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October 21, 2017

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Jen

I'm sure there's a word for this sort of thing.

David

Dear sweet Stephanie has, following pushback, protected her Tweets and is apparently mystified that anyone reading them might find her even a little bit racist and perhaps unsuitable for classroom work.

Note that those who find her sentiments somewhat objectionable are casually dismissed as “white nationalists” and “Nazis.” Which makes me wonder how any students who object to her “progressive stacking” policy – i.e., blatant, self-satisfied racial discrimination – will also be designated, and subsequently treated.

Joan

dogpile the uni saying I'm racist

Saying? Self-awareness fail.

David

Saying?

Yes, the obliviousness is remarkable. When her comments met with pushback, including from parents and other educators, Ms McKellop didn’t pause to reflect on her own assumptions. Instead, she doubled down, declared her own self-evident righteousness, and of course her victimhood, and dismissed those who criticised her as “Nazis.”

Again, you have to wonder how that attitude plays out in the classroom.

MSimon

She looks white to me.

How can she allow a Nazi to be teaching her class?

David

Somewhat related:

In Professor Judy Haiven’s classes, male students learn their place in the progressive pecking order.

Because gender condescension mixed with misandry is the path to utopia.

Rafi
I will always call on my black women students first. Other POC get second tier priority. WW come next. And, if I have to, white men.

As a white woman (only ranked #3 on the victimhood scale) shouldn't she want a black woman (ranked #1) to take her teaching assistant job?

David

As a white woman (only ranked #3 on the victimhood scale) shouldn’t she want a black woman (ranked #1) to take her teaching assistant job?

I’m trying to imagine the mentality of continually categorising people by their imagined victimhood quotient, irrespective of whether any of the people being patronised in this way are in fact victims, or anything close to victims, and doing it every day, year after year, until it becomes a habit, a mental reflex. I don’t imagine that kind of presumption is conducive to realism, or personal happiness.

Mags

categorising people by their imagined victimhood quotient,

IVQ.

Nikw211

"Hey, fellas, I say, fellas. Now you don't suppose there could be some kind of connection here, do you?"

The Atlantic August 8th, 2017: Why Men Are the New College Minority - Males are enrolling in higher education at alarmingly low rates, and some colleges are working hard to reverse the trend.

The Denver Post June 4th, 2017: Men saying “no thanks” to college - The proportion of men on college campuses is dropping.

tcu360 November 14th, 2016: Gender gap increases in colleges around the nation

The Guardian May 12, 2016: UK's university gender gap is a national scandal, says thinktank - Report calls for efforts to recruit more male students, including a ‘take our sons to university day’

Forbes May 4, 2015: The Disappearing College Male

The Guardian January 29, 2013: The gender gap at universities: where are all the men? - Male students are outnumbered by females at most UK universities.

The Telegraph August 19, 2012: White males now classed as a 'minority group' at university - Women now dominate Britain’s universities and professions to such an extent that a leading institution has launched a campaign to recruit more “white males”.

Burnsie

As a white woman (only ranked #3 on the victimhood scale) shouldn't she want a black woman (ranked #1) to take her teaching assistant job?

Actually, at the top of any progressive pyramid you'll always find that especially annoying subset of white liberals who anoint themselves as "change makers," and are thus exempt from all the rules they want to impose on everyone else.

No doubt, Ms. Ultimate Woke views herself as a change maker. One of the good whites, of course.

Adam

"My black women". How progressive! No vestiges of racism there.

"Other POC". Warm and human isn't the right word for this statement. She could work with Mrs Clinton to warm up her persona.

David

More here:

Stephanie McKellop, a graduate teaching assistant in history, says she is under attack by fringe-right groups for using progressive stacking in her classes and then tweeting about it. Worse, she says, the university is cowing to such groups instead of supporting her. She’s claimed on social media that her classes were cancelled this week and she may be asked to leave her programme.

