Liberalism and Political Correctness in the American
My son spent his first few years of school in the nearest public school, and a number of
reasons led us to educate him at home for the 3rd through 12th grades. After all, my wife
is a state-certified teacher. One factor in our decision was the leftist propaganda that
he was being taught, including the idea that he could "save the earth" by picking up
litter in his spare time and avoiding the use of styrofoam. That was only a
small part of it, of course, and we figured the politically correct nonsense
was bound to get worse – with later grades learning only
the humanist side of evolution, environmentalism, animal rights, and birth
control – and there was no point in sending him to school every day only to
un-teach him at night, so we pulled him out of the public school system.
Even a brief tour of the internet with your favorite search engine will dig up abundant
anecdotal evidence that the public schools have become indoctrination centers for the political
left. Public school kids are taught to succeed only as teams, and they focus
more on accomodating the feelings of others than on reading, writing, math and
science. School teachers and university professors seem to have an almost universal
tilt toward the political left, as illustrated by the material below.
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The subcategories above show the numerous ways that public schools and universities
are being used as indoctrination centers more than (or rather than) educational
facilities. The reason this is happening is because most of the teachers
tend to lean to the left politically, which is only natural since they rely
heavily upon big government, high taxes, and
the teachers' unions.
Anecdotal evidence of the political bias on campus is shown below.
Keywords: Thin-skinned, grow up already, crybaby, sissy. Emory
President: Students Scared by 'Trump 2016' Chalk Signs. A flurry of chalk scrawls supporting Donald Trump on
the Emory University campus sparked a demonstration by students who demanded and were granted a meeting with the president,
saying the messages made them feel concerned and frightened. At least one of them said he got death threats after the
protest. The students viewed the messages as intimidation, and they voiced "genuine concern and pain" as a result,
Emory President Jim Wagner wrote Tuesday [3/22/2016], one day after meeting with 40 to 50 student demonstrators.
Student Govt: Pro-Trump Chalk Justifies 'Emergency' Measures. Emory University's student government has announced that
it is deploying "emergency" student funds in response to an outbreak of pro-Donald Trump chalk around campus, which many students claimed
was "triggering" and damaging to their psychological wellbeing. The announcement came one day after several dozen student protesters
demonstrated outside Emory's administration building, asking why the school had responded quickly after swastikas were drawn on a Jewish
house but hadn't reacted similarly to support for Trump. They called on James Wagner, the university's president, to have the school
officially denounce Trump and his on-campus supporters. Wagner declined to do so, but did send out a campus-wide email pledging to
improve social justice work on campus. Now, the student government is getting in on the action, pledging to provide much-needed assistance
to students offended by the chalk markings, which included phrases such as "Build the wall" and "Accept the inevitable: Trump 2016."
Hysteria Claims Another Professor. The movement to purge all offensive speech from American college campuses
has claimed another scalp. Andrea Quenette, an assistant communications professor, was chased out of her own classroom —
not because she was a bad teacher, but because her students said she wasn't agreeing with them quickly enough. For months, Quenette
has been under investigation by the University of Kansas. She is on academic leave. Her students' refusal to return to class
left her no other choice but to take the semester off.
Law School dean asks to change the school's shield because of its ties to slavery. Harvard Law School should remove its official
shield because of its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder, a committee said Friday [3/4/2016]. 'We believe that if the Law School is to
have an official symbol, it must more closely represent the values of the Law School, which the current shield does not,' the committee wrote
in its recommendation to the Harvard Corporation, one of the university's governing boards. The current shield, officially adopted in 1937,
represents three bundles of wheat under the university's motto, 'Veritas'. It derives from the family crest of Isaac Royall Jr, a
plantation owner and slave trader from Antigua.
by the Rev. Martin Luther King — a new low in campus PC. Campus PC has come to this: The Student Union
Board at the University of Oregon seriously debated removing a Martin Luther King Jr. quote from the rec center because the words weren't
"inclusive" enough. And perhaps his most famous quote: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." And that says nothing about
gender issues — leading one student leader to ask: "Does the MLK quote represent us today?" As if
every inspiration in a public place has to be about "representing us today."
Left Begins to Implode. If you pay any attention to the ways in which radicalism
dominates the culture of the university these days, you're likely to feel as though you've gone
through the looking glass. "White privilege." "Trigger warnings." "Rape culture."
All of this (and much else) has turned academia into a bizarre, Orwellian simulacrum of itself.
Offensive? Elementary Schools Cancel Halloween Celebrations. There are a lot of angry
parents and disappointed kids in Newington, Connecticut after elementary schools there canceled
Halloween celebrations. The schools were apparently concerned about offending families who don't
observe Halloween. A "Fall Festival" will be held in place of the usual Halloween parades for
kindergarten and first-grade students at Ruth Chaffee Elementary and Anna Reynolds School.
Education Department Slashes
'Father,' 'Mother' From Student Aid Forms. In 2014-2015, the federal government will make a groundbreaking shift:
fathers and mothers will not be included on federal student aid forms. Instead, the Department of Education announced Thursday [5/9/2013]
that income would be listed "from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those
parents live together." Instead of "father," the societally-sensitive term "Parent 1" will be used. And for "mother," the
term will be "Parent 2."
eliminates 'father,' 'mother' from student aid forms. The U.S. Department of Educationhas announced that beginning
with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income "from
a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together."
