So apparently a new forum that’s going down at the publicly funded City University of New York is going to be discussing what they can do to solve the problems of “whiteness” in their English department.
Well now, they certainly deserve a round of applause for daring to tackle the hard subjects that are directly impacting our current culture, don’t they?
“Refusing Institutional Whiteness: Possibilities, Alternatives, and Beyond,” sponsored by the school’s Graduate Center, indicates that the English department’s “whiteness problem” is manifested by “faculty representation and student demographics (and retention).”
Therefore “a group of scholars and thinkers in a range of disciplines” will gather “to help us imagine, discuss, and produce new ways of resisting whiteness and envisioning alternatives in institution settings — whether that be through refusal, protest, dissent, or new types of social, artistic, and methodological existence.”take our poll - story continues below
Panelists for the March 22 event are Bianca Williams, CUNY Graduate Center associate professor of anthropology; Tami Navarro, associate director, Barnard Center for Research on Women; and Asilia Franklin-Phipps, Lauder Post-Doctoral Fellow, Teaching & Learning Center, CUNY Graduate Center.
In a day and age like ours, something like this shouldn’t be that big of a shock. Yet, somehow, it leaves us all flabbergasted, wondering what in the world is going on out there to take these non-issues and elevate them to something that necessitates an entire forum to discuss.
Then again, radicalism and City University of New York sort of go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
For example, last year a group of law students from the school gave a conservative law professor the business, disrupting his speaking engagement by shouting all sorts of colorful obscenities at him.
Then there’s the Graduate School of Public Health who chose Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour — who is also a raging anti-Semite and supporter of Sharia law — as it’s commencement speaker back in 2017.
The list goes on and on.
Universities this day and age aren’t geared toward teaching people how to think, to engage with difficult ideas or beliefs that might be different or opposed to your own. No, today kids are spoon fed what to think instead. It’s brainwashing. Indoctrination. Whatever term you feel comfortable using.
It’s all about creating a generation of individuals who are all part of groupthink, believing the same exact things and falling into hysterics when someone challenges their ideas.
Sad but true.