Madness in Madison

W. Lee Hansen, Pope Center, July 16, 2014

Many American colleges and universities are in the thrall of “diversity,” but none more so than my institution, the University of Wisconsin. This spring, the university adopted a new plan that, according to Board of Regents policy, “[p]laces the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.”

That is, promoting diversity appears to be more important than teaching students.

This Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence sailed through our Faculty Senate without the least bit of attention, much less the “sifting and winnowing” on which it prides itself.

Although much of the language is a thicket of clichés, no one dared challenge it. Moreover, there was no probing of the ramifications of the plan. Apparently, “diversity” has become such a sacred cow that even tenured professors are afraid to question it in any way.

To begin, the university’s justification for the new policy is difficult to understand: “Our commitment is to create an environment that engages the whole person in the service of learning, recognizing that individual differences should be considered foundational to our strength as a community.”

That language is mere education babble, but the Faculty Senate swallowed it whole. So did the academic staff and the students.

The plan’s definition of diversity focuses on a wide array of differences that can be found in every enrolled student. Here’s what it includes:

Individual differences in personality, learning styles, and life experiences, and group or social differences that may manifest through personality, learning styles, life experiences, and group or social differences. Our definition of diversity also incorporates differences of race and ethnicity; sex; gender; and gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; age; country of origin; language; physical and intellectual ability; emotional health; socio-economic status; and affiliations that are based on cultural, political, religious, or other identities.

The list is so expansive that it leads one to conclude that every student is “diverse.” And I believe that is correct. Every student is different in so many ways that it makes no sense to say that some students “increase diversity” while others don’t.

The new plan provides no information on how the addition of these “individual and group/social differences” can create an environment that “engages the whole person,” whatever that means. Based on my experience, I would have no idea how to incorporate these “differences” into my economics teaching.

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To achieve the plan’s vague aims, the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee formulated five goals and thirty detailed recommendations. Unbeknownst to faculty senators, these goals and recommendations are based on the “Inclusive Excellence” framework adopted earlier by the Board of Regents. (See Agenda Item II.6 for the March 5, 2009, meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents; in a PDF linked at the bottom of this page.)

That framework includes eight essential “working definitions,” among them the already-discussed diversity, as well as others: “compositional diversity,” “critical mass,” “inclusion,” “equity mindedness,” “deficit-mindedness,” “representational equity,” and “excellence.”

Let us take a closer look at one of these working definitions included, namely “representational equity.”

It calls for “proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.”

We are not told exactly what adherence to this will entail. It appears to mean that directors of programs and departmental chairs will have to somehow ensure that they have a mix of students with just the right percentages of individuals who embody the various “differences” included in the definition of diversity. I cannot see how that is possible and even if it were, how it improves any student’s education.

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Especially shocking is the language about “equity” in the distribution of grades. Professors, instead of just awarding the grade that each student earns, would apparently have to adjust them so that academically weaker, “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students perform at the same level and receive the same grades as academically stronger students.

At the very least, this means even greater expenditures on special tutoring for weaker targeted minority students. It is also likely to trigger a new outbreak of grade inflation, as professors find out that they can avoid trouble over “inequitable” grade distributions by giving every student a high grade.

Is there any reason to believe that the UW system’s Inclusive Excellence plan implemented at UW-Madison is going to improve the education of its students? I can see no reason to think so. Actually, the contrary seems more likely.

One problem is that the obsession with all those non-academic details about students comes with a cost—the cost of good students who are not admitted because they don’t seem “diverse” enough. Also, some of the preferred, “diverse” students will be admitted with significantly weaker academic capabilities than their classmates.

Although campus officials regularly fail to publicize detailed results of their diversity programs, my investigations show that roughly a quarter of its “diverse” targeted minority students do not meet the competitive admission standard applied to other applicants. This means that the students UW-Madison is trying to help instead find themselves at an immediate academic disadvantage.

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The campus climate has worsened by constantly referring to minority students as “targeted” minority students, and in the process stigmatizing them. It has also led to an unseemly “us versus them” mindset among many of those students.

That manifested itself several years ago when Roger Clegg, general counsel of the Washington-based Center for Equal Opportunity came to Madison to report on his research showing that the university’s racial preference policy meant severe discrimination against white and Asian applicants. Two senior UW officials orchestrated a disgraceful pro-diversity mob-like student demonstration at the hotel near campus where Clegg was making his presentation.

