September 19, 2009

College campus authoritarianism

I often compare the American Left's antics to those found on [American] college campuses. Here's a perfect example why.

Doesn't that sound an awful like the "You're a racist because you disagree with us" mantra the Left is utilizing in political discourse these days?

Interestingly, I came across a movie on one of the indy film channels the other day called "Oleanna." It deals with a professor's (William Macy) [supposed] sexual harassment of a student, and the terminology used by the female lead (Debra Eisenstadt, whose acting is otherwise atrocious) is straight out of a college's over-the-top PC handbook. If you want to see what [clear-thinking] professors and students have to put up with at colleges these days, just listen to Eisenstadt's lines, especially in the second half of the story.

Posted by Hube at September 19, 2009 01:19 PM | TrackBack

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Here's a particularly egregious case regarding apparently made-up charges of "sexual harassment"--from just last month--the professor complained that the policy could be used maliciously against someone, and then two days later it apparently was used against him maliciously!

http://www.thefire.org/case/803

Posted by: Adam Kissel at September 19, 2009 09:02 PM

Adam: Thanks for stopping by. The first link in the post goes right to that case (although it's via the Pope Center).

Posted by: Hube at September 20, 2009 10:05 AM

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