Ivy League College Offers Black Lives Matter Course

Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Campus Reform, February 3, 2015

Dartmouth College is now offering a #BlackLivesMatter course for its students in the upcoming spring semester.

Developed by the Ivy school’s geography and African and African-American studies program, “10 Weeks, 10 Professors: #BlackLivesMatter” is supposedly “dedicated to considering race, structural inequality and violence in both a historical and modern context.” {snip}

According to The Dartmouth, the college’s student newspaper, the class will be taught by 15 professors from 10 different academic departments. The professors’ expertise range from anthropology to mathematics.

“We just thought that it might be interesting and innovative and exciting to have a course that’s dedicated to this, whereas lots of other people are incorporating it into other courses,” Dr. Abigail Neely, an assistant professor of geography, told The Dartmouth.

Neely told the student newspaper that the professors teaching the course hope to teach students that the highly publicized incident in Ferguson, Mo., and the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old during an altercation, is a worldwide issue.

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  • WR_the_realist

    For extra credit students can take a #WhiteLivesDoNotMatter course.

    • MekongDelta69

      …No doubt, run by 20 ‘professors,’ taking 20 weeks at $1,000/credit – paid for by us.

      • phorning

        It is not paid by taxpayers in the Ivy League.

        • bilderbuster

          The Anti-Whiteness classes in AZ are.

        • Realist

          Ivy League schools do not get tax money???

        • MikeofAges

          You know nothing, then, about how private colleges and universities are financed. Or you are lying. Tax deductible donations. Publicly-funded grants and scholarships to low income and minority students. Foundation grants. Tax sheltered endowments. Federally funded grants. Research contracts. Join the real world, please. You’ll feel better. Or is it worse? At least it’ll be something.

          • phorning

            The deductibility of a donation is not the same thing as taxpayer funding. Most of these large donors are buying prestige, there is little evidence they are making the donations solely for the deduction. I agree the gains in the endowments should not be tax sheltered, but again, that is not taxpayer funding. By that logic churches are taxpayer funded.

          • MikeofAges

            B.S. Join the real world.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      That’s embedded into every class, along with “men are pigs”.

      • bilderbuster

        Unless they’re Black or homosexuals and then they’re role models.

      • LHathaway

        That’s what I was going to say. This exists in every course already.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      I can see this class being offered in New Haven (Yale) or Manhattan (Columbia) but in Northern New Hampshire?

      • Nancy

        Where there are hardly any blacks, see? Anywhere that has an appreciable black population wouldn’t be so stupid. They see first-hand that blacks themselves don’t even believe #blacklivesmatter. (Or white or Asian lives, either.)

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Touche1 ! (As one very wise man once observed: “Nothing cures an enthusiasm for integration like a good dose of nigros…”)

    • dukem1

      Love to hear what a math prof could add to this idiocy.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Black lives do not matter, not to the liberal elite. The only thing they care about is the manner in which the black life was taken. If it was a result of the daily black-on-black violence that permeates our inner cities – those lost lives are meaningless. When a white is the killer, justified or not, then the black life matters after it is lost.

    • David Ashton

      Keep plugging this point, folks.

    • Reverend Bacon

      I think they would be more honest if they were to change it to “#whitedefendantsareautomaticallyguilty”.

      • checkYourHistory

        #GreatWhiteDefendant

  • Neely told the student newspaper that the professors teaching the course hope to teach students that the highly publicized incident in Ferguson, Mo., and the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old during an altercation, is a worldwide issue.

    A worldwide issue? No. It was a local issue that should have stayed a local issue, and would have been that way except for the national media having to blow a local issue all out of proportion and make it international news in order to try to goose black turnout for the midterms.

    If Dillon Taylor and Gilbert Collar got very little national play (and what national play it got, it was only in reaction to Michael Brown getting national play, to call out media hypocrisy), then Michael Brown should have been local news only.

    • AmericanCitizen

      When Obama used the Ferguson example in front of the UN as another reason to publicly apologize to the world for America’s existence – he made it a worldwide issue.

      • Follow up. This is from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this evening:

        ***

        Ferguson police cautiously considering less-lethal device for pistols

        Police here said Wednesday they are looking at less-lethal weapons but are far from settled on a device that blunts the effect of bullets.

        Plans to test the product, marketed as “The Alternative” were described in a Washington Post story this week that Chief Thomas Jackson said may have overstated the department’s interest.

        ***

        Source:

        http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ferguson-police-cautiously-considering-less-lethal-device-for-pistols/article_f5e84c44-7bc6-5805-aec7-dca4b1ceb6a3.html

        I respond:

        Hold the phone.