The demonstrators burst in and shouted Clegg down until he left the building. (Peter Wood has a good account of the entire matter in this Chronicle piece.)

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I predict this new Inclusive Excellence plan will fail to produce its hoped-for utopian outcomes. In a few years, the university will hear demands for yet another diversity plan.

Achieving “diversity” is like sailing toward the horizon.

You never get there.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Look for this Prof. to be demoted to janitor very soon…

    • Oil Can Harry

      True story: a black female janitor was cleaning a posh white male CEO’s office after work hours and said to her co-worker “Da only reason this aint mah office and I don’t run da company is cuzza RACISM.”

      • Melvin Bonzarelli

        And the fact that raising seventeen children alone, no help from any of their daddies cuz she didn’t know who they daddies wuz took up a lot of her time. What with having to stand in line all the time to sign up for extra food stamps and welfare and bigger public housing apartment each time she popped out a fresh one and all, she had no time to go to college and get that PhD and become a college professor. Plus she never learned to read and write during the three years she spent in public school before becoming pregnant with her first baby at the age of eleven,
        Pure racism, that explains it.

      • hyper Warp

        truer wOrdz neber spokin’ !!! Raycissium ‘splainz everthang

    • mobilebay

      Mekong, I can’t believe there is someone on here that just might be as old as I am!

      • Katherine McChesney

        I just had my 69th birthday and I remember the same world Mekong described. That was before the civil rights era and my town was more than 90% White. It was safe to walk to town after dark. Now that town is over 80% black and has been destroyed because Whites moved on to greener pastures.

    • 1G25

      Young ones really will never have a clue about the cleaner, better, safer America you and I grew up in.

      Then, enter hippies and integration, and the wheels came off.

      Best regards,

      I Corps, 68

    • Three dollars? I get used books from Amazon cheaper than that. I think I paid three each for “Essential Trout Flies” by Hughes and “How To Make Your Own Fishing Lures” by Evanoff.

  • dd121

    I bet he can name that tune in just another 58 more notes.

  • Luca

    So, a black, Muslim, gay, ebonic-speaking, disabled student from the south pacific will bring so much diversity to this college that his mere appearance in the classroom will be enough to have him graduate Summa Cum laude. He should then be able to get into medical school and likewise gain his MD based on those same diversity merits.

    Isn’t this Utopian liberal scheme of equality a marvelous thing?

    • Peter Connor

      He can be a doctor for diverse people–not me.

    • WR_the_realist

      He at least will have an excellent chance of being the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

  • For one, if you don’t think schools have been giving certain minorities higher grades than they otherwise deserve for a long time, then you’re naive.

    For another, how else is all this psychobabble going to be accomplished other than mandated affirmative action in grading? That’s the only way the egalitarian racket can be satisfied, by lowering the bar for minorities.

    • Oil Can Harry

      It’s been said before but bears repeating “You can have high standards or diversity but you can’t have both”.

    • dukem1

      Are you saying the bar can get lower?
      Yikes!

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    College is a complete joke now. I saw some ad earlier for a for-profit college targeted at blacks (probably has Cadillac dealership on campus that accepts student aid). The ad featured some black guy dancing along to rap music. I felt a sense a sense of impending doom as I glanced at this ad.

    • I agree! The modern college system is a racket bent on destroying western civilization and demoralizing whites. Don’t feed the college beast!

    • IstvanIN

      Blacks haven’t driven Cadillacs in significant numbers in ages. They prefer BMWs, Mercedes and Lexis, especially Lexis.

      • MekongDelta69

        Q. If a bunch of black guys driving their Lexis all met in one place, would that be called a “Lexis-Nexis”?!

        [I don’t mean to bust your chops, but the car is spelled, Lexus.]

        • IstvanIN

          Fixed. I am an old fart who would never drive a foreign car anyway, and certainly not one favored by the elite or the black undertow.

      • Kenner

        I think the Escalade is a black favorite.

        • IstvanIN

          Probably the only new Cadillac they really like. And now that the others sell “luxury SUVs” I actually saw one a number of years ago completely covered in vinyl Gucci “G”s. Top, sides, hood, tailgate, the whole thing. Was done quite well done if you like that sort of thing.

          • Kenner

            Sounds like a handbag on wheels.

          • IstvanIN

            Exactly. And quite odd.

          • model1911

            The “G” stands for groi#.

      • connorhus

        They still seem to love em some Escalades though.

      • antiquesunlight

        You forgot the “old and beat up” part.

