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Book: Rise of gender and ethnic studies programs helped bring about decline of modern academia
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/2012 | Jamie Weinstein

Posted on 10/18/2012 11:04:38 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch

Modern academia has gone astray and identity studies programs are in large part the culprit, argues author and poet Bruce Bawer in his new book ”The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind.”

“Identity studies sum up everything that’s wrong with the humanities today,” Bawer told The Daily Caller. “They’re about nothing other than group identity, group oppression, and group grievance. Instead of engaging in objective scholarly study of, say, black American history or women’s literature, these departments are boosters for everything having to do with the group in question. It’s all slogans. Kids don’t learn anything other than to think of themselves as having been wronged by capitalism, by the West, by America, by white men.”

Bawer says that this has consequences beyond the classroom.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: academia; academicbias; identitypolitics; leftganda; marxism; publicschool; taxdollarsatwork
 

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1 posted on 10/18/2012 11:04:49 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

Looking at the result of the Left’s politically correct studies, brainwashing is a realistic term to describe the outcome.

The most successful recent and new campaign has been the homo brainwashing. It’s been systematic and brutal against children.

We should begin referring to the race and homo obsessed as brainwashed people who can not think like a normal, free human being. The more “educated” you are in liberalism, the more brainwashed you are. The more brainwashed you are, the “smarter” you think you are.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 11:12:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: CaptainKrunch
Book: Rise of gender and ethnic studies programs helped bring about decline of modern academia

Or as I like to refer to it, academia nuts.

3 posted on 10/18/2012 11:23:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: SaraJohnson

For sure!
Just this past spring a guy I know attended his grandson’s graduation from UofM. He said that well over half of those graduating had gotten their degrees in “nonsense” stuff
And they wonder why over half of those college grads can’t get a job?
It couldn’t possibly be because they elected to get themselves educated in something no real people give a d-— about could it?
Who needs ‘em?


4 posted on 10/19/2012 12:41:08 AM PDT by bog trotter
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To: DoughtyOne
Or as I like to refer to it, academia nuts.

I like it

I hope you don’t mind it I steal it from time to time.

5 posted on 10/19/2012 1:06:26 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CaptainKrunch; Pelham; Travis McGee

I have been saying this is what is killing us since early 80s in my early 20s then ......when i started waking up

30 years ago now

And still get bigot charged even here

By the same tired usual suspects


6 posted on 10/19/2012 1:11:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Students spend four to five years studying nonsense then they forty years complaing about their student loans.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 1:14:04 AM PDT by monocle
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To: CaptainKrunch

Indoctrination, not education.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 1:19:52 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SaraJohnson
The more brainwashed you are, the “smarter” you think you are.

Wow! That one has to go in the "tagline" bullpen!

9 posted on 10/19/2012 1:25:51 AM PDT by papertyger (Obama framed private Americans in the Benghazi scandal.)
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To: CaptainKrunch
These kinds of knee-jerk reactions are daily fare nowadays. It’s the only way the products of these cockamamie programs have learned how to think about anything. They make these facile, baseless charges and actually think they’re making insightful moral judgments. It doesn’t bode well for America’s future.”

Not to mention it serves as the bases for idiotic court rulings and government pay offs to minority victim groups like the Black Farmer pay off.

I am so tired of these phony victims lining up with their hands out saying you wronged me now pay me.

My ancestors didn’t get here until the late 1880’s to 1900; long after the civil war. They never owned slaves and probably never met one.

Most of the people in this country are descended from immigrants that arrived after the civil war, so these professional victims need to get on with their lives by their own efforts.

My Irish ancestors were discriminated against when they arrived in this country but you don’t hear me or my cousins crying out for redress of the grievances of those ancestors. What right do I have to ask for compensation for wrongs against an ancestor and who should pay? How would I identify these people who should pay?

In my opinion discrimination is rare in this country today. What exist today is most likely what is termed reverse discrimination. Today the most likely person to suffer from adverse treatment because of the demographic group he occupies would be the White Male Christian (especially if he is young). This group is singled out as a privileged group who because of past privileged treatment received by this group must be put at a disadvantage today. So even though these particular individuals have never been the recipient of privilege they are to be disadvantaged in favor of privileged minority groups.

The obvious injustice of this treatment escapes the peddlers of ethnic studies.

If you are a victim in the US today you are probably trying to be.

10 posted on 10/19/2012 1:43:33 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

bookmark


11 posted on 10/19/2012 1:47:33 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: CaptainKrunch
Obama Voter Textbook

Romney Voter Textbook


12 posted on 10/19/2012 2:46:23 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: CaptainKrunch

Exhibit A: Sandra Fluke


13 posted on 10/19/2012 3:35:33 AM PDT by relictele
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To: CaptainKrunch

Any course with the word “Studies” is academic “self satisfaction”.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 3:47:18 AM PDT by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: CaptainKrunch

I can just see employers while interviewing job applicants looking at resumes and seeing the ones with degrees in Black, Women’s (sorry Womyn’s), or Queer studies throwing them in the trash after the prospective employee leaves the interview.


15 posted on 10/19/2012 5:03:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: DoughtyOne

“Or as I like to refer to it, academia nuts”

Thanks for that one.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 5:03:34 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: wardaddy
The best we can hope for is informal de-facto regional secession.
17 posted on 10/19/2012 6:12:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: driftless2

But those same degrees make them PERFECT federal employees.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 6:18:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: driftless2; All

I can just see employers while interviewing job applicants looking at resumes and seeing the ones with degrees in Black, Women’s (sorry Womyn’s), or Queer studies throwing them in the trash after the prospective employee leaves the interview


Most of our major corporations are quite liberal w liberal management...so those job applicants w Black, Women, and Queer studies degrees are getting the interviews and jobs.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Pontiac

Oh be my guest. I wasn’t sure if anyone would tune in on that one. Thanks.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 9:03:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: SkyPilot

I hated that class...

uh... To clarify, I didn’t take the first one, but the second.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I would bet after they get past the quota numbers, they forget about these losers.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 9:15:14 AM PDT by driftless2
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