        Why was the armament policy of a police department of a mid-sized suburb of a flyover country metropolitan area so interesting to the Washington Post, as in Washington, D.C., 710 miles away from St. Louis as the crow flies, such that the Washington Post would write a whole article about it? Seems to me that this story is so insignificant that even the STL P-D should only cover it with a brief blurb.

        • meanqueen

          Oh please, they can’t be serious.

    • David Ashton

      Lives lost daily in Africa….!

      • DiversityIsDeath

        Bleh, who cares? Seriously? I am thankful that Mother Nature is racially disinfecting the planet.

        • bilderbuster

          It would be nice if Whites would help Mother Nature or at least leave her be while she goes about her business instead of fighting her in Africa.

          • David Ashton

            The population explosion in Africa is outpacing the massacres and disease.

          • Yancy Derringer

            No problem. Blacks are farming in Zimbabwe again, and even exporting crop. Hold on… Tobacco? Never mind.

          • David Ashton

            “Restructuring the farms” euphemism or “mugabism”.
            Climate & the wicked outside world to blame, past, present & future – another mugabist explanation.

          • bilderbuster

            And free food, medicine, vaccines and infant formula from the West sure isn’t helping matters.

        • David Ashton

          The “liberals” have no more compassion than you.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      It was $33,000,000 from George Soros that made it go worldwide.

  • dmxinc

    Let them take it.

    It will be great training for their future job at the car wash.

    • Julius Caesar

      I do NOT want a black touching my car. Then again, I wash my own cars.

  • D.B. Cooper

    This is why I spit on the ground when someone says they went to an Ivy League school. I know it’s uncouth, but I love their reactions that lowly lil’ ol’ me, who graduated from an ordinary college, is totally unimpressed by what the Ivy League accepts these days.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Maybe it meant something once, but those days are gone like everything else.

    • Cannot Tell

      I have a cousin who only scored around 2000/2400 on her SATs. Of course, she still got accepted into Columbia University.

      I’m only impressed by whites and Asians who get accepted into Ivy League schools. Research shows that the vast majority of black Ivy League students would definitely not be there if not for affirmative action.

  • That reminds me. Before it gets to be old news, related somewhat to Ferguson. This came from the Davos shindig last week:

    Davos economist Robert Johnson, who made headlines this week for revealing that the wealthy are buying secret hideaways as a hedge against global instability, warned in a subsequent interview that the elite are also afraid of more riots in the mould of Ferguson, Missouri.

    My mouth just about dropped to the floor.

    If that’s what they’re really concerned about, then Robert Johnson should get on the phone to two of his Davos buddies. One is George Soros, to ask him not to spend money to egg on and provoke such rioters, and the other is Carlos Slim, to have him havehis newspaper quit promoting local police blotter news in flyover country into major international crises for partisan political purposes.

    http://www.amren.com/news/2015/01/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur-civil-action/

    • David Ashton

      Secret hideaways. I predicted this years ago. It is never gratifying to have one’s dire prophecies regularly confirmed by the facts.

      • bilderbuster

        Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz and Billy Clinton have been flying about and hanging out with teenage hookers at Epstein’s hideouts for awhile now.

        • David Ashton

          Clinton and Andrew had weaknesses that were studied and targeted. Was Monica Lewinsky wired or not?

          • bilderbuster

            Her phones were tapped and Billy told her their calls were being recorded by a “foreign government”.
            Ken Starr obviously didn’t find that to be important and claims that matter was never pursued.

          • David Ashton

            The least “foreign” of all the governments, I suppose.

      • Julius Caesar

        Oh wouldn’t it be nice to have the money to by some land in Montana right about now…

        • David Ashton

          Or buy a media outlet.

  • Luca

    I wonder if rampant black abortions will be a topic of discussion for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ class? Not that I care, but shouldn’t we at least have that ‘honest’ conversation I keep hearing liberals talk about?

    • LexiconD1

      If we, truly, wanted ‘honesty’, a class on PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PERSON BEHAVIOR, would be in order, as well.

    • meanqueen

      There is a LOT of publicity now about black abortions. I wish people would just shut up. My fear is that blacks will start to believe they should stop having abortions.

  • B.A_2014

    I was a photographer at the bloody Sunday March at the weekend. I can’t believe I forgot to mention, but the leading banner was a black lives matter banner and the main speaker was a Negro woman from a U.S group called dignity. I will post the photos tomorrow.

    • Speedy Steve

      I thought Dignity was a group of homosexual Catholics with AIDS.

