Politically Correct College Tour

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university of virginia photoYou cannot walk through a tour of most colleges without getting lectured about the need for “diversity” and the prevalence of women’s and even queer studies.

My youngest son and I took a tour of Columbia University in New York City recently and were told that the contributions of the great Western thinkers to our civilization would be “updated” in various classes with reference to the involvement of feminists and homosexuals. There is even a “Queer House” or “Q House” on campus. A 28-page guide is available on “Resources and Programs at Columbia University related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Issues.”

A tour of the University of Virginia, supposedly more conservative, found fliers on bulletin boards advertising “Pride Week 2016” with “Safe Space Training” and a “Pronouns Workshop.” The sponsors included the Virginia Department of Health, the Queer Student Union, the LGBTQ Center, the Student Council, and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at the University of Virginia. What jobs does this produce for young people?

Dr. Tina Trent, who writes about problems in academia, says that non-ideological and technologically-oriented students are increasingly being drawn to online learning opportunities that prepare them for the real world. Many students, she notes, just can’t afford to “mess around for four years” in areas that offer nothing practical or marketable. Still, she notes, “the big money is behind the brick and mortar perversity circus.”

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the Accuracy In Media (AIM) Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at cliff.kincaid@aim.org This blog is excerpted from a recent column he wrote for AIM.

Photo by Alex E. Proimos

Photo by Alex E. Proimos