Skip to comments.Longtime Stanford scholar quits teaching American Indian course after PC mob mau-maus(T)
Posted on 01/31/2019 10:00:30 AM PST by rktman
So the P.C. mob has gotten itself another one, at Stanford, where a longtime scholar of American Indian culture has cut his course after politically correct students hollered about "cultural appropriation." Apparently, you can't even discuss another culture without being accused of that. In this case, it's obvious what the implications are: a loss of scholarship and knowledge for Stanford, which is now diminished.
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley writes:
For 50 years, Stanford Professor Professor [sic] Kenneth Fields has taught the course "American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore," Professor Fields has agreed to stop teaching the course. A nationally recognized academic and poet, Fields dropped the course after some students accused him of being "insensitive and inappropriate" and circulated a petition requesting to "improve" the course. The bases for the protest raise serious issues of academic freedom and the lack of of [sic] support for faculty in such disputes.
I have been critical of the widening charges of cultural appropriation and microaggressions on our campuses as statements and even programs are targeted with little resistance from faculty or administrators. (here and here). Indeed, there seems an ever-widening array of "microaggressions" and cultural appropriations.
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after some students accused him of being “insensitive and inappropriate” and circulated a petition requesting to “improve” the course.
The students should have been removed from the class immediately. That would save their delicate little feelings. The Provost could pick another class for them, say Calculus or Organic Chemistry.
There is no cure for insanity. And insanity is being taught in colleges. And young minds full of mush willingly enter into insanity.
Put attending “American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore,” on a resume and the job offers will just fly in.
They circulated a petition. On what? using what? If they used printed papers they appropriated western culture since the medium and the concept of a petition are both part of western culture. If they used social media that is even worse.
Any bets that the students who are protesting just flunked the last exam?
There’s no cure because there’s no consequences for this behavior.
If they refuse to take another course where the feelings might not be hurt, then expulsion for at least a semester, any faculty members egging them on immediate dismissal, and any campus student organization involved then immediate disbandment! Do that once or twice and it will stop!
Put attending American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore, on a resume and the job offers will just fly in.
It depends whether or not an employer is interested in having employees who are capable of thinking critically. Well-taught, it could make Freepers out of Stanford Indians (oops, I mean Cardinal).
“Put attending American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore, on a resume and the job offers will just fly in.”
You’re absolutely right. I’d still love to take that course.
Apparently white culture can be appropriated with impunity.
Yup. I once had an assembly line employee with a masters in ceramics. I asked her what the heck she was doing in this job...she said "it's artistic ceramics."
He should have said: “Suck it up or find another class dip sh*ts!” But feeling could have been damaged so........
It’s enough to make one want to study abroad.
No problem. It was probably on papyrus or hides.
Students need to be expelled.
Are you possibly talking about kamalatoe harris’ hair do? Maybe okra wimpfree?
I guess there are a lot of Stanford graduates with degrees that will have to return them.
They basically want to dictate what is taught, and how it’s taught. Facts don’t matter. Statistical analysis won’t matter. Why bother even teaching them....just hand out a degree after the kid writes a $80,000 check, and send them off into the world with a diploma.
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