Colleges Twist U.S. History

National Association of Scholars, January 10, 2013

U.S. history courses at American colleges and universities downplay the nation’s economic, military, and political history and dramatically overemphasize the role of race. So finds a new study by the Texas Association of Scholars (TAS) and Center for the Study of the Curriculum at the National Association of Scholars (NAS).

The study focused on the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M as representative institutions because Texas law requires all students at public universities to take a year of American history and for universities to post course syllabi and faculty credentials online. The researchers found that many important topics received scant attention while more than half the faculty members focused on race, class, and gender (RCG) in their courses.  Among the topics that were often crowded out were America’s diplomatic, philosophical, religious, and scientific history.

The report, Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?, finds:

  • High emphasis on race, class, and gender in reading assignments. 78 percent of UT faculty members were high assigners of RCG readings;
  • 50 percent of A&M faculty members were high assigners of RCG readings.
  • An absence of significant primary source documents and key concepts
  • Tocqueville’s Democracy in America and the Gettysburg Address, for instance, were rarely assigned, and numerous political documents, such as the Mayflower Compact and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, were not assigned in any American history courses.
  • High level of race, class, and gender research interests among faculty members teaching these courses. 78 percent of UT faculty members had special research interests in RCG;
  • 64 percent of A&M faculty members had special research interests in RCG.

“The failure of these major universities to present a broader picture of the American story shortchanges students,” said Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars. “It also puts at risk the nation’s civic literacy.”

“The patterns we uncovered at UT and A&M reflect national trends in the discipline. To turn this around history departments must review their curricula, keep broad courses broad, hire less-narrowly-specialized faculty members, and diversify graduate programs.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    Did you expect anything LESS from these mentally deranged Marxists?

    This has been going on for 50 years and will continue to go on until there is no more America (not in the way I mean, ‘America’).

  • David Ashton

    This is the result of prolonged subversion by Cultural Marxists. I hope John Engelman especially will look at this research, “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest”, and ponder on how these effects must have had causes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Hillyard/100000971153370 Mark Hillyard

    This type of thing also makes it difficult to have an intelligent conversation with people. “Who was the first president of the United States?” They’d only get it if you gave them a hint like, “He’s got the same name as the city with one of the worst crime statistics in the USA which is also run [down] by Blacks.” Of course you’d have to explain to him what ‘statistics’ means and by then the converstation is lost on the person and the bell rings and he heads out to smoke another bowl.

  • tremendouscoast

    A country that will not defend its history, legends, heros, myths, etc. is a country that is in serious trouble.

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Not to mention its borders, language and citizens.

      • The Verdict of History

        Genetic endowments, racial solidarity and integrity and ALL essential elements of its cultural identity…

    • C_C_Conrad

      Absolutely. And white people have been going along with this for three or four generations now.

    • falsedawn

      Good point Sir, In our case, not only didn’t we defend our history and heroes, we popularized our cowards and traitors such as, bill clinton, jane fonda, bush II, and all sorts of other assorted bums like them.

      • plaintruthforidiots

        “we popularized”? Huh? WE didn’t popularise them, the Jew-owned media popularised them.

  • falsedawn

    All schools from k through college twist our history. The thing to do is monior what your children are being taught and tell your child if a teacher tells them a historical lie, they should confront the teacher/instrucor right there and then and don’t back down.

    • The__Bobster

      The teacher of a friend’s daughter was using “Roots” as a resource. She was shocked when I told her it was a plagiarized work of fiction. I told her I was shocked that the teacher was still using it.

  • splitsing

    I’m an academic and have taught at one of the best universities in this country and currently work as a researcher at another. If faculty (especially whites) do not demonstrate an interest in race, class and gender, then you can’t get a job–especially in the humanities. The thinking is that, if you’re not especially interested in these grievance studies, then you don’t care and thus, you are racist.

    But all courses in the humanities and arts are dominated completely by the race/class/gender/colonizer/colonized lines of thinking. Fortunately for the world, this kind of thinking cannot infect engineering, architecture, design and the hard sciences etc.. etc… (besides external political posturing like minority engineering scholarships etc…).

    I will say that I am very happy to report that I saw a scholarship endowed JUST TODAY that the agreement states in the donor intent that he wants the scholarship to be given with first preference to students from our state who are of Anglo Saxon lineage. It can’t be legally given on that basis but the university can honor his wish if candidates are available. That’s the first time I’ve seen this as opposed to hundreds for “african american” and “native american” students. It’s sickening.

    • falsedawn

      splitsing, Sir, since you bring the subject up. Rhodes scholarships were set up that way, only for Anglo-Saxon unmarried men. How was that broken to include other races and sexes?

      • splitsing

        Interesting. I did not know that. But I know that they let bantus be Rhodes scholars now, even Free Shoes University football players have been Rhodes scholars. I guess his ancestors did probably come from Rhodesia.

