Whiteness Studies, Ethnic Purgation, Academic Collapse Clowns, Dancing Bears, Cotton Candy
Oh good. In the Washington Post,* the trade journal of the coming vacuum, I discover a story on “Whiteness Studies.” These, at what used to be the University of Massachusetts, are yet more un-courses that grow like mold on the wreckage of American education. They endeavor to make white students ashamed of being white. How useful.
An implement wielded to this end, saith the Post, is the Privilege Walk. In this the students or, more accurately, indoctrinees, are asked to take a step forward if they can answer “yes” to such questions as “Can you get a bank loan whenever you want?”
The Post: “You looked behind you and became really uncomfortable,” said Naomi Cairns, a 24-year-old junior who stood at the front of the classroom with other white students. Asian and black students she admired were near the back. “We all started together,” she said, “and now were so separated.”
Which discomfort was of course intended. Whiteness is bad. In fact anything associated with achievement is bad.
The questions must have been carefully crafted to separate whites from Asians, who are smarter than whites, more industrious, less criminal, generally more successful, and consequently wildly over-represented in the better schools.
ButÖembarrassment over qualifying for a loan?
“Can you get a bank loan?” might be phrased otherwise. For example, “Has your family, by virtue of proven honesty, sense of responsibility, and the economic fecundity that comes of study, competence, and hard work, demonstrated that it would not be foolish to lend you money?”
The Privilege Walk is transparently designed to punish whites for having historically been intelligent, studious, and productive; for having contributed most of the things enjoyed, often at the expense of white taxpayers, by the shiftless, dull-witted, improvident, and parasitic.
Now, I like the idea the idea of a Privilege Walk, but I believe we ought to make it an Earned Privilege Walk. What do you think?
“Take a step forward if the following statements apply to you:
You got into the university without benefit of affirmative action.
No one in your family has a criminal record.
You have read three books this year you didn’t have to read.
You have ever read any book you didn’t have to read
You have ever read any book.
You are majoring in a hard science, mathematics, or engineering.
You had 600 math boards or better.
You had 600 verbal boards or better.
You study more than an hour a day.”
Since Whiteness Studies is explicitly aimed at segregating the races, how about this:
“Your racial or ethnic group invented (take one step for each): Computational fluid dynamics. Tensor calculus. The harpsichord. The theory of finite automata. Cardiac surgery. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism. Writing. The wheel. Counting past ten. Fingers. (OK, OK, I’ll give you that one.)”
“You can spell ‘polymorphism,’ ‘automata,’ and ‘ten’ (one step each).”
The result would be an interesting electrophoretic trace. Anyone want to try it?
…Newsweek:”An astonishing 47 percent of Detroiters, nearly one out of two adults in this predominantly black city, are functionally illiterate. (By way of comparison, the figure for Vietnam is 6.7 percent and 1.7 percent for Croatia.)”*
Do you suppose they should have done their homework? Whites however should be ashamed because they can get a loan from a bank.
Black America is a vast, hidden, changeless disaster kept afloat by welfare and pretense. Nobody is even trying to do anything practical about it. While this goes on, the therapists of the University of Massachusetts beat their breasts conspicuously and waste the time of students. Do you sometimes suspect that some people are more useful than others?
…Racially, things aren’t working. Yet we have Privilege Walks. The Eloi play while awaiting the Morlocks.
…Whence the productivity, the leadership for America’s declining years? Latinos won’t provide it, blacks can’t, whites are gnawing their own veins, and there aren’t enough Asians. But we at least have Whiteness Studies. “