.... it is with more grief than anger that I caught the story of an Ottawa “vigil” this week, held after a Missouri grand jury said it would not charge police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. Organizers of the rally asked “white/non-black allies” to “refrain from taking up space” and “never be the centre of anything.”Rex's column is a very thoughtful take on a good example of what our universities are churning out these days. Humanities faculties at virtually every university, against all logic, embrace hare-brained, radical, po-mo social theories as if they were established scientific fact. It has become what most "progressives" accept unquestioningly as mainstream thought. The damage done to students' brains, society at large and to tax payers' wallets is enormous.
That last phase “never be at the centre of anything” is particularly troubling. It is so defiantly categorical and universally — “anything” — dismissive.
The phrase and the other gibberish attending it should serve as a motto for every meeting and seminar dedicated to diversity as the governing motto for how not to engage with social issues, how not to bridge the real differences that can exist between people. ...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
"It is difficult to conceive a more retrograde idea ..."