one can sustain self-condemnation for acts of which they are innocent.

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    • Replies: @CJ
    No one can sustain self-condemnation for acts of which they are innocent.

    Perhaps, but when SJWs trash White America, that is not self-criticism.
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  17. From the sounds of the recent reporting, there must be separate indoor waterfalls for whites and coloreds at Mizzou.

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    "From the sounds of the recent reporting, there must be separate indoor waterfalls for whites and coloreds at Mizzou."

    There are also separate cafeterias at Mizzou for Blacks and Whites. The White cafeteria has healthier food options that appeal to the school's SWPL vegan and vegetarian diets. The Black cafeteria only serves high calorie foods loaded with lots of salt or sugar.
    , @Olorin
    Steve is SUCH a meanie.

    Everybody knows blacks can't swim, so of course they feel threatened ball those pools n waterfalls n stuff.

    Plus that recalls the ancient trauma of wading through swamps on the Underground Railroad and being eaten by racist alligators.

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  18. eah says:
    @eah

    I’d more or less forgotten about the Claremont case — Dunn was a nutcase with real problems.

    A 2004 LA Times article about her: Claremont Professor’s Past Is a New Puzzle

    Arrested several times for shoplifting and other offenses before the hate hoax — at the time, Claremont did not do a criminal background check on prospective faculty (no idea if they do now or not). Converted to Judaism (maybe she thought it better for playing a victim).

    Her public LinkedIn profile — seems to have a psychology job again — listed experience goes back only to 2004, with no mention of employment at Claremont of course — guess you can’t blame her for that omission.

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  19. Jefferson says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    “This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?”

    Christian colleges are the closest thing to Right Wing colleges in the U.S. They are not as far Right Wing as Twitchy and The Unz, but they are an improvement from Yale and The University Of Missouri who are so far to the Left that they might as well be run by Communists.

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    In some ways, Christian colleges (and evangelicals generally) have admirably withstood cultural pressures to conform, but in other ways they have completely given in. On certain moral questions, they take unpopular positions. Perhaps to compensate, however, they often double-down on "social justice" issues, jumping on the bandwagon.

    After years of marinating in higher ed, professors at conservative Christian colleges are often well to the left of the parents of their students.

    An interesting question is: what kind of modern institution of higher education will be the first to accept human biodiversity and openly deal with reality on its own terms? State research universities in China?

    , @unpc downunder
    That's pretty insulting to a lot of communists. In communist countries annoying SJWs with limited skills are forced to do boring but productive jobs like digging potatoes and working on assembly lines in tractor factories. I'd much prefer to go to a college run by Marshall Tito than one run by identity politics fanatics.
    , @OutWest
    Such institutions would seemingly have certification challenges.
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  20. Thea says:

    Those pools will be a lot less crowded in future semesters.

    I’m sure they will get their wish of increased percent of black enrollment by a lot more than they intended. They ethnically cleansed the cities, they can ethnically cleanse the colleges as well.

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  21. bomag says:
    @TangoMan
    And then there are the tenser moments when white students talk disparagingly about the neighborhoods where many black students come from, whether the South Side of Chicago or the North Side of St. Louis.

    Honey, it's not you, it's me, I'm just not good for you. Better for both of us if we go our separate ways, that way you can feel better about yourself because you never have to deal with my shortcomings regarding how I notice patterns about crime-prone, black, neighborhoods.

    Toronto blacks really pushed for the whole "separate but equal" notion and started a black-only public school. They're probably onto something marvelous up there. I want to see you soar, baby, so you really need to be cut loose from me and fly, baby, fly high in the sky.

    Yes, and we should consider going all the way and set up Reservations for all the budding Klansmen and neo-Nazis in our midst who just can’t notice all their tone-deafness; a big chunk of the country with strict border controls and membership carefully based on ethnic blood quantum levels.

    Oh the horror! But it is time they stopped inflicting themselves on us.

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  22. eah says:

    Tiger Grotto

    I hope they used private grant money to build that.

    OT

    2 officers arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy in Marksville

    “We took some of the body cam footage. I’m not gonna talk about it, but I’m gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen and I will leave it at that,” said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.

    How many readers here know that two black cops have been arrested for the shooting death of a 6 y/o white boy in Louisiana?

    No word on whether the 6 y/o was armed or not; or if he was a ‘White Hispanic’.

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    Eah, I posted about this a few days ago. The boy, who was non-verbal autistic, was seated and belted into the front seat of the car with his father. He was shot 5 times in the head and chest.
    , @Tex
    I saw it on the BBC. They framed it as a typical "trigger-happy American police" type of story. I'm not waiting for the narrative to pick this one up.
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  23. Jefferson says:
    @Percy Gryce
    From the sounds of the recent reporting, there must be separate indoor waterfalls for whites and coloreds at Mizzou.

    “From the sounds of the recent reporting, there must be separate indoor waterfalls for whites and coloreds at Mizzou.”

    There are also separate cafeterias at Mizzou for Blacks and Whites. The White cafeteria has healthier food options that appeal to the school’s SWPL vegan and vegetarian diets. The Black cafeteria only serves high calorie foods loaded with lots of salt or sugar.

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  24. This is a good place to remind everyone about the website Fake Hate Crimes.

    http://fakehatecrimes.org/

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  25. Truth says:

    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.

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    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.
     
    And catering to the same clientele.
    , @iSteveFan

    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.
     
    That's what I love about this blog and its commenters. There always seems to be a subject matter expert on any topic.
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  26. Eagle says:

    The whole “comfortable” obsession is nuts. Does anyone really believe that the few working class Catholics at the Ivies were “comfortable” until the second half of the 20th century? Same for Jews. Same for the kids from small towns in middle American. Hell, I know athletes at Harvard in the early 2000s, who felt alienated from the more intellectual clicks at the school. Somehow they persevered. Of course, affirmative-action only exacerbates the feelings of inadequacy. Hard to see it going away.

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    My father was the first in his family to go to college, full ride to Harvard. He tells stories of the anti-Catholic comments and attitudes of his housemates -they didn't realize he was Catholic, about 10 years removed from Southie...
    And at his Princeton interview, it was with a CEO alum in his beautiful office, the guy asked my father about his squash game. My father had no idea that there was such a game called squash.
    Which was the point.
    Retroactive hurt speech and monetary recompense? Of course not, we're white now, not Irish Catholic...
    , @Olorin
    I am reminded of Loren Eiseley's account, in his autobio ("All the Strange Hours"), of his time at UPenn, a student of Frank Speck, after his troubled and lonely childhood in Nebraska, difficult adolescence, and very hard youth.

    Eiseley had started out at the U of Nebraska but left there after being diagnosed with TB. Went west hoping for health improvement, and like many white men of his generation, spent years hopping trains and looking for opportunity and work in the Depression.

    After years of drifting and much hardship (his autobio is precise but understated on all he suffered), he went back to Nebraska, took two bachelors degrees, and some time later went to UPenn for grad studies, facilitated by his undergrad adviser, who saw his potential as a writer and scholar.

    Eiseley tells of moving through his days as a grad student in desperate pain owing to an ear infection that got worse and eventually ruptured his ear drum. He kept on with his studies and his teaching till finally the loss of hearing made it impossible to hear and reply to questions in class.

    His friends asked him why he didn't go to the University Hospital outclinic.

    He was amazed. He had no idea that he was entitled to free health care as a Penn student.

    All he knew was that he was elated to be among the brightest minds of his time, permitted to spend his time in the most focused study and contemplation of the biggest issues in geology, anthropology, and evolution. Cold rooms, lousy food, chronic health problems, his own desperate shyness and lack of adaptation to urban life and culture--none of this mattered to him so much as things like being able to go canoeing across the river with Frank Speck, into the pine barrens, and talk to the people whose people had lived there for centuries.

    When I read about Eiseley's difficulties and struggles, it is in the context of all the things he achieved after that. Not a litany of complaint and grievance.

    Today's crop are not students. They are mistresses and eunuchs of the academic plantation whose gripes are their currency and whip.

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  27. At the mass rally the next night, Dunn announced, to rapturous applause: “This was a well planned out act of terrorism. And I don’t believe for one second it was one person. I think that there’s a group here, a small group, but I do believe that there is a group here that perpetuates this in all different kinds of ways.”

    Was she intentionally channeling Jim Jones?

    The Voice of Soros

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    "I think that there’s a group here, a small group, but I do believe that there is a group here that perpetuates this in all different kinds of ways."

    In the 60's campuses wove their freak flag high, now they're just waving their false flag high.
    , @Jack D
    Dunn is now on the faculty at John Jay College of Justice despite her felony record (she was sentenced to a year for insurance fraud, filing a false report, etc.) . Apparently there is forgiveness in academia, but only for certain crimes. You can bet that poor professor in England who made a joke about women crying is never going to get another faculty appointment. The most important thing is that her intentions were "good" - nowadays in America, trying to start a race war is seen as "good".
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  28. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I love seeing powerful people lose their jobs for being racist.

    The thing about white tears is you’d think they’d be salty, both because that’s the nature of tears and they are usually being shed by some incredibly salty individuals, but they are actually pretty sweet. *stirs a heaping spoonful of white tears into my coffee.*

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    Please get some new material.
    , @Bleuteaux
    Cool story bro.
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  29. @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    Perhaps their true views (and priorities, and prejudices) are more accurately expressed by their actions than by their words. Those indoor waterfalls and gangs of young toughs didn’t build themselves. The customer is always right, after all.

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  30. Steve, having been inside of the state university world for the last 25 years, I know for certain that many of my colleagues are extremely unhappy about these developments. While the professorate does indeed skew liberal, this is by no means universal, and even the highly liberal ones tend to live rather mundane upper middle-class lifestyles. Sort of an academic version of the live like Episcopalians-vote like Puerto Ricans riff. They know all of this is extremely damaging to the academic reputation of Mizzou. Most professors I know hate the athletic programs with a burning blue-flamed passion and would vote to end them tomorrow if such a vote were possible. They know that athletics, especially football, is an academic wasteland. There is, however, an environment on most campuses that is best described by Havel’s poster in the window of the greengrocer. Everyone knows that when certain subjects come up, the only appropriate response is a (mostly feigned) earnest “oh yes, what a wonderful idea.” To do otherwise pegs you as a crimethinker and a generally bad person, not to mention the associated career suicide. But true belief is weak. There are three subjects from which no good can come for a college professor: race, gender, immigration. It’s best for the professors in 90% of subject areas to avoid these topics entirely, unless they are engaging in a bit of public moral preening. The rest get a pass because of the subject area, but the real academicians don’t respect them much and view their credentials as pretty weak tea.

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    "Most professors I know hate the athletic programs with a burning blue-flamed passion and would vote to end them tomorrow if such a vote were possible. They know that athletics, especially football, is an academic wasteland."

    Eliminating athletic programs is racist KKK White supremacist micro aggression because most Black males can not get into a university without a football or basketball scholarship. If you eliminate sports scholarships than that will make even more Black men turn to a life of crime because they have no other options in life. Trade schools are not an option for most Black males because they are too lazy to do blue collar work like carpeting and plumbing.

    , @JackOH
    You nailed it, Been There. Your mentions of "crimethinker", "career suicide", etc., are spot on.
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  31. @Desiderius

    At the mass rally the next night, Dunn announced, to rapturous applause: “This was a well planned out act of terrorism. And I don’t believe for one second it was one person. I think that there’s a group here, a small group, but I do believe that there is a group here that perpetuates this in all different kinds of ways.”
     
    Was she intentionally channeling Jim Jones?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3uOFTt1mp0

    The Voice of Soros

    “I think that there’s a group here, a small group, but I do believe that there is a group here that perpetuates this in all different kinds of ways.”

    In the 60′s campuses wove their freak flag high, now they’re just waving their false flag high.

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  32. @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    To be successful you would have to devise a means to get through or around the accreditation gate keepers. Independent credentialing would help, e.g. being able to write the bar exam without graduating an accredited law school, however that may have its own problems.

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  33. JackOH says:

    Modern university, Steve. It’s a jobs program for professor-nerds, a place where yesteryear’s bespectacled kids who got beaten up in gym class can act out their revenge fantasies on an unfeeling society. It’s a day care center for young adults, who get stroked into putzdom with therapeutic ideologies. A place to pad the payroll with political cronies, ghost employees, no-show relatives. When you’re hauling the marks around for that campus tour, do you want to show them a whiteboard packed with equations, or the friggin’ Tiger Grotto? What do people think will close the sale?

    Yeah, I’m exaggerating. But go to a half-hundred busted-up, once industrial Midwestern cities and ask what their local Podunk Techs have done for either economic development or civic comity.

    Yep, there’s good stuff at the American academy, too, but, as a rough approximation, I’ll guess that easily 50% of the federal moneys funneled into less selective schools are completely wasted, simply an obscure redistribution scheme using education as a front.

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  34. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Over at Yale: A friend who teaches at a prestigious school posted on Facebook this article from Patheos, saying that it changed her thinking regarding the Halloween custom kerfuffle:

    And they always SHRIEK whenever they have conversations with calm and sensible older white men (I’ve never seen the word “shriek” used in so many different headlines).

    (emphasis added)

    Well, I’m glad we know who the enemy is.

    http://tinyurl.com/oc8ky6z

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  35. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    This is what the historically black universities are for. Why should those blacks who feel disrespected go where they can’t feel at home? There needs to be a revival of those schools. The solution to all this already exists and is ready to go.

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    Anonymous. black graduates and students at HBCUs Howard and Spellman, actually refer to this two campus as the "Black Ivy Leagues."
    , @Kylie
    No, this is what Liberia is for.
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  36. Jack D says:
    @Desiderius

    At the mass rally the next night, Dunn announced, to rapturous applause: “This was a well planned out act of terrorism. And I don’t believe for one second it was one person. I think that there’s a group here, a small group, but I do believe that there is a group here that perpetuates this in all different kinds of ways.”
     
    Was she intentionally channeling Jim Jones?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3uOFTt1mp0

    The Voice of Soros

    Dunn is now on the faculty at John Jay College of Justice despite her felony record (she was sentenced to a year for insurance fraud, filing a false report, etc.) . Apparently there is forgiveness in academia, but only for certain crimes. You can bet that poor professor in England who made a joke about women crying is never going to get another faculty appointment. The most important thing is that her intentions were “good” – nowadays in America, trying to start a race war is seen as “good”.

