Comments: The never-ending U.D. thought-control saga

(We reserve the right to edit and/or delete any comments. If your comment is blocked or won't post, e-mail us and we'll post it for you.)


Scrap the program! What a waste of my daughter's tuition payment. Try spending the extra money on Professors and TA's that speak English. I'm all for diversity and opportunity, but not at the expense of my daughter's education.

Posted by Marie at November 20, 2007 01:20 AM

I have not visited as much as I would have liked; the research on the "wind thing" has tied down my free time a bit. Thanks for carrying the ball on this UD thought control experiment.

As I think about it, originally at one time, this program may have been a good idea. Expose those who are ripe for prejudices from previous inexperience, to the facts, and they should on their own, alleviate the prejudice. Personally that is how all my prejudices from my upbringing were dissolved.........going all the way back to my infancy where the choice was simply between "THOSE KNOWN" and "THOSE UNKNOWN". I guess one could summarize my entire educational process has been simply the moving of a category from one set to the other........

What has became the controversial hot button is the zeal with which this program as seized upon and with which it was implemented on a floor by floor basis....Anytime "zeal" is applied indiscriminately, it tends to yield resistance...

Perhaps a better result could have come from telling students "you are not going to be considered mature, until you can look at each personal transaction independent of any previously held notions". Such a statement probably would have been appropriate. Everyone aspires to have a better job, and carrying the baggage of old prejudices, does not do well in today's market place.

There still needs to be a system for educating those few who, until they have arrived at the University's doorstep, have only been exposed to one obsolete way of thinking and arrive under the assumption that their way is the only right way......

Ironically by forcing students to change their views using "whatever" psychological tactics, this program uses the very principals it was formed to combat, to achieve the goals it set forth in its original effort; those goals to eradicate the very same principals, which it now finds itself using....

Bottom line, the plan could have had some merit, if the execution had been performed within the guidlines of the Constitution..........

Posted by kavips at November 21, 2007 10:16 AM