When it comes to opinion of the state of American academia, Walter Williams is our laureate. Today he recounts more snowflake meltdowns of the student, faculty, and administrative varieties.
In a previous column, I cited an article on News Forum For Lawyers titled “Study Finds College Students Remarkably Incompetent,” which referenced an American Institutes for Research study that revealed that over 75 percent of two-year college students and 50 percent of four-year college students were incapable of completing everyday tasks. About 20 percent of four-year college students demonstrated only basic mathematical ability, while a steeper 30 percent of two-year college students could not progress past elementary arithmetic. NBC News reported that Fortune 500 companies spend about $3 billion annually on training employees in “basic English.” Many of today’s college students are not only academically incompetent but emotionally so, as well, and do not belong in college.
These college snowflakes and their professors see themselves as our betters and morally superior to ordinary people. George Orwell was absolutely right when he said, “There are notions so foolish that only an intellectual will believe them.”
Schools, lower and higher, use to teach and not indoctrinate nor coddle. No more. I found a relatively recent article from Great Schools on the snowflake enabled and enabling phenomenon of cultural diversity.
Students who attend schools with a diverse population can develop an understanding of the perspectives of children from different backgrounds and learn to function in a multicultural, multiethnic environment. Yet, as public schools become more diverse, demands increase to find the most effective ways to help all students succeed academically as well as learn to get along with each other. Teachers are faced with the challenge of making instruction “culturally responsive” for all students while not favoring one group over another. A 2007 study by Public Agenda and the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality found that 76% of new teachers say they were trained to teach an ethnically diverse student body but fewer than 4 in 10 say their training helps them deal with the challenges they face.
Diversity is needed to foster diversity. In turn that allows for more … diversity. No-one can render (or spell) the quadratic though they inevitably feel better about themselves. Progress. The comments, many of them, following the pure-BS article were enlightening, with many calling the concept what it is – Marxism.
I stumbled upon that drivel while researching something at Great Schools in the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash. A diverse bus driver demonstrated to diverse students the blessings of nonconformity to oppressive traffic norms and laws. “Y’all ready to die,” he asked the kids. Some did. As those parents and the community grieve for their dead children they can at least take comfort in the multi-cultural panacea of their establishment. GS rated the Woodmore Elementary a “1 out of 10” school, by the way.
Demonstrated diversity in education. CNN.
Far better and more prestigious institutions are also
afflicted blessed with diversity of various persuasions. Phillips Academy of Andover, home of the Addison Gallery, for years hosted a diversity hire as their chief medical officer. Part of his celebrated otherness was a predilection for pedophilia. According to The New York Times, the school says the hundreds or thousands of children in his care were never in danger. Diversity is never a danger.
Of course, according to The Times, pedophilia is but a minor mental disorder, one in need of treatment and understanding rather than punishment. One wonders in the author of that story, a law school professor, really meant “celebrating” instead of “understanding”.
Still, some in our backwards, patriarchal societies continue to oppress and hound the disordered. Dr. Keller of Andover was arrested in 2012 in a vicious international persecution of pedophiles. That case sprang from others dating back years. And the investigations continue even now. Stunning, almost unbelievable, revelations about world-wide Satanic pedo-faggotry possibly influenced the 2016 presidential election.
The Times vows more honest reporting in the future. They also admit that now, amid all the dishonesty and diversity, there exist two Americas. This proposition is easily demonstrated, geographically and electorally, with maps and graphs. However, conceptually, it goes much deeper.
The two Americas consist of those who get it – the reality of substance versus fluff and hysteria – and those who either do not or who would obscure away reality in favor of an agenda. More plainly, there is: America of the Americans and anti-American Amerika. Diversity and the snowflake generation are both causes and symptoms of the divide.
The conflict spills into every corner of society. The diverse, alarmed, and anxious cast of Hamilton lectured Mike Pence on being diverse, alarmed, and anxious. These being the same people who violated New York’s human rights laws with their non-white only casting calls. And the same actor who delivered the keynote rant formerly praised Saint Patrick’s Day as a good time for raping white women. Well, at least he’s not wrapping buses around trees.
Most telling is the substance versus the imagery. The multi-culties, while decrying appointment based on things like skin color, only seek appointments based on things like skin color. Walter Williams facially meets their requirements, being a black man. Further and most importantly, Williams adds true diversity via his reasoned dissenting thoughts on intellectualism and society. That kind of diversity the pedo-culties do not like. Is theirs an aversion to reality?