If Universities no longer actually educate, but have become institutions of “academic narcissism,” why are we still paying to attend them or send our kids there? Places of indoctrination, lacking in critical thinking, aren’t exactly a good deal for the thousands people pay them. University no longer equals place of higher learning. These places are long overdue for being abandoned and replaced.
If you need another reason to ditch the contemporary college model, then there’s this type of student behavior, most recently demonstrated at Evergreen College but rampant on many (if not most) college campuses.
Students said they were protesting institutional racism.
A group of protesters sent the following statement in a news release to The Olympian last week: “What started out as anti-black comments on social media has turned into the dismissal of the rights of students and femmes of color, physical violence by police, and false sentencing of students protesting. Black trans disabled students are actively being sought out and confronted by campus police constantly, police are refusing to explain their actions and harassment. Students will not stand for this anymore, as students of color have never felt comfortable on campus and have not been treated equally.”
Tensions reached a new high after the public airing of an email exchange between school employees over a planned Day of Absence event.
The Day of Absence, based on a play by the same name, dates back to the 1970s at Evergreen. The day is part of two days of race and equity-related events, and in previous years minority students voluntarily left for an off-campus discussion.
This year that event was swapped: White students were asked to leave and minority students remained on campus. But the event had space for 200 students – only a fraction of the roughly 4,800 overall student body, Powers said.
Rashida Love, director of the First People’s Multicultural Advising Services program, sent an email asking for some white students to volunteer not to be on campus for the event, to leave the college more open for students of color, Powers said.
Professor Bret Weinstein then sent back an email saying that asking white students to stay off campus is an “act of oppression in and of itself,” the Journal reported.
Some students have since protested Weinstein, calling him racist and asking the administration to fire him.
The protesters’ statement is so over the top it makes me wonder if it’s for real: “Black trans disabled students are actively being sought out and confronted by campus police constantly.” For real? People get trolled and made fun of with stuff like this. Did these dumb students really say that in all seriousness?!
Of course the professor that objected to their asking all white students to leave for the day is being called a racist.
Definitely time to seek education elsewhere.