Colleges Respond to Racist Incidents as If Their Chief Worry Is Bad PR, Studies Find

Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 21, 2015

College administrations react to hate crimes, hate speech, and other high-profile incidents of bias by focusing mainly on repairing their institution’s reputation, two new studies conclude.

The administrations’ responses generally paper over underlying prejudices in the campus culture, leaving the victims at risk of further harm in the future, argue the researchers, who presented the studies’ findings on Monday in Chicago, at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.

“College presidents are willing to address the racist but rarely the racism,” says a paper summarizing one of the studies, based on a rhetorical analysis of presidents’ statements in response to bias incidents.

The second study, based on interviews with members of colleges’ bias-response teams, found that most of the teams spend relatively little time on their primary stated functions–trying to educate the campus community about bias–and instead devote their efforts mainly to punishing and condemning the perpetrators of specific acts.

The teams’ emphasis on publicly responding to individual incidents serves to divert attention from broader problems of bias in the campus culture, stifling systemic change, a paper on the study’s findings says. {snip}

The second paper says bias-team leaders, many of whom are midlevel administrators, appear to see themselves as accountable to “senior-level administrators concerned with institutional reputation” and to students and others who report bias and, often, “desire to see punishment enacted.” Their dealings with targets of bias appear more focused on helping those people navigate the campus culture than bringing about cultural change, the paper says.

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“We find it problematic that several of the initial responses from the presidents do not acknowledge that racism is a problem,” the researchers wrote. “Instead, the presidents place attention on ‘individuals,’ ‘those students,’ or ‘those few of us’ who are outliers to the inclusive values of the campus. This approach suggests that academic leaders may be more interested in the public-relations battle than the fight against racism.”

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  • Not one indication here that almost all of these “bias incidents” are hoaxes. Or, if they aren’t, they’re piddley diddley femtoaggressions that nobody else would care about.

    College administrations react to hate crimes, hate speech, and other high-profile incidents of bias by focusing mainly on repairing their institution’s reputation, two new studies conclude.

    Their reputation, in whose eyes? Certainly not in the eyes of anyone like us.

    • De Doc

      I was just about to chime in about the proliferation of these hoaxes on campus today. It seems even the slightest appearance of impropriety regarding race based incidents gets these institutions in a fit.

      • Guest

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        • nordicman

          Quit spamming Amren with your crap!

    • “Their reputation, in whose eyes?”

      Their reputation in the eyes of their fellow liberal snobs. The one thing they fear most is being seen as a “RACIST”! OMG!!! And they are so afraid that “African Americans” might not see them as “good” White folks.

    • Charles Martel

      Prager University has a video out about how many die verse city employees are on campuses that have to justify their existence.

      • LS Wight

        “Diversity ” means chasing down the last white person. If “Racism ” can be defined as genocidal prejudice then the media and Marxist institutions are racist as hell. Who wants to pay for an indoctrination when the USA now has more low paying jobs than any other Industrialized nation? ! So you can be in more debt? ! Just pray that the hidden black on white disproportionate violent crime doesn’t get you when you’re physically on the campus of the Marxist “Colleges. ” They’re going to have to give college “Education” for free because no1 wants to pay for hypocritical nonsense! I just hope the zombies wake up before we get as bad as Europe. Obviously, this is the exact definition of genocide according to United Nations and obviously, only complete white genocide, like in Zimbabwe and South Africa will be acceptable in this fictional scenario where “racism ” is the cause of every woe in the third world! If blacks had it so bad with whites then maybe anyone can explain why we continually double African immigration into the USA each decade since the 70’s. Lol.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “The administrations’ responses generally paper over underlying prejudices in the campus culture, leaving the victims at risk of further harm in the future,”

      Let me correct this…

      “The administrations’ responses generally paper over underlying racial hoaxes perpetrated by supposed victims, leaving the real victims at risk of further scapegoating in the future,”

      There. Much better.

    • LS Wight

      You can’t define “Racism ” other than to accurately describe it as the antiwhite critical theory that it is. The word “Racist ” is the word Leon Trotsky invented in 1929 to propagandize/control his opposition. This ridiculous double standard cannot be defined except to say it’s an abstract concept that supposedly is determined by any non white who has hurt feelings. So, when we have the third world being relocated to Europe and the USA and the racist invaders say they’re offended that you exist, just ignore the illogical, genocidal nonsense. What’s currently being done to whites is the exact definition of genocide according to United Nations. So, this is why we need the thought police all over white Christian countries, to keep the truth under wrap.
      Anti racist is code for anti White!

