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Students demand mandatory transgender class to right the wrongs of colonial America
campusreform.org ^ | 06/18/2014 | Katherine Timpf

Posted on 06/18/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT by massmike

A liberal group at the University of Minnesota (U of M) has ordered the school to admit it is a product of the evil actions of colonial Americans and must fundamentally alter its structure to make it up to marginalized communities.

“We demand an acknowledgement that the university exists as a product of colonialistic processes,” states the official website for the group, which calls itself “Whose Diversity?”

The group has created a list of “permanent and substantial structural changes” that the school must enact to right these wrongs and has vowed not to stop.

The list of changes gives the school two years to have at least two “faculty members of color” in every single department who are “engaging in critical race and ethnic studies scholarship with a social justice emphasis.” It also demands that students with “historically marginalized backgrounds” have the opportunity to be involved in hiring these faculty.

Further demands include hiring more “medical providers of historically marginalized identities whose work is rooted in social justice” and increasing the number of “non-white” students to meet very specific proportions.

“In two years, the university student body should be proportional to three-fourths of the city demographics of non-white groups. (For example, the student body should be 13.5% Black in two years compared to the city demographics of 18% Black residents).”

The list also calls for a gender-neutral restroom in every building and a faith-neutral “meditation and healing” room on every campus.

“The decor shall be approved by a committee of students, staff, and faculty who embody multiple religious and spiritual beliefs to ensure that these rooms are as respectful and encompassing as possible,” it states.

In terms of “restructuring curriculum,” the group orders the school to force every student to take at least one course on “gender non-conforming issues,” and offer “substantially more” courses on “marginalized peoples.”

In case those courses are not enough to constantly remind students about the plight of “marginalized communities,” the list also demands that the school erect a display of historical documents and photographs chronicling their activism to be placed in a “centrally located space” on campus.

“There should be transparency about the university and its past dealings with race relations,” the group explains.

It also wants to ban the U of M police department from mentioning race in crime alerts, and stop the construction of luxury apartments near campus because they “gentrify and displace local communities.”

The group has promised that summer break will not stop them from fighting for these demands.

“They probably are hoping that over the summer we are going to stop working, but we are not going away,” organizer Tori Hong told the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, a local news source.

The group presented the list of demands to the school on April 30. At the time of publication, more than 700 students, faculty, professors and alumni had endorsed it.

Administrators have said efforts to meet with the group have been unsuccessful.

“We don’t want to keep going back and forth, bantering in the media about some issues that are real, and I think are doable and solvable if we all can come together at a mutually agreed time and date and talk,” Dean of Students Danita Brown Young told the Spokesman-Recorder.

But according to its website, “Whose Diversity?” does not want to become an official campus group, because that would force it to be “complicit in reproducing a homogenized notion of diversity.”

Neither “Whose Diversity” nor U of M responded to a request for comment from Campus Reform.


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1 posted on 06/18/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

I may emigrate sooner rather than later, at this rate.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 6:28:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: massmike
We demand an acknowledgement that the university exists as a product of colonialistic processes,”

I say that the reification of the societal superstructure -- in so far as a patriarchal landscape can have a societal superstructure -- mandates the teaching that a post-colonial nexus which can only be alleviated by a post-Marxian praxis.

3 posted on 06/18/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: massmike

They are actually arguing for so-called ‘historically marginalized groups’ to have hiring preference and consultation, to literally become a twisted aristocracy. Minneapolis is a s***hole


4 posted on 06/18/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mars is nice this time of year.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: massmike

So what else did these four morons pontificate about while avoiding any actual class work? This surely can’t be all, as there is no mention of other marginalized species.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: massmike

yeppers definitely its all the fault of my white European colonial heterosexual ancestors...

oh the level of my shame is so .....

non-existent...


7 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: massmike

Bet they didn’t much care for this episode of “Turn” where the turdburglar was turned into a British spy to hide his shame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQVLP9Pu9pk


8 posted on 06/18/2014 6:37:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: massmike

Sad product of modern academia.