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    Well, I checked up on Kerri F. Dunn and she doesn't show up on the John Jay website for faculty or staff. However, it does appear from other sources that she has done adjunct work for both John Jay and William Paterson (college turned into a uni awhile back, just north of Paterson, direct link to NYC via I-80, and site of the alleged rape of a black girl last winter by 5 black guys, the charges for which were dropped.)

    As an "adjunct professor" it means that she makes a few thou for every course she teaches, with no fringe benefits. So she basically gives lectures and grades papers. The braceros of academia ......
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  37. Hacienda says:

    Doze pools pretty much sumz up how seriously YT and blackie be takin’ de college education deze dayz.

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  38. tbraton says:

    With regard to the U of Missouri, I thought it was common knowledge that blacks can’t swim, so that explains why white students may regard those fancy pools as glorious spas while black students regard them as hellholes. A simple, inexpensive solution may be to dye the water black so those black students who can swim feel right at home. After all, what self-respecting college these days doesn’t go out of its way to make minorities feel right at home, even if it is necessary to jettison such hallowed traditions as free speech? Which gets me to my next point. You quote from your 2004 piece in which you refer to “[Re]Defining a Queer Space at the Claremont Colleges.” That’s such ancient history. That problem has been solved by turning the entire campus into a “Queer Space” and the process is underway to turning the entire country into a “Queer Space.” The world is next. Why do you think all those Muslims are fleeing to Germany?

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  39. jill says:

    “Mizzou student body president apologizes for spreading KKK rumor”

    This is Payton meeting with Obama and visited the White House 4 times

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  40. fish says:
    @slumber_j
    At Smith, …

    “Systematic oppression affects us all,” said Tyahra Angus, a senior, speaking through a megaphone to the group, a mix of minority and white students.

    If by "systematic oppression" she means "systematic lesbianism," her remarks make perfect sense.

    “Systematic oppression affects us all,” said Tyahra Angus, a senior, speaking through a megaphone to the group, a mix of minority and white studen

    ts.

    What part of the cow does the “Angus” come from?

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  41. The word “systematic, ” as in “systematic discrimination” is used when referring to discrimination that’s non-existent, or imaginary.

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  42. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    Some people haven’t gotten the memo about black superiority:

    https://www.rt.com/news/321660-melbourne-apple-racism-students/

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    And slighty off-topic, the Missouri moment might be where the social justice moment jumped the shark.

    The social justice moment jumped the shark long ago. It even jumped the megalodon a while back. I think it's working on the blue whale at this point.

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  45. Thirdtwin says:

    Soon, every college in America will be a Hysterically Black College.

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    Hilarious. I just spit my beer out next to college Res. Life staff talking about a LGBTQwhatever struggle session
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  46. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    It’s catching on:

    Ithaca College students gather to demand president’s resignation

    ITHACA, NY — Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.

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    ITHACA, NY — Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.
     
    What about the anti-White admissions policy that makes a number of Whites literally excluded?
    , @Joe Sweet
    "It’s catching on:

    Ithaca College students gather to demand president’s resignation

    ITHACA, NY — Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded."


    It won't be long before university presidents are as disproportionately black as big city police chiefs.
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  47. 2Mintzin1 [AKA "Mike"] says:

    This is just the “burning black churches” for this election cycle. I’m now convinced that the Democratic Party is the single most divisive force in this country today. The first few “burning black churches” incidents this year failed, as a narrative, because the arsonist is alleged to be black.

    This is just the same group of people attempting to gin up a new controversy, through the universities.
    Keep in mind that the youth vote is extremely valuable. Young people are very easy to manipulate, and there is a new group of 18-year-old rubes every year.

    Interestingly, Newsday, a Democratic Party paper on Long Island, reports breathlessly today that “recruitment fliers for the KKK” were found on cars in Suffolk County. This will allow them to print an entire series on the KKK which was active on Long Island… in the 1920s.
    Oh boy.

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    "Interestingly, Newsday, a Democratic Party paper on Long Island, reports breathlessly today that “recruitment fliers for the KKK” were found on cars in Suffolk County. This will allow them to print an entire series on the KKK which was active on Long Island… in the 1920s.
    Oh boy."

    Yeah there is such a large KKK presence in Long Island sarcasm, even though the vast majority of Whites in Long Island are either Jewish or Catholic. It is not a very Anglo Saxon Protestant place.

    , @Jimi
    The NY Times already beat you to the idea, but its "NAZIs on Long Island" not KKK:

    Nazi Past of Long Island Hamlet Persists in a Rule for Home Buyers

    http://nyti.ms/1QNp467
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  48. Do you have a license for that piercing stare?

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  49. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    Do black lives matter or does the name of the person taking action matter more?

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/oregon-attorney-general-appalled-probe-black-lives-matter-015350436.html

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  50. Maj. Kong says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    Academia is a prestige driven enterprise, and a right-leaning college runs into the same problem that HBCUs have. There is a suspicion that one is there because they can’t hack it at a “real” college. And sometimes, that suspicion is right.

    The institutional right is elections uber alles. Wholesale cultual counter-revolution is not its forte. And so on, for its activists and “leaners”. Thus, Karl Rove gets to spend nine figures on a losing effort. Political Meth.

    A game changer will be something along the lines of software certifications, that translates into the equivalent of a “business major”. That neatly sidesteps the critical theory dominated gen-ed courses that is the root of the current malaise.

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    There is a suspicion that one is there because they can’t hack it at a “real” college.

    Obviously, the blacks staging these demonstrations cannot hack it at a "real" college, or possibly in the real world.
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  51. countenance says: • Website

    I remember a few years ago the building of this rec center caused something of a media and political controversy.

    Then again, I remember in 2014, ancient history, state legislators were worried about hushed up rapes at Mizzou, so much so that there were actually hearings. But, nothing else.

    You said that college students today are establishmentarian lackeys, not rebels. I don’t think young people have ever been true rebels. Like I wrote in your Taki story yesterday, it is an axiomatic thing of which I’ve been aware for years: Whenever masses of young people do anything, there are old people behind it. When lots of young men with arms and dressed the same way take a hill by force, bet on an old man with five stars on his helmet being behind it. Likewise, when masses of young college students center in on some political or social cause, bet on an old person with tenure being behind it.

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    Word.
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  52. Sigh, I know how the black students feel when their classmates turn to them in class when the discussion is about….well, all things black. I hate when people ask me for my sauce recipe or how I make Veal ala Marsala. Can’t I just be a normal white American man and not an Italian American. Oh, wait, that doesn’t bother me at all so black skin is thin skin.

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  53. @TangoMan
    And then there are the tenser moments when white students talk disparagingly about the neighborhoods where many black students come from, whether the South Side of Chicago or the North Side of St. Louis.

    Honey, it's not you, it's me, I'm just not good for you. Better for both of us if we go our separate ways, that way you can feel better about yourself because you never have to deal with my shortcomings regarding how I notice patterns about crime-prone, black, neighborhoods.

    Toronto blacks really pushed for the whole "separate but equal" notion and started a black-only public school. They're probably onto something marvelous up there. I want to see you soar, baby, so you really need to be cut loose from me and fly, baby, fly high in the sky.

    TangoMan… The Toronto school is not just for blacks only, but is Afro-Centric , their term. You know, how all knowledge and order and whatever flows from Mother Africa, all though most of the students have parents from the West Indies.

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  54. SPMoore8 says:
    @Jack D
    Dunn is now on the faculty at John Jay College of Justice despite her felony record (she was sentenced to a year for insurance fraud, filing a false report, etc.) . Apparently there is forgiveness in academia, but only for certain crimes. You can bet that poor professor in England who made a joke about women crying is never going to get another faculty appointment. The most important thing is that her intentions were "good" - nowadays in America, trying to start a race war is seen as "good".

    Well, I checked up on Kerri F. Dunn and she doesn’t show up on the John Jay website for faculty or staff. However, it does appear from other sources that she has done adjunct work for both John Jay and William Paterson (college turned into a uni awhile back, just north of Paterson, direct link to NYC via I-80, and site of the alleged rape of a black girl last winter by 5 black guys, the charges for which were dropped.)

    As an “adjunct professor” it means that she makes a few thou for every course she teaches, with no fringe benefits. So she basically gives lectures and grades papers. The braceros of academia ……

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    Imagine that Dunn had painted swastikas on a car not as part of a hoax but in all sincerity as a neo-Nazi. Would she have ever been allowed to teach college students again, even as a poorly paid adjunct?

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1952082
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  55. WGG [AKA "World's Greatest Grandson"] says:

    The black population feels short-changed by the Obama administration and their implied promises of free gas, rent, cell phones, and chocolate waterfalls. It will probably be a long time before the official Black Interests candidate wins the White House again, if ever. They are scrambling to wring every last drop of attention during Obama’s reign that they can. Obama’s DOJ and the man himself give nods of approval to all the bad behavior we have seen from blacks since Trayvon Martin forward, making it more difficult for whites and Hispanics to dismiss.

    They know that the average white person is repulsed by these pathetic power struggles. Even worse for their egos, they are mostly ignored by white society as a whole. They hate that. And once Obama is gone, their petty quibbles will, again, cease to matter. They are trying to make this last year count before merit-based achievement and arguments seep back into the mainstream.

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  56. How come the double s in Missouri is pronounced z?

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    The reasons are lost to history. (The name is an Indian word but not what the Indians of Missouri called themselves - the Illini from next door called them that in their language, meaning "the guys with big canoes". The French trappers picked it up and then it went into English). English speakers have always had a knack for mangling foreign words.

    The real controversy is whether it is Mizuree or Mizurah. Even locals can't agree.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    dessert scissors dissolve brassiere hussar
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  57. Alice says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    Husband and I have high falutin’ tech degrees from MIT and Cal. I see *no reason* to send my kids to those places. I have no illusions that the “hard sciences” haven’t been totally infiltrated. (MIT forced its entering frosh to watch plays about date rape and then participate in discussions back in 1994.) Many more of the top folks will figure out ways out of it too.

    The issue remains two-fold: 1) how do you get a credential for a young adult who is self taught or otherwise learned alternatively, and 2) how do you find a way to select a peer group for your child that leads them to good mates and produces good grandchildren?

    I think it will be increasingly obvious that parents do NOT wanttheir future daughters in law to be these young women, and so they will need to leave behind Yale to find a better peer group.

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    If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge.
    , @Drapetomaniac
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_children_seriously

    Attended a presentation by Sarah Fitz-Claridge and she made more sense in her half hour on raising children than everything I had learned before.

    Most parents aren't emotionally capable or smart enough to do it and it's best started when the kids are young.
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  58. Lagertha says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism…or whether a school is rated as a “go/definitely don’t go,” some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U’s. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can’t remember where.

    U’s which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I’m sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn’t use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder – kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?….doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater…more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U’s. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson…much harder to get in these days as some of my son’s friends discovered.

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    meant to say, "former High School football players," not football players (except the ones that become NFL) playing at any U, give generously.
    , @WhatEvvs
    The mother of a Princeton grad pointed out that hatefact.

    I think the whole university system is rotten to the core. Get a trade. Rubio was right: be a welder (or an electrician, carpenter, mechanic, etc.)
    , @nglaer
    I think U. Chicago doesn't have much diversity nonsense, definitely the sense I got from admissions officers on college visits a decade or so ago. "Demanding expensive liberal arts college--not for everybody" were almost the first words out of the lady's mouth.

    whoever wrote "Hysterically Black College"--I love it.
    , @ScarletNumber

    There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days.
     
    The NYT did an article with the same theme 5½ years ago.
    , @AnAnon
    "But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?….doubt it." - Complaining about a lack of dates in our universities in the year of our lord [current year] is tantamount to crimethink when you get right down to it.
    , @AndrewR
    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.
    , @Steve Sailer
    "W & L alumni out-earn all other U’s. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can’t remember where."

    Here.
    , @JackOH
    FWIW-my local Podunk Tech has a student body that's 55% female, 45% male, and about 37% of the total student body are white males of European extraction. There's no to-do about those percentages, and I'm not quite sure what they mean, either. At the very least, the notion of white male privilege in the academy is pretty questionable when you've got percentages like that. As Been There suggests: no one's going to be fool enough to raise any relevant questions.

    I, too, have heard some radio or TV pieces about high-powered women complaining about a lack of eligible males in college and after. Do you know any more about the phenomenon?
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  59. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    meant to say, “former High School football players,” not football players (except the ones that become NFL) playing at any U, give generously.

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  60. @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/TheNewmanGuide/RecommendedColleges.aspx

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  61. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Truth
    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.

    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.

    And catering to the same clientele.

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  62. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You really ought to try your hand at screenwriting again. The frisbee golf course would be a perfect setting for a eureka moment for JPL types.

    Re Missouri: a correspondent on Twitter, a successful serial entrepreneur based out of Kentucky, wrote recently that he's considering not sending his kids to college after the recent nonsense at Yale and Missouri. This raises a question I haven't seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren't there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?

    That seems like a pretty big, mostly-unfilled market opportunity.

    Screenwriting? What opportunity? A decent movie about this BS would never be optioned.

    Write a novel and self-publish.

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  63. 2Mintzin1 [AKA "Mike"] says:
    @countenance
    I remember a few years ago the building of this rec center caused something of a media and political controversy.

    Then again, I remember in 2014, ancient history, state legislators were worried about hushed up rapes at Mizzou, so much so that there were actually hearings. But, nothing else.

    You said that college students today are establishmentarian lackeys, not rebels. I don't think young people have ever been true rebels. Like I wrote in your Taki story yesterday, it is an axiomatic thing of which I've been aware for years: Whenever masses of young people do anything, there are old people behind it. When lots of young men with arms and dressed the same way take a hill by force, bet on an old man with five stars on his helmet being behind it. Likewise, when masses of young college students center in on some political or social cause, bet on an old person with tenure being behind it.

    Word.

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  64. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:
    @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    The mother of a Princeton grad pointed out that hatefact.

    I think the whole university system is rotten to the core. Get a trade. Rubio was right: be a welder (or an electrician, carpenter, mechanic, etc.)

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  65. nglaer says:
    @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    I think U. Chicago doesn’t have much diversity nonsense, definitely the sense I got from admissions officers on college visits a decade or so ago. “Demanding expensive liberal arts college–not for everybody” were almost the first words out of the lady’s mouth.

    whoever wrote “Hysterically Black College”–I love it.

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  66. Pat Casey says:

    If the modern man is indeed the heir of all the ages, he is often the kind of heir who tells the family solicitor to sell the whole damn estate, lock, stock, and barrel, and give him a little ready money to throw away at the races or the night-clubs.

