Occupy the Syllabus

Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret, Daily Californian, January 20, 2015

We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in an upper-division course on classical social theory. Grades were based primarily on multiple-choice quizzes on assigned readings. The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that began with Plato and Aristotle, then jumped to modern philosophers: Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, Marx, Weber and Foucault, all of whom are white men. The syllabus did not include a single woman or person of color.

We have major concerns about social theory courses in which white men are the only authors assigned. These courses pretend that a minuscule fraction of humanity–economically privileged white males from five imperial countries (England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States)–are the only people to produce valid knowledge about the world. This is absurd. The white male syllabus excludes all knowledge produced outside this standardized canon, silencing the perspectives of the other 99 percent of humanity.

The white male canon is not sufficient for theorizing the lives of marginalized people. None of the thinkers we studied in this course had a robust analysis of gender or racial oppression. They did not even engage with the enduring legacies of European colonial expansion, the enslavement of black people and the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas. Mentions of race and gender in the white male canon are at best incomplete and at worst racist and sexist. We were required to read Hegel on the “Oriental realm” and Marx on the “Asiatic mode of production,” but not a single author from Asia. We were required to read Weber on the patriarchy, but not a single feminist author. The standardized canon is obsolete: Any introduction to social theory that aims to be relevant to today’s problems must, at the very least, address gender and racial oppression.

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Furthermore, the classroom environment felt so hostile to women, people of color, queer folks and other marginalized subjects that it was difficult for us to focus on the course material. Sometimes, we were so uncomfortable that we had to leave the classroom in the middle of lecture. For example, when lecturing on Marx’s idea of the “natural division of labor between men and women,” the professor attributed some intellectual merit to this idea because men and women are biologically distinct from each other, because women give birth while men do not. One student asked, “What about trans* people?” to which the professor retorted, “There will always be exceptions.” Then, laughing, the professor teased, “We may all be transgender in the future.” Although one might be tempted to dismiss these remarks as a harmless attempt at humor, mocking trans* people and calling them “exceptions” is unacceptable.

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We need to create classroom spaces where everyone can feel welcome. We recommend that instructors attend workshops on inclusivity in the classroom, such as those offered by the Gender Equity Resource Center. Beyond that, we must restructure the way social theory is taught. We must dismantle the tyranny of the white male syllabus. We must demand the inclusion of women, people of color and LGBTQ* authors on our curricula. We must break, systematically and explicitly, the epistemological assumptions on which this exclusionary education rests.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    You’re probably better off making your point in the original article’s comments. I really need to stop reading these kinds of articles immediately after eating.

    • Kenner

      The comments there are wickedly funny!

      • DJRicin

        On every one of these types of articles, the comments are always mocking them. This wasn’t always the case. The times they are a’changing, brother.

  • David Ashton

    A glorious utopia ahead when everyone is a transgendered disabled racial hybrid – bring it on!!!

    • propagandaoftruth

      We the 20 something witch hunting communist thought militia, demand that anyone over thirty, white, and or male – be forever put to death and all their accomplishments credited to us.

      • David Ashton

        Today’s fantasy/nightmare – tomorrow’s reality! Not if we can all help it.

      • Black Swan

        Jokes aside, this is exactly what happened in the Soviet Union. And now the same people that fomented the Russian Revolution run the Western World.

        • propagandaoftruth

          “Progressive” is duckspeak for “Marxist”.

  • Easyrhino

    “We must dismantle the tyranny of the white male syllabus.”

    These twits should be reminded that because of the “White male syllabus” blacks/Africans in the USA have the highest standard of living on planet Earth.

    • Musashi5000

      Indeed, blacks are the richest “poor” people on Earth.

      • ElComadreja

        And the biggest ingrates.

        • Musashi5000

          “They think they’re the best dancers.”

          • Speedy Steve

            They think they are more clever than everybody else, as well as braver, nobler, purer and more honest. But TV lies like a rug.

    • But remember, the big SJW transgression here is that the syllabus has no trans. For instance, the professors are deliberately censoring all the great works by all the transgendered fifteenth century East Asians.

    • APaige

      I want to see the syllabus of African philosophy. It seems that only those cultures that developed a tradition of philosophy are the ones that created other great works. Does anyone know why the absence of a philosophical tradition equals the absence of any other accomplishments? Is it more than IQ?

      • Anna Tree

        Why only the African philosophy, let’s see the African mathematics, African science etc etc
        They say the syllabus is only about old white men, I would ask them to bring non-whites non-males works and let’s see… what they got…

        What is the syllabus in South Africans? In Indonesia? Let’s compare! Certainly the non-white countries are not forced to teach only about white men, but they do, don’t they?!

      • David Ashton

        Why, have you not discovered the great work on Philosophy and the Symbolic Concepts of Consciencism formulated by the late Dr Nkrumah of Ghana, and the African School of Marxism-Nkrumaism? His intellectual masterpiece can be found by a simple website search, if you not mind a twinge of Nkrumaism-Rheumatism.

    • Sick of it

      Without white males, there would be no syllabus at all.

    • Speedy Steve

      We can start by adding Negroes In Negroland to the African Studies syllabus.

      https://archive[dot]org/details/negroesinnegrola00help

      • Augustus3709

        Soon we’ll need to write The Whites in Anti-Whiteland.

    • Black Swan

      As they use technology created by those same White males that they loathe, despise and would like to see eliminated.

    • IBWHITE

      “These twits should be reminded that because of the “White male syllabus” blacks/Africans in the USA have the highest standard of living on planet Earth.”
      And that White males created the darn “syllabus” they use to communicate with one another – instead of “clicks” and “grunts.”

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Let’s make a deal… you all can dismantle the white male syllabus when white taxpayers can yank the funding out from under you clowns who aren’t learning a thing except how to hate white people.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yes, I was surprised that there was still a course like this after the decades of political correctness! And thank heaven that transgenders are an exception.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      That hasn’t stopped them from dismantling anything yet.

    • Augustus3709

      Oh yes, the Left-washed Universities NEED their funding cut. That should be a top political priority along with immigration.

  • Mary

    Yes, White males made the modern world what it is today. If you don’t like it, you may step back six centuries and create your own modern society. Good luck with that.

  • Did these “fluff” degrees really need to be even more irrelevant? I guess so. Sigh.

    • Reynardine

      It’s not irrelevant if it makes money, according to academic logic.

    • thomasdosborneii

      We keep hearing about how unemployment will continue to increase drastically. These are the college students volunteering to be unemployed.