These young idiots and hooligans will generate a nation in which it’s impossible to live.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 6:37:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I may emigrate sooner rather than later, at this rate.

If you want to live in a foreign country, then just stay here for a couple more years.

10 posted on 06/18/2014 6:38:48 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: massmike

Hope for their sake they hire a decent staff rather than just tokens...

“It also wants to ban the U of M police department from mentioning race in crime alerts...”
If one of that group is ever a victim they should be banned from giving a description of the perp..


11 posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:15 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: massmike
“complicit in reproducing a homogenized notion of diversity.”

What in the h#ll does that mean? By definition diversity is not homogenous. Does it mean that they want diversity of diversity? Why can't they be content to be Americans and enjoy the bounty and opportunity this country still offers (albeit getting smaller by the day).

12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:41 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: massmike
“We demand an acknowledgement that the university exists as a product of colonialistic processes,

What does colonialistic processes mean? Do they actually believe that the US colonized the world or do they just have a problem with colonial America and three cornered hats?

13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: massmike

Completely nuts.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where on the planet is there to hide?


15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT by madison10
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To: massmike

But according to its website, “Whose Diversity?” does not want to become an official campus group, because that would force it to be “complicit in reproducing a homogenized notion of diversity.”


I sense a hoax being perpetrated.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:16 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: massmike
The list of changes gives the school two years to have at least two “faculty members of color” in every single department who are “engaging in critical race and ethnic studies scholarship with a social justice emphasis.”

The Physics department will be delighted to learn it has to rehire and change its curricula. Any staff and faculty that puts up with this deserves what it gets.

17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: massmike

if they don’t like it, they can leave. if they don’t leave and keep whining, expell for disrupting the education of others


18 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:44 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: cripplecreek

great scene and great show. Who would have thought a Revolutionary War show would garner such attention. I say Kuddos to AMC. Now in regards to those student, had it not been for Colonial America they all would be living in Huts and lord knows doing what. Speaking some Aztec language and eating each-other I suppose. Yet even with the Colonial America establishment and the liberal subversion they still came out DUMB!


19 posted on 06/18/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I may emigrate sooner rather than later, at this rate.

Come on bro.

20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:54:31 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling to Liberals: When the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: Crazieman

So is Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan...


21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Angus McFayden is great in that role. He had a little revolution era “Columbo” thing going on there.

Really some surprisingly good history in the show aside from the filler drama.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: massmike

How about the committee being free to decorate as they deep appropriate the closet they can all crawl back into?


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:00:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kevao
If you want to live in a foreign country, then just stay here for a couple more years.

LOL. The only thing I disagree with, is that "foreign country" has already taken over America.

24 posted on 06/18/2014 7:02:30 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: Crazieman

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 7:08:31 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just don’t let the dog pound know.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 7:08:44 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: massmike
Minnesota? Colonial America?

Minnesota was in deep Injun territory when the Revolutionary War was fought.

Give it back to the Injuns and be done with it.

27 posted on 06/18/2014 7:09:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: massmike
The list of changes gives the school two years to have at least two “faculty members of color” in every single department who are “engaging in critical race and ethnic studies scholarship with a social justice emphasis.”

Be interesting to see how black/queer/womyn studies fits into engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

28 posted on 06/18/2014 7:12:21 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: massmike

This group has too much free time and must be taking some lightweight courses. They need to take some serious math/physical science courses to discover the joys of study and discipline. I would be curious to know how they believe “critical race and ethnic studies” can be part of courses in differential equations or kinetics.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 7:12:37 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta
I would be curious to know how they believe “critical race and ethnic studies” can be part of courses in differential equations...

One reason I quit the American Association for the Advancement of Science some years ago was that their board elected to take the position that there was such a thing as Women's Mathematics, different from other mathematics because...well, because oppression, that's why. I assure you these people are absolutely serious. Stupid people are often serious, and just as often dangerous.

