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Robby Soave of Reason has reported that the name of the course requiring a group project on microaggressions that Ohio State’s Stabby Somali, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was taking was named “Crossing Identity Boundaries.”

This would appear to be the class’s website. Here are excerpts:

Multicultural Center

The Ohio State University

Crossing Identity Boundaries (ES HESA 2577)

Crossing Identity Boundaries: A Journey Towards Intercultural Leadership is a three-credit course designed to bring together students from different cultural and social identity groups in a facilitated learning environment. Interactive dialogues engage students in exploring issues of diversity and inequality as well as their personal and social responsibility for building a more just university and society. Students gain valuable leadership skills that they can effectively utilize long beyond the classroom. …

ES HESA 2577 courses are carefully structured to explore social group identity, conflict, community, and social justice. Overall, the course will be guided throughout by the following questions:

How have you come to learn about race/gender/sexuality/religion? How has this shaped your world view?

In what ways can you use the information gained in this course to become an actively engaged, socially just global citizen within the Buckeye, Columbus, and greater communities?

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

– Identify micro-aggressions within their daily lives and within society as a whole.
– Define power, privilege, value systems and difference and be able to identify their different forms.
– Recognize the commonalities and differences that exist among people and cultures and how these factors influence their relationship with others.
– Demonstrate a personal ethic geared towards civic responsibility.
– Identify ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and privilege.
– Demonstrate an appreciation for other points of view and other cultures…
– Discuss how they will be socially just global citizenship as part of their lifelong learning.

Why is racism always a black/white thing? Am I expected to represent everyone in my group? Are guys always expected to pay on a date? Spend the semester exploring these and many other questions in the Multicultural Center’s three credit hour course. Classes meet twice a week and aim to expand self-awareness and develop valuable dialogue skills. Receive credit for the Leadership Minor and/or the Social Diversity in the U.S. GE while examining and discussing issues and experiences relevant to Ohio State and society.

And here are excerpts from this course’s syllabus:

The Ohio State University

College of Education and Human Ecology

Department of Educational Studies

ES HESA 2577 Crossing Identity Boundaries: A Journal Towards Intercultural Leadership

3 credits, Undergraduate …

I. Course Description

This course is built on intellectual and experiential engagement with issues of difference, diversity, social justice, and alliance building. In a multicultural society that is culturally diverse yet socially stratified, discussions about difference, community and conflict are important to facilitate understanding among different social and cultural groups. …

The course is focused on all aspects of social identity, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and national origin. We will explore the topics of identity, social justice, and diversity through these various lenses.

Overall, the course will be guided by the following questions:

  1. How have you come to learn about race/gender/sexual orientation/religion/nationality? How has this shaped your worldview?
  2. In what ways can you use the information gained in this course to become an actively engaged, socially just global citizen/leader within the Buckeye, Columbus, and greater communities?

This course will meet a General Education (GE) requirement for Diversity: Social Diversity in the United States. This course also fulfills the requirement for the leadership minor.

II. Course Objectives: …

Students will begin to develop an understanding of major social justice concepts (e.g., power, privilege, difference, microaggressions).

Through writing as well as individual and group reflections based on readings assignments and class discussions, students will able to:

  • Identify microaggressions within their daily lives and within society as a whole.
  • Identify ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and privilege.
  • Define power, privilege, value systems and difference and be able to identify their different forms. …

Students will grasp their role within greater society and how they can work to create social justice.

III. Course Readings

Adams, M., Blumenfied, W. J., Castañeda, C., Hackman, H. W., Peters, M. L., & Zuñiga, X. (Eds.). (2013). Readings for diversity and social justice (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

$152 in hard cover, but only $59.35 in paperback.

I’m going to put in a page break here, but the course readings below it are pretty funny.

Warning: What follows is not a parody.

Here are a few excerpts from below the fold:

… You will be graded on the following criteria:

Quality of microaggressions chosen (Do you clearly articulate why they are microaggressions and which group is targeted?)

Quality of response (Do you address the microaggression in an appropriate and meaningful way?) …

Remember, kids, it’s not just the quantity of microaggressions, it’s the quality.

*Meiner, J. C. (2000). Memoirs of a gay fraternity brother. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice: An anthology on racism, antisemitism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and classism (pp. 299-301). New York, NY: Routledge. ….

*McIntosh, P. (1990). White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack.*Vega, T. (2014). Students see many slights as racial microaggressions. New York Times

*King, J. (2015). Here’s the perfect explanation for why White people need to stop saying #AllLivesMatter. …

*Bouie, J. (2014). Why do millennials not understand racism? Retrieved from http://www.slate.com…

*Kuo, R. (2015). 6 reasons we need to dismantle the model minority myth of those ‘hard-working’ Asians. Retrieved from http://everydayfeminism.com…

*Cicero, L. (2012). Secret agent – Why queer invisibility matters. Retrieved from http://www.undercoverinthesuburbs.com/2012/04/09/secret-agent-why-queer-invisibility-matters/

*Lim-Hing, S. (2000). Dragon ladies, snow queens, and Asian-American dykes: Reflections on race and sexuality. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice: An anthology on racism, antisemitism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and classism(pp. 296-299). New York, NY: Routledge.

*Ferguson, S. (2014). 3 examples of everyday cissexism. Retrieved from http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/03/everyday-cissexism/

*Resnick, B. (2015). The science behind why people fear refugees. Retrieved from http://www.vox.com

Nasir, N. S. & Al-Amin, J. (2013). Creating identity-safe spaces on college campuses for Muslim students. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 301-305). New York, NY: Routledge.

 



 

… You will complete a total of 7 journals for this class. …

  1. Respond directly to one of the readings for class. How did the reading change your thinking, if at all? What did you learn? What questions do you still have about the topic? How does this reading relate to your life experience and identity? …
  2. Write about your activities from a recent day in your life. What actions did you take? Where did you go? Who were you with? Now pick one aspect of the social identity wheel. Choose a trait from that wheel that you do not already have (e.g. if you are Christian, pick being Muslim; if you are male, pick being female). Retrace your day and your actions while reflecting on how this new identity would have impacted your day. What challenges would you have? How would others have treated you differently? What privileges might you have gained? Full credit will be given to those journals that fully explore an identity and can relate it to one’s daily life activities
  3. Describe a recent incident where you have seen power/privilege in your life. Reflect on that experience. How did you react in that moment? Why did you react that way and was that an appropriate way to react? How did your social identities play into this experience? Full credit will be given to those entries that reflect deeply about the experience and demonstrate an understanding of how identity impacts power and privilege. Incorporate at least one reading into your response.
  4. Choose one section from the identity wheel. Write a reflection on your childhood memories and experiences that helped shape the identities you chose. What messages, both covert and overt, did you receive about these identities growing up? What are some positive and negative experiences you had with these identities and how have they shaped how you see that identity today? You should use a different identity than you wrote about in the Who Am I? paper. Incorporate at least one reading into your response.
  5. Take two Implicit Bias tests at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html. Write about how you felt when you took the test. Reflect on your results of the test. What surprised or didn’t surprise you? Why do you think you got the result you did? How do these tests and their results relate to what we have learned in class? What implications do these tests have for society? Incorporate at least one reading into your response. Full credit will be given to journals that relate the tests to at least one reading, demonstrate an understanding of how these tests relate to larger social justice issues, and incorporate personal experience.
  6. Learn more about a resource on campus that could further your understanding on the topic(s) of this class (e.g. diversity, specific identities, etc.). You CANNOT use the Multicultural Center. …
  7. The goal of this activity is to help students illustrate how diversity and social justice impact life outside of the classroom. Attend one DICE event sponsored by the Multicultural Center. A list of possible programs can be found at (http://mcc.osu.edu/events.aspx) – programs that can count for this journal will be labeled with “DICE” after the title of the program. Reflect on your experience at the program. What did you learn? How can you use the information in the future? How did the program relate to the course?

Who am I? Paper (5%)

For this 2-3 page paper, you will further explore your social identities. Use the social identity wheel as a starting point. Discuss 1-2 of your social identities. How did you come to learn about those identities? What kind of messages (both positive and negative) have you been given about those identities? What aspects of your identity do you hope to learn more about in the course? Full credit will be given to papers that demonstrate an in-depth and serious reflection that is grounded in personal experiences and to papers that explain fully what you want to learn from the course. This paper is due on September 7.

Microaggressions Group Presentation and Reflective Paper (15%)

The goal of this assignment is for you to evaluate the impact that power and privilege have within social media and to provide a rationale on how you would react to different microaggressions. You will be assigned to groups for this project. Find at least 12 examples of microaggressions using at least 3 different types of social media (e.g., Yik Yak, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest). Explain who the target of the microaggression is and why your group believes it is an example of a negative remark. Provide an example of how you might respond to such a comment. Your presentation should be between 15 – 20 minutes long and each member of the group should speak at least once during the presentation. Your presentation must also use PowerPoint or Prezi. Your classmates will also be providing feedback for you on your presentation. Your instructors will provide you with more information and an example presentation as the deadline approaches. …

You will be graded on the following criteria:

  • Quality of microaggressions chosen (Do you clearly articulate why they are microaggressions and which group is targeted?)
  • Quality of response (Do you address the microaggression in an appropriate and meaningful way?)
  • Use of PPT etiquette and adherence to general assignment guidelines (Did everyone speak? Did you use two different types of social media? Did you follow the time limit?)
  • Feedback from peer reviews
  • Overall quality of presentation

The presentation will count for 10% of your overall grade. Additionally, you are expected to write a 2-3 page reflective paper on your experience in the group. In this paper, you are expected to discuss how you were engaged in the group. What impact did your social identities have on the group dynamics? If there were conflicts, how were they resolved? …

Course Outline – Session Objectives, Readings, and Assignments

Class Session 1

August 24

  • Introduction to Course

Assignments Due

  • Complete online survey before next class

Class Session 2

August 29

  • Class Norms and Introduction to Social Identities

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Kirk, G., & Okazawa-Rey, M. (2013). Identities and social locations: Who am I? Who are my people. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 9-15). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Armino, J. (2013). Waking up White: What it means to accept your legacy, for better and worse. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 125-126). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Fayad, M. (2013). The Arab woman and I. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 114-115). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • *Meiner, J. C. (2000). Memoirs of a gay fraternity brother. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice: An anthology on racism, antisemitism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and classism (pp. 299-301). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 3

August 31

  • Unpacking Power and Privilege

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Johnson, A. G. (2013). The social construction of difference. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 15-21). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Harro, B. (2013). The cycle of socialization. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 45-51). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • *McIntosh, P. (1990). White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack.Retrieved from http://www.feministezine.com/feminist/modern/WhitePrivilege-MalePrivilege.html

Class Session 4

September 7

  • Microaggressions

Assignments Due

  • Who Am I? Paper

Readings Due:

Class Session 5

September 12

  • Understanding Race/Ethnicity

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • *Prewitt, K. (2013) Fix the census’ archaic racial categories. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/opinion/fix-the-census-archaic-racial-categories.html
  • Dalmage, H. (2013). Patrolling racial borders: Discrimination against mixed race people. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice: An anthology on racism, antisemitism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and classism (pp. 96-101). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Williams, P. J. (2013). The Emperor’s New Clothes. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 119-124). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • *TEDx Talk: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race: …

Class Session 6

September 14

  • Racism

Assignments Due

  • Journal #1

Readings Due:

Class Session 7

September 19

  • Understanding Sex, Gender Roles, and Sexism

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Hackman, H. W. (2013). Introduction: Sexism. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 317-322). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Lorber, J. (2013). Night to his day: the social construction of gender. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 323-329). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • hooks, b. (2013). Feminism: A movement to end sexist oppression. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 340-341). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 8

September 21

  • Understanding Sexism

Assignments Due:

  • Journal #2

Readings Due:

  • Johnson, A. G. (2013). Patriarchy, the system: An it, not a he, a them, or an us. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 334-339). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bernstein, A. (2013). Women’s pay: Why the gap remains a chasm. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 349-350). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • *Truth, S. (1851). Ain’t I a woman?. Retrieved from: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month/videos/aint-i-a-woman

Class Session 9

September 26

  • Understanding Sexual Orientation

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

Class Session 10

September 28

  • Heterosexism and Homophobia

Assignments Due:

  • Journal #3

Readings Due:

  • Carbado, D. W. (2013). Privilege. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 391-397). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Blumenfeld, W. J. (2013). How homophobia hurts everyone. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 379-387). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • *Editorial Board. (2015). The challenges that remain after marriage equality. The New York Times.
  • *Madden, E. Breaking the cycle of gay shame. Retrieved from http://goqnotes.com/oped/oped_021007a.html

Class Session 11

October 3

  • Understanding Gender Identity and Transgender Identities

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

Class Session 12

October 5

  • Genderism, Cissexism, and Transphobia

Assignments Due:

  • Journal #4

Readings Due:

  • *Ferguson, S. (2014). 3 examples of everyday cissexism. Retrieved from http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/03/everyday-cissexism/
  • Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. (2013). He works, she works, but what different impressions they make. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 355-356). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Neely, R. (2013). Promises made. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 356-358). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 13

October 10

  • Understanding Class

Assignments Due:

Readings Due

  • *Cottom, T.M. (2013). Why do poor people ‘waste’ money on luxury goods? Retrieved from http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/why-do-poor-people-waste-money-on-luxury-goods
  • Jaffe, S. (2013). Is the near-trillion dollar student loan bubble about to pop? In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 176-180). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • hooks, b. (2013). White poverty: The politics of invisibility. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 199-202). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kochar, R., Fry, R., Taylor, P. (2013). Wealth gaps to rise to record highs between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics: Twenty-to-one. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 190-192). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 14

October 12

  • Classism

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Pittleman, K & Resource Generation. (2013). Deep thoughts about class privilege. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 221-225). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • *Leonhardt, D. (2013). In climbing the income ladder, location matters. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

My initial response to Raj Chetty’s study.

Class Session 15

October 17

  • Understanding Ability

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • *TED talk: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much https://www.ted.com/talks/stella_young_i_m_not_your_inspiration_thank_you_very_much?language=en
  • Wendell, S. (2013). The social construction of disability. . In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 481-485). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wolanin, T. R. (2013). Students with disabilities: Financial aid policy issues. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 180-182). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 16

October 19

  • Ableism

Assignments Due:

  • Journal #6

Readings Due:

Class Session 17

October 24

  • Unpacking National Origin

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

Short answer: It has nothing, NOTHING to do with Stabby Somalis.

Class Session 18

October 26

  • Unpacking National Origin

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • *Hernandez, I., Mendoza, F., Lio, M., Latthi, J., & Eusebio, C. (2011). Things I’ll Never Say: Stories of Growing Up Undocumented in the United States. Harvard Educational Review, 81(3), 500-508.
  • *Infographic: Growing Up American and Undocumented: http://visual.ly/growing-american-and-undocumented
  • National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. (2013). Injustice for all: The rise of the U.S. immigration policing regime. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 102-109). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 19

October 31

  • Unpacking Religion

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • *Pew Foundation U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
  • Nasir, N. S. & Al-Amin, J. (2013). Creating identity-safe spaces on college campuses for Muslim students. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 301-305). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Whittaker, C. R., Salend, S., & Elhoweris, H. (2013). Religious diversity in schools: addressing the issues. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 305-309). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 20

November 2

  • Unpacking Religious Oppression

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Schlosser, L. Z. (2013). Christian privilege: Breaking a sacred taboo. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 243-244). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Eck, D. (2013). Working it out & See you in court. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 270-277). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 21

November 7

  • What does all of this mean?

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Harro, B. (2013). The cycle of liberation. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 618-625). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • West, C. (2013). Courage. M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 625-627). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 22

November 9

  • Civic Engagement

Assignments Due:

Readings Due:

  • Johnson, A. G. (2013). What can we do? In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 612-618). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • WireTap (2013). Top youth activism victories of 2009. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 641-645). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 23

November 14

  • Civic Engagement

Assignments Due:

  • Civic Responsibility Paper

Readings Due:

  • Smith, R. (2013). Social struggle. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 630-634). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Anzaldua, G. (2013). Allies. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. R. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 627-629). New York, NY: Routledge.

Class Session 24

November 16

  • Group Presentations

Assignments Due:

  • Microaggressions Project (half of the groups)

Class Session 25

November 21

  • Group Presentations

Assignments Due:

  • Microaggressions Project (half of the groups)

Class Session 26

November 28

  • Global Citizenship

Assignments Due:

  • Group Reflection Papers

Readings Due:

· *Olds, K. (2012). Global citizenship – what are we talking about and why does it matter? Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/globalhighered/global-citizenship-%E2%80%93-what-are-we-talking-about-and-why-does-it-matter

· *TEDx Talk: What’s Wrong with Volunteer Travel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYWl6Wz2NB8

Class Session 27

November 30

  • Global Citizenship

Assignments Due:

  • Journal #7

Readings Due:

· *McGovern, E. (1998, December). Doing good work. About Campus, pp. 28-30.

· *Illich, I. (1968). To hell with good intentions. Retrieved from http://www.swaraj.org/illich_hell.htm

Class Session 28

December 5

  • Where do we go from here?

Assignments Due: Final Paper due December 9 by 5:00

 
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  1. Who wrote the syllabus, who is the educator teaching the course.
    It is all well and good to show the idiocy but it also helps to
    Name The Idiots Responsible.

    • Agree: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @CCZ
    Sadly interesting is the apparent evolution of this course and the amazing bureaucracy involved in reviewing and approving course, title, purpose, and content. Documents also name some names of "course coordinators."

    Past changes:

    https://sites.ehe.osu.edu/curriculum/files/2013/11/ESHESA-2577-Course-Change-GE.pdf

    Page 4 below has list of bureaucratic approvals for revisions:

    http://crmtview.asc.ohio-state.edu/currofc/docs/3041/Edu%20Stds%202577%20Revised%202-14-14.pdf

    Proposed 2017 changes:

    https://sites.ehe.osu.edu/curriculum/files/2016/09/SP17.-ESHESA-2577.-Course-change-request.-add-recitation-option-and-update-graded-section.pdf
  2. I never took any classes this loony liberal, but the sheer amount of makework in this syllabus (seven different journals?) reminds me why I hated school.

    Actually, I sorta liked college, which had much less makework than high school. I get the feeling that college classes like this are for the A+ student/low test score girls who still want lots of credit for class participation and makework, just like they got in high school.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
    It would take me a semester to read the syllabus.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Never let college or university interfere with your education.
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    College classes like this are for low-IQ negro and latino men and overwrought, emotional women who have no business in college other than as employees doing data entry or facilities maintenance. And we'd all be happier.

    This is why we can't have nice things. Burn the universities to the ground.
  3. LOL. How much are the good parents of Ohio paying for the privilege of having their kids force-fed leftwing blog content from bastions of intellectuality like Vox, Everydayfeminism and Talkingpointsmemo? What a racket! At least the football team is good.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    To hell with the football team, and the NCAA.
  4. ” December 5

    Where do we go from here?

    Assignments Due: Final Paper due December 9 by 5:00″

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.

    Maybe he was hoping for extra credit for the stabby thing?

    Seriously – the instructor, the university, and the government people who brought him here need to be held responsible for this.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    "Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers."

    Jackie Coakley revived her Haven Monahan hoax a half year later as an excuse for flunking out of UVA.

    , @MC
    "Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers."

    A girl in the honor's college at my Pac-12 school actually forged doctor's letters, had her boyfriend pretend to be her doctor on the phone, etc., to excuse an extended absence from all her classes. As with most any web of lies, it would have been easier just to go in the first place.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.
     
    That's why I did a double major of mathematics and physics as an undergraduate.
    , @bored identity
    What about that trigger happy blonde Slav that destroyed Artan's stubby black body?

    If Officer Harujko was better trained, he would've beeen able to distinguish an anxious young scholar, just holding a letter opener and the envelope with life-frightening GPA scores, from some imaginary, machete-wielding crazed jihadee on a killing rampage.

    Harujko maybe can keep his job for a now, but some reeducation summer camping should be prescribed as a mandatory.


    OSU doors are wide open:



    https://youtu.be/0fk_wavMV_g
  5. Look at the positive side:

    If he gets an A+ now you can’t blame it on grade inflation or affirmative action.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    From the syllabus:

    "At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

    ....

    - Demonstrate a personal ethic geared towards civic responsibility."


    I'm guessing he might not have gotten "full credit" for that one.
  6. @Langley
    " December 5

    Where do we go from here?

    Assignments Due: Final Paper due December 9 by 5:00"

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.

    Maybe he was hoping for extra credit for the stabby thing?

    Seriously - the instructor, the university, and the government people who brought him here need to be held responsible for this.

    “Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.”

    Jackie Coakley revived her Haven Monahan hoax a half year later as an excuse for flunking out of UVA.