      • Black Swan

        There’s a government job lined up for each and every one of them if they’re non-White. Jews will go into the “family business” – banking, TV, Hollywood, newspapers, and other media.

        The only ones unemployed will be Whites.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Every author they complain about I think worth reading.

      • Black Swan

        And you should read them as they are a crucial part of the White Western canon and are critical to the foundation of White heritage and tradition, that which made us the freest most prosperous peoples ever on the face of the earth, bar none.

        That which the likes of the above communists wish to take away from us, forever, and enslave us in their “workers” paradise with no hope, no future, nothing but starvation, madness and death.

  • I was not aware that the big problem with the social sciences and humanities in the tertiary space is that it’s not left wing enough. I guess I learn something new every day.

    • phorning

      I think this is an example of the “chickens coming home to roost” as Rev. Wright would say.

      • It could also be another example of the left wing losing control of itself. Remember the AR thread of two weeks ago about Mount Holyoke College canceling its production of that “play,” because of the long time L versus T food fight bubbling up to the surface. The left keeps on winning and winning, which provokes even more radical and fringe and fruitcake niche minorities to start complaining and agitating. Once the trans crowd wins and plants itself into flower pots of social power, the pedophiliacs and bestialiacs will be the new insurgent social justicey civil rightsey minorities complaining about how plain ole ordinary “yesterday’s news” transgenders are discriminating against them.

        • SentryattheGate

          Yep, it’s already started; pedophiles are no longer considered mentally sick but an inborn preference, by the American Psychiatric Association. The pedopervert Alfred Kinsey promoted that idea. Hollywood has made a couple movies re. same (Kinsey, For a Lost Soldier etc). And liberal Oregon legalized bestiality some time ago. The NDAA Act (Defense appropriations) okayed bestiality in the US military! Plus they are allowing transgenders in the military.

          • Ella

            I also read that there is an incest movement among siblings in Germany about legalizing consensual sex after 18 yrs of age. Legalizing sexual perversions only accelerate the decline of Western Civilization.

          • ElComadreja

            This is also happening in the US.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            I’d just like to add this is a Libertarian thing. I’ve heard Ron Paul supports it, as well as dropping age of concent.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            >> pedophiles are no longer considered mentally sick but an inborn preference

            Those two things are by no means mutually exclusive.

            I doubt pedophiles are actually born with it, but evidence so far points to something going wrong with their limbic system as their brains develop. Expect a biological explanation to pan out.

          • Black Swan

            And, there is no cure. The only “cure” is a federal pen where they have no access to children for their sick fantasies and sexual perversions.

            Unless you’re in England where child pedophilia of White children is sanctioned by the state lest one be called a racist. Everyone there knows it’s better to allow little children to be sexually abused than be subjected to accusations of racism.

            Ask the survivors of Rotherham, who suffered while the authorities fiddled away.

          • Black Swan

            “Yep, it’s already started; pedophiles are no longer considered mentally sick but an inborn preference, by the American Psychiatric Association.”

            Do you have a reference for this?

            Not being contrary, I’d just like to see proof before I post that elsewhere.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            The same people who were responsible for this (The Kinsey Institute) also coersed them into removing Homosexuality as a mental illness at the same time.

          • SentryattheGate
          • Black Swan

            I’ll check those out, thanks.

            Don’t want to pass it along unless I can back it up with hard data.

          • Anna Tree

            Thanks will add them to my list of support, thanks.

            I have this on the issue:

            1) In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. A group of psychiatrists with B4U-Act recently held a symposium proposing a new definition of pedophilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders of the APA.

            B4U-Act calls pedophiles “minor-attracted people.” The organization’s website states its purpose is to, “help mental health professionals learn more about attraction to minors and to consider the effects of stereotyping, stigma and fear.”

            In 1998 The APA issued a report claiming “that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of both men and women reported no negative sexual effects from childhood sexual abuse experiences.”

            pedophilia has already been granted protected status by the Federal Government. The Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act lists “sexual orientation” as a protected class; however, it does not define the term.

            Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation;” however, the amendment was defeated by Democrats. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fl) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law. “This bill addresses our resolve to end violence based on prejudice and to guarantee that all Americans, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or all of these ‘philias’ and fetishes and ‘isms’ that were put forward need not live in fear because of who they are. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this rule.”

            The White House praised the bill saying, “At root, this isn’t just about our laws; this is about who we are as a people. This is about whether we value one another – whether we embrace our differences rather than allowing them to become a source of animus.”

            2) Two psychologists in Canada declared that pedophilia is a sexual orientation just like homosexuality or heterosexuality.

            Van Gijseghem, psychologist and retired professor of the University of Montreal, told members of Parliament, “pedophiles are not simply people who commit a small offense from time to time but rather are grappling with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality.”

            He went on to say, “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation. He may, however, remain abstinent.”

            When asked if he should be comparing pedophiles to homosexuals, Van Gijseghem replied, “If, for instance, you were living in a society where heterosexuality is proscribed or prohibited and you were told that you had to get therapy to change your sexual orientation, you would probably say that that is slightly crazy. In other words, you would not accept that at all. I use this analogy to say that, yes indeed, pedophiles do not change their sexual orientation.”

            Dr. Quinsey, professor emeritus of psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, agreed with Van Gijseghem. Quinsey said pedophiles’ sexual interests prefer children and, “There is no evidence that this sort of preference can be changed through treatment or through anything else.”

            In July, 2010 Harvard health Publications said, “pedophilia is a sexual orientation and unlikely to change. Treatment aims to enable someone to resist acting on his sexual urges.”

            3) Support (add the dots instead of blanks):
            www thegipster blogspot ca/2013/11/american-psychiatric-association html
            www sodahead com/united-states/european-parliament-member-promotes-pedophilia-as-part-of-the-sexual-revolution/question-3672145/
            www telegraph co uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10312930/Germanys-Green-Party-leader-regrets-campaign-to-legalise-paedophilia html
            www redstate com/2013/09/01/the-washington-post-endorses-pedophilia/
            www lifesitenews com/news/pedophile-support-group-seeks-truth-and-dignity-want-same-rights-as-homosex

            www westernjournalism com/doctor-proclaims-pedophilia-sexual-orientation/
            www thechronicle com au/news/germany-ethics-council-calls-incest-be-legalised/2398886/
            www blogs telegraph co uk/news/damianthompson/100185799/how-hatties-friends-defended-paedophilia/
            www breitbart com/news/1f3f01b5-988a-4d03-9fd7-19eca73ea060/
            www greeleygazette com/press/?p=11517
            (roll down in this link)
            www anotherslownewsday wordpress com/homosexual-marriage/
            www radixjournal com/journal/2014/9/26/thats-ms-potato-head-to-you
            www city-journal org/html/10_4_bring_back_stigma html
            www theweek com/article/index/268985/how-liberals-are-unwittingly-paving-the-way-for-the-legalization-of-adult-incest
            www newstatesman com/print/2013/12/welcome-pleasuredome

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            There are homosexuals who criticize and are against all this (like some also criticize and are against homosexual adoption). But it seems they are a minority.