30 posted on 06/18/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nepeta

They have no interest or aptitude for anything of value so they do this to create some sort of significance for themselves, if only in their own minds. Consider that right now we are discussing them and not some engineering students.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:45 PM PDT by all the best
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To: massmike

These fools will soon find out they have no freedom of speech and are noting but slaves.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 7:22:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: massmike

It would be easier if they would recognize their sensitive feelings and sought our surgical procedures to turn themselves into petunias.


33 posted on 06/18/2014 7:30:45 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: massmike

They ask so nicely and humbly, who wouldn’t want to do these gentle souls a favor?


34 posted on 06/18/2014 7:30:49 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: massmike

Most political folks want to erase the morality of early American Protestants.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 7:34:29 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: massmike

What trangendered people were wronged back then? Chief Nevah Bin Strait?


36 posted on 06/18/2014 7:39:41 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: massmike

Mandatory ? Reeducation Camp will be fun everyone will dress up


37 posted on 06/18/2014 7:40:15 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: massmike

Is there no way we can force Canada to take MN?


38 posted on 06/18/2014 7:40:17 PM PDT by Big Mack (I love this country. ItÂ’s the government that scares the crap out of me)
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To: massmike
We should all be making lists of things to do after TSHTF.

Make a list and check it twice.

39 posted on 06/18/2014 7:42:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't. We're going to need every patriotic American who can do his/her duty if this thing goes hot. I hope and pray it doesn't, but we'll need you if it does.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

40 posted on 06/18/2014 7:42:30 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I say that the reification of the societal superstructure -- in so far as a patriarchal landscape can have a societal superstructure -- mandates the teaching that a post-colonial nexus which can only be alleviated by a post-Marxian praxis.

Damn. You're good!

41 posted on 06/18/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: massmike

If one chooses to be offended by something, it’s by one’s own choice and is one’s own fault.

The victim card carriers simply lack moral conviction and self-confidence. It’s a character flaw.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 7:55:37 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: massmike

Somebody send this screed to Mike Adams. It deserves his masterfully disdainful commentary.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 7:56:49 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Nepeta
They need to take some serious math/physical science courses to discover the joys of study and discipline.

The exactitude of math is patriarchal and oppressive.

44 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: massmike

Chicken shit administration (i.e. craven cowards) and dress-wearing fascists. Yep, that’s the Un. of Minnesota. Oh, throw in a few communists/marxists too. Don’t forget the Al Shahab jihadists in Minneapolis. Oh, sorry, They kill crossdressers. Wrong bunch of fascists.


45 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: RoosterRedux

If one needs to wonder what the end result of giving up one’s own dominant culture in the name of multi-culturalism, coexistence, and tolerance is, just go ask a Native-American. They, after all, did it.

There’s no better example of the need for the dominant culture to reassert itself.


46 posted on 06/18/2014 8:00:10 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: massmike

“Dean of Students... Danita”

How do you spell Oi Vey?


47 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: ClearCase_guy
We demand an acknowledgement that the university exists as a product of colonialistic processes,”

I say that the reification of the societal superstructure -- in so far as a patriarchal landscape can have a societal superstructure -- mandates the teaching that a post-colonial nexus which can only be alleviated by a post-Marxian praxis.


I hear where you're coming from, but aren't we missing the larger question of why internationalism and solidarity constitute the revolutionary response to imperialist aggression?
48 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:05 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: massmike

Mental illness is spreading among the liberals more every day...


49 posted on 06/18/2014 8:17:07 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: massmike
A SHTF scenario may be just what we need to weed out these freaks. It's likely going to strike in our lifetimes. It's the historical cycle of a cultural collapse.

Transgendered, liberal, freaky types don't seem to strike me as the type who will fare well when the power goes off and food becomes sparse.

And when those hormone medications dry up in supply and their true, natural selves emerge overwhelming the artifice of reality they've created for themselves, the mental collapse that follows won't be pretty.

Let's see who walks out of that situation, pilgrim...

50 posted on 06/18/2014 8:21:10 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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