March 20, 2016

"A 4-month investigation into a University of Kansas professor who used a racial slur in class has concluded the word was used in an educational context and not intended to be racist...."

Yes, but...
The university recommended that [Andrea] Quenette undergo cultural competency training, re-evaluate orientation curriculum to include more diversity support and pair up with a faculty member. The school also recommended possibly reassigning duties within the communications department.

70 comments:

Achilles said...

Sensitivity training is job creation for worthless xxxxx-studies majors who have no other value to society and should be flipping burgers.

Michael K said...

"Jyleesa Hampton, a first-year communications graduate student who is black, signed the open letter but was not in the class."

Therefore she is an expert. Of course, They are all experts.

Lyle said...

Ignorance, stupidity, and bullying.

YoungHegelian said...

Just wait until they start recommending struggle sessions.

And don't think for a minute it hasn't crossed their minds!

SteveR said...

Higher Education Bubble update...

If you have seen the effect this system has on your kids, after raising them to become well educated, independent adults, you know however ridiculous it sounds, its really going on.

cyrus83 said...

I would like to recommend that the university administration involved in this investigation undergo common sense training, re-evaluate their job duties to include more higher learning support, pair up with a puppy, and possibly be reassigned latrine duty.

My takeaway on this is that the university is creating a rather strong incentive for instructors to ditch any and all reference to minority culture lest it be misinterpreted by trigger happy zombies in their class.

On a related note, could you even show the original theatrical cut of Pulp Fiction on campus anymore?

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...
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madAsHell said...

Color me surprised!!

She has a husband, and two kids. The picture with the article made me think she was an angry lesbian with a COEXIST bumper sticker on her Subaru.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Good. Keep eating your own.

Chomp chomp chomp

The Cracker Emcee said...

And the Left continues to crumble. We're almost to the end of this shit.

Jim Nicholson said...

"You're not Jewish, but let's send you to the camps anyway," the fascists said, always.

Michael K said...

"If you have seen the effect this system has on your kids"

I have a grand son and would prefer a program like this, which seems to resemble German engineering programs that include an apprenticeship.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

When will we start seeing reeducation camp sentences handed down for professorial slurs against Christians, Republicans, conservatives, or pro-lifers?

My little cousin who is a freshman in college is taking English Comp 101, and the professor laughingly told them "you might as well think of this as Feminism 101." Their one and only textbook is Feminism is for Everybodyu and she has to write three papers "from a feminist perspective."

The higher education collapse can't come fast enough to suit me.

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Donald Douglas said...

"Cultural competence" training is tantamount to being sent to reeducation camps. America's universities today would make Solzhenitsyn blanch.

n.n said...

Of course, the purpose of class diversity schemes is to marginalize and manage diverse classes, thereby ensuring peace and harmony in our time. Mass exodus from second and third-world nations contributes to class diversity. Hate crimes ensure that freedom of speech will not be construed under normal standards of rational. Mass abortion or the selective child doctrine further contributes to reducing individual diversity.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

She should tell them to fuck off, that she's not taking any goodthink classes.

Jim said...

It really is Orwellian. Both Bernie and Hillary are completely behind this type of nonsense. It is totalitarianism, plain and simple. Someone needs to call bullshit on the bullshitters. And that is Trumps job this cycle.
It is a house of cards that will fall apart, if only someone takes the first shot.
Doesn't anyone notice that the State is now telling us what we can say, what we can eat, what the proper behavior is?
Seriously, it is time to blow the motherfucking thing up.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

We have created a very dangerous situation in this country by enabling Group A to ruin the life of a member of Group B because of a single word uttered. When does the pushback begin? And tell me again how oppressed black people in higher education are, when the so-motivated among them wield this kind of destructive power? The professor was already bending over and kissing ass ("Being a white person, I can't possibly understand your struggle you poor dears" which by the way is bullshit because I am white and I have absolutely been discriminated against and slurred by brown people multiple times in my life; however I don't build a victim-class identity around it) and did it in slightly the wrong way and then had to go through this bullshit. It makes my blood boil that evidently the university can't see the danger to civil society that they are enabling, or are too chickenshit to stand up to it.

Jim said...

Samuel Jackson says it best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLaX8UvVUQw

mccullough said...

