We weep for the future of academia. Who is going to be left in our colleges and universities after all the halfway-decent educators have been driven out of the field by these bizarre, suicidal left-wing trends? Academia is already a field of employment with an overwhelming concentration of liberal Democrats, but even THEY are being pushed out by the insanities of the modern left. By the time the Woke Warriors are done, there won’t be anyone left in our college classrooms but drooling gender-studies professors who think Living While White is a crime.
Take Boise State University, which is opening up a “book circle” for faculty to come “dig deep into ourselves to explore the ways in which we all, as individuals, sometimes unknowingly, support racism and white supremacy.”
Uh, hard pass.
From College Fix:
The book circle is hosted by the Gender Equity Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning and is centered on the book “What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy” by Robin DiAngelo, a “white fragility” expert who speaks at college campuses nationwide.
While the program is open to “folks of all racial identities,” the website states, “the primary audience of this book [is] people who are interested in unpacking white identity and how white folks distance themselves from conversations about race, as well as learning how to engage white folks in recognizing their privilege.”
The book circle is scheduled to meet weekly for a total of seven sessions, and began September 12. Participants must purchase their own book and were required to fill out an application to sign up.
Robin DiAngelo, the author of the book they’ll be reading in this little club, is a real piece of work herself. She has dedicated her career to lecturing her fellow white people about their privilege and their unacknowledged racism.
On her website, DiAngelo explains: “I grew up poor and white. While my class oppression has been relatively visible to me, my race privilege has not. In my efforts to uncover how race has shaped my life, I have gained deeper insight by placing race in the center of my analysis and asking how each of my other group locations have socialized me to collude with racism. In so doing, I have been able to address in greater depth my multiple locations and how they function together to hold racism in place. I now make the distinction that I grew up poor and white, for my experience of poverty would have been different had I not been white.”
We’re sure the staff at Boise State will be ever-so-much-more enlightened after reading her work.
That is, those of them that can bear to stick around.