    –G.K. Chesterton

    If I had to guess, probably the proud students mourning whatever of theirs they feel was affronted, are kind of twinkling inside, because it’s so much fun to play the races with free money. But someone in their ear might remind someone why demanding their own pool is the whole damn estate. The modern point was supposed to be that the modern american is not the heir of all the ages. Don’t let the impetuous use the microphone.

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  67. @eah
    Tiger Grotto

    I hope they used private grant money to build that.

    OT

    2 officers arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy in Marksville

    "We took some of the body cam footage. I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that," said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.

    How many readers here know that two black cops have been arrested for the shooting death of a 6 y/o white boy in Louisiana?

    No word on whether the 6 y/o was armed or not; or if he was a 'White Hispanic'.

    Eah, I posted about this a few days ago. The boy, who was non-verbal autistic, was seated and belted into the front seat of the car with his father. He was shot 5 times in the head and chest.

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  68. @anonymous
    This is what the historically black universities are for. Why should those blacks who feel disrespected go where they can't feel at home? There needs to be a revival of those schools. The solution to all this already exists and is ready to go.

    Anonymous. black graduates and students at HBCUs Howard and Spellman, actually refer to this two campus as the “Black Ivy Leagues.”

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  69. “Ms. Gray said she attacked the girl and her friends. The police broke up the fight and no one was arrested”

    The whites she assaulted not getting arrested demonstrates how anti-black UM is.

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  70. Jack D says:
    @SPMoore8
    Well, I checked up on Kerri F. Dunn and she doesn't show up on the John Jay website for faculty or staff. However, it does appear from other sources that she has done adjunct work for both John Jay and William Paterson (college turned into a uni awhile back, just north of Paterson, direct link to NYC via I-80, and site of the alleged rape of a black girl last winter by 5 black guys, the charges for which were dropped.)

    As an "adjunct professor" it means that she makes a few thou for every course she teaches, with no fringe benefits. So she basically gives lectures and grades papers. The braceros of academia ......

    Imagine that Dunn had painted swastikas on a car not as part of a hoax but in all sincerity as a neo-Nazi. Would she have ever been allowed to teach college students again, even as a poorly paid adjunct?

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1952082

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    Not if the administrator making the hiring decision knew about it. I think you'd be surprised just how casually jobs are handed out at universities, though. Something as simple as googling the name of the person you are about to hire is, I think, quite frequently not done. Especially with an adjunct, you can just fire them later if something untoward comes up.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    The couple who named their children after famous Nazis had them taken away.

    http://www.therightperspective.org/2012/06/04/parents-will-not-get-baby-adolf-hitler-back/
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  71. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Given current college debating styles and its concept of ‘justice’, today’s reality isn’t much different from the court scene in IDIOCRACY.

    As with illegal immigration issue, the problem is a combination of PC and Corporatization.

    Yes, PC does rule the university, but the refusal of the football team played a key role in forcing the president to resign.
    Yes, FOOTBALL.

    Hollers and Dollars.

    Likewise, the homo thing and amnesty thing have the backing of both PC and Big Money.

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  72. Grumpy says:
    @Jefferson
    "This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?"

    Christian colleges are the closest thing to Right Wing colleges in the U.S. They are not as far Right Wing as Twitchy and The Unz, but they are an improvement from Yale and The University Of Missouri who are so far to the Left that they might as well be run by Communists.

    In some ways, Christian colleges (and evangelicals generally) have admirably withstood cultural pressures to conform, but in other ways they have completely given in. On certain moral questions, they take unpopular positions. Perhaps to compensate, however, they often double-down on “social justice” issues, jumping on the bandwagon.

    After years of marinating in higher ed, professors at conservative Christian colleges are often well to the left of the parents of their students.

    An interesting question is: what kind of modern institution of higher education will be the first to accept human biodiversity and openly deal with reality on its own terms? State research universities in China?

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    State research universities in China?
     
    We have a winner.

    That competent Chinese cameo in The Martian wasn't just about goosing global box office.

    On a related note, there's nothing that gets a class of unruly students (especially black ones) on task like talking about what their Chinese peers are up to.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Yale was a Christian college once.
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  73. Jack D says:
    @International Jew
    How come the double s in Missouri is pronounced z?

    The reasons are lost to history. (The name is an Indian word but not what the Indians of Missouri called themselves – the Illini from next door called them that in their language, meaning “the guys with big canoes”. The French trappers picked it up and then it went into English). English speakers have always had a knack for mangling foreign words.

    The real controversy is whether it is Mizuree or Mizurah. Even locals can’t agree.

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    The real controversy is whether it is Mizuree or Mizurah. Even locals can’t agree.
     
    I recall my third grade teacher in Missouri told the class it was pronounced with a long E sound at the end. She explained it by stating that for Indian words taken into English that end in the letter I, that final I is pronounced as a long E if that I is preceded by a consonant.
    , @ben tillman

    The reasons are lost to history. (The name is an Indian word but not what the Indians of Missouri called themselves – the Illini from next door called them that in their language, meaning “the guys with big canoes”.
     
    At least it's a mild compliment, unless it's meant figuratively.
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  74. danindc says:
    @Anonymous
    I love seeing powerful people lose their jobs for being racist.

    The thing about white tears is you'd think they'd be salty, both because that's the nature of tears and they are usually being shed by some incredibly salty individuals, but they are actually pretty sweet. *stirs a heaping spoonful of white tears into my coffee.*

    Please get some new material.

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  75. @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days.

    The NYT did an article with the same theme 5½ years ago.

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  76. Bleuteaux says:
    @Anonymous
    I love seeing powerful people lose their jobs for being racist.

    The thing about white tears is you'd think they'd be salty, both because that's the nature of tears and they are usually being shed by some incredibly salty individuals, but they are actually pretty sweet. *stirs a heaping spoonful of white tears into my coffee.*

    Cool story bro.

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  77. poolside says:

    Texas A&M — with its military background — is still a very conservative school. It draws heavily from conservative small towns and suburbs in Texas, and many students are second- or third-generation Aggies who chose it purposely for its values.

    The fact that many students go there for engineering and science likely helps, too.

    But even at A&M, there is still a lot of diversity nonsense (and many liberal professors). It just doesn’t sweep through the student body with the same fervor that it would at more liberal campuses, where even those who are lukewarm about the issues are forced to participate.

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    A & M is very popular for New England kids now. Applications will go up from the N.E. sector every year - A & M is recruiting heavily in N.E. For N.E. kids : it has to do with the TX/southern weather and wanting to go to a "traditional," university with a big football program for your B.A. (for NE kids). At the same time, engineering students, also, are throwing a big net since there are not sooo many programs (undergraduate) for engineering.Why not go to a large, fun U ( with a stealth football team) with many majors (many girls) while you are in your prime? Big U's with Big football is the perfect environment for many people to succeed. Upshot?- ha, ha, I probably am too in the wilderness to think anyone can see my poing
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  78. rod1963 says:

    It’s really getting hard separating reality from The Onion anymore.

    I just saw this at Breitbart:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/12/live-updates-campus-crazies-on-million-student-march/

    It’s that million student march idiocy or the march of the crybabies as I call it. Their flag should be a picture of a Fainting Goat.

    Looking at the photos of the protestors, is quite depressing as most look like side show rejects from a circus or from a welfare apartment complex.

    If this is the quality of students admitted, I’d say we’re doomed as a nation. Never have I seen so many that were so unfit for any sort of work or even being able to participate in society in a rational manner.

    The first time our economy gets a upset, these kids are doomed.

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  79. CJ says:
    @gokart-mozart
    I regard the moral panic among white students at Diverse U. as a positive sign - a sign that the Old New Order is finally on the wane.

    I mean, is there a more telling sign than their being overwhelmed with cognitive dissonance, dissonance so profound that they start robotically chanting nonsense?

    They are discovering that everything they have been taught is a lie. Their parents, their elementary and high school teachers, their media - all lies. The pickup trucks full of rednecks -lie. The fecal swastika - lie. The REALLY invisible empire - lie. Their refuge is "blacks are this way because of US" is a way station toward the truth. No one can sustain self-condemnation for acts of which they are innocent.

    No one can sustain self-condemnation for acts of which they are innocent.

    Perhaps, but when SJWs trash White America, that is not self-criticism.

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  80. TWS says:

    I’m certain that the college is so happy they recruit people with 400 SATs to play sports. People who not only don’t care about their education but make easy dupes. Truthfully I believe this is going exactly as the college intended.

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  81. Tex says:
    @eah
    Tiger Grotto

    I hope they used private grant money to build that.

    OT

    2 officers arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy in Marksville

    "We took some of the body cam footage. I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that," said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.

    How many readers here know that two black cops have been arrested for the shooting death of a 6 y/o white boy in Louisiana?

    No word on whether the 6 y/o was armed or not; or if he was a 'White Hispanic'.

    I saw it on the BBC. They framed it as a typical “trigger-happy American police” type of story. I’m not waiting for the narrative to pick this one up.

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    Tex, At SUNY Buffalo State College (not UB) they have installed 300 small black crosses on the lawn, to represent what they say will be 300 unarmed blacks killed by police between 2012 and the end of this year. That is nationwide I assume. The Washington Post, hardly a conservative paper published a study, by the WaPo, where they looked at 800 police related shootings in the country. In only 5% was there a "questionable" action by the police, but none that led to a conviction of the officer(s). In 74% of the killings the person shot dead, either fired first, pulled a weapon/gun or was attacking someone. Back to the 300 black crosses, Baltimore and Chicago each have almost 300 black related murders this year alone. Hello, BBC? This shitstorm we are watching unfold on campus really started with BLM and yet black lives, including very, very young victims, don't matter when it's a daily occurrence nationwide among blacks.
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  82. The real reason for the “race” incidents : the blacktivists are flunking their classes and it’s a convenient excuse.

    Mark my word, as finals approach they will be clamoring for grade amnesty because they are so traumatized by it all.

    Academic inferiority, not white racism, is the root of their problem.

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  83. feeling awkward when other students turn to them in class when discussion turns to black issues

    God forbid any white student should dare to *not* defer to his black classmates, when the subject is “black issues”.

    That aquatic center is swank by any standards, even Stanford’s. Maybe they built it with money siphoned from that grand Kansas City public schools project (and which failed so spectacularly)…

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  84. Pepe says:

    OT, but Steve you should enjoy this:

    *Financial problems put ‘The New York Times’ expansion plans on hold

    *US daily looks toward Mexico with Carlos Slim’s help after it cancels Brazilian edition

    “Any eventual presence of an American newspaper in Mexico would help Slim increase his range of activity in a country where he is already omnipresent.

    This connection, however, has raised questions about the difficulties The New York Times may encounter in keeping its independent editorial line in its new edition, with a shareholder who wields much influence in the country.”

    http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/11/12/inenglish/1447323904_195513.html

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  85. iSteveFan says:
    @Jack D
    The reasons are lost to history. (The name is an Indian word but not what the Indians of Missouri called themselves - the Illini from next door called them that in their language, meaning "the guys with big canoes". The French trappers picked it up and then it went into English). English speakers have always had a knack for mangling foreign words.

    The real controversy is whether it is Mizuree or Mizurah. Even locals can't agree.

    The real controversy is whether it is Mizuree or Mizurah. Even locals can’t agree.

    I recall my third grade teacher in Missouri told the class it was pronounced with a long E sound at the end. She explained it by stating that for Indian words taken into English that end in the letter I, that final I is pronounced as a long E if that I is preceded by a consonant.

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  86. Jefferson says:
    @Been There
    Steve, having been inside of the state university world for the last 25 years, I know for certain that many of my colleagues are extremely unhappy about these developments. While the professorate does indeed skew liberal, this is by no means universal, and even the highly liberal ones tend to live rather mundane upper middle-class lifestyles. Sort of an academic version of the live like Episcopalians-vote like Puerto Ricans riff. They know all of this is extremely damaging to the academic reputation of Mizzou. Most professors I know hate the athletic programs with a burning blue-flamed passion and would vote to end them tomorrow if such a vote were possible. They know that athletics, especially football, is an academic wasteland. There is, however, an environment on most campuses that is best described by Havel's poster in the window of the greengrocer. Everyone knows that when certain subjects come up, the only appropriate response is a (mostly feigned) earnest "oh yes, what a wonderful idea." To do otherwise pegs you as a crimethinker and a generally bad person, not to mention the associated career suicide. But true belief is weak. There are three subjects from which no good can come for a college professor: race, gender, immigration. It's best for the professors in 90% of subject areas to avoid these topics entirely, unless they are engaging in a bit of public moral preening. The rest get a pass because of the subject area, but the real academicians don't respect them much and view their credentials as pretty weak tea.

    “Most professors I know hate the athletic programs with a burning blue-flamed passion and would vote to end them tomorrow if such a vote were possible. They know that athletics, especially football, is an academic wasteland.”

    Eliminating athletic programs is racist KKK White supremacist micro aggression because most Black males can not get into a university without a football or basketball scholarship. If you eliminate sports scholarships than that will make even more Black men turn to a life of crime because they have no other options in life. Trade schools are not an option for most Black males because they are too lazy to do blue collar work like carpeting and plumbing.

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    you're wrong about scholarships. Back in the late 70's-into 80's, I was in college (an elite east coast U - mind you, not a serious Big whatever football school) with many students who were black/Hispanic...none of them were "quotas." None of them were even recruited athletes, or played sports! And, I see them regularly at reunions.

    I think, for what it is worth, that I have always believed only 10-20 percent of people (worldwide, all races) belong in a highly selective U. No one should be coerced to go to college, nor have paid administration set-up once there, (and on the U payroll,) to help them pass courses. Ok, forget what I said! - my son is earning $20/hour to teach Algebra 2 and Calculus at his U!

    And, when I think back about my sons' friend groups (in HS), there were still that 1-2 guys out of 20 that could do the work at a Caltech, but the rest are not dummies by any stretch. They all found the right schools that fit their ability/level of drive/level of subject interest. W/B/L - doesn't matter.

    The uncomfortable feeling I have, with current American politics/social discussion about races is: I grew up around a lot of ambitious and successful people of all races. Maybe it is due to growing up around the NYC metropolitan area, and the crazy 70's & 80's (before a real social welfare net existed for things like substance abuse/obesity/smokers, whatever). There was not a lot of racial strife in my HS community nor college, I actually, thought we were reaching a new era. And, back in the early 80's you either crashed and burned or dusted yourself off; collecting unemployment was for true losers!