According to sociology professor Jesse Daniels, a supporter of Ms McKellop, the negative public response – which included a spectrum of students, educators and parents, of various hues and orientations - is “ripped from the playbook of the far right.” So if you object to overt racism in the classroom, there’s something suspect about you, something marginal.

canminuteman

What could this person possibly teach anyone, that they would be prepared to enroll in the school and spend tens of thousands of dollars and spend the time to go to her lectures?

Microbillionaire

Also, the repeated spelling of "white" but "Black". A petty offense, but one that suggests a certain deep-seated ingrained-ness.

David

And she says all this proudly. As if it were a basis for applause.

Burnsie

Say something vile, get called on it, then race to the fainting couches as the helpless victim.

What a pathetic cycle. And after anointing herself as the all-powerful stacker of progressive pieties, to boot.

David

Say something vile, get called on it, then race to the fainting couches as the helpless victim.

And yet we’re told, quite often, that calling out racism and sexism is a wonderful, beautiful thing. Generally by people very much like Ms McKellop.

I sneeze in threes

Yet when the police progressive stack everyone gets upset.

David
I had the cute idea that Penn could defend me against Nazis.

Woe is she.

Clam

I had the cute idea that Penn could defend me against Nazis.

Did the people defending her have to queue up by race too?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I think the notion that there would be any male in one of her classes is likely a fiction.

She looks white to me.

How can she allow a Nazi to be teaching her class?

Indeed. If you note on her U Penn bio she has the website Nursing Clio linked. If you go to the link you will notice that the Nursing Clio "Editorial Team" spans the POC spectrum from pearl to eggshell, and the contributors likewise with but a couple of exceptions. If that isn't nazi white supremacy I don't know what is, but as she linked them, she must be a crypto-nazi.

R. Sherman

In the abstract, calling someone other than the class "gunner(s)" in order to encourage quieter students and/or increase class participation is not a bad thing, but its obvious she delights in marginalizing certain groups. Can there be any doubt that when it comes to assessment, office hour access, etc. she behaves the same way?

pst314

I think the notion that there would be any male in one of her classes is likely a fiction.

Sadly, no. There are indeed males who eagerly lap up that sort of poison.

pst314

Yet when the police progressive stack everyone gets upset.

Heh.

Of course, what's really going on is that the police are only responding to the criminals' progressive stacking.

pst314
[Professor] Daniels said she didn’t know how pervasive progressive stacking is, but underscored that it’s nothing new. As for the situation at Penn specifically, Daniels said it would be unfortunate for the university to punish someone trying to “uphold its values. It would be a very misguided step on the part of Penn.”

The rot goes deep.

David

The rot goes deep.

As we’ve seen, many times, the pathology among educators is no accident – it’s taught.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Of course, what's really going on is that the police are only responding to the criminals' progressive stacking.

On that thought, and slightly off topic, can anyone on the eastern side of the pond explain what is going on with your cops ?

First: Slavery is closer than you think.

It could be happening in your area. It could be happening right in front of your eyes; you could be a victim of modern slavery or you may know someone who is a victim.

Second: The response is: Rozzers paint their fingernails.

However, if you call them on the foolishness:

Avon&Somerset Police‏Verified account
@ASPolice
Follow Follow @ASPolice

Replying to @DoubleThinker84 @ASPJoeIles
Hateful comments will not be tolerated. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Any hate crimes reported will be taken seriously.

Evidently more seriously than slavery, unless toenails are painted to raise awareness of "hateful" tweets to the 5-0.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

There are indeed males who eagerly lap up that sort of poison.

True, I was not counting the betas playing the white knight hoping to get some shaboinking out of groveling.

[+]

And, if I have to, white men.

She sounds nice.

sk60

[Professor] Daniels said she didn’t know how pervasive progressive stacking is, but underscored that it’s nothing new.

I bet it's new to plenty of parents who are paying for this shit.

David

I bet it’s new to plenty of parents who are paying for this shit.

That.

I sneeze in threes

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/slave-trade-game-bashed-showing-slaves-stacked-ship-article-1.2348249

I shall report myself to the correction booth.

LW
Specifically, their [sic] dissertation will focus on practices of self-marriage and self-divorce in "backcountry" spaces, with an emphasis on wife-selling.

