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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.
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?