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  87. @Jefferson
    "This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?"

    Christian colleges are the closest thing to Right Wing colleges in the U.S. They are not as far Right Wing as Twitchy and The Unz, but they are an improvement from Yale and The University Of Missouri who are so far to the Left that they might as well be run by Communists.

    That’s pretty insulting to a lot of communists. In communist countries annoying SJWs with limited skills are forced to do boring but productive jobs like digging potatoes and working on assembly lines in tractor factories. I’d much prefer to go to a college run by Marshall Tito than one run by identity politics fanatics.

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    Exactly. SJWs are a capitalist phenomenon. The SJW kind of nonsense can only persist when there's a private sector productive enough to keep society going and for SJWs to leech off of. Under communism, the public sector produces everything, and it's a much less productive economic system. There's just not enough stuff around to keep SJWs around doing nothing in addition to the communist essentials of heavy industry, the military, and the police state while trying to avoid famine and keep the military and police well fed enough. They would be sent to work camps right away.
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  89. Jefferson says:
    @2Mintzin1
    This is just the "burning black churches" for this election cycle. I'm now convinced that the Democratic Party is the single most divisive force in this country today. The first few "burning black churches" incidents this year failed, as a narrative, because the arsonist is alleged to be black.

    This is just the same group of people attempting to gin up a new controversy, through the universities.
    Keep in mind that the youth vote is extremely valuable. Young people are very easy to manipulate, and there is a new group of 18-year-old rubes every year.

    Interestingly, Newsday, a Democratic Party paper on Long Island, reports breathlessly today that "recruitment fliers for the KKK" were found on cars in Suffolk County. This will allow them to print an entire series on the KKK which was active on Long Island... in the 1920s.
    Oh boy.

    “Interestingly, Newsday, a Democratic Party paper on Long Island, reports breathlessly today that “recruitment fliers for the KKK” were found on cars in Suffolk County. This will allow them to print an entire series on the KKK which was active on Long Island… in the 1920s.
    Oh boy.”

    Yeah there is such a large KKK presence in Long Island sarcasm, even though the vast majority of Whites in Long Island are either Jewish or Catholic. It is not a very Anglo Saxon Protestant place.

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  90. AnAnon says:
    @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    “But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?….doubt it.” – Complaining about a lack of dates in our universities in the year of our lord [current year] is tantamount to crimethink when you get right down to it.

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  91. JackOH says:
    @Been There
    Steve, having been inside of the state university world for the last 25 years, I know for certain that many of my colleagues are extremely unhappy about these developments. While the professorate does indeed skew liberal, this is by no means universal, and even the highly liberal ones tend to live rather mundane upper middle-class lifestyles. Sort of an academic version of the live like Episcopalians-vote like Puerto Ricans riff. They know all of this is extremely damaging to the academic reputation of Mizzou. Most professors I know hate the athletic programs with a burning blue-flamed passion and would vote to end them tomorrow if such a vote were possible. They know that athletics, especially football, is an academic wasteland. There is, however, an environment on most campuses that is best described by Havel's poster in the window of the greengrocer. Everyone knows that when certain subjects come up, the only appropriate response is a (mostly feigned) earnest "oh yes, what a wonderful idea." To do otherwise pegs you as a crimethinker and a generally bad person, not to mention the associated career suicide. But true belief is weak. There are three subjects from which no good can come for a college professor: race, gender, immigration. It's best for the professors in 90% of subject areas to avoid these topics entirely, unless they are engaging in a bit of public moral preening. The rest get a pass because of the subject area, but the real academicians don't respect them much and view their credentials as pretty weak tea.

    You nailed it, Been There. Your mentions of “crimethinker”, “career suicide”, etc., are spot on.

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  92. Bill says:
    @Jack D
    Imagine that Dunn had painted swastikas on a car not as part of a hoax but in all sincerity as a neo-Nazi. Would she have ever been allowed to teach college students again, even as a poorly paid adjunct?

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1952082

    Not if the administrator making the hiring decision knew about it. I think you’d be surprised just how casually jobs are handed out at universities, though. Something as simple as googling the name of the person you are about to hire is, I think, quite frequently not done. Especially with an adjunct, you can just fire them later if something untoward comes up.

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  93. countenance says: • Website

    I saw that the Million Student March wants free public tertiary education.

    Don’t they know that if that actually happened, enrollments would have to be far lower and far more selective (hint: fewer affirmative action blacks), and there would be no four-pool rec centers?

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  94. AndrewR says:
    @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

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    Should a wealthy man marry anything below an 8?
    , @AnotherDad

    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.
     
    Well it is a bit unnatural. Women are hypergamous. The hate to marry down.

    It still works as long as there's some compensation, the man is less educated, but highly successful or clearly more intelligent or more handsome and charming--in some way overall of high status. But marriages don't work very well when the woman is really more intelligent, better educated and has truly married down. The woman is submitting, she wants to submit to a superior. Submitting to an inferior makes her feel bad about her self-worth, and usually leads to her being unhappy, ergo the marriage being unhappy.
    , @Reg Cæsar


    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

     

    Many years ago, the Reader's Digest reported that most people were comfortable with the idea that a wide could be taller, older, richer, etc, than her husband. But both sexes thought it trouble if she were smarter.
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  95. TangoMan says:

    OT- Disparate Impact related. When female cops can’t meet physical requirements the solution to their problem is simple – do away with physical fitness tests.

    Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.

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    TangoMan, A NY State trooper, Dominque Wilson, was just suspended pending the outcome of a Domestic Violence incident.....Trooper Wilson is a black female. Oh, shit, can't wait for this racist incident to play out.
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  96. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @unpc downunder
    That's pretty insulting to a lot of communists. In communist countries annoying SJWs with limited skills are forced to do boring but productive jobs like digging potatoes and working on assembly lines in tractor factories. I'd much prefer to go to a college run by Marshall Tito than one run by identity politics fanatics.

    Exactly. SJWs are a capitalist phenomenon. The SJW kind of nonsense can only persist when there’s a private sector productive enough to keep society going and for SJWs to leech off of. Under communism, the public sector produces everything, and it’s a much less productive economic system. There’s just not enough stuff around to keep SJWs around doing nothing in addition to the communist essentials of heavy industry, the military, and the police state while trying to avoid famine and keep the military and police well fed enough. They would be sent to work camps right away.

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    No, SJWs are party minder types. Very much present in Communist societies.
    , @dfordoom

    SJWs are a capitalist phenomenon.
     
    And as someone pointed out in a previous thread, funded by capitalist billionaires.
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  97. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I graduated from Claremont the year before Dunn became famous for her escapades. I was completely apolitical in my undergraduate years, having spent most of my time either in the organic chemistry lab or translating the Odyssey from and old “Homeric” dictionary, out of print since the 1890s. I’m sure the social-warrior stuff was around when I was there, but it seemed like a fringe curiosity, and i didn’t have much contact with it.

    I think Gann was hired on as president with the specific goal of raising the US News rankings. She brought all of her bureaucratic corporatism with her from Duke and began to alienate some of the old-guard, who were used to the easy-going mannerisms of Jack Stark, whose tenure extended all the way back t the days of Claremont Men’s College. I’m cynical, but I can’t say that the change was for the better. I know nothing of the new president, but I did receive this email yesterday, assuring me in Newspeak that what is happening at Missouri will not happen a CMC:

    We have authorized the creation of a new leadership position on diversity and inclusion within Academic Affairs, dedicated to supporting faculty recruitment, ongoing efforts to integrate and strengthen diversity throughout the curriculum, and the provision of resources to faculty in their work with students from diverse experiences and backgrounds. Dean Uvin created a job description last week, and it will be posted soon.

    Dean Uvin also created a task force to provide concrete recommendations in spring 2016 that will bolster and increase access to academic support services for students from orientation to graduation. This includes enhancements to established support systems as well as adjustments to institutional advising and mentorship. Since last Summer, the Dean of the Faculty’s office has been working with every faculty search committee to (i) ensure that proactive measures are adopted to create the most talented and diverse pool of applicants possible, and (ii) become more aware of the way implicit biases play a role in all of our lives, and what we can do to minimize these. All faculty involved in searches this year participated in these discussions and workshops.

    It all ended with the standard rattling of the alms jar. . . for the children, of course.

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    I know nothing of the new president, but I did receive this email yesterday, assuring me in Newspeak that what is happening at Missouri will not happen a CMC:

    And yet, on this very day, a CMC dean resigned for being "racially insensitive."
    , @StagorHen
    Alex,
    CMCer here. I have a similar view on the leadership changes at CMC. My experience as a student in the mid-90's was that of a ME major and two-sport athlete, so I would concur that this kind of behavior was fringe at best and people were just too busy to bother with such trivial things. Given my 3+2 program I was glad to get out in 3 years either way. CMC was always a bit socially retarded in my opinion.

    With the exception of the militant and angry attacks from Scripps (a whole other story) a la "take back the night" and the ongoing anti-male hostility that the administration had to constantly appease to maintain the rather dysfunctional relationship between the two institutions, I can only remember a few incidents of the identity politics cesspool spilling over (MEChA seemed the most hostile at the time.)

    The Scripps element turned out to be quite a foreshadow with the presumption of the rapey nature of CMC and how the white male identity was a giant target - and the administration's position was always one of 'just bend over' and take it. This paired nicely with the passive-aggressive white knight envy and budding SJW's spilling over from the dull box of multi-culti crayons called Pitzer.

    I also had exposure to quite a long - and dare I say diverse, alumni base both as a student and alumnus. Their feedback was guarded, but cautiously optimistic at best regarding the Gann appointment. The fact that a woman took headship of a former Men's college was no accident.

    Where she was a strategic move toward the corporate, elitist model more aligned with the true privilege elite of the east coast, I see the latest president being a kind of globalist, "pivot toward Asia" (to use Obamaspeak) that is even more concerning in terms of cultural and mission drift; just a continuation of the corporate model as "Asia is the future." Not surprising at all, especially given the close geographical ties to the influx of wealthy Chinese nationals that occupies nearby SGV and the likely pipeline of extremely wealthy and highly-placed foreign students (which has always been a small, but 'valuable' asset to the school.)

    The average alumni are too distracted to care about much other than the rankings/reputation, just like they might have passing concern over the corporate activities of Apple in say, rare earth mining in Africa, but they really just care about quarterly earnings and stock price. It is easy to convince oneself that the these changes of progress are not just 'good' but necessary. "Did you see the rankings?!" is most of the conversation.

    Meanwhile the extremely wealthy alumni are fully on board with these maneuvers, as recent mega-donations would indicate. I worked for several years for one such alumnus who also sits on the board. Being that they are well insulated from the social and academic decline inherent with pandering to 'diversity' and such, they invest as the elites do, with a kind of detached egomania. Its just part of the broader game now.

    The transitions of leadership, curriculum, and student experience were always tied to the rankings race. It has not been that long since Dean Voss was ejected for cooking the books in that regard. I actually think he was a good man caught up in a race that has no end. Just like those quarterly earnings. There are many tails wagging this dog. But I just don't think there is any bite left. Personally, I've withdrawn my financial support. Its one small message, but its mine.

    The Pres. Stark led vision was one of modesty and utility, which was an extension of the deeper mission of the school. He did not want a country club nor the students who would be attracted to such. This caused a bit of discord with the new money dangled by the mega-rich alumni. But in the competition for 'talent' and fodder for rankings, this has obviously been abandoned in the name of Progress.

    I was on campus not that long ago. Still a bit of a sandbox, but you can see - and feel the change. We are in a time of decadence. These kids, however 'smart', seem to be quite stupid when viewed through the lens of CMC's old-guard mission and culture. Soft, delicate sprites of fickle character. It is hard not to see things things as harbingers of a dim future.
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    The blacks are really Fergusoning that whole state. They’ve got all these white enablers, a bunch of wannabe John Browns, goading them on to greater heights of stupidity and dysfunction. Where will The Eye of Soros focus on next? The state is increasingly looking like toast.

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  99. Svigor says:

    … Some black students say they are greeted with piercing stares when they walk by white-dominated fraternity and sorority houses. Others mention feeling awkward when other students turn to them in class when discussion turns to black issues. And then there are the tenser moments when white students talk disparagingly about the neighborhoods where many black students come from, whether the South Side of Chicago or the North Side of St. Louis.

    Nobody can do anything about “piercing stares.” Nobody should do anything about them, either, except tell these whiners to suck it up like adults.

    If they don’t want their shithole neighborhoods criticized, they should exhort their fellow blacks to clean them up.

    They have a point about whites turning to blacks in class though. Whites should never turn to blacks for anything, for myriad reasons.

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    Some black students say they are greeted with piercing stares when they walk by white-dominated fraternity and sorority houses.

    Maybe those piercing stares are from whites wondering, "Gee, I wonder if that black guy would make a good pledge for our fraternity? We really need some more black guys in this frat so we can boast about our diversity."
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  100. Would luxury pools fix the mass immigration and demographic issues that worry Sailer and crowd? Or the white suicide issue? Even a super fancy pool with a waterfall? This reference to luxury pools is absurd.

    Normal people are filled with angers, fears, and worries. Most people ignore the internal worries of others. What is unique and bizarre is to watch the black lives matters crowd successfully channel their internal emotional issues into this political power with such ridiculous methods.

    This mass race hysteria stuff will not last. Even normal people are starting to see the insanity behind this.

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  101. dearieme says:
    @Alice
    Husband and I have high falutin' tech degrees from MIT and Cal. I see *no reason* to send my kids to those places. I have no illusions that the "hard sciences" haven't been totally infiltrated. (MIT forced its entering frosh to watch plays about date rape and then participate in discussions back in 1994.) Many more of the top folks will figure out ways out of it too.

    The issue remains two-fold: 1) how do you get a credential for a young adult who is self taught or otherwise learned alternatively, and 2) how do you find a way to select a peer group for your child that leads them to good mates and produces good grandchildren?

    I think it will be increasingly obvious that parents do NOT wanttheir future daughters in law to be these young women, and so they will need to leave behind Yale to find a better peer group.

    If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge.

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    "If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge."

    Are you joking? Britain is substantially worse than we are, when it comes to this sort of SJWer-type nonsense. Over in the UK, you can get arrested for disagreeing with these people. They don't even have the pretense of a 1st Amendment.
    , @WowJustWow
    Just because their colleges run their own official chapels and have staff members with churchy-sounding titles does not mean they are exempt from our contemporary official secular religion.
    , @Macilrae
    Oxford and Cambridge are not what they once were either.