      • Katherine McChesney

        I have seen them diving Cadillac Escalades in my area. One had a customized name plate on the front that read “Shorty’s Caddy”.

    • Probably a true story:

      There was a job fair in Philadelphia within the last few weeks, and a black woman with a Master’s degree in something showed up to it, and the employer representatives discovered she is functionally illiterate.

      It’s like I said above: Affirmative action grading has been going on for a long time. How does one get anything higher than a kindergarten diploma while being functionally illiterate?

      • IstvanIN

        I have always felt that graduating with a bachelor’s degree, at a minimum, should require the ability to put together a simple, declarative sentence.

        • CallahanAuto

          As they say on the Internets, “LOL.”

      • dukem1

        The scarecrow in “The Wizard of OZ” is the perfect analogy for all of this stuff.

      • ncpride

        Saw something similar a few days ago. A Mexican woman who was shouting on TV for illegals ‘rights’ came here herself illegally, and we were told she has earned two Master’s degrees, however, her English and sentence structure were so broken, it was nearly incomprehensible. Would love to know where she got her supposed ‘degrees’….

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          Yale …
          Harvard …
          Princeton …

        • Dale McNamee

          She sent in enough cereal boxtops to a diploma mill…

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        Always be wary of black women who have Master’s degrees, especially if the degree is in Education. A lot of them work in our K-12 public schools, despite being illiterate and innumerate.

        These ones are more of a problem for society than the ones with degrees in Afro Studies or Critical Theory, because everyone knows those people are idiots, but some are fooled by a degree in something as non-racial sounding as “Education” into believing the holder is intelligent.

    • shmo123

      There are lots of two-year “colleges” like Everest, Devry, etc. that draw in kids using federal aid which is handed out like candy at Halloween. These schools depend on this money, and if the kid drops out within a year, like many do, well, there’s more where that came from. They also give out “Ph.d’s” in Education and Sociology (no dissertation required!!), which allow academic hacks to put another letter behind their names and press for higher salaries as administrators. Then they get hired at another Everest, Devry, Ivy Tech, etc. at 100k a year for doing nothing. Affirmative action at its finest.

    • The Final Solution

      College is now for everyone just like Europe is for everyone. Benefits, domestic flights, housing, voting, driver’s licenses, American citizenship – it’s all for everyone. Anything else is just plain racist.

      • connorhus

        The White Males don’t seem to get quite as creative a grade curve. If they try and skate they get used as the example.

      • bilderbuster

        Obama said he wanted everyone to go to college.

        • IstvanIN

          Going to college and learning something, two different things.

  • Publius Pompilius Quitus

    Good fences make good neighbors. It is just common sense and good judgment to see that tranquility is a product homogeneous society, whereas diversity is ideology pure and simple. The diversity cult lives in a world that they imagine rather than reality, not unlike religious folks.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    We sit around and read what we already know about the inequities on campus, and we complain. When are we going to stand up and demand to be treated equally? By “equally” I mean the real “equally” when it didn’t count against you to be a white male trying to get an education. I’m tired of the talk. It’s time for action and I don’t mean to write your congressman. He’s the reason we are discriminated against in the first place.

  • I generally discourage whites from going to college, unless they are learning a specific trade or skill or are pursuing a degree in one of the hard sciences (engineer, physician, etc.). Trade schools are better in my view. I refuse to feed the college beast and I encourage others to do the same.

    If whites better understood the anti-white racial agenda that virtually every college and university has, they might think differently when it comes to giving them their hard-earned money. The modern college exists to destroy western civilization and to demoralize whites.

    Also, if one’s parents don’t pay the exorbitant costs, they’ll likely be in debt for many decades.

    Our young people are always told about the benefits of attending college and getting a college degree – one that’s often worthless. But how many of these same young people are presented with the case for NOT going to college? Most of us have only heard one side of the story.

    The modern college system is a racket! Don’t waste your time!

    • The Final Solution

      That’s why I’m going back to school only in Europe – because it’s free.

    • connorhus

      I got my Bachelor’s Degree from an HBCU. About a decade ago I kept striking out in the employment search so I made two identical resumes but changed my name to a very Black sounding name on one. Guess which resume got a call for an interview and guess what sort of reception I got at that interview when they discovered I was White?

      • LACountyRedneck

        Yes. Under no circumstance do you ever list your race on an app if you’re White, for any diverse university or place of business.

        What happened at the reception?

