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November 19, 2017

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sH2

Ideal teacher material.

jic

What happened in 1877 to make it a watershed year for gender in America?

David

Ideal teacher material.

Well, the question that triggered Mr Khan’s, um, agitation was a fair one. Why does a 40-year-old man want to hang out with teenagers who are indulging in paranoid wailing about the first-year anniversary of a presidential election? Aren’t there more productive, and less demented, uses of one’s time? Not least if you’re a parent with three children.

Other questions come to mind, of course. For instance, if you’re hoping to be taken seriously as an educator, is it appropriate to verbally abuse students at your place of work for the sin of being insufficiently leftwing? And shouldn’t an affiliation with Antifa - a group that exults in violence and physical intimidation, and whose members beat random women with metal bars - shouldn’t that pretty much rule you out as someone fit to teach anyone else’s children?

But hey, this is where we are now.

svh

Why does a 40-year-old man want to hang out with teenagers

When you put it like that...

David

When you put it like that...

Setting aside Mr Khan’s unedifying example, there’s the broader tendency among leftist educators to be as immature as the teenagers whose minds they’re blunting, and often more so. As if being down with the kids and sharing in their various dramas and tantrums were a sign of credibility and radical edginess, rather than indicative of a loser, someone whose psychological development ground to a halt prematurely.

WTP

Mr. Khan from two years ago when he was still a graduate student...

"There are many nice and patient community activists here tonight who have been trying in good faith to work with this county board to get a racial-justice task force to address the problems of systemic racial disparity in this town. I want to assure this board that I, on the other hand, am neither nice nor patient," he crowed. "I'm not going to beg you, like some fairy-tale peasant supplicating the king, to please rain down blessings on us lowly subjects. I demand as a member of this community that you supposed representatives do your damn jobs and address this problem. If this board refuses to take meaningful, robust and courageous action to attack racial injustice through the officially sanctioned channels, then you leave anti-racist activists with no options other than to raise hell in quite unsanctioned and, dare I say it, uncivil ways."

He then added, "Thank you

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-10-17/tom-kacich-racism-accusations-need-better-proof.html

So concerned citizen, he is.

David

then you leave anti-racist activists with no options other than to raise hell in quite unsanctioned and, dare I say it, uncivil ways.”

Or, “Don’t make me hurt you, baby. You know I hate hurting you.”

Trevor

What happened in 1877 to make it a watershed year for gender in America?

I believe that was the last time Andrea Dworkin washed her dungarees - or her hair.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

As if being down with the kids and sharing in their various dramas and tantrums were a sign of credibility and radical edginess...

Indeed. You get more Khans with twit administrations like this.

An Oxford college has become the first to introduce compulsory classes on “cultural appropriation” for students...

Students at the Magdalen College - whose alumni include the author C S Lewis and the playwright Oscar Wilde and - voted in favour making the workshops compulsory for all incoming undergraduates.

Students made it mandatory, so the inmates are running the asylum yet again.

Jonathan

Leftist is as Leftist does.

R. Sherman

What happened in 1877 to make it a watershed year for gender in America?

Rutherford B. Hayes became President by virtue of the electoral vote, even though Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote. Also, the Nez Perce War was going on in Idaho and Montana. I think we're all smart enough to discern the impact on American gender relations of those seemingly unconnected events without further elaboration from me.

Lab Rat

Not unexpected for that place. North of Green Street is the Engineering campus, and it's like being in another world compared to the rest of the seething hotbed of lefty agitation and lunacy that is the U of I. The graduate students (not the science and engineering ones, but forced to pay dues nonetheless) are unionized, if that tells you anything. The mentality of most of the non- engineer/STEM students is pretty much on par what is illustrated often here on this illustrious blog. Even the non-students are infected. The cafeteria, cleaning, and other such service staff are also unionized by the SEIU. While getting paid $17 USD an hour they went on strike for a raise. Oh have I mentioned that they are already making more money than most non-administrative/bureaucratic staff on campus?? And that the state of Illinois is broke? This new story fits right in to the whole swampland history of the place.

What is truly sad is most of the state of Illinois is farmland, but the corruptocrats of Chicago control the politics of the state.

/rant off

I need more coffee.

Killer Marmot

Self-righteous anger is a potent drug, and our campuses hold a lot of addicts.

Charlie Suet

Re: Magdalen - why the hell are the little nazis entitled to make anything ‘mandatory’, let alone contrived political bullshit like this? Why doesn’t the college - which won’t agree in any sort of lockstep fashion with this move - step in? Why don’t donors threaten to cancel their donations to prevent this sort of bullying? Why won’t people wake up?

I haven’t read the article - I’m so sick of journalists that I won’t give them the click. I assume it will be denied almost instantly, in practice.

Hal

Tariq Khan is a PhD candidate at the University [of Illinois] and has taught courses such as “Constructing Race in America . . .”
. . .
. . . to address the problems of systemic racial disparity in this town.

'k . . . so given that far more individuals of a particular intrinsic appearance are required---just makeup and wigs won't be enough---then clearly he needs to do the Constructing of a large number of clones. It can be the Ph.D thesis, even.

---Of course, there could be an interesting result if many or all of the clones then choose to do something like take up math and other forms of logistical focus and practice of what to do instead of who happens to be around at the time . . .

Squires

Rutherford B. Hayes became President...

The man, as we all know, hated telephones, as the Prettiest President of All Time once so eloquently illuminated. Therefore it only follows that he had a deep mistrust of the female race.

Darleen

Another chapter in the state of higher education

The program, developed by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art, Marta Kuzma, is funded by a recent $750,000 donation from an anonymous Yale alum. The money will be put toward research, scholarships, projects, and other academic resources across the graduate school of art, as well as a series of lectures and panels open to the whole university, aimed at exploring the intersection of art and social engagement.
Chester Draws

Reconstruction ended in 1877 with the election of Hayes. (I had to know.)

R. Sherman

@Chester

Quite. Part of the compromise which allowed him to be elected was his agreement to withdraw Union troops from the South.

Burnsie

My, he's wound rather tight.

But remember, it's not violence when lefties do it. It's passion. They just care so much.

Ben
They just care so much.

It's just this war... and that lying son of a bitch, Johnson!

Tim Newman

Why does a 40-year-old man want to hang out with teenagers

I expect he wants to shag some of them. See my place for examples of creeps infiltrating groups of brain-dead leftists in order to assault some of them as soon as an opportunity arises.

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