We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
“Why aren’t these students petitioning against the PE, freshman writing, swimming, and all of the other requirements needed to graduate from Cornell,” one student wrote on the Sun’s website. “Very interesting that they ignore those but get upset by a social justice/diversity requirement.”
Seriously? I think they answered that question. Seems to me this student has no business being in an institution of higher learning, particularly not one of high prestige.
can't really say much about this without knowing more details. maybe they'll study Letter from birmingham jail, or Dorothy Day, or the Second inaugural (abe's, not the dear leader's), or the Four freedoms, or Isaiah 58: 1-12, or Walden or .... who am I kidding? they'll learn the art of the shakedown, jesse jackson-style.
At many colleges and universities in the U.S., Christian organizations are now being expelled and forced off campus because they will not sign promises that non-Christians can be leaders of their organization. (The real issue being required to allow gays or lesbians as leaders of the group despite what Scripture says.) Thus, by definition Christian organizations are intolerant and in violation of the school tolerance policies, and such intolerance cannot be tolerated in a tolerant atmosphere such as a college or university because that would be intolerant.
“A lot of people here come from lots of different backgrounds … so it’s kind of one of those things where they introduce you to different things you might encounter, pointers on how to handle those situations,” senior Ulysses Smith, the school’s student vice president for diversity and inclusion, told The Cornell Daily Sun.
Apparently, living and going to classes with people from lots of different backgrounds isn't working as a way to expose students to diversity. So, using diversity as a recruitment metric is a failure?
These are some of the finest useful idiots we've come to expect from our most elitist universities.
Would it cover the contribution that the Irish, Italian, Germans, Swedish and Scots gave to our great country? Would it point out that for the last 50 years we have blatantly discriminated against white males in education, employment and legal venues? Would it praise the white race for only being responsible for 7% of all homicides compared to 13% for hispanics and 80% for African Americans? Would we point out the discrimination against Boy Scouts by the media and the GLBTSA and similar agendized groups?
Freedom of thought is the last thing universities promote.
The desire to fit in by the student. The selection of like-minded professors by faculty. We mustn't forget that said professors must pass "peer review" which enforces conformity of thought more than conformity of academic standards.
Freedom of speech and freedom of thought are catchpenny phrases. There is much of the former, but very little of the latter. Speech is generally the result of automatic thought rather than of ratiocination. Independent thought is of all mental processes the most difficult and the most rare; habit, tradition, and reverence for antiquity unite to forbid it, and these combined influences are strengthened by the law of heredity. The tendency to automatic action of the mind is still further promoted by the environment of modern life. The crowding of populations into cities, and the division and subdivision of labor in the factory and the shop, and even in the so-called learned professions, have a tendency to increase the dependence of the individual upon the mass of society. And this interdependence of the units of society renders them more and more imitative, and hence more and more automatic both mentally and physically.