The federal government needs to get out of the higher education business. No more student loans and grants and let the colleges do whatever they want. No Title VI or Title IX restrictions etc. Let the state's take care of them.

Brando said...

What utter hogwash. Chalk another one up for the indoctrination centers. Another trophy for their walls.

Jon Burack said...

Takes the Red Queen and ups her one. Instead of "Sentence first, Verdict later," its "Sentence Anyway, Verdict Who Cares?" Our universities have gone through the looking glass and come back out the other side. Hopeless.

Michael K said...

"No more student loans and grants and let the colleges do whatever they want. No Title VI or Title IX restrictions etc. Let the state's take care of them."

Too late. They are attached to the federal teat like a baby kangaroo.

Fernandinande said...

who used a racial slur in class

Honky? Cracker? Oh, wait, follow the link to the original article: "nipper".

I was just reading Linda Gottfredson's Lessons in academic freedom as lived experience, which showcases much more serious issues than just saying "nipper", namely liberal anti-science censorship.

jaydub said...

It's past time to tar and feather a few college presidents.

Drago said...

Lefties gotta lefty.

smitty said...

The professor made a poor choice of words. Had she said "cracka", honkie" or "peckerwood" no one in the class would have blinked an eye or dared to raise an objection.

ALP said...

Maybe the AI industry will eventually produce a "Professor-bot": pre-programmed lessons designed to offend no one. Just press the button at the beginning of class and the lesson begins.

Char Char Binks said...

This case is one of many reasons that I want nothing to do with Blacks.

traditionalguy said...

BLACK LIES MATTER!

Sammy Finkelman said...

Exactly!

Oso Negro said...

I propose a new reality show "$20 and a Ticket Home". In this show, African-American college students will be given a chance to demonstrate their cultural competence by being placed in an African city, 20 miles from the airport, with a $20 bill and an air ticket home. But NO CELL PHONE. Who will make it? Stay tuned.

Sammy Finkelman said...

They can blame the problems on colonialism, when the problem is decolonization.

It's not that Europe was so much better - around 1935, Europe was full of dictatorships from Estonia to Portugal, with only some exceptions that pre-dated World War I. It's very hard to establish a good government.

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n.n said...

Irrational and selective/opportunistic behavior is the reason for the progressive decline of Democrat viability and their human and civil rights crony businesses.

It is also the reason for the establishment of both parties falling into disrepute. One through affirmative action and the other through tacit complicity.

ALP said...

Wait - I just read the post title again. FOUR MONTHS? Four month investigation? What the hell went on for four damn months?

Alan Anderson said...

Make the administrators watch all of The Wire in one sitting, and after a short break follow with a selection of Eddie Murphy standups from the last century. And after dinner they will get the best of Red Foxx amd Moms Mabley...

pst314 said...

"She should tell them to fuck off"
I prefer "fuck off and die in agony, you Stalinist piece of sh*t."

Big Mike said...

I'm starting to believe that college administrators are chosen for a lack of elementary common sense. Or perhaps their common sense is surgically removed after they accept an offer to join the administration?

Fabi said...

Lulwut?! The secret word was "nipper"? They are stealing future material from The Onion.

People who annoy you: naggers.

chickelit said...

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...We have created a very dangerous situation in this country by enabling Group A to ruin the life of a member of Group B because of a single word uttered. When does the pushback begin?

Now you're soundly like Donald Trump.

rhhardin said...

Next, gay wedding catering.

buwaya puti said...

Sammy is right.
Decolonization was often disastrous.
It hasn't been fashionable to make the argument in the last 70 years (or longer, since Wilson started the modern fashion), but there is absolutely no empirical support that national independence has a positive social or economic effect, independent of the collinear general effects of modernity. Or national unity for that matter.

buwaya puti said...

On matters like this, consider the possibility that the administrators reaction is similar to that of the management of a fast food establishment. The employee may be in the right, but for the sake of the bottom line one doesn't want to get a reputation for annoying the paying customers.
A lot of the college controversies and other behavior can be explained similarly. In most cases I think it's simply a question of which position annoys and puts off a larger proportion of the revenue stream.
It's not about right and wrong, just business.

Gahrie said...

They can blame the problems on colonialism, when the problem is decolonization.