        • jambi19

          It’s amazing isn’t it? While ESPN was exalting that guy for winning the Rhodes Scholarship they where at the same time bashing the university for an academic cheating scandal involving 61 “student”-athletes in 10 different sports. No one could put two and two together. http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Orders-Florida-State-U/42518/

          It is almost enough to bash your head in. At the same time this afalette was an all conference safety/first round draft pick he also happened to have enough time to study for a Rhodes scholarship. All at the same time there was a massive cheating scandal involving student athletes at the University!!!!! During the same time period!!!! No one wanted to suspect this guy even cheated? Well give this guy credit at least he was smart enough to get the answers in Organic Chemistry and not music history!

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Myron Rolle. My impression of the man is that while he was bright for a black and a competent enough college player, I think that the Oxford/Rhodes Scholarship people, and the FSU football team (I think Bobby Bowden was still head coach at the time), and Rolle’s undergrad professors, all engaged in a fair helping of affirmative action and racial favoritism just to spit out a “Rhodes Scholar” from both the school and the football team, and Oxford/Rhodes got a black face.

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          How can a person that can’t read be a Rhodes Scholar?

    • The__Bobster

      Fortunately for the world, this kind of thinking cannot infect
      engineering, architecture, design and the hard sciences etc.. etc…
      (besides external political posturing like minority engineering
      scholarships etc…).
      ________

      Think again. I was an engineering student many decades ago. We were forced to take at least one humanities course a semester to “broaden” us. Even back then, we had to regurgitate the professors’ leftist drivel, else our grades would suffer.

      • splitsing

        Agreed. I know they force it but it is limited usually to one “Western Civ” class or humanities general for Engineering, Business etc… majors. There is not way to wholly avoid it in the university setting.

        I was thinking more of method and practice in those fields, and how they are unaffected by PC propaganda. Fortunately math, geometry, physics, physiology etc… don’t care about race, class or gender.

      • Theron

        I majored in chemistry because I got sick of all the PC BS in the social “sciences” and in the humanities. I took all the required “diversity” courses pass/fail so as to not lower my GPA when I challenged the official PC dogma. I’m proud to report that I brought more than one libtard professor to tears with my facts and counter-arguments!!! It was fun! Food for thought!

        • Joseph

          That alone should award you summa cum laude.

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          Useless classes are pass/fail or credit/no-credit. You will never see a science or math class that is pass/fail.

          • Joseph

            A thesis or dissertation are pass/fail.

      • Joseph

        True, but at least for me the “humanities” requirement was very broad so you could avoid the most communistic classes so I took Hebrew.

    • IstvanIN

      Why can’t a privately endowed scholarship be exclusively for someone who is Anglo-Saxon lineage?

      • splitsing

        Perhaps they can, depending on the institution. But at the state institution I work at, they cannot be awarded legally in that way because of funding the University gets from the state board of Regents. They have to follow state policy, which means that any monies granted on the basis of race, gender, religion or otherwise are illegal if there is an otherwise deserving recipient. However, my institution wants to steward its donors, so it will do its best to honor the wishes of the donor (at least while he is a live).

    • SFLBIB

      Re: “… this kind of thinking cannot infect engineering, architecture, design and the hard sciences etc…”

      A year or two ago, I read about math and science professors being required to submit write-ups of how their course topics were going to support their school’s diversity goals. Wish I had kept the reference.

  • NorthernWind

    Universities are completely infiltrated with anti-White neo-Marxist types so this comes as no surprise. I have had race and gender “issues” come up in a ton of courses even though they were of no relevance to the course material. This semester I have a Philosophy of Science class and a topic we will be covering is race (note how this has a very weak link to the course). The semester has only just started by I know that the professor will be presenting the case against the concept of race and will argue that it is a social construct. Consequently I have already begun preparing material to take him down. I’m good at making people trip all over themselves so this should be amusing.

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Excellent. Keep us posted. It’s good to know there are critical thinking students out there with some courage, often I wonder if anyone ever challenges these academic pseudo intellectuals.

    • MekongDelta69

      Tell your indoctrinator that “Society is a racial concept“!

      I’ll bet I know what he looks like too (they all look alike anyway).

      You know that character in Beavis and Butthead who’s their teacher? The guy with the Birkenstock’s who sings “Lesbian Seagull” and says, “mmmkay” all the time.

      Right?!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rusty-Shackelford/1434757800 Rusty Shackelford

        Mr. Van Driessen, I believe, was his name. Curse you for bringing up “Lesbian Seagull”, now I’m gonna have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day.

        • http://www.facebook.com/Anglokraut Jacqueline Schumacher

          Hey, if you’re going to have “Lesbian Seagull” stuck in your head, at least sing it in the voice of Robert Goulet. Keep it classy!

    • dhs

      I advise you to do a cost/benefit analysis. You are dealing with someone who can injure you; the most you can do is cause the teacher some embarassment. Your teacher has more experience in dealing with uncooperative students, than you have in dealing with teachers mouthing liberal propaganda. Liberals talk peace and love, but when their beliefs are desparaged by someone that they can injure, they have no mercy.

      • NorthernWind

        I haven’t had any problems thus far with my heretical right-wing positions. My GPA is very high. Maybe the U.S.A. is worse than Canada, I don’t know.

      • ye ol’ swampyankee

        Largely true when your dealing with a classroom comprised of easily pushed around 18- 22 year old students.

