Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/12062

A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices.

The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue of social justice.”

“Language that is truly inclusive affirms sexuality, racial and ethnic backgrounds, stages of maturity, and degrees of limiting conditions,” the syllabus states, referencing a definition created by the United Church of Christ.

The syllabus of the class, called Political Science 201: Research and Analysis, goes on to ask students “to write and speak in a way that does not assume American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status, etc. to be the norm.” It is taught by a black, female professor.

Well this is obviously one giant multi-culti shit-test just waiting to be nuked.

“LOL@PUSSY. GAY.”

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3 Responses to Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’

  1. 22to28 says:

    I’ve genuinely enjoyed my on-going university education experience. I do recognize, however, how rough a place universities are for young men. I’ve had a few minor brushes with it myself, but nothing substantial to really be upset about. Just one or two stupid wannabe minority, female, feminist professors.

    However, if you don’t keep your head down….things can go very badly for a guy in college. Try rape accusation, no matter how untrue,

  2. Svar says:

    Black females are worse than the males.

  3. jw says:

    Some points of moderation:

    The language of “disavow” was, apparently, not in the syllabus and was an extrapolation of the author of the article.

    A more optimistic take on the goal of the class would be to encourage students to be capable of writing from someone else’s point of view. For the record, I do not think specifying “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” is particularly helpful to achieve a more obvious goal of just trying to be able to see someone else’s point of view. After all, I would probably challenge a non citizen to *try* to think as an American.

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