08 December 2015

Wackydemia's Credibility Is In Freefall


And is it any wonder? The latest from an insider, Professor Walter E. Williams:
What goes on at many colleges adds to the argument that college for many is a waste of resources. Some Framingham State University students were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop. They were offered counseling services by the university’s chief diversity and inclusion officer.

And . . .
Campus Reform reports that because of controversial newspaper op-eds, five Brown University students are claiming that freedom of speech does not confer the right to express opinions they find distasteful.
And . . .
Then there is professorial “wisdom.” Professor Mary Margaret Penrose, of the Texas A&M University School of Law, asked, during a panel discussion on gun control, “Why do we keep such an allegiance to a Constitution that was driven by 18th-century concerns?”
And . . .
The bottom line is that George Orwell was absolutely right when he said, “There are notions so foolish that only an intellectual will believe them.”
Academics and educators used to come here and challenge and debate me on this topic. But as the evidence has grown to the point of being undeniable, they evidently have decided to retreat to their safe places.
 
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5 comments:

Champ Livingston said...

"They were offered counseling services by the university’s chief diversity and inclusion officer."

Did they take it? Was it what they asked for?

"“Why do we keep such an allegiance to a Constitution that was driven by 18th-century concerns?”"

Are college professors not allowed to ask questions for discussion?

From the linked article:

"And some college professors are not fit for college, as suggested by the courses they teach. Here’s a short list, and you decide: “Interrogating Gender: Centuries of Dramatic Cross-Dressing,” Swarthmore College; “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity,” University of Virginia; “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” Belmont University; “Getting Dressed,” Princeton University; “Philosophy and Star Trek,” Georgetown University; “What if Harry Potter Is Real?” Appalachian State University; and “God, Sex, Chocolate: Desire and the Spiritual Path,” University of California, San Diego."

Wow...talk about judging a book by its cover...did the good Mr. Williams even look into the course descriptions?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Champ - please cut the Jr. High debate tactics. I have no patience for adolescent discussions here. If that's your desire, I would recommend twitter. The context shows the intent.

Champ Livingston said...

I have also found it difficult to actually find these courses on the corresponding university websites for course offerings. Most of the time the search only gives a website that is less than reliable for its journalism. Maybe you and Mr. Williams have been duped by the internet...talk about Jr. High antics.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Not sure who the "you" is, no one else has commented on this post besides you and me. You're straining a gnat and swallowing a camel. This is just the tip of the iceberg Champ. Wackydemia is becoming a laughing stock. I can't even keep up with the idiocy any longer.

Champ Livingston said...

You...Mr. Williams and him...Mr. Walter Williams...