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Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’
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Posted on 11/28/2012 6:10:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’

Posted By Ryan Lovelace - Butler University On November 27, 2012 @ 12:02 am In Fix Exclusives,Image Slider | 95 Comments

A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices.

The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue of social justice.”

“Language that is truly inclusive affirms sexuality, racial and ethnic backgrounds, stages of maturity, and degrees of limiting conditions,” the syllabus states, referencing a definition created by the United Church of Christ.

The syllabus of the class, called Political Science 201: Research and Analysis, goes on to ask students “to write and speak in a way that does not assume American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status, etc. to be the norm.” It is taught by a black, female professor.

In an interview with The College Fix, Jay Howard, dean of Butler’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, denied this practice essentially presumes every student who walks through the door is a racist or misogynist.

He said students must be told not to assume such prejudices because such assumptions are ingrained into the culture and remain there until questioned. With that, a liberal arts education questions these assumptions, and such questions can make for uncomfortable situations, he said.

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1 posted on 11/28/2012 6:10:55 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do parents have to pay to send their kids to political re-education camps? They are free in North Korea, I’m told. /heavy sarc


2 posted on 11/28/2012 6:13:43 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again highlighting the value of a “liberal arts” education.......NOT!


3 posted on 11/28/2012 6:16:11 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“inherent prejudice” for traditional values that work
vs
“inclusiveness” for values, “morals”, and behaviors that are destructive and lead to misery.

Yeah, I can see the “value” of this... not


4 posted on 11/28/2012 6:16:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

The boy-raping, disease-ridden, whackjob faggots are only 1% of the population.

STIGMATIZE THEM!


5 posted on 11/28/2012 6:17:26 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thats a tough thing to do if you are a White, Heterosexual, American, Male. Pretty easy if you are a black, Lesbian, African, female.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 6:17:52 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Sub-Driver

disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status”

Well, to be fair, isn’t that what Obama has been trying to destroy? Maybe the prof is just trying to prepare them for the second term.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 6:18:51 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver

this is as hilarious as the secular progressives who want to be more “inclusive” by taking Christ out of Christmas.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 6:19:15 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver
A black female professor at Butler University can be expected to have voted for a black moslem leftwingtard fanatic ~ andre carson ~ he's the guy who proposed reorganizing american education along the lines of a madrassa.

This particular professor did something other than serious study to get a job at the school.

I'd be asking how well she knows Sandy Fluke

9 posted on 11/28/2012 6:19:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

Are they allowed to write without assuming liberalism is the norm?


10 posted on 11/28/2012 6:20:55 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Sub-Driver
If you are paying to send a kid to college or are contributing to your Alma Mater you are enabling this crap. It is nearly universal in higher education. Even sending your children to a religious school is no guarantee, as many of them are thoroughly secularized.

I don't have a solution other than to starve the beast.

11 posted on 11/28/2012 6:23:20 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Sub-Driver; zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice; SeekAndFind

Another religious found university taken over by the radical leftist (i.e.communits). I wonder if the seminary portion is even allow to teach about Christianity and the tenants of its faith, other than to blame it for everything bad in the world?

Butler’s School of Religion, established in 1924, became independent in 1958 and is currently known as the Christian Theological Seminary.[8]

Butler University was founded by members of the Disciples of Christ church, though it was never controlled by the church.[8] The university charter called for “a non-sectarian institution free from the taint of slavery, offering instruction in every branch of liberal and professional education.”[8] The university was the first in Indiana and the third in the U.S. to admit both men and women. Butler was the first university in the United States to endow a chair designated specifically for a woman, the Demia Butler Chair (endowed in 1869). Catharine Merrill, the first person to hold the chair, became the second woman named to be a professor in an American university.[8]


12 posted on 11/28/2012 6:27:33 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Sub-Driver

Most American colleges are useless. An American college degree is as good as a European High School diploma.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 6:27:49 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Sub-Driver

At least if they have to disavow “American-ness”, the don’t have to acknowlege any particular authority of Barak Obama. He’s just somebody that couldn’t figure out there’s no such thing as a “shovel-ready job”.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 6:29:48 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“He said students must be told not to assume such prejudices because such assumptions are ingrained into the culture and remain there until questioned.”

Okay, but the same liberal relativists tell us that every culture has prejudices, so we can’t judge any other culture because of our own ingrained prejudices that we CANNOT set aside. So which is it? Can we leave our cultural prejudices at the door with a simple conscious choice (which means we can make moral judgements about other cultures), or is that impossible (which means students can’t comply with this new rule)?

Get your story straight liberals!


15 posted on 11/28/2012 6:31:19 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Sub-Driver

Two words — Bite Me


16 posted on 11/28/2012 6:31:26 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The syllabus of the class, called Political Science 201: Research and Analysis, goes on to ask students “to write and speak in a way that does not assume American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status, etc. to be the norm.”