      • nordicman

        Leon Trotsky’s real name was Leon Bornstein, a tailor from the Lower East side of Manhattan. He was a ‘chosenite’ wink wink

    • LS Wight

      Go on to YouTube and spend an hour asking yourself the tough questions about how ‘Racism’ is defined by watching,
      “A Conversation About Race. “

      • nordicman

        Whatever happened to Mr. Bodeker (the man who made A Conversation About Race)? He seems to have disappeared.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      You beat me to it…

  • phorning

    Of course their chief worry is PR. The whole higher education system is a house of cards, if enrollment or donations start declining the schools will be looking at major cuts or in the case of some smaller ones, closing. Maybe someday we can return to an employment environment where a college degree isn’t a requirement for every middle class job, regardless of whether or not it adds any value.

    • TomIron361

      major cuts or in the case of some smaller ones, closing.
      __________________________________________
      Are you saying the educrats might actually have to get a real job?

      • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

        A whole new class of unemployables.

    • Fair Dinkum

      Maybe someday we can return to an employment environment where a college degree isn’t a requirement for every middle class job, regardless of whether or not it adds any value.

      Requiring college degrees protects employers from lawsuits.

      • phorning

        It used to, but doesn’t anymore. There are enough diversified people with degrees that requiring them for jobs that don’t need them doesn’t protect from discrimination lawsuits.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          It still gives a bit of protection in that it allows employers to throw out the applications of all the blacks who don’t have college degrees (and most of them don’t). But you’re right that it’s not as good a strategy as it used to be.

          That’s probably why they hire blacks with college degrees and then stick them in make-work jobs where they can’t cause too many problems (like in HR).

    • InAFreeCountry

      The EEOC tightened up the use of applicant testing due to disparate impact, so employers started going the college degree route. Thanks, big gov.

  • MekongDelta69

    The entire notion of ‘Hate‘ crimes/speech/thought are beyond Orwellian in the first place.

  • ejXinMI

    Hmmm… yeah… hate crimes and all that black-on-white crime. Is that what they mean? That would be a problem if you are white and considering attending a ‘problem school’. White– whence most of the students and nearly all the finances come.

  • You start with the wrong premise, you ALWAYS get wrong conclusions. The correct premise is that “bigotry” is normal, natural, a survival mechanism. These cultural Marxist retards start with the premise that bigotry is abnormal and bad. Go with the correct premise. Create segregated campuses.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “The administrations’ responses generally paper over underlying prejudices in the campus culture”

    — Those aren’t prejudices. Those are postjudices based on experience ad observation of how other groups act.

    “based on interviews with members of colleges’ bias-response teams, found that most of the teams spend relatively little time on their primary stated functions–trying to educate the campus community about bias”

    — Why should response teams waste any time educating the students about bias when the professors and administrators already waste nearly all their time harping on bias instead of teaching curricula?

    “College administrations react to hate crimes, hate speech, and other high-profile incidents of bias by focusing mainly on repairing their institution’s reputation.”

    — Let’s be honest, aren’t most of those incidents hoaxes, anyway?

    • listenupbub

      That word- “bias”…. I don’t think these researchers picked a very good word.

  • ncpride

    “Instead, the presidents place attention on ‘individuals,’ ‘those students,’ or ‘those few of us’ who are outliers to the inclusive values of the campus.

    In other words, these groveling presidents should condemn, berate and punish the entire White student body when one of these hoaxes make headlines. At least they are honest in their hatred…. they get bolder by the day.

    • InAFreeCountry

      This. It’s OK to prejudge Whitey. What a country.

  • So colleges don’t address “racism”? I say that is all they address-when it is practiced by Whites. Some White kids chanting a racial song in private at a frat party, and two have been expelled. But blacks who violently commit crimes, often against Whites for racist reasons, are just “yoofs” who should be given “anutha chance.” More double standards.

    • guest

      My cousin attends a major Vet Med school in an A&M university in the Midwest.
      The sense of scientific race-ism exudes from any discussion of dog breeds and the descent of dog breeds over thousands of years from a common wolf ancestor. And the same is true for much other livestock. When a majority of Americans lived either on farms or in farm villages, the media myths about race would not have floated at all–let alone proliferated. No one in vet med is noting that the differences between Dobermans and St. Bernards is a verbal construct. At least while sober.

