Professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” or “female.”
Further proof, if any were needed that the inmates have taken over the asylum in higher education. If there were ever a time when a dean needs to call in a “professor,” it would be the dean at Washington State calling in Selena Lester Breiks and telling her, “Toots, you’re done. Pack up your copy of Das Kapital and get out.”
Another luminary, one Rebecca Fowler, intoned:
“The socio-legal production of migrant illegality works to systematically dehumanize and exploit these brown bodies for their labor,” Fowler continued.
In which case I propose that we stop exploiting these brown bodies for their labor by not allowing them into the country. Wouldn’t want to exploit them now, would we? Stay in Mexico, where life is good. Don’t come to the U.S. to be exploited, ese!
Still a third towering intellect, John Streamas – previously notable for referring to a student as a “white shitbag” – has his own requirements for the
intellectual sandbox course he runs:
White students in Professor John Streamas’s “ Introduction to Multicultural Literature” class, are expected to “defer” to non-white students, among other community guidelines, if they want “to do well in this class.”
These courses – hell, these departments – serve no purpose whatever, apart from providing sinecures, soapboxes, and a thin patina of intellectual respectability for leftist agitators.
Actually, I take that back. They also provide a refuge for the cognitively disenfranchised to skate through university and come out as “college graduates,” which they are not in any meaningful sense of the phrase.
Universities need to cut back dramatically on both social science and humanities departments, apart from service courses. Limit enrollment (especially in upper division social science courses, which tend to be catch basins for weak students); we don’t need 500 sociology majors in every year.
Last, they need to come down – hard – on jokers such as those mentioned above. Force them to take sensitivity training (!) on how to deal with people of other viewpoints, and to apologize publicly to the students whom they’ve let down by their patently anti-intellectual policies.