Every time you think America’s university system has hit bottom, it lurches down another notch. You’re gonna just love this story from Columbia University–under Herbert Marcuse in the 1960s, one of the original hatcheries of American Stalinism.
Here a quivering tulip of a student, “in her fifth year of undergraduate studies” (remember when it only took four years?), claims to have suffered “trauma” and “anguish” over having to read books written by white men ( https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/11/20/columbia-student-in-anguish-because-she-has-to-read-books-by-white-people ).
Oh, the suffering! And the university officials can’t do anything with her because they’re the ones who filled her head with all this glop in the first place. They can’t disavow the ideology of victimhood that they taught her.
The student is black, and female. Therefore she should only have to read books written by black females. For any other kind of book to appear before her eyes would be “microaggression” and “oppression.”
As it is, the poor creature expects she’ll have to put in a sixth year just to get her bachelor’s degree.
Oh, no! They call it a “bachelor’s degree!” Quick, somebody call 911, we have to report an incident of microaggression. “Bachelor” is a sexist word, injurious and hurtful and mean to all female students enrolled in colleges throughout the land.
Real racism having been solved, inasmuch as flawed human beings living in a fallen world can solve it, what remains is imaginary racism. The great thing about imaginary problems is that they remain in perpetuity, they can never be solved because they don’t exist.
And have you noticed? Progressives and their followers have re-invented Jim Crow.
In their quest for freedom, they have subjected themselves to slavery.
Way to go.
6 comments on “The Agony of Reading Books by the Wrong Color People”
So, she has no clue whether the book is well or poorly written, or if it might help her, educate her, entertain her, whatever. All that matters is that it’s written by someone who is Other than herself.
Oh, but burning books that are immoral is a travesty.
She doesn’t say the books are immoral–just that it causes her anguish to read books written by white people.
This is what passes for education at Columbia University.
The absurdity is overwhelming. And may I point out that unless the author is pictured somewhere on the cover or elsewhere in the book, one may be hard-pressed to discover color or gender in many cases. What foolishness!
It’s as good an excuse as any for avoiding any kind of schoolwork for one’s “degree.”
This Social Justice thing is getting more and more ridiculous
And it was ridiculous to start with.