        • connorhus

          Well my name pretty much lists my race without a doubt. As soon as you see it written you begin thinking of shamrocks, rainbows and little men in green hats. However that HBCU name after my degree and the phonetic way I spelled my name really did make the HR girls (they are always Women I noticed in HR) salivate. It didn’t take long before they accused me of outright fraud and trying to trick em into a law suit. I actually didn’t get past the entrance reception area because they had no interest in interviewing me once they saw I was White even when I told them my qualifications were still the same. I believe their final answer was if I had lied about my name they were sure the entire resume was made up.

  • LACountyRedneck

    Please also go to the “Original Article” and post comments.

    • MekongDelta69

      Can’t. They won’t let you. I tried twice. They’re being ‘moderated’ (aka “You will be Deleted.”)

      • LACountyRedneck

        Yup. I just went back and my comment is gone. What an a-hole site.

        • TruthBeTold

          These are the people to claim we need to talk about race.

        • TruthBeTold

          I just looked. There are Zero comments.

  • JDInSanD

    “deficit-mindedness” actually sounds like a real description of the intended outcome of this nonsense.

  • Conrad

    “That is, promoting diversity appears to be more important than teaching students.”
    Appears? Where has this guy been for the last couple of decades?

  • Simonetta

    Wow. Looked at the Madness in Madison PDF download. At some glances at this exotic verbiage, it occurred to me that there could be a computer program to generate text like this.

    Schoolchildren used to do an exercise called diagramming sentences. The computer program could use those techniques to examine thousands of pages of this gobbledygook (an Asian turkey?), form a data base, re-arrange it in semi-grammatical format, and then scoop it out at pennies a page. Thus creating a resource that could be sold as raw bulk material to educational consultancy firms and government think tanks. A few quick wring cycles through Google translate and you can market the same motley mess to any one of the fifty or so Euro members, not to mention the bozos in Brussels themselves.

    We waste trillions of computer cycles playing shoot’em’up video games, when the same cloud of networked PCs could be generating millions of tons of this educational diversity verbiage.

    Any diversity extortionist -er, uhm, diversity trainer and consultant, could be bombed with 10,000 pages of this nonsense for a low retainer fee should any one of them ever set individual sights on your seemingly contradictory ability to function productively , despite the disadvantage of your obvious whiteness.

    • Spikeygrrl

      LOL @ “Asian turkey.”

    • Look up “Postmodern Essay Generator” — Just hit reload for a new essay.

      • Kenner

        You have to check out SJW Blog….after perusing the page, go to the top right and hit ‘rant’. Hilarious!

  • Dale Warner

    When the ultra left succeeds, it sows the seeds for the destruction of the institutions of the agency it has managed to strangle. At least, this allows the citizenry to organize to pull tax dollars out, and to focus on new institutions that won’t be about bricks, high salaries, and beard-pulling pundits. The crash of American higher education is starting, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to think about and to establish new and much better educational programs than those that evolved out of left wing hatreds for America. Every crisis is an opportunity, let’s not throw this one away.

  • TruthBeTold

    That is, promoting diversity appears to be more important than teaching students.

    This is a true belief. I have heard teachers and teacher union leaders say this.

    Critical Mass: The point at which minorities out number whites and whites are forced to flee for their lives.

    This guy should be the headliner at the next AR conference.

  • TruthBeTold

    Have you ever seen a gaggle of girls walking down the street all of them texting and talking on their phones?

    Even when people are with someone else or even in a group, they seem compelled to be in contact with someone else.

    How did people function before smartphones?

    • Alexandra1973

      Back in my day we had pay phones.

      • Kenner

        And we had to walk 10 miles in 3 foot snow drifts just to reach them!!

        • Who Me?

          Uphill–both ways!

        • Spikeygrrl

          Barefoot! And uphill both ways! 😉

          • Tom_in_Miami

            It was like that here in Miami too.

        • TruthBeTold

          ‘You tell that to kids today and they won’t believe you.’

          (Monty Python reference)

    • Spikeygrrl

      According to my usage tracker, 94% of my smartphone usage is on my Kindle Reader app. Not really different than the perpetual dictum of my family of origin: “Always bring a book along!” Downtime happens in even the most meticulously planned lives; might as well spend it doing something one genuinely enjoys, neh?

      • JustAnotherWhiteGuy

        Exactly! I use my cell phone to read Amren, watvh Ramzpaul, listen to the political cesspool, debate with anti Whites and Zionists, & converse with like minded people.

        Just because someone spend all their time playing candy crush, and garbage like that does NOT make the technology obnoxious.