        With a mix of older students, in their thirties and forties, instructors will surely be confronted who aren’t nearly as inclined to endure their political diatribes or games they might play. If the problem can’ be resolved this way, just as the problematic instructor might, will go over their heads to seek resolve.

        Most instructors recognize this potential and usually refrain, or curtail what they might pull with a classroom of younger students.

        • http://www.facebook.com/Anglokraut Jacqueline Schumacher

          You make a great point about classes with older students; that’s one of the advantages of attending a community college: the student body is slanted towards older students. Many such people are trying school for the first time since graduating from high school, and have had a hard dose of real life in the meantime. I know of nothing that smacks the commie-idealism out of a person quite like having to grow up and pay bills. The friends I made in school that stayed libs were already dyed-in-the-wool true believers; almost all others held conservative opinions.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rusty-Shackelford/1434757800 Rusty Shackelford

        Your last sentence is especially true. I made a “race realist” type comment on another forum and some college liberal type said that my comment “crossed the line”, and then, with no hint of irony, told me I should kill myself and my children. They will advocate violence against anybody who disagrees with them – look at all the useful idiots who were talking about wanting to kill gun owners and NRA members in the wake of the CT shootings.

        • Joseph

          That’s always fun when these “open-minded” liberals derail over such issues; you’re in good company. Remember how Rushton got death threats from these same open-minded college students? Another author (Jensen?) was assaulted when he spoke somewhere.

          These people are refractory to reason and with no cogent response to offer, this is the result. It may be why they relate to violent minorities so well (?)

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/XCG4YDETV6Y6KBIAJRU7SCDGXQ Ron

            The day I get physically assaulted and beaten by a commie liberal will be the day. I just don’t see that ever happening realistically.

    • Joseph

      And you’ll be practiced for the next professor when you repeat the course.

    • David Ashton

      Good luck with this!
      You may be interested in the following juxtaposition:
      (1) “Race is a fiction…. It follows, as Boas believed, that all cultures share essential the same mental acuity, the same raw genius.” – Wade Davis, reviewing “The World until Yesterday”, by Jared Diamond, “The Guardian Review”, January 12, 2013, p.6.
      (2) The VisiGen team tested the [Identitas v Forensic] chip on more than 3000 DNA samples collected around the world…. The chip also predicted European or East Asian ancestry with an accuracy of 97 per cent, and African ancestry in 88 per cent of cases.”-
      Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, “New Scientist”, January 12, 2013, p.11.

    • David Ashton

      If you haven’t seen it already, there is a good example of anti-race obscurantism, and solemn warning against “racialized medicine” in particular, by Prof. Jan Sapp in 2 book reviews on the “scientific myth of race” at http:www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/race-finished

    • shattered

      Any student who does not tow the modern liberal viewpoint will be unfairly penalized and persecuted in the modern liberal public indoctrination system. Period.

    • Professor Jon

      As a college professor, all I can say is to be careful.

      Present your arguments delicately and competently.

      Your professor has all the power to drop your grade to a D, which you cannot repeat.

      Believe me, I’ve not failed students with an F in order to give them the non-repeatable grade of D.

      Be careful and smart, and most importantly be civilized and composed.

      Prof. Jon

  • Biff_Maliboo

    It took a study to find this out?

    Seriously?

  • Bill

    “The failure of these major universities to present a broader picture of the American story shortchanges students,” said Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars. “It also puts at risk the nation’s civic literacy.”

    No, it keeps the next generation from realizing what they are losing and have already lost. Pure and simple. It’s all part of the play book.

  • guest

    Thanks to these liberal anti-white marxists, college has no value anymore in this day and age. It’s now nothing more than a waste of time and lots of money to get brainwashed into this anti-white liberal fantasy-based “history” where everything that all white people ever did was evil.

    • The__Bobster

      Obongo keeps ooking that all of our children must go to college. Yes, they can’t miss out on that great indoctrination.

    • Tim

      “College is a lot like Wildwood New Jersey in that it takes actually going there to make you realize you needn`t have bothered…”-Tim

  • humura

    Everyone reading this site is interested in RCG topics. The difference is that at universities one cannot study these subjects objectively, because one may well come to politically incorrect conclusions. Therefore, most of the studies are warped, with pre-ordained conclusions generating the methods, the content, and most especially, what is not considered in the research. Bottom line, most of their research is a fraud, and will not last. Real social scientists like Jensen, Eysenck, Rushton have had troubles in academia. One hopes one day Jared Taylor’s works will be assigned at universities.—–Hugh Murray

  • Michael Burbow

    I was watching a class from Yale on Greek history by professor Kagan on YouTube and half-way through he stopped and explained to the class that the Greeks’ concept of race is ridiculous today and that there is nothing innately different between “races.”

    It was pretty random.

    These Marxists are tricky.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      Do you or anyone else know of a book or internet link that documents how ancient cultures used to view and talk about races?

      I remember only being taught that most cultures looked at everyone outside their culture as outsiders and outright barbarians.

      • David Ashton

        1. Benjamin Isaac, “The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity” (Princeton UP, 2004).
        2. Lloyd A. Thompson, “Romans and Blacks” (Oklahoma UP, 1989).
        3. Bernard Lewis, “Race and Color in Islam” (NY: Harper & Row, 1970).
        4. Bernard Sarich & Frank Miele, “Race: The Reality of Human Differences”,pp.29f. (Boulder: Westview Press, 2005).

