Comments: Why hate crimes are a joke part 5783, and why the University of Delaware digs 'em

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The News Journal's coverage of the FIRE report was great (crickets chirping, pins dropping)

Posted by BadIdeaGuy at November 1, 2007 11:40 AM

We've been talking about this at work today, as it was on Glenn Beck's show - most of the people that I supervise are current UD students or recent grads.

From UD's press release, Oct 31st:

"Students in residence halls are not forced to participate, and certainly are not forced to agree with any particular point of view. Students are faced with questions, but the answers to these questions are their own. There are no "correct" answers."

Bullcrap. The students are called out of their dorm rooms for these sessions, consisting of 3-6 freshman students and a Residential Life rep, and are told that the sessions are mandatory, and that non-participation will result in (unspecified) strict reprimands or sanctions. There may not be actual punishment, but they're freshmen so they're easily cowed into going along.

Also from the press release:

"Students who choose to participate in the residence life educational program are not required to adopt any particular points of view but are presented with a range of ideas to challenge them and stimulate conversation and debate so that students can reflect on various topics, including diversity."

Once again, they don't really have a choice but to participate. These sessions invariably consist of a number of white students and at least one minority student, ostensibly to insure that the white students are not free to express their true feelings or opinions on sensitive subjects for fear of offending the minority student.

This isn't Orwellian, this is a classic Cultural Revolution "struggle session" against class enemies.

Posted by G Rex at November 1, 2007 12:05 PM

I still can't get over the definitions provided by UD to govern the "Diversity Facilitation Training." "Racist" - A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. . . ."

Wow. Isn't convenient to define a word with itself? Of course, it's such a bad definition that it's meaningless. If I were a UD student, i would simply say, "Thank goodness. I'm white, but at least I'm not privileged by a white supremacist system." The definition begs so many points as to be laughable. And I don't even know what in the hell "socialized" means in this sentence.

Posted by inkmiser at November 5, 2007 12:56 PM