Academic Dishonesty

Walter Williams, CNS News, September 18, 2012

Many of the nation’s colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an “enlightened” form of racism. This is a decades-old trend.

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Unfortunately, parents, taxpayers and donors have little knowledge of the extent of the dishonesty and indoctrination. There are several clues for telling whether there’s academic dishonesty and indoctrination. One is to see whether a college spends millions for diversity and multiculturalism centers and hires directors of diversity and inclusion, managers of diversity recruitment, associate deans for diversity, and vice presidents of diversity. See whether colleges spend money to indoctrinate incoming freshmen with programs such as “The Tunnel of Oppression,” in which, among other things, students call one another vile racial and sexual names in order to develop “oppression awareness.”

An American Council of Trustees and Alumni survey in 2004 of 50 selective colleges found that 49 percent of students complained of professors frequently injecting political comments into their courses even if they had nothing to do with the subject, while 46 percent reported that professors used their classrooms to promote their own political views. One English professor told his students that “conservatism champions racism, exploitation and imperialist war.” The “critical race studies” program at UCLA School of Law says that its aim is to “transform racial justice advocacy.”

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A recent National Association of Scholars report, “A Crisis of Competence,” reported that the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute found that “more faculty now believe that they should teach their students to be agents of social change than believe that it is important to teach them the classics of Western civilization.” {snip}

In today’s college climate, we shouldn’t be surprised by the outcomes.

A survey conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut gave 81 percent of the seniors a D or an F in their knowledge of American history. Many students could not identify Valley Forge, words from the Gettysburg Address or even the basic principles of the U.S. Constitution. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that only 31 percent of college graduates can read and understand a complex book.

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Our sad state of college education proves what my grandmother admonished: “If you’re doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, you can’t do what you’re supposed to do.”

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  • ncpride

    *Sigh* Articles like this make me positively dread sending my daughter off to college, which is coming up fast, as she is a Junior this year. I suppose I just have to have faith that I’ve taught her well enough to think for herself, question everything and see through the nonsense.

    • Defiant White

      Been there.  Three ideas to consider:

      1)  There are very few schools that don’t fit the mold of libral indoctrination camps but there are some.  (Though they may be out of state and not affordable.)  Still, look around.

      2)  Send her to community college the first two years.  There’s really little financial sense in sending her away to learn exactly what she could be learning while living at home.  This also gives her two more years of parenting and will protect her from older males . . . especially older negro males  . . . who prey on young girls out on her own for the first time.

      3)  A lot depends on choice of major.  If she’s going to be a Psychology major or Sociology or English . . . forget about it.  She’ll be Che Guevara when she comes home.  But if she chooses Accounting, Engineering , Nutrition, Kinesiology and any of the sciences . . . 
        you have a good chance of avoiding the nonsense.

      Articles like this miss the point.  Most of the brain washing really comes in the first two years and it’s not the professors so much as the OTHER STUDENTS who are most responsible. 

      In case you haven’t noticed, our society is a sewer and what’s coming out of other homes is shocking.

      Her fellow female students will include a wide mix of atheists, drunks, drug users, lesbians,  bi-sexuals,  feminists, whores, socialists, negroes, mexicans, race-mixers, multiculturalists, progressives, etc.  Boys will be running amok trying to score on the freshmeat (slang for “freshman.”) 

      She’ll be living with people who you’d probably run off with a shotgun if they tried to enter your home. 

      You can avoid a lot of that if she stays home until she’s ready to be a junior in college.  BTW, she can still get her four years on daddy’s dime:  Two as an undergrad and then two as a grad student.  A grad degree is almost mandatory nowadays.

      • ncpride

        Thanks for the advice. We have already discussed her attending community college the first 2 years, then transferring to a 4 year school to finish up. I’ve had more than one person tell me that’s the best way to go. She has decided on a Computer Science degree…specialty, she is still considering. There are other advantanges to her staying at home those first 2 years as well. She can get A LOT of help and instruction from her father who also works in the field. Yes, I think we’ll hold on to her as long as we can to avoid as much nonsense as possible.

        • dukem1

           I was in your shoes with our youngest, our baby, about 7 years ago…
          The advice I was given, and boy was it hard to heed, was…Trust yourself.
          Trust that you have raised your daughter in the best way you could, and that your nurturing worked…
          Our daughter went to a large school in a large city…she had had enough of the small town life for her 1st 18 yrs, and wanted to see a bit more..and she did, and then some…but I remember her first Christmas back home she was showing us pix of her friends in the dorm (coed, different floors – as if that’s alright!…but whattyya gonna do?)  I asked what the girls in the pix were like and she said “Conservative Catholics, like me….I knew then she’d be OK.
          So trust yourself, and remember what my mother told me, repeatedly:  “If you go to college and never open a bottle of beer, you’ve missed half your education.”
          So let her go…good luck and have fun!  She’ll pick up a few wacky ideas along the way, – that’s life, isn’t it – but you’ll have the fun of arguing those ideas with her.
          I predict she’ll be just fine, and never forget where she came from.

          (As an aside, for your personal amusement, look at the covers of the hundreds of brochures you’ll be getting in the mail over the next few months.  Every one of them has a picture of some black guy wearing an argyle sweater-vest, and maybe glasses…pay no attention…he’s just been photo-shopped in.)

          • Defiant White

            QUOTE:  “So trust yourself, and remember what my mother told me, repeatedly: “If you go to college and never open a bottle of beer, you’ve missed half your education.” So let her go…good luck and have fun!”

            This is excellent advice . . . for 1954.