        • Bryce Armstrong

          The Homo’s have never been particularly kind to the Bi’s. To them (and a lot of Liberals) homosexuality is a “legitimate” preference, bisexuality is ‘fake’ and undeserving of the same protectionism they get. Also the butch gay men see themselves as the paragon of masculinity and a lot of them openly dislike feminine ones.

          • Black Swan

            Don’t worry, their time will come. Only Whites are forced to tolerate and sexual deviants as normal. When we are a small minority or have disappeared completely whoever is left in charge will take care of “homo’s” and/or bi’s or drive them so far back into the closet that they’ll never come out. No more gay pride parades or transgender rights or sexual reassignment surgery paid for by the government.

            In Europe, when the Muzzies are in charge, the penalty for homosexuality will be public execution.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            The goat-you-know-whaters practice every sexual perversion I’ve ever know of. It’s an attribute of all barbarians and backwards cultures. It’s only Western Culture that practices some simulants of decency . Depravity is the rule, not the exception.

          • ElComadreja

            Blacks especially, practice homosexuality while claiming to despise it.

          • sadfas

            Just as they (blacks) claim to hate whites, yet sleep with white women and take the white man’s money and follow us everywhere we go.

          • SentryattheGate

            When I lived in San Fransicko, there were homos that were really “out there” with their dress and behavior, resulting in them being classified as “disabled”, thereby getting disability checks, and NOT having to work. So what did they do with their time? They prowled the streets looking for young (esp. male) runaways, offering a place to stay. The results are easy to guess. And on the taxpayers’ “dime”! Then when HIV/AIDS broke out, gays demanded that the taxpayer pay for research and then the cost of very expensive treatment! The gov’t. also gave in to pressure to allow HIV positive foreigners to come here as asylum refugees, again at taxpayer expense!

        • UncleSham

          Certain parts of Africa and Asia do not see anything immoral about pedophilia or bestiality. As we import more immigrants from these places their ideas will naturally become more mainstream. As Obama recently lectured France, its not the immigrants who need to assimilate to the West, its the Westerners that need to assimilate to the way of life of the new immigrants.

  • Dave West

    “mocking trans* people and calling them “exceptions” is unacceptable”

    Oh no! how could he?! He called them exceptions because they are exceptions, i’d be willing to wager that “non-cisgendered, marginalized, oppressed, transgendered victims” make up much less than 1% of the population. I’d also bet that a decent portion of the small number of “transgendered” people spend most of their days standing on street corners looking for “clients.”

    • Kenner

      Putting their natural fashion sense to work.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      I also am inclined to believe that any trans person in that classroom probably privately objected to their gender identity being dragged into the discussion where it COULD be given a place to be mocked – although I don’t think the prof was actually mocking. That would have been my reaction.

      • SentryattheGate

        NO—surprisingly (or maybe NOT?) being trans is considered hip by young leftists!

        • BlueSonicStreak

          You started your comment with “no,” but I’m genuinely unsure how you believe yourself to be disagreeing with my comment. It doesn’t seem to be related.

          That being said, leftists who actually respect trans people don’t consider it “hip” because they recognize how painful the disorder really is.

          There IS a radical segment of leftists who basically treat trans people/being trans like the latest food fad or something, and it’s beyond nauseating.

          • A transexual is either a dude who thinks he’s a woman, or a woman who thinks she’s a dude. Why not just be happy instead with what one has? This costs nothing. I wish I was not a convicted federal felon on the Terrorist Watch List, but I am, and I’m OK with it. I have a good workshop in the basement, a happy, healthy family, and while I sure miss shooting, I can cope.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Michael, perhaps your comment is well-intentioned; but you’re basically asking why people with (as far as we can guess from available evidence) a serious mis-wiring of the limbic system don’t just suddenly stop having it.

            You may as well ask why schizophrenics don’t just stop imagining things and go get a job.

            Most of the right’s opposition to this seems to stem from the same belief that trans people are engaged in some sort of Let’s Pretend childish lark, even if the idea of switching genders is so alien to them that it ought to be a clue pointing to some deep abnormality that people don’t just decide to get over.

        • Black Swan

          Go to the millennial site Buzzfeed to see how gays and transgendered are worshiped. According to them, straights are the deviants and aberrations.

        • ElComadreja

          Not surprising at all. They worship every deviance under the sun.

  • TruthBeTold

    Those who never contributed anything to society whine the loudest.

  • Dave West

    “They did not even engage with the enduring legacies of European colonial expansion, the enslavement of black people and the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas.”

    Note to professors, no matter what subject you teach, you must be willing to whine, cry, and complain about the dreaded white male. Next the AA beneficiaries will be complaining that the finance course, that they barely passed, didn’t bellyache enough about “predatory lending.”

    • thomasdosborneii

      I wonder what would happen if the professors would take time out (or “make room in the syllabus”) to factually discuss how much better life was in Africa for Africans under European colonialism than it was before their arrival, and now that they are gone, and have a unit on who it was who actually stopped slavery in Western society and how they did it , and how the African was actually involved in the slave trade, and how there were freed Negroes who then went out and bought slaves for themselves, and about the Irish who were white slaves, and which cultures in the world have slavery as part of their culture today (some cultures of which are African). And then they can do a unit on what cultures the so-called “indigenous” people of the Americas genocided, and who those genocided before them, and who those genocided before them, and add a little spice by depicting the thoroughly murderous, blood-soaked, and superstitious lives of the Aztecs and yes, the Mayans, too. Give those students the education they are asking for, even though they will not like one bit of it, because it destroys their simpleton’s view of the world.

      • Dave West

        Those facts probably haven’t been seen in a classroom in America or Western Europe since the 1940’s.

