Two professors at the Smith College School of Social Work are on the griddle for complaining to the administration about certain aspects of their mission. ( http://chronicle.com/article/Leaked-Faculty-Letters-Expose/237491/) Inevitably, they’ve been branded as racists. Biggits, too. They’ll probably be fired: anything to please the students.
The profs objected to their having to teach a lot of students who, in their view, were gravely unprepared for college work. They also complained about the administration’s habitual caving to students’ demands, no matter how ridiculous. One of them even went so far as to speculate that social work is “not for everyone.”
The unidentified person who leaked the professors’ complaints cites “a climate of fear experienced by persons of color at Smith.”
They scare awful easy these days, don’t they?
And all this is in spite of the college’s ceaseless attempts to appease chronically thin-skinned, whiny students, publishing a formal “anti-racism statement” and chasing their tails to root out this or that “ism” so that the students will never, never see or hear anything that might offend them.
I will have to ask Joe Collidge what he thinks of this. But not today.