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Liberal Student Group at Stanford Law Accuses School of ‘Upholding Patriarchal Racial Colonial Capitalism’

Liberal Student Group at Stanford Law Accuses School of ‘Upholding Patriarchal Racial Colonial Capitalism’

“The university’s media relations team has not responded to a request for comment”

It has gotten to the point where this just sounds like academic word salad.

The College Fix reports:

Liberal law students accuse Stanford of ‘upholding the patriarchal racial colonial capitalism’

Stanford’s law school, despite “all the liberal faculty,” is guilty of “upholding the patriarchal racial colonial capitalism.”

That is the assertion of the Stanford chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild, a liberal legal advocacy group. The SLS National Lawyers Guild released a 32-page “Letter to Incoming Progressive/ Radical Students” ahead of the fall semester.

It is similar in design and language to other “dis-orientation guides,” such as one released last year at the University of Chicago.

The liberal law student group seeks “to bring together law students dedicated to harnessing the law as a tool to advance social justice and social movements.”

The group professes that one of the top law schools in the country is made up of “problematic ideologies,” listing as an example an “obsession and focus on ‘national security’ to serve xenophobic interests.”

The College Fix could not initially locate direct contact information for the group. Associate Director of Students Affairs Holly Parrish said she would forward questions to the group, but NLG did not respond.

The Fix found email addresses for members and emailed Mohit Mookim, Jacob Maddox and Leanna Lupin on September 24 to ask for comment and to see how students and administrators had responded.

The university’s media relations team has not responded to a request for comment on the assertions made in the guide either. The College Fix first contacted the private California university law school media team a month ago.

Abolish Stanford, a group recommended by the Stanford NLG as another activist group to get involved with, did not respond to a request for comment either.

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The Friendly Grizzly | September 28, 2021 at 11:14 am

Find another school, snowflakes.

You’re never woke enough. Not even at Stanford.

“It has gotten to the point where this just sounds like academic word salad.”
Academic?
I’m old enough to remember the continual, shoe-slapping Soviet rants about us “revanchist, counter-revolutionary running-dogs of western capitalist imperialist oppression.”
Cowering under our ridiculous wooden desks to the accompaniment of recorded sirens was the least academic part of our week.

It always surprised me that Soviet propagandists seemed oblivious to the obvious fact that the USSR was the successor state to the Russian Empire and, having inherited an empire, thus remained an empire. Making Soviet leaders de-facto imperialists. But Soviet propaganda was never much about thinking, was it?

In any case, Radio Beijing was always far more entertaining than Radio Moscow, a place where announcers could blurt “running yellow-dog cowardly tails-between-their-legs imperialists” almost as a single syllable.

This style of speech is well captured by Orwell’s term in 1984, “duckspeak.” Meaning, the rapid, rote, and repetitious recitation of political “truths.”

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