      • Kenner

        I think it’s homosexual Catholics. AIDS is optional.

  • james AZ

    IVY POSION LEAGUE huh.

  • MekongDelta69

    Coming very soon to Dartmouth:

    “Developed by the Ivy school’s geography and European and European-American Studies Program:“0 Weeks, 0 Professors: #WhiteLivesMatter”

    [Sorry – I temporarily must have od’d on a hallucinogen wafting through the house.]

  • Caucasoid88

    It’s not three units. It’s three-fifths of a unit.

  • Truthseeker

    Neely told the student newspaper that the professors teaching the course
    hope to teach students that the highly publicized incident in Ferguson,
    Mo., and the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who
    fatally shot a black 18-year-old during an altercation, is a worldwide
    issue.

    Everywhere large numbers of Blacks are, failure follows. In Africa, there’s constant barbarism, violence and poverty. Same with Haiti. Same with almost any majority-Black town or neighborhood. You inevitably find crime, dysfunction and ruin.

    So what’s the reason for it? Obviously a worldwide conspiracy to keep Blacks down! I mean, what else could it be? Everyone on earth has clearly banded together to prevent these brilliant, wonderful people from succeeding, and all because of their skin color! Will this injustice never end?

  • You can bet the professors teaching the course will be fair, objective and will present opposing viewpoints in an calm and even-handed manner.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    I’m not sure if the comments after the linked student paper article are really from students, but if they are then even college students are pushing back against the academia’s Ferguson narrative and white guilt agenda.

  • Alexandra1973

    Blacks are more likely to get abortions, and they’re more likely to be killed by another black person. And they want to tell US black lives matter?

    • Speedy Steve

      I have some doubts about black abortion stats. They get money for each extra sprog they spit out. And Planned Parenthood does not accept EBT cards.

      • In the universe of black women that exercise that “right,” they are heavily upwardly mobile higher income professional black women. Ghetto Shaniquas with 9 kids by 8 men aren’t going to PP, because they have 9 kids by 8 men. To ghetto Shaniqua, kids are meal tickets either into the state’s war chest or the fathers’ wallets if the father have anything worth taking. To the upwardly mobile higher income professional black woman, a baby is a burden.

      • meanqueen

        Speedy, I think I can clear up your confusion. Low class black women get pregnant ALL THE TIME. Believe me, they can have a baby a year and still have time to get in an abortion a year, too. Over a 30 year fertility career, that’s a lot of sprogs and abortions.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    Stunned at the lack of shame in doing this when Wilson has been cleared of wrongdoing more than once.

    Poor guy. I just pity him so much. He did nothing wrong. And yet, they will never let this die. Twenty years from now, they will still be showing his name and photograph to clueless college students. He’s going to need facial reconstruction surgery and a name change.

    • toldev

      He did nothing wrong?

      He sinned in stupidity or greed. Would you accept a job patrolling a black area? There are two reasons that you would. Either you are ignorant of the nature of blacks, or you do it anyway for the fat pay check.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        I’m not sure how police forces work, but Wilson is young. I suspect this means (as in other professions) he had little choice as to where he was assigned to patrol. And I doubt patrolling black areas is where the money is at.

        Maybe he’s stupid. But that is no reason to wish him the loss of his career.

      • meanqueen

        Unfair. What kind of person are you to pile on and kick someone when they’re down? How do you know he doesn’t read this website? I’m going to stand in vocal support of him. He was doing his job, he did it well, and for that blacks and white libtards vilified him, and now he has to take sh!t off white nationalists, too? Sometimes bad things happen – doesn’t mean you’re stupid.

        • toldev

          Perhaps that comment sounded more harsh than what I intended. I harbour no ill will towards Darren Wilson. And I certainly do not think he should have had his life ruined for just doing his job. I am just saying that his acceptance of employment in a black area was a big mistake on his part. A mistake that he will be paying for for the rest of his life. Now hopefully something good can come out of this. That would be if some young white people heard this story and learned not to get mixed up with blacks in the first place.

          • meanqueen

            Well, I agree with you there. It’s my hope that all white officers will see the writing on the wall and adjust their lives accordingly, to the extent they are able.

    • throttler

      Zimmerman should have plastic surgery too. And he should lose some weight.

  • phorning

    Students in the classes are probably a mix of social justice warriors and blue bloods of the Conrad Hilton III variety looking for an easy A. Very few minds are going to be changed.