  7. I don’t think it’s very funny at all. We’re teaching socially and intellectually backward foreigners that we’re asking for it.

    • Agree: G Pinfold
    • Replies: @interesting
    good call.....it didn't even read partially thru that diatribe and i want to go stab someone.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    We are not teaching that. They are teaching that.
  8. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I think we should exonerate the nutjob Korean mass killer at V-Tech as social justice warrior.

    Esp since his killing spree didn’t discriminate.

    The most inclusive killing ever.

    I recall a rather amusing thing said by a Chinese guy at a chop suey joint I used to frequent.

    “Good thing he killed Asians too. That way, it not racial.”

    Okay.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce

    Esp since his killing spree didn’t discriminate.

    The most inclusive killing ever.
     

    Including a lovely Arab Christian (Melkite Greek Catholic) girl:

    http://www.remembrance.vt.edu/biographies/samaha.html

    ISIS is attacking her people in the Middle East--and a crazed immigrant kills her here.

    That about sums up U.S. policy for the last decade and a half.

  9. This Stabby Somali story has been misreported. Now that I’ve shed the baggage of my privilege thanks to this syllabus, I can see that Artan was just doing his Group Presentation Microaggressions Project as a piece of performance art.

    Sort of like “Shoot” for the current year…

    • Replies: @ic1000
    Mr. Artan was completing the third of the seven Journaling project requirements:

    3. Describe a recent incident where you have seen power/privilege in your life. Reflect on that experience. How did you react in that moment? Why did you react that way and was that an appropriate way to react? How did your social identities play into this experience? Full credit will be given to those entries that reflect deeply about the experience and demonstrate an understanding of how identity impacts power and privilege. Incorporate at least one reading into your response.
     
    Unclear which of the readings he incorporated into his response. Points off for that? Only a B+ on the posthumous transcript?
  10. It’s pretty bad when the syllabus seems like a parody…

    • Replies: @Barnard
    I wonder if they think Muslims have Islamic Privilege in Muslim countries. What a joke of a class. Why are we funding this?
    , @Rapparee

    "It’s pretty bad when the syllabus seems like a parody…"
     
    Social Justice Warrior classes are like Eskimos, beavers, and Pygmies- things that exist but sound like they shouldn't.
  11. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    As a 3-time OSU grad this is freaking embarrassing, but there’s probably a course like this at every college. Please be assured that OSU offers plenty of courses in digital circuits, military history, statistics, etc.

    It tells you something that they just assume the students will observe some microaggressions. They’re all around, like air; you just need to pick one.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    As a 3-time OSU grad this is freaking embarrassing, but there’s probably a course like this at every college. Please be assured that OSU offers plenty of courses in digital circuits, military history, statistics, etc.
     
    I'd bet you $100 that courses like this one outnumber military history courses by at least two orders of magnitude at State Universities alone. Your average liberal (sic) arts school will be worse.
    , @benjaminl
    Hillbilly tribune J. D. Vance went to Ohio State before Yale Law School.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yale-law-school-inequality_us_5772a27ee4b0dbb1bbbc11b9

    It sounds like Yale was a lot worse.


    The main textbook for the course has Amazon reviews.

    https://www.amazon.com/Readings-Diversity-Social-Justice-Maurianne/dp/0415892945

    The first page of reviews are all about one paragraph long and extremely superficial. Very unlike some other kinds of books that inspire lengthy essay-reviews on Amazon. I view this as indirect confirmation that everyone involved recognizes on some level that there's nothing going on here deeper than a BuzzFeed article.

    I think the next time they offer this course, the readings should be entirely taken from Lee Jussim and Amy Wax.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/jussim-on-stereotypes/
    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/stereotypes-arent-so-bad/
    http://www.unz.com/isteve/stereotype-threat/


    http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-dead-end-of-disparate-impact
    http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/faculty_scholarship/352/
  12. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    “Interactive dialogues engage students in exploring issues of diversity and inequality as well as their personal and social responsibility for building a more just university and society.”

    ‘Intersectionality’ means diverse groups should all worship homos and hate whitey(and go easy on Jews, though BDS is violating this rule).

    That’s the only areas where they intersect.

    • Replies: @Joe Magarac

    ‘Intersectionality’ means diverse groups should all worship homos and hate whitey(and go easy on Jews, though BDS is violating this rule).
     
    That's a very good translation into plain English of the formal definition, but in practice "intersectionality" is a game of "can you top this" applied to victimology.

    For example, fat black lesbian outranks just black, etc.

    So in addition to it being impossible to have solidarity with any subset of straight white men (such as those in the working class), it's not really possible for SJWs to have solidarity with each other.
  13. This stuff is real.

    Peter Thiel in his book, The Diversity Myth, wrote about elite Stanford University in 1992:

    “But people don’t look at me like I’m crazy anymore — what history does has broadened considerably.” And Professor Jackson was not exaggerating. “Black Hair as Culture and History”, his new upper level History seminar, addressed how black hair, “has interacted with the black presence in this country, and how it has played a role in the evolution of black society.”

    Thiel goes on to list the syllabus and has tons of examples that are just as bad as you can imagine.

    However, most of the US academic world does think these type of classes are crazy.

    There is tons of serious education in STEM. Walk into a serious higher math class, chemical engineering, solid state physics, medical school, etc, and no one would dare bring up nonsense like that. And 95% of the students and professors and TAs would have a very low opinion of a class like “Black Hair as Culture and History” or “Crossing Identity Boundaries”.

    Remember that all the dry serious education is not going to show up on your news feed but the ridiculous publicity stunts will.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    There is tons of serious education in STEM. Walk into a serious higher math class, chemical engineering, solid state physics, medical school, etc, and no one would dare bring up nonsense like that. And 95% of the students and professors and TAs would have a very low opinion of a class like “Black Hair as Culture and History” or “Crossing Identity Boundaries”.

    Remember that all the dry serious education is not going to show up on your news feed but the ridiculous publicity stunts will.
     

    Please.

    If your only options are glorified trade school or ridiculous publicity stunt, you've already failed in your mission.

  14. @Langley
    " December 5

    Where do we go from here?

    Assignments Due: Final Paper due December 9 by 5:00"

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.

    Maybe he was hoping for extra credit for the stabby thing?

    Seriously - the instructor, the university, and the government people who brought him here need to be held responsible for this.

    “Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.”

    A girl in the honor’s college at my Pac-12 school actually forged doctor’s letters, had her boyfriend pretend to be her doctor on the phone, etc., to excuse an extended absence from all her classes. As with most any web of lies, it would have been easier just to go in the first place.

  15. Maybe he was failing his class on microaggressions so he went out and committed some macroaggressions.

  16. Good God! The taxpayers of Ohio are subsiding this? This stuff has nothing to do with any academic discipline whatsoever. It’s purely post-Soviet Marxist indoctrination. That’s it. The content of this course could be something straight out of Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron. (No wonder Vonnegut nearly went insane. He saw this coming in 1961!)

    It’s a very serious question, though, as to how we’re going to put an end to this kind of thing. There’s simply no way the country can survive another generation of this kind of indoctrination. The Marxist/postmodern/egalitarian university pays no taxes, gets government subsidies, and the government gives loans and cash assistance for young kids to be poisoned by this stuff.

    That has to stop — immediately.

    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses, and the spirit of postmodern Marxist schitt dominates the campus zeitgeist. The students are immersed constantly in this feminist, Marxist mindset -- they might escape for 50 minutes into their statistics course -- but then they go right back out into it. I have seen entire fields (not physics obviously) converted from critical thinking, analysis, and scholarship, into postmodern Marxist feminist rubbish. For example, 'environmental studies' typically will have a curriculum shot full of environmental justice, postmodern, Nazi, and 'queer' garbage. The administrators shell the kids constantly with messages, and now even mandatory courses, on 'inclusiveness.' Most parents don't know about this, nor do the taxpayers. Good football provide some cover, but if you start digging, you learn that the football team usually isn't making things better. The univ system in this country needs a major overhaul and most of the anti-American communist postmodern lefty useless white-male-hating faculty members need to be sent packing.
    , @Bill B.
    The Polish former Solidarity activist Legutko has written telling of how - to his horror - communists in Eastern Europe thrived after communism in the world of progressive liberal democracies.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1594038635/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480681853&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3ARyszard+Legutko&pi=SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=41w6lkH2CYL&ref=plSrch
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Funny you should mention Harrison Bergeron as I'm currently reading Welcome to the Monkey House, a collection of Vonnegut's short stories. In his day, Vonnegut was as liberal as could be and I know he did his best to keep up with the dogma as it changed, but there are stories in that book that would get him the Trump treatment today. Not only "Harrison Bergeron," that consummate take-down of affirmative action, but "Welcome to the Monkey House," a bizarre rape-can-be-a-good-thing tale. And I haven't even finished the book.
  17. @Langley
    " December 5

    Where do we go from here?

    Assignments Due: Final Paper due December 9 by 5:00"

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.

    Maybe he was hoping for extra credit for the stabby thing?

    Seriously - the instructor, the university, and the government people who brought him here need to be held responsible for this.

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.

    That’s why I did a double major of mathematics and physics as an undergraduate.

  18. I propose a course for Stabby Somalians….White People Anatomy featuring one of those butcher charts with the prime cuts lined out and labeled. Save the Stabbies a lot of time and effort if they know how to butcher the infidels. Also how about a course in Sidewalk Driving, as a prelude to the Anatomy Course.

    • Replies: @David
    I once read that "vitals" (parts necessary for life) for "guts" referred to the organs which if penetrated by a stabby Roman sward would lead shortly to death.
    , @Bill B.
    "I propose a course for Stabby Somalians….White People Anatomy featuring one of those butcher charts with the prime cuts lined out and labeled."



    Sorry. You are to slow. ISIS already offer this course in the fashionable MOOC mode.
  19. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    “Identify ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and privilege.”

    Yeah well… the best way to do that in college is to acquire useful knowledge & skills and gain employment or start a business.

    These classes, in contrast, seem to be predicated on students being losers for life whose only option is to pout and gripe til their last breath.

    When colleges become ‘inclusive’ and take in too many losers who won’t amount to anything, the only thing the losers can cling to is grievance that OTHER students are doing so much better.

    But the funny thing is this mentality exists even at Ivy Leagues that hog much of the privilege.

    It’s funniest with Jews who are no longer sure if they’re white or not white. Either way, aren’t they the most privileged in America? But if privilege has been tagged with ‘whiteness’, maybe Jews can avoid the label if they identify as ‘semitic’… like Latin whites identifying as people-of-color.

    Btw, if Dylann Roof’s lunacy was grounds for removing Confederate symbols, then this killing is grounds for ridding colleges of anti-white hatred.

    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor

    Btw, if Dylann Roof’s lunacy was grounds for removing Confederate symbols, then this killing is grounds for ridding colleges of anti-white hatred.
     
    There's a simpler version.

    If banning Confederate symbols is justified by a single fringe actor like Dylan Roof, then banning Islamic symbols would be much more justified.

    If overreacting to Islamic inspired terror and treating followers of Islam as a monolithic group is wrong and negativity towards Islam is Islamophobia then overreacting to Confederate inspired terror and treating Confederate supporters as a monolithic group is wrong and negativity towards Confederate supporters is Confederatephobia. This is quite logical, but politics, and identity politics in particular is not based on logic or fairness.
  20. This course will meet a General Education (GE) requirement for Diversity: Social Diversity in the United States. This course also fulfills the requirement for the leadership minor.

    An entire semester of indoctrination. No wonder he went stabby.

    Defund global citizenship training. The citizens of Ohio and of this country shouldn’t pay for subversity. And Trump could land a punch on the Officially Fictitious Media by re-banning drug advertising. That’d be a twofer.

  21. “Meiner, J. C. (2000). Memoirs of a gay fraternity brother.”

    That could be more fun than Memoirs of a Geisha.

    ROTFL

    “Zeilinger, J. (2015). 6 forms of ableism we need to retire immediately.”

    How about mental able-ism? Mind seems disabled in this course.

    “Ferguson, S. (2014). 3 examples of everyday cissexism.”

    These jargons are turning PC into parody.

    I hope they keep it up. Everyone will be laughing.

    Cissexism. LOL.

    How about Cirracism?

  22. Just when you think it can’t get any sillier, this:

    *Lim-Hing, S. (2000). Dragon ladies, snow queens, and Asian-American dykes: Reflections on race and sexuality.

    America was once a place where everyone wanted to come to be rich and free.

    Now, it’s a place where everyone comes to be neurotic, nutty, demented, decadent, and retarded.

    Magnet of the deranged and deviant.

    If Mariel Boatlift happened today, all those crazies would be coming to the right place. They would be most welcome.

    Surely, even they were saner than the trash we let in from Haiti and Somalia.

  23. This is going to sound insane, but ES HESA 2577’s description and syllabus are notably better-written than the norm for this type of course.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    You are right. It sounds insane (I read it out loud to myself.) I really wish you were wrong.

    So even the fever swamps can produce coherent madness? Scary - very scary.
  24. “*Cottom, T.M. (2013). Why do poor people ‘waste’ money on luxury goods?”

    Let the good times roll.

  25. I have a feeling that the Somali really enjoyed learning about how he was oppressed, but became confused when reading the memoirs of a gay fraternity brother, so he decided to add his own slice to the social identity wheel: Slayer of Infidels.

  26. Remember how they used Dylann Roof”s selfie with a Confederate flag to justify banning the flag? Think they’ll be using the Stabby Somali in incident to ban courses on microaggressions? At least the taxpayers didn’t have to pay for Dylann Roof”s flag.

  27. I read Reason magazine regularly and participate in the H&R forum under another handle.

    I have posted there on H&R, a few times, that Robby Soave reads Steve Sailer. I didn’t press the point. H&R has it’s own culture. But it is known by now.

    Soave regularly runs with Sailer’s content without any attribution I can recall. That’s dishonest.

    I hope he is reading this.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I don't always give attribution for everything I run.

    And sometimes it's a coincidence.

  28. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    You know… from going over the syllabus(ROTFL), I get the impression that the killer wasn’t so much serving but attacking SJWism, even if unconsciously.

    No self-respecting Muslim could find much comfort in a course that goes on and on about homos, freaks, deviants, feminists, decadents, degenerates, trannies, hedonists, infidels, and etc.

    The course attacks whites to be sure… but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.

    The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque.

    • Replies: @GW
    No, it's more likely that as a low-IQ foreigner he was gaslighted by the anti-white, anti-Christian rhetoric and took the propaganda seriously enough to seek out redress, which to a Somalian means going insane and stabbing random people.
    , @CJ

    The course attacks whites to be sure… but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.
     
    True enough, but IMO what actually bothers them more is the implication that Muslims are part of the set of deviant freaks, just another category of weirdo with no chance of becoming shiny happy normal people. Limited as the cognitive abilities of stabby Somalis may be, they understand perfectly well that they're not going to be doing heart surgery or designing robots. This guy knew on some level that he had no business at Ohio State.
    , @Olorin
    I seriously doubt there was anything that subtle going on at any level of his cogitation.

    My guess: he was stabby. Period. Then he started stabbing.

    He stabbed SJWs because he was surrounded by them in the place where he'd been plopped. If he'd been plopped in with a bunch of I dunno Amish or Mormons or Mogtown khat-chewers, he would have stabbed them when the stabby came to the fore, if there weren't enough fear of retribution to stop him.

    If anything was going on mentationally, it was a dim, crawling sense that no matter how much head-patting he received, he didn't fit there, would never succeed in the vague aspirational pathways his patted head might have harbored, and was going to fail at being anything other than a low IQ stabby Somali.

    Looking for "reason" in this sort of thing is usually a misapplication of that faculty.
    , @Pericles
    "The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque."

    In Somalia.
  29. This may be lawsuit worthy. The victims should get together and sue OSU.

    • Replies: @G Pinfold
    Yes, because a whole can of worms could be unlidded through disclosure. It's possible the perp was directly egged on by bloodthirsty faculty. I well remember professors goading their charges with Marx's invocation: "philosophers can only talk about the World, the thing is to change it." It's certainly worth looking in to.
  30. Just guessing the Understanding Sex, Gender Roles, and Sexism section rubbed him the wrong way.

  31. @jJay
    I read Reason magazine regularly and participate in the H&R forum under another handle.

    I have posted there on H&R, a few times, that Robby Soave reads Steve Sailer. I didn't press the point. H&R has it's own culture. But it is known by now.

    Soave regularly runs with Sailer's content without any attribution I can recall. That's dishonest.

    I hope he is reading this.

    I don’t always give attribution for everything I run.

    And sometimes it’s a coincidence.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    That is generous, very generous. But it also means that you won't get a cabinet position in the Trump administration. Which is too damned bad for us, but really great for you.
  32. @JohnnyD
    It's pretty bad when the syllabus seems like a parody...

    I wonder if they think Muslims have Islamic Privilege in Muslim countries. What a joke of a class. Why are we funding this?

  33. When America didn’t have so much vibrant diversity college was all about learning a useful job skill so you can earn a shitload of money after you graduate. Now college is an anti-White Social Justice Warrior brainwashing camp like that episide of South Park. College needs to go back to it’s capitalist roots of money over identity politics. A lot of these Millennials who go to college only for the Social Justice Warrior experience end up working minimum wage jobs at Peet’s Coffee. America needs more doctors and engineers, not more Black Lies Matter members. Black Lies Matter are not going to help America economically compete with China.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Hence the need to 'feel the Bern!' If you have no marketable skills, zeroing out your debt sounds pretty nice. Parasites of America unite! All you have to lose is your financial obligations!
  34. I think Godfrey Elfwick would fit in there very well.

  35. In the news reports it says he is 18. I don’t know many 18 year olds with a hairline that is obviously receding. Kinda like the elephant in the room, same thing with Serena only different issue. Yet another example of how our “refugee” resettlement program is complete bogus.

    • Replies: @Lot
    I figured it out earlier, his fake age is actually 19, and is the result of claiming to be 17 when he was resettled in the USA.

    His parents lied to get him admitted to the USA, which is grounds for their criminal prosecution followed by deportation.
    , @anon
    To my eyes he looks early 30's. He has a striking resemblance to a Muslim acquaintance of mine who is 32 years of age , and half Ethiopian and half Yemini . He is also displaying almost identical pattern baldness.
  36. If you look at the references, and I just scanned quickly and incompletely, but it looks like nearly all the material has been written in the past 3-4 years.

    Just a little night noticing over this way….

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    If you look at the references, and I just scanned quickly and incompletely, but it looks like nearly all the material has been written in the past 3-4 years.

    Just a little night noticing over this way….
     
    That was something I noticed in my Ivy League grad school courses in the early 2000's.

    And it's not the worst thing that's happened to the curricula, but it's enough.
    , @BucephalusXYZ
    Mostly true, and quite pertinent...

    But: one of the last readings, by Ivan Illich, is from 1968. Today, he is mostly forgotten in the US, and insofar as he is known, he seems to have been co-opted by the far left (or perhaps I should say the SJW left). But if you read the assigned reading:

    http://www.swaraj.org/illich_hell.htm

    or much of his other stuff, I think that many who identify with the "alternative right" (broadly speaking) will find much of interest.
  37. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder if one of the students who was injured at OSU can sue the college for radicalizing Mr. Stabby via this college course. Treat the course and prof as if they’re a dangerous cult, for example. I think they might have a case they could win if they did it as a civil lawsuit, which has a lower burden of proof. It would make a lot of these courses disappear from colleges across the US if someone starts hauling SJW profs into court every time one of their students goes ape and starts causing injury to people or property. You don’t even have to win these cases. Just intimidate the prof enough (and force them to pay a lot of money to hire a lawyer) that they decide to drop the topic from the school’s curriculum.

  38. @Buffalo Joe
    I propose a course for Stabby Somalians....White People Anatomy featuring one of those butcher charts with the prime cuts lined out and labeled. Save the Stabbies a lot of time and effort if they know how to butcher the infidels. Also how about a course in Sidewalk Driving, as a prelude to the Anatomy Course.

    I once read that “vitals” (parts necessary for life) for “guts” referred to the organs which if penetrated by a stabby Roman sward would lead shortly to death.

  39. @CK
    Who wrote the syllabus, who is the educator teaching the course.
    It is all well and good to show the idiocy but it also helps to
    Name The Idiots Responsible.

    Sadly interesting is the apparent evolution of this course and the amazing bureaucracy involved in reviewing and approving course, title, purpose, and content. Documents also name some names of “course coordinators.”

    Past changes:

    https://sites.ehe.osu.edu/curriculum/files/2013/11/ESHESA-2577-Course-Change-GE.pdf

    Page 4 below has list of bureaucratic approvals for revisions:

    http://crmtview.asc.ohio-state.edu/currofc/docs/3041/Edu%20Stds%202577%20Revised%202-14-14.pdf

    Proposed 2017 changes:

    https://sites.ehe.osu.edu/curriculum/files/2016/09/SP17.-ESHESA-2577.-Course-change-request.-add-recitation-option-and-update-graded-section.pdf

  40. @Anon
    As a 3-time OSU grad this is freaking embarrassing, but there's probably a course like this at every college. Please be assured that OSU offers plenty of courses in digital circuits, military history, statistics, etc.

