Random Quotations – Education – June 20th, 2018

Five items in total…

“First is their new unholy trinity of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is defined not by opinion, but by race, ethnicity or sexual identity; the goal is no longer equality of opportunity, but an insistence on equality of outcome; and inclusion is the use of identity-based quotas to attain this misconceived state of equity… Their world is (instead) a Hobbesian nightmare of identity groups warring for power. They don’t see ideas that run contrary to their ideology as merely incorrect. They see them as integral to the oppressive system they wish to supplant and consider it a moral obligation to stifle and constrain their expression.” – Professor Jordan Peterson, quoted by Onan Coca in “Today’s professors don’t teach, they indoctrinate progressivism” – The Lid, June 14th, 2018.

“Good universities have a culture of disputation, a culture of critical inquiry and critical discussion. We interrogate identities. In a culture of celebration, on the other hand, people are to be confirmed and strengthened in their identities. Critical inquiry in such a culture is seen as disrespectful and even harmful.” – Mark Mercer, a philosophy professor at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, quoted by Graeme Hamilton in “As universities ‘Indigenize,’ some see a threat to open inquiry”, – National Post, May 25th, 2018.

“Our physical degradation is nothing compared to our mental derangement. Take our song lyrics, which are no longer required to make sense, as long as the beat is righteous. Postliterate, we fumble and befoul English. As we are forced to shout at each other above the constant din, there is no subtlety left to language.” – Linh Dinh, “Postliterate America” – Unz Review, June 16th, 2018.

“Campus police advised Weinstein to leave campus, saying they could not ensure his safety, but the protests continued to escalate, climaxing when students held the school’s president and other high-ranking administrators hostage until they agreed to fully comply with a list of demands… The hostage-taking earned the students praise from faculty members, but drew a rebuke from the school’s Board of Trustees, which called the protest tactics ‘indefensible’.” – Cory Compton, “Weinstein warns Congress about ‘cult’ of campus progressivism” – Campus Reform, June 18th, 2018.

“The parent of the student who recorded the teacher asked the next day if anything else had happened. The student replied, ‘Oh yeah, she made a new seating plan. She put all the boys together and all the girls together and told the girls that most of the boys in this class would sexually assault a girl in their lifetime so us girls need to stick together’… I am told this is the same teacher who is famous in the school for telling her students that if she could go to the U.S., she would shoot Donald Trump in the head.” – Jerry Agar, “Schools permitting teachers to indoctrinate students” – Toronto Sun, May 28th, 2018.