  • listenupbub

    These “researchers” are about as stupid as people can be.

    • bilderbuster

      More like about as dishonest as only professional liars can be.

  • inotherwords

    What these “studies” are trying to say is that whenever a “bias incident” happens, the entire campus should be subjected to anti-white propaganda indefinitely as a response. After all, that’s the reason why they create these hoaxes (which they almost all are) anyway. To generate a “discussion”, by which they really mean, to provide a platform for their anti-white propaganda.

    • Rhialto

      It’s an example of incorrect White male attitudes, which even White males who try to be supportive have: If a Hate incident occurs, the perpetrator should be identified and punished. Rather than the Liberal dogma that if a Hate incident occurs, it a symptom of social illness.

  • JohnEngelman

    College administrations react to hate crimes, hate speech, and other high-profile incidents of bias by focusing mainly on repairing their institution’s reputation, two new studies conclude.

    The administrations’ responses generally paper over underlying prejudices in the campus culture, leaving the victims at risk of further harm in the future, argue the researchers.

    – Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 21, 2015

    These researchers are saying that it is not enough for college administrations to punish actions. They should punish thoughts as well.

    • The whole notion of a “hate crime” is predicated on what the perpetrator might have been thinking.

      • InAFreeCountry

        Is black-on-white rape a hate crime or a love crime?

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        That’s why the whole concept of “hate crimes” infuriates me. It’s already illegal to murder, rape, or assault someone. Why does it matter what the perpetrator was thinking at the time? If he committed the crime, he should get punished the same as anyone else who committed the same crime.

    • EuropeanIdentity33

      Well quite a few colleges have cozy little places called free speech zones…which are pretty much tiny little shacks. This way they can contain “evil” thoughts.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Its only crimes against whites that get the hush and whites are not a protected group, according to our government, and still have generations of suffering to go to ever know what the nonwhites endure. I sure hope my team wins the big game.

  • Hammerheart

    I wonder how many naive female students routinely get victimized by black afleets? I wonder how common cover ups are?

    • InAFreeCountry

      Many of the poor little airheads are afraid to say “no” when LaVonDerrick axes them politely, “Yo, lemme, imma tap dat.” for fear of being racist.

  • EuropeanIdentity33

    They likely don’t believe their own baloney, most people follow ideologies like anti-racism because they are incentivized to. I’m sure if it would be in their own personal interests, these administrators and professors would profess a neo-Nazi ideology tomorrow.

    • InAFreeCountry

      These people don’t believe in the odor of their own excrement. I do not have your faith.

      • EuropeanIdentity33

        Their stupidity will backfire when they segregate themselves from the rest of us and the modern world. Their is light at the end of this tunnel and this multicultural nightmare will end soon, at least for Europe.

  • Light from the East

    Countless of similar efforts have been seen over the past half century, non of them work out so far, apparently.

  • Lexonaut

    In today’s universities, replace the white administrations with black ones, thereby eliminating the racism problem. Then let the wealthy alumni endow new, private universities that accept no federal funds (we can call them clubs) to become Historically White Colleges and Universities.

  • Realist


    Colleges Respond to Racist Incidents as If Their Chief Worry Is Bad PR, Studies Find”

    It is.

  • LS Wight

    Yes, this proves that the Jewish nephew of the Talmudic “Father of new age psychiatry”, Edward Bernays has been a success. “Public Relations” is merely the Jewish word for propaganda. And then 2 more scandalous Jews took this to the next level with neuro linguistic programming. (Look all that up) Don’t tolerate this racist hypocrisy. The double standard is so profoundly ridiculous, it’s laughable! Our college campuses are just dumpsters!

  • pennawhytmn

    I am no longer capable of reading anything that contains the word “systemic”. It immediately tells me the entire story with just that word. It is going to be “perpetual victims”, Liberal drivel.

  • nordicman

    Our words hurt blacks’ feelings (or so they say), yet their behavior costs us lives and money.

  • listenupbub

    Here’s what the “researchers” look like. No wonder their “research” was pointless hot air.

    (names: Shaun R. Harper and Eddie R. Cole)

  • Fr. John+

    And white students, who wish for academic rigor, are forced to have ‘Freshman indoctrination’ on gay sex, condoms, playing safe, and hating their ancestors who were ‘racist.’

    Yeah, how long you think THIS nation’s gonna last? DOA.