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July 04, 2018

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Karen M

You're not allowed to leave the plantation.

David

You’re not allowed to leave the plantation.

I think it’s fair to say the dynamic is… interesting. By failing to pretend that they’re oppressed at every turn, crushingly and invisibly, the Hispanic students are, we’re told, perpetuating “colourblind racism.” Which is to say, by choosing not to become irresponsible and neurotic, and instead getting a grip on their lives, they are now the villains of the drama. Or put another way, “I’ll tell you what to feel, you uppity brownling.”

Such is wokeness.

David

Professor Ayala’s students don’t seem terribly impressed by her teaching abilities.

Clam

Prof Ayala makes a living selling victimhood to minority kids. She's scared she might one day run out of customers.

David

Prof Ayala makes a living selling victimhood to minority kids. She’s scared she might one day run out of customers.

There is that. And it does, I think, reveal the difference between the students’ best interests and her own.

It’s also curious how the “lived experience” of minority students - to which, we’re told, we must always and forever defer - only seems to count when the experience being lived is one of feeling oppressed, or claiming to feel oppressed, however implausibly. When minority students say that they aren’t being crushed by some hallucinatory “white privilege,” and say that “affirmative action” is condescending to them and unfair to others, then their “lived experience” is deemed irrelevant or unacceptable.

Adam

40% for subjectively assessed "participation" is a joke. There is no way an Instructor can conduct a class and simultaneously assess participation with any degree of consistency.

The problem is that MSU and most other Universities allow instructors to assess students by any methods or lack of methods they want. There is no oversight nor standards for how teachers teach, because "academic freedom".

But the, we are talking about Sociology. One rung above Education in the softness of brains required.

Burnsie

Prof Ayala makes a living selling victimhood to minority kids. She's scared she might one day run out of customers.

Absolutely. It's no different than a cult that recruits new members and drains their life savings while filling their heads with useless, self-serving dogma.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Prof Ayala makes a living selling victimhood to minority kids.

Sociology professor Maria Isabel Ayala made the argument in a recent study published by the Journal of Latinos and Education, having received $25,000 from the school to conduct the research.

a) 25 thousand frogskins, indeed she does. b) "Journal of Latinos and Education" - I really need to get into the business of publishing idiotic circle jerk "journals", it must be a gold mine.

For example, when asked to describe her success in college, a dark-skinned Latina...Sebastian, a student who is described as a “medium-skinned” Latino...Ayala argues that “some of the tenets of color-blind racism are the refusal of the existence of White privilege

What about the pasty white Hispanic students, do they get white privilege, or down dinged for being Hispanic ?

Pst314

“40% for subjectively assessed "participation" is a joke”

It enables the professor to fail a student for political reasons: express the wrong opinions and get a failing grade. Unsuccessfully try to conceal your true beliefs and get failed. Say nothing and get failed.

Ian

By failing to pretend that they’re oppressed at every turn... the Hispanic students are, we’re told, perpetuating “colourblind racism.”

Don't care what race you are = racism.
Judge people by their race all the time and never shut the hell up about it = not racist at all.

These people need help.

David

Don’t care what race you are = racism.
Judge people by their race all the time and never shut the hell up about it = not racist at all.

See also this.

David

Prof Ayala makes a living selling victimhood to minority kids. She’s scared she might one day run out of customers.

If, as Professor Ayala implies, hard work and aptitude are relatively unimportant compared to “institutional racism” and “white privilege,” it’s also worth pondering how Professor Ayala got her own degrees, and her own job. If attributing one’s success to effort and dedication is a bad thing, an unwoke mistake, to what does she attribute her own?

Ricardo Cortez

Racism = group identity or advocacy on the part of whites.

Claims of universalism and reciprocity are a means to the end of making whites lower their defenses. There is no intention that non-whites should adopt universalist principles, indeed it would be racist to suggest that they forego their own group advocacy.

It makes sense in those terms for the professor to be concerned for her own young foot soldiers when poison gas intended for the enemy drifts back across the lines.

Spiny Norman

If attributing one’s success to effort and dedication is a bad thing, an unwoke mistake, to what does she attribute her own?

Perhaps, deep in her psyche, under layers of Marxist and racialist dogma, she knows she never did anything of consequence, did no genuine work, and really didn't earn the position she has attained, and this scolding of ambitious "Latinx" students is how she assuages her self-doubt.

aelfheld

Did Lewis Carroll anticipate the game academics like Ayala are playing:

How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale How cheerfully he seems to grin How neatly spreads his claws And welcomes little fishes in With gently smiling jaws!
Squires

You’re not allowed to leave the plantation.