        It wold be funny to prank libtards.
        Label a class “race, gender, and whiteness in racist America;” this would attract the usual AA black “intellectuals” and the typical slew of confused white libtards.
        Then proceed to lecture the entire class about those facts and watch the chimp-out that ensues!

  • Tarczan

    Are you sure this isn’t a parody written on “Diversity Chronicle”? Either way, it’s funny. This stuff is becoming so stupid you can only laugh.

    • Black Swan

      I wish it were a joke, Tarczan. Communist ideals are becoming reality and entrenched into our culture as the norm.

      What these lefty-libs don’t realize is that what they desire is the worst hell on earth. There is no such thing as the commie “workers’ paradise” they desire. All their ideals lead to nothing but dire misery, starvation endless, grinding poverty and mass death for 99% of the human population.

      Who on earth would ever hold up the Soviet Union as an example to be emulated?

      Unfortunately, the commies have complete control of the academic system in the U.S. and are freely allowed to spout off old failed theories about ‘shared wealth.’

  • Fair Dinkum

    Being part Neanderthal, I demand that the universities pay more attention to the history of my people and the modern political and social issues concerning us. Homo Sapiens Sapiens has lorded it over Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis for millennia. It is long past time to stop this arrogantly racist domination of people of Neanderthal descent and put an end to the ongoing genocide which has practiced against us for more than forty thousand years.

    Our time is coming, Sapiens. Our time is coming.

  • Syllabus be ‘raciss’! . . . that is, Syllabus written by white men be raciss!

  • Luca

    Yes children, White European men over the centuries have created the world as we know it today. Deal with it.

  • Tarczan

    They should begin the process by refusing to use anything that was invented by white men.

    • Yep, they’ll be limited to sharp carving instruments made of stone and rocks to write on. I guess they could also scribble something on sheep skin or the hide of some animals?

      • Anglokraut

        Did any known African tribe develop a written language? If not, no more writing!

  • JohnEngelman

    The syllabus did not include a single woman or person of color.

    – Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret, Daily Californian, January 20, 2015

    That is because their contributions have been less significant.

    • Anglokraut

      I suppose they could add the written works of Margaret Sanger? Blacks LOVE her work.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      The really annoying part is that white women and homosexuals (at least) HAVE contributed significantly to the Western canon. It’s like they don’t count precisely because their contributions have been accepted as significant without making an issue of their gender or sexuality.

  • JohnEngelman

    We were required to read Hegel on the “Oriental realm” and Marx on the “Asiatic mode of production,” but not a single author from Asia.

    – Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret, Daily Californian, January 20, 2015

    The Analects of Confucius, the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, and On War by Sun Tzu would have been worth adding to the syllabus.

    • De Doc

      You’re assuming a rather high level of intellectual ability for the authors of the article, aren’t you?

    • Luca

      The Art of War – Sun Tzu.

      • JohnEngelman

        Thanks. I corrected it.

    • While we’re studying warfare, I would add Vegetius, De Saxe, Frederick, Napoleon, du Picq, vo Clausewitz, Jomini, von Leeb, von Freitag-Loringhoven, Erfurth and Liddell-Hart.

      Ooops!

      • JohnEngelman

        I have read The German Generals Talk by Liddell-Hart. It is fascinating.

        • Got that one, too.

          He was the right one to write about them postwar, as they used his ideas.

          • JohnEngelman

            The German generals said the Stalin Tank was better than the Panther and the Tiger tanks. The Panther and Tiger tanks were better than our Sherman Tank. The Sherman Tank was a disgrace. It was a coffin on treads.

          • The Sherman was completely reliable from an automotive standpoint; even the tracks would last 3000 miles. During the late-war, the Russian offensive into the Carpathians, they discovered that their lend-lease Shermans could climb hills the Germans reckoned as “impassible” for tanks, and the Shermans would get behind their lines around the flanks, which is what tanks are supposed to do.

            The original Sherman was under-gunned, but the British put high-velocity 17-pounder 3-inch guns into many of theirs. This was as good as the gun in the Panther, and the British ammunition was better, due to German shortages of tungsten for alloying armor-piercing shot.

            One complaint about the Sherman was that it caught fire rather easily, but the gasoline engines were at fault. Marine Corps Shermans in the Pacific used diesel. The navy had plenty of diesel; their submarines and landing craft used that. The ammunition in the Sherman was also poorly protected, but the versions armed with the 105mm howitzer had armored ammo storage. That 105mm howitzer also used the same gun mounting as the 90mm gun, so Israel (and other nations) were easily able to up-gun their Shermans to 90mm.

            The erroneous assumption on the part of the US army after meeting them in Italy was that the Panther was just another heavy tank, like the Tiger. That wasn’t so; it was meant to replace the Mk-IV, so there were a lot of Panthers in France. Later US Shermans were armed with a 76.2mm gun developed from a navy anti-aircraft gun. The original 75mm Sherman gun was the WW-One vintage French field gun, modified with a Krupp-style, sliding breech-block, instead of a Weland-style, swing-open model with an interrupted thread, as this safed space inside the turret. It could even use the original French ammunition.

            The Panther had an excellent gun and excellent armor, It was probably the best tank of the war. The T-34 was crude and nasty, but it was also one of the greats, especially once it received a three-man turret (commander, gunner and loader) in late 1943, with a real turret floor, so the loader didn’t have to dodge the gun breech while he was reaching down for shells. That IS-2 “Stalin” was really just a major improvement over the earlier KV. These were heavy and slow, and the 122mm gun had only 28 rounds of ammunition for it within the vehicle.

            My main complaint about the Panther would have been the slow turret traverse, as this was hand-cranked and didn’t have an electric motor to power it. The MK-IVJ didn’t have an electric motor for that, either, due to chronic late-war copper shortages in Germany. The French and Russians each used captured Panthers for some years after the war; lots of Panthers were abandoned in France after they ran out of fuel. I think South Africa received some British-captured Panthers after the war and re-armed them with US-pattern 90mm guns. The French AXM-13 light tank’s original 75mm main gun could use Panther ammunition.

          • Fair Dinkum

            The Panther may have been the better tank, but it also took a lot longer to build. The Russkies and the Yanks could turn out a dozen or so T-34’s and Shermans for every Panther the Germans could get to the battlefield. The T-34 may have been crude, but it was rugged and reliable.

          • I think a KV with the Russian navy’s 100mm gun would have been perfect. A corresponding tank armed with their 130mm naval gun was tested postwar as the IS-7, but was just too heavy. They could have reversed the positions of the fighting and engine compartments on the T-55 and gotten away with mounting the same 130mm. Maybe the did.