        More information is also available on the attitude of primitive peoples to white arrivals, Egyptian racial attitudes, views by and about Jews from ancient to medieval times, early Chinese and Japanese attitudes to outsiders (and some insiders).

      • snickle

        Hinton Rowan Helper’s NEGROES IN NEGROLAND. Available on Amazon.

  • concernedcollegekid

    Anyone here know who Peter Singer is or know about his essay “Famine, Affluence, and Morality”? I’ve been assigned to read that twice in two separate classes since September, and I was always one of the only people who “didn’t like” it. But I was too afraid to voice my argument for why I didn’t like it which was that IF YOU GIVE PEOPLE WITH LOW IQS LOTS OF USEFUL ITEMS THEY WILL USE THEM UP AND NOT MAKE MORE ON THEIR OWN. And by the time they finish using the items you have given them, such as food, they will have increased their population and then you will be “morally obligated” to give the now increased number of them even MORE items invented by white males and more food; repeat cycle over and over again into eternity. NO ONE WINS

    But I was too afraid to say that. Because I don’t want to get kicked out of school.

    There’s no exit. You regurgitate PC crap or suffer the consequences of not having a college degree. It’s so unfair and it makes me so mad.

    • MekongDelta69

      Anyone here know who Peter Singer is?

      Yes. He’s a [blankety-blank, censored] verifiable lunatic:
      http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2340

      • jane johnson

        Thanks ALOT for the link….now I’ll be up for the rest of the night exploring this website! I’m a 54 year old first-time college student whose English Comp professor was such an ideologue that she trashed my paper on Cambodian sweatshops for reasons that had nothing to do with composition, and everything to do with the evils

        • MekongDelta69

          If you liked that page, then you’ll spit your coffee all over your monitor at this page:
          http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?type=aca

          • jane johnson

            Thank you again. Just started spring semester, and I have Intro to Philosophy as well as Eng. Comp.II. First topic in Philosophy is “Fallacies”. I can hardly wait for the lively debates to begin.

    • Andy

      Isn’t he the one that argued that animals are “persons”? We were treated to some works by him in my high school philosophy class.

    • Theron

      If you are going to a public college/university, they cannot kick you out for expressing a dissenting opinion, so long as you back it up with cited sources and do so in a respectful manner. Professors and administrators at public colleges or universities are agents of the government and, as such, cannot punish you for excercising your 1st Amendment rights without inviting a lawsuit! Speak your mind and, if punished, file a complaint with the school and/or file a lawsuit. There are organizations out there that will help you with the legal issues including representing you for free. http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservative_legal_groups

      • Joseph

        Yeah, on paper.

        The problem is that many of these “squishy” courses involve concepts which may have no objectively provable “correct” answer. If you p!$$ off the prof, you can end up getting points nicked for the entire semester subtly and end up dropping a grade or more with no one defining event that can be challenged. If you are on a scholarship or in a program where GPA is a big deal i.e. -grad school, this is a real consideration. They may not even consciously intend to cause damage but they are human and we all unavoidably favor those with whom we are comfortable.

        Also, in our current police-state paradigm, all a professor would have to do to *really* railroad an obnoxious student would be to intimate that they “feel unsafe”, “threatened”, “concerned”, etc. which would shield them from any slander accusation but could start an investigation or less seriously, put a “special” highlight next to the student’s name. When time comes that student wants a recommendation -even from another instructor- for grad school, exclusive program, job with security clearance etc. -they are screwed and don’t even know why. Just because college fac. are intelligent doesn’t mean that they are devoid of emotion. We’re not talking about Mr. Spock here; these people can be very vindictive. Faculty crap on each other all of the time to get ahead, let alone a student that might tip their bubble. I don’t think it is common but it is a possibility which must be weighed when confronting someone over a strongly held belief when that person has all of the marbles at that point in the game.

        • Theron

          Good point! That is why it is always wise to be respectful and to present your arguments in a non-threatening manner, backing them up with cited facts. Also, it helps to use the buddy system – taking libtard courses with friends who will back you up or serve as witnesses, etc… And while it is important to be careful when behind enemy lines, to let PC rhetoric go completely unchallenged is unwise. But it is important to pick your battles so as to limit the costs! By the way, I graduted Magna Cum Laude, but thanks for the upgrade!!!

          • Theron

            graduated…LOL

          • Joseph

            Well, grade inflation you know…we’ll make it summa.

    • A multiracial individual

      Peter Singer us the father if the animal rights movement. He has strange priorities when it comes to compassion. Apparently, it is unacceptable to kill most animals but killing a human infant for up to a few months after birth is okay.

      • A multiracial individual

        Is, of

    • falsedawn

      The lesson you should get out of this is life is “unfair.”

