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Wesleyan protesters demand tracking system for faculty migroaggressions (seriously)

Wesleyan protesters demand tracking system for faculty migroaggressions (seriously)

Was adding “(seriously)” to the title of this post a microaggression?

http://www.isthiswhy.com/gallery/s8uvvbzvlsggo2pofmvwhfmf0avcr7

I haven’t paid enough attention to the student protests and demands at various schools.

Though I’ve paid some attention, such as the events at Yale and Brandeis and Mizzou.

But I missed the Wesleyan University Is This Why? student protest website.

(Note – I added the yellow highlighting to the image below. That highlighting has no hidden meaning.)

http://www.isthiswhy.com/

The Demands include:

5. TRACKING OF FACULTY & STAFF BIAS & MICROAGGRESSIONS

By November 30th, 2015: Report on how student input will be integrated into the formation of an anonymous student reporting system for cases of bias, including microaggressions, perpetrated by faculty and staff.

By Spring, 2016: Revision of end of semester professor evaluations to include a section dedicated for reporting classroom biases, including microaggressions, perpetrated by instructors.

David Sessions, a Ph.D. student in History at Boston College, correctly assesses the situation as a demand for totalitarianism:

https://twitter.com/davidsess/status/670277248474304521

You would be mistaken if you thought these demands are from an isolated group on campus. Read the list of signatories, which includes dozens of campus groups.

Since I don’t work at Wesleyan, I would not be subjected to such a system.

But even if I were, I’d still use the term “(seriously)” in the title to this post. Which is a major microaggression, and intended to be so.

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Comments

Char Char Binks | November 28, 2015 at 9:24 pm

At least macroaggressions are still allowed.

“Since I don’t work at Wesleyan, I would not be subjected to such a system.”

Yet.

These crybullies will be in positions of authority before long.

    siguiriya in reply to JohnC. | November 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Yeah, in a few years these dopes will be managers and supervisors in the workplace. At that point the workplace will become a silent place, with everyone fearful of saying the wrong thing. “Sorry Fred, but I have to let you go. You average 2.4 micro aggressions per month, and you’re only allowed 2.25 average micro aggressions per month.” Micro aggressions will become a performance standard, and people will quickly figure out that it is better to remain mute than run the risk of getting fired.

I love the bit “we know our power.” They only have power if the school gives it to them.

I know I’m probably expecting too much, but I would love to see a college president or administrator issue the following response:

“I have received your list of demands. In a word – no. Please remember that all attendance and grading policies are still in effect. If you’re finding the atmosphere too oppressive, the Office of Academic Affairs is available to aid you in transferring to a less oppressive institution.”

    sdharms in reply to vinnymeyer. | November 29, 2015 at 6:15 am

    vinnymeyer: If you want the proper reply to these student protestors, read what the President of Okla. Wesleyan answered.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to sdharms. | November 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      I believe one of the department heads at Dartmouth said “no” to student demands for delays in exams to allow the students to throw their tantrums over the Cause of the Week.

“We know our power.”

If the administration had any sense of duty or the tiniest shred of intelligence or courage, they wouldn’t have any power.

Uncle Sam (Students against Microaggression) is watching. In my day it was Big Brother. University faculty should just stop speaking and hand out notes for each student to read. Good luck Professor Jacobson. SMH

http://www.okwu.edu/blog/2015/11/this-is-not-a-day-care-its-a-university/
This a response to complaints of microaggression at Oklahoma Wesleyan University by Dr. Everett Piper, President. I posted it on my facebook page; it’s great.

I would hope that all the administrators at Wesleyan University follow his lead.

    Another Voice in reply to gospace. | November 28, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    And I hope everyone coming down through today’s post takes the moment to link on to Dr. Pipers open letter to his students which you’ve shared. He demonstrates exactly what universities and colleges are lacking in light of what the hell goes for “higher education”.

    Anonamom in reply to gospace. | November 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Excellent link; thank you for sharing it.

    I second Another Voice in recommending it. Would that more university president’s would follow this man’s lead!

Good Lord, the evaluations are enough of a joke as it is – if they add that crap to our evals, it will be time for passive-aggressive counterpoints ~

There has to be an app created to support these poor picked on students. Not really sure how it should work, yet one version might include generating a sobbing sound, along with a voice shouting “No No No not allowed” when the micro-aggression button is pushed. Other versions to be approved by the Committee of One!

“This campus cannot function without the intellectual and emotional labor of Students of Color”

WTF!

I suspect that the campus would do just fine without the precious “Students of Color”. Probably better, if these nuts are interrupting the weeks before final exams.

    Then the DoJ sues under Title IX. The hostages have been taken; this is just demanding the ransom.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rabidfox. | November 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I’d narrow that focus slightly. I am sure there are students there who are colored who are there to go to school. They think of themselves as students. The ones who call themselves “students of color” are likely taking nonsense majors, or are there because they can’t figure out what to do with their lives.

(1) Keep your children out of college.
(2) Treat college graduates as potential totalitarians.

Wesleyan’s student’s new motto: “Give me totalitarianism or give me death!”

The power these vermin have is economic if violence is ruled out. But once they destroy the school with their “power” they will go on being uneducated and remain self-marginalized in their little cave worlds…where their shadows cast scary images on the wall…and outside voices echo inside….

…Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine, Wesleyan Jewish Community, Woman of Color Collective, Women of Color House, Zymurgy Collective…

~~~
Ah, but keep in mind, global climate warming change will wipe out all microagressions with one big apocalyptic macroaggression, according to Barry’s scientism guru John Holdren, who is an eager eugenics and forced abortion and population control devotee and disciple of neo-Malthusians Paul and Ann Ehrlich (of The Population Bomb infamy).

The little snowflakes won’t know what hit them…

Notice the term ‘marginalized community’. I’ve seen that term in other ‘student’ complaints. Gee, I wonder if there is yet another “Student Action Coordinating Committee” a’la little Billy the Bomber and SDS in operation.

The sociological forces involved in a mob’s descent into madness is quite fascinating.

The Friendly Grizzly | November 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Memo

To: all students at Acme University

From: Dean Friendly Grizzly.

Those of you who find it uncomfortable to be in an atmosphere where you hear things you don’t like have 48 hours to file Notices of Withdrawal. Your transcripts will be mailed to you in the next four to six weeks.

Any student making these demands after 48 hours will be summarily expelled and have 2 hours to clear the campus. Failure to do so will result in your being declared a trespasser, subject to arrest.

Have a nice day.

Friendly Grizzly
Dean Acme College

EndOfPatience | December 1, 2015 at 7:22 am

There is only one rational response:

1. Shut down the “campus groups”. No funding from any source. No legal standing on campus. No permits for any organized activity on campus. Criminal sanctions for trespassing if they attempt any.

2. Expel the students and fire their faculty enablers.

3. Shut down all the Junk Studies and other garbage degree programs. Fire the faculty employed in those programs.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to EndOfPatience. | December 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    You bring up the point of shutting down what you name Junk Studies, and if I may, I will borrow that term.

    Wesleyan is as private institution; they can offer what they want. What I would like to see is legislation to cut off Junk Studies courses of study at taxpayer-funded colleges and universities. STEM and Law should be it. Furthermore: the taxpayers should not be providing student loans for course of study offering virtually no benefit to the nation at large. Scientists, engineers, et al, do.

    Those who think they want courses of study in junk majors should have to pay for them directly out of pocket. When they know this, they may decide on either no college at all, or a real major that will provide a living.

I have been following the college demonstrations, all of them actually, because it rather upsets me to see our American institutions of higher education taken hostage by White-Hate Extremist groups like BLM and others.

While I realize the Southern Poverty Law Center has ceded their claim to being the guardians of civil rights and denouncer of hate and extremist groups after they decided to ignore domestic Islamic terrorism and instead continue to condone the race hate theory of White Privilege, that does not mean that the concerned citizens of America won’t denounce racism and bigotry when we see it happening in our country. Unfortunately, that is part of what we see happening now. Yes, there are other agendas being played out, but these college demonstrations seem to be focused on the desire to codify and make socially acceptable a new era of segregation and racism.

Well, how does one respond to this exactly… I recall seeing something like this once in a bad 70’s movie that had lots of bell bottoms, platform shoes and long side burns…..

In the past during a hostage situation, such as this is, when given 48 hours to respond to a list of demands the general response is for the authorities ( I would guess that would be the campus president/teachers/faculty ) to surround the hostage takers, cut off the electricity and water, and have an undercover cop deliver a half dozen pizzas as a ruse to case the joint.

Then, when they are all distracted from the smell of their hot, sweaty bodies and consumed by thirst, the cops blast them with tear gas and storm the place. The bad guys do 15-20 in Quentin and the grouchy, but lovable, cop makes it home for dinner.

Cue the “funk music”.

Movie over, popcorn done, and we all go home.

My two favorite parts of their very well done web site are:

1. Did anyone notice the Wesleyan Civil Liberties Union signed the demands? So, maybe I am confused here but….isn’t the ACLU about FREE SPEECH and EXPRESSION??? So, would’t the Wesleyan Civil Liberties Union also be about supporting FREE SPEECH and EXPRESSION?? Or does the support of free speech only apply when someone puts a crucifix in urine and calls it art?

2. Did anyone actually read the rambling letters of support by the professors?? One had quotes, only quotes…I can’t make this shit up. I also can’t figure out if she just wrote in quotes because the professor is unable to string together a coherent sentence or if this is some new technique she developed to not “microaggress” others with her words.

I did not see the President of the schools reply, but if it was anything other than, “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out”, then my opinion of this school just went south.

My suggestion to EACH college in the USA, if anyone cares to let the President of each know that I have found the answer to their problem, is this: MANDATORY AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CLASS TAUGHT BY AN ACTUAL AMERICAN WHO UNDERSTANDS OUR HISTORY, GOVERNMENT, AND LAWS.

And on a legal note: why have the Attorney Generals of each state been silent when the demonstrations took place where students were segregated or Free Speech rights/Freedom of Press rights were violated? Do we even have a US Attorney General anymore?

Where is the OCR? Why are they not citing all of these colleges for violations of Title VI?

“Programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a non-discriminatory manner. These may include, but are not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing and employment, if it affects those who are intended to benefit from the Federal funds. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person because he or she opposed an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title VI. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title VI. The ED Title VI regulations (Volume 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 100) provide a detailed discussion of discrimination prohibited by Title VI.”

America witnessed, on film and in still photographs, students being discriminated against due to race on each campus. Every demand for a “safe black space” is a demand that violates Title VI. Every demand that white students go to a different floor because “black healing ” has to happen with only black students, that is a violation of Title VI if it took place on the campus.

Where the hell is Alan Dershowitz and all of the other lawyers who specialize in civil rights, free speech, and the constitutional rule of law? Someone needs to start explaining, in very real legal terms, that the actions of these adults have very real consequences.

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