  • RacialRay

    A Dartmouth mathematics professor was recruited to provide his professional input on the degree to which black lives matter? Perhaps he will offer a quantitative analysis of the cost to white America of carrying the black race vs. the contribution to GDP from their population as a whole. Or maybe an estimate of how many times some white a-hole shouted “Hands up, don’t shoot” into a bullhorn since last August.

    I’m in.

    • shawnmer

      Are you kidding? We had hack scientists openly talking about BANNING research on race and intelligence after Nicholas Wade ‘ s book! Cold day in Hades before that study gets done.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        I believed you entirely; but was going to ask you for a link, since I didn’t think this would be easy to Google. I thought this because I figured no one would actually go so far as to outright say that any kind of scientific research should be banned. I thought they would slyly imply it, and conceal their meaning under layers of obfuscation.

        …Wow, was I wrong. “Should Research On Race and IQ Be Banned?” Second link! Holy bollocks.

  • dd121

    Just how did these once great institutions fall into the hands of these people?

    • Winston_Jack

      Read about The Frankfurt School and the long march through the institutions, and you will have your answer.

      • You nailed it! There’s a great series of videos on Youtube produced in the 1980s on political-correctness, and it highlights those very plans of The Frankfurt School.

    • JohnEngelman

      This would not have happened without the War in Vietnam. That war radicalized many college students who became college professors. For that, and many other reasons, the War in Vietnam was tragically futile.

      • bilderbuster

        It would have never happened if we had stayed out of WW2.

        • JohnEngelman

          Worse things would have happened, like the Nazi conquest of most of the European mainland.

          • bilderbuster

            A European Wunderland as opposed to the Stalinesqe, multi-culti playgrounds of Londonistan, Paris and Stockholm?
            Not on Adolf’s Watch Mister!

    • DiversityIsDeath

      He who controls the purse strings calls the shots. (And you know who that is, don’t you?)

      “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • shawnmer

    “#BlackLivesMatter” is supposedly “dedicated to considering race, structural inequality and violence in both a historical and modern context.”

    So, same made-up, gibberish dogsqueeze as all the others in “African American studies” courses, just new title?

  • JohnEngelman

    A person who takes this course will be required to agree that blacks are unoffending victims of irrational color prejudice, and that race relations would be fine in the United States if there weren’t so many white racists. Any other point of view, no matter how written, well reasoned, and well documented, will result in a failing grade.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Those profs might lift those very words, as they are, and place them in their syllabuses.

  • JohnEngelman

    This sounds like a puff course to give blacks on the Dartmouth football and basketball teams.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Bingo, you’ve got it.

    • Spikeygrrl

      If only. I attended the ritual annual Princeton-Dartmouth football game at least 6 times (WHY is a long story). I can thus testify that football at Dartmouth and the rest of the Ivies is — wait for it — A GAME.

      No gigantic players. No huge alumni donors. No “gut courses” full of ath-a-letes to maintain the fiction that said ath-a-letes are maintaining a passing GPA. I haven’t looked it up, but I’d be very surprised if the Ivies have sports scholarships at all!

      If all football was like that, I might even watch it voluntarily from time to time.

  • And just when I was wondering what the world could do to honor black fantasy month.

    • bilderbuster

      Don’t worry about that because whatever it is it will never be enough.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    “According to The Dartmouth,
    the college’s student newspaper, the class will be taught by 15
    professors from 10 different academic departments. The professors’
    expertise range from anthropology to mathematics.” [QUOTE]

    What do #BlackLivesMatter have to do with maffematics?

    • Dr.Bazzi

      These Buffoons are no more “Professors” than my cat. This is right out of the cultural revolution of Mao.

    • bilderbuster

      #BlackLivesMatter combines Ebonics with mathmatics.
      Professor Goldbergstein: Treyvon will you use the word before in a sentence?
      Treyvon: To an to be fo!

  • De Doc

    If black lives really do matter, why not start by instructing blacks to avoid getting high, committing strong arm robberies and attempting to assault a police officer to get his firearm? Ooops! I forgot to check my privilege, while typing the above.

    • Spikeygrrl

      I just “checked” my “White privilege.”

      Yup, it’s still there.

      • HE2

        Spikey, I hope you have a permit to carry concealed W/P.
        I do, would not leave home without it.

      • meanqueen

        Help! I can’t find mine!

  • Hammerheart

    According to these giblet heads who are more than likely utterly incapable of defending themselves I may add… enforcing the law and protecting your own life is a world wide issue? Really?

  • Evette Coutier

    Black lives don’t matter to these clowns. Only the appearance of concern matters.

    • meanqueen

      True.