  • bigone4u

    Since I was part of the foul disgusting sytem for decades, I have no doubt that the situation is worse than portrayed. The indoctrination is also found in English, sociology, and political science. Economics is too proud a subject to have fallen yet. At the San Antonio UT campus the president is a “Mexicano” supremecist. He’s an “historian” who believes the Mexicanos are a noble pure perfect race held back by genocidally minded whites. 30000 students get this message on a constant basis. His book can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/East-Los-Angeles-History-Barrio/dp/0292720416 By the way, in the Forbes rankings, the school usually ranks near dead last in spite of hundreds of millions of dollars poured into it.
    The chancellor of the UT system, Figoreura (sp?) is also cut from the same cloth. Around the USA people always cite Texas as a bastion of freedom loving patriots. The truth is that the state government endorses and promotes anti-white racism to an incredible degree. My girlfriend used to tell me stories of her experiences as a white teacher in the San Antonio school system.
    Governor Rick Dimwit endorses the notion that all minority students in Texas must obtain a college degree, a failed notion that came from some study done by some anti-white group. There is enormous pressure on faculty to lower standards to achieve the goal. Of course, many white liberal profs have no standards so long as students parrot the party line. Although data are sketchy, about nine of ten Hispanic graduates of the SA campus never obtain professional employment. The white power structure is eager to go along with the fraud because they enrich themselves by contracts to build buildings, supply books, furniture, etc.

    • Tim

      ” A White teacher in the San Antonio School system” , I knew a White electrician in that same system. He said the brown Good Ol Boys Club had a Friday tradition. They would have a noon day meal of two quarts of beer and a bowl of menudo. It was called a “Hydraulic lunch”…

  • Anonymous

    I’m no liberal, but I just want to point out that this conclusion is hardly surprising coming from an organization that Wikipedia describes as “opposes multiculturalism and affirmative action and seeks to counter what it considers a “liberal bias” in academia.” Perhaps a less biased source might be more noteworthy.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Really. And who are we to believe? Our own lying eyes? Sure, people have biases, but a lot of people also come to conclusions.

    • snickle

      Wikipedia?? Not exactly an authoritative source.

      Anyone who disputes the conclusion that the American academy is not liberally biased is….deranged…yes, that’s the right word…deranged!!

  • JohnEngelman

    It is difficult to teach history objectively, but it is worth the effort.

    I grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. I was taught in grade school and high school that every war the United States had ever fought was as justified as that war. That kind of education caused too many Americans to support the American war effort in Vietnam for too long.

    Unfortunately, in the shadow of the War in Vietnam the teaching of history seems to have moved too far in the other direction. The American people have created one of the greatest civilizations in world history. Attention should be paid.

    • PesachPatriot

      Great post john…I was born on the eve of the reagan administration, when I started school I was always interested in learning about our founders, the expansion westward, the industrialization and era of immigration and america’s role in the two twentieth century global conflicts….the major figures of american history were always presented as over all good guys, even if they were imperfect humans like all the rest of us…as i got older the curriculum shifted ever so subtly in to blaming america for all the ills of the world. I had read a decent amount of world history on my own and realized that america’s record of misdeeds is pretty tame compared to places like russia, china, india, the middle east and africa…

      It is almost impossible to teach history objectively, especially since history influences the present…My main criticism of the history classes when I was in school was how quickly they rushed through everything….the teachers just threw names and dates at us to be memorized for tests and quizzes….we very rarely discussed things in depth…

      • JohnEngelman

        A good history teacher will not only tell you what happened, but why it happened, and what the results were.

        The United States has done things we should not be proud of. Nevertheless, those who maintain that the United States is unusually evil remind me of those who condemn Christianity. They have an overly optimistic view of human nature. They blame the United States and/or Christianity for flaws that are intrinsically human, while ignoring the behavior of the rest of the world.

    • Joseph

      My dad was in VN from ’66-’68 near Da Nang. He told me long ago that we were on the wrong side but then, he was a libertarian and not so locked into the fake dichotomy as most.

      • falsedawn

        Sir, I was a grunt in Vietnam and agree with your dad, but at the same time, I understand that when we were young soldiers, we had to do our duty towards the other guys next to us and they to us. That’s an interesting point I’ve thought over for many years now. It doesn’t matter how right or wrong a war is, we only have to do our best. That’s all that matters.

        • Joseph

          Understood. You lay down your rifle and you won’t pick it up again. Problem is that it isn’t the soldiers who cause the wars; it is those oligarchs who operate the whole planet like a Monopoly board for their own enrichment.

          Back then, plenty were conscripted. For now, people have the option of not participating in the lunacy but economic desperation pushes many into it and many others are simply intellectually incapable of comprehending the morality or rationality of their participation and there are yet others who are devoid of conscience because of general social decay and/or genetic predisposition.

          You know- “What if they held a war and nobody came?”

          • falsedawn

            “What if they held a war and nobody came?”
            ____________________________________
            They’ve got that small problem pretty well licked already with technology. Just a few more years and they’ll have it completely worked out.

          • Joseph

            I’m beginning to wonder if it’ll come via the flu vaccine.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            “Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?”

            The left loves that line, but remains in utter ignorance of the line that follows it: “Then the war will come to you.”

          • falsedawn

            very true…

      • JohnEngelman

        The Geneva Agreement of 1954 forbade the entry of foreign troops into Vietnam. It scheduled elections to unify Vietnam to be held in 1956. It said that the division of Vietnam into north and south was not to be permanent.