          • Here’s a picture:

            Not a bad idea, but too many shot traps.

          • Luca

            They were coffins against heavy tanks. Shermans were medium tanks, mass produced, easy to repair and built for speed. They were not designed for one-on-one combat matches with heavy German tanks. They were primarily for infantry support as light, mobile artillery and proficient against light and medium enemy tanks. Up against a Heavy Panzer or Tiger they were under-armored and under-gunned. Americans relied on fighter-bomber aircraft, artillery and tank destroyers to take out heavy tanks.

            They were wonderful in the Pacific theater of operations.

      • Luca

        What? No Rommel?

    • Reynardine

      The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is likewise recommended, as is the Dhammapada, and I haven’t even touched any of the vast swaths of Vedic literature.

      • JohnEngelman

        I love the Ramayana, but the original is much too long. I have read several English abridgments.

        American Negroes have written some good novels and short stories. Nevertheless, they do not compare with the great works of the Western intellectual and literary tradition.

  • De Doc

    I almost mistook this for an article from “The Onion”, but then I saw the UC Berkeley association.

  • Caucasoid88

    Oh the classical wisdom of the ancient Zulus. “Hit antelope with rock, build stick hut, put penis in woman.”

    Hobbes: “There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.”

  • dd121

    If you think a syllabus is a plot by white people, it reveals a lot about you. You don’t want to learn and probably have a very limited capacity to learn. It’s a free country, quit school and join your neighborhood gang. Prison will provide all your necessities.

  • Caucasoid88

    My cousin is a fairly conservative Berkeley student. I asked him for his two cents being on the inside and will post here shortly…

  • Chip Carver

    You can just imagine who put these clods up to this. Probably some “academic” similar to the ever popular Noel Ignatiev.

  • WR_the_realist

    Not only are whites no longer a majority in California, they are no longer a plurality. This was inevitable.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    standardized canon of theory that began with Plato and Aristotle…..economically privileged white males from five imperial countries (England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States).

    I forget which one of those countries produced Aristotle and which one produced Plato – was Artistotle French and Plato Italian?

    Or was it the other way around?

    This is more lefties eating their own – the great philosophers Marx, Engels and Trotsky aren’t lefty enough for them.

    What these pretend commies want is an easy, no fail course where they don’t have to read, write papers or take tests.

    It’s already been established that they cannot think critically.

    Celebrate White Heritage Every Day!

    • Michael Whalen

      I just saved that chart on my computer! Thanks Bon! This is a keeper!

      • Me, too, and for a bit of comic relief, I offer this “Periodic Table”:

        • model1911

          It would not suprise me if this was in your back yard. Brilliant.

          • I save pictures like Bon, now. My back yard is an alley. I bought the home I could afford, and still with no regrets,

        • WR_the_realist

          I want to shake the hand of whoever built that thing.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        You’re welcome, pass it on.

    • De Doc

      Where are all the African and Carribean nations on this racist chart? Someone call the diversity police!

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        The “DIEversity” police AKA Cultural Marxists claim all knowledge was stolen from African blacks by evvvillll Whites.

        Ask Sharpton:

        Too bad the Cultural Police don’t go after Sharpton for calling gays “homos” – truth is, they only go after Whites.

        • superlloyd

          If you asked that criminal, race baiting idiot to detail theories, names and places relating to his egregious statement he wouldn’t be able to. Unfortunately, many uneducated negroes spew this rubbish without knowing what they are talking about. Par for the course, I guess.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Nope, not true, they’ll have names: they will list Ancient Egyptians.

            Then you will get into an argument about Black Egypt. Which you will not “win” because they will be too busy pooping on the game board and knocking over the pieces to listen to their claims being decimated.

        • Douglas Quaid

          He is right about one thing, the Greeks were a bunch of queers.

        • Michael Whalen

          Al, It’s not “Them Greek homos.” It’s “Those Greek homos.” Where’s your grammar? And don’t tell me that she died.

        • WR_the_realist

          Blacks may well have had some version of astrology, a pseudoscience.

    • Anna Tree

      Both Aristotle and Plato were Ancient Greeks.

      • Garrett Brown

        … yep.

    • Kenner

      Where’s the Irish flag?

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I don’t know, you can ask Charles Murray:

        What the human species is today, it owes an astonishing degree to what was accomplished in just half a dozen centuries by the peoples of one small portion of the northwestern Eurasian land mass.

        If we ignore international borders, and instead create the most compact polygon that encloses 80 percent of the places where the significant figures grew up, it forms the shape in the map below, with borders defined by Naples, Marseilles, the western border of Dorset County in England, a point a few miles above Glasgow, the northern tip of Denmark and a point a few miles east of the city tha fused to be Breslau in German Silesia (now Wroclaw in Poland). That is the European Core.

        –Charles Murray

        http //www amren com/ar/pdfs/2…

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Note to anyone squinting: Salmon colored with black text means known to ancients.

  • pcmustgo

    “Furthermore, the classroom environment felt so hostile to women, people of color, queer folks and other marginalized subjects that it was difficult for us to focus on the course material. ”

    BS… it’s f-ing hostile to whites!

  • phillyguy

    us to survive ,people like Rodrigo and Meg had to be exterminated

  • Lygeia

    Another one that could be written for “The Onion.”

  • bubo

    Confused, angry people like these lead miserable lives. I take comfort in knowing that.

    • Living well is always the best revenge.

      My ex-father is so full of cancer that even his tumors have suspicious growths, my worst enemy is over eight years into a life sentence for molesting children, my old childhood bully died after going off his bicycle in Washington state last August, and I spent much of the day working on fishing tackle. Lunch today was Mexican, home-made: tostada bowls with pretty much everything in them. We appear to be skipping dinner in favor of a late-evening snack, as nobody is remotely hungry yet. Just thinking about those three others put a great, big smile on my face.

    • Douglas Quaid

      Right, these are the type that taste racism in their sandwiches.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    LOL, just LOL. So glad I didn’t have to put up with nonsense like this at my college.

  • Capn Dad

    All I could think of was “Mongo only pawn in game of life.” – Alex Karras, Blazing Saddles

  • Eschew all White male accouterments that you had no hand in creating.

  • Sick of it

    I think it’s about time we accept the declaration of war and retaliate.

