With so much student loan money pouring onto campus, it’s only natural for much of it to be wasted. One of the largest, most evil wastes of this money is to “Diversity Institutes,” fiefdoms packed with $100,000 (often much more) a year commissars eager to enforce social justice.
This waste just leads to more waste, as today’s story shows:
Yes, our campuses now have a “bias response team,” a collection of NPCs who sit around bored for weeks on end, waiting for someone to cry RACIST. Our campuses survived for centuries without such teams, and yet now we have universities proud of wasting their surplus wealth in this manner, instead of using the money for education and research.
Does it even matter what the complaint was? No. But let’s take a look all the same:
The report also accused the professor of frequent sexist language, but the bulk of the complaint centered on his assigned readings for the business course.
Since “sexist language,” much like “hate speech,” is in the eye of the beholder, let’s focus on those assigned readings. What was the problem, citizen?
“I believe it to no longer be necessary when teaching the foundations of our country’s economic system and those who helped build [its] ideals to be presented in conjunction with their sexist beliefs that have already planted their roots within our global and local communities,” the student stated in her complaint, filed in December 2018
It’s hard to parse what exactly the problem here is, but do keep in mind that hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of commissars’ time will be spent finding the wrong here.
What would a scholar do? Well, as soon as the student said “I believe…” the complaint would be over. The scholar would trust the professor of the course to know more about the material than the student, close the complaint in a few seconds, and free up enough money for “full ride” scholarships for a dozen or more students.
The gentle reader should keep that above in mind always: if the people running our schools honestly cared about helping students, they could do so easily and generously simply by using all that money for education instead ideological pursuits.
In the female student’s bias report, she stated that while her professor “never applauded these philosophers on their sexist beliefs,” he “never outright said they were wrong” and “continued to place them upon a pedestal.”
It’s unknown who the philosophers (in this case, economists, the closest business classes come to philosophy) are in this case, and perhaps they are outright wrong but…that’s not the purpose of education, which is far more about discussing ideas than shouting down those with whom you disagree.
Again, this aspect of the complaint would be ignored by a scholar. I guess we’ll examine the charge of “sexist” talk.
She continued that she began to “fear” his sexist banter and said she “also began to fear the readings and I could not even finish one assigned reading due to its clear sexist message.”
Fear? Poor kid, she’s so afraid she can’t read. Obviously, the proper response is to kick her off campus for her own good, though I suspect the Bias Response Team would never show such integrity.
According to the complaint, the student was especially disturbed by a conversation that took place on the last day of class about robots taking jobs from working Americans. The professor allegedly claimed that “while all our jobs will be taken by robots,” he will be “retired living in Tahiti surrounded by 40-45 beautiful women feeding him grapes.”
The last day of class? The kid had to wait until the end of the semester to come up with an example? I’d look at this as a joke rather than “sexism,” but now I want to point out the reality here, a reality an educator knows, but not a commissar.
This kid is failing the course. By her own admission, she had not finished even one assigned reading, and I suspect she wasn’t doing well on the class assignments, assuming she attempted any.
Rather than just fail the course, she appeals to the Bias Response Team and levels a series of charge. You better believe the professor has gotten the message here: fail a student, and a pack of crazy ideologues might be breathing down your neck in short order.
Does anyone honestly believe education is improved by the addition of Bias Response Teams on campus? Anyone off-campus, that is?
This is what I mean by edu-fascism, the merger of administrative and ideological interests on campus. Bias Response Teams, despite being wasteful and harmful to education, are on campus because both the ideologues (to enforce their beliefs) and admin (to expand the number of subordinates) want them.
This whole complaint should have been shrugged off as insignificant, even if it wasn’t just an obvious ploy by a failing student. What’s the criterion for investigation?
According to the university’s Office of Inclusive Excellence website, an act of “bias” is “any act of intolerance, motivated wholly or in part by bias or prejudice against an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, size, disability, national origin, language, gender, veteran status, identity expression, sexual orientation or age—regardless of severity.”
Holy micro-aggression madness! Regardless of severity? Talk about defining your own job parameters. Even if the severity is absolute zero, nothing, you STILL are engaging in bias!
I bet if students had a choice in the matter, or the lunatics running the schools cared about the students, severity would be cranked up to “actual harm caused,” in exchange for freeing up enough resources to offer full scholarships every year for a few dozen students.
Lest the gentle reader believe this kind of waste is only happening at one school, the College Fix has a helpful list of similar Bias Response Team activity at other schools across the country:
Indiana University: Janet Jackson’s nipple triggers bias complaint at Indiana University
Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech on the hunt for campus penis artists
North Carolina State University: Troll mocks campus anti-bias effort with complaint Warren’s Native American DNA claim was triggering
Michigan State University: Student files bias complaint against dorm roommate for watching Ben Shapiro video
University of Oregon: Bias report filed against professor for defending Brett Kavanaugh
Portland State University: Making jokes at Portland State gets you reported to its bias response team
SUNY-Binghamton: Off-campus road rage incident reported to university’s ‘Hate or Bias’ system
University of Florida: Recent bias complaints filed at U. Florida cite a grumpy professor, a racist Snapchat, and a crass joke
This is all paid for by the student loan scam. End it.