Sic semper classical literature...

17 posted on 11/28/2012 6:35:07 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"...not assume American-ness..." So I guess students can assume Confederate-ness and female-ness and the teacher will tolerate that with her "liberalism". Good Rebs Liberty Ladies, Cropped and Reduced Liberty Ladies
18 posted on 11/28/2012 6:38:20 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Colleges with academic and professional standards would fire the dork.

However, we know about the standards of the vast majority of our colleges, don’t we?


19 posted on 11/28/2012 6:39:16 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver
"If we could only figure out a final solution to the evil greedy racist white men problem...utopia would be right around the corner."


20 posted on 11/28/2012 6:42:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

College? Hell save your money... They’ll only end up working at Mc Donalds in this Obama-economy anyway...


21 posted on 11/28/2012 6:45:53 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Sub-Driver
“Our language doesn’t make it easy to write in ways that are inclusive,” Howard said. “We don’t have a generic singular, I mean we have he and she. There is no pronoun that is gender-neutral there.”

How about we just start referring to everyone as “it.”

22 posted on 11/28/2012 6:46:43 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: jboot

Find one of the good ones. May I suggest Colorado Christian University in Denver? Fabulous Christian education and home of the Western Conservative Union. Just had Stossel do a full day seminar for the business students. They have nationally known conservatives speak to and put on seminars for the students all the time. I’m jealous of my son - almost makes me want to go back to school....


23 posted on 11/28/2012 6:47:56 AM PST by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: I want the USA back
And an American HS diploma is about as useful as Kleenex-less so, really, because it is much rougher.

Our education system is a disaster. If it were making cars instead of educated adults the vehicles would be fantastically expensive but only a minority of them could attain normal driving speeds. Many basic features would not be offerred while dubious and deleterious features would come standard. Many would be dangerous to operate. A sizeable fraction would spontaneously self-destruct. No one in their right mind would buy one.

Yet we keep sending our kids to known dysfunction-breeding factories, because it is "our civic duty." Or something.

24 posted on 11/28/2012 6:48:15 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Btw, BRAVO Ryan Lovelace!


25 posted on 11/28/2012 6:49:45 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
The best description of college I've heard is

"It's where the notes of the professor become the notes of the student without going through the minds of either"

This nonsense is the end result of race / gender affirmative action.

The definition they gave for inclusive said it affirms the language of race, sexuality, etc., not exclude. I'm not sure what affirm means in Ebonics, but in English, it has a positive connotation.

"this practice essentially presumes every student who walks through the door is a racist or misogynist."

Not true - it assumes that only whites are racist and women are the only victims of bias.

By the way, what on earth is "manness"? Is that "manhood", manliness, manstraficationness...? Sheesh, and parents pay for this asinine ignorant brainwashing.

26 posted on 11/28/2012 6:54:12 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Mom MD
Sounds like a great school, today. Tomorrow is another matter. The opposition actively infiltrates and subverts any institution that they see as a threat. I've seen this happen to several schools that I attended or planned to attend.

Trust but verify. Repeatedly verify. And always have an action plan to get your son out. Bad schools ruin people for life. You cannot be too paranoid on his behalf.

27 posted on 11/28/2012 6:55:11 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nothing new here.

Colleges have been at the business of ‘invalidating’ everything you are for donkeys’ years... heck, it's what they do in place of actually educating you!

It's why American college kids are as dumb as dirt about everything except social issues... and they don't get THAT right either!

28 posted on 11/28/2012 6:55:52 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: KansasGirl

Here is something that is generic singular that applies to this air head prof: GFY.


29 posted on 11/28/2012 6:58:28 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not just call students and classmates ‘fellow travelers’????


30 posted on 11/28/2012 6:59:35 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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To: Sub-Driver
My stomach muscles hurt really bad from all the puking I've been doing lately. I won't take it for much longer.

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 11/28/2012 7:02:44 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about we change “He said students must be told not to assume such prejudices because such assumptions are ingrained into the culture and remain there until questioned.”

He said LIBERAL ARTS PROFESSORS must be told not to assume such prejudices because such assumptions are ingrained into the culture and remain there until questioned.


32 posted on 11/28/2012 7:02:52 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: jboot
I'm an Alabama alumnus and even at the University the political correctness has long been pervasive. I recommended that the Tuscaloosa campus change its name to the University of Alabama at Calcutta (its not there but that name would better reflect its multicultural mission).
33 posted on 11/28/2012 7:04:43 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Inherent biases. Right. So lets replace those “inherent biases” with unnatural ones. They don’t see the irony in this? Idiots.