  • Ella

    “We must demand the inclusion of women, people of color and LGBTQ* authors on our curricula.” Do these morons realize that most major public universities offer special courses such as Black Studies, Women Studies, Native American Studies and Women in Art? Gosh, you can have an entire education in speciality entitled fields. Thank GOD I left college with a real education and studied mostly white men, and I give full respect for their relentless passions and influences.

    • Michael Whalen

      “Would you like fries with that?” “Would you like to supersize that?”

  • phorning

    “These courses pretend that a minuscule fraction of
    humanity–economically privileged white males from five imperial
    countries (England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States)–are
    the only people to produce valid knowledge about the world.”

    I wonder which one they think is from the United States? Maybe they were watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in a Classic Cinema course and think Aristotle is from San Dimas.

  • LeonNJ

    Is you learning yet? Is you?

  • Michael Whalen

    Gender Equality Resource Center. GERC. Which rhymes with JERK.

    • Reynardine

      Each semester, GERC students get together at a celebration they call GERC OFF: Gender Equality Resource Center Offering Friendly Fun.

      Students sit in a circle and GERC OFF with others, bemoaning their terrible, oppressed lives as they live and study in a very expensive university, in a very expensive neighborhood, in a first world nation with some of the most impressive freedoms in history.

  • Anglokraut

    …and that is why I left history for geoscience. I just got my acceptance letter to uni this afternoon. Anyone have $30,000 I could have? Because I’m such a nice person, and all.

    • Anna Tree

      Maybe you should do this – look at the post of Simonetta i am responding to here:
      amren com/features/2014/12/racial-indoctrination/#comment-1772059522

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Maybe they could just run some Looney Tunes cartoons during class and make all exams open coloring book?

    • The class project could involve filing a lawsuit against Acme Products on behalf of Wile E. Coyote, who repeatedly found said products dangerous and endured numerous injuries and much humiliation as a result.

    • Reynardine

      Porky Pig would be very offensive to the Jewish and Muslim students.

      Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam would offend vegans, vegetarians, and proponents of nonviolence.

      Daffy Duck would offend black students because he’s black, and Bugs is white (and Bugs always gets the better of him).

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Oops! Never thought of that, once again proving there really is no pleasing these folks. Guess we’ll have to put up with the whining and kvetching.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    What these idiots seem to forget is that the white man is the one who created the university their butts are parked in.

    • Luca

      And continue to pay for it.

  • Hammerheart

    Do these people have any idea they’re just making their current course of study even more worthless when it comes to employability?

    Are they so narrow minded they can’t suffer through a classical education because the skin colors of the thinkers don’t match their glorious rainbow coalition fantasy?

    Can they even name a single black philosopher? Or a triple amputee rransgendered for that matter?

  • Pelayo

    Translation from liberal speak: “blah, blah, blah, blah..”

  • kikz2

    if they find Western White society so f*cking abhorrent..why don’t they find another multi-culti non-White non-Western society to whine in?

  • ViktorNN

    I suppose down through history we’ve always heard about a tiny percentage of the population who were men who liked to dress up in women’s clothing and pretend to be women, and an even tinier percentage of the population who were women who liked to pretend to be men.

    The difference between now and then is that no one gave a sh*t what these people thought and we didn’t upend society to make sure their feelings weren’t hurt. We scoffed at them and shook our heads and then went on about our lives. That was about the extent of most people’s concern in “trans people.” As it should be.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      So long as we’re praising historical treatment of psychological malady, we also drilled holes in people’s heads.

      • ViktorNN

        Ok, so how exactly does one cure transsexualism? Better yet, let’s hear about all the success stories of curing transsexualism.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          You’re getting further and further from the point, it seems to me. The people mentioned in the article brought up trans identity at a point when it was totally inappropriate and off-topic to do so. The instructor, it sounds like, nicely deflected the inappropriate comments and returned to the lecture. The weenies in the article went off about persecution that didn’t happen. That’s the story.

          That has basically nothing to do with your comments, from where I’m sitting. You’ve used this as a jumping-off point to talk about what hilarious loons trans people are, and how wise it was to treat trans people that way in the past. You’re free to think that; but it’s beside the point of these people disrupting the class. It is also, as I pointed out, easily countered by pointing out how terribly we have historically treated essentially everyone with a psychological illness. I doubt you want to go back to head-drilling.

          But if you really want to go there:

          There is not currently a cure for transsexualism. Because we barely know what causes it. What little evidence we DO have suggests that the seat of gender identity in the brain is in the limbic system. (People with traumatic injury to that part of the brain have shown confusions of gender identity when they previously had a completely normal sense of their gender, for instance.) Most likely, in trans people, that part of the brain is somehow damaged in utero or early childhood.

          A true “cure” then, would necessarily involve something like radical brain surgery and social rehabilitation…or maybe some sort of drug (hormonal?) administered early enough in life to counter what goes wrong.

          Obviously, that is not available yet. What we DO have is sex reassignment surgery and social transition. Which is the recommended course of treatment for trans people because it has, hands down, the single best outcome, i.e. happier and more socially-adjusted people versus suicidally miserable ones.

          I know, it’s hilarious, right?

          • ViktorNN

            Right. There is no cure. It’s not even really a “malady” – it’s just a very odd, very rare condition in which a very, very small percentage of the population find themselves. Thus, “abnormal.”

            So the question becomes how to accommodate them. My comment said how we should – which is to follow history and not accommodate them much of all – an approach in stark contrast to the irritating children described in the article. Given all this, my comment has everything to do with the article and is perfectly on topic and to the point.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            It’s not a “malady”? Rejecting the medical model of it as a disorder is kinda radically leftist.

          • ViktorNN

            Radically leftist? Oooh, sounds evil.

            It’s a pretty common view among many transsexuals that their condition shouldn’t be understood as a “malady” or “disorder” or whatever, and they’re trying to get the “official” medical classification changed. Why shouldn’t we believe them?

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I just found it really funny to hear you repeat the idea that it’s not a disorder. That’s not a viewpoint I expected to see on AmRen.

            The controversy around the medical model has been going on for a long, long time in the trans community. It would be hard to explain it all, and take me many long comments. I suspect most of the opposition to the medical classification arose in the 80s (although I can’t prove this, having been a small child at the time), as that’s the point when most social justice movements went through a major wave of radicalization. But opposition to it had some support if only for the fact that trans people considered the classification to lead to pathologizing beyond what was strictly necessary for treatment. Others objected, pointing out that transsexualism causes much innate distress and fits every criterion for a genuine disorder – and that eliminating it as a disorder might leave trans people out in the cold without any form of available treatment.

