October 04, 2011
Heather Mac Donald on opportunist victimhood and the inability to process satire:
That script [of campus political correctness] requires that the massive campus-diversity bureaucracy treat the delusional claims of hyperventilating students with utter seriousness. Students in the ever-expanding roster of official campus victim groups flatter themselves that by attending what is in fact the most caring, protective, and opportunity-rich institution in the history of the world, they are braving unspeakable threats to their ego and even to their physical safety.
Heresy Corner on the rather selective hand-wringing of Madeleine Bunting:
Notice how, for Maddy, the fact that the treatment of women under the Taliban was used by the US and British governments as part - if only part - of the justification for war is of greater consequence than the condition of women itself.
Ms Bunting’s appetite for sorrow will be known to regular readers.
And Jeff Goldstein distills the, er, logic of “diversity”:
You can’t end racial discrimination by ending racial discrimination. In fact, racial discrimination is the only way to prevent racial discrimination - the upshot of which is that, thanks to racial discrimination, racial discrimination is no longer a problem, provided you learn to view certain racial discrimination as non-discriminatory, and provided you learn to couch any questions about such racial discrimination as racist and discriminatory.
Because, as we’ve been told, the way to get past small differences in physiology is to continually fixate on small differences in physiology.
Update, via Anna & SDA:
As Grace Jones once said, “New graffiti, old revolutions.”
Don’t laugh. They’re “educating the world.”
Feel free to add your own.