        The amount of ‘these kids these days’ type comments here is why conservatives are loosing. Upholding that ‘grumpy old fuddy duddy’ image.

        • Spikeygrrl

          I cheerfully admit to being an old fuddy-duddy (mid-50s) and to posting my fair share — OK, more than my fair share — of “back in my day” comments. But I don’t see how that applies to technology. I’ve always been an “early adopter.” Don’t we all, at any age, want tools that make our To Do Lists less labor-intensive and our downtime more interesting and educational?

          That being said, however, I categorically refuse to use “social media.” While I don’t doubt that a few individuals and organizations (a very few) use it for nontrivial purposes, I have no desire to wade through the 98% that’s lousy in search of the 2% that’s lovely. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn…about what you had for lunch.” 😉

    • “How did people function before smartphones?”

      Better than they do today.

      • Dale McNamee

        Very true !

    • davejon

      Before the cell phone why did we not see very long queues outside telephone kiosks? So, what’s so different now everyone has a cell phone and is chatting incessantly, 24/7? Is society better, are great philosophical matters being debated more and ultimately solved by this chatter? Has it improved the general economy, are folk becoming more intelligent and better informed, has the level of debate and conversation improved? Is this amazing western technology just too good to be wasted on aimless chatter – that said, were it not for the moronic masses using them, I guess the cell phone bills would be much higher!

  • RHG

    Sounds like UW will just be a diploma mill for blacks and hispanics who won’t be expected to study at all, but won’t be allowed to fail. In turn these “students” will be used as a goon squad against anyone that speaks out about this academic charade and fraud.

    • TruthBeTold

      But they’ll all graduate feeling good about themselves and isn’t that what’s important?

  • Giovanni704

    “Individual differences in personality, learning styles, and life experiences, and group or social differences that may manifest through personality, learning styles, life experiences, and group or social differences.”
    What idiot wrote this? In other words, racial minorities with lower IQs who fail to perform on college campuses. The reason they aren’t learning is that they have a different learning style.

  • indoctrination_FAIL

    Well said. Please add to the things not to recognize or acknowlege: “racism”.

    Let us take back our own language. It’s crucial.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Well written essay by the professor. I commend him. We’re seeing more and more white people willing to jeopardize their career to speak racial truths. The reporter who was recently suspended for speaking the truth about black absentee fathers said that he knew he would be suspended, but did so anyway because somebody had to tell the truth. This professor seems like he’s reached a similar boiling point. Good for both of them. Hopefully, they are a harbinger of things to come.

  • Brian

    If I had to do it over again, I’d get a trade where I could work for myself and not be shackled by the diversity police, and not get outsourced. Then satisfy my intellectual curiosity at the library.

    • meanqueen

      I agree completely.

  • HE2

    Good on ya, Robert B. Solitude is essential for any measure of sanity in this world gone mad.
    I, too, do not Twitter, Facebook, video game, read comic books, shop for new toys to fill the empty hole that is false self, heck, I even disabled my cell phone.
    I am addicted to old movies, but only the ones with no brilliant black scientist tech expert planet saving heroes, soldiers, detectives, teachers, etc. in the cast.
    I gave up mainstream TV, leftist PBS, now am into Andy G. and Barney Fife, other vintage MeTV shows. Mayberry reminds me of what my home town was before the brown invasion.

    • exlib93

      Even The Bronx, where I grew up, was beautiful before the libs took over. My neighborhood was mostly Italian, Jews, and Irish. The few black friends I had came from two parent homes, and their parents were stricter than mine. I hope the social engineers who unleashed this madness rot in hell.

  • LHathaway

    According to them there is a dire need to embrace, celebrate and include everything; except for white racial politics, white uplift, white consciousness raising, white racial clubs, alumni and student organizations and ultimately, white skin itself. There are no calls for more whites, let alone for white writing or activism where there are hardly any more whites left as is the case at some urban colleges. It’s the same at HBC’s and in most urban areas K-12. In black HS’s they begin the day with the black national anthem, lift every voice and sing, broadcast over the loudspeaker. They have for 50 years now. Mostly white schools are all about uplift too, uplifting blacks also. Clearly only sometimes is it necessary to cater to minorities.

    It’s not just Ideological diversity that is afraid to rear it’s head at these U’s.

    • HE2

      What is the black national anthem?
      I jes gots ta know.

      • LHathaway

        It’s titled lift every voice and sing. . sorry I can’t spell it correctly.