            Over the past 20 years (even the last 10!) the trans community has radicalized even more – and with frightening rapidity. It’s probably happening as fast as it is precisely because it’s so small, and a few extremely leftist agitators do immense damage with little resistance. It’s a microcosm of what is happening elsewhere in society.

            Ten or 15 years ago, a HUGE wave of “genderqueers” and the like (that is, people who refused to actually consider themselves one gender or another) started to appear in trans spaces and take them over from the tiny number of “actually changing sex” people who had been there before. The latter group has never been totally ousted (and some are sympathetic to the invading group, even going so far as to consider themselves “privileged” for having “binary” gender identities and not being as persecuted as the weirdos who just want to wear lots of glitter and complain that no one will call them by “em/eis” prounouns or whatever), but there was quite a disgusted exodus from many trans forums.

            The radical lefties have come up with a term for the ones that remain behind and who continue to insist on the medical model: “truscum.”

            Go on and Google “truscum” and see what comes up. It’s horrifying, but entertaining.

          • ViktorNN

            Interesting comment, thanks. I can see why some transsexuals would want to keep the condition classified as a disorder in order to get doctors to do surgery, prescribe hormones, get insurance companies or the govt to pay for it all etc. versus the desire of other transsexuals to de-stigmatize the term, normalize it, and align themselves along with the wider LGBTXYZ movement to “dismantle heteronormativity.”

            Personally, I don’t have a problem with de-stigmatizing the term, but I do have a problem with the “dismantling heteronormativity” part. Perhaps it’s naive of me to think that you can do one without the other.

            The rest of your comment is fascinating and new info to me, but makes sense. There’s something so leftist (and ironic) about “more radical” transsexuals going to war with old-school transsexuals. Let them devour themselves.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Bear in mind that what’s paid for is often pretty limited to begin with. Some trans people go broke trying to pay for it.

            I do think you can do one without the other, albeit only a limited amount. Consider something like schizophrenia: the people who have it are no longer considered evil or possessed by demons. But schizophrenia is never going to be considered a wonderful thing to have.

            As long as trans people are something that weirds people out, I don’t think the stigma will totally vanish. It would just be nice to see more humanization of people with the disorder.

            I also don’t think heteronormativity is ever going to be in serious danger. Maybe this is me being optimistic or naive, but…the human race does not survive most people being anything but straight. Heterosexuality is not like race in that it can be seriously threatened without threatening the species as a whole. I don’t think we’ll do that.

            Regarding your last paragraph…I really don’t know about the new radicals actually being transsexual. I actually think most of them are idiots who have so swallowed gender theory that they have convinced themselves that they are special gender snowflakes. They are there, ironically, to trod all over the people they claim they are defending from evil, cishet society.

          • Ultimately also, the alphabet-soup of gender identities is stuck with the fact that blacks and Muslims hate them far more than they hate heterosexual whites.

          • I look upon it as a disorder. Let’s suppose I wanted to be a gal. My hands look – in my own mother’s words – like they belong on a serial-killer. I like them; they’re great for things like opening stuck jar lids and bending metal, but they wouldn’t look good on a woman. My arms are too long, my legs too short, and my ears are too big. I buy size-L shirts to fit my long arms, but those normally fit too loosely on me around the middle, though they finally fit my shoulders.

            Even supposing I wished I were, I would make a hideously ugly lady. One can appreciate them without wanting to be one.

  • IKUredux

    SNORT! SNORT! Seriously? Who the hell are you going to replace those White philosophers with? Gloria Steinem? Marcus Garvey? Germaine Greer? Malcolm X?

    Yup, they are philosophers for the ages.OOps, I forgot to include chinese and moslem famous philosophers. Who were they again?

    • John Smith

      I suppose Lao Tzu and Confucius could fit in somewhere.

      • IKUredux

        Well, let’s just say, I am a Westophile, or, a Whiteophile, or, I don’t give a sh#t about any philosophy other than the philosophies whose genesis is White European. Sorry, I don’t identify with anything other than White Christianity.
        I don’t give a fig about the chinks you mention.I have no idea who Lao Tzu is, and although I have heard about confucious, as a Christian, I don’t care. Seriously? You are bringing up these people, to do what?Are you trying to prove that their idea of civilization is better than, what? Are you saying that their belief system is superior?

        What the hell is your point? And, no. Lao Tzu and Confucius do not fit. If their thinking fit in with Western thought, somebody in the west would have already thought it.

        • John Smith

          Isn’t Christianity’s origin in Judaism? “White” Christianity? LOL.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          LOL, “White Christianity.”

          Nothing about Christianity is “white.” It came from the Middle East, and almost totally displaced the pagan religions that originated in Europe.

          One negative thing about white people – we’ve been fertile hosts for the Abrahamic virus.

  • LHathaway

    I’m surprised they have no room for Mao, Amin, Davis, Ho Chi Minh and Guervara

    • Did Idi Amin actually read or write? I was under the impression that all the gold braid he wore on his caps pressed down and mashed his brain. Also, he was black.

  • Atheist Realist

    again, this sounds like a ramzpaul parody

  • B.A_2014

    Nothing will top this the rest of the week. How can people even begin to think like this.

  • archer

    What about transgender? Well maybe they should make up their minds what they want to be and be done with it.

    • John Smith

      Can’t they have it both ways and take credit for BOTH the men AND the women?

  • Paleoconn

    It took two people to write this drivel.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    The syllabus is already well-occupied.

    This is going a bit off-topic, but it seems like the best post to complain about this on. I’ve posted a couple of comments so far about the introductory course in physical anthropology I’m taking this semester. As I said earlier, both of my instructors (lab and lecture) made a point of telling us on the first day of classes that “race” does not exist. My lab instructor went further and told our class that the “ideal human being” is a brown-skinned, mixed-race person.

    Since then, my lab instructor has expounded on that quite a bit. In more recent classes, he’s gone on to say that it is evolutionarily ideal to have as many heterozygous alleles as possible in your genome – that maximum variation is the most evolutionarily advantageous for a species. I don’t know enough to argue with that (and it may be correct); I privately questioned, however, the necessity of race-mixing to acquire heterozygous alleles. Our instructor has no such reservations, and has made it clear to the class that the farther afield we breed, the better. He said that in the past, people mated primarily with those within a few miles of where they were living. (Which would have likely made them the same race, obviously.) He made it sound as though this were disgusting and necessarily incestuous. (There certainly WAS incest, but he made it sound as though even being distant cousins was a horrifying level of in-breeding.) He also read us an article about the decline of blue eyes in the Unites States, and sounded happy about it. It’s clear he is pushing for a pro-miscegenation agenda and justifying it with the idea that it’s “just scientific fact” that race-mixing is better. I spend much of my lab classes flushed in mortification and anger.

