Poli-Sci Professor: Give Up Your Whiteness, American-ness, Maleness, Heterosexuality

The world has gone completely insane. A political science professor at Butler University wants students to basically give up their identities to participate in his class. Well, at least those who are white male middle class heterosexuals who consider themselves to be American.

A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices.

The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue of social justice.”

This is what $40K a year gets you in college these days. And here we have hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs going unfilled while recent college graduates can’t find jobs and drown under student loan debt. Is it any wonder, with professors like this one out there?

At least not all students are falling for this BS in the classroom.

Clearly, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University believes its students were raised as racist and misogynist homophobes who have grown to harbor many prejudices, a stance that is both offensive and hostile to any student’s ability to learn.

As a student at an institution predominantly focused on the liberal arts, I expected to hear professors express opinions different from my own. I did not expect to be judged before I ever walked through the door, and did not think I would be forced to agree with my teachers’ worldviews or suffer the consequences.

Being judged and forced to act a certain way is antithetical to how any institution of higher education should conduct itself.

As a journalism major, I will now strive to avoid the liberal arts college as much as possible, not because the college fails to provide its students with any practical knowledge, but because the college seeks to indoctrinate its students with a hostile paradigm that views people like me—an American, white, heterosexual male from a middle-class background—as evil; whitey-righty need not attend.

Many consider higher education to be in turbulent waters because of rising tuition costs and student loan debt, but students who actually graduate may struggle even more if they view the world as Butler’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences does. (Read More)

It seems to me that this college is just following the lead of the leaders in Washington, DC. Instead of a post-racial society, we’re now living in a hyper-racial society where discriminating against white people is not only condoned, it’s encouraged. But I suppose it’s racist of me to point out this inconvenient truth.

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Update: Linked by Expose the Media and Outside the Beltway (where you can find another take on this story.)