Not all colonies were the same. The British were actually pretty serious about providing good government and creating good infrastructure. They are very few examples of former British colonies becoming failed nations. Corrupt yes, often tribal..but usually functioning and providing basic services. The Spanish and Germans however, were simply interested in producing the highest profit for the mother country. Many of the poorest nations with the most corrupt governments are former Spanish colonies.

That being said, the best thing we could do for the poorest people in the world is to go into places like Somali, and Ethiopia, and yes even Mexico and set up colonial governments under the British model.

Freder Frederson said...

Considering using the word "nigger" in any context on this blog used to result in deletion of the comment (it

Earnest Prole said...

This is an echo of when a Washington DC mayor fired a top assistant for using the word niggardly during internal discussions of the city’s budget priorities

Freder Frederson said...

Althouse's clutching at pearls over this is precious.

Fernandinande said...

Fabi said...
Lulwut?! The secret word was "nipper"?


Nomic niramiai nigroglobulation of nidifugous numquids for a nychthemeron, nonobstant.

Paul Zrimsek said...

I'm glad to see that this important issue is already being grappled with. As the Millennials grow older and gain influence over our legal system, the question of how to sentence acquitted defendants will become ever more salient.

motorrad said...

A lot of the college controversies and other behavior can be explained similarly. In most cases I think it's simply a question of which position annoys and puts off a larger proportion of the revenue stream.
It's not about right and wrong, just business.


Ask Mizzou how that worked out for them.

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/mizzou-protests-lead-to-plunge-in-freshmen-massive-budget-deficits-030916

Fernandinande said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
the question of how to sentence acquitted defendants will become ever more salient.


If they're nabalitic or nanoid, I suggest necation by natron in a naufrageous nebris.

Char Char Binks said...

buwaya puti said...

"paying customers" in reference to the offended student in question -- ROFLMAO!!!

Tom said...

You should add a "re-education" tab.

Fabi said...

Fernandinande@3:34 -- I think you misused the subjunctive. :)

Paul said...

Well, at least they didn't send her to the 're-education' camps or just gulag her.

Bet they considered it though.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” “We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.” ― George Orwell, 1984

Re-education training by the Left for the "innocent". But of course we should be able to say what we want saying nigger is not a crime. Since saying nigger is now a punishable offense the Leftists have won.




buwaya puti said...

Binks -
Yes, their student loans and Pell grants are as good as anyone's.
As for Mizzou,
It is perfectly possible to misunderstand where the money is coming from. In this case they made a great mistake. Elsewhere, I think not, or not so far.

CR said...

Wow. It's like these people have never read 1984.

Johnny Sokko said...

America's Cultural Revolution. All the little Maoists with their little red books.

Fernandinande said...

Fabi said...
Fernandinande@3:34 -- I think you misused the subjunctive. :)


Please don't naucify me, I was narcose.

List of unusual N-words

walter said...

Should be "multicultural compliance"

walter said...

Ann,
Did you happen to see former UW pro Kipnis' presentation at State Historical society about a week ago?

Unknown said...

I would imagine, like Glenn Reynolds has been pointing out, it will be up to state houses to provide adult supervision to the campus administration if they are lacking in basic common sense. (I'm looking at you Mizzou) Wait till the Kansas State house gets kicked into gear. You think they are going to sit idly by and watch much more of this nonsense? Maybe K.U has too much state money allotted to it if they have time to piss away 4 months investigating crap like this?

Char Char Binks said...

buwaya puti said...
Binks -
Yes, their student loans and Pell grants are as good as anyone's.

Good luck collecting on them.

CL said...

Reeducation for using a word (while trying to confess her "whiteness"), losing a job over an email about holloween costumes, weeping because a gay conservative dared to speak his conservativeness---what is next? Stonings?

Crimso said...

"Wow. It's like these people have never read 1984."

The problem is they have. And they think it's a how-to manual.

JAORE said...

Sigh, my dear old school. When found not guilty you get reeducation camp. If guilty......?

Polly Molton said...

It is so so so disgusting that I can’t even stand reading it. Such people can never be allowed to work with people, not even with the animals. I am sure that the kind of educators are those who recommend our students help to buy an essay. Instead of setting a good example, we see an anti-example! I guess I will never understand what makes people so cruel that they start hating someone because of skin color. What if we were all blind? You can’t see the skin color? What would you hate then?