That dissertation will be enthralling. What "backcountry" spaces anywhere are into self-marriage and self-divorce? What are the terms of self-divorce? Who gets custody of the cats? Where does wife-selling fit into self-marriage?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Steve E

From McKellop's bio (my bold):

"I am particularly interested in popular and deviant forms of marriage and divorce..."

I'll bet she is.

Killer Marmot

Worse, she says, the university is cowing to such groups instead of supporting her.

Of course. First, it's an apparent Title IX violation, which leaves them open to federal financial penalties and perhaps student lawsuits.

Second, universities know full well that an institution that gains a reputation for being hostile -- perhaps I should say especially hostile, since most are already hostile -- to white males risks falling enrollment and revenue.

champ

I wonder where Rachel Dolezal and Shaun King would fit into her victim-hood matrix?

David

More here:

“The university’s policies prohibiting discrimination are intended to reinforce our commitment to equity and inclusion,” [Steven Fluharty, the dean of UPenn’s School of Arts and Sciences,] wrote, noting that the school recognises “the importance of ensuring that students in groups that were historically marginalised have full opportunity to participate in classroom discussions.”

However, as “equity” translates as something like “equality of outcome regardless of inputs,” i.e., double standards and discrimination in favour of those deemed “marginalised,” contradictions and hypocrisy are difficult to avoid. Mr Fluharty might as well be saying, “The university’s policies prohibiting discrimination are intended to reinforce our commitment to discrimination.”

Ben

However, as “equity” translates as something like “equality of outcome regardless of inputs,” i.e., double standards and discrimination in favour of those deemed “marginalised,”... Mr Fluharty might as well be saying, “The university’s policies prohibiting discrimination are intended to reinforce our commitment to discrimination.”

That. :-)

David

That. :-)

The evasions and dishonesties in academia are now so pervasive and elaborate, so entrenched in the culture, and in any number of policies and official positions, that it makes realistic discussion, or anything approaching realistic discussion, both hazardous and unlikely.

Monty James

These people aren't smart enough to tell others how to run their lives.

WTP

Second, universities know full well that an institution that gains a reputation for being hostile -- perhaps I should say especially hostile, since most are already hostile -- to white males risks falling enrollment and revenue.

See comments elsewhere regarding falling white male enrollments. It has been falling for years. If they were truly interested in retaining white makes, none of this would have gotten anywhere near this far. The revenue, in so far as modern university administrators understand such vulgar things, will simply be made up by appealing to their government buddies for more subsidies for “underprivileged” youths. They just need to keep up a bit of a ruse when their little acolytes like this one go too far. It will all blow over by the time the next budgetary crisis occurs and by then they will have had the time to attribute the problem to other causes. See Mizzou’s excuses.

WTP

The evasions and dishonesties in academia are now so pervasive and elaborate, so entrenched in the culture, and in any number of policies and official positions, that it makes realistic discussion, or anything approaching realistic discussion, both hazardous and unlikely.

When 20 years ago I suggested to my “conservative” Presbyterian doctor that this day was coming, I was advised that I might need to speak to a psychiatrist. And it’s not just academia.

dicentra

I just had a Twitter convo with a Scot living in Amsterdam ("citizen of the world") who claimed to be laughing him/herself silly over the notion that Western civ could be destroyed when the Muslims reach majority in Europe.

Among the "refutations":

— I've never heard of a society collapsing from low birth rates (Me: contraception and abortion are an unprecedented situation, so you can't cite precedent as evidence)

— Are you really suggesting Europeans should stop using birth control? (Me: hardly)

— Western civ is too strong to collapse (Me: History is all about civs rising and falling. How's Egypt these days?)

— You're living in a paranoid fantasy (Me: Demographics are destiny and you're reproducing below replacement)

I was going to compliment my Twitterlocutor for being civil (he/she was, by Twitter standards), but now I see that I've been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours.

That's just amazing.

David

Not entirely unrelated.

David

but now I see that I’ve been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours.

