Are Segregated Dorms the New Bigoted Safe Spaces For Minorities?

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

The University of Connecticut recently announced plans to build a racially segregated dorm for black male students. What’s next, separate water fountains?

UConn Segregated Dorm, ScHOLA2RS House

As someone who received a doctorate in anthropology from UConn, I certainly don’t relish in drawing attention to how race-conscious my old stomping grounds have become. Nevertheless, I shall call it as I see it.

For starters, the dorm couldn’t have a more obnoxious name. It’s called “ScHOLA2RS House,” which stands for Scholastic House of Leaders Who Are African American Researchers and Scholars. This seems a bit over the top given the name doesn’t quite fit the target residents who university officials think need all the help they can get just to feel successful, let alone like leaders.

“African American males graduate at a lower rate than their peers,” said Dr. Erik Hines, Professor of Educational Psychology and Faculty Director of the initiative. “So the University of Connecticut was forward-thinking in bringing a solution to the issue.” Solution? Perhaps, if your goal is to be a glorified babysitter.

Now if you’re scratching your head over the “foreword-thinking” thing, don’t worry. This is quintessential progressive propaganda. Still, the most important question remains: How will UConn’s segregated housing scheme actually benefit black male students who, after all, have to go out into the real world after graduation and live among a more diverse population?

This video by Reason provides further evidence of the pathetic state of higher education as it shows students exercising their right to free speech regarding indiscriminate “micro-aggressions” that will in turn limit their right to free speech.

Policing Culture at the University of Washington

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

There’s a new wave of hard core political correctness sweeping college campuses. It’s called cultural appropriation. As explained by a University of Washington student, it’s when “you take something from a culture that isn’t yours and basically use it for your own purposes. A lot of times this involves a majority culture taking bits and pieces of a minority culture in a way that trivializes it, in away that misrepresents it and pulls it out of context, or in a way that stereotypes other people.”

Cultural Appropriation at UW

If this leaves you scratching your head, don’t worry. There’s a whole group of UW students who, having crowned themselves with a certain level of elitism, have put together a video instructing the rest of us Cro-Magnon types on how to avoid cultural appropriation. As one might expect, they make fools of themselves in the process.

Nevertheless, as you watch the video, you can almost imagine yourself in a museum walking from one “cultural exhibit” to another as you’re immediately hit with a sense of separatism and victimhood. Of course, it would have been more helpful had the students actually known something about culture before starting their little grievance project.

Still, as an anthropologist who escaped the grips of leftist academia before my own brain could turn to mush, I am somewhat sympathetic to those afflicted with critical thinking attrition, a common byproduct of today’s higher education. Perhaps these students deserve a refund.

It used to be that anyone could take a good Anthropology 101 class and get an honest lesson on cultural diffusion. This simply refers to the natural spreading of cultural traits, mainly through migration, trade, and war. Cultures adopt and tinker with traits that work for them and abandon those traits that don’t. It’s one of the key mechanisms of cultural change and advancement, and the primary reason isolated cultures tend to lag behind everyone else.

While it’s obvious the students never learned about cultural diffusion they do, however, seem to know plenty about cultural isolation. In case you haven’t noticed, college campuses are hotbeds of victim identities, where many students have aligned themselves with a special, separate culture of oppression. Victim cultures wear their victimhood as a badge of moral virtue. They see themselves as innocent and everyone else is out to get them.

Don’t Trust Your Dictionary

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

October 16 was National Dictionary Day. Can you think of anything dumber to celebrate?

Pig with Dictionary

While I understand why a lot of parents and teachers might promote educational dictionary activities for kids, there’s one big problem. Modern dictionaries have become a tool used by progressives to stealthily infuse their perverse ideology through deception and manipulation. Meanwhile, as we’re all being properly re-educated, they sneak around rewriting laws and subverting our Constitution. It’s kind of what the pompous pigs did in George Orwell’s classic 1945 dystopia, Animal Farm.

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed that many definitions in my dictionary, especially those with social and political connotations, have been wildly distorted or are just plain wrong. If I can’t even trust my dictionary, why in the world would I want to celebrate it?

To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, let’s take a look at a few words and their twisted definitions, compliments of my Apple computer’s built-in New Oxford American Dictionary, Version 2.2.1:

  • Ku Klux Klan:
    an extremist right-wing secret society in the US.
    The Ku Klux Klan was originally founded in the southern states after the Civil War to oppose social change and black emancipation by using violence and terrorism. Although disbanded twice, it re-emerged in the 1950s and 1960s and continues at a local level. Members disguise themselves in white robes and hoods and often use a burning cross as a symbol of the organization.
  • supremacist:
    noun
    an advocate of the supremacy of a particular group, especially one determined by race or sex; a white supremacist.

To me, the blatant disregard for historical truth is stunning. The Ku Klux Klan was not a “right-wing” secret society as my dictionary would like me to believe. It actually emerged in 1866 as a pseudo-secret political action group created by the—wait for it—Democratic Party! Want proof? Then I encourage you to check out the thirteen volume set of Congressional investigations detailing the Klan’s connection to the Party called Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States.

Witness how Otterbein University students use intimidation tactics on a pro-life group called Created Equal in an attempt to control and even silence their right to free speech. The pro-lifers are described as “militant” by Otterbein’s Student Government leaders, but in fact it’s at least one Otterbein student who we see exhibiting actual physical aggression toward the pro-lifers. Watch this video from 10TV News for more.

Neil Cavuto gives an economic lesson to Keely Mullen, a young socialist organizer of the Million Student March. You won’t believe what these clueless, self-absorbed brats are demanding.

Thought Police at the University of Missouri

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

University of Missouri officials have finally reached the apex of totalitarian-style thought. They’re not just silencing free speech, but policing free thought—just in case it might turn into offensive speech.

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin

Starting in January, all incoming students, as well as faculty and staff, will undergo mandatory diversity and inclusion training that promises to cover all the cliché -isms, but with a particular focus on racism. Guilty or not, all freshmen must successfully pass the training to be eligible to enroll in regular classes.

Why such lunacy?  A single, drunk, white student shouted racial slurs to a group of black students. That’s one student out of thousands who literally had nothing to do with the incident.

Chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin is the bow tie poindexter behind it all. “Racism exists at Mizzou. It’s not everyone. It’s not necessarily even overt sometimes, but it’s there and we have to deal with it,” said Loftin

Deal with it? This sounds like a new pre-crime program inspired by the movie Minority Report (2002). Here, Mr. Loftin thinks he’s a morally superior pre-cog who can predict when a crime is about to take place, opting for his elite campus free speech correctional unit to punish the would-be criminal before the crime is actually committed.

Perhaps the Chancellor is trying to justify his $450,000 a year Mizzou salary at a time when tuitions are skyrocketing. Or maybe he’s filled with indignation over a pay cut. After all, he did receive a cool $1.1 million in 2014 when he was President of Texas A&M.

Just in case you haven’t seen this video, it’s worth taking a look and sharing it with your favorite low information voter, many of whom are clearly wasting their time and money getting what they think is an honest education.