    It tells you something that they just assume the students will observe some microaggressions. They're all around, like air; you just need to pick one.

    As a 3-time OSU grad this is freaking embarrassing, but there’s probably a course like this at every college. Please be assured that OSU offers plenty of courses in digital circuits, military history, statistics, etc.

    I’d bet you $100 that courses like this one outnumber military history courses by at least two orders of magnitude at State Universities alone. Your average liberal (sic) arts school will be worse.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I read my son's AP US history textbook and one thing I noticed was the virtually complete absence of military history. Anything that might catch a 16 year old boy's interest, such as how Grant took Vicksburg, was left out.

    The textbook did include a reference to Larry Auster's 1991 anti-immigration pamphlet (as a Bad Thing, of course), so there was that ...
  41. @Langley
    " December 5

    Where do we go from here?

    Assignments Due: Final Paper due December 9 by 5:00"

    Some people will do anything to get out of writing papers.

    Maybe he was hoping for extra credit for the stabby thing?

    Seriously - the instructor, the university, and the government people who brought him here need to be held responsible for this.

    What about that trigger happy blonde Slav that destroyed Artan’s stubby black body?

    If Officer Harujko was better trained, he would’ve beeen able to distinguish an anxious young scholar, just holding a letter opener and the envelope with life-frightening GPA scores, from some imaginary, machete-wielding crazed jihadee on a killing rampage.

    Harujko maybe can keep his job for a now, but some reeducation summer camping should be prescribed as a mandatory.

    OSU doors are wide open:

    • Replies: @Anon
    His last name is actually Japanese, not slavic.
  42. I wonder what would happen if one of these snowflakes were transported to a D Day landing or in the midst of the 1930s depression. There is no practical skill being learned here, besides how to Mau Mau the flack catchers.

    The removal of this sort of anti-white SJWism degree should be tied to federal funding of states and their universities. The alt-right is being energized by the existence of such programs and the SJWs produced.

  43. @Massimo Heitor
    This stuff is real.

    Peter Thiel in his book, The Diversity Myth, wrote about elite Stanford University in 1992:


    "But people don't look at me like I'm crazy anymore -- what history does has broadened considerably." And Professor Jackson was not exaggerating. "Black Hair as Culture and History", his new upper level History seminar, addressed how black hair, "has interacted with the black presence in this country, and how it has played a role in the evolution of black society."
     
    Thiel goes on to list the syllabus and has tons of examples that are just as bad as you can imagine.

    However, most of the US academic world does think these type of classes are crazy.

    There is tons of serious education in STEM. Walk into a serious higher math class, chemical engineering, solid state physics, medical school, etc, and no one would dare bring up nonsense like that. And 95% of the students and professors and TAs would have a very low opinion of a class like "Black Hair as Culture and History" or "Crossing Identity Boundaries".

    Remember that all the dry serious education is not going to show up on your news feed but the ridiculous publicity stunts will.

    There is tons of serious education in STEM. Walk into a serious higher math class, chemical engineering, solid state physics, medical school, etc, and no one would dare bring up nonsense like that. And 95% of the students and professors and TAs would have a very low opinion of a class like “Black Hair as Culture and History” or “Crossing Identity Boundaries”.

    Remember that all the dry serious education is not going to show up on your news feed but the ridiculous publicity stunts will.

    Please.

    If your only options are glorified trade school or ridiculous publicity stunt, you’ve already failed in your mission.

    • Agree: Travis
  44. “Why is racism always a black/white thing?”

    Because certain, teachers, professors, and social agitators have created entire careers around it and it pays very well.

  45. @anonguy
    If you look at the references, and I just scanned quickly and incompletely, but it looks like nearly all the material has been written in the past 3-4 years.

    Just a little night noticing over this way....

    If you look at the references, and I just scanned quickly and incompletely, but it looks like nearly all the material has been written in the past 3-4 years.

    Just a little night noticing over this way….

    That was something I noticed in my Ivy League grad school courses in the early 2000’s.

    And it’s not the worst thing that’s happened to the curricula, but it’s enough.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    If it's recent, you are getting the cutting edge of knowledge. The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.
  46. My 1st reax to the bibliography was: “No Shaun King???” Actually at least they had K Pittleman & Resource Generation, you can’t really tackle this field of study without bringing them in.

    Lim-Hing, S. (2000). Dragon ladies, snow queens, and Asian-American dykes

    Sounds like a title that would be carried in the back of my local video store, when that existed.

    • Replies: @Thirdeye

    Lim-Hing, S. (2000). Dragon ladies, snow queens, and Asian-American dykes

    Sounds like a title that would be carried in the back of my local video store, when that existed.
     
    Along with Memoirs of a Gay Fraternity Brother.
  47. @kihowi
    I don't think it's very funny at all. We're teaching socially and intellectually backward foreigners that we're asking for it.

    good call…..it didn’t even read partially thru that diatribe and i want to go stab someone.

  48. All of the readings are from the same viewpoint. Wouldn’t a course like this need a counter point example, at least one?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    A different viewpoint would be racist and triggering.
    , @Anon
    "All of the readings are from the same viewpoint."

    No, the viewpoints are many. Homo, tranny, disabled, Muslim, feminist, Jewish, etc etc.

    The target is one and the same: whitey.

    But I wonder....

    In some ways, PC furthers Western domination over non-western ones.

    Why? Because Western nations are more attuned to PC than non-Western ones are.

    After all, 'gay marriage' is essentially a Western thing. So is tranny-mania. And deviant subcultures have most protection in the West.

    So, even though PC is ostensibly anti-western and anti-white, its core tenets are far more threatening to non-western nations. if anything, western nations are so PC, they can't get any PC-er and are dying to export it abroad, like Christian missionaries were dying to spread the faith abroad once Europe became totally Christian.

    Since non-westerners might recoil from PC if it was sold as "west is more evolved than you non-white losers who need to sign onto homomania and slut pride", the trick is to sell it as empowering non-whites against 'white racism'.

    But once non-whites are processed by PC, they end up looking upon their own peoples and cultures with derision and judgmental hostility for not having parades extolling lesbians.

    PC allows non-white invasion of the West, but these non-whites are turned into PC pod people who end spreading PC filth back home. So, PC becomes a western infiltration and transformation of non-white nations and cultures.

    Suppose I want to turn you into my way. If I say, "I'm better than you, and you should do I say", your knee-jerk reaction will be 'eff you'.
    But suppose I create a Narrative where I'm the A-hole and need to repent. And YOU are the good person, wonderful feller. But this Narrative says you are especially wonderful because you do what I really want you to do, indeed something you are not used to doing. But because the Narrative extols you and denounces me, you think you are gaining power over me when, in fact, I'm turning you into an agent of my agenda.

    It's like communism. USSR took in students from all over the world ostensibly to empower them with Marxism as a struggle against Western Imperialism, but it was really a means to turn the into emissaries of Soviet influence and power.. which was a form of white power.

    Now, PC is bad for average whites who gain nothing from it. But for globalist elites, it is an effective means to win over non-whites and turn them into agents of globalism. PC flatters non-whites with rhetoric of 'inclusion' and 'evil white racism', but this is tied with homomania and Diversity. So, these PC-ized non-whites preach to their compatriots that they must have 'gay marriage' and more Diversity in the native lands as well.

    And universities all over the world now have 'gender studies' and 'intersectionality' and that crap.

    The globalists know how this Cronenbergian, Kubrickian, and Mametian strategy works. But non-white dummies are clueless.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAdbdUt_h9M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQ6gS0fm9s
  49. “At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

    – Discuss how they will be socially just global citizenship as part of their lifelong learning.”

    I guess any commentary on the “sentence” above would necessarily tend toward microagression.

  50. @Anon
    You know... from going over the syllabus(ROTFL), I get the impression that the killer wasn't so much serving but attacking SJWism, even if unconsciously.

    No self-respecting Muslim could find much comfort in a course that goes on and on about homos, freaks, deviants, feminists, decadents, degenerates, trannies, hedonists, infidels, and etc.

    The course attacks whites to be sure... but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.

    The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque.

    No, it’s more likely that as a low-IQ foreigner he was gaslighted by the anti-white, anti-Christian rhetoric and took the propaganda seriously enough to seek out redress, which to a Somalian means going insane and stabbing random people.

    • Replies: @Anon
    But if the killings were random, there was a good chance he attacked some SJWs since college is full of them.
  51. @anony-mouse
    Look at the positive side:

    If he gets an A+ now you can't blame it on grade inflation or affirmative action.

    From the syllabus:

    “At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

    ….

    – Demonstrate a personal ethic geared towards civic responsibility.”

    I’m guessing he might not have gotten “full credit” for that one.

    • Replies: @Forbes

    Demonstrate a personal ethic geared towards civic responsibility.
     
    I missed the part in the syllabus where civic responsibility was addressed.
  52. That is an insanely long and detailed syllabus. I never had any class with one half as long.

  53. @Anon
    As a 3-time OSU grad this is freaking embarrassing, but there's probably a course like this at every college. Please be assured that OSU offers plenty of courses in digital circuits, military history, statistics, etc.

    It tells you something that they just assume the students will observe some microaggressions. They're all around, like air; you just need to pick one.

    Hillbilly tribune J. D. Vance went to Ohio State before Yale Law School.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yale-law-school-inequality_us_5772a27ee4b0dbb1bbbc11b9

    It sounds like Yale was a lot worse.

    The main textbook for the course has Amazon reviews.

    https://www.amazon.com/Readings-Diversity-Social-Justice-Maurianne/dp/0415892945

    The first page of reviews are all about one paragraph long and extremely superficial. Very unlike some other kinds of books that inspire lengthy essay-reviews on Amazon. I view this as indirect confirmation that everyone involved recognizes on some level that there’s nothing going on here deeper than a BuzzFeed article.

    I think the next time they offer this course, the readings should be entirely taken from Lee Jussim and Amy Wax.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/jussim-on-stereotypes/
    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/stereotypes-arent-so-bad/
    http://www.unz.com/isteve/stereotype-threat/

    http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-dead-end-of-disparate-impact
    http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/faculty_scholarship/352/

  54. @Thea
    All of the readings are from the same viewpoint. Wouldn't a course like this need a counter point example, at least one?

    A different viewpoint would be racist and triggering.

  55. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    In the news reports it says he is 18. I don't know many 18 year olds with a hairline that is obviously receding. Kinda like the elephant in the room, same thing with Serena only different issue. Yet another example of how our "refugee" resettlement program is complete bogus.


    http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/msnbc/components/video/201611/tdy_lauer_zarate_161129.nbcnews-ux-1080-600.jpg

    I figured it out earlier, his fake age is actually 19, and is the result of claiming to be 17 when he was resettled in the USA.

    His parents lied to get him admitted to the USA, which is grounds for their criminal prosecution followed by deportation.

  56. @MC
    I never took any classes this loony liberal, but the sheer amount of makework in this syllabus (seven different journals?) reminds me why I hated school.

    Actually, I sorta liked college, which had much less makework than high school. I get the feeling that college classes like this are for the A+ student/low test score girls who still want lots of credit for class participation and makework, just like they got in high school.

    It would take me a semester to read the syllabus.

  57. I wish grading was outsourced by law.

    ACT and SAT grading is done via student ID numbers by third parties. All testing in our universities, including the grading of papers by A. I. could be done in the same manner, hopefully subtracting the proffessoriate’s power (to fail a student with opposing views) away from them, allowing for real classroom dissent in discussions with truly emboldened students.

    • Replies: @verylongaccountname
    At some (most?) British universities, the lecturer does not prepare the exams or grade. A second person does that. That would be a step in the right direction, in my opinion.
  58. @Anon
    You know... from going over the syllabus(ROTFL), I get the impression that the killer wasn't so much serving but attacking SJWism, even if unconsciously.

    No self-respecting Muslim could find much comfort in a course that goes on and on about homos, freaks, deviants, feminists, decadents, degenerates, trannies, hedonists, infidels, and etc.

    The course attacks whites to be sure... but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.

    The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque.

    The course attacks whites to be sure… but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.

    True enough, but IMO what actually bothers them more is the implication that Muslims are part of the set of deviant freaks, just another category of weirdo with no chance of becoming shiny happy normal people. Limited as the cognitive abilities of stabby Somalis may be, they understand perfectly well that they’re not going to be doing heart surgery or designing robots. This guy knew on some level that he had no business at Ohio State.

  59. This course will meet a General Education (GE) requirement for Diversity: Social Diversity in the United States. This course also fulfills the requirement for the leadership minor.

    That this course exists at all at a university is insane (especially with the utter lack of any diversity of viewpoint). But that it satisfies a requirement?! I am so triggered. Time to go find a safe space away from SJW lunacy.

  60. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I think PC drives people crazy in two ways.

    1. By feeding kids with crazy ideas, like with Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution.

    2. By pushing too many contradictory ideas that the mind cannot resolve, leading to all kinds of neuroses.
    PC calls for ‘inclusion’ but also ‘safe space’. But ‘safe space’ can only be maintained through exclusion. If feminists want safe space, they need to exclude the men. If blacks want safe space, they need to exclude whites.
    Also, PC is supposedly ‘progressive’ and ‘liberal’, at the cutting edge of social and intellectual theory. But how can anything be intellectually valid when so many facts and data are suppressed lest they be ‘triggering’ and ‘micro-aggressive’?

    A mind is bound to go screwy if programmed with such contradictions. It’s like HAL computer goes nuts when it’s been programmed to think itself perfect and flawless. So, when it’s caught in a flaw, it begins to act funny. It is convinced that the problem must be with humans.

    PC is like HAL. It has been embedded into every facet of society where any deviance from it is destroyed without mercy. Also, PC tells progs and non-whites that all the fault is with whitey(unless he is homo or tranny).

    In a way, this PC stuff is post-imperialist than anti-imperialist.

    After WWII, the main theme of the Third World was to reclaim the homeland, gain independence, and develop own nations. Anti-imperialist.

    Since US immigration laws changed only in 65, few even dreamed of going to America. Their main goal was to EXCLUDE the imperialists and send them back home.

    BRITISH GO HOME, FRENCH GO HOME, YANKEE GO HOME.

    In Easter Bloc, the dream was RUSSKIE GO HOME.

    So, the theme was anti-imperialist. Let whites go back to their white homelands and let non-whites own, rule, and develop their own homelands.

    If white nations had kept a strict immigration policy, this theme would have stuck. Anti-Imperialism.
    If Imperialism had forced the Inclusion of White Power and white colonizers into non-white lands, anti-imperialism forced the expulsion/exclusion of whites to bring forth Liberation.

    This was good for non-whites and whites in the long run.

    But then… white nations opened the gates. Not just in Europe and America but eventually in Canada and Australia. I wonder what the hell happened to Sweden to make it so ‘inclusive’?
    It goes to show that ruling ideology really matters. Sweden had every material means to maintain a healthy stable society, but its cancerous ideology drove it to suicide.
    There is also the sin of pride. Surely, many progs can see the horror of their policy, but their pride prevents them admitting guilt and reversing the course. Letting in tons of Muslims is seen as killing two birds with one stone: moral superiority over white ‘nazis’ and Zionists. Whites must atone for the Holocaust by embracing non-whites. But by supporting Muslims against Jews who oppress Palestinians in Israel(the last holdover from Western Imperialism), it also makes Swedes morally superior to Jews.
    Ironically, Swedes and Merkel are just like Hitler. Der Fuhrer, filled with pride and hubris, could never admit he did anything wrong. If Germany was going down in flames, the blame was with Germans, not him, and he was going to make sure that Germany be punished for having failed to fulfill his vision. His way or the highway.
    Prog hubris and pride work the same way. If more Diversity isn’t leading to some rosy future, then the white deplorables have failed their utopian vision and must be destroyed by yet more diversity even if that destroys all of western civilization.

    Anyway, when the west opened the immigration gates, non-whites who’d told white folks to go home couldn’t resist going to white nations where life was easier and more convenient. And more pleasurable with entertainment and loose sexual morals.

    So, if anti-imperialist non-whites once said “we don’t need whites”, the post-imperialist non-whites felt “We want to live with/under whites who do everything better.”

    On the one hand, they wanted to cling to the anti-imperialist narrative of anti-white-oppression and non-white-liberation, but on the other hand, they succumbed to the reality of white superiority in managing societies in terms of production and rule of law.

    But there is contradiction in the white prog mind as well. During the anti-imperialist era, they sided with non-whites and called for end of imperialism and colonialism. They contended that all the problems in non-white nations were due to white capitalist exploitation. In the end, whites had to give up their colonies and return home.

    But, these ‘liberated’ nations soon turned corrupt, repressive, murderous, and nuts. Some of them were hardly nations in the modern sense of the word. So, these ‘compassionate’ white progs felt that the humane thing to do was to offer non-white masses refuge from non-white tyranny and terror. Also, it gave them an opportunity to virtue signal and act holier than thou. They are addicted to moral superiority, a legacy of Christianity.
    But this gesture would indicate that non-whites are inferior and must be offered safe haven by whites since they are so hopeless on their own. But we can’t say that, so just find more surreal ways to blame it all on white males. Since rich white males of big cities sign onto PC rhetoric to avoid being targeted — modern form of buying ‘indulgences’ — , just blame W. Virginia hillbillies or Arizona gringos who are tired of illegals invading and ripping off their property.

    This is why PC is so confused. It is really no longer anti-imperialist. It is no longer “yankee go home and leave us be in our own land”. It is “let US-dominated globalist-imperialism take over the entire world, let me into white nations, let me have the good life, and let me complain about white man because it is would be embarrassing to admit that I prefer the white world over my own.”

    It is father Khan-ism, the idiot ‘gold star dad’. It is homos, Sikhs, feminists, Muslims, Somalis, Mexicans, etc chanting USA USA USA USA at Hillary Convention led by a deranged white general who calls for new cold war with Russia to spread US power all over the world.

    It is truly demented. And so dishonest.

    • Agree: Antonymous
  61. @Lord Jeff Sessions
    In the news reports it says he is 18. I don't know many 18 year olds with a hairline that is obviously receding. Kinda like the elephant in the room, same thing with Serena only different issue. Yet another example of how our "refugee" resettlement program is complete bogus.


    http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/msnbc/components/video/201611/tdy_lauer_zarate_161129.nbcnews-ux-1080-600.jpg

    To my eyes he looks early 30’s. He has a striking resemblance to a Muslim acquaintance of mine who is 32 years of age , and half Ethiopian and half Yemini . He is also displaying almost identical pattern baldness.

  62. @GW
    No, it's more likely that as a low-IQ foreigner he was gaslighted by the anti-white, anti-Christian rhetoric and took the propaganda seriously enough to seek out redress, which to a Somalian means going insane and stabbing random people.

    But if the killings were random, there was a good chance he attacked some SJWs since college is full of them.

  63. @MC
    I never took any classes this loony liberal, but the sheer amount of makework in this syllabus (seven different journals?) reminds me why I hated school.

    Actually, I sorta liked college, which had much less makework than high school. I get the feeling that college classes like this are for the A+ student/low test score girls who still want lots of credit for class participation and makework, just like they got in high school.

    Never let college or university interfere with your education.

  64. @JerryC
    LOL. How much are the good parents of Ohio paying for the privilege of having their kids force-fed leftwing blog content from bastions of intellectuality like Vox, Everydayfeminism and Talkingpointsmemo? What a racket! At least the football team is good.

    To hell with the football team, and the NCAA.

  65. @kihowi
    I don't think it's very funny at all. We're teaching socially and intellectually backward foreigners that we're asking for it.

    We are not teaching that. They are teaching that.

  66. Again: none of this is surprising — it’s definitely disgusting, and the most disgusting thing about it is that it is funded by white taxpayers — they are forced to fund what is essentially hate propaganda against them and their children, disguised as “intellectual” university-level course material — hate propaganda targeted for consumption primarily by a a growing, underachieving, and resentful non-white population — what could go wrong?

    Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse — modern ‘progressivism’ reminds me of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge — inherently unstable and unworkable, yet pushed to such outrageous extremes that one can hope its collapse is also now imminent.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    More to the point on your example of Galloping Gertie, the bridge failed because it was too flexible.

    An object lesson for today's Academy. And since we're talking about what's wrong and right with higher ed....

    The TN Bridge was too flexible because it was designed with too much input from money lenders and not enough from engineers who knew better.

    The collapse wouldn't have happened if the design chosen for the Narrows project had been that of renowned local bridge engineer Clark Eldridge, rather than the Latvian Jew from NYC, Leon Moisseiff.

