Skip to comments.‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas
Posted on 08/15/2018 6:23:10 AM PDT by reaganaut1
The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of social justice as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions.
Social justice is a seemingly innocuous term with no established definition. Many members of the general public construe it as a harmless synonym for fairness. But to progressiveswho dominate the academy these dayssocial justice is a colloquial expression with a specific meaning: economic equity (the redistribution of wealth), sustainability (a pre-industrial environmental ethos), and the elimination of racial disparities throughout society (all statistical imbalances among racial groups representing, in their view, systemic discrimination and institutional racism).
In a society such as ours, committed to the principles of private property, free-market economics, individual liberty, and equality before the law, the social-justice agenda is highly controversial and ought to be the subject of an extended debate.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek believed that the concept of social justice is a pernicious threat to individual freedom and he devoted an entire volume of his Law, Legislation and Liberty trilogy to debunking it as a mirage. Because the goal of social justice is often asserted as an excuse for government intervention to overturn the spontaneous and uncoerced ordering of the free market, Hayek declared the term to be a hollow incantation that people should be ashamed to use.
Despite Hayeks objections, social justice has become ingrained in common usage, especially in academia. At the flagship campus of the University of Texas, and many other universities across the country, the concept has become ubiquitous.
For example, UT has a Social Justice Institute, a central component of the UT Community Engagement Center within the 94-person Department of Diversity and Community Engagement
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More communist krap.
Splash it all over internet, name names and email every media possible.
“I pledge allegiance to the Socialist Party...”
When the results of “equal opportunity” did not meet the expectations of the leftists, a different scheme had to be devised. Now it’s “equal outcome”, though they use aspirational catch phrases (”social justice”, “fairness”) to hide what they really mean.
Not so ludicrous - now there is a degree for “Commissar.”
I wonder if they teach the proper techniques for “making an example” of someone.
Found your candidate for 2020 yet?
Read their rhetoric, white men should kill themselves or at least be denied promotions and jobs.
SIMPLE SOLUTION Texas...simply DONT FUND such nonsense. Dont fund a single position or part of a position. Period!
If Ted Cruz wanted to help Texas, he should concentrate on Texas.
MN, WI and IA can solve their own problems thank you.
My parents would be aghast at what is happening in our country today.
Since these social justice programs have been introduced, has enrollment at the University of Texas increased or decreased?
In that same time, has the acceptance rate at the University of Texas increased or decreased?
And how about the endowment?
Has it increases or decreased in value?
“Social justice” is a code phrase for “black privilege.”
The San Francisco of Texas.
Might as well be on another planet.
My dad would.
My mother doesn’t care much and say ‘everybody does it” when excusing the SJWs.
I hear you. My father was much more concerned about such things.
The Cubanadian wants to be another usurper.
"Has Social Justice" transformed the NBA and NFL yet? The Longhorns?
Wake me up when it has...
...and the new insane Enemies Domestic for which it stands...
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