Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I find myself seriously questioning the wisdom of sending my kids to college. Madness says you?

Read this says I.

"At Wake Forest University last fall, one of the few events designated as "mandatory" for freshman orientation was attendance at Blue Eyed, a filmed racism awareness workshop in which whites are abused, ridiculed, made to fail, and taught helpless passivity so that they can identify with "a person of color for a day." In Swarthmore College's dormitories, in the fall of 1998, first-year students were asked to line up by skin color, from lightest to darkest, and to step forward and talk about how they felt concerning their place in that line. Indeed, at almost all of our campuses, some form of moral and political re-education has been built into freshman orientation and residential programming. These exercises have become so commonplace that most students do not even think of the issues of privacy, rights, and dignity involved."

Blue Eyed is a required workshop at many freshman orientations. Lets hear it straight from the horse's mouth:

"In Blue Eyed, we join a group of 40 teachers, police, school administrators and social workers in Kansas City - blacks, Hispanics, whites, women and men. The blue-eyed members are subjected to pseudo-scientific explanations of their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and blatant discrimination. In just a few hours under Elliott's withering regime, we watch grown professionals become despondent and distracted, stumbling over the simplest commands."

I guess we have a whole new set of questions when we start touring campuses eh? That's not hyperbole. That's not my ranting. That's how the creator describes her creation.

And check the date on that article in Reason... March 2000. How much worse do you think it is now compared to then?

Ya see... there is no debate on the different intelligence levels of races or the sexes. Its a debate we are not allowed to have. Mommy says we're all the same, so we are. Since we're all the same, any difference showing up in standardized tests is the result of a poor test. As a result, we change the answers.

See... if everything about the world were completely different... then whites would be the ones struggling. Therefore whites and blacks are the same. Get it?

Among the gelding professorship this passes for logic.

Are there colleges where this sort of thing doesn't happen? Internationally speaking... yes. Of course. But that offers a whole host of other issues. What to do?

I for one will be raising my kids to understand what self-respect and dignity mean. They'll not subject themselves to this sort of stupidty. If the find themselves in a situation like this, they'll simply leave, and they'll know that no matter what the consequences are, their parents will back them up.

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