        President Eisenhower did not sign that agreement because his advisers told him that Ho Chi Minh would have won as much as 80 percent of the vote.

        http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1954-geneva-indochina.html

        https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/vietnam/ddeho.htm

        • David Ashton

          Eisenhower passed on the opinion that Ho Chi Minh was more popular than Bao Dai. The date and circumstances are important. Vietnam needed conditions of peace and internationally guaranteed free elections, but this was not the communist objective. The problem with the US intervention was that it appeared as a colonial war by powerful Ugly Americans against a poor little Asian population; this was not the whole story but it suited both the international Sino-Soviet propaganda and the western liberal media.

          • JohnEngelman

            In July 1956, which was when the election was scheduled, no Vietnamese could have come close to defeating Ho Chi Minh.

            The United States provoked a war in which Vietnam was devastated and at least two million Vietnamese were killed in order to prevent the ascension of a leader the vast majority of the Vietnamese wanted.

            “The problem with the US intervention was that it happened. We should have left Vietnam alone.

          • David Ashton

            Thousands of Ho Chi Minh’s opponents of all kinds were killed before 1956, and afterwards. It is difficult to say whether the “land reform” would have helped his electoral chances by eliminating opponents and intimidating others, or by inflaming public revulsion against him. You may like to consider the death-toll figures offered by Prof. R. J. Rummel on his democide website.
            However, I think the Vietnam war failure, the Desegregation campaigns and Women’s “Liberation” combined to make softhearted Americans more susceptible to hardheaded Cultural Marxist subversion and totalitarian take-over of universities, schools and academic publishing.

          • JohnEngelman

            At least two million Vietnamese were killed after 1956, largely as the result of American bombing and the use of Agent Orange.

            Now I agree that the War in Vietnam had unfortunate social effects in the United States. The way to avoid those effects would have been for the United States to have signed and honored the Geneva Agreement of 1954.

          • David Ashton

            Don’t forget the Vietnamese who voted with their feet in moving south.

          • JohnEngelman

            They were part of the 20 percent who would have voted against Ho Chi Minh, as I would have if, I had been as Vietnamese citizen eligible to vote.

            We should have evacuated them to the United States. I have known many Vietnamese war refugees. They are good people.

          • David Ashton

            Free elections without intimidation under Ho Chi Minh with his aims and record?

          • JohnEngelman

            President Eisenhower said that as many as 80 percent of the Vietnamese supported Ho Chi Minh. He had no doubt about Ho’s popularity.

      • Tim

        My Dad was in The Battle of the Atlantic and told me that us and the Germans were on the same side. Men against an unforgiving Sea…

    • David Ashton

      Events make history. Teachers teach it. We watching the organised corruption of teachers and the teaching of social studies by Cultural Marxists with a long-term agenda; I mixed with some of them personally in Britain and made notes. There are just a few good studies in documentation and belated retaliation; Bruce Bawer, “The Victims’ Revolution” (NY: Broadside Books, 2012) is one such.

  • Sam

    ” To turn this around history departments must review their curricula, keep broad courses broad, hire less-narrowly-specialized faculty members, and diversify graduate programs”

    I disagree. The real solution is for us (whites) to work to de-fund public universities. They are beyond saving. They are hopelessly bloated, full of grotesquely over-paid workers, loaded with Marxists and whole departments devoted to Marxism. They cannot be saved. They should be de-funded. Parents who can afford to pay for their children’s college education do not want that money going where it’s going. These programs only exist due to the fact that they are being paid for by taxpayers who can’t see how much they are spending or what they are paying for. If you walked into a restaurant and you’re not allowed to see the menu and you’re not allowed to see the bill, you would end up getting some very expensive and unsatisfying food, and that’s what we have going on here.

    I would like to conclude with a link to a Yale “professor” of science (funded by the NSF!):

    http://www.yale.edu/anthro/anthropology/Jafari_Allen.html

    Taxpayers are paying this guy to go to down-low sex parties in Cuba and then come back and teach classes about gay black Marxism!

    This stuff would never be paid for if parents or students had to actually pick up the tab. No, parents would want their children getting real education with an emphasis in STEM areas.

    • IstvanIN

      That link is disgusting.

    • Joseph

      “I disagree. The real solution is for us (whites) to work to de-fund public universities.”

      Good luck with that project. These people know how to politic a LOT better than you do. Further, the worst offenders are probably the private universities like Columbia, Northwestern, U. of Chicago, Harvard, etc. Whaddya gonna do about them?

      They seem lost causes to me unless some economic condition drives things in another direction -like a nationwide black revolt results in all of them being burned down simultaneously in which case, they *might* adjust their thinking. Maybe not.

    • MekongDelta69

      From that link:
      “Professor Allen, jointly appointed with the Department of African American Studies, works at the intersections of [queer] sexuality, gender and blackness — in Cuba, the US, and transnationally. A recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council Sexuality Research Program, and Rockefeller Foundation [Diasporic Racisms Project]; he teaches courses on the cultural politics of race, sexuality and gender in Black diasporas; Black feminist and queer theory; critical cultural studies;
      ethnographic methodology and writing; subjectivity, consciousness and resistance; Cuba and the Caribbean.”

