The left discovered long ago that in order to wage a long-term cultural war, they must dedicate themselves thoroughly to indoctrination. By controlling speech and making some thoughts and ideas purely socially unacceptable, the left has been able to successfully corral society and nowhere is this more prevalent than in modern day academia.
Having attended one of the most-liberal colleges in the U.S., I can attest to the collegiate commitment to indoctrination. Sadly, in the few years since I last attended class, our nation has become even more polarized and torn-apart by divisive liberal concepts like “white privilege,” #BlackLivesMatter and militant LGBT crusaders who are mounting a full-scale cultural war on any who wish to hold onto social pillars that have sustained society for millennia.
Now , in keeping with this rabid ideology, professors at Washington State University have concluded that those students who use such “hateful” language as “illegal aliens,” “male,” and “female” will receive lesser grades than those who simply go-along with the absurd reeducation.
Professor Selena Lester Breikss, in her syllabus for her “Women and Popular Culture” course, has banned “oppressive and hateful language” and to her, that includes the term “illegal immigrant.”
Breikss warns that punishment for offending the thought police includes “removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and— in extreme cases— failure for the semester.”
Breikss also states that this “hateful language” includes references to gender. “This includes [phrases such as] ‘The Man’” and “referring to women/men as females or males.” “If I see it or hear it, I will correct it in class since it can be a learning moment for many students,” Breikss said in the syllabus.
Her colleague, Professor Rebecca Fowler, says that students who use the term “illegal alien” in her “Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies” course will be given lesser grades.
Fowler says that students will “come to recognize how white privilege functions in everyday social structures and institutions.”
I can hear the Washington State University ad pitch now: “Come spend $50,000 at our university so that you may enjoy the privilege of learning how you are to blame for all of society’s ills, you white devil, you.”
Professor John Streamas demands that white students in his “Introduction to Multicultural Literature” class “defer” to non-white students’ perceptions if they wish to receive good grades.
Let me repeat that: white students are not allowed to have their own opinions about something as subjective as literature; they must adopt the opinions of “non-whites” in order to receive good grades. That’s how equality works, right?
You may remember Streamas as the professor who gained notoriety for calling a student a “white shitbag” and who declared that WSU should stand for “White Supremacist University.” Streamas also requires that students “understand and consider the rage of people who are victims of systematic injustice.”
College classes are supposed to be edgy and the naked attempts by these academic fascists to suppress speech and thought are appalling. College should be an open playground of ideas as young people try to decipher the world around them; using these trusted positions of power to bully students into politically correct submission is unconscionable and a simple reversal of official policy by WSU administrators is nowhere near an appropriate remedy.
Each and every one of the aforementioned thought police should be fired without severance immediately and, with any luck, be blackballed from the academic community.
UPDATE: Washington State University Interim President Daniel J. Bernardo has addressed these professors’ outlandish policies and has issued a statement rebuking the policies and assuring students that they will not be penalized for speaking in terms that some might find offensive.
“Over the weekend, we became aware that some faculty members, in the interest of fostering a constructive climate for discussion, included language in class syllabi that has been interpreted as abridging students’ free speech rights,” Bernardo said. “We are working with these faculty members to clarify, and in some cases modify, course policies to ensure that students’ free speech rights are recognized and protected.”
Of course, while Mr. Bernardo’s statement is thoughtful and aims to be reassuring, the fact is that such a statement only masques the symptoms of a much larger problem.
Though these rabidly liberal professors may no longer penalize someone directly for using the term “illegal immigrant,” for example, how long will it take these scholars to discover another quasi-justifiable “infraction” to lower the grade of those who speak in terms the professors find offensive?
With subjectivity being a large part of how a professor might grade a term paper, there is shockingly little oversight and demonstrating that a professor has singled-out a student for a lesser grade is nearly impossible.
The only solution is to rip-out the problem root and branch. It’s time to clean house in academia and those who have shown themselves as being incapable of behaving fairly should be offered a trip to the unemployment line.