What did you do? You’ve not been spitting at orphans again, I hope.

dicentra

I had to delete two tweets: one saying that Islam has bloody borders (I was responding to the assertion that I couldn't name any incident in the last 200 years where Muslims have conquered civs and destroyed their stuff, the other saying that Muslim immigrants see European woman as whores who deserve to be humiliated thru rape.

I had been arguing that when Muslims reach majority in about 2 generations, they'll destroy the cathedrals and museums for being offensive to Islam. My twitterlocutor didn't think that's possible because Western civ is too strong.

*sigh*

I hate that Mark Steyn is usually right.

David

*sigh*

[ Slides impossibly fancy cocktail towards bad girl dicentra. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I was responding to the assertion that I couldn't name any incident in the last 200 years where Muslims have conquered civs and destroyed their stuff...

The Bamiyan Buddhas and Temple of Bel could not be reached for comment.

Oh, wait, the Taliban and ISIS are not real Moslems - silly me.

Daniel Ream

I hate that Mark Steyn is usually right.

I've been a fan of Mark's for over a decade and I'm a founding member. I noticed that even the Happy Warrior seems to be losing some of his elan these days; he's rerunning more and more old columns because, well, nothing has actually changed but to add "that, and more since" at the bottom. I think the Lawsuit That Never Ends has affected him more than he's letting on.

David

Incidentally, regarding those bloody borders, I strongly recommend Andrew Bostom’s immense and eye-widening book, The Legacy of Jihad.

pst314

I just had a Twitter convo with a Scot living in Amsterdam...

He should have a conversation with Bruce Bawer. His head might explode trying to reconcile the conflicting Privileged Victim narratives.

...("citizen of the world")

There are few people more contemptible than those who proclaim themselves "citizens of the world".

PiperPaul

"The revenue [...] will simply be made up by appealing to their government buddies for more subsidies for 'underprivileged' youths."

This almost sounds like employers listing ridiculous job requirements at low wages and then claiming candidates can't be found, thereby necessitating offshoring.

PiperPaul

"Lawsuit That Never Ends"

I don't know how Mann can get away with that never ending delaying. There's also the one against Tim Ball.

Lab Rat

Wait - she said other POC second, does that mean she is discriminating against Brown people? Isn't that a hate crime?

What if one of the Lesser beings in her class is Muslim? (They can be any color, 'cos it's a freakin' religion!). Is that Islamophobia??

Or what if those white women or *gasp* Evil white men is actually a Trans-something? Are Trans- at the top of the victim scale? Or does it only seem like it these days?

It's enough to drive a person to drink.

jabrwok

Are you really suggesting Europeans should stop using birth control? (Me: hardly)

Why not? If Europe doesn't start righting her demographic pyramid soon, the Dar al Eurabia will become a reality. Importing a new people isn't the solution, especially barbarians. More native babies are.

So yes, stop using birth control. Stop subsidizing childlessness. Stop encouraging people to live for the day while expecting the non-existent next generation to support them in their old age.

Killer Marmot

See comments elsewhere regarding falling white male enrollments. It has been falling for years. If they were truly interested in retaining white makes, none of this would have gotten anywhere near this far.

Yes, but in some places it is shrinking faster than others.

For all universities' kvetching about white male privilege, being seen as a de facto woman or black college means a substantial loss of prestige, and eventually revenue.

The lessons of Evergreen College and Louisianna University have not gone unnoticed. Universities know that the best students have an enormous array of choices, and are highly protective of their reputation. This, more than anything, will help temper some of the political mania ravaging campuses.

WTP

For all universities' kvetching about white male privilege, being seen as a de facto woman or black college means a substantial loss of prestige, and eventually revenue.

Agree, in the context of the real world. But the real world is evil and racist. Universities are tasked with being sperm donors to the Great And Glorious Future, the momentum of which shall roll over the ignorant and uneducated. As Lenin said, “Study! Study!”

The volume of teh stupid going on here is still much louder and will continue to be seen as the Strong Horse relative to those opposed because the push back is still quite weak. The culture is still firmly in their grasp. No politicians are speaking up forcefully about this problem. Who is going to deny struggling minorities an “education”? Meanwhile the academia machine, due to low and/or nonexistant standards, churns out more “credentialed” lefists than the opposition can ever hope to create.