    Moisseiff was a civil engineer in the habit of taking credit for others' work and ideas. He was pushed on WA state's highway department by the feds, who thought Eldridge's plans for a more robustly stiffened bridge was too costly.

    http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article42065382.html

    Eldridge didn't mince words on this after the collapse. The Tacoma Times ran his postmortem with the headline "US Money-Lenders Blamed by Engineers for Span Crash."

    Later, David Glenn, an engineer with the state public works department, came out with similar views. Glenn was fired, and Eldridge left his job and joined the US Navy. Leon Moisseiff wasn't blamed by the feds who investigated the collapse; they blamed the entire engineering profession.

    To loop this back to our host's thread on Japan, internment/prison camps, and WWII...

    Eldridge served on Guam and was captured by the Japanese. He did something like four years in a Jap POW camp. The story goes that one of the guards had studied in the US, recognized Eldridge, walked up to him and said, "You! Tacoma Bridge!"

    As is sadly common (and continues to this day in WA state infrastructure projects), project engineer Eldridge was forced to manage the construction of something he had good reason to believe would fail.

    This example is instructive regarding STEM education and its proponents who envision remaking the academy. In the end, the money men always have power over the engineers, and they never have to tote up the costs of their penury as part of the balance sheet. The economics term is "externalized costs."

  67. @The Last Real Calvinist
    This is going to sound insane, but ES HESA 2577's description and syllabus are notably better-written than the norm for this type of course.

    You are right. It sounds insane (I read it out loud to myself.) I really wish you were wrong.

    So even the fever swamps can produce coherent madness? Scary – very scary.

  68. @Steve Sailer
    I don't always give attribution for everything I run.

    And sometimes it's a coincidence.

    That is generous, very generous. But it also means that you won’t get a cabinet position in the Trump administration. Which is too damned bad for us, but really great for you.

  69. “At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to… Identify ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and privilege.”

    It looks like Abdul Razak Ali Artan passed with flying colors.

    Does the murdering count as extra credit?

  70. @Jefferson
    When America didn't have so much vibrant diversity college was all about learning a useful job skill so you can earn a shitload of money after you graduate. Now college is an anti-White Social Justice Warrior brainwashing camp like that episide of South Park. College needs to go back to it's capitalist roots of money over identity politics. A lot of these Millennials who go to college only for the Social Justice Warrior experience end up working minimum wage jobs at Peet's Coffee. America needs more doctors and engineers, not more Black Lies Matter members. Black Lies Matter are not going to help America economically compete with China.

    Hence the need to ‘feel the Bern!’ If you have no marketable skills, zeroing out your debt sounds pretty nice. Parasites of America unite! All you have to lose is your financial obligations!

  71. @Desiderius

    As a 3-time OSU grad this is freaking embarrassing, but there’s probably a course like this at every college. Please be assured that OSU offers plenty of courses in digital circuits, military history, statistics, etc.
     
    I'd bet you $100 that courses like this one outnumber military history courses by at least two orders of magnitude at State Universities alone. Your average liberal (sic) arts school will be worse.

    I read my son’s AP US history textbook and one thing I noticed was the virtually complete absence of military history. Anything that might catch a 16 year old boy’s interest, such as how Grant took Vicksburg, was left out.

    The textbook did include a reference to Larry Auster’s 1991 anti-immigration pamphlet (as a Bad Thing, of course), so there was that …

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I've taught AP test prep courses recently and it's gotten so bad that I suspect that the actual effect on the students may be limited. Of course the purely vocational approach to education that results is tragically impoverished, but I don't think we'll see Red Guards made up of average students anytime soon.

    I recall some theater kids complaining about how obviously homosexuality was pushed, for instance. The artlessness is a turn-off even for those who would be naturally sympathetic.
  72. @Anon
    I think we should exonerate the nutjob Korean mass killer at V-Tech as social justice warrior.

    Esp since his killing spree didn't discriminate.

    The most inclusive killing ever.

    I recall a rather amusing thing said by a Chinese guy at a chop suey joint I used to frequent.

    "Good thing he killed Asians too. That way, it not racial."

    Okay.

    Esp since his killing spree didn’t discriminate.

    The most inclusive killing ever.

    Including a lovely Arab Christian (Melkite Greek Catholic) girl:

    http://www.remembrance.vt.edu/biographies/samaha.html

    ISIS is attacking her people in the Middle East–and a crazed immigrant kills her here.

    That about sums up U.S. policy for the last decade and a half.

  73. @Steve Sailer
    I read my son's AP US history textbook and one thing I noticed was the virtually complete absence of military history. Anything that might catch a 16 year old boy's interest, such as how Grant took Vicksburg, was left out.

    The textbook did include a reference to Larry Auster's 1991 anti-immigration pamphlet (as a Bad Thing, of course), so there was that ...

    I’ve taught AP test prep courses recently and it’s gotten so bad that I suspect that the actual effect on the students may be limited. Of course the purely vocational approach to education that results is tragically impoverished, but I don’t think we’ll see Red Guards made up of average students anytime soon.

    I recall some theater kids complaining about how obviously homosexuality was pushed, for instance. The artlessness is a turn-off even for those who would be naturally sympathetic.

  74. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Thea
    All of the readings are from the same viewpoint. Wouldn't a course like this need a counter point example, at least one?

    “All of the readings are from the same viewpoint.”

    No, the viewpoints are many. Homo, tranny, disabled, Muslim, feminist, Jewish, etc etc.

    The target is one and the same: whitey.

    But I wonder….

    In some ways, PC furthers Western domination over non-western ones.

    Why? Because Western nations are more attuned to PC than non-Western ones are.

    After all, ‘gay marriage’ is essentially a Western thing. So is tranny-mania. And deviant subcultures have most protection in the West.

    So, even though PC is ostensibly anti-western and anti-white, its core tenets are far more threatening to non-western nations. if anything, western nations are so PC, they can’t get any PC-er and are dying to export it abroad, like Christian missionaries were dying to spread the faith abroad once Europe became totally Christian.

    Since non-westerners might recoil from PC if it was sold as “west is more evolved than you non-white losers who need to sign onto homomania and slut pride”, the trick is to sell it as empowering non-whites against ‘white racism’.

    But once non-whites are processed by PC, they end up looking upon their own peoples and cultures with derision and judgmental hostility for not having parades extolling lesbians.

    PC allows non-white invasion of the West, but these non-whites are turned into PC pod people who end spreading PC filth back home. So, PC becomes a western infiltration and transformation of non-white nations and cultures.

    Suppose I want to turn you into my way. If I say, “I’m better than you, and you should do I say”, your knee-jerk reaction will be ‘eff you’.
    But suppose I create a Narrative where I’m the A-hole and need to repent. And YOU are the good person, wonderful feller. But this Narrative says you are especially wonderful because you do what I really want you to do, indeed something you are not used to doing. But because the Narrative extols you and denounces me, you think you are gaining power over me when, in fact, I’m turning you into an agent of my agenda.

    It’s like communism. USSR took in students from all over the world ostensibly to empower them with Marxism as a struggle against Western Imperialism, but it was really a means to turn the into emissaries of Soviet influence and power.. which was a form of white power.

    Now, PC is bad for average whites who gain nothing from it. But for globalist elites, it is an effective means to win over non-whites and turn them into agents of globalism. PC flatters non-whites with rhetoric of ‘inclusion’ and ‘evil white racism’, but this is tied with homomania and Diversity. So, these PC-ized non-whites preach to their compatriots that they must have ‘gay marriage’ and more Diversity in the native lands as well.

    And universities all over the world now have ‘gender studies’ and ‘intersectionality’ and that crap.

    The globalists know how this Cronenbergian, Kubrickian, and Mametian strategy works. But non-white dummies are clueless.

  75. @anonguy
    If you look at the references, and I just scanned quickly and incompletely, but it looks like nearly all the material has been written in the past 3-4 years.

    Just a little night noticing over this way....

    Mostly true, and quite pertinent…

    But: one of the last readings, by Ivan Illich, is from 1968. Today, he is mostly forgotten in the US, and insofar as he is known, he seems to have been co-opted by the far left (or perhaps I should say the SJW left). But if you read the assigned reading:

    http://www.swaraj.org/illich_hell.htm

    or much of his other stuff, I think that many who identify with the “alternative right” (broadly speaking) will find much of interest.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I may have seen Ivan Illich speak at Rice U. in the late 1970s. But it's vague in my memory. Ivan Illich sounds more like a name from a Tolstoy novel than from real life.

    Fortunately, I can Google this confusing stuff:

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

    So, it turns out, that Ivan Ilyich is the Tolstoy character, while Ivan Illich is the guy I saw speak at Rice around 1979.

    , @Olorin
    I'll small-e echo that.

    See also his stuff on "deschooling society," very pertinent to the discussion of this OSU syllabus.

    http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

    I cannot imagine the OSU students having the thinking skills to sift and winnow that, relative to the neoplasms on their reading list. The point of the newer reading material appears to be keeping them captive to their schooling, its institutions, and its holders of power.

  76. Keep this in your head when you read articles about how African immigrants are more educated than natives.

    African immigrants have the highest academic achievement in the US
    … African immigrants to the U.S. are also more highly educated than any other native-born ethnic group including white Americans. … 19.4 percent of all adult African immigrants in the United States held a graduate degree, compared to 8.1 percent of adult whites

    • Replies: @Anon
    It's using Igbo immigrants (v smart group on average) to falsely generalize about Africans. Include any other subsaharan group, apart from Luo perhaps, and you'll have the usual SSA scores and aptitudes. Igbo had the financial and cognitive wherewithal to apply for U.S. greencards or H1Bs pre-Obama -- before african immigration became synonymous with refugees (" ").
  77. Abolish tenure. Defund universities. Close departments. Fire professors.

    Academia is our enemy. The culture war must be taken to them – by depriving them of their livelihoods.

    • Agree: Kylie
  78. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    If white people created PC and if PC led white people to cut themselves from their own roots, identity, and heritage(and turn into shallow decadent trashy creatures), then doesn’t it follow that the end game of PC is to do the SAME thing to non-whites as well?

    After all, PC multi-culturalism has no real interest in other cultures and histories. It is ONLY interested in using them as political forces against ‘racism’ and ‘nationalism’. And also to tie all non-white identities with homomania. Today, PC breaks down nationalism and race-ism in the West, but tomorrow it will the same in the non-West since globo-open-borders calls for total domination of PC and Pop Culture backed by US finance and military muscle.

    PC progs never try to defend or preserve non-white nations. Their only message is surrender to homomania, diversity-mania, Negromania, and Holocaust worship.
    Adopt all the obsessions and hangups of virtue-signaling degenerate or decadent whites whose minds have been infected by GLOB elites.

    Progs talk of tolerance but claim they are ‘more evolved’ because they are into homomania. This indicates they believe the non-west to be less evolved.

    And if they care so much about the non-west, why the silence over Obama and Hillary’s destruction of Libya and Syria?

    What has open borders have done for those nations? Germany got it bad with the entry of millions of Muslims. But Syria got it much worse with the entry of 100,000s of Jihadis and other trash funded by Turks, Saudis, and others.

    Multi-culturalism is a trashy and shallow use of cultures to further what is essentially a globalist agenda. It says white nations must give up nationalism to be ‘diverse’ and ‘inclusive’, but then, this process must serve as the template for the rest of the world(except Israel).

    http://www.csmonitor.com/1991/0422/22191.html

  79. @ten miles
    I wish grading was outsourced by law.

    ACT and SAT grading is done via student ID numbers by third parties. All testing in our universities, including the grading of papers by A. I. could be done in the same manner, hopefully subtracting the proffessoriate's power (to fail a student with opposing views) away from them, allowing for real classroom dissent in discussions with truly emboldened students.

    At some (most?) British universities, the lecturer does not prepare the exams or grade. A second person does that. That would be a step in the right direction, in my opinion.

  80. Speaking of ‘microaggressions’, this case is a microcosm:

    Freshman who reported swastikas drew them as well — young female Jewish journalism student (oy vey) draws swastikas, reports same as hate crime — etc etc —Robert Fishman, the director of Hillel, said during conversations, Marshak always came across as rational…”This is a definite cry for help on her part,” Fishman said in a phone interview Monday. “I can’t imagine why anyone would do anything like this. — funny coincidence, I can’t either — from the first comment: I understand that Robert Fishman, then the Hillel director of GW University, was at first determined that the perpetrator of these swastikas be found and prosecuted. He was, that is, until the culprit turned out to be a Jewish girl. Suddenly, what was a “crime” worthy of FBI attention turned into “a cry for help.” What’s with that?

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    This was a true hate crime, just one against white gentiles. It's essentially a blood libel.

    She should get the same punishment the perpetrator would get if it turned out it was a Richard B. Spencer lookalike white gentile guy.

    BTW I personally think that drawing swastikas on the door of a student is a threat, so normally shouldn't be under free speech protections.
  81. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/1991/0422/22191.html

    “The problem is that American universities typically teach non-Western courses in a manner bearing little or no resemblance to the ideas most deeply cherished in those cultures. Instead, most American students receive a selective polemical interpretation of non-Western societies, one that reveals less about those places than about the ideological prejudices of those who manage multicultural education.”

    “Suspicions that Rigoberta does not represent the third-world peasant population are reinforced by her chapter titled, ‘Rigoberta Renounces Marriage and Motherhood,’ a norm which her tribe could not have adopted and survived. If Rigoberta doesn’t represent the Mayan villagers of Latin America, whom does she represent? She represents a projection of Western radical and feminist views onto Latin Indian culture. Since the book recounts Rigoberta’s sequential embrace of such causes as Marxism, feminism, and lesbian rights, she serves as a mouthpiece for a sophisticated Western critique of society, all the more useful because it issues from a seemingly authentic peasant source.”

  82. @bored identity
    What about that trigger happy blonde Slav that destroyed Artan's stubby black body?

    If Officer Harujko was better trained, he would've beeen able to distinguish an anxious young scholar, just holding a letter opener and the envelope with life-frightening GPA scores, from some imaginary, machete-wielding crazed jihadee on a killing rampage.

    Harujko maybe can keep his job for a now, but some reeducation summer camping should be prescribed as a mandatory.


    OSU doors are wide open:



    https://youtu.be/0fk_wavMV_g

    His last name is actually Japanese, not slavic.

    • Replies: @Foreign Expert
    Impossible. Japanese syllables cannot end in a consonant, except "n".
    , @bored identity
    Oh, well....

    Japanese, Slavs....they all look same to me.

    (Although, I'm still right, since you obviously mixed up the hero cop with Hachikō - because they are both white)
  83. @Tmanz
    This may be lawsuit worthy. The victims should get together and sue OSU.

    Yes, because a whole can of worms could be unlidded through disclosure. It’s possible the perp was directly egged on by bloodthirsty faculty. I well remember professors goading their charges with Marx’s invocation: “philosophers can only talk about the World, the thing is to change it.” It’s certainly worth looking in to.

  84. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome
    Keep this in your head when you read articles about how African immigrants are more educated than natives.


    African immigrants have the highest academic achievement in the US
    ... African immigrants to the U.S. are also more highly educated than any other native-born ethnic group including white Americans. ... 19.4 percent of all adult African immigrants in the United States held a graduate degree, compared to 8.1 percent of adult whites

     

    It’s using Igbo immigrants (v smart group on average) to falsely generalize about Africans. Include any other subsaharan group, apart from Luo perhaps, and you’ll have the usual SSA scores and aptitudes. Igbo had the financial and cognitive wherewithal to apply for U.S. greencards or H1Bs pre-Obama — before african immigration became synonymous with refugees (” “).

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Also ask where they "earned" these doctorates.
  85. @Anon
    You know... from going over the syllabus(ROTFL), I get the impression that the killer wasn't so much serving but attacking SJWism, even if unconsciously.

    No self-respecting Muslim could find much comfort in a course that goes on and on about homos, freaks, deviants, feminists, decadents, degenerates, trannies, hedonists, infidels, and etc.

    The course attacks whites to be sure... but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.

    The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque.

    I seriously doubt there was anything that subtle going on at any level of his cogitation.

    My guess: he was stabby. Period. Then he started stabbing.

    He stabbed SJWs because he was surrounded by them in the place where he’d been plopped. If he’d been plopped in with a bunch of I dunno Amish or Mormons or Mogtown khat-chewers, he would have stabbed them when the stabby came to the fore, if there weren’t enough fear of retribution to stop him.

    If anything was going on mentationally, it was a dim, crawling sense that no matter how much head-patting he received, he didn’t fit there, would never succeed in the vague aspirational pathways his patted head might have harbored, and was going to fail at being anything other than a low IQ stabby Somali.

    Looking for “reason” in this sort of thing is usually a misapplication of that faculty.

    • Replies: @reiner Tor

    if there weren’t enough fear of retribution to stop him.
     
    Let me add that "fear of retribution" should mean "fear that my family and clan members will be tracked down and massacred by the tribe of my victims". Unfortunately our justice systems based on individual culpability are poorly equipped to deal with these savages.
    , @Anon
    Maybe this isn't so bad after all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdqQt0b9SGI

    Sure beats "Let the Sharp Knives Stab"

    Stabby. That belongs in the Sailer Anthology.

    He used his car too. So he was also hitty.
  86. So listicles now count as academic research? *facepalm*

    Seriously, it’s hard to read stuff like this and not despair. There is absolutely zero content in this syllabus that is of any value to anybody anywhere, and yet someone got PAID for this.

    I’d also add that I am a “privileged, powerful” middle-aged white man, and I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that the professor responsible for this makes at least three times what I do, and probably more.

    I sincerely believe you could close half the colleges in America tomorrow, throwing all of their employees and students into the job market, and after the initial shock, the economy would actually improve. The real-world need for most of this crap just isn’t there, and it’s actually a net drain on the economy. Nearly anything else these people could do with their time would be more productive than what they’re doing now.

    • Agree: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @Forbes

    I sincerely believe you could close half the colleges in America tomorrow, throwing all of their employees and students into the job market, and after the initial shock, the economy would actually improve. The real-world need for most of this crap just isn’t there, and it’s actually a net drain on the economy. Nearly anything else these people could do with their time would be more productive than what they’re doing now.
     
    True. Far too many people are attending college in pursuit of degrees that offer no added prospects in life. The 4-year degree has been turned into a mass market consumer product like fast food, it satisfies a momentary urge with little discernable long-term benefit. Current consumption financed with long-term government loans devoid of any collateral.

    When a college degree was a luxury good (in 1960, 10% of HS grads went to college), only those academically inclined, or those that could afford a 4-year respite from the working world, matriculated.

    Today we have millions of retail clerks, baristas, bartenders and waiters with 4-year degrees--to what end? Of becoming the next Robert Penn Warren or Ernest Hemmingway? With $1 trillion in added student loans that, via interest group politics, they will try to off-load onto taxpayers.
  87. @Dr. X
    Good God! The taxpayers of Ohio are subsiding this? This stuff has nothing to do with any academic discipline whatsoever. It's purely post-Soviet Marxist indoctrination. That's it. The content of this course could be something straight out of Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron. (No wonder Vonnegut nearly went insane. He saw this coming in 1961!)

    It's a very serious question, though, as to how we're going to put an end to this kind of thing. There's simply no way the country can survive another generation of this kind of indoctrination. The Marxist/postmodern/egalitarian university pays no taxes, gets government subsidies, and the government gives loans and cash assistance for young kids to be poisoned by this stuff.

    That has to stop -- immediately.

    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses, and the spirit of postmodern Marxist schitt dominates the campus zeitgeist. The students are immersed constantly in this feminist, Marxist mindset — they might escape for 50 minutes into their statistics course — but then they go right back out into it. I have seen entire fields (not physics obviously) converted from critical thinking, analysis, and scholarship, into postmodern Marxist feminist rubbish. For example, ‘environmental studies’ typically will have a curriculum shot full of environmental justice, postmodern, Nazi, and ‘queer’ garbage. The administrators shell the kids constantly with messages, and now even mandatory courses, on ‘inclusiveness.’ Most parents don’t know about this, nor do the taxpayers. Good football provide some cover, but if you start digging, you learn that the football team usually isn’t making things better. The univ system in this country needs a major overhaul and most of the anti-American communist postmodern lefty useless white-male-hating faculty members need to be sent packing.

    • Replies: @BillJohnson
    An overhaul won't do it. Until an accepted alternative is in place things won't get better. This sort of thing has taken hold because of the monopoly of the university in certifying IQ and conscientiousness. I am a university professor and I am looking for any alternative for my children who are nearing college age.

    In fact, as you elude to, things have gotten worse. The list is long, but as an example, the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.

