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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 schools 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 its 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 Butlers 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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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
Once again highlighting the value of a “liberal arts” education.......NOT!
“inherent prejudice” for traditional values that work
“inclusiveness” for values, “morals”, and behaviors that are destructive and lead to misery.
Yeah, I can see the “value” of this... not
The boy-raping, disease-ridden, whackjob faggots are only 1% of the population.
Thats a tough thing to do if you are a White, Heterosexual, American, Male. Pretty easy if you are a black, Lesbian, African, female.
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.
this is as hilarious as the secular progressives who want to be more “inclusive” by taking Christ out of Christmas.
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
Are they allowed to write without assuming liberalism is the norm?
I don't have a solution other than to starve the beast.
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.
Butler University was founded by members of the Disciples of Christ church, though it was never controlled by the church. 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.” 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.
Most American colleges are useless. An American college degree is as good as a European High School diploma.
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”.
“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!
Two words — Bite Me
Sic semper classical literature...
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?
College? Hell save your money... They’ll only end up working at Mc Donalds in this Obama-economy anyway...
How about we just start referring to everyone as “it.”
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....
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.
Btw, BRAVO Ryan Lovelace!
"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.
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.
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!
Here is something that is generic singular that applies to this air head prof: GFY.
Why not just call students and classmates ‘fellow travelers’????
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.
Inherent biases. Right. So lets replace those “inherent biases” with unnatural ones. They don’t see the irony in this? Idiots.
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.
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.
In short, students are to support every evil and disgusting practice promoted by Marxist pigs. It is called undermining what is right and good.
With a little luck this will provoke some rebellion from his students and accomplish the exact opposite...
Female, Lesbian, African Black (FLAB)
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.
Yo! Yo! Be-atch pro..fess..or. I be down widit.
a professor who obviously hates “whitey”. uhhgg
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.
I’ll take WHAM for 100! LOL
You posted this from the article: Our language doesnt make it easy to write in ways that are inclusive, Howard said. We dont 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.”
I would be “I am dropping this class ASAP.”
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.
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.
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).