    A young family friend from Korea attended one of the newer Oxford colleges, doing a Masters' in economics. She was panicking because she had to hand in her thesis in two weeks. Her American boyfriend, himself and up-and-coming politician on a scholarship, had reviewed it and so had her professor - both had judged it to be ready for publication. She asked me to look it over.

    I was appalled - the material itself was banal beyond belief and the English was terrible - there were a myriad grammatical mistakes and word-repetitions and it took almost eight hours for me, a non economist, to put it into some sort of decent shape. I also, in a different colored font, inserted some suggestions which seemed to carry her argument with more cogency. Every single one of my English corrections was included in her final draft (including, no doubt, my errors - but none of the 'suggestions').

    She was complemented on her work and returned home successful, en route to a job at the UN, clutching her certificate.

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  102. @Eagle
    The whole "comfortable" obsession is nuts. Does anyone really believe that the few working class Catholics at the Ivies were "comfortable" until the second half of the 20th century? Same for Jews. Same for the kids from small towns in middle American. Hell, I know athletes at Harvard in the early 2000s, who felt alienated from the more intellectual clicks at the school. Somehow they persevered. Of course, affirmative-action only exacerbates the feelings of inadequacy. Hard to see it going away.

    My father was the first in his family to go to college, full ride to Harvard. He tells stories of the anti-Catholic comments and attitudes of his housemates -they didn’t realize he was Catholic, about 10 years removed from Southie…
    And at his Princeton interview, it was with a CEO alum in his beautiful office, the guy asked my father about his squash game. My father had no idea that there was such a game called squash.
    Which was the point.
    Retroactive hurt speech and monetary recompense? Of course not, we’re white now, not Irish Catholic…

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    My father was invited to join a very exclusive country club in NJ in the early 70's, and he declined the invitation because he didn't play golf! He was disabled; yet, he did not understand (he was a Green card holder) anything about the US hierarchy, that he was judged by his high level of education/expertise in anything naval, and his unusual background. Oh, how I miss him.
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  103. @Tex
    I saw it on the BBC. They framed it as a typical "trigger-happy American police" type of story. I'm not waiting for the narrative to pick this one up.

    Tex, At SUNY Buffalo State College (not UB) they have installed 300 small black crosses on the lawn, to represent what they say will be 300 unarmed blacks killed by police between 2012 and the end of this year. That is nationwide I assume. The Washington Post, hardly a conservative paper published a study, by the WaPo, where they looked at 800 police related shootings in the country. In only 5% was there a “questionable” action by the police, but none that led to a conviction of the officer(s). In 74% of the killings the person shot dead, either fired first, pulled a weapon/gun or was attacking someone. Back to the 300 black crosses, Baltimore and Chicago each have almost 300 black related murders this year alone. Hello, BBC? This shitstorm we are watching unfold on campus really started with BLM and yet black lives, including very, very young victims, don’t matter when it’s a daily occurrence nationwide among blacks.

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    Tex, At SUNY Buffalo State College (not UB) they have installed 300 small black crosses on the lawn, to represent what they say will be 300 unarmed blacks killed by police between 2012 and the end of this year.
     
    Well, I guess someone needs to put 600 small white crosses right beside them.
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  104. @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    “W & L alumni out-earn all other U’s. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can’t remember where.”

    Here.

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    a double "duh" for me! Between my cousin's murder, both of my very old dogs being sick on and off this autumn, and moving my mother into a retirement home, my brain is toast! I turn to iSteve/Unz to stay normal at the end of the day.
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  105. @Thirdtwin
    Soon, every college in America will be a Hysterically Black College.

    Hilarious. I just spit my beer out next to college Res. Life staff talking about a LGBTQwhatever struggle session

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  106. Bugg says:
    @BB753
    Most Blacks can't swim. So those very fine pools are in themselves a microaggression for the poor darlings.

    Special form of oppression that includes a lazy river that would not look out of place at Atlantis.

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  107. @TangoMan
    OT- Disparate Impact related. When female cops can't meet physical requirements the solution to their problem is simple - do away with physical fitness tests.

    Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
     

    TangoMan, A NY State trooper, Dominque Wilson, was just suspended pending the outcome of a Domestic Violence incident…..Trooper Wilson is a black female. Oh, shit, can’t wait for this racist incident to play out.

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  108. JackOH says:
    @Lagertha
    There are several universities/colleges that seem more conservative; there are college search books you can buy to see the breakdown of the level of conservatism/liberalism...or whether a school is rated as a "go/definitely don't go," some books written cleverly, for parents & students.

    More conservative schools have now become very selective since applications have doubled, sometimes tripled these last 4-6 years. Washington & Lee is highly selective now for example. W & L alumni out-earn all other U's. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can't remember where.

    U's which have been down on frats and white guys in general, are now getting worried that that demographic is not applying in large numbers anymore to their institution. There was actually a program on NPR (late summer I think) where a woman speaker lamented the fact that for all those ambitious, high ability women on campus, there were not enough men for them to hook-up with (not her words) during their college days. Now, that conversation, I wish I could remember as far as citing evidence! But, I'm sure someone out there will find it. Unbelievably to me, she speculated that professional women may wind-up childless old maids (of course she didn't use those words) because once that Ivy-educated woman is out working, the competition for educated men is harder - kid you not, my jaw dropped. This was a different person than the Princeton grad who made that point a while back. But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?....doubt it.

    The worry has more to do with the fact that white men, football players in general, give generously to Alma Mater...more than other alumni who labor outside of the corporate/entrepreneurial business world. There is a sort of competition for the largest endowment (sounds so funny!) between U's. Of course, these are just my random thoughts.

    An example of a state school that has surged in applications and popularity: Clemson...much harder to get in these days as some of my son's friends discovered.

    FWIW-my local Podunk Tech has a student body that’s 55% female, 45% male, and about 37% of the total student body are white males of European extraction. There’s no to-do about those percentages, and I’m not quite sure what they mean, either. At the very least, the notion of white male privilege in the academy is pretty questionable when you’ve got percentages like that. As Been There suggests: no one’s going to be fool enough to raise any relevant questions.

    I, too, have heard some radio or TV pieces about high-powered women complaining about a lack of eligible males in college and after. Do you know any more about the phenomenon?

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    zilch. Although, my 2 sons in college say that they are just running away from big nets being cast by women all the time! One son is a "late bloomer," but he was "owned" by a 30-something on a summer internship. The other one, (and, I know this is SO not a good idea to state in the Steveosphere)...lost his virginity at 15! - (yeah, an older HS girl). Both guys are constantly gamed by girls...but they love women. However, they grew up with a strong-personality mother who wants grandchildren before she is 80, so, they can deal with all this stuff. I always say, "look for the girl who can carry you across a stream, or figure out how to stay alive if you are both stuck in a bad situation in the wilderness."

    I have always said, "no bona fide mentally ill girls" -just said that based on experience (with a man for me) to stifle that relationship that will never work. You Are in Charge of Your Own Happiness. This, is actually, a label I use on Christmas presents for all my friends!

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  109. @TheJester
    "MAGIC DIRT" vs "FILTHY DIRT"

    I loved John Derbyshire's allusion to the "Magic Dirt" theory of racial disparity; that is, there is something special about where White people live, learn, shop, and do business. Blacks and other minorities (including recent immigrants) would, as the theory goes, thrive if only they could live there, too. This was the original argument for integrated schools, followed by integrated neighborhoods, followed by integrated workplaces. Indeed, we know White people thrive in Salt Lake City. So, as a radical reductio of the theory, let's move whole communities of Black people to Salt Lake City and behold the miracles!

    However, integration has proved a collossal failure and now we know why! Whites do not live on "Magic Dirt", they live on "Filthy Dirt". Once integrated, Blacks have learned that just being around White people makes them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. Indeed, White privilege, microaggressions, lookism, and the hurtful speech that comes from living among White people drive Black people to the edge of dispair. They need their own "safe spaces" free of White people and oppression. They need their own curriculums, with their own teachers, and their own living spaces to support their Black sense of cultural identity, even as they try to live as best they can among the "filth".

    But there is a solution to this conundrum. In the name of justice and equity, Black people will continue to live among White people (agreed), but Whites must pay reparations for the offense of forcing Black people to live on "Filthy Dirt". There is precedent. If someone assaults you, you sue for damages. Since the vileness and social assaults that bubble from "Filthy Dirt" (like ether in the air) are so universal and pervasive, White people must pay damages whenever, wherever, and for as long as they mix with Black people.

    White people can't see the "filth" they live on and the damage this does to the Black psyhic (they are hopeless), but that proves the point. To force their point, Black people will henceforth make White people feel uncomfortable and unsafe, too. Black people will integrate and systematically destroy White institutions until White people face up to and admit what "Filthy Dirt" does to Black people and pay reparations equal to the crime of forcing them to live where White people live.

    I think I've covered everything ....

    You did but missed one very small, but very important detail. You forgot to use this term: Black Bodies. Oh – and white people – that’s people who think they are white.

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  110. OutWest says:
    @Jefferson
    "This raises a question I haven’t seen asked much: given the number of affluent, right-leaning parents paying for college, why aren’t there more colleges (or Y-Combinator sorts of alternatives) that respect their views?"

    Christian colleges are the closest thing to Right Wing colleges in the U.S. They are not as far Right Wing as Twitchy and The Unz, but they are an improvement from Yale and The University Of Missouri who are so far to the Left that they might as well be run by Communists.

    Such institutions would seemingly have certification challenges.

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  111. The problem is all of those racist professors putting red Xs that look like confederate flags all over black tests.

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  112. @Grumpy
    In some ways, Christian colleges (and evangelicals generally) have admirably withstood cultural pressures to conform, but in other ways they have completely given in. On certain moral questions, they take unpopular positions. Perhaps to compensate, however, they often double-down on "social justice" issues, jumping on the bandwagon.

    After years of marinating in higher ed, professors at conservative Christian colleges are often well to the left of the parents of their students.

    An interesting question is: what kind of modern institution of higher education will be the first to accept human biodiversity and openly deal with reality on its own terms? State research universities in China?

    State research universities in China?

    We have a winner.

    That competent Chinese cameo in The Martian wasn’t just about goosing global box office.

    On a related note, there’s nothing that gets a class of unruly students (especially black ones) on task like talking about what their Chinese peers are up to.

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  113. @Anonymous
    It's catching on:

    Ithaca College students gather to demand president's resignation

    ITHACA, NY -- Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.

    ITHACA, NY — Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.

    What about the anti-White admissions policy that makes a number of Whites literally excluded?

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  114. @Anonymous
    Exactly. SJWs are a capitalist phenomenon. The SJW kind of nonsense can only persist when there's a private sector productive enough to keep society going and for SJWs to leech off of. Under communism, the public sector produces everything, and it's a much less productive economic system. There's just not enough stuff around to keep SJWs around doing nothing in addition to the communist essentials of heavy industry, the military, and the police state while trying to avoid famine and keep the military and police well fed enough. They would be sent to work camps right away.

    No, SJWs are party minder types. Very much present in Communist societies.

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    They have political commissars at factories that make sure everyone is working.
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  115. iSteveFan says:
    @Truth
    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.

    There are gyms, restaurants, and universities in prisons too.

    That’s what I love about this blog and its commenters. There always seems to be a subject matter expert on any topic.

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  116. @AndrewR
    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

    Should a wealthy man marry anything below an 8?

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    Is there an 8 shortage?
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Bad Memories, yes, of course....remember the saying involving a garden hose and a golf ball?
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  117. Andrew says:

    It’s s hellhole for black students because as a rule, most blacks can’t swim.

    So the pools are just more evidence of racism.

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  118. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Desiderius
    No, SJWs are party minder types. Very much present in Communist societies.

    They have political commissars at factories that make sure everyone is working.

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  119. @International Jew
    How come the double s in Missouri is pronounced z?

    dessert scissors dissolve brassiere hussar

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  120. Joe Sweet says:
    @Anonymous
    It's catching on:

    Ithaca College students gather to demand president's resignation

    ITHACA, NY -- Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.

    “It’s catching on:

    Ithaca College students gather to demand president’s resignation

    ITHACA, NY — Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.”

    It won’t be long before university presidents are as disproportionately black as big city police chiefs.

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  121. @Jack D
    The reasons are lost to history. (The name is an Indian word but not what the Indians of Missouri called themselves - the Illini from next door called them that in their language, meaning "the guys with big canoes". The French trappers picked it up and then it went into English). English speakers have always had a knack for mangling foreign words.

    The real controversy is whether it is Mizuree or Mizurah. Even locals can't agree.

    The reasons are lost to history. (The name is an Indian word but not what the Indians of Missouri called themselves – the Illini from next door called them that in their language, meaning “the guys with big canoes”.

    At least it’s a mild compliment, unless it’s meant figuratively.

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  122. @Buffalo Joe
    Tex, At SUNY Buffalo State College (not UB) they have installed 300 small black crosses on the lawn, to represent what they say will be 300 unarmed blacks killed by police between 2012 and the end of this year. That is nationwide I assume. The Washington Post, hardly a conservative paper published a study, by the WaPo, where they looked at 800 police related shootings in the country. In only 5% was there a "questionable" action by the police, but none that led to a conviction of the officer(s). In 74% of the killings the person shot dead, either fired first, pulled a weapon/gun or was attacking someone. Back to the 300 black crosses, Baltimore and Chicago each have almost 300 black related murders this year alone. Hello, BBC? This shitstorm we are watching unfold on campus really started with BLM and yet black lives, including very, very young victims, don't matter when it's a daily occurrence nationwide among blacks.

    Tex, At SUNY Buffalo State College (not UB) they have installed 300 small black crosses on the lawn, to represent what they say will be 300 unarmed blacks killed by police between 2012 and the end of this year.

    Well, I guess someone needs to put 600 small white crosses right beside them.

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    Ben, Around here anti-abortion activists place small white crosses to mark an aborted fetus. The displays are regularly trashed....not a hate crime though, just a difference of opinion. Think of another marker please, maybe a chalk body outline.
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  123. @ben tillman

    Tex, At SUNY Buffalo State College (not UB) they have installed 300 small black crosses on the lawn, to represent what they say will be 300 unarmed blacks killed by police between 2012 and the end of this year.
     
    Well, I guess someone needs to put 600 small white crosses right beside them.

    Ben, Around here anti-abortion activists place small white crosses to mark an aborted fetus. The displays are regularly trashed….not a hate crime though, just a difference of opinion. Think of another marker please, maybe a chalk body outline.