    This semester I have gotten a real chill in the classroom, the acceptable range of ideas is very narrow. Administrators are now instructing professors to include this sort of material in their classes, independent of the class topic. Thus, you may think you can avoid this material but it will find you in the chemistry, history, and physics courses as well. Witch hunters eventually need to produce a witch they will keep a close eye on those who step out of line.
    , @CCZ
    Not just social “justice” warrior students and professors, but college presidents as well, believe that a college education is all about “how to dismantle the bigotry that is prevalent in our society” and “the racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

    Hampshire College President Lash on Raising the Flag On Campus

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    This morning we raised the United States flag to full staff at Hampshire College (Amherst, Massachusetts) after a two-week discussion period about what the flag means to members of the Hampshire community.

    We are alarmed by the overt hate and threats, especially toward people in marginalized communities, which have escalated in recent weeks. We did not lower the flag to make a political statement. Nor did we intend to cause offense to veterans, military families, or others for whom the flag represents service and sacrifice. We acted solely to facilitate much-needed dialogue on our campus about how to dismantle the bigotry that is prevalent in our society.

    Nov 9, Wednesday

    A group of Hampshire students lowered the campus flag in the evening, the day after the election, their reaction to the toxic tone of the months-long election and the escalating number of news reports from across the country over recent months and years of hate speech, harassment, and violence against people of color, immigrants, international citizens, and Muslims.

    Nov 10, Thursday

    The College allowed the flag to remain at half-staff to honor the students' expression and to facilitate a campus dialogue.

    Sometime overnight the campus flag was burned.

    Nov 11, Friday

    The College flew a new flag at full staff in honor of Veterans Day.

    Six days later, President Jonathan Lash sent an email to campus communicating the College’s regret at having flown the flag at half-staff at this time and causing unintentional distress, especially to veterans.

    In the same statement President Lash announced the College’s decision to stop flying the flag on the campus flagpole for a period of time in order to facilitate a campus dialogue and to help “focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

     

  88. @eah
    Again: none of this is surprising -- it's definitely disgusting, and the most disgusting thing about it is that it is funded by white taxpayers -- they are forced to fund what is essentially hate propaganda against them and their children, disguised as "intellectual" university-level course material -- hate propaganda targeted for consumption primarily by a a growing, underachieving, and resentful non-white population -- what could go wrong?

    Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse -- modern 'progressivism' reminds me of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge -- inherently unstable and unworkable, yet pushed to such outrageous extremes that one can hope its collapse is also now imminent.

    More to the point on your example of Galloping Gertie, the bridge failed because it was too flexible.

    An object lesson for today’s Academy. And since we’re talking about what’s wrong and right with higher ed….

    The TN Bridge was too flexible because it was designed with too much input from money lenders and not enough from engineers who knew better.

    The collapse wouldn’t have happened if the design chosen for the Narrows project had been that of renowned local bridge engineer Clark Eldridge, rather than the Latvian Jew from NYC, Leon Moisseiff.

    Moisseiff was a civil engineer in the habit of taking credit for others’ work and ideas. He was pushed on WA state’s highway department by the feds, who thought Eldridge’s plans for a more robustly stiffened bridge was too costly.

    http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article42065382.html

    Eldridge didn’t mince words on this after the collapse. The Tacoma Times ran his postmortem with the headline “US Money-Lenders Blamed by Engineers for Span Crash.”

    Later, David Glenn, an engineer with the state public works department, came out with similar views. Glenn was fired, and Eldridge left his job and joined the US Navy. Leon Moisseiff wasn’t blamed by the feds who investigated the collapse; they blamed the entire engineering profession.

    To loop this back to our host’s thread on Japan, internment/prison camps, and WWII…

    Eldridge served on Guam and was captured by the Japanese. He did something like four years in a Jap POW camp. The story goes that one of the guards had studied in the US, recognized Eldridge, walked up to him and said, “You! Tacoma Bridge!”

    As is sadly common (and continues to this day in WA state infrastructure projects), project engineer Eldridge was forced to manage the construction of something he had good reason to believe would fail.

    This example is instructive regarding STEM education and its proponents who envision remaking the academy. In the end, the money men always have power over the engineers, and they never have to tote up the costs of their penury as part of the balance sheet. The economics term is “externalized costs.”

    • Replies: @eah
    Thanks for all the background/additional info re the TN bridge collapse -- it was all new to me.

    “You! Tacoma Bridge!”

    Even if some of it is a bit difficult to believe.
    , @bored identity
    Not so sure about this Eldridge guy...


    You know who also had issues with foreign born bridge builders?
  89. @Stabney Dangerefugee
    My 1st reax to the bibliography was: "No Shaun King???" Actually at least they had K Pittleman & Resource Generation, you can't really tackle this field of study without bringing them in.

    Lim-Hing, S. (2000). Dragon ladies, snow queens, and Asian-American dykes
     
    Sounds like a title that would be carried in the back of my local video store, when that existed.

    Lim-Hing, S. (2000). Dragon ladies, snow queens, and Asian-American dykes

    Sounds like a title that would be carried in the back of my local video store, when that existed.

    Along with Memoirs of a Gay Fraternity Brother.

  90. Next time I hear some Bigfoot economist explaining why America “needs” more immigrants, I wish I could show them this syllabus and ask, “why? So we can free up more Americans to do important, groundbreaking work like this?”

  91. In light of this: I think that one of the greatest Christian achievements was propagating humility as a virtue. This made Christians – and afterwards, Westerners – rather insensitive to “microagressions”. Even if we must see that the conflict simmered yet in the 19th century between defenders of the duel (as response to microagressions) and their Catholic opponents.

    • Agree: BucephalusXYZ
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    What were the religious demographics of the dueling debate?

    The last major 20th Century defender of dueling that I recall was Nabokov.

    , @benjaminl
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueling_scar

    Did the German affinity for dueling scars hint at the eventual fascination with Nordic paganism in lieu of Christianity?
  92. @Almost Missouri
    This Stabby Somali story has been misreported. Now that I've shed the baggage of my privilege thanks to this syllabus, I can see that Artan was just doing his Group Presentation Microaggressions Project as a piece of performance art.

    Sort of like "Shoot" for the current year...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26R9KFdt5aY

    Mr. Artan was completing the third of the seven Journaling project requirements:

    3. Describe a recent incident where you have seen power/privilege in your life. Reflect on that experience. How did you react in that moment? Why did you react that way and was that an appropriate way to react? How did your social identities play into this experience? Full credit will be given to those entries that reflect deeply about the experience and demonstrate an understanding of how identity impacts power and privilege. Incorporate at least one reading into your response.

    Unclear which of the readings he incorporated into his response. Points off for that? Only a B+ on the posthumous transcript?

    • Replies: @CrunchybutRealistCon
    That this happened at OSU can hardly be surprising. People often think of only MN & ME as having big pockets of Somali refugees. However, central OH is the second biggest Somali settlement after MN. What is most chilling is the footage of feedback from the OSU campus at therebel.media. You might think OSU is filled with patriotic, gritty, middle Americans. Think again. What a bunch of frickin timorous, mealy mouthed lemmings.

    Sure the Trump GOP just won the midwest, but it is now feels like all that was won was a chance to stave off execution of the historic American nation by 5-10 yrs. If swift action isn't taken to address the refugee racket, and halt the effects of 1965 Immigr Act, we will be in the abyss by 2024 or sooner
  93. This is all GET’s fault. Stabby Somali was oppressed by White Patriarchy with loneliness. Had Pantsuit’s promise to increase these non-violent, witty, high IQ dindus #s by 500% he wouldn’t have been so lonely.

  94. @Buck Turgidson
    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses, and the spirit of postmodern Marxist schitt dominates the campus zeitgeist. The students are immersed constantly in this feminist, Marxist mindset -- they might escape for 50 minutes into their statistics course -- but then they go right back out into it. I have seen entire fields (not physics obviously) converted from critical thinking, analysis, and scholarship, into postmodern Marxist feminist rubbish. For example, 'environmental studies' typically will have a curriculum shot full of environmental justice, postmodern, Nazi, and 'queer' garbage. The administrators shell the kids constantly with messages, and now even mandatory courses, on 'inclusiveness.' Most parents don't know about this, nor do the taxpayers. Good football provide some cover, but if you start digging, you learn that the football team usually isn't making things better. The univ system in this country needs a major overhaul and most of the anti-American communist postmodern lefty useless white-male-hating faculty members need to be sent packing.

    An overhaul won’t do it. Until an accepted alternative is in place things won’t get better. This sort of thing has taken hold because of the monopoly of the university in certifying IQ and conscientiousness. I am a university professor and I am looking for any alternative for my children who are nearing college age.

    In fact, as you elude to, things have gotten worse. The list is long, but as an example, the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.

    This semester I have gotten a real chill in the classroom, the acceptable range of ideas is very narrow. Administrators are now instructing professors to include this sort of material in their classes, independent of the class topic. Thus, you may think you can avoid this material but it will find you in the chemistry, history, and physics courses as well. Witch hunters eventually need to produce a witch they will keep a close eye on those who step out of line.

    • Replies: @Dr. X

    the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.
     
    Great observation! Drag shows on campus seem to be the latest 'thing" -- I've seen them advertised on a couple of campuses I've worked at. And you're right... heterosexual Millenial college females dress and look like slobs.

    My kid (class valedictorian) went into the service, not college. I was very, very happy for that -- and then Obama put the gays, trannies, and drag queens into the military, too.
    , @epochehusserl
    they really just need to overturn duke power vs griggs. The mooc infrastructure can do the rest. we need to stop assuming everything is racist sexist until proven otherwise.
  95. These “journaling” projects are like the typical daily diary entries of a nine-year old. “Dear Diary: today during middle school recess, Jane Smith said that she didn’t like my new hairdo. What a terrible microaggression!”

    The difference from the diary of the nine-year old is that 1. these adult students are being given college credits for writing silly diaries (the same credits as students taking real courses in Advanced Microbiology, Business Accounting, etc.) and 2. the students are told to take this nonsense seriously, with nasty consequences for society.

  96. A number of posters have brought up the point that the class might have added to the aggrieved mindset of the attacker. The agency I used to work for taught grievance attribution to prisoners. They hired a former St. Louis Cardinal football player to head up the program where the employees would go to prison and lead discussions with the prisoners on how various societal influences were the root cause of their criminal behavior (formalized officer krupke). This was in Chicago in the 1990s.

  97. @Dr. X
    Good God! The taxpayers of Ohio are subsiding this? This stuff has nothing to do with any academic discipline whatsoever. It's purely post-Soviet Marxist indoctrination. That's it. The content of this course could be something straight out of Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron. (No wonder Vonnegut nearly went insane. He saw this coming in 1961!)

    It's a very serious question, though, as to how we're going to put an end to this kind of thing. There's simply no way the country can survive another generation of this kind of indoctrination. The Marxist/postmodern/egalitarian university pays no taxes, gets government subsidies, and the government gives loans and cash assistance for young kids to be poisoned by this stuff.

    That has to stop -- immediately.

    The Polish former Solidarity activist Legutko has written telling of how – to his horror – communists in Eastern Europe thrived after communism in the world of progressive liberal democracies.

  98. @Buffalo Joe
    I propose a course for Stabby Somalians....White People Anatomy featuring one of those butcher charts with the prime cuts lined out and labeled. Save the Stabbies a lot of time and effort if they know how to butcher the infidels. Also how about a course in Sidewalk Driving, as a prelude to the Anatomy Course.

    “I propose a course for Stabby Somalians….White People Anatomy featuring one of those butcher charts with the prime cuts lined out and labeled.”

    Sorry. You are to slow. ISIS already offer this course in the fashionable MOOC mode.

  99. @JohnnyD
    It's pretty bad when the syllabus seems like a parody...

    “It’s pretty bad when the syllabus seems like a parody…”

    Social Justice Warrior classes are like Eskimos, beavers, and Pygmies- things that exist but sound like they shouldn’t.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Beavers are pretty implausible. I'm not sure I believe in beavers:

    http://www.theonion.com/article/beaver-overthinking-dam-1942

    http://www.theonion.com/graphic/beaver-cant-wait-to-get-started-on-dam-9612

  100. @Anon
    His last name is actually Japanese, not slavic.

    Impossible. Japanese syllables cannot end in a consonant, except “n”.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    The officer surname is "Harujko" which suggests Ukrainian (characteristic dropping of the final "v" or "ff"), and he certainly looks that way. But in any case "Harujko" does not end with a consonant.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/28/meet-the-hero-cop-who-took-down-the-somali-stabber-at-ohio-state/
  101. @Stogumber
    In light of this: I think that one of the greatest Christian achievements was propagating humility as a virtue. This made Christians - and afterwards, Westerners - rather insensitive to "microagressions". Even if we must see that the conflict simmered yet in the 19th century between defenders of the duel (as response to microagressions) and their Catholic opponents.

    What were the religious demographics of the dueling debate?

    The last major 20th Century defender of dueling that I recall was Nabokov.

    • Replies: @Moshe
    You're forgetting Teddy Roosevelt.

    I'm not sure whether he defended it IN the 20th Century but he was definitely a 20th Century man and definitely one to put his life on the line for his honor. He almost had a duel to the death (more or less) in the Badlands with a Frenchman who had already killed a couple of folk in duels.


    This wasn't Twain's (hilarious) Modern American version of a duel.
    , @Olorin
    Does Ridley Scott count?
    , @Harry Baldwin
    There was a defense of dueling as opposed to warfare in an essay by Colonel Homer B. Sprague titled “Mean Warfare,” which appeared in the Literary Digest, April 1, 1916.

    Dueling has been prohibited in most civilized countries, and war flourishes. Yet the duel was always a highly civilized proceeding, and war is not. War undeniably is mean and sneaking, a good share of the time. The duel strove to be fair, and to take no advantage save that of strength, endurance, and skill....let us regard the customs of the duel, and compare them with those of war.

    In dueling there is first of all a distinct challenge to fight, and this challenge is accepted in due form.

    Next, seconds are chosen to make sure that all is done according to the “code of honor.”

    Thirdly, the challenged party is always allowed to choose the weapons, and these must be the same for both.

    Fourthly, the combatants shall be placed in the field on a plane of perfect equality.

    Fifthly, there shall be no trick, no deception, no concealment.

    Sixthly, the seconds must be alert to seize the opportunity, when either antagonist bleeds, to ask if enough has not been done to satisfy the demands of honor and a peaceful settlement of the quarrel.

    Seventhly, there is never an intention to slay more than one.

    Eighthly, there is never any attempt to get possession of antagonist’s property.

    Ninthly, there is no design or desire to injure an opponent’s friends, relatives, or countrymen.
     
    For some reason I find the subject interesting.
  102. @BucephalusXYZ
    Mostly true, and quite pertinent...

    But: one of the last readings, by Ivan Illich, is from 1968. Today, he is mostly forgotten in the US, and insofar as he is known, he seems to have been co-opted by the far left (or perhaps I should say the SJW left). But if you read the assigned reading:

    http://www.swaraj.org/illich_hell.htm

    or much of his other stuff, I think that many who identify with the "alternative right" (broadly speaking) will find much of interest.

    I may have seen Ivan Illich speak at Rice U. in the late 1970s. But it’s vague in my memory. Ivan Illich sounds more like a name from a Tolstoy novel than from real life.

    Fortunately, I can Google this confusing stuff:

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

    So, it turns out, that Ivan Ilyich is the Tolstoy character, while Ivan Illich is the guy I saw speak at Rice around 1979.

  103. When I was in engineering school 35 years ago we had technical classes, general education classes, and some number of required humanities and social science electives. On the surface that hasn’t changed, but my kids are engineering students at big state schools now, and the general education requirements are ALL things like this Social Diversity in the US crap. In order to graduate on time, they end up choosing electives that meet both a GE and a humanities or ss requirement. So no more Survey of European Civilization. It’s all Crossing Identity Boundaries or some equally useless example of white flagellation. I’ve told them that the ability to jump through hoops is a useful skill, but they are bypassing real courses in order to make time for this junk, and that isn’t funny. Not taking Power Electronics or Properties of Concrete doesn’t seem like a big loss until we lose our power grid or a bridge collapses.

  104. @Rapparee

    "It’s pretty bad when the syllabus seems like a parody…"
     
    Social Justice Warrior classes are like Eskimos, beavers, and Pygmies- things that exist but sound like they shouldn't.
  105. It’s fun to blame crazy courses like this for his radicalization, but a much more obvious reason would be that he simply tanked in college. Many people realize after half a year of college that they are simply not as smart as they thought and it is quite confronting. This guy probably had a massive meltdown and blamed the Kaffir for his bad grades.

  106. We have Jamelle Bouie, Peggy McIntosh and Raj Chetty’s fingerprints all over attempted Jihad-motivated mass murder.

    Oh don’t worry, I’m just applying SPLC logic to the world around me.

  107. @Olorin
    More to the point on your example of Galloping Gertie, the bridge failed because it was too flexible.

    An object lesson for today's Academy. And since we're talking about what's wrong and right with higher ed....

    The TN Bridge was too flexible because it was designed with too much input from money lenders and not enough from engineers who knew better.

    The collapse wouldn't have happened if the design chosen for the Narrows project had been that of renowned local bridge engineer Clark Eldridge, rather than the Latvian Jew from NYC, Leon Moisseiff.

    Moisseiff was a civil engineer in the habit of taking credit for others' work and ideas. He was pushed on WA state's highway department by the feds, who thought Eldridge's plans for a more robustly stiffened bridge was too costly.

    http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article42065382.html

    Eldridge didn't mince words on this after the collapse. The Tacoma Times ran his postmortem with the headline "US Money-Lenders Blamed by Engineers for Span Crash."

    Later, David Glenn, an engineer with the state public works department, came out with similar views. Glenn was fired, and Eldridge left his job and joined the US Navy. Leon Moisseiff wasn't blamed by the feds who investigated the collapse; they blamed the entire engineering profession.

    To loop this back to our host's thread on Japan, internment/prison camps, and WWII...

    Eldridge served on Guam and was captured by the Japanese. He did something like four years in a Jap POW camp. The story goes that one of the guards had studied in the US, recognized Eldridge, walked up to him and said, "You! Tacoma Bridge!"

    As is sadly common (and continues to this day in WA state infrastructure projects), project engineer Eldridge was forced to manage the construction of something he had good reason to believe would fail.

    This example is instructive regarding STEM education and its proponents who envision remaking the academy. In the end, the money men always have power over the engineers, and they never have to tote up the costs of their penury as part of the balance sheet. The economics term is "externalized costs."

    Thanks for all the background/additional info re the TN bridge collapse — it was all new to me.

    “You! Tacoma Bridge!”

    Even if some of it is a bit difficult to believe.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    I always thought that point seemed apocryphal, but engineers have their favorite biographical myths. Just like Hollywood producers do. :]

    Can't say I know much about bridges, but the people who do, love to share. One of the best bits about living in the PNW is how many practical builder and engineer types are here.

    When in the state capital I try to route across the 1,100-foot Art Deco-styled span of Eldridge's across the Deschutes River near the abandoned Olympia Beer brewery. It's got totem poles slapped all over it, to honor those noble and advanced Indigenous Bridge Engineers....but the real art is the engineering of its support structures.

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capital_Boulevard_Crossing_02.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Capitol_Blvd._Bridge_over_Deschutes_River.JPG

    Other bridges in the area were destroyed by the 2001 Nisqually Quake and had to be rebuilt, including the main bridge connecting downtown Olympia to its west side. Plus there was enormous road damage and land spreading all around Capitol Lake (an artificial lake holding Deschutes outflow before it is released to the Sound). But this one of Eldridge's creations is going strong after 80 years in an epic affront to social justice, equality, Identity Boundaries, and native culture.
  108. @MC
    I never took any classes this loony liberal, but the sheer amount of makework in this syllabus (seven different journals?) reminds me why I hated school.

    Actually, I sorta liked college, which had much less makework than high school. I get the feeling that college classes like this are for the A+ student/low test score girls who still want lots of credit for class participation and makework, just like they got in high school.

    College classes like this are for low-IQ negro and latino men and overwrought, emotional women who have no business in college other than as employees doing data entry or facilities maintenance. And we’d all be happier.

    This is why we can’t have nice things. Burn the universities to the ground.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "College classes like this are for low-IQ negro and latino men and overwrought, emotional women who have no business in college other than as employees doing data entry or facilities maintenance. And we’d all be happier."

    This nonsensical course, whom most reasonable liberals and moderates would agree, is all about promoting a radical agenda.

    Why don't you as a lawyer instead develop a class at your local college about race realism? The foundation of the course would be your definitions about race and ethnicity and how current anthropologists and linguists are other than accurate in their criteria.

    "This is why we can’t have nice things. Burn the universities to the ground."