And remember, the Left still has its favorite trump card to play, of which it has been very quiet about lately, abortion.

jones

Daniel,

" I think the Lawsuit That Never Ends has affected him more than he's letting on."

As Steyn himself says "the process is the punishment".

The system is engineered this way. In my view one of two things will happen: The populace will just buckle and become servile or something will explode.

The jury is still out.

Daniel Ream

I don't know how Mann can get away with that never ending delaying.

As Mark has pointed out, it's the corrupt DC court system that allows it to go on.

Jonathan

pst314:

There are few people more contemptible than those who proclaim themselves "citizens of the world".

I'm always struck how they all end up living in London, New York or Tokyo rather than, say, Lagos or Dhaka....

Jonathan

dicentra:

I see that I've been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours.

Could have been worse.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Could have been worse.

A candidate in the European elections has been arrested after making a speech quoting from a book by Winston Churchill about Islam.

Which brings us back to WTF is going on with the cops over there ?

A couple of platoons of cops line dancing in the streets to "YMCA" following a lorry load of cops with a report hate crimes banner. If you want to break morale of the average cop on the beat and make people lose respect for the institution, I suppose this is the way to do it, but I don't think it is what Robert Peel intended.

Jonathan

...but I don't think it is what Robert Peel intended.

The Police decided in the 1960's to abandon Peelian policing.

A book I could recommend on the subject is ' A Brief History of Crime' by Peter Hitchens, who gives his opinion, backed up by plenty of evidence, as to why the British police and Government have failed the public so badly in the last 50 years. It was published in 2000, so the situation is worse now than that described in the book.

PiperPaul

Those cops in the parade reminded me of...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5Dfs7jqFI

(Actually, most things these days remind me of Monty Python skits)

Hal

The one whose areas of expertise include “race, gender and the body,” “self-marriage” and, wait for it, “racial blame.”

Why Race Is Not a Thing, According to Genetics

In many ways, genetics makes a mockery of race. The characteristics of normal human variation we use to determine broad social categories of race—such as black, Asian, or white—are mostly things like skin color, morphological features, or hair texture, and those are all biologically encoded.

But when we look at the full genomes from people all over the world, those differences represent a tiny fraction of the differences between people. There is, for instance, more genetic diversity within Africa than in the rest of the world put together. If you take someone from Ethiopia and someone from the Sudan, they are more likely to be more genetically different from each other than either one of those people is to anyone else on the planet!

Richard Cranium

Why, you'd almost think that different breeds of the same animal (such as cats or dogs) were all exactly alike in disposition and intelligence.

pst314

Why, you'd almost think that different breeds of the same animal (such as cats or dogs) were all exactly alike in disposition and intelligence.

Thirty days in the cooler!

Harvardr

It's always Nazi with these folks. I doubt they have even the vaguest idea, outside of a Indiana Jones movie, what a Nazi really is and the fact that they would soil themselves if real Nazi SS were to magically appear and take an "interest" in them. And they always seem to forget what the S in NSDAP (the abbreviation for the actual political organization Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) stands for.

jabrwok

Why, you'd almost think that different breeds of the same animal (such as cats or dogs) were all exactly alike in disposition and intelligence.

Yeah, I'm always confusing Border Collies and Chihuahuas.

jabrwok

And they always seem to forget what the S in NSDAP (the abbreviation for the actual political organization Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) stands for.

To be fair (not that they really deserve it), there have always been organizations and movements which called themselves something that they weren't. The People's Democratic Republic of North Korea is one example.

That said, insofar as the Nazis and other Fascists had any coherent economic philosophy, it was Socialistic. "Everything within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State" doesn't exactly sound like a paean to free market economics.

Jonathan

And they always seem to forget what the S in NSDAP..