The goal of the sadist is not to inflict pain. Inflicting pain is but one means of achieving it. The goal of the sadist is to supply themselves with a feeling of authority, which they only know how to attain through using others.

If you do not submit in willing humiliation, how are they to have what they want?

lardybloodydar

I feel awkward and unattractive because I’m 300lbs. And my chest hurts.

And that would be Trump's fault, obviously.
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/donald-trump-made-me-fat/news-story/8a2cc9931134b9eb0bf0ac24a1739d05
(via Andrew Bolt)

champ

It's no different than a cult that recruits new members and drains their life savings while filling their heads with useless, self-serving dogma.

Well, all of those angry studies PhD's have got to do something...

Hopp Singg

The goal of the sadist is to supply themselves with a feeling of authority, which they only know how to attain through using others.

Calls to mind the old pub joke: The masochist says "hit me!" and the sadist refuses.

champ

As I said, those angry studies PhD's have got to do something...

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/pf/college/student-loan-stats/index.html

WTP

And that would be Trump's fault, obviously.

I’m pretty sure that’s satire. God, I pray that’s satire. But then I’ve seen crazier crazy.

WTP

those angry studies PhD’s

Women hold nearly two-thirds of all student debt in the US, according to a report from the American Association of University Women, a group that advocates for equity and education for women and girls.

You know, once upon a time women couldn’t get loans without a male co-signer. Or so I’ve been told.

champ

Women hold nearly two-thirds of all student debt in the US, according to a report from the American Association of University Women

I think you can lighten up now, your goal has been met/exceeded...

Spiny Norman

And that would be Trump's fault, obviously.

Latest comment:

Neil 41 minutes ago

Wonderful stuff! Trump's impact on the veggie patch of the Left and the Luvvies just makes me curl up and purr!

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David

And that would be Trump’s fault, obviously.

Ms Delaney’s strange and childish mind has entertained us before.

David

The masochist says “hit me!” and the sadist refuses.

Please embrace the required mindset. Pissing on yourself while doing so is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Nate Whilk

The goal of the sadist is to supply themselves with a feeling of authority, which they only know how to attain through using others.

If you do not submit in willing humiliation, how are they to have what they want?

Posted by: Squires | July 04, 2018 at 22:41

Orwell, "1984", part 3, chapter 3:

'The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men.' [O'Brien] paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: 'How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?'

Winston thought. 'By making him suffer,' he said.

'Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing...'

David

Don’t care what race you are = racism.
Judge people by their race all the time and never shut the hell up about it = not racist at all.

The standard claim, among Professor Ayala and her peers, is that the only way to get past small differences in physiology is to continually fixate on small differences in physiology. With themselves as self-appointed gatekeepers, arbiters of virtue. Which is, shall we say, not entirely convincing. The idea that being perpetually wound up about race and embracing pretentious collectivist victimhood, or pretentious collectivist guilt, to the point of self-abasing neurosis, will somehow make us loftier and more compassionate creatures is patently absurd and at odds with all evidence.

It therefore seems appropriate, and necessary, to entertain other, less edifying motives.

[ Edited. ]

WTP

A commenter there, Heidi, states:

Why is it that women seem to lead the world in this group psychosis, Trump derangement syndrome? Is it because so many have gravitated to useless jobs which do not occupy their brains long enough to distract them from their obsession with news cycle. Media studies, legal studies, environmental studies etc. etc. all teach people ABOUT stuff but not how to DO stuff. They make for angry and frustrated young women who know they could be doing something useful.
And it ain’t just women.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The standard claim, among Professor Ayala and her peers, is that the only way to get past small differences in physiology is to continually fixate on small differences in physiology.

Not physiology, the physiologic difference between ethnic groups is vanishingly small and confined to such things as lactase or glucose-6-phosphatase deficiencies.

The difference is in physiognomy and genetic expression of melanocytes which in the case of "Hispanics" can result in pasty whiteness that would make an Hibernian proud, to anywhere on the Munsell 7.5YR chart*.

The real question then is whether "Hispanics" (ignoring that Hispania is part of the evil Europe) allegedly suffer from racism because of skin tone, or merely last name.

*(It is interesting, if one wants to get all Biblical with Adam being made from clay, to note that Munsell 7.5 YR is frequently referred to a soil colors, but also accurate for describing skin tones)

David

Yes, physiognomy would be better.

Peter

“I only got a ‘C’ on my maths test. Maybe I should have studied more.”

“Studying won’t help. It’s because of white supremacy.”