    Universities conduct scientific and medial research. It would be most unwise to honor your request.
  109. You may mock courses such as “Crossing Identity Boundaries,” but remember that is it precisely this kind of thing that forms the basis of the education of our future politicians, journalists, entertainment industry creatives and producers, educators and government bureaucrats. In other words, the makers and shapers of opinions and world views (starting in Pre-K with the educators and “entertainment”) and the petty bureaucrat enforcer of diktats are all drinking deep from this well. They have ten thousand times more power and influence than the STEM graduates will ever have. Any what percent of STEM graduates are white people anymore?

    • Replies: @blankmisgivings
    "They have ten thousand times more power than the STEM graduates". I doubt that! This type of thing is more a distraction tool utilized by globalist elites (many or most of whom had technical and demanding educations in STEM, management, finance, etc) to keep the rubes occupied and divided. People who major in these subjects and ACTUALLY believe the b/s are generally kept away from the levers of real power, although as petty admins and HR managers they may cause irritation.

    The ideological aim is to promote (at the level of the rubes) the idea that the triumph of economic globalization and a global high IQ (rentier) meritocracy is in fact a triumph for the excluded and marginalized .
  110. Just when I thought my opinion of The Ohio State University couldn’t be any lower, I read this. Now I’m waiting to hear this guy was offered a scholarship to play DB.

    To be fair, I’m sure very similar courses are offered at almost every other college. On second thought, screw fairness; OSU sucks.

  111. @Dr. X
    Good God! The taxpayers of Ohio are subsiding this? This stuff has nothing to do with any academic discipline whatsoever. It's purely post-Soviet Marxist indoctrination. That's it. The content of this course could be something straight out of Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron. (No wonder Vonnegut nearly went insane. He saw this coming in 1961!)

    It's a very serious question, though, as to how we're going to put an end to this kind of thing. There's simply no way the country can survive another generation of this kind of indoctrination. The Marxist/postmodern/egalitarian university pays no taxes, gets government subsidies, and the government gives loans and cash assistance for young kids to be poisoned by this stuff.

    That has to stop -- immediately.

    Funny you should mention Harrison Bergeron as I’m currently reading Welcome to the Monkey House, a collection of Vonnegut’s short stories. In his day, Vonnegut was as liberal as could be and I know he did his best to keep up with the dogma as it changed, but there are stories in that book that would get him the Trump treatment today. Not only “Harrison Bergeron,” that consummate take-down of affirmative action, but “Welcome to the Monkey House,” a bizarre rape-can-be-a-good-thing tale. And I haven’t even finished the book.

    • Replies: @another fred
    I hope you have read or will read Cat's Cradle.

    Vonnegut's "liberalism" was really strange when seen alongside his novels up until he became famous (with Slaughterhouse 5). After he started getting attention it was almost as if he were ashamed of the hard truth of his black humor and tried to say, "but that's not who I am, I'm a good person!" He became a sort of a do-gooder instead of an observer who commented on life. Pretty much everything from Slaughterhouse 5 onward goes downhill.

    Busy, busy, busy.

  112. @Anon
    "Interactive dialogues engage students in exploring issues of diversity and inequality as well as their personal and social responsibility for building a more just university and society."

    'Intersectionality' means diverse groups should all worship homos and hate whitey(and go easy on Jews, though BDS is violating this rule).

    That's the only areas where they intersect.

    ‘Intersectionality’ means diverse groups should all worship homos and hate whitey(and go easy on Jews, though BDS is violating this rule).

    That’s a very good translation into plain English of the formal definition, but in practice “intersectionality” is a game of “can you top this” applied to victimology.

    For example, fat black lesbian outranks just black, etc.

    So in addition to it being impossible to have solidarity with any subset of straight white men (such as those in the working class), it’s not really possible for SJWs to have solidarity with each other.

  113. Hey, I have a question: Is there a website that lists the most and least “PC,” i.e. anti-white universities in the country and/or by state?

    I’ve often thought such a website would be useful, and theoretically – though doubtful in practice – could pressure colleges and universities to tone down the rhetoric.

    You could similar lists for media outlets, businesses, etc.

    If there’s no such site, how could someone set it up anonymously, if that’s even possible given somebody has to pay for it and thus you have a paper trail?

    • Replies: @Rapparee
    I'm not aware of any such website, but ISI Books does publish a biennial "Choosing the Right College" guide along those lines.
  114. @eah
    Speaking of 'microaggressions', this case is a microcosm:

    Freshman who reported swastikas drew them as well -- young female Jewish journalism student (oy vey) draws swastikas, reports same as hate crime -- etc etc --Robert Fishman, the director of Hillel, said during conversations, Marshak always came across as rational..."This is a definite cry for help on her part," Fishman said in a phone interview Monday. "I can't imagine why anyone would do anything like this. -- funny coincidence, I can't either -- from the first comment: I understand that Robert Fishman, then the Hillel director of GW University, was at first determined that the perpetrator of these swastikas be found and prosecuted. He was, that is, until the culprit turned out to be a Jewish girl. Suddenly, what was a "crime" worthy of FBI attention turned into "a cry for help." What's with that?

    This was a true hate crime, just one against white gentiles. It’s essentially a blood libel.

    She should get the same punishment the perpetrator would get if it turned out it was a Richard B. Spencer lookalike white gentile guy.

    BTW I personally think that drawing swastikas on the door of a student is a threat, so normally shouldn’t be under free speech protections.

  115. @Olorin
    I seriously doubt there was anything that subtle going on at any level of his cogitation.

    My guess: he was stabby. Period. Then he started stabbing.

    He stabbed SJWs because he was surrounded by them in the place where he'd been plopped. If he'd been plopped in with a bunch of I dunno Amish or Mormons or Mogtown khat-chewers, he would have stabbed them when the stabby came to the fore, if there weren't enough fear of retribution to stop him.

    If anything was going on mentationally, it was a dim, crawling sense that no matter how much head-patting he received, he didn't fit there, would never succeed in the vague aspirational pathways his patted head might have harbored, and was going to fail at being anything other than a low IQ stabby Somali.

    Looking for "reason" in this sort of thing is usually a misapplication of that faculty.

    if there weren’t enough fear of retribution to stop him.

    Let me add that “fear of retribution” should mean “fear that my family and clan members will be tracked down and massacred by the tribe of my victims”. Unfortunately our justice systems based on individual culpability are poorly equipped to deal with these savages.

  116. 19th century curriculum: Greek, Latin, geography, logic, etc.
    21st scentury curriculum: Comparative Cissexism, LGBT studies, Postcolonial Studies, Women’s Studies

    • Replies: @BucephalusXYZ
    One oddity of recent times is that you can actually find many of the popular 19th century textbooks online at archive.org and other such places.
  117. @Olorin
    I seriously doubt there was anything that subtle going on at any level of his cogitation.

    My guess: he was stabby. Period. Then he started stabbing.

    He stabbed SJWs because he was surrounded by them in the place where he'd been plopped. If he'd been plopped in with a bunch of I dunno Amish or Mormons or Mogtown khat-chewers, he would have stabbed them when the stabby came to the fore, if there weren't enough fear of retribution to stop him.

    If anything was going on mentationally, it was a dim, crawling sense that no matter how much head-patting he received, he didn't fit there, would never succeed in the vague aspirational pathways his patted head might have harbored, and was going to fail at being anything other than a low IQ stabby Somali.

    Looking for "reason" in this sort of thing is usually a misapplication of that faculty.

    Maybe this isn’t so bad after all.

    Sure beats “Let the Sharp Knives Stab”

    Stabby. That belongs in the Sailer Anthology.

    He used his car too. So he was also hitty.

  118. @Foreign Expert
    Impossible. Japanese syllables cannot end in a consonant, except "n".

    The officer surname is “Harujko” which suggests Ukrainian (characteristic dropping of the final “v” or “ff”), and he certainly looks that way. But in any case “Harujko” does not end with a consonant.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/28/meet-the-hero-cop-who-took-down-the-somali-stabber-at-ohio-state/

    • Replies: @larry lurker

    which suggests Ukrainian (characteristic dropping of the final “v” or “ff”)
     
    Is that what's going on there? So the Russian equivalent of Lysenko would be Lysenkov?

    Alexey Lysenkov

    Whoa. Mind blown - thanks.

    , @larry lurker
  119. @The Anti-Gnostic
    College classes like this are for low-IQ negro and latino men and overwrought, emotional women who have no business in college other than as employees doing data entry or facilities maintenance. And we'd all be happier.

    This is why we can't have nice things. Burn the universities to the ground.

    “College classes like this are for low-IQ negro and latino men and overwrought, emotional women who have no business in college other than as employees doing data entry or facilities maintenance. And we’d all be happier.”

    This nonsensical course, whom most reasonable liberals and moderates would agree, is all about promoting a radical agenda.

    Why don’t you as a lawyer instead develop a class at your local college about race realism? The foundation of the course would be your definitions about race and ethnicity and how current anthropologists and linguists are other than accurate in their criteria.

    “This is why we can’t have nice things. Burn the universities to the ground.”

    Universities conduct scientific and medial research. It would be most unwise to honor your request.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "This nonsensical course, whom most reasonable liberals and moderates would agree, is all about promoting a radical agenda."

    And yet they are common on modern campuses. Evidently there are few to no "reasonable" liberals or moderates in acadeia today.

    "Universities conduct scientific and medial research. It would be most unwise to honor your request."

    A lot of science departments are becoming increasingly political and politically correct.
  120. @Anon
    It's using Igbo immigrants (v smart group on average) to falsely generalize about Africans. Include any other subsaharan group, apart from Luo perhaps, and you'll have the usual SSA scores and aptitudes. Igbo had the financial and cognitive wherewithal to apply for U.S. greencards or H1Bs pre-Obama -- before african immigration became synonymous with refugees (" ").

    Also ask where they “earned” these doctorates.

  121. @Olorin
    More to the point on your example of Galloping Gertie, the bridge failed because it was too flexible.

    An object lesson for today's Academy. And since we're talking about what's wrong and right with higher ed....

    The TN Bridge was too flexible because it was designed with too much input from money lenders and not enough from engineers who knew better.

    The collapse wouldn't have happened if the design chosen for the Narrows project had been that of renowned local bridge engineer Clark Eldridge, rather than the Latvian Jew from NYC, Leon Moisseiff.

    Moisseiff was a civil engineer in the habit of taking credit for others' work and ideas. He was pushed on WA state's highway department by the feds, who thought Eldridge's plans for a more robustly stiffened bridge was too costly.

    http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article42065382.html

    Eldridge didn't mince words on this after the collapse. The Tacoma Times ran his postmortem with the headline "US Money-Lenders Blamed by Engineers for Span Crash."

    Later, David Glenn, an engineer with the state public works department, came out with similar views. Glenn was fired, and Eldridge left his job and joined the US Navy. Leon Moisseiff wasn't blamed by the feds who investigated the collapse; they blamed the entire engineering profession.

    To loop this back to our host's thread on Japan, internment/prison camps, and WWII...

    Eldridge served on Guam and was captured by the Japanese. He did something like four years in a Jap POW camp. The story goes that one of the guards had studied in the US, recognized Eldridge, walked up to him and said, "You! Tacoma Bridge!"

    As is sadly common (and continues to this day in WA state infrastructure projects), project engineer Eldridge was forced to manage the construction of something he had good reason to believe would fail.

    This example is instructive regarding STEM education and its proponents who envision remaking the academy. In the end, the money men always have power over the engineers, and they never have to tote up the costs of their penury as part of the balance sheet. The economics term is "externalized costs."

    Not so sure about this Eldridge guy…

    You know who also had issues with foreign born bridge builders?

  122. @Anon
    His last name is actually Japanese, not slavic.

    Oh, well….

    Japanese, Slavs….they all look same to me.

    (Although, I’m still right, since you obviously mixed up the hero cop with Hachikō – because they are both white)

  123. @Steve Sailer
    What were the religious demographics of the dueling debate?

    The last major 20th Century defender of dueling that I recall was Nabokov.

    You’re forgetting Teddy Roosevelt.

    I’m not sure whether he defended it IN the 20th Century but he was definitely a 20th Century man and definitely one to put his life on the line for his honor. He almost had a duel to the death (more or less) in the Badlands with a Frenchman who had already killed a couple of folk in duels.

    This wasn’t Twain’s (hilarious) Modern American version of a duel.

  124. @SPMoore8
    The officer surname is "Harujko" which suggests Ukrainian (characteristic dropping of the final "v" or "ff"), and he certainly looks that way. But in any case "Harujko" does not end with a consonant.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/28/meet-the-hero-cop-who-took-down-the-somali-stabber-at-ohio-state/

    which suggests Ukrainian (characteristic dropping of the final “v” or “ff”)

    Is that what’s going on there? So the Russian equivalent of Lysenko would be Lysenkov?

    Alexey Lysenkov

    Whoa. Mind blown – thanks.

  125. @Gary in Gramercy
    From the syllabus:

    "At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

    ....

    - Demonstrate a personal ethic geared towards civic responsibility."


    I'm guessing he might not have gotten "full credit" for that one.

    Demonstrate a personal ethic geared towards civic responsibility.

    I missed the part in the syllabus where civic responsibility was addressed.

  126. @SPMoore8
    The officer surname is "Harujko" which suggests Ukrainian (characteristic dropping of the final "v" or "ff"), and he certainly looks that way. But in any case "Harujko" does not end with a consonant.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/28/meet-the-hero-cop-who-took-down-the-somali-stabber-at-ohio-state/
    • Agree: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    Excellent work! Note that the "j" is used to connote the "zh" in "measure", while a lot of English speakers probably pronounce the last two syllables like the last name of Mike Royko (who was Polish or Ukrainian). "Haruzhko" would be proper, but I have found that oftentimes the 2nd and 3rd generation take whatever the common pronunciation is.
  127. @Harry Baldwin
    Funny you should mention Harrison Bergeron as I'm currently reading Welcome to the Monkey House, a collection of Vonnegut's short stories. In his day, Vonnegut was as liberal as could be and I know he did his best to keep up with the dogma as it changed, but there are stories in that book that would get him the Trump treatment today. Not only "Harrison Bergeron," that consummate take-down of affirmative action, but "Welcome to the Monkey House," a bizarre rape-can-be-a-good-thing tale. And I haven't even finished the book.

    I hope you have read or will read Cat’s Cradle.

    Vonnegut’s “liberalism” was really strange when seen alongside his novels up until he became famous (with Slaughterhouse 5). After he started getting attention it was almost as if he were ashamed of the hard truth of his black humor and tried to say, “but that’s not who I am, I’m a good person!” He became a sort of a do-gooder instead of an observer who commented on life. Pretty much everything from Slaughterhouse 5 onward goes downhill.

    Busy, busy, busy.

  128. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Anything in universities labelled Grievance Studies is going to be fundamentally destabilizing for society, indeed ANY society. These ‘studies’ will lead to permanent social cleavages, and thus create castes in what has been our historical melting pot, and will endanger America’s whole notion of equality. It will create the mass Detroitification of America. Ultimately, the most capable people need to be in charge of society, not the ones with the biggest grievance.

    Grievance Studies in ancient Rome would have been one long episode of, “Hey, let’s get overthrown by the barbarian hordes. Yeah, that’ll be great!” It took centuries for Western Civilization to recover from that one.

    Grievance Studies have taken over universities the way Marxism did back in the 1960s, and for the same reason. Student have an inherent craving for a belief system, and they demand that their mentors, either parents or teachers, give them one. They want someone to break down society into good and evil parts so they know who to worship and who to demonize, because they can’t handle moral complexity or viewing things in shades or grey. If their parents won’t do it, and most parents don’t bother because Christianity is declasse, the students will go looking for profs to do it. Add in a few profs who are actually power-hungry hustlers in disguise, and you’ve got a con artist with a whole classroom full of receptive victims to manipulate.

    In the 1960s and 70s, you’d have parents forced to kidnap their own kids from cults so they could be deprogrammed and released from the brainwashing they’d received. These parents never would have dreamt that today, the cults have taken over the pillars of society and now their kids are brainwashed in-house into a belief system that’s getting to be as self-destructive as Jim Jones’ Koolaid. Today’s cult leaders want you to give up your own job to some random person with a grievance, and thus ruin your ability to compete in the labor market, buy a house, and raise a family. Any intelligent person would ask, What the hell is this nonsense?

    Anyone who’s studied cults knows that they create an environment in which any contradictory ideas must be stigmatized as thought crime, and any person who is caught proselytizing said thought crime must be purged from society and persecuted to set an example. This is a control mechanism that terrorizes the cult’s followers and helps keep them in line, and helps ensure that the cult becomes a self-perpetuating institution. Otherwise, the cult leader loses grip over his minions. Our entire society, universities, the job world, and our government, have been taken over by these cult leaders.

  129. @Stogumber
    In light of this: I think that one of the greatest Christian achievements was propagating humility as a virtue. This made Christians - and afterwards, Westerners - rather insensitive to "microagressions". Even if we must see that the conflict simmered yet in the 19th century between defenders of the duel (as response to microagressions) and their Catholic opponents.

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

    Did the German affinity for dueling scars hint at the eventual fascination with Nordic paganism in lieu of Christianity?

  130. @BillJohnson
    An overhaul won't do it. Until an accepted alternative is in place things won't get better. This sort of thing has taken hold because of the monopoly of the university in certifying IQ and conscientiousness. I am a university professor and I am looking for any alternative for my children who are nearing college age.

    In fact, as you elude to, things have gotten worse. The list is long, but as an example, the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.

    This semester I have gotten a real chill in the classroom, the acceptable range of ideas is very narrow. Administrators are now instructing professors to include this sort of material in their classes, independent of the class topic. Thus, you may think you can avoid this material but it will find you in the chemistry, history, and physics courses as well. Witch hunters eventually need to produce a witch they will keep a close eye on those who step out of line.

    the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.

    Great observation! Drag shows on campus seem to be the latest ‘thing” — I’ve seen them advertised on a couple of campuses I’ve worked at. And you’re right… heterosexual Millenial college females dress and look like slobs.

    My kid (class valedictorian) went into the service, not college. I was very, very happy for that — and then Obama put the gays, trannies, and drag queens into the military, too.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Dr., You can dress in drag for everyday campus attire, but not for a Halloween costume party. That would be micro-aggressive. However, I remember reading a few years ago that an all male HBCU had lots of guys who dressed in drag, as every day classroom attire.
  131. @Mr. Blank
    So listicles now count as academic research? *facepalm*

    Seriously, it's hard to read stuff like this and not despair. There is absolutely zero content in this syllabus that is of any value to anybody anywhere, and yet someone got PAID for this.

    I'd also add that I am a "privileged, powerful" middle-aged white man, and I'll bet you dollars to donuts that the professor responsible for this makes at least three times what I do, and probably more.

    I sincerely believe you could close half the colleges in America tomorrow, throwing all of their employees and students into the job market, and after the initial shock, the economy would actually improve. The real-world need for most of this crap just isn't there, and it's actually a net drain on the economy. Nearly anything else these people could do with their time would be more productive than what they're doing now.

    I sincerely believe you could close half the colleges in America tomorrow, throwing all of their employees and students into the job market, and after the initial shock, the economy would actually improve. The real-world need for most of this crap just isn’t there, and it’s actually a net drain on the economy. Nearly anything else these people could do with their time would be more productive than what they’re doing now.

    True. Far too many people are attending college in pursuit of degrees that offer no added prospects in life. The 4-year degree has been turned into a mass market consumer product like fast food, it satisfies a momentary urge with little discernable long-term benefit. Current consumption financed with long-term government loans devoid of any collateral.

    When a college degree was a luxury good (in 1960, 10% of HS grads went to college), only those academically inclined, or those that could afford a 4-year respite from the working world, matriculated.

    Today we have millions of retail clerks, baristas, bartenders and waiters with 4-year degrees–to what end? Of becoming the next Robert Penn Warren or Ernest Hemmingway? With $1 trillion in added student loans that, via interest group politics, they will try to off-load onto taxpayers.

    • Replies: @BucephalusXYZ
    I think Robert Penn Warren and Ernest Hemingway were cishet white men.
  132. @peterike
    You may mock courses such as "Crossing Identity Boundaries," but remember that is it precisely this kind of thing that forms the basis of the education of our future politicians, journalists, entertainment industry creatives and producers, educators and government bureaucrats. In other words, the makers and shapers of opinions and world views (starting in Pre-K with the educators and "entertainment") and the petty bureaucrat enforcer of diktats are all drinking deep from this well. They have ten thousand times more power and influence than the STEM graduates will ever have. Any what percent of STEM graduates are white people anymore?

    “They have ten thousand times more power than the STEM graduates”. I doubt that! This type of thing is more a distraction tool utilized by globalist elites (many or most of whom had technical and demanding educations in STEM, management, finance, etc) to keep the rubes occupied and divided. People who major in these subjects and ACTUALLY believe the b/s are generally kept away from the levers of real power, although as petty admins and HR managers they may cause irritation.

    The ideological aim is to promote (at the level of the rubes) the idea that the triumph of economic globalization and a global high IQ (rentier) meritocracy is in fact a triumph for the excluded and marginalized .

