April 14, 2006

Leftist indoctrination in education, part 3671

Channeling Kanye West, the United Farm Workers Union's Dolores Huerta told a high school audience that "Republicans hate Latinos." Of course, there was a "good reason" for Huerta's inane utterance: [she] said her "Republicans hate Latinos" comment was based on the number of anti-immigration bills sponsored by Republicans. "Large numbers of the Republican Party are anti-immigrant or anti-Latino," she said. "I can justify that."

Oh.

Next, suggesting books written by conservatives, and dealing with conservative ideas can get one ... brought up on discrimination and harrassment charges:

Officials at the Ohio State University are investigating an OSU Mansfield librarian for “sexual harassment” after he recommended four conservative books for a freshman reading program.

Scott Savage, who serves as a reference librarian for the university, suggested four best-selling conservative books for freshman reading in his role as a member of OSU Mansfield’s First Year Reading Experience Committee. The four books he suggested were The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian, The Professors by David Horowitz, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye’or, and It Takes a Family by Senator Rick Santorum. Savage made the recommendations after other committee members had suggested a series of books with a left-wing perspective, by authors such as Jimmy Carter and Maria Shriver.

Savage was put under “investigation” by OSU’s Office of Human Resources after three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against him, saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.” The complaint came after the OSU Mansfield faculty voted without dissent to file charges against Savage. The faculty later voted to allow the individual professors to file charges.

I think this comment by frequent Colossus commenter G Rex addresses this perfectly: "The target has no way to respond or defend himself. Apparently there’s a zero tolerance policy for anything counter-revolutionary, in other words that calls faulty logic and knee-jerkiness into question."

I mean, "made them feel 'unsafe'"???? It's amazing that can even be suggested without laughing out loud!

Next, a Northern Kentucky University professor is under investigation for encouraging some of her students to trash an anti-abortion display of white crosses:

NKU police are investigating the incident, in which 400 crosses were removed from the ground near University Center and thrown in trash cans. The crosses, meant to represent a cemetery for aborted fetuses, had been temporarily erected last weekend by a student Right to Life group with permission from NKU officials.

Sally Jacobsen, a longtime professor in NKU's literature and language department, said the display was dismantled by about nine students in one of her graduate-level classes.

"I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to," Jacobsen said.

Asked whether she participated in pulling up the crosses, the professor said, "I have no comment."

Leftist free speech = destruction of "offensive" property. Wow.

Lastly, in Pennsylvania, Erin O'Connor reports on how the university treated two different demonstrations about immigration:

As Philadelphia geared up for a rally organized by the Day Without an Immigrant Coalition, at least one Penn (University of Pennsylvania) professor pressed his students into the movement's service. "One of the marchers, Penn Asian-American Studies professor Ajay Nair, said he recommended that students in two of his classes attend the rally," the Daily Pennsylvanian reported. Nair told the DP that he's been doing his best to recruit his students to his cause: "We've also invited community folks to come and talk about immigration," Nair said. "I've been getting my classes mobilized." As one might expect, the spectacle of a professor working to "get his classes mobilized" was presented by the DP as completely acceptable practice --despite the fact that Nair's behavior is quite ethically questionable, not to mention pedagogically irresponsible.

But then read on about Penn State's response to the College Republicans' demonstration!

(h/t's to Rhymes With Right, Malkin, and SCSU Scholars.)

Posted by Felix at April 14, 2006 06:02 PM | TrackBack

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You mean Republicans don't hate Latinos? Wow...I really do learn something new everyday.

hehe

Posted by: Mike M. at April 14, 2006 09:46 PM

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