        • HE2

          Ah, thanks, LHathaway. I would have guessed, “We Shall Overcome.” Blecch.

          • 1G25

            Taken from Martin Luther King Jr.’s exclamation when he was told Coretta had had triplets –

            “I have overcome !”
            .

          • HE2

            1G25, submit that one to AmRen’s thread soliciting cartoon suggestions.
            It is a bit “edgy” for this genteel forum, though.

  • journey

    Sounds like what happened to South Africa is now being implemented here. South Africa was a small scale experiment in keeping some whites around but not too much to prevent complete collapse.

  • propagandaoftruth

    True freedom…

    Wonder if he’s an Amrenner?

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  • WR_the_realist

    Achieving “diversity” is like sailing toward the horizon.

    You never get there.

    Oh, they’ll get there eventually — when there are no more white students.

  • WR_the_realist

    Actually promoting diversity would mean giving preference to white Christian southerners who like to hunt. I’ll bet they’re the most underrepresented group at the university.

    • Pro_Whitey

      So true. Once we get to the “residual” white category, there is no attempt to ensure that there be representation of Christians, and ideological diversity is forbidden. I figure that is why Jews can go along with “affirmative action.” They figure that as long as they can hollow out a place for themselves within the white category, they’ll do well enough for themselves. Thanks for nothing!

  • NotTooSwift

    Does this mean that ANYONE can hang out in the Faculty Lounge?

  • Yancy Derringer

    Just a thoroughly ridiculous post.

  • JohnEngelman

    To begin, the university’s justification for the new policy is difficult to understand: “Our commitment is to create an environment that engages the whole person in the service of learning, recognizing that individual differences should be considered foundational to our strength as a community.”

    – W. Lee Hansen, Pope Center, July 16, 2014

    There are plenty of “individual differences” between white Gentiles, Jews, Orientals, and East Indians. Nevertheless, large numbers of these people still manage to get into the best universities, and the best corporations.

    On one characteristic there must not be diversity. That is on the characteristic of personal excellence, objectively measured.

  • Nancy

    Absolutely! Just a month ago, two different females at two local grocery stores less than a mile from my house both got their purses snatched when a black thug DROVE right up to them in the parking lot when they weren’t paying attention, grabbed their purses off their shoulder, and sped off. Broad daylight. This is why my head is on a swivel, looking everywhere around me, when I’m in public.

    My teenagers get sick of me harping on it, but it can’t be said enough. Get your heads out of your devices and pay attention!

    I have my purse crossed over to the opposite shoulder, my phone put away, AND my hand close to my Glock whenever I’m out. And i make eye contact with people, too. In Atlanta, there’s really no other choice.

  • adplatt126

    It certainly does resemble the USSR. Most of the social and racial policies emanating from the power structure, the state-down centrally planned pay-to-play, completely corrupt, essentially feudalist economic system, the coming classless, raceless, utopia, it’s all virtually indistinguishable from most Marxist totalitarian ideologies and systems.

    • alex

      “It certainly does resemble the USSR. Most of the social and racial policies emanating from the power structure, the state-down centrally planned pay-to-play, completely corrupt, essentially feudalist economic system, the coming classless, raceless, utopia, it’s all virtually indistinguishable from most Marxist totalitarian ideologies and systems.”

      You are wrong about the racial aspect. Neither the Soviet Union nor Eastern-European countries under communism rules imported millions of non-Whites. They were paying lip service to raceless, classles society