      It has EVERY marxist buzzword. “Intersections”, “queer”, “sexuality”, “gender”, “blackness”, “diasporic” “racism” “feminist” “critical studies” “ethnographic methodology” “consciousness”, “resistance”, etc. etc.

      And don’t forget – this clown is a Ph.D. at Columbia University and is heavily funded by a far left Foundation.

      Ain’t the ‘new’ America wonderful?

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Also from that mess:

        marshals a combination of historical, literary, and cultural analysis– most centrally, ethnographic rendering of the everyday experiences and reflections of Black Cubans—to show how Black men and women strategically deploy, re-interpret, transgress and potentially transform racialized and sexualized interpellations of their identities, through “erotic self-making.”… hip-hop and la monia (US R&B/soul music) parties and concerts; sex labor; cigar “hustling”; and informal Black consciousness raising networks– represent a gravid space for becoming new revolutionary men and women, with new racial, gender and sexual subjectivities

        “Strategic deployment” involving “la monia.” What does any of this matter when you’re living in a dictatorship?

        • Sam

          I’m glad people are reading that link I posted. I stumbled upon his site and it’s the most amazing not-a-parody of academic grievance Marxism I have ever seen. I couldn’t make that up, but unfortunately I have to pay for it.

          His a professor at Yale and a PhD from Columbia and he’s paid by the National Science Foundation and a lot of white taxpayers.

          I gnash my teeth and known not what to do.

      • David Ashton

        Multiplied all over the English-speaking “academia”.

  • C_C_Conrad
  • jay11

    “The failure of these major universities to present a broader picture of the American story shortchanges students,” said Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars. “It also puts at risk the nation’s civic literacy.”

    —– well duh!

    Come into a typical high school history or english class sometime. It’s ALL blacks and civil rights all the time, with a generous helping of feminism and that evil white man be bad! It is indoctrination all the time. I know because I work in such places, and this is all that goes on.

  • jay11

    It starts young. I challenge any of you to get any recent issue of the kids magazine called Highlights. It’s aimed at the grade 3-6 crowd.
    Every issue from the cover to the end is a big multi-culti fantasy land with little black and asian boys and white girls happily going down hills on tobaggans together, or little latino boys and white girls baking cookies at the home of their black best friend, or little black and asian girls showing the clueless white boy how to do something, or dispensing advice from “Ask Arizona” and black/latino hybrid girl who guides the way. In every issue whites represent only about 30% of the total kids drawn or illustrated, and white boys are only occassionally shown, and usually in the background or in need of guidance.
    In an issue from November, there was a scene of many kids at the beach. Probably about 30 total. I only counted 7 whites, and most were girls. Now I am assuming their readership is still at least 90% or more whites, but their agenda is really hard to miss. It remindes me of the school reading book catalog I saw some months back. I am not kidding when I say that 80% of the books in there targeted to librarians and classroom teachers were ‘multi-cultural.’
    From Barney to College, it’s a relentless indoctrination.

    • The Verdict of History

      Cultural displacement, voluntary surrender inculcated from an early age…

      How cunningly sinister.

    • Joseph

      I wondered what happened to that mag. -didn’t even know it still exists. I thought it was pretty weird even when I was 8 yo. but it had some puzzles in it.

      Sounds more like “Lowlife” magazine.

      • OlderWoman

        I also remember it. Sorry to say it’s now a cheap propaganda rag.

        • Tim

          It was a cheap propaganda rag then, but we just didn`t know it as kids. Their whole point I imagine…

          • Joseph

            I think so too, looking back but it was still pretty innocuous by current standards of envelope-pushing egalitarians.

            Remember “Goofus and Gallant”? Wonder what that would be now.

          • Tim

            Yeah, that was my favorite bit too… Haven`t thought about THEM in a while…

    • Abe Maslow

      People can’t get off the “free cheese” public schools even though they know they are brainwashing their children. Many think they can just tell their children what they’re teaching at school is wrong and the children will be okay. They have no clue what they are up against.

  • Tacitus

    Also academia has replaced the old reliable dating system of BC/AD with this “common era” nonsense. I’m sorry but the New Testament was not written in the first century CE, nor did Alexander die in 323 BCE !!

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      “Common Era.”

      I’m glad to know that “common” was brought into the world to be executed by it to atone for my sins.

      • IstvanIN

        I despise those terms. The modern western calendar starts with the birth of Christ. It isn’t even a “common” calender, the Jews, Muslims and Japanese all have their own calenders.

    • Tacitus

      I inquired of my local taxpayer funded university as to why their textbooks read BCE/CE and was informed by the history department chair that it was to sensitize students to other cultures. sensitize ? Is that why we study history today…to be sensitive ? Silly me I thought we learned history to understand where we humans have been so as to understand where we are headed. Never mind, I think I know where we are headed !

    • upton

      Probably brought to you by the same people who removed the “plus” symbol from Israeli textbooks because is resembles the cross. We have to be sensitive to their insensitivity.