I remember seeing an interview with Friedrich Hayek who said that when he was in Vienna before the war, he was amused by how interchangeable the membership of the Communist and Nazi parties were. One day Fritz would be battling for the Commies and next week for the Nazis.

bgates

If you take someone from Ethiopia and someone from the Sudan, they are more [sic] likely to be more genetically different from each other than either one of those people is to anyone else on the planet!

Science proves that there is no such thing as 'race'.

Science also proves that there are such things as "Ethiopians" and "Sudanese", two genetically distinct groups of people.

Hal

I just had a Twitter convo with a Scot living in Amsterdam ("citizen of the world") who claimed to be laughing him/herself silly over the notion that Western civ could be destroyed when the Muslims reach majority in Europe.

I rather agree with Jonathan; I'm always struck how they all end up living in London, New York or Tokyo rather than, say, Lagos or Dhaka.... . . .

And a bit of catchup reading reminded me of the overall reason why anyone gleeful about the demographical end of "Europe" should rather wind up quite disappointed . . .

The right response to low-tech terrorism in every Western country is to keep calm and carry on, even knowing that the attacks will probably continue until the present generation of jihadists age out. (Generational turnover is what really ends most ideological fashions.)

Di is quite correct when noting that the issue isn't whether Western civ is too strong to collapse (Me: History is all about civs rising and falling. How's Egypt these days?).

The issue is . . . when the Muslims reach majority in Europe.

When?

What when, pray tell?

One fact that gets lost among distractions … is that the birthrates of Muslim women in Europe — and around the world — have been falling significantly for some time.

[S]harp reductions in fertility among Muslim immigrants reflect important cultural shifts, which include universal female education, rising living standards, the inculcation of local mores, and widespread availability of contraception. Broadly speaking, birthrates among immigrants tend to rise or fall to the local statistical norm within two generations.

The decline of Muslim birthrates is a global phenomenon. Most analysts have focused on the remarkably high proportion of people under age 25 in the Arab countries, which has inspired some crude forecasts about what this implies for the future. Yet recent UN data suggest that Arab birthrates are falling fast, and that the number of births among women under the age of 20 is dropping even more sharply.

The falling fertility rates in large segments of the Islamic world have been matched by another significant shift: Across northern and western Europe, women have suddenly started having more babies … Immigrant mothers account for part of the fertility increase throughout Europe, but only part. And, significantly, many of the immigrants are arrivals from elsewhere in Europe, especially the eastern European countries admitted to the European Union in recent years.

What came to mind was a general observation that---very much more or less---when the village gets TVs and a refrigerator in every house, the local birthrate drops.

Everywhere.

The first thing I see with https://www.google.com/search?q=asian+indian+birth+rate is a rather interesting chart that one can actually play with.

When playing with the chart m'self, I left China in given the Muslim population there, and tossed in Japan given Japan having reproductive demographic issues.

There does indeed appear to be a very likely outcome in some areas, where in those areas there will indeed be someone demanding that So yes, stop using birth control. Stop subsidizing childlessness. Stop encouraging people to live for the day while expecting the non-existent next generation to support them in their old age. . . . except that in such an instance, the much more likely opening phrase will be something like As the Koran states, stop using birth control. Stop subsidizing childlessness . . . . .

bgates

The falling fertility rates in large segments of the Islamic world have been matched by another significant shift: Across northern and western Europe, women have suddenly started having more babies

So said Snopes in 2009. And according to a rather interesting chart that one can actually play with, that was arguably true at the time:

* Swedish fertility went from 1.5 in 1998 to 1.98 in 2010 (and dropped slightly since);
* in the UK, 1.63 in 2001 to 1.92 in 2010 (and dropped slightly since);
* Spain, 1.13 in 1998 to 1.45 in 2008 (etc);
* France, 1.73 in 1994 to 2.01 in 2015
* Germany, 1.24 in 1994 to 1.5 in 2015

And the sources of Muslim immigration? Somalia's dropped to 6.36, Pakistan to 3.55, Algeria to 2.81, Turkey to 2.05.

the much more likely opening phrase will be something like As the Koran states, stop using birth control - yes, your data does suggest that to be a very likely outcome in some areas - across northern and western Europe, in particular.

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