  133. @larry lurker

    Excellent work! Note that the “j” is used to connote the “zh” in “measure”, while a lot of English speakers probably pronounce the last two syllables like the last name of Mike Royko (who was Polish or Ukrainian). “Haruzhko” would be proper, but I have found that oftentimes the 2nd and 3rd generation take whatever the common pronunciation is.

  134. @eah
    Thanks for all the background/additional info re the TN bridge collapse -- it was all new to me.

    “You! Tacoma Bridge!”

    Even if some of it is a bit difficult to believe.

    I always thought that point seemed apocryphal, but engineers have their favorite biographical myths. Just like Hollywood producers do. :]

    Can’t say I know much about bridges, but the people who do, love to share. One of the best bits about living in the PNW is how many practical builder and engineer types are here.

    When in the state capital I try to route across the 1,100-foot Art Deco-styled span of Eldridge’s across the Deschutes River near the abandoned Olympia Beer brewery. It’s got totem poles slapped all over it, to honor those noble and advanced Indigenous Bridge Engineers….but the real art is the engineering of its support structures.

    Other bridges in the area were destroyed by the 2001 Nisqually Quake and had to be rebuilt, including the main bridge connecting downtown Olympia to its west side. Plus there was enormous road damage and land spreading all around Capitol Lake (an artificial lake holding Deschutes outflow before it is released to the Sound). But this one of Eldridge’s creations is going strong after 80 years in an epic affront to social justice, equality, Identity Boundaries, and native culture.

  135. @Steve Sailer
    What were the religious demographics of the dueling debate?

    The last major 20th Century defender of dueling that I recall was Nabokov.

    Does Ridley Scott count?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Does Ridley Scott count?"

    Great movie.
  136. @BucephalusXYZ
    Mostly true, and quite pertinent...

    But: one of the last readings, by Ivan Illich, is from 1968. Today, he is mostly forgotten in the US, and insofar as he is known, he seems to have been co-opted by the far left (or perhaps I should say the SJW left). But if you read the assigned reading:

    http://www.swaraj.org/illich_hell.htm

    or much of his other stuff, I think that many who identify with the "alternative right" (broadly speaking) will find much of interest.

    I’ll small-e echo that.

    See also his stuff on “deschooling society,” very pertinent to the discussion of this OSU syllabus.

    http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

    I cannot imagine the OSU students having the thinking skills to sift and winnow that, relative to the neoplasms on their reading list. The point of the newer reading material appears to be keeping them captive to their schooling, its institutions, and its holders of power.

  137. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Hey, I have a question: Is there a website that lists the most and least "PC," i.e. anti-white universities in the country and/or by state?

    I've often thought such a website would be useful, and theoretically - though doubtful in practice - could pressure colleges and universities to tone down the rhetoric.

    You could similar lists for media outlets, businesses, etc.

    If there's no such site, how could someone set it up anonymously, if that's even possible given somebody has to pay for it and thus you have a paper trail?

    I’m not aware of any such website, but ISI Books does publish a biennial “Choosing the Right College” guide along those lines.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Rapparee, I think Stabby Ali Artan read a book published by ISIS, not ISI, titled "Choosing the Right College for your Jihad Attack."
  138. This guy should probably get an A+ in this course for the best course project.

  139. It’s a bad sign when good old-fashioned Marxist-Leninism on a Brezhnev-era Soviet syllabus looks comparatively liberal and honest.

  140. This instituational avolism has to stop.

  141. @Dr. X

    the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.
     
    Great observation! Drag shows on campus seem to be the latest 'thing" -- I've seen them advertised on a couple of campuses I've worked at. And you're right... heterosexual Millenial college females dress and look like slobs.

    My kid (class valedictorian) went into the service, not college. I was very, very happy for that -- and then Obama put the gays, trannies, and drag queens into the military, too.

    Dr., You can dress in drag for everyday campus attire, but not for a Halloween costume party. That would be micro-aggressive. However, I remember reading a few years ago that an all male HBCU had lots of guys who dressed in drag, as every day classroom attire.

  142. @Rapparee
    I'm not aware of any such website, but ISI Books does publish a biennial "Choosing the Right College" guide along those lines.

    Rapparee, I think Stabby Ali Artan read a book published by ISIS, not ISI, titled “Choosing the Right College for your Jihad Attack.”

  143. @Buck Turgidson
    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses, and the spirit of postmodern Marxist schitt dominates the campus zeitgeist. The students are immersed constantly in this feminist, Marxist mindset -- they might escape for 50 minutes into their statistics course -- but then they go right back out into it. I have seen entire fields (not physics obviously) converted from critical thinking, analysis, and scholarship, into postmodern Marxist feminist rubbish. For example, 'environmental studies' typically will have a curriculum shot full of environmental justice, postmodern, Nazi, and 'queer' garbage. The administrators shell the kids constantly with messages, and now even mandatory courses, on 'inclusiveness.' Most parents don't know about this, nor do the taxpayers. Good football provide some cover, but if you start digging, you learn that the football team usually isn't making things better. The univ system in this country needs a major overhaul and most of the anti-American communist postmodern lefty useless white-male-hating faculty members need to be sent packing.

    Not just social “justice” warrior students and professors, but college presidents as well, believe that a college education is all about “how to dismantle the bigotry that is prevalent in our society” and “the racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

    Hampshire College President Lash on Raising the Flag On Campus

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    This morning we raised the United States flag to full staff at Hampshire College (Amherst, Massachusetts) after a two-week discussion period about what the flag means to members of the Hampshire community.

    We are alarmed by the overt hate and threats, especially toward people in marginalized communities, which have escalated in recent weeks. We did not lower the flag to make a political statement. Nor did we intend to cause offense to veterans, military families, or others for whom the flag represents service and sacrifice. We acted solely to facilitate much-needed dialogue on our campus about how to dismantle the bigotry that is prevalent in our society.

    Nov 9, Wednesday

    A group of Hampshire students lowered the campus flag in the evening, the day after the election, their reaction to the toxic tone of the months-long election and the escalating number of news reports from across the country over recent months and years of hate speech, harassment, and violence against people of color, immigrants, international citizens, and Muslims.

    Nov 10, Thursday

    The College allowed the flag to remain at half-staff to honor the students’ expression and to facilitate a campus dialogue.

    Sometime overnight the campus flag was burned.

    Nov 11, Friday

    The College flew a new flag at full staff in honor of Veterans Day.

    Six days later, President Jonathan Lash sent an email to campus communicating the College’s regret at having flown the flag at half-staff at this time and causing unintentional distress, especially to veterans.

    In the same statement President Lash announced the College’s decision to stop flying the flag on the campus flagpole for a period of time in order to facilitate a campus dialogue and to help “focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

  144. @Olorin
    Does Ridley Scott count?

    “Does Ridley Scott count?”

    Great movie.

  145. @Corvinus
    "College classes like this are for low-IQ negro and latino men and overwrought, emotional women who have no business in college other than as employees doing data entry or facilities maintenance. And we’d all be happier."

    This nonsensical course, whom most reasonable liberals and moderates would agree, is all about promoting a radical agenda.

    Why don't you as a lawyer instead develop a class at your local college about race realism? The foundation of the course would be your definitions about race and ethnicity and how current anthropologists and linguists are other than accurate in their criteria.

    "This is why we can’t have nice things. Burn the universities to the ground."

    Universities conduct scientific and medial research. It would be most unwise to honor your request.

    “This nonsensical course, whom most reasonable liberals and moderates would agree, is all about promoting a radical agenda.”

    And yet they are common on modern campuses. Evidently there are few to no “reasonable” liberals or moderates in acadeia today.

    “Universities conduct scientific and medial research. It would be most unwise to honor your request.”

    A lot of science departments are becoming increasingly political and politically correct.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "And yet they are common on modern campuses. Evidently there are few to no “reasonable” liberals or moderates in acadeia today."

    Not common, they are simply part of the department.

    "A lot of science departments are becoming increasingly political and politically correct."

    Political, as to receive government funding for projects. Politically correct? Perhaps in some cases.
  146. @ic1000
    Mr. Artan was completing the third of the seven Journaling project requirements:

    3. Describe a recent incident where you have seen power/privilege in your life. Reflect on that experience. How did you react in that moment? Why did you react that way and was that an appropriate way to react? How did your social identities play into this experience? Full credit will be given to those entries that reflect deeply about the experience and demonstrate an understanding of how identity impacts power and privilege. Incorporate at least one reading into your response.
     
    Unclear which of the readings he incorporated into his response. Points off for that? Only a B+ on the posthumous transcript?

    That this happened at OSU can hardly be surprising. People often think of only MN & ME as having big pockets of Somali refugees. However, central OH is the second biggest Somali settlement after MN. What is most chilling is the footage of feedback from the OSU campus at therebel.media. You might think OSU is filled with patriotic, gritty, middle Americans. Think again. What a bunch of frickin timorous, mealy mouthed lemmings.

    Sure the Trump GOP just won the midwest, but it is now feels like all that was won was a chance to stave off execution of the historic American nation by 5-10 yrs. If swift action isn’t taken to address the refugee racket, and halt the effects of 1965 Immigr Act, we will be in the abyss by 2024 or sooner

    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    I could not agree more. Trump and co. had better take decisive and near immediate action on the immigration front -- as in a moratorium. He needs to do this immediately out of the gate or it will get bogged down. He will have to show commitment and determination. H will need to knock a lot of RINO and dopey liberal heads on the Hill. A .5-assed, pussyfooting effort w happy talk about 'screening' and 'enforcement' will be the same old de facto open borders suicide, and won't get us much more than beginning wall construction and a handful of deportations. He has about 1/1.5 years to do this, or we will be bona fide 3rd world soon, like you say 10 years. I didn't vote for Trump b/c I thought he could get us on better trade terms w China. I voted for him b/c I want him to stop immigration in its tracks, and round up mass quantities of illegals and send 'em packing.
  147. @Marcus
    19th century curriculum: Greek, Latin, geography, logic, etc.
    21st scentury curriculum: Comparative Cissexism, LGBT studies, Postcolonial Studies, Women's Studies

    One oddity of recent times is that you can actually find many of the popular 19th century textbooks online at archive.org and other such places.

  148. From all the most unlikely circumstances they choose the most unlikely scenario:

    Now pick one aspect of the social identity wheel. Choose a trait from that wheel that you do not already have (e.g. if you are Christian, pick being Muslim; if you are male, pick being female).

    See? It is obvious who’s supposed to emerge properly humbled after some flogging. It’s a one-way street. To Hell. [cue Dramatic Chipmunk]

  149. @Forbes

    I sincerely believe you could close half the colleges in America tomorrow, throwing all of their employees and students into the job market, and after the initial shock, the economy would actually improve. The real-world need for most of this crap just isn’t there, and it’s actually a net drain on the economy. Nearly anything else these people could do with their time would be more productive than what they’re doing now.
     
    True. Far too many people are attending college in pursuit of degrees that offer no added prospects in life. The 4-year degree has been turned into a mass market consumer product like fast food, it satisfies a momentary urge with little discernable long-term benefit. Current consumption financed with long-term government loans devoid of any collateral.

    When a college degree was a luxury good (in 1960, 10% of HS grads went to college), only those academically inclined, or those that could afford a 4-year respite from the working world, matriculated.

    Today we have millions of retail clerks, baristas, bartenders and waiters with 4-year degrees--to what end? Of becoming the next Robert Penn Warren or Ernest Hemmingway? With $1 trillion in added student loans that, via interest group politics, they will try to off-load onto taxpayers.

    I think Robert Penn Warren and Ernest Hemingway were cishet white men.

  150. @Anon
    "Identify ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and privilege."

    Yeah well... the best way to do that in college is to acquire useful knowledge & skills and gain employment or start a business.

    These classes, in contrast, seem to be predicated on students being losers for life whose only option is to pout and gripe til their last breath.

    When colleges become 'inclusive' and take in too many losers who won't amount to anything, the only thing the losers can cling to is grievance that OTHER students are doing so much better.

    But the funny thing is this mentality exists even at Ivy Leagues that hog much of the privilege.

    It's funniest with Jews who are no longer sure if they're white or not white. Either way, aren't they the most privileged in America? But if privilege has been tagged with 'whiteness', maybe Jews can avoid the label if they identify as 'semitic'... like Latin whites identifying as people-of-color.

    Btw, if Dylann Roof's lunacy was grounds for removing Confederate symbols, then this killing is grounds for ridding colleges of anti-white hatred.

    Btw, if Dylann Roof’s lunacy was grounds for removing Confederate symbols, then this killing is grounds for ridding colleges of anti-white hatred.

    There’s a simpler version.

    If banning Confederate symbols is justified by a single fringe actor like Dylan Roof, then banning Islamic symbols would be much more justified.

    If overreacting to Islamic inspired terror and treating followers of Islam as a monolithic group is wrong and negativity towards Islam is Islamophobia then overreacting to Confederate inspired terror and treating Confederate supporters as a monolithic group is wrong and negativity towards Confederate supporters is Confederatephobia. This is quite logical, but politics, and identity politics in particular is not based on logic or fairness.

    • Replies: @Mike Sylwester

    If banning Confederate symbols is justified by a single fringe actor like Dylan Roof, then banning Islamic symbols would be much more justified.
     
    Confederate symbols were banned only from government property and functions.
  151. @Steve Sailer
    What were the religious demographics of the dueling debate?

    The last major 20th Century defender of dueling that I recall was Nabokov.

    There was a defense of dueling as opposed to warfare in an essay by Colonel Homer B. Sprague titled “Mean Warfare,” which appeared in the Literary Digest, April 1, 1916.

    Dueling has been prohibited in most civilized countries, and war flourishes. Yet the duel was always a highly civilized proceeding, and war is not. War undeniably is mean and sneaking, a good share of the time. The duel strove to be fair, and to take no advantage save that of strength, endurance, and skill….let us regard the customs of the duel, and compare them with those of war.

    In dueling there is first of all a distinct challenge to fight, and this challenge is accepted in due form.

    Next, seconds are chosen to make sure that all is done according to the “code of honor.”

    Thirdly, the challenged party is always allowed to choose the weapons, and these must be the same for both.

    Fourthly, the combatants shall be placed in the field on a plane of perfect equality.

    Fifthly, there shall be no trick, no deception, no concealment.

    Sixthly, the seconds must be alert to seize the opportunity, when either antagonist bleeds, to ask if enough has not been done to satisfy the demands of honor and a peaceful settlement of the quarrel.

    Seventhly, there is never an intention to slay more than one.

    Eighthly, there is never any attempt to get possession of antagonist’s property.

    Ninthly, there is no design or desire to injure an opponent’s friends, relatives, or countrymen.

    For some reason I find the subject interesting.

    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "There was a defense of dueling as opposed to warfare in an essay by Colonel Homer B. Sprague titled “Mean Warfare,” which appeared in the Literary Digest, April 1, 1916."

    "April 1"?
  152. I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses,

    If “*everywhere*” is not inside the serious classrooms, where is it?

    I’ve taken STEM classes at several colleges/universities, and anything remotely related to this kind of politics discussion is very strictly forbidden from STEM classrooms. Most of those classes are very academically demanding, have high work loads, high stress, very content focused, and no one would dare talk about politics.

    One political ideology that is structurally rooted in universities is that the universities themselves effectively operate mini self-governing cities that have their own culture and society and rules. They aggressively shun the traditional loyalties to ethnicity, religion, and nationality, but they have their own very strict social caste hierarchy based on academic qualifications. In some ways this is a political ideology that isn’t directly taught but is just part of the fabric of how universities operate.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    If “*everywhere*” is not inside the serious classrooms, where is it?
     
    You can keep whistling past the graveyard if you wish, just don't say you weren't warned when your monasteries are dissolved by the sovereign paying the bills.
    , @Desiderius
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-roots-of-campus-leftism/article/2004234#!
    , @Buck Turgidson
    Strictly forbidden? Please. I don't think there is a reader at this site buying that malarkey.

    STEM discipline faculties are teeming with lefties, wannabe social theorists, socialist commies, and armchair climatologists. Snide comments about "Republicans" are commonplace, encouraged, and good sport. From STEM faculty. Oh yes. All. the. time.

    No one ever will be disciplined for snide comments about Republicans. In fact, laughter and one-upsmanship usually ensue. I have heard snide comments about Republicans from STEM faculty in auditoriums with hundreds of people, and everyone (except me) was having a jolly good time of it. If it were reversed, and comments made about democrats, the room would go silent, the traitor's name, rank, and serial number would be recorded, and they would hear from the authorities.

    >90% of the faculty are registered democrats at almost every university.
    Every university department will have had tenure track positions reserved for females / minorities only. White guys need not apply. This is "diversity" and "tolerance."
    No university department will have had tenure track positions reserved for white guys. This would be "discrimination."

    This goes for chemistry, biology, and every department on the campus. Every univ now has (useless and high-paid phonies) people hired to promote diversity. The feminist/communist/democrat/anti-white male/anti-western/open border/globalist cult permeates every corner of today's US campus.
    Everywhere.
  153. @Desiderius

    If you look at the references, and I just scanned quickly and incompletely, but it looks like nearly all the material has been written in the past 3-4 years.

    Just a little night noticing over this way….
     
    That was something I noticed in my Ivy League grad school courses in the early 2000's.

    And it's not the worst thing that's happened to the curricula, but it's enough.

    If it’s recent, you are getting the cutting edge of knowledge. The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    If it’s recent, you are getting the cutting edge of knowledge. The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.
     
    So, by this theory the entire body of Shakespeare's wisdom is incorporated into the work of, say, Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    Somehow I think you're once again missing the point.
    , @res

    The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.
     
    At least the "acceptable" parts. Hence the problem.
  154. @BillJohnson
    An overhaul won't do it. Until an accepted alternative is in place things won't get better. This sort of thing has taken hold because of the monopoly of the university in certifying IQ and conscientiousness. I am a university professor and I am looking for any alternative for my children who are nearing college age.

    In fact, as you elude to, things have gotten worse. The list is long, but as an example, the flier in the halls now advertises a drag queen beauty contest and dress show. Funny, but the drag queens would be the only students I have ever seen on campus wearing a dress. Most of the young women are overweight and wear jeans and a sweatshirt.

    This semester I have gotten a real chill in the classroom, the acceptable range of ideas is very narrow. Administrators are now instructing professors to include this sort of material in their classes, independent of the class topic. Thus, you may think you can avoid this material but it will find you in the chemistry, history, and physics courses as well. Witch hunters eventually need to produce a witch they will keep a close eye on those who step out of line.

    they really just need to overturn duke power vs griggs. The mooc infrastructure can do the rest. we need to stop assuming everything is racist sexist until proven otherwise.

    • Replies: @BucephalusXYZ
    I think this would be a very good topic for further discussion here. It seems you don't really need to overturn Griggs vs Duke Power, Co., since that SCOTUS decision was really just interpreting the Civil Rights Act. Maybe some revision of that Act would suffice. Is there a way to craft a revision that could gain support as forward looking, and not utterly reactionary? Perhaps there is a way to frame it (reasonably, even) as giving blacks more access to independent educational options. As I grasp matters (and I could be wrong), the Griggs decision hinged on the supposition that public schooling for blacks was sub-par, and so "objective" criteria in hiring were inherently suspect (unless directly related to job performance). But perhaps some revision of the Civil Rights Act could be crafted that would overtly focus on giving blacks diverse educational options (and I am being quite sincere - I think blacks have been screwed by public education).
  155. @Opinionator
    If it's recent, you are getting the cutting edge of knowledge. The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.

    If it’s recent, you are getting the cutting edge of knowledge. The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.

    So, by this theory the entire body of Shakespeare’s wisdom is incorporated into the work of, say, Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    Somehow I think you’re once again missing the point.

  156. @Massimo Heitor

    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses,
     
    If "*everywhere*" is not inside the serious classrooms, where is it?

    I've taken STEM classes at several colleges/universities, and anything remotely related to this kind of politics discussion is very strictly forbidden from STEM classrooms. Most of those classes are very academically demanding, have high work loads, high stress, very content focused, and no one would dare talk about politics.

    One political ideology that is structurally rooted in universities is that the universities themselves effectively operate mini self-governing cities that have their own culture and society and rules. They aggressively shun the traditional loyalties to ethnicity, religion, and nationality, but they have their own very strict social caste hierarchy based on academic qualifications. In some ways this is a political ideology that isn't directly taught but is just part of the fabric of how universities operate.

    If “*everywhere*” is not inside the serious classrooms, where is it?

    You can keep whistling past the graveyard if you wish, just don’t say you weren’t warned when your monasteries are dissolved by the sovereign paying the bills.

  157. @Opinionator
    If it's recent, you are getting the cutting edge of knowledge. The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.

    The older knowledge will generally be incorporated in the new.