            I don’t think that you have any idea of how college campuses have changed just since Obongo took office.

  • whiteyyyyy

    Great article, a tragedy it was written by a black. It shows the lack of honesty and guts in whites who have witnessed this for years, seen the effects and still  ASK for more AA, diversity etc. 

  • Back in my naive days as a freshman, I had a black U.S. History teacher; and I was dumb enough to take him again for part 2. I ended up with D’s both semesters. I learned next to nothing about history for that whole year.

    I retook those two classes over the summer with a conservative white woman professor, and missed getting an A by a couple of points on part 1, then an A for part 2.

    I had learned my lesson, and applied it to an English Literature class. I had a femnazi teacher for that class. I wrote a paper called, “Will We Ever Change Our Racist Ways?” and got an A+. When all of my friends and relatives read that paper, they all laughed so hard, their faces turned red. It was kind of like Jared Taylor or Michael Savage writing an article stating how we need more illegal immigrants in this country.

    • The__Bobster

      Back in my naive days as a freshman, I had a black U.S. History teacher; and I was dumb enough to take him again for part 2. I ended up with D’s both semesters.
      ___________

      You must be a glutton for punishment.

    • dukem1

       Reminds me of a poli-sci class I took in college – modern political systems or something like that – and I wrote a paper on the USSR…got a C…some guy next to me in class said, : “You gotta understand, all these poli-sci guys hate Russia and love China.”…Next paper I wrote was wonderful China…got an A…Live and learn.

  • JohnEngelman

    Academic honesty would include a course on The Bell Curve. 

    • The__Bobster

      If academics were honest, people on the left side of the curve wouldn’t be in college.

  • Diamond_Lil

    The anti-white indoctrination starts in upper-elementary.  According to a brief summary by her teacher, my daughter will be starting the unit on Native Americans who were highly civilized, enlightened beings and rode unicorns surrounded by butterflies and glitter sparkles until the evil whites arrived.  A kind of “My Little Native Pony.”  There will be a project-based culmination to this unit.  In addition to the tribe represented, I am considering including a small, discreet memorial to Anne Hutchinson and all but one of her young children that where massacred – or other unfortunate family depending on the tribe assigned.  Will be age-appropriate.  Have to keep it real.

    As far as California universities, there is a requirement that incoming freshmen must take a “diversity class” costing around to 500 dollars,  in order to graduate.   Not my teen.    Having had to take one of these diversity wastes of time about a decade ago, I know she’ll be bored out of her mind.  Most of the reading and lecture power point involves cartoon-like material and I not talking Marvel.   

  • jedsrael

    Walter Williams is an obious Uncle Tom Oreo, because fails to remind Whitey to “do more” to UnDo Our UnFair White Privilege.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      WW is an smart fellow, except that he is all for globalisation and “free” trade,and other country destroying practices.  Still, he genuinely belongs in the top 5% of non-Democrat-voting Negros. Such people, who are often courageously following their own convictions, are likely to be good neighbors and citizens.  Their kids, however . . . 

      • jedsrael

        Yes, their kids will revert to type, just like all black privileged Diversity eventually does, no matter how many things their parents say that Whites like.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Liberals don’t want their students to truly learn American history or the history of Western civilization because much of demonstrates the determination and success of Whites. Too much of it champions the Christian cause, and they can’t allow that to influence the minds of their students. Moreover, when students know little about history, they have no historical reference point in order to judge new movements or its idealogy. Their ignorance of history, in effect, dooms them to repeat the mistakes of the past.

    It’s important to understand that liberalism is successful only in the face of limited knowledge, skewed facts as well as symbolism over substance. In spite of their claim of being open-minded, liberals are in fact quite close-minded.     

  • Puggg

     As in Liberty University?  It is even worse than a typical state school when it comes to prohibiting white students from debating race.  Bob Jones University is hardly anything special anymore since Bob Jones III lifted the interracial relationship prohibition after the Bush and McCain controversy in 2000.

  • Ed_NY

    My daughter is enrolled in a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at a major university.  The student body for this program is dominated by Asians with other minorities being statistically non-existent.  She told me when she started last year, there were a large number of blacks in her class, all but one of these blacks  washed out of pharmacy school in the first month and changed their majors.  She complains about the Asians but like I told her, they are much better then the alternative. 

    I wonder how many qualified whites were denied entry to this program to make room for these unqualified blacks. 

  • Old Right

     You might consider Hillsdale College in Michigan. Also, a number of schools are offering nontraditional bachelor’s curricula – Thomas Edison University in New Jersey comes to mind. Finally, check out Verity Institute in Indianapolis as a nontraditional option.

  • jedsrael

    Obama’s law school course description cited ‘institutional racism in American society’
     

      http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/19/obamas-law-school-course-description-cited-institutional-racism-in-american-society/#ixzz271zZhdYX

  • Neanderthaldna

    Look, we know the deal.  The anti-white racism is abominable, but the abomination is so much more.  The rot runs so deep. 

    First of all just about every discipline beyond the hard sciences, which are currently under assault as well, has been dummied down to accomodated human ideological affirmations.

    Honestly the main purpose of higher education seems to have morphed from an attempt to educate, explore, and produce people who educate themselves to a sweet smelling honeytrap designed to create a nation of mewling educational dependents and, of course, brainwashed liblefty totalitarian democracy sheep.

    Education is as sickening a parasite as is the almighty military.  Both are needed, both SHOULD perform useful roles in society but BOTH serve as the pet abomination money pits of the two headed monster known as the republicrats.