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    How about small plush polar bears?
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  124. TangoMan says:
    @Anonymous
    I graduated from Claremont the year before Dunn became famous for her escapades. I was completely apolitical in my undergraduate years, having spent most of my time either in the organic chemistry lab or translating the Odyssey from and old "Homeric" dictionary, out of print since the 1890s. I'm sure the social-warrior stuff was around when I was there, but it seemed like a fringe curiosity, and i didn't have much contact with it.

    I think Gann was hired on as president with the specific goal of raising the US News rankings. She brought all of her bureaucratic corporatism with her from Duke and began to alienate some of the old-guard, who were used to the easy-going mannerisms of Jack Stark, whose tenure extended all the way back t the days of Claremont Men's College. I'm cynical, but I can't say that the change was for the better. I know nothing of the new president, but I did receive this email yesterday, assuring me in Newspeak that what is happening at Missouri will not happen a CMC:

    We have authorized the creation of a new leadership position on diversity and inclusion within Academic Affairs, dedicated to supporting faculty recruitment, ongoing efforts to integrate and strengthen diversity throughout the curriculum, and the provision of resources to faculty in their work with students from diverse experiences and backgrounds. Dean Uvin created a job description last week, and it will be posted soon.

    Dean Uvin also created a task force to provide concrete recommendations in spring 2016 that will bolster and increase access to academic support services for students from orientation to graduation. This includes enhancements to established support systems as well as adjustments to institutional advising and mentorship. Since last Summer, the Dean of the Faculty’s office has been working with every faculty search committee to (i) ensure that proactive measures are adopted to create the most talented and diverse pool of applicants possible, and (ii) become more aware of the way implicit biases play a role in all of our lives, and what we can do to minimize these. All faculty involved in searches this year participated in these discussions and workshops.
     
    It all ended with the standard rattling of the alms jar. . . for the children, of course.

    I know nothing of the new president, but I did receive this email yesterday, assuring me in Newspeak that what is happening at Missouri will not happen a CMC:

    And yet, on this very day, a CMC dean resigned for being “racially insensitive.”

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  125. @Alice
    Husband and I have high falutin' tech degrees from MIT and Cal. I see *no reason* to send my kids to those places. I have no illusions that the "hard sciences" haven't been totally infiltrated. (MIT forced its entering frosh to watch plays about date rape and then participate in discussions back in 1994.) Many more of the top folks will figure out ways out of it too.

    The issue remains two-fold: 1) how do you get a credential for a young adult who is self taught or otherwise learned alternatively, and 2) how do you find a way to select a peer group for your child that leads them to good mates and produces good grandchildren?

    I think it will be increasingly obvious that parents do NOT wanttheir future daughters in law to be these young women, and so they will need to leave behind Yale to find a better peer group.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_children_seriously

    Attended a presentation by Sarah Fitz-Claridge and she made more sense in her half hour on raising children than everything I had learned before.

    Most parents aren’t emotionally capable or smart enough to do it and it’s best started when the kids are young.

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    Oh, sorry to break it to you but Sarah F-C is a kook. She sounds sane until you see how see defends utter and complete narcissism in kids so they can grow up to be sociopaths. Kids shouldn't have to do anything they don't want, like chores, and they shouldn't be forced to attend an event they asked you to pay $600 for a ticket to, nor go to an event they RSVPd yes for, nor show up to today's soccer match even if the tram has to forfeit if they don't. And they should be let to play in the street because it's not really that dangerous.

    Free range kids this isn't. Don't get sucked in. It's a cult.
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  126. @dearieme
    If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge.

    “If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge.”

    Are you joking? Britain is substantially worse than we are, when it comes to this sort of SJWer-type nonsense. Over in the UK, you can get arrested for disagreeing with these people. They don’t even have the pretense of a 1st Amendment.

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    Bollocks. Oxford and Cambridge have nothing to compare with the Thought Police on US campuses. American Exceptionalism.
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  127. The lesson in all this is to stay away from SJWs. When I was a young soldier and was going through bayonet training, the cadre would fire us up by yelling out , “Blood makes the grass grow” and “Kill a commie for your mommy.” By the time we got the pugil sticks in our hands we were ready to knock somebodies block off. I think it’s like this with the campus SJWs. They get so fired up by their activist professors that they just can’t wait to go at some racist patriarchal oppressor, so they don’t wait. Since there are no klansmen around for them to take out their frustrations, they look around for nearby targets in order relieve themselves. Most of the white male professors at any college are solidly in the lefty camp, but that doesn’t offer them any protection. Being white and male is enough to put them under heavy suspicion. One poorly worded phrase and he’s in hot water. Even feminist friendly men can get in trouble for asking a girl out for coffee.

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  128. @dearieme
    If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge.

    Just because their colleges run their own official chapels and have staff members with churchy-sounding titles does not mean they are exempt from our contemporary official secular religion.

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    Fairly certain they will be all Muslim by then too. Unlikely to work out for the best.
    , @dearieme
    Not exempt, but far less damaged. Hurry up and use them before yet another American bad habit conquers the world.
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  129. Jimi says:
    @2Mintzin1
    This is just the "burning black churches" for this election cycle. I'm now convinced that the Democratic Party is the single most divisive force in this country today. The first few "burning black churches" incidents this year failed, as a narrative, because the arsonist is alleged to be black.

    This is just the same group of people attempting to gin up a new controversy, through the universities.
    Keep in mind that the youth vote is extremely valuable. Young people are very easy to manipulate, and there is a new group of 18-year-old rubes every year.

    Interestingly, Newsday, a Democratic Party paper on Long Island, reports breathlessly today that "recruitment fliers for the KKK" were found on cars in Suffolk County. This will allow them to print an entire series on the KKK which was active on Long Island... in the 1920s.
    Oh boy.

    The NY Times already beat you to the idea, but its “NAZIs on Long Island” not KKK:

    Nazi Past of Long Island Hamlet Persists in a Rule for Home Buyers

    http://nyti.ms/1QNp467

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  130. Alice says:
    @Drapetomaniac
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_children_seriously

    Attended a presentation by Sarah Fitz-Claridge and she made more sense in her half hour on raising children than everything I had learned before.

    Most parents aren't emotionally capable or smart enough to do it and it's best started when the kids are young.

    Oh, sorry to break it to you but Sarah F-C is a kook. She sounds sane until you see how see defends utter and complete narcissism in kids so they can grow up to be sociopaths. Kids shouldn’t have to do anything they don’t want, like chores, and they shouldn’t be forced to attend an event they asked you to pay $600 for a ticket to, nor go to an event they RSVPd yes for, nor show up to today’s soccer match even if the tram has to forfeit if they don’t. And they should be let to play in the street because it’s not really that dangerous.

    Free range kids this isn’t. Don’t get sucked in. It’s a cult.

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  131. Alice says:
    @WowJustWow
    Just because their colleges run their own official chapels and have staff members with churchy-sounding titles does not mean they are exempt from our contemporary official secular religion.

    Fairly certain they will be all Muslim by then too. Unlikely to work out for the best.

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  132. Anon87 says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Ben, Around here anti-abortion activists place small white crosses to mark an aborted fetus. The displays are regularly trashed....not a hate crime though, just a difference of opinion. Think of another marker please, maybe a chalk body outline.

    How about small plush polar bears?

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  133. Lagertha says:
    @Jefferson
    "Most professors I know hate the athletic programs with a burning blue-flamed passion and would vote to end them tomorrow if such a vote were possible. They know that athletics, especially football, is an academic wasteland."

    Eliminating athletic programs is racist KKK White supremacist micro aggression because most Black males can not get into a university without a football or basketball scholarship. If you eliminate sports scholarships than that will make even more Black men turn to a life of crime because they have no other options in life. Trade schools are not an option for most Black males because they are too lazy to do blue collar work like carpeting and plumbing.

    you’re wrong about scholarships. Back in the late 70′s-into 80′s, I was in college (an elite east coast U – mind you, not a serious Big whatever football school) with many students who were black/Hispanic…none of them were “quotas.” None of them were even recruited athletes, or played sports! And, I see them regularly at reunions.

    I think, for what it is worth, that I have always believed only 10-20 percent of people (worldwide, all races) belong in a highly selective U. No one should be coerced to go to college, nor have paid administration set-up once there, (and on the U payroll,) to help them pass courses. Ok, forget what I said! – my son is earning $20/hour to teach Algebra 2 and Calculus at his U!

    And, when I think back about my sons’ friend groups (in HS), there were still that 1-2 guys out of 20 that could do the work at a Caltech, but the rest are not dummies by any stretch. They all found the right schools that fit their ability/level of drive/level of subject interest. W/B/L – doesn’t matter.

    The uncomfortable feeling I have, with current American politics/social discussion about races is: I grew up around a lot of ambitious and successful people of all races. Maybe it is due to growing up around the NYC metropolitan area, and the crazy 70′s & 80′s (before a real social welfare net existed for things like substance abuse/obesity/smokers, whatever). There was not a lot of racial strife in my HS community nor college, I actually, thought we were reaching a new era. And, back in the early 80′s you either crashed and burned or dusted yourself off; collecting unemployment was for true losers!

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  134. @AndrewR
    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

    Well it is a bit unnatural. Women are hypergamous. The hate to marry down.

    It still works as long as there’s some compensation, the man is less educated, but highly successful or clearly more intelligent or more handsome and charming–in some way overall of high status. But marriages don’t work very well when the woman is really more intelligent, better educated and has truly married down. The woman is submitting, she wants to submit to a superior. Submitting to an inferior makes her feel bad about her self-worth, and usually leads to her being unhappy, ergo the marriage being unhappy.

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    There may be fewer "educated" men today relative to "educated" women but smart men are no rarer than they've ever been.
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  135. Lagertha says:
    @JackOH
    FWIW-my local Podunk Tech has a student body that's 55% female, 45% male, and about 37% of the total student body are white males of European extraction. There's no to-do about those percentages, and I'm not quite sure what they mean, either. At the very least, the notion of white male privilege in the academy is pretty questionable when you've got percentages like that. As Been There suggests: no one's going to be fool enough to raise any relevant questions.

    I, too, have heard some radio or TV pieces about high-powered women complaining about a lack of eligible males in college and after. Do you know any more about the phenomenon?

    zilch. Although, my 2 sons in college say that they are just running away from big nets being cast by women all the time! One son is a “late bloomer,” but he was “owned” by a 30-something on a summer internship. The other one, (and, I know this is SO not a good idea to state in the Steveosphere)…lost his virginity at 15! – (yeah, an older HS girl). Both guys are constantly gamed by girls…but they love women. However, they grew up with a strong-personality mother who wants grandchildren before she is 80, so, they can deal with all this stuff. I always say, “look for the girl who can carry you across a stream, or figure out how to stay alive if you are both stuck in a bad situation in the wilderness.”

    I have always said, “no bona fide mentally ill girls” -just said that based on experience (with a man for me) to stifle that relationship that will never work. You Are in Charge of Your Own Happiness. This, is actually, a label I use on Christmas presents for all my friends!

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    AA was in effect in the mid-80s on the east coast. For my work-study job I tutored math at my very large upstate NY private university. I had one student, a very well-off black student - his dad was an oil executive - that needed help with calculus. He was an engineering major and couldn't resolve (x^3)/x.
    , @JackOH
    Thanks. I know one TV interview ("60 Minutes"?) about high-powered women who can't find men had me thinking: raging narcissism. TV edits for effect, so I'll try to be generous and tell myself I missed the context. Plus, I'm biased. I'm acquainted with a few talented guys in their 40s and 50s whose lives went to hell when they got booted from Corporate America. It's hard for me to get worked up about social justice when I see guys who thought they'd played by the rules getting stiffed.

    My gut feeling is that well-educated/strong intellect, but underemployed/low-income guys occupy a strange niche that makes them unsuited for romance or labor markets. As in: "You're a smart guy, you'll do better", or, conversely, "You haven't worked in your field in ten years, what's wrong with you?" None of them would ever think of themselves as constituents of a victims' lobby, though.

    Regarding your comments on higher ed below. Yeah, I can imagine very deep cuts in higher education without any ill consequences. But entrenched interests make that impossible to do in a calm, deliberate way. So, we end up with crisis-style decision-making--with indebtedness and non-feasance as big drivers.
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  136. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Don’t know if you guys have seen the news, but The Federalist now has photographic evidence of the swastika:

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/12/mizzou-releases-photos-of-poop-swastika-discloses-details-of-previously-unreported-racial-slurs/

    The “racial slurs” in question are a white kid being called a “bitch ass n***a” while an altercation with some black students was going on. Either the white kid or the guy who said “bitch ass n***a” was having the altercation. It’s not exactly clear.

    In addition, the guy who said “bitch ass n***a” made anti-Semitic comments to a Jewish fraternity, and is currently the only suspect in the swastika case.

    So, while it’s possible that there is a white Nazi calling other white guys “bitch ass n***a”, another possibility presents itself.

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  137. Lagertha says:
    @Steve Sailer
    "W & L alumni out-earn all other U’s. I just saw that stat, but, as usual, I can’t remember where."

    Here.

    a double “duh” for me! Between my cousin’s murder, both of my very old dogs being sick on and off this autumn, and moving my mother into a retirement home, my brain is toast! I turn to iSteve/Unz to stay normal at the end of the day.

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  138. Lagertha says:
    @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    My father was the first in his family to go to college, full ride to Harvard. He tells stories of the anti-Catholic comments and attitudes of his housemates -they didn't realize he was Catholic, about 10 years removed from Southie...
    And at his Princeton interview, it was with a CEO alum in his beautiful office, the guy asked my father about his squash game. My father had no idea that there was such a game called squash.
    Which was the point.
    Retroactive hurt speech and monetary recompense? Of course not, we're white now, not Irish Catholic...

    My father was invited to join a very exclusive country club in NJ in the early 70′s, and he declined the invitation because he didn’t play golf! He was disabled; yet, he did not understand (he was a Green card holder) anything about the US hierarchy, that he was judged by his high level of education/expertise in anything naval, and his unusual background. Oh, how I miss him.

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  139. Kylie says:
    @anonymous
    This is what the historically black universities are for. Why should those blacks who feel disrespected go where they can't feel at home? There needs to be a revival of those schools. The solution to all this already exists and is ready to go.

    No, this is what Liberia is for.

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  140. Lagertha says:
    @AnAnon
    "But, would elite colleges stop bashing white guys/start admitting them again?….doubt it." - Complaining about a lack of dates in our universities in the year of our lord [current year] is tantamount to crimethink when you get right down to it.

    people are simple creatures.