That. 'Poisonous counsel' is exactly what it is.

David

That. ‘Poisonous counsel’ is exactly what it is.

As the ludicrous educational bureaucrat Dr Caprice Hollins put it, we must see people as “racial beings” and “teach [children] to view the world through a racial lens.” Which is to say, we must see people not as individuals, to whom we can assign agency and responsibility, but as generic racial mascots entitled to exemptions, double standards and unilateral favours. Because that’s a road that only ever goes to the loveliest of places.

If you wanted to degrade, even ruin, the life chances of minority students – to leave them arrogant but unskilled and chronically irresponsible - what would you do differently?

And this, by Thomas Sowell, seems apposite.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Yes, physiognomy would be better.

I noticed that England beating Colombia in kickysportsball has been deemed racist, though I haven't heard exactly why, except England's coach has blonde hair, I guess.

David

kickysportsball

Phoopball.

PZ

It’s also curious how the “lived experience” of minority students - to which, we’re told, we must always and forever defer - only seems to count when the experience being lived is one of feeling oppressed, or claiming to feel oppressed, however implausibly.

They were the killjoys, who would hang the rich and close the theatres and drive her into dismal free love at a summer camp, and afterwards make her walk in procession down Oxford Street, carrying her baby behind a banner: "British Women Workers".

Graham Greene, Stamboul Train

Daniel Ream

the physiologic difference between ethnic groups is vanishingly small

Of course they are.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Of course they are.

That is an anatomic difference, the physiology of pygmies is the same as any other human other than minor variances as noted.

Squires

‘Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing...'

Compare this and Winston and Julia’s fate to the climax and then final chapter of The Man Who Was Thursday.

Chester Draws

The Turing Test famously is used to tell artificial from human intelligence.

Trying to use it to distinguish between races would be interesting. I doubt people could do it reliably even by voice in many cases. Doing it getting people to write their ideas on various topics would get you nowhere.

(I recently found out Jacinda Ardern isn't Maori. I assumed she was because her relative that I know is. There being no other way I could tell merely by looking or listening to her.)

jabrwok

frustrated young women who know they could be doing something useful.

Like becoming wives and then mothers.

Daniel Ream

That is an anatomic difference, the physiology of pygmies is the same as any other human other than minor variances as noted.

How would you class a sub-80 IQ resulting from centuries of inbreeding in isolated populations?

David

Via Dicentra, and not entirely unrelated to the post above, a left-leaning journalist is confused.

champ

Hurray for the USA!!!

https://www.seventeen.com/beauty/news/a41466/american-women-apparently-have-the-biggest-boobs-in-the-world/

champ

and note that it's "have," not "are"

David

Hurray for the USA!!!

Um, well done, I think. I’m not sure, really. Frankly, I’m out of my depth here.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

How would you class a sub-80 IQ resulting from centuries of inbreeding in isolated populations?

As there is a differential in brain volume, cortical thickness, and distribution of and gray and white matter between persons in high and low IQ populations, neuroanatomical, barring any extrinsic environmental factors that could actually adversely affect neuronal function (e.g., the isolated population lives on alcohol, snake venom, and dope).

dcardno

How would you class a sub-80 IQ resulting from centuries of inbreeding in isolated populations?

I don't think we know the reason for IQ differences between races, only that they exist.

champ

"According to the professor, the most radical form of ecofeminism is "Socialist Ecofeminism," which posits that the capitalist economy exploits both women and nature."

Well, yeah, everybody knows that...

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11087

champ

Is there nothing he can't do?

https://www.dailywire.com/news/32671/feminist-writer-i-stopped-going-gym-because-trump-amanda-prestigiacomo

Pst314

Hurray for the USA!!!

“The average American woman in this study was found to wear a D-cup (according to the American size system)”

I question the accuracy of this study. A D-cup average seems very implausible.

champ

A D-cup average seems very implausible.

I think Stormy Daniels is skewing the average...

Puzzled

I have to say that this is one of the best sites I've come across (thanks Tim Blair).

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I think Stormy Daniels is skewing the average...

Skewing - I've never seen what she does spelled that way before, but regarding the brouhaha about Stormy, it does appear to have been a tempest in an E cup.

Hal

Um, well done, I think. I’m not sure, really. Frankly, I’m out of my depth here.

Oh, they're just keeping abreast of things.

Chester Draws

That the US leads the world's obesity statistics might affect that average.

I've little interest in large breasts anyway, but when they're attached to an "DDD" sized women then my interest decreases considerably.

I shall now report to the re-education booth for my fattism.

Pst314

“Obesity statistics”

Very good point.

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