Random Quotations – Education – July 2nd, 2017

Five items in total…

“The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea ‘got exactly what he deserved’… The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was ‘typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males’ she teaches.” – Associated Press, “Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, ‘got exactly what he deserved,’ Delaware prof says” – Toronto Sun, June 24th, 2017.

“Humanities programs at universities are ‘corrupt’, and universities as a whole have lost their way, turning out ‘cringing milksops’ who see themselves as victims. ‘Unconscious bias’ is made up and benefiting from unearned privilege isn’t really a thing. We are almost at the mercy of social-justice warriors who hate the West.” Thoughts attributed to Toronto’s Professor Jordan Peterson by David Reevely in “See if you can take the social-justice warriors out at the top, Jordan Peterson says” – National Post, June 16th, 2017.

“…the (Toronto Ryerson Students Union) RSU suggests all full-time undergraduate and graduate Ryerson students not celebrate Canada 150 because it only represents ‘150 years of colonization’ after our land ‘was stolen from indigenous people’… The posting claims that all the hype around Canada Day this year is to make the day ‘seem like a holiday’ as opposed to a ‘genocide’ and the Canadian legacy of ‘colonization’.” – Sue-Ann Levy, “Social justice gone mad at Ryerson?” – Toronto Sun, June 30th, 2017.

“The mission of the modern university appears to be the protection of vulnerable young minds from the rigours of thought… Fear not, young snowflakes, you can obtain an undergraduate degree at a university equipped with trigger warnings and safe zones… Universities were designed to protect the thinkers of a previous generation from the orthodoxy of the church… Who now protects those poor contrarian souls that think outside progressive orthodoxy?” – John Snobelen, “Free thinking needed as much as free speech” – Toronto Sun, July 1st, 2017.

“New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has vowed to remove federal funding from post-secondary institutions if they don’t back freedom of speech on campus… But while the centre-right establishment has hardly been talking about it – at least not publicly – the regressive mentality at our institutes of alleged higher learning has been a major topic in online circles and among campus groups for a while now… The frustration with fringe lunacy on campus has bubbled to the top in recent months.” – Anthony Furey, “There’s a new counterculture afoot and Andrew Scheer is one of its leaders” – Toronto Sun, May 29th, 2017.