      • PesachPatriot

        I’ve never had a problem with the plus sign…I’ve also used BC/AD as for historical dates my entire life…the BCE/CE stuff only makes sense with the jewish calendar…which is basically only useful for figuring out what day certain holidays fall on.

  • Whirlwinder

    We need to learn the history of our country and how the founders planned to shore us up for the challenges to the Republic such as socialism/marxism and the infiltration of Islam into our higher government offices. Oh wait! This is happening now. Well students, go on back to your gender bending, womens studies and other ‘history’ lessons.

  • Je suis Paris

    I see this all the time in my online professional development classes. There is a class in which American art from the 17th or 18th centuries is shown to the students and if anything regarding slavery, Indians, etc. is shown, none of the students can get past it. Suddenly, there is a big bruhaha and debate about the evils of slavery or the “subjugation” of Indians and whether or not the French, English or Dutch treated their slaves or the Indians the worse. As a result, all other historical aspects about the art become irrelevant and the White people in the paintings become “haters.” Funny Americans!

  • LHathaway

    :Greeks’ concept of race is ridiculous today and that there is nothing innately different between “races.”

    Since race doesn’t exist does that mean the Greek fraternities formed along racial line (for all races but whites) shouldn’t exist either? Race doesn’t exist. I think they mean whites don’t exist.

  • StillModerated

    Apparently colleges need to emphasize RCG because students did not get enough of this bilge in their first 13 years of brainwashing and consciousness raising. Today’s colleges provide a level of “education” equal to that of a middle school during the 1920s. As a race-realist I’ll blame this one squarely on Brown v Board of Education.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      You are right, imo, about the dumbing down effect of integration in the schools, but my question is how far this trend can go. We are already graduating kids from high school that can’t read, and in some cases even the college graduates can’t read. Why not just skip all the mandatory studies and issue college degrees automatically along with birth certificates? That way everyone would have a college degree and the classrooms would be freed up to be used for students who actually want to learn. We could call their studies “post graduate.”

  • robinbishop34

    I am currently a student at a college in the Midwest and I can say that the anti-white bias is absolutely verifiable. To be honest, I’ve had some really fair instructors but the curriculum is straightforward anti-white.

    It’s funny because when you really take in what is written in the textbooks you can read between the lines and see that the author knows it’s nonsense, but I can tell you for sure that most of the students don’t realize it.

  • falsedawn

    It’s interesting that these type of commie bums have more or less taken over our educational institutions. But what I don’t understand is how they were so successful in creating so many people who’re just about brain dead. Who have no ability to look past surfaces and think things through, never ever questioning in any way what they’re told.

    • snickle

      I think most people “go along to get along”. Look at how quickly the Soviet Union imploded. And that after around 75 years of unrelenting propaganda.

      • falsedawn

        Yeah, but it seems to me people here in America are somewhat worse off than those people of he USSR days.

        • Tom_in_Miami

          No offense intended, but if you read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “The Gulag Archipelago” you will likely reconsider your statement that “people here in America are somewhat worse off than those people of he USSR days.” We are slowly coming more and more under the thumb of our masters; the Soviets had jackboots stomping on their faces all day and night.

          • falsedawn

            Yes, I did read the Gulag (great book, written by someone who actually experienced it). I meant only that our people seem to actually believe the malarkey they’re being fed.

          • Tom_in_Miami

            Well, you’re certainly right about that. At times I think I must be dreaming the things we (in general) seem to believe. Our young people are not getting much of an education in school or college, unless they are in a STEM field. It’s ironic that so many of our blacks take Arab names when Arabs were so heavily involved in the slave trade, but where would the blacks learn about that? Not in school, that’s for damned sure. It’s interesting to speculate on how our experiment in social engineering is going to turn out. I can’t believe that whites will just go quietly into oblivion.

  • Some Guy

    I usually don’t advocate book burnings, but I’m willing to make an exception in this case.

  • mobilebay

    Sorry to see that Texas A&M has decided to go the way of recasting history. A family member attended A&M and will be sad to hear the news. I’m not surprised at the Longhorns, but come on, Aggies, you can do better than that!

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Unfortunately for left-wing academia, they have not yet figured out a way to make the idolization of third world degeneracy compulsory for science majors, or to shift the focus of an engineering degree to sodomy studies.

  • shattered

    The modern liberal public indoctrination system is exactly that. Reality has little to do with it. They disseminate an ideology. If real history needs to be revised into a fantasy history to conform with the ideology, they do it.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    It seems to me that there is probably a way to get some of these degree programs de-accredited if the factual abuses in the course material are egregious enough. I imagine also that somebody with enough time to do some real digging into the worst offenders among professors would find other forms of academic misconduct – a la Ward Churchill – that would result in an end to university careers.

    I’m actually suprised that university regents are willing to tolerate this. By deliberately reducing the value of the degree programs at their universities, they are harming their ability to charge ever higher tuition rates.

    The history requirement in Texas universities is simply addressed. Undergrads should take the history classes at community colleges during their summer vacations. These will transfer, and while the material will be just as poorly taught, at least the students involved will be paying community college – instead of university – tuition rates for the dubious privilege of being made to memorize Marxist revisionist drivel.