    At least the “acceptable” parts. Hence the problem.

  158. Is it possible that the Stabby Somalian found the course humiliating? If I were a proud Muslim, I wouldn’t enjoy sitting through indoctrination that asserts that my identity is akin to that of cripples, gays, transsexuals, and the other assorted unfortunates.

  159. Wow. Failing even the Oklahoma test, that’s not a university the football team can be proud of.

  160. @Massimo Heitor

    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses,
     
    If "*everywhere*" is not inside the serious classrooms, where is it?

    I've taken STEM classes at several colleges/universities, and anything remotely related to this kind of politics discussion is very strictly forbidden from STEM classrooms. Most of those classes are very academically demanding, have high work loads, high stress, very content focused, and no one would dare talk about politics.

    One political ideology that is structurally rooted in universities is that the universities themselves effectively operate mini self-governing cities that have their own culture and society and rules. They aggressively shun the traditional loyalties to ethnicity, religion, and nationality, but they have their own very strict social caste hierarchy based on academic qualifications. In some ways this is a political ideology that isn't directly taught but is just part of the fabric of how universities operate.
  161. […] The OSU Stabby Somali was taking a course in social justice warriordom for credit; here’s the syll… […]

  162. Hi Steve, some mandatory Finnish content.

    What happens when asylum seekers meet Finnish innovativeness? (And some subsidies.) It’s Fair Start!

    http://www.fairstartproducts.com

    Here you can see product presentation on our national broadcasting network, Yle.

    http://areena.yle.fi/1-3856470

    On youtube, English subtitles:

  163. […] The OSU Stabby Somali was taking a course in social justice warriordom for credit; here’s the syll… […]

  164. @Harry Baldwin
    There was a defense of dueling as opposed to warfare in an essay by Colonel Homer B. Sprague titled “Mean Warfare,” which appeared in the Literary Digest, April 1, 1916.

    Dueling has been prohibited in most civilized countries, and war flourishes. Yet the duel was always a highly civilized proceeding, and war is not. War undeniably is mean and sneaking, a good share of the time. The duel strove to be fair, and to take no advantage save that of strength, endurance, and skill....let us regard the customs of the duel, and compare them with those of war.

    In dueling there is first of all a distinct challenge to fight, and this challenge is accepted in due form.

    Next, seconds are chosen to make sure that all is done according to the “code of honor.”

    Thirdly, the challenged party is always allowed to choose the weapons, and these must be the same for both.

    Fourthly, the combatants shall be placed in the field on a plane of perfect equality.

    Fifthly, there shall be no trick, no deception, no concealment.

    Sixthly, the seconds must be alert to seize the opportunity, when either antagonist bleeds, to ask if enough has not been done to satisfy the demands of honor and a peaceful settlement of the quarrel.

    Seventhly, there is never an intention to slay more than one.

    Eighthly, there is never any attempt to get possession of antagonist’s property.

    Ninthly, there is no design or desire to injure an opponent’s friends, relatives, or countrymen.
     
    For some reason I find the subject interesting.

    “There was a defense of dueling as opposed to warfare in an essay by Colonel Homer B. Sprague titled “Mean Warfare,” which appeared in the Literary Digest, April 1, 1916.”

    “April 1”?

    • LOL: reiner Tor
  165. @Anon
    You know... from going over the syllabus(ROTFL), I get the impression that the killer wasn't so much serving but attacking SJWism, even if unconsciously.

    No self-respecting Muslim could find much comfort in a course that goes on and on about homos, freaks, deviants, feminists, decadents, degenerates, trannies, hedonists, infidels, and etc.

    The course attacks whites to be sure... but it also implies Muslims must respect lesbians, homos, trannies, infidels, Jews, and etc.

    The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque.

    “The kid would have been better off in a moderate Mosque.”

    In Somalia.

  166. @Mr. Anon
    "This nonsensical course, whom most reasonable liberals and moderates would agree, is all about promoting a radical agenda."

    And yet they are common on modern campuses. Evidently there are few to no "reasonable" liberals or moderates in acadeia today.

    "Universities conduct scientific and medial research. It would be most unwise to honor your request."

    A lot of science departments are becoming increasingly political and politically correct.

    “And yet they are common on modern campuses. Evidently there are few to no “reasonable” liberals or moderates in acadeia today.”

    Not common, they are simply part of the department.

    “A lot of science departments are becoming increasingly political and politically correct.”

    Political, as to receive government funding for projects. Politically correct? Perhaps in some cases.

  167. All that for 3 credits?

  168. […] The OSU Stabby Somali was taking a course in social justice warriordom for credit; here’s the syll… […]

  169. […] The OSU Stabby Somali was taking a course in social justice warriordom for credit; here’s the syll… […]

  170. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    That this happened at OSU can hardly be surprising. People often think of only MN & ME as having big pockets of Somali refugees. However, central OH is the second biggest Somali settlement after MN. What is most chilling is the footage of feedback from the OSU campus at therebel.media. You might think OSU is filled with patriotic, gritty, middle Americans. Think again. What a bunch of frickin timorous, mealy mouthed lemmings.

    Sure the Trump GOP just won the midwest, but it is now feels like all that was won was a chance to stave off execution of the historic American nation by 5-10 yrs. If swift action isn't taken to address the refugee racket, and halt the effects of 1965 Immigr Act, we will be in the abyss by 2024 or sooner

    I could not agree more. Trump and co. had better take decisive and near immediate action on the immigration front — as in a moratorium. He needs to do this immediately out of the gate or it will get bogged down. He will have to show commitment and determination. H will need to knock a lot of RINO and dopey liberal heads on the Hill. A .5-assed, pussyfooting effort w happy talk about ‘screening’ and ‘enforcement’ will be the same old de facto open borders suicide, and won’t get us much more than beginning wall construction and a handful of deportations. He has about 1/1.5 years to do this, or we will be bona fide 3rd world soon, like you say 10 years. I didn’t vote for Trump b/c I thought he could get us on better trade terms w China. I voted for him b/c I want him to stop immigration in its tracks, and round up mass quantities of illegals and send ’em packing.

  171. […] The OSU Stabby Somali was taking a course in social justice warriordom for credit; here’s the syll… […]

  172. @Massimo Heitor

    I spent years inside the univ. system as both student and faculty member. I understand that yes there are courses on statistics, history, calculus, O chem, materials science, and so forth. But this crap is *everywhere* on the campuses,
     
    If "*everywhere*" is not inside the serious classrooms, where is it?

    I've taken STEM classes at several colleges/universities, and anything remotely related to this kind of politics discussion is very strictly forbidden from STEM classrooms. Most of those classes are very academically demanding, have high work loads, high stress, very content focused, and no one would dare talk about politics.

    One political ideology that is structurally rooted in universities is that the universities themselves effectively operate mini self-governing cities that have their own culture and society and rules. They aggressively shun the traditional loyalties to ethnicity, religion, and nationality, but they have their own very strict social caste hierarchy based on academic qualifications. In some ways this is a political ideology that isn't directly taught but is just part of the fabric of how universities operate.

    Strictly forbidden? Please. I don’t think there is a reader at this site buying that malarkey.

    STEM discipline faculties are teeming with lefties, wannabe social theorists, socialist commies, and armchair climatologists. Snide comments about “Republicans” are commonplace, encouraged, and good sport. From STEM faculty. Oh yes. All. the. time.

    No one ever will be disciplined for snide comments about Republicans. In fact, laughter and one-upsmanship usually ensue. I have heard snide comments about Republicans from STEM faculty in auditoriums with hundreds of people, and everyone (except me) was having a jolly good time of it. If it were reversed, and comments made about democrats, the room would go silent, the traitor’s name, rank, and serial number would be recorded, and they would hear from the authorities.

    >90% of the faculty are registered democrats at almost every university.
    Every university department will have had tenure track positions reserved for females / minorities only. White guys need not apply. This is “diversity” and “tolerance.”
    No university department will have had tenure track positions reserved for white guys. This would be “discrimination.”

    This goes for chemistry, biology, and every department on the campus. Every univ now has (useless and high-paid phonies) people hired to promote diversity. The feminist/communist/democrat/anti-white male/anti-western/open border/globalist cult permeates every corner of today’s US campus.
    Everywhere.

  173. And from The Department of you couldn’t make this Shit Up.

    “In Canada Syrian Refugees Get $3600 Per Month From The Government, $43,000 Per Year, While The Average Canadian Makes $27,600 Per Year”

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-canada-syrian-refugees-get-3600-per-month-from-the-government-43000-per-year-while-the-average-canadian-makes-27600-per-year.html

  174. […] The OSU Stabby Somali was taking a course in social justice warriordom for credit; here’s the syll… […]

  175. @epochehusserl
    they really just need to overturn duke power vs griggs. The mooc infrastructure can do the rest. we need to stop assuming everything is racist sexist until proven otherwise.

    I think this would be a very good topic for further discussion here. It seems you don’t really need to overturn Griggs vs Duke Power, Co., since that SCOTUS decision was really just interpreting the Civil Rights Act. Maybe some revision of that Act would suffice. Is there a way to craft a revision that could gain support as forward looking, and not utterly reactionary? Perhaps there is a way to frame it (reasonably, even) as giving blacks more access to independent educational options. As I grasp matters (and I could be wrong), the Griggs decision hinged on the supposition that public schooling for blacks was sub-par, and so “objective” criteria in hiring were inherently suspect (unless directly related to job performance). But perhaps some revision of the Civil Rights Act could be crafted that would overtly focus on giving blacks diverse educational options (and I am being quite sincere – I think blacks have been screwed by public education).

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
    Your post disappoints me. You claim that you don't believe employers should be able to use objective hiring criteria because the schooling system isn't perfect. Working class white men such as myself should be formally disadvantaged in hiring until the social institutions until that point in time in the future when all schools are par instead of subpar. This is your idea of fairness? South Africa here we come!
  176. The government could stop demanding that college degrees are needed for every position. From the above link

    That is economically and politically brilliant. We have long argued that the widespread practice of requiring college education for jobs that really do not require it — retail store manager, data-entry clerk, etc. — has a disproportionate effect on African Americans and other minorities who on average are less likely to be college educated. It also however is a barrier for those angry white working-class voters who may no longer have a lower-skill manufacturing job but certainly could make a decent wage if certain jobs did not have the barrier of a college education.

    The initiative could be started on a voluntary basis with use of the bully pulpit, something President-elect Donald Trump is good at. He could not-so-subtly warn employers that his Justice Department will be looking at the practice to determine if in fact overuse of college-education requirements fails the disparate impact test under federal discrimination law.

    • Replies: @BucephalusXYZ
    I completely agree.

    The demand for a college degree was originally a way to exclude blacks from jobs that did not really require such a degree.

    Now, due to AA, government funding, and bogus courses, it is possible for a limited "elite" class of blacks to get degrees. (I am taking for granted, contra some, that some blacks are quite intelligent and can and do earn "real" degrees.)

    But I think this hurts: 1) working-class whites, who are less "connected" (and I think Ron Unz showed somewhat convincingly that non-Jewish whites really do suffer in college admissions) and may not even have a great interest in college stuff, even if they have practical skills, and a good attitude; 2) less-connected blacks, who may be utterly disengaged from the educational system, but may have a will to succeed on their own terms; and 3) "elite" blacks who end up internally knowing that they are being over-promoted due to AA.
  177. @Massimo Heitor

    Btw, if Dylann Roof’s lunacy was grounds for removing Confederate symbols, then this killing is grounds for ridding colleges of anti-white hatred.
     
    There's a simpler version.

    If banning Confederate symbols is justified by a single fringe actor like Dylan Roof, then banning Islamic symbols would be much more justified.

    If overreacting to Islamic inspired terror and treating followers of Islam as a monolithic group is wrong and negativity towards Islam is Islamophobia then overreacting to Confederate inspired terror and treating Confederate supporters as a monolithic group is wrong and negativity towards Confederate supporters is Confederatephobia. This is quite logical, but politics, and identity politics in particular is not based on logic or fairness.

    If banning Confederate symbols is justified by a single fringe actor like Dylan Roof, then banning Islamic symbols would be much more justified.

    Confederate symbols were banned only from government property and functions.

  178. @BucephalusXYZ
    I think this would be a very good topic for further discussion here. It seems you don't really need to overturn Griggs vs Duke Power, Co., since that SCOTUS decision was really just interpreting the Civil Rights Act. Maybe some revision of that Act would suffice. Is there a way to craft a revision that could gain support as forward looking, and not utterly reactionary? Perhaps there is a way to frame it (reasonably, even) as giving blacks more access to independent educational options. As I grasp matters (and I could be wrong), the Griggs decision hinged on the supposition that public schooling for blacks was sub-par, and so "objective" criteria in hiring were inherently suspect (unless directly related to job performance). But perhaps some revision of the Civil Rights Act could be crafted that would overtly focus on giving blacks diverse educational options (and I am being quite sincere - I think blacks have been screwed by public education).

    Your post disappoints me. You claim that you don’t believe employers should be able to use objective hiring criteria because the schooling system isn’t perfect. Working class white men such as myself should be formally disadvantaged in hiring until the social institutions until that point in time in the future when all schools are par instead of subpar. This is your idea of fairness? South Africa here we come!

    • Replies: @BucephalusXYZ
    I think you are misreading what I am saying.

    I do not think working class white men should be disadvantaged in hiring, and I do think that employers should be able to use objective criteria in hiring. But at the present time, that is often regarded as illegal, and I am trying to think about how, practically speaking, to change that.

    One issue is the actual reasoning used in the Griggs decision. So far as my somewhat cursory reading reveals, SCOTUS decided that since blacks had systematically recieved inferior formal education, "objective" tests not directly related to job performance could not be used in hiring. This is not what I am saying; it is what SCOTUS decided. I think the consequences of this decision have been bad. I also think the reasoning is bad. I do think that blacks, for decades, have received far inferior "public education", both in the segregation era and in the "civil rights" era, and that the blame for this lies both with old-school segregationists and with modern liberal elites. But I don't think that the question of who is to blame for the poor education of blacks is really the pertinent question when it comes to hiring: when it comes to hiring, I think everyone should be encouraged to hire the one who will do the job best.

    But this leaves the political and practical question of what to do. Insofar as the Griggs decision was simply "interpreting" the Civil Rights Act, then perhaps altering elements of the Civil Rights Act itself would be the best way to remedy things. But this raises political dangers. No doubt there will be some who charge that any attempt to alter the Civil Rights Act amounts to an attempt to subject blacks again to slavery. Of course this is absurd, but that is what the charge will be. What then to do? My suggestion was that there might be some way to alter the Civil Rights Act while explicitly encouraging blacks (and everyone) to rely less on formal, government "education", and more on taking advantage of new internet-based educational options.

    (I do not actually view the internet as a panacea. I think it is better to learn stuff by reading physical books, and by doing real stuff. But the internet is often better than government education, if you can you figure out how to use it.)

    I definitely do not wish to be subjected to the governent of South Africa.

  179. @epochehusserl
    Your post disappoints me. You claim that you don't believe employers should be able to use objective hiring criteria because the schooling system isn't perfect. Working class white men such as myself should be formally disadvantaged in hiring until the social institutions until that point in time in the future when all schools are par instead of subpar. This is your idea of fairness? South Africa here we come!

    I think you are misreading what I am saying.

    I do not think working class white men should be disadvantaged in hiring, and I do think that employers should be able to use objective criteria in hiring. But at the present time, that is often regarded as illegal, and I am trying to think about how, practically speaking, to change that.

    One issue is the actual reasoning used in the Griggs decision. So far as my somewhat cursory reading reveals, SCOTUS decided that since blacks had systematically recieved inferior formal education, “objective” tests not directly related to job performance could not be used in hiring. This is not what I am saying; it is what SCOTUS decided. I think the consequences of this decision have been bad. I also think the reasoning is bad. I do think that blacks, for decades, have received far inferior “public education”, both in the segregation era and in the “civil rights” era, and that the blame for this lies both with old-school segregationists and with modern liberal elites. But I don’t think that the question of who is to blame for the poor education of blacks is really the pertinent question when it comes to hiring: when it comes to hiring, I think everyone should be encouraged to hire the one who will do the job best.

    But this leaves the political and practical question of what to do. Insofar as the Griggs decision was simply “interpreting” the Civil Rights Act, then perhaps altering elements of the Civil Rights Act itself would be the best way to remedy things. But this raises political dangers. No doubt there will be some who charge that any attempt to alter the Civil Rights Act amounts to an attempt to subject blacks again to slavery. Of course this is absurd, but that is what the charge will be. What then to do? My suggestion was that there might be some way to alter the Civil Rights Act while explicitly encouraging blacks (and everyone) to rely less on formal, government “education”, and more on taking advantage of new internet-based educational options.

    (I do not actually view the internet as a panacea. I think it is better to learn stuff by reading physical books, and by doing real stuff. But the internet is often better than government education, if you can you figure out how to use it.)

    I definitely do not wish to be subjected to the governent of South Africa.

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
    The civil rights leaders will fight it all, but it won't matter. The equalist fantasy and the gramscian revolution doesn't have the answers. We need to just stop the assumption that everything is racist and sexist until proven otherwise. Empires come and go, whites have made an effort to help others. At some point blacks if they want to run their own affairs have to get an enterprise up and running for profit by themselves. No more waterwings.
  180. @epochehusserl
    The government could stop demanding that college degrees are needed for every position. From the above link

    That is economically and politically brilliant. We have long argued that the widespread practice of requiring college education for jobs that really do not require it — retail store manager, data-entry clerk, etc. — has a disproportionate effect on African Americans and other minorities who on average are less likely to be college educated. It also however is a barrier for those angry white working-class voters who may no longer have a lower-skill manufacturing job but certainly could make a decent wage if certain jobs did not have the barrier of a college education.

    The initiative could be started on a voluntary basis with use of the bully pulpit, something President-elect Donald Trump is good at. He could not-so-subtly warn employers that his Justice Department will be looking at the practice to determine if in fact overuse of college-education requirements fails the disparate impact test under federal discrimination law.

    I completely agree.

    The demand for a college degree was originally a way to exclude blacks from jobs that did not really require such a degree.

    Now, due to AA, government funding, and bogus courses, it is possible for a limited “elite” class of blacks to get degrees. (I am taking for granted, contra some, that some blacks are quite intelligent and can and do earn “real” degrees.)

    But I think this hurts: 1) working-class whites, who are less “connected” (and I think Ron Unz showed somewhat convincingly that non-Jewish whites really do suffer in college admissions) and may not even have a great interest in college stuff, even if they have practical skills, and a good attitude; 2) less-connected blacks, who may be utterly disengaged from the educational system, but may have a will to succeed on their own terms; and 3) “elite” blacks who end up internally knowing that they are being over-promoted due to AA.

  181. @BucephalusXYZ
    I think you are misreading what I am saying.

    I do not think working class white men should be disadvantaged in hiring, and I do think that employers should be able to use objective criteria in hiring. But at the present time, that is often regarded as illegal, and I am trying to think about how, practically speaking, to change that.

    One issue is the actual reasoning used in the Griggs decision. So far as my somewhat cursory reading reveals, SCOTUS decided that since blacks had systematically recieved inferior formal education, "objective" tests not directly related to job performance could not be used in hiring. This is not what I am saying; it is what SCOTUS decided. I think the consequences of this decision have been bad. I also think the reasoning is bad. I do think that blacks, for decades, have received far inferior "public education", both in the segregation era and in the "civil rights" era, and that the blame for this lies both with old-school segregationists and with modern liberal elites. But I don't think that the question of who is to blame for the poor education of blacks is really the pertinent question when it comes to hiring: when it comes to hiring, I think everyone should be encouraged to hire the one who will do the job best.

    But this leaves the political and practical question of what to do. Insofar as the Griggs decision was simply "interpreting" the Civil Rights Act, then perhaps altering elements of the Civil Rights Act itself would be the best way to remedy things. But this raises political dangers. No doubt there will be some who charge that any attempt to alter the Civil Rights Act amounts to an attempt to subject blacks again to slavery. Of course this is absurd, but that is what the charge will be. What then to do? My suggestion was that there might be some way to alter the Civil Rights Act while explicitly encouraging blacks (and everyone) to rely less on formal, government "education", and more on taking advantage of new internet-based educational options.

    (I do not actually view the internet as a panacea. I think it is better to learn stuff by reading physical books, and by doing real stuff. But the internet is often better than government education, if you can you figure out how to use it.)

    I definitely do not wish to be subjected to the governent of South Africa.

    The civil rights leaders will fight it all, but it won’t matter. The equalist fantasy and the gramscian revolution doesn’t have the answers. We need to just stop the assumption that everything is racist and sexist until proven otherwise. Empires come and go, whites have made an effort to help others. At some point blacks if they want to run their own affairs have to get an enterprise up and running for profit by themselves. No more waterwings.

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