People should believe what they want to believe, and that includes hating who they want to hate. I don’t think hatred is such a good idea, mind you, but I would never be so presumptuous as to try to force another person into thinking differently.
While beliefs should be free, I shouldn’t have to pay to support another’s beliefs, although the student loan scam certainly allows for it. How bad does it get?
“Dear White Students…”
From the “Unofficial” Scripps Survival Guide, page 150.
Scripps is a Women’s College, of around 1,000 students, in good ol’ California. The students have access to an “unofficial” survival guide, filled with a great deal of good information like how to get used books, outfit the dorm cheaply, register for classes, and other things.
It’s also filled with a considerable amount of anti-white racist dreck. Granted, it’s “unofficial,” but as a believer in rational thought I find it hard to accept that people can honestly think this way, and so I find it surprising (if undeniable) when I see such abominations in print:
“Reverse Racism does not exist because there are no institutions that were founded with the intention of discriminating against white people on the basis of their skin.”
–ibid, page 150.
Wait, what? Do these people know about the Black Entertainment Network? The Black Panthers? Nation of Islam? Maybe they’re talking just about institutions of higher education? Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is a phrase and acronym for a reason; there are over 100 of them.
The disinformation continues in a long one-sided screed about “White Privilege.” I could dispel these point by point, but it’s the omissions that stand out. The guide mentions blacks are under-represented in higher education, but fails to mention whites are under-represented in the NBA, for example.
Is it a sign that I’ve been brainwashed, at least a little, that I do feel we could do better in higher education, but am unconcerned about the “bias” of the NBA because I just figure whites don’t play as well? NBA players are quite capable of living successful, happy lives, after all, with far more wealth than I’ll ever see, despite my “white privilege.”
The Guide gives helpful advice for dealing with all this “information”:
“Asking people of color to absolve us of our guilt…”
It’s amazing that such a screed could get printed up so nicely, it really belongs on crude pamphlets, passed out by deranged street people. Now, I grant that this is an “unofficial” guide, and shouldn’t be taken seriously, but campus officials don’t have a problem with it, and link to it on their website.
If any faculty member anywhere tried to say anything so odious in regards to any other ethnic group, he’d be terminated, and his office might even be set afire. Why is this so one-sided?
“Always ask people for their pronouns…”
–page 160, which also indicates “transsexual” is no longer politically correct. It’s “transgender” now. Good to know, I guess.
There are pages of this stuff in the guide, addressing gender (and transgender) issues in remarkable, if bigoted, detail.
Instead of outrage, the response to this bigoted literature is, of course, supportive:
Since the guide’s publication, several student movements across the Claremont College system (the “5C’s”)—including a “Hurting and Healing” event held by The 5C Students of Color Alliance—have advocated for the creation of racially segregated spaces (called “Safe Spaces”) that are off-limits to white students.
–am I alone in thinking “off limits to whites” is a form of racism?
There is a laughable attempt at fairness on page 50, with a comment by an alleged Conservative:
the brief essay at page 50, “Conservative at Scripps,” which has a Potemkin Village feel to it, as if it was included to trick readers into believing there is real intellectual diversity at Scripps. Of course it is unsigned. Maybe an actual conservative student could not be found at Scripps.
… She implies her conservative family, not her leftist professors and fellow students, are the intolerant people who need to change. Her parents, she writes, “were less than thrilled with the new perspectives I gained at school … [and] no one wanted to hear what I had to say.”
–it’s so badly written that calling it “Potemkin” is generous.
For all their alleged non-discrimination they assert on paper, these people are very hate-filled, and unwilling to consider other points of view:
In 2014 Scripps College abruptly rescinded an invitation to Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist George Will to speak at the ninth annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program, “the mission of which,” says the Claremont Independent, “is to bring speakers to campus whose political views differ from the majority of students at the all-women’s college[.]”
Will was ostracized because he wrote a column expressing skepticism about the exaggerated reporting of rape incident on the nation’s campuses. But Will is a white male, so no one at Scripps College needs to hear from him anyway.
This atmosphere can only exist if the administration not just allows it, but encourages it. It’s why you can’t even apply to Physics jobs now if your skin or gender is not proper.
As is so common with this ideology, its own toxicity will eventually cause self-destruction:
At Scripps College last October student activists denounced “Project Vulva,” reportedly created by feminists “to initiate dialogue about the stigmatization of vulvas in society.” Organizers described the event as “educating people about the vulva in order to confront society’s stigmas and stereotypes, and make people more comfortable with the many varying images and types of cis and non-cis vulvas.”
Even that exquisite, avant-garde example of political correctness was savaged by campus uber-radicals. Critics attacked the event for being “extremely transmisogynistic” and “incredibly violent to trans women.”
I come back to the insult to injury here. It isn’t simply this school hates me strictly because of my genitals or the color of my skin. This is a fully accredited school, with tuition over $57,000 a year. Accreditation means this school qualifies for student loans, which pay much of that tuition. My tax dollars are literally paying to train these people in hatred. This isn’t simply a hatred of me, but also a hatred that will eventually lead to self-destruction. I see no reason I should pay for this.
And so once again I conclude we need to get rid of the student loan scam.