Students Float Downstream From The Individual

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

At least that is New York Times columnist David Brooks’ analysis. “Today’s students grew up in this different racial conversation,” he writes. “Progress is less about understanding and liking each other and more about smashing structures that others defend.”

“The second thing that happened was that reason, apparently, ceased to matter. Today’s young people were raised within an educational ideology that taught them that individual reason and emotion were less important than perspectivism — what perspective you bring as a white man, a black woman, a transgender Mexican, or whatever.
These students were raised with the idea that individual reason is downstream from group identity.”