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Profs Warn Against Promoting the Work of Straight White Men

Profs Warn Against Promoting the Work of Straight White Men

“white heteromasculinism”

We’ve reached the point where the left is just openly pushing a racist agenda in academia.

This actually appeared in the Washington Post:

Why these professors are warning against promoting the work of straight, white men

Academics and scholars must be mindful about using research done by only straight, white men, according to two scientists who argued that it oppresses diverse voices and bolsters the status of already privileged and established white male scholars.

Geographers Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argued in a recent paper that doing so also perpetuates what they call “white heteromasculinism,” which they defined as a “system of oppression” that benefits only those who are “white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.” (Cisgendered describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex.)

Mott, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Cockayne, who teaches at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, argued that scholars or researchers disproportionately cite the work of white men, thereby unfairly adding credence to the body of knowledge they offer while ignoring the voices of other groups, like women and black male academics. Although citation seems like a mundane practice, the feminist professors argue that citing someone’s work has implications on his or her ability to be hired, get promoted and obtain tenured status, among others.

“This important research has drawn direct attention to the continued underrepresentation and marginalization of women, people of color. … To cite narrowly, to only cite white men … or to only cite established scholars, does a disservice not only to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism …,” they wrote in the paper published recently in the journal Gender, Place and Culture.

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Comments

nordic_prince | July 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Who comes up with this $#!+?

You le the nose of the camel into the tent and before you know it, you have the entire camel.
Why is anybody surprised at this crap, it is inevitable.

People and organizations do not purposely set out to ” promoting the work of straight, white men”. They promote successful ideas, products, innovations, hard work, etc – the majority of which have come from “straight, white men”. It is because of the western culture of success that these happen to be straight, white men.

Isn’t this, the idea of condemning the work of people simply because they are white men, the very definition of racism?

So the next thing we should do is reject everything straight white men have provided society with, so no phones, radios, TV’s, light bulbs, air conditioners, electricity… At least we could keep broadway musicals!

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