      • adplatt126

        Hmm…
        Well, there’s no denying that the origins of the ideology of the PC regime rests in early 20th century Eastern European Marxist circles. It’s impossible to ignore the connection between Soviet Lysenkoism and cultural determinism or the parallels between the classless utopia envisaged in Marxist literature and the raceless utopia perpetually discussed in American political circles today.
        It’s clear that racism was far more prevalent in leftist circles in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but it was also more prevalent everywhere. It’s hard to know what Soviet-style regimes would do under a mass-migration situation. Eastern-European regimes never faced such an event, because Eastern Europe was never a desirable/wealthy place to immigrate to, particularly in the Cold War era. My guess is they’d do something similar to our dear leaders, namely downplay ethnic and cultural differences between groups and focus on maintaining their own total and illegitimate hegemony over the populace. The fact that the Castro regime is racist is both not surprising, but also not particularly revelatory with regard to official Cuban Government policy. Every Marxist regime is almost by definition a type of oligarchy or feudal overlordship (implying a near monopoly on resources) where ethnic nepotism and all forms of nepotism naturally find plenty of space to run-free (as they do here with our blatantly Judeo-Supremacistic oligarchy). It’s only half-true to say that the ruling caste is importing immigrants. It’s true that they are, but it’s also true that most of them are compelled to come here by their own accord. What the overclass is most concerned about however is ensuring the populace is docile and doesn’t interfere with economic growth (even with a concomitant growth in poverty or underclass unemployment) by democracy, revolt, or just general unrest. Still, my position on Marxist policy with regard to race is basically that it was amenable entirely to mass-scale third-world immigration, but that mass-scale immigration wasn’t a factor in the early 20th century, particularly in the regions mentioned. I’m not particularly convinced that their lip-service wouldn’t have become official policy in the event of transformations such as we witness today. What is clear is that Soviet and Marxist policy broadly speaking, was a lot less racist than was American and Western European social and foreign policy for the better part of the 20th century. Of course, as state power centralized this gradually became less true in the West. As far as Russia say is concerned, the assault on the lily-white moneyed bourgeois and propertied class in Russia was not entirely incidental, as the agitators in Russia were as anti-gentile as our Western banking overlords. They were also pretty sympathetic from my understanding to immigration from Soviet satellite states into Russia itself, irrespective of popular opinion. They were very racist, but they were racist for the right races, much as the supposed anti-racists are today. In this sense, it’s never right to understand Marxism or American liberalism as anti-racist because they’re always and everywhere more accurately understood as anti-gentile.

        • alex

          It’s a very convincing theoretical speculation, but it doesn’t reflect reality.
          I was born in the Soviet Union, I lived in different areas of the Soviet Union, I heard stories from my parents, grandparents, older relatives, parents of my friends, etc. I interacted with immigrants from Eastern Europe in the U.S.
          Should I believe you or my own lying eyes?

          • adplatt126

            What doesn’t reflect reality? Which points do you disagree with any why?

          • alex

            I don’t want to start another long and protracted debate. I only say that the Soviet Union between 1950 and 1991 had very little in common with the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1937.

            In any case, welcome to Amren.

        • LHathaway

          “American liberalism as anti-racist because they’re always and everywhere more accurately understood as anti-gentile or if you will, anti-white”.

          We generally understand that on this site already. When whites are poor and where whites are a minority (sometimes the same place) they are still considered ‘privileged’, violence against them is barely taken seriously (and it is certainly not considered racial or racism – unless the Victims morality is called into play). Even if anti-racism were neutral or truly race neutral, whites might still end up the losers. But it’s not and it’s unlikely if we’ll never know if this is true.

          On a global scale, I remember a writer saying that, to see if open borders and anti-racism are mutually accepted and universal, we’d have to see non-white nations welcoming significant populations of out-groups, over a long period of time. The writer suggested that this was a theory that would never be tested, for other nations are unlikely to do this.

  • bilderbuster

    Cadillac’s are a fine automobile and just because a few Blacks drive them doesn’t take anything away from that.
    During the 70’s some Blacks put pipes and junk on their El Dorados and turned them into pimpmobiles and lately some rappers trick out the Escalades and have dice on the mirrors but Cadillac’s are great cars and named after a great White man.
    I drove a sharp Caddy a few years back in FL and no one ever mistook my Cadillac for a Black man’s pimped out ride!

    • Dale McNamee

      MTV had a show called “Pimp My Ride” a few years back… LOL !

      • bilderbuster

        I’ve heard of it but I think Cadillacs are great cars and don’t want them to become synonymous with Blacks the way Chuck E. Cheese is.

  • LACountyRedneck

    Thanks.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Roger Clegg does a good job. Andrew Breitbart was there alongside Roger during those Wisconsin days–fighting the Cultural Marxists.

  • LHathaway

    “pay to clap on their own chains”

    Certainly describes television. People pay to be lied to. It might likely describe your newspaper. I believe if you have cable, a certain amount of the bill goes towards those small, harder-to-access, TV stations. Cable TV may be old news at this point. Perhaps I’m showing my age.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      You’re showing your experience!