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  141. @Maj. Kong
    Academia is a prestige driven enterprise, and a right-leaning college runs into the same problem that HBCUs have. There is a suspicion that one is there because they can't hack it at a "real" college. And sometimes, that suspicion is right.

    The institutional right is elections uber alles. Wholesale cultual counter-revolution is not its forte. And so on, for its activists and "leaners". Thus, Karl Rove gets to spend nine figures on a losing effort. Political Meth.

    A game changer will be something along the lines of software certifications, that translates into the equivalent of a "business major". That neatly sidesteps the critical theory dominated gen-ed courses that is the root of the current malaise.

    There is a suspicion that one is there because they can’t hack it at a “real” college.

    Obviously, the blacks staging these demonstrations cannot hack it at a “real” college, or possibly in the real world.

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  142. Lagertha says:
    @poolside
    Texas A&M -- with its military background -- is still a very conservative school. It draws heavily from conservative small towns and suburbs in Texas, and many students are second- or third-generation Aggies who chose it purposely for its values.

    The fact that many students go there for engineering and science likely helps, too.

    But even at A&M, there is still a lot of diversity nonsense (and many liberal professors). It just doesn't sweep through the student body with the same fervor that it would at more liberal campuses, where even those who are lukewarm about the issues are forced to participate.

    A & M is very popular for New England kids now. Applications will go up from the N.E. sector every year – A & M is recruiting heavily in N.E. For N.E. kids : it has to do with the TX/southern weather and wanting to go to a “traditional,” university with a big football program for your B.A. (for NE kids). At the same time, engineering students, also, are throwing a big net since there are not sooo many programs (undergraduate) for engineering.Why not go to a large, fun U ( with a stealth football team) with many majors (many girls) while you are in your prime? Big U’s with Big football is the perfect environment for many people to succeed. Upshot?- ha, ha, I probably am too in the wilderness to think anyone can see my poing

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    thought too much/long for the post: but the gist is: you are in charge of your own destiny.
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  143. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    Exactly. SJWs are a capitalist phenomenon. The SJW kind of nonsense can only persist when there's a private sector productive enough to keep society going and for SJWs to leech off of. Under communism, the public sector produces everything, and it's a much less productive economic system. There's just not enough stuff around to keep SJWs around doing nothing in addition to the communist essentials of heavy industry, the military, and the police state while trying to avoid famine and keep the military and police well fed enough. They would be sent to work camps right away.

    SJWs are a capitalist phenomenon.

    And as someone pointed out in a previous thread, funded by capitalist billionaires.

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  144. AnonAnon says:
    @Lagertha
    zilch. Although, my 2 sons in college say that they are just running away from big nets being cast by women all the time! One son is a "late bloomer," but he was "owned" by a 30-something on a summer internship. The other one, (and, I know this is SO not a good idea to state in the Steveosphere)...lost his virginity at 15! - (yeah, an older HS girl). Both guys are constantly gamed by girls...but they love women. However, they grew up with a strong-personality mother who wants grandchildren before she is 80, so, they can deal with all this stuff. I always say, "look for the girl who can carry you across a stream, or figure out how to stay alive if you are both stuck in a bad situation in the wilderness."

    I have always said, "no bona fide mentally ill girls" -just said that based on experience (with a man for me) to stifle that relationship that will never work. You Are in Charge of Your Own Happiness. This, is actually, a label I use on Christmas presents for all my friends!

    AA was in effect in the mid-80s on the east coast. For my work-study job I tutored math at my very large upstate NY private university. I had one student, a very well-off black student – his dad was an oil executive – that needed help with calculus. He was an engineering major and couldn’t resolve (x^3)/x.

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    I was graduated in 1983...earlier, there was a lot of chatter about our entering class (1979) across N.E. in that we were sell-outs, we were preppy, we did not look like the 60's kids. We seemed different (what we wore, what we carried, what kinds of cars we drove - if we had them - on to campus).

    So, it is just my theory, that after 1985, because Reagan was under pressure to do something to carry on the Civil Rights momentum of the 60's -70', he made a bigger net for AfAc to give more underrepresented students from lower socio/economic backgrounds "a leg up" to elite schools.

    And, like I said, it is just 10-20% in world-wide society that has the ability to do high level work in STEM, Humanities, etc. Mozart, Newton, Copernicus, Gallileo, Da Vinci, Einstein etc., etc., etc., were greater than us.

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  145. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha
    A & M is very popular for New England kids now. Applications will go up from the N.E. sector every year - A & M is recruiting heavily in N.E. For N.E. kids : it has to do with the TX/southern weather and wanting to go to a "traditional," university with a big football program for your B.A. (for NE kids). At the same time, engineering students, also, are throwing a big net since there are not sooo many programs (undergraduate) for engineering.Why not go to a large, fun U ( with a stealth football team) with many majors (many girls) while you are in your prime? Big U's with Big football is the perfect environment for many people to succeed. Upshot?- ha, ha, I probably am too in the wilderness to think anyone can see my poing

    thought too much/long for the post: but the gist is: you are in charge of your own destiny.

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    Laggie, sadly, blacks are being told that everyone else is responsible for their life/destiny.
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  146. Lagertha says:
    @AnonAnon
    AA was in effect in the mid-80s on the east coast. For my work-study job I tutored math at my very large upstate NY private university. I had one student, a very well-off black student - his dad was an oil executive - that needed help with calculus. He was an engineering major and couldn't resolve (x^3)/x.

    I was graduated in 1983…earlier, there was a lot of chatter about our entering class (1979) across N.E. in that we were sell-outs, we were preppy, we did not look like the 60′s kids. We seemed different (what we wore, what we carried, what kinds of cars we drove – if we had them – on to campus).

    So, it is just my theory, that after 1985, because Reagan was under pressure to do something to carry on the Civil Rights momentum of the 60′s -70′, he made a bigger net for AfAc to give more underrepresented students from lower socio/economic backgrounds “a leg up” to elite schools.

    And, like I said, it is just 10-20% in world-wide society that has the ability to do high level work in STEM, Humanities, etc. Mozart, Newton, Copernicus, Gallileo, Da Vinci, Einstein etc., etc., etc., were greater than us.

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  147. @Steve Sailer
    I think I've pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Do the characters on "Big Bang Theory" play frisbee golf a lot? They should.

    There should have been a scene in "The Martian" where the JPL guys figure out how to rescue Matt Damon while playing frisbee golf.

    I think I’ve pretty much exhausted all the anecdotes I have from playing frisbee golf in 1975 and 2010 at the frisbee golf course next to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Frisbee golf architecture might be worth looking into.

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  148. @Grumpy
    In some ways, Christian colleges (and evangelicals generally) have admirably withstood cultural pressures to conform, but in other ways they have completely given in. On certain moral questions, they take unpopular positions. Perhaps to compensate, however, they often double-down on "social justice" issues, jumping on the bandwagon.

    After years of marinating in higher ed, professors at conservative Christian colleges are often well to the left of the parents of their students.

    An interesting question is: what kind of modern institution of higher education will be the first to accept human biodiversity and openly deal with reality on its own terms? State research universities in China?

    Yale was a Christian college once.

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    Yale was a Christian college once.

     

    Now that the SocJus CultMarx is becoming so common - I mean, Mizzou of all places... it might be bearable if it were only Northwestern or Michigan, but Mizzou! what's next? DeVry? - I wouldn't be surprised to see the Olde Tyme Religion make a comeback at the better sort of college.

    Christ isn't known for staying dead too well.
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  149. @AndrewR
    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

    Many years ago, the Reader’s Digest reported that most people were comfortable with the idea that a wide could be taller, older, richer, etc, than her husband. But both sexes thought it trouble if she were smarter.

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  150. “Hateful stares?”

    The poor dears. Wait until they graduate and get a job and the boss is some kind of tyrant who stares at them when working, and sometimes even raises his/her voice when talking to employees.

    They’ll be needing a constant supply of ‘Pampers’ to get rid of messes created by reality.

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  151. JackOH says:
    @Lagertha
    zilch. Although, my 2 sons in college say that they are just running away from big nets being cast by women all the time! One son is a "late bloomer," but he was "owned" by a 30-something on a summer internship. The other one, (and, I know this is SO not a good idea to state in the Steveosphere)...lost his virginity at 15! - (yeah, an older HS girl). Both guys are constantly gamed by girls...but they love women. However, they grew up with a strong-personality mother who wants grandchildren before she is 80, so, they can deal with all this stuff. I always say, "look for the girl who can carry you across a stream, or figure out how to stay alive if you are both stuck in a bad situation in the wilderness."

    I have always said, "no bona fide mentally ill girls" -just said that based on experience (with a man for me) to stifle that relationship that will never work. You Are in Charge of Your Own Happiness. This, is actually, a label I use on Christmas presents for all my friends!

    Thanks. I know one TV interview (“60 Minutes”?) about high-powered women who can’t find men had me thinking: raging narcissism. TV edits for effect, so I’ll try to be generous and tell myself I missed the context. Plus, I’m biased. I’m acquainted with a few talented guys in their 40s and 50s whose lives went to hell when they got booted from Corporate America. It’s hard for me to get worked up about social justice when I see guys who thought they’d played by the rules getting stiffed.

    My gut feeling is that well-educated/strong intellect, but underemployed/low-income guys occupy a strange niche that makes them unsuited for romance or labor markets. As in: “You’re a smart guy, you’ll do better”, or, conversely, “You haven’t worked in your field in ten years, what’s wrong with you?” None of them would ever think of themselves as constituents of a victims’ lobby, though.

    Regarding your comments on higher ed below. Yeah, I can imagine very deep cuts in higher education without any ill consequences. But entrenched interests make that impossible to do in a calm, deliberate way. So, we end up with crisis-style decision-making–with indebtedness and non-feasance as big drivers.

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  152. AndrewR says:
    @Bad memories
    Should a wealthy man marry anything below an 8?

    Is there an 8 shortage?

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  153. AndrewR says:
    @AnotherDad

    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.
     
    Well it is a bit unnatural. Women are hypergamous. The hate to marry down.

    It still works as long as there's some compensation, the man is less educated, but highly successful or clearly more intelligent or more handsome and charming--in some way overall of high status. But marriages don't work very well when the woman is really more intelligent, better educated and has truly married down. The woman is submitting, she wants to submit to a superior. Submitting to an inferior makes her feel bad about her self-worth, and usually leads to her being unhappy, ergo the marriage being unhappy.

    There may be fewer “educated” men today relative to “educated” women but smart men are no rarer than they’ve ever been.

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  154. AndrewR says:
    @Reg Cæsar


    Heaven forbid a Highly Educated Woman deign herself to marry a less educated man. Perish the thought.

     

    Many years ago, the Reader's Digest reported that most people were comfortable with the idea that a wide could be taller, older, richer, etc, than her husband. But both sexes thought it trouble if she were smarter.

    You’re conflating formal educational attainment with being smart.

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    You’re conflating formal educational attainment with being smart.
     
    No, I'm just quoting the Reader's Digest.

    I was in Mensa for many years, so I know the difference between "formally educated" and "smart". And, even more, the difference between "smart" and "wise"! (Mensa's owl is often a most inappropriate symbol.)
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  155. @Reg Cæsar
    Yale was a Christian college once.

    Yale was a Christian college once.

    Now that the SocJus CultMarx is becoming so common – I mean, Mizzou of all places… it might be bearable if it were only Northwestern or Michigan, but Mizzou! what’s next? DeVry? – I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Olde Tyme Religion make a comeback at the better sort of college.

    Christ isn’t known for staying dead too well.

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  156. Macilrae says:
    @dearieme
    If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge.

    Oxford and Cambridge are not what they once were either.

    A young family friend from Korea attended one of the newer Oxford colleges, doing a Masters’ in economics. She was panicking because she had to hand in her thesis in two weeks. Her American boyfriend, himself and up-and-coming politician on a scholarship, had reviewed it and so had her professor – both had judged it to be ready for publication. She asked me to look it over.

    I was appalled – the material itself was banal beyond belief and the English was terrible – there were a myriad grammatical mistakes and word-repetitions and it took almost eight hours for me, a non economist, to put it into some sort of decent shape. I also, in a different colored font, inserted some suggestions which seemed to carry her argument with more cogency. Every single one of my English corrections was included in her final draft (including, no doubt, my errors – but none of the ‘suggestions’).

    She was complemented on her work and returned home successful, en route to a job at the UN, clutching her certificate.

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  157. dearieme says:
    @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "If your children are clever enough to get in, send them to Oxford or Cambridge."

    Are you joking? Britain is substantially worse than we are, when it comes to this sort of SJWer-type nonsense. Over in the UK, you can get arrested for disagreeing with these people. They don't even have the pretense of a 1st Amendment.

    Bollocks. Oxford and Cambridge have nothing to compare with the Thought Police on US campuses. American Exceptionalism.

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  158. dearieme says:
    @WowJustWow
    Just because their colleges run their own official chapels and have staff members with churchy-sounding titles does not mean they are exempt from our contemporary official secular religion.

    Not exempt, but far less damaged. Hurry up and use them before yet another American bad habit conquers the world.

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  159. @Jack D
    Imagine that Dunn had painted swastikas on a car not as part of a hoax but in all sincerity as a neo-Nazi. Would she have ever been allowed to teach college students again, even as a poorly paid adjunct?

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1952082

    The couple who named their children after famous Nazis had them taken away.

    http://www.therightperspective.org/2012/06/04/parents-will-not-get-baby-adolf-hitler-back/

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  160. @Hrw-500
    One of the Mizzou hunger protesters came from a rich family.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/11/mizzou-hunger-striker-claims-hes-oppressed-rips-white-privilege-comes-from-family-worth-20-million/
    http://www.omaha.com/columnists/grace/grace-jonathan-butler-made-his-mark-quietly-at-omaha-central/article_ee0a81eb-619b-5aff-8945-9a9de407d7e8.html
    I wonder if her mother might act like the Baltimore mom?

    And slighty off-topic, the Missouri moment might be where the social justice moment jumped the shark.
    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/11/11/the-missouri-poop-swastika-is-the-moment-social-justice-jumped-the-shark/

    And slighty off-topic, the Missouri moment might be where the social justice moment jumped the shark.

    The social justice moment jumped the shark long ago. It even jumped the megalodon a while back. I think it’s working on the blue whale at this point.