    My lecture instructor, for his part, dropped the race subject after the first day because we have a lot of history of evolutionary thought to cover and I have loved the lectures so far. But I went to the library to get a Reserve copy of the class notes in advance to photocopy and follow along with. I’ve skipped ahead, and we will be covering “race.” The slides for this section include various observations about how the concept of race is “biologically invalid” including (in heavy emphasis): “NO correlation of intellect/’race'”.

    Now, you can argue for racial IQ gaps being hereditary or caused by non-shared environment. Without having found all the genes for IQ, I don’t think we can prove it to be hereditary at this point. I think claiming otherwise is intellectually disingenuous; the strongest thing you can say is that evidence suggests intellect is primarily hereditary, and therefore we might hypothesize the gaps to also be hereditary.

    But you cannot claim that no correlation between IQ and race has been found. I’m not aware of a study on racial IQ gaps that managed to completely dispute their existence.

    So…this is a lie? I can handle being taught ideas that I don’t totally understand or agree with – I feel that university is supposed to be a place where that happens. But I’m being outright lied to. The science department is willing to create a curriculum that lies to me. I’m afraid to look at my textbook, but I would assume it also contains this lie.

    I do not know how to sit with the knowledge that there is no segment of “higher education” that is not willing to lie to my face. To see me go forward into larger society secure in the truth of falsehoods. I’m distressed, and vacillating wildly about my options. Object in class? Email the instructor in advance? Complain to the head of the department?

    • ViktorNN

      I think you should take on your professor in class, but do it in a respectful, collegial way. If he feels like you’re not trying to challenge his position as an authority, he might be willing to open up and share his own personal views – and who knows, he might be closer to your point of view than you originally suspected. Or, he might have some details and insights that aren’t widely known. In general, professors enjoy good conversation, so I say go for it.

      If you’re a natural sciences major, then you’re in a great positioin as a racially aware white person (assuming that’s what you are) to do some real good for your people. If you decide to pursue a career in the sciences, then I recommend you stay more or less quiet, learn as much as you can, and try to do as much originial research as you can. It would be a real boon to the rest of us if a person like you were to get tenure (safety from the thought police!) and do real research to advance our cause.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Your last paragraph is what I’m leaning toward at the moment. It will certainly involve a lot of shutting up, which I suppose I ought to get used to now. But I really hate the idea of all my classmates being told this stuff without challenge.

        I think I will address it in class, perhaps with a puzzled tone of, “this does not match what I have learned elsewhere, there is a lot of correlation between IQ and race,” and see what he says.

    • Read “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” by William Maples. He correctly identified human skeletons by race.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Thank you for the rec. I will check it out.

    • Douglas Quaid

      This is because Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology are not true sciences. Case and point, just look at Freud’s pervy descriptions of human development (the oral, phallic, and anal stages) do you really think that’s science? There are useful gleanings these fields will present to try to legitimize their place at the table of the sciences, in reality they are just Atheistic Marxist bilge posing as science.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        The branch I’m taking a class in surely is as “hard” as the “soft sciences” can get. Genetics? Fossil evidence? Forensics? There’s much overlap with the broader field of biology.

        It’s why this is more disheartening to me than if I had run into it in, say, a sociology course. (Which I have also taken. And yes, I ran into it plenty.)

    • SentryattheGate

      My sympathies re. your predicament. Universities started shutting down politically-incorrect thought (and research) since the 70’s. Even in President Eisenhower’s farewell speech (15 min. on Youtube) he warns about the role of big money on research resulting in supporting pre-determined conclusions. The prominent university in my town had an Anti-Racism conference in 2001, where they claimed there was no such thing as race, (NO one dared to counter that) yet that same university’s research/development K-12 school (run by their College of Educ.) helped develop anti-racist education, which claims that whites hold everyone else down; lower school achievement, lower incomes etc. And they hosted Univ.of Mich. president Lee Bollinger (who won his US Supreme Court case for affirmative action) argued for racial quotas throughout our society. NO one dared to argue! Since then, I have seen articles (in Scientific American?) re. the “potential social dynamite” that could result from the increasing data showing that IQ is mostly hereditary, and that there are average IQ differences between races.
      The more I learn, the more I see a plan; Cultural Marxism (and “social justice”) based on the Communist Manifesto’s 10 planks. Most have been accomplished: increasing government control of “education”(really indoctrination), increasing militarization/national control of law enforcement, increasing taxation, a powerful central bank (the Federal Reserve), weakening marriage and the family unit (to destroy the building block of society), making more people dependent on gov’t., gov’t. wasting large amounts of money

  • John Smith

    Education is racist.

  • The left has already taken over and destroyed academics many years ago.

    Northwestfront(dot)org

  • The integrated Ba/SrTiO3 capacitor in their mobile phones was invented by a Portuguese-Indio Brazilian, a Scots-Irish American, an Italian-American, a Japanese and me, a Celtic-Injun-German-American mutt. I was the really weird one, as I collected old military firearms. Joe liked golf more than was normal, but nobody was into women’s clothing; we each much preferred them undressed. Larry had been divorced, Joe, Carlos and Masamichi were fanatically faithful to their wives, and I was still single and hating the dating scene here. I was also emotionally damaged from a disastrous relationship with a gal in California, so my efforts went into anything except romantic entanglements.

  • Douglas Quaid

    The history of philosophy, economics, theology, chemistry, physics, mathematics etc are all racist and sexist since the primary contributors to these fields were/are white men? Is that about right? Why again are our tax dollars going to these schools?

    I’m so sick of these people, the moonbat professors are the worst.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    Oh lord, I’ve been in arguments before with people who think that DNA does not exist and that both DNA and evolution were theories invented by white men to prop up their “supremacy.” Even pointing out that Darwin was an abolitionist got me nowhere.

    In the words of Minchin, maybe someday these people will also stop believing in the theory of gravity, and float the #@&! away.

  • Erika525

    This is only the first step. The next demand will be to have work graded by “those who look like you.” The net result, obviously, will be that everybody will get an “A” and the graduation rate will soar. Students will thus graduate unable to read and write but will still have a fancy diploma. Third Worlders love this type of stuff–fancy pieces of paper certifying education.