  • Melvin Bonzarelli

    I remember when comics were ten cents, told an entertaining story or made you laugh, and that was it. I also remember when the black kids in school had two parents, married to each other. Their fathers worked in the factories, just like our fathers. And the only black guy in the neighborhood who carried a gun was one of the local cops. And the only family in our entire school that was on welfare was a white family, two mildly retarded people, husband and wife, who had married, had six children, all of whom had behavioral problems in school. Everyone stayed away from these kids. They smelled funny, had rotting teeth. The oldest girl left school in the seventh grade; rumor was that she had gotten pregnant by one of her brothers and had been shipped off to some school in Pennsylvania run by nuns.
    I don’t feel old, but it was definitely a different country back then.

  • If I am not much mistaken, Madison appears to be substituting political brainwashing for scholarship. This begs the question, “Why would people with any sense go deep into student loan debt in order to pay for this?”

  • ConservativePrincess

    I’m 23 and don’t have a twitter or facebook. All my friends are obsessed with twitter, it’s so annoying.

  • Fr. John+

    The UW system is dysfunctional in extremis. I had a friend whose job at a UW college, coincided with the Chai Vang murders of six Wisconsin Whites. A rabid feminazi faculty member lambasted the entire student body in an editorial, and my friend rebutted it simply, honestly, and (later we found out) laying blame where it belonged- on the ALIEN invader in our land. This tenured radical next wrote an article in the community paper, denigrating the Whites in the town for being WHITE- same bs, different day. My friend then called her on her duplicity (she is white) and selbsthass, as well as her unfeeling callousness dealing with the murder of six people whom everyone in this Wisconsin town knew. Next thing you know, my friend’s on an inquisition by the quite racist Oriental professor assigned as his ‘mentor’ and Dragon Lady, bringing a suit against him, which proved groundless- but they could not STAND that their RELIGION of liberal Bigotry DARED be challenged, and the President/Dean of the school did absolutely NOTHING during the whole debacle. Fast forward over a decade later, and my friend applied to a church job where the pastor had lived in this Wisconsin town during the time this event occurred. This ELCA liberal so sided with the fellow liberals in the college town (even after Vang’s conviction and imprisonment) that he told the outgoing person in the position, that he would ‘never hire that man’ (meaning my friend) for the position in a capacity that had nothing to do with the incident, over ten years earlier! Wisconsin liberals are more than cheese heads. They’re certifiably cultic in their liberal marxism!

  • Dale McNamee

    From the article : ” I predict this new Inclusive Excellence plan will fail to produce its hoped-for utopian outcomes. In a few years, the university will hear demands for yet another diversity plan.

    Achieving “diversity” is like sailing toward the horizon.

    You never get there.”

    Remember, utopia is totalitarianism disguised as heaven on earth, but in reality and practice…

    I love the “sailing toward the horizon” remark !

  • davejon

    Here in the UK, joggers on winding country lanes with no pavements [sidewalks] have ear plugs or head phones on, so cannot hear danger of approaching traffic or other hazards. It’s just not natural – we evolved as wary animals, constantly on the look out for threats to individual survival. That’s why sexual activity has to be private – or at least it used to be – unwary couples were vulnerable and unlikely to survive public copulation. It’s genetic. Also in the UK, people do not talk on the train, the bus etc, do not even make eye contact, fiddle with phones instead (“phone fiddlers”). Many young people in the UK know nothing of any value and their intellects have been stunted by political correctness in the teaching “profession”. Well done Mr Marx.

  • scutum

    My brother lives in the “Peoples Republic of Madison” and I attended school at the University of Wisconsin upon returning from Vietnam. The people who control the University, the state teacher’s union, and the public employees unions are all Marxists. Without Madison, Wisconsin would be a red state, and I believe that with voter ID laws Wisconsin would be a red state. This is why the unions and the democratic party have fought voter ID laws tooth and nail in this state. There are still opinions pending on several lawsuits filed against voter Wisconsin voter ID law by the usual suspects. The ACLU, the unions and the Democratic Party. The left has been able to effectively keep Wisconsin’s voter ID law from being implemented by filing repeated lawsuits alleging it discriminates against minorities, even though the law mandates that the state pay for all voter identification. The left has been successful in keeping voter ID off the table at least through the coming midterm elections by their tactic of filing multiple lawsuits against it..

  • ZeitTrash

    Speaking of madness…Can you freaking believe this?

    “A former local election candidate for France’s far-right National Front (FN) was sentenced to nine months in prison Tuesday for comparing the country’s black Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey”

    NINE MONTHS in prison! For one word! Un-freaking-believable. In no way can France claim to be a free country.

    http://www.france24(DOT)com/en/20140716-christiane-taubira-monkey-jibe-ex-national-front-candidate-leclere-jail-sentence/