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  161. StagorHen says:
    @Anonymous
    I graduated from Claremont the year before Dunn became famous for her escapades. I was completely apolitical in my undergraduate years, having spent most of my time either in the organic chemistry lab or translating the Odyssey from and old "Homeric" dictionary, out of print since the 1890s. I'm sure the social-warrior stuff was around when I was there, but it seemed like a fringe curiosity, and i didn't have much contact with it.

    I think Gann was hired on as president with the specific goal of raising the US News rankings. She brought all of her bureaucratic corporatism with her from Duke and began to alienate some of the old-guard, who were used to the easy-going mannerisms of Jack Stark, whose tenure extended all the way back t the days of Claremont Men's College. I'm cynical, but I can't say that the change was for the better. I know nothing of the new president, but I did receive this email yesterday, assuring me in Newspeak that what is happening at Missouri will not happen a CMC:

    We have authorized the creation of a new leadership position on diversity and inclusion within Academic Affairs, dedicated to supporting faculty recruitment, ongoing efforts to integrate and strengthen diversity throughout the curriculum, and the provision of resources to faculty in their work with students from diverse experiences and backgrounds. Dean Uvin created a job description last week, and it will be posted soon.

    Dean Uvin also created a task force to provide concrete recommendations in spring 2016 that will bolster and increase access to academic support services for students from orientation to graduation. This includes enhancements to established support systems as well as adjustments to institutional advising and mentorship. Since last Summer, the Dean of the Faculty’s office has been working with every faculty search committee to (i) ensure that proactive measures are adopted to create the most talented and diverse pool of applicants possible, and (ii) become more aware of the way implicit biases play a role in all of our lives, and what we can do to minimize these. All faculty involved in searches this year participated in these discussions and workshops.
     
    It all ended with the standard rattling of the alms jar. . . for the children, of course.

    Alex,
    CMCer here. I have a similar view on the leadership changes at CMC. My experience as a student in the mid-90′s was that of a ME major and two-sport athlete, so I would concur that this kind of behavior was fringe at best and people were just too busy to bother with such trivial things. Given my 3+2 program I was glad to get out in 3 years either way. CMC was always a bit socially retarded in my opinion.

    With the exception of the militant and angry attacks from Scripps (a whole other story) a la “take back the night” and the ongoing anti-male hostility that the administration had to constantly appease to maintain the rather dysfunctional relationship between the two institutions, I can only remember a few incidents of the identity politics cesspool spilling over (MEChA seemed the most hostile at the time.)

    The Scripps element turned out to be quite a foreshadow with the presumption of the rapey nature of CMC and how the white male identity was a giant target – and the administration’s position was always one of ‘just bend over’ and take it. This paired nicely with the passive-aggressive white knight envy and budding SJW’s spilling over from the dull box of multi-culti crayons called Pitzer.

    I also had exposure to quite a long – and dare I say diverse, alumni base both as a student and alumnus. Their feedback was guarded, but cautiously optimistic at best regarding the Gann appointment. The fact that a woman took headship of a former Men’s college was no accident.

    Where she was a strategic move toward the corporate, elitist model more aligned with the true privilege elite of the east coast, I see the latest president being a kind of globalist, “pivot toward Asia” (to use Obamaspeak) that is even more concerning in terms of cultural and mission drift; just a continuation of the corporate model as “Asia is the future.” Not surprising at all, especially given the close geographical ties to the influx of wealthy Chinese nationals that occupies nearby SGV and the likely pipeline of extremely wealthy and highly-placed foreign students (which has always been a small, but ‘valuable’ asset to the school.)

    The average alumni are too distracted to care about much other than the rankings/reputation, just like they might have passing concern over the corporate activities of Apple in say, rare earth mining in Africa, but they really just care about quarterly earnings and stock price. It is easy to convince oneself that the these changes of progress are not just ‘good’ but necessary. “Did you see the rankings?!” is most of the conversation.

    Meanwhile the extremely wealthy alumni are fully on board with these maneuvers, as recent mega-donations would indicate. I worked for several years for one such alumnus who also sits on the board. Being that they are well insulated from the social and academic decline inherent with pandering to ‘diversity’ and such, they invest as the elites do, with a kind of detached egomania. Its just part of the broader game now.

    The transitions of leadership, curriculum, and student experience were always tied to the rankings race. It has not been that long since Dean Voss was ejected for cooking the books in that regard. I actually think he was a good man caught up in a race that has no end. Just like those quarterly earnings. There are many tails wagging this dog. But I just don’t think there is any bite left. Personally, I’ve withdrawn my financial support. Its one small message, but its mine.

    The Pres. Stark led vision was one of modesty and utility, which was an extension of the deeper mission of the school. He did not want a country club nor the students who would be attracted to such. This caused a bit of discord with the new money dangled by the mega-rich alumni. But in the competition for ‘talent’ and fodder for rankings, this has obviously been abandoned in the name of Progress.

    I was on campus not that long ago. Still a bit of a sandbox, but you can see – and feel the change. We are in a time of decadence. These kids, however ‘smart’, seem to be quite stupid when viewed through the lens of CMC’s old-guard mission and culture. Soft, delicate sprites of fickle character. It is hard not to see things things as harbingers of a dim future.

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  162. IBC says:

    Since “of color” students are more likely to come from, or have roots in countries where crocodile attacks are common, maybe administrators should also consider posting trigger warnings around the school lagoon’s shoreline? “Safety” for all students.

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  163. @Svigor

    … Some black students say they are greeted with piercing stares when they walk by white-dominated fraternity and sorority houses. Others mention feeling awkward when other students turn to them in class when discussion turns to black issues. And then there are the tenser moments when white students talk disparagingly about the neighborhoods where many black students come from, whether the South Side of Chicago or the North Side of St. Louis.
     
    Nobody can do anything about "piercing stares." Nobody should do anything about them, either, except tell these whiners to suck it up like adults.

    If they don't want their shithole neighborhoods criticized, they should exhort their fellow blacks to clean them up.

    They have a point about whites turning to blacks in class though. Whites should never turn to blacks for anything, for myriad reasons.

    Some black students say they are greeted with piercing stares when they walk by white-dominated fraternity and sorority houses.

    Maybe those piercing stares are from whites wondering, “Gee, I wonder if that black guy would make a good pledge for our fraternity? We really need some more black guys in this frat so we can boast about our diversity.”

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  164. Gene Su says:

    I have a solution to all this senseless whining and paranoid freaking out.
    We round up every black radical who complains about racism, freeze dry them, and ditch them in some sub-Saharan African country (preferably a war-torn one like Sudan), so they can get first hand experience as to how black Africans treat one another.

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  165. Olorin says:
    @Percy Gryce
    From the sounds of the recent reporting, there must be separate indoor waterfalls for whites and coloreds at Mizzou.

    Steve is SUCH a meanie.

    Everybody knows blacks can’t swim, so of course they feel threatened ball those pools n waterfalls n stuff.

    Plus that recalls the ancient trauma of wading through swamps on the Underground Railroad and being eaten by racist alligators.

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  166. Olorin says:
    @Eagle
    The whole "comfortable" obsession is nuts. Does anyone really believe that the few working class Catholics at the Ivies were "comfortable" until the second half of the 20th century? Same for Jews. Same for the kids from small towns in middle American. Hell, I know athletes at Harvard in the early 2000s, who felt alienated from the more intellectual clicks at the school. Somehow they persevered. Of course, affirmative-action only exacerbates the feelings of inadequacy. Hard to see it going away.

    I am reminded of Loren Eiseley’s account, in his autobio (“All the Strange Hours”), of his time at UPenn, a student of Frank Speck, after his troubled and lonely childhood in Nebraska, difficult adolescence, and very hard youth.

    Eiseley had started out at the U of Nebraska but left there after being diagnosed with TB. Went west hoping for health improvement, and like many white men of his generation, spent years hopping trains and looking for opportunity and work in the Depression.

    After years of drifting and much hardship (his autobio is precise but understated on all he suffered), he went back to Nebraska, took two bachelors degrees, and some time later went to UPenn for grad studies, facilitated by his undergrad adviser, who saw his potential as a writer and scholar.

    Eiseley tells of moving through his days as a grad student in desperate pain owing to an ear infection that got worse and eventually ruptured his ear drum. He kept on with his studies and his teaching till finally the loss of hearing made it impossible to hear and reply to questions in class.

    His friends asked him why he didn’t go to the University Hospital outclinic.

    He was amazed. He had no idea that he was entitled to free health care as a Penn student.

    All he knew was that he was elated to be among the brightest minds of his time, permitted to spend his time in the most focused study and contemplation of the biggest issues in geology, anthropology, and evolution. Cold rooms, lousy food, chronic health problems, his own desperate shyness and lack of adaptation to urban life and culture–none of this mattered to him so much as things like being able to go canoeing across the river with Frank Speck, into the pine barrens, and talk to the people whose people had lived there for centuries.

    When I read about Eiseley’s difficulties and struggles, it is in the context of all the things he achieved after that. Not a litany of complaint and grievance.

    Today’s crop are not students. They are mistresses and eunuchs of the academic plantation whose gripes are their currency and whip.

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  167. MarkinLA says:
    @dearieme
    Bollocks. Oxford and Cambridge have nothing to compare with the Thought Police on US campuses. American Exceptionalism.

    But you can be prosecuted in Britain for saying “offensive un-PC” things. You think being on the grounds of Cambridge or Oxford is going to save you from that?

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  168. @AndrewR
    You're conflating formal educational attainment with being smart.

    You’re conflating formal educational attainment with being smart.

    No, I’m just quoting the Reader’s Digest.

    I was in Mensa for many years, so I know the difference between “formally educated” and “smart”. And, even more, the difference between “smart” and “wise”! (Mensa’s owl is often a most inappropriate symbol.)

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  169. @Bad memories
    Should a wealthy man marry anything below an 8?

    Bad Memories, yes, of course….remember the saying involving a garden hose and a golf ball?

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  170. @Lagertha
    thought too much/long for the post: but the gist is: you are in charge of your own destiny.

    Laggie, sadly, blacks are being told that everyone else is responsible for their life/destiny.

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  171. @anon
    Sailer, you see that Jonathan Butler, the U. of Missouri grad student who went on the hunger strike, is the son of a Union Pacific senior executive. Dad made $8 million just last year!


    Here he is in an interview he gave one month ago. When asked to describe his background, he starts by saying, "Me, I'm just a little black boy from Omaha, NE". The interviewer, an ambiguously asian or hispanic woman with an accent, grabs him on the shoulder in disbelief. It's always funny to see candid reactions from people who aren't fully fluent culturally. Sort of like the brutal honesty that can come from a young child's mouth.

    He DOES mention he is in favor of Pallie rights and wants to end the “Israeli occupation.” He aint all bad! Plus he says he got a marketing degree and is studying some type of education stuff;someone said he had a PE degree??

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  172. SAW says:

    “College students are not rebels these days. They’re doing what the Establishment wants them to do.”

    I believe Mr. Sailer’s assertion is correct, however only on a quite superficial level. American students these days certainly don’t have to bear the same burden and engage in the same systemic, politically supercharged struggles as the generation nearly fifty years ago. The pivotal rights and values for which the 1960s student body (or actually a quite small fraction of its total membership) contended successfully, also represents the foundation for much of today’s societal, cultural, and behavioral arrangements—save for those utopian notions like free sex which pretty much died together with the Hippie movement in the 1970s/80s. Still, the fight in the arenas of racial and gender equality is a highly complex and diverse discourse whose participants are far from being united in what they what and why they actually pursue these goals. Hence, the outcomes of such (often internal, academic) disputes over how equality should be enacted are more often than not compromises, painted in broad strokes to cover as much ground as possible.

    It is up to this generation of students to fill in the details of this rough draw that former generations wrested from the “cold dead hands” of the establishment. And yes Mr. Sailer, this also means discussing concepts such as micro-aggressions, which may or may not be a serious issue in today’s academic (and general social) environments. But this is what discussions are for, aren’t they? To find that out if a phenomenon actually exists and if yes, if it is a problem, and finally how to solve it. I don’t see how the fact that the U of Missouri has a luxurious recreational area and “a zero-depth pool entry with a high-powered vortex, lazy river and waterfall” is relevant for this discussion. It is not very helpful to on the one hand demand that students should engage with more “serious” and “real” problems and on the other hand ridicule those who actually address problems as pampered, self-pitying children who spend their time submerged in a lazy river of micro-aggressions. Finally, the main contradiction in the author’s argument is that students are “doing what the Establishment wants them to do.” Again, the Establishment today is fundamentally different from that of the 1960s: it implements equality programs and affirmative action, it approves same-sex, speaks PC, and has learned from previous PR disasters not to fall for the arsenal of academic ploys. In short, the easy broadsides that those students back in the days could deal with sit-ins, strikes, and anti-war protests just doesn’t fly anymore in 2015. This also adds to the trend towards an involvement with ostensible trifle subjects like micro-aggressions.

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  173. “This also adds to the trend towards an involvement with ostensible trifle subjects like micro-aggressions.”

    “Ostensible trifle subjects”? You need to learn to speak English better.

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    Thanks for pointing that out, very helpful for the discussion. English is not my first language; can I ask what languages you speak besides English? But maybe you can teach me, your English skills are obviously superior as I can tell from your previous comments. Troll.
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  174. SAW says:
    @David Davenport
    "This also adds to the trend towards an involvement with ostensible trifle subjects like micro-aggressions."

    "Ostensible trifle subjects"? You need to learn to speak English better.

    Thanks for pointing that out, very helpful for the discussion. English is not my first language; can I ask what languages you speak besides English? But maybe you can teach me, your English skills are obviously superior as I can tell from your previous comments. Troll.

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  175. […] Steve Sailer’s take on a university I understand is called ‘Mizzou’ or something like that. […]

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  176. @Lagertha
    My father was invited to join a very exclusive country club in NJ in the early 70's, and he declined the invitation because he didn't play golf! He was disabled; yet, he did not understand (he was a Green card holder) anything about the US hierarchy, that he was judged by his high level of education/expertise in anything naval, and his unusual background. Oh, how I miss him.

    May he rest in peace

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  177. Re: The Flynn Effect: IQ Testing Across Space and Time:

    For example, the alien-looking Raven’s Matrices IQ test that was introduced in the 1930s in the hope of being more culture-free than previous IQ tests

    So they added an easy part to the test so that minorities could get higher scores. Information, arithmetic and vocabulary is “culturally-biased”, so here’s an eazy puzzle to inflate minorities scores.

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