  • OhWow

    What about a “Race and IQ” course? Would that be cool? I wonder. What about a “Race and Crime” course? They can examine the stats and talk about the self-perpetuating, self-enslaving black culture…oh yeah never mind. Not allowed.

    What about a course on “He din do nuffin”? Or what about “He be a good boy” course? It shows a LOT about how radically far left this country has become when a “Black Lives Matter” course is seen as necessary and an “All Lives Matter” course would be deemed “racist”. The real racists are the ones who excuse blacks for everything and find a scapegoat COUGH whitey.

  • guest

    I have taken a “white lives matter” course. Topics include how to draw and fire quickly and accurately from concealment, how to use a shotgun in tactical situations with both buckshot and slugs, and how to use an AR15, and low-light weapons use. I highly recommend everyone here take a “white lives matter” course which is generally available at gun ranges with training courses.

  • IstvanIN

    Good grief, I am glad I went to college a long time ago and majored in Agribusiness. None of this nonsense.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Back when a college degree actually meant something.

    • meanqueen

      Eventually these nonsense classes and degrees will come to an end as society comes to the realization that more practical degrees that actually teach something useful are critically important.

      • This is an important class & field of study. The unimportant studies, in which you can’t get jobs in the US, are things like engineering and the sciences.

        • meanqueen

          “Eventually” means when society collapses. Then the engineers and scientists will be important again.

  • An Ivy League course with a hashtag in its official title.

    The end is near.

  • Vito Powers

    Here’s an old joke:

    A young Negro axes his father “why do I have the biggest d*ck in the 3rd grade? Is it because I’m black?

    His father says “no, son, it’s not because you’re black. It’s because you’re 18 years old”

  • libertarian1234

    Anything that is nonsensical, stupid or just plain bizarre that occurs in most of academia is expected.

    Their funding needs to be severely curtailed so they don’t have the money for creating hate-filled courses as they do now and have been doing for years.

    They’ve become institutes of myths and lies that hate free speech and restrict it at every opportunity.

  • IstvanIN

    The advances in genetics are coming faster and faster…..maybe there is hope.

  • E. Newton

    The purveyors of the lies, the propaganda, will not stop. They will never shame, they will never admit the depravity of their philosophies. They have a broiling religious fervor to their beliefs and no amount of evidence will every change this. It is an actual religion. It will get more unbelievable every day. You have got to be prepared for it.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Of course it’s a religion. Just ask “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright.

  • Yancy Derringer

    The huge grievance machine is perpetually desperate for concrete, real-life examples of racial bias and oppression to fill their cause’s need for subject matter. Imagine the campaigns they could run if the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot” was instead “Black Girl Bleeds a Lot.” That would justify the machine’s existence.

    Unfortunately for them, though, there are so few examples for them to build a protest upon, that they’re forced to do the best they can with questionable situations – Duke, Trayvon, Brown, Garner, all of which turned out to be duds for their cause, no bias, no oppression.

    Hell, there’s been so little to complain about, they have to keep going all the way back to Emmett Till.

    • throttler

      And he was no innocent either.

  • ravitchn

    White lives matter more than black lives! I think the day of white guilt allowing the negroes to get away with murder may be coming to an end.

  • MooTieFighter

    I wonder if they will discuss facts? You know like the percentages of black deaths caused by blacks, murder/rape rates in black- white vs white-black, rates of all violent crime. What cops have to deal with on a daily basis with this minority and the restraint shown on a daily basis as cops are assaulted, cussed, spit on etc… I suspect NO truth in the classes only indoctrination. To pass this class you should have to participate in a 6 week ride along with cops.

  • Musashi5000

    More negro navel-gazing…..as if there isn’t enough of that.

  • MikeofAges

    How about a “White Lives Matter” course. A course in how these institutions actually treat white people. And how the elite university monopoly undermines people of equal inherent talent who did not attend one of them. If a comprehensive antitrust and civil rights suit was filed against these institutions, if it was heard in the courts, and if the Supreme Court delivered an honest opinion against the suit, it would read like a Dred Scott for white people. The monopoly could be upheld only by resort to the idea that it was based on a universally accepted social concept and that there others had no rights deserving of being respected.

  • dukem1

    Put this video in a time capsule ad call it “New Hampshire Was Special.”

  • throttler

    I love the comments with the original article. Not one person thinks this is a good idea.

  • texasoysterman

    Ain’t gonna happen. 910 million Nigerians? How would they sustain themselves? What would they eat? Each other?
    Oh, wait….never mind.

  • Ohmy!

    If my child attended this college, I would not pay for him/her to take this course. It’s a waste of MONEY.