34 posted on 11/28/2012 7:18:18 AM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Being a white male particularly if you have a conservative point of view or are Christian and especially Catholic makes you a focus for derision. Our mixed race metrosexual President is the new role model for the modern male.


35 posted on 11/28/2012 7:28:34 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Sub-Driver

Students should give profuse thanks to America’s straight white men. Directly or indirectly white men pay for about 80% of everything, including the tuition bills of minority students.


36 posted on 11/28/2012 7:33:24 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Sub-Driver

PURE EVIL!


37 posted on 11/28/2012 7:41:36 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Sub-Driver

In short, students are to support every evil and disgusting practice promoted by Marxist pigs. It is called undermining what is right and good.


38 posted on 11/28/2012 7:45:41 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

With a little luck this will provoke some rebellion from his students and accomplish the exact opposite...


39 posted on 11/28/2012 7:49:17 AM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: melsec
White, Hetero, American Male(WHAM)

Female, Lesbian, African Black (FLAB)

Your choice...

40 posted on 11/28/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: Sub-Driver

Being that my old stomping grounds is in Indy, not surprised with Butler. It was a good school at one time but it has gotten so liberal in the last 20 to 30 years. One interesting thing was a few years before I packed and moved to Colorado back in 1995, there was a talk given by an eco-feminist woman. Kind of funny, a friend and I went there and stood outside the door. She was constantly berating men in general and conservative folks. We made some smart-ass comments and we got basically chased out. My friend made a comment that no man should be sitting in there taking it. Found out later that Butler Security was looking for us LOL. Not long afterward, Butler Security was abolished and came in as a Police Department.


41 posted on 11/28/2012 8:05:37 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Sub-Driver

Yo! Yo! Be-atch pro..fess..or. I be down widit.


42 posted on 11/28/2012 8:14:15 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Sub-Driver

a professor who obviously hates “whitey”. uhhgg


43 posted on 11/28/2012 8:18:24 AM PST by No_More_Harkin
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To: Sub-Driver

Well I guess when history shows a group cannot compete because they are inferior their only course of action is to brainwash those who have beaten them in the battle of ideas and accomplishments to surrender their identity.

In creation “we all be equal” /sarc/ but we sure as hell are not equal in outcome.


44 posted on 11/28/2012 8:21:59 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I’ll take WHAM for 100! LOL


45 posted on 11/28/2012 8:36:39 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: KansasGirl

You posted this from the article: “Our language doesn’t make it easy to write in ways that are inclusive,” Howard said. “We don’t have a generic singular, I mean we have he and she. There is no pronoun that is gender-neutral there.”
How about we just start referring to everyone as “it.”

And commented with, “How about we just start referring to everyone as “it.”

Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” already addresses this. In about the 4th paragraph we are introduced to the main character, “Our name is Equality 7-2521..”

Here is a description from Amazon that sends chills up my spine:

“In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the future where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, and all traces of individualism have been wiped out. Despite such a restrictive environment, the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in him—a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, Equality 7-2521 dares to stand apart from the herd—to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin. In a world where the great “we” reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word—”I.”


46 posted on 11/28/2012 8:48:01 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would be “I am dropping this class ASAP.”


47 posted on 11/28/2012 8:50:16 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: wesagain

Back in the day (1958-59) I was fortunate to be a student in Professor Jackson’s freshman English class at Tufts University. The title of the course was “What is God and What is Man?” We read and discussed writings by Plato, Socrates, Thomas Paine, John Stuart Mill and St. Thomas Aquinas among others. When one student objected to reading one Protestant author (I forget who) because he was on the Catholic List of non approved writers, he was told that if he didn’t want a Liberal Arts education, then he should have gone to a Catholic University. It was the best course I had in college. I wonder if it is given today.

Probably not.


48 posted on 11/28/2012 9:21:40 AM PST by matchgirl (An Ambassador is dead and Al Qaeda is alive.)
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To: Travis McGee

And all the non-white survivors could live in utopias modeled on their present blueprints of Detroit, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Haiti, etc, with no evil white people around to oppress them (and force them to follow us when we “white flight” it out of areas), no evil white culture to make them feel bad-no more Notre Dames, Beethovens, Rembrandts, etc. No more money wasted on ocean or space exploration. Wouldn’t life be grand. I’m sure glad, as an evil white person, I wouldn’t be here to live it.


49 posted on 11/28/2012 9:46:54 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Wurlitzer

You hit the nail,on the head. The “funny” thing is, when the whites are all gone, everywhere will be Detroit at best (built by whites, blacks unable to even maintain existing infrastructure), or Zimbabwe at worst (once the breadbasket of Africa, now a net importer of food). God forbid any other place models itself on the Congo (never-ending warfare, cannibalism, mutilation, child rape, wtch doctors, etc).


50 posted on 11/28/2012 9:54:08 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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