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At Wayne State University in Detroit, diversity courses may soon take precedence over mathematics.
Via The College Fix:
A large, public research university in Detroit has done away with its graduation requirement that all students must take a math class to earn a diploma. Meanwhile, its faculty have called for the creation of a new "diversity" course.Instead of teaching their students math, they'll be teaching them to cry "racism" about everything.
As the university works to revise its general ed curriculum, a process expected to continue this fall, a memo outlining proposed changes calls for a new 3-credit "diversity course" for all students.If you were wondering, yes, that last sentence was complete gibberish. They can't come out and say it's a course about blaming white people for all the problems in the world, so they use nonsensical terms like "intersectionality" to overwhelm the reader and give their hate the veneer of respectability.
Eric Blair, aka. George Orwell, described how the scam operates in his 1946 essay, "Politics and the English Language."
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenceless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements. Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them. Consider for instance some comfortable English professor defending Russian totalitarianism. He cannot say outright, ‘I believe in killing off your opponents when you can get good results by doing so’. Probably, therefore, he will say something like this:This is why when you hear a Marxist professor talk everything they say is incomprehensible garbage.
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