The new FAFSA form will use terms like "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" instead of gender-specific terms like "mother" and "father,"
Campus Reform first reported Thursday [5/9/2013].
It's Come to
This: Hugs Banned at Maryland Schools. Some people say California is the most liberal, progressive state in the country but
I beg to differ. Maryland is far worse and its newly implemented ban on hugging and passing out birthday invitations at schools
(so people don't get their feelings hurt) has just proved my point.
from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt. Here's the dirty little secret: Despite the best efforts of
vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government
schools. That's because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains
unchallenged after a half-century. He who controls the textbooks, teaching guides and tests controls the academic agenda.
Dartmouth cops hunt
faux-Chinese gibberish speaker. From Joe Asch comes word that the Dartmouth campus police are, in the words of the College's Media
Relations department, "on the hunt for a student who allegedly verbally harassed two students." The object of this manhunt stands accused
of speaking faux-Chinese to two Chinese students. If captured, what will happen to the lout? According to the Media Relations Department,
he could face expulsion.
Staffer for Signing Marriage Petition. Conservatives and even some liberals across the nation are outraged after Gallaudet University
suspended the school's chief diversity officer after she signed a petition in her church to put a gay marriage referendum on the ballot in Maryland.
Angela McCaskill, a 23-year veteran of the university, was placed on paid leave as the university investigates her support for traditional marriage.
Fabianism In Education. Fabianism brings to mind the theory that
a bullfrog, placed in tepid water, won't notice a one-degree-at-a-time increase in the water's temperature until it's too late, and will succumb
to death by boiling. As a college teacher, I have observed a sort of one-degree-at-a time Fabianism in education, as academic standards
succumb to ideas that work against this country's most valuable resource: its young people.
Boy in K.C. Fire Attack a Victim of His School's Racist Teaching?. The boy raised his hand,
eager to answer the question. "What would you know about it?" exclaimed the teacher dismissively.
"You're not our race." This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa
Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to
answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is
black; Allen is white.
government out of the schools. Religion is peaceful because it is government-free. Liberate
the schools, and they too would be at peace. Taxpayer-funded, one-curriculum-fits-all schooling makes
conflict inevitable. There would be far less animosity if parents were as free to choose how and where
their children learn as they are to choose how and where they worship.
Liberal assault on
education: According to various polls, many educators at all levels consider themselves to be
liberal. This political ideology often makes its way into the classroom. While some liberal educators do a good job at educating
students, it is unfortunate that others are more interested in promoting their political views.
Sending Your Child to a College, Ask these Questions. Over 10 years ago, the Rocky Mountain
News reported that registered Democrats on the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder outnumbered
registered Republicans 31–1. If such a ratio exists in the social science departments of your child's
prospective college, why would you want your child to attend such an institution?
"Social Justice" and Other
High School Indoctrinations. When there have been revelations of professors egregiously
indoctrinating students in leftist political views or intimidating conservative students (as in the
Ward Churchill case) administrators have responded that these are isolated examples. When
confronted with surveys showing that liberals outnumber conservatives in their humanities departments by a
factor of 10:1 — or greater — these administrators usually argue that this is
irrelevant, because professors are in any case duty bound to keep their personal political views
out of the classroom.
need a ride to a protest rally?" According to the Center for the Study of Popular
Culture, registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a 10-to-1 ratio in the faculty of 150
departments at 32 elite colleges and universities. At 13 of the schools, they found only
one Republican. And four of the schools showed no registered Republican in the departments
Public Schools — Pagan Religion Indoctrination Centers. Many public schools have become
pagan religion indoctrination centers. These schools now teach children anti-Judeo-Christian beliefs and
pagan religions, and try to mold children's minds through the latest techniques in behavioral psychology.
Here are two examples of how schools now use spirit religions as brainwashing techniques in classrooms across
Sues Students For Doubting Hairbrained 'Theories'. She claims that her students violated her
civil rights. She says student's "anti-intellectualism" made her life a living hell. So, this
ex-Dartmouth professor is threatening to sue her students for the temerity to have doubted her hairbrained
theories on "ecofeminism" and the "French narrative theory." Why, it was so horrible for her that
she felt she had to consult a physician for her symptoms of "intellectual distress."
Most Think Political Bias Among College Professors
is a Serious Problem. As legislation is introduced in more than a dozen states across the country
to counter political pressure and proselytizing on students in college classrooms, a majority of Americans
believe the political bias of college professors is a serious problem, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.
Virginia Tech's Professor of Hate.
Many have asked: "How could the English Department not recognize the horrific implications of these works?"
No one who wonders that, however, is familiar with the poetic oeuvre of one of Cho's own teachers, Virginia Tech's
Distinguished Professor of English and Black Studies, Nikki Giovanni. Among the most celebrated figures of
the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and recipient of 21 honorary degrees, Giovanni has published poems strikingly
similar to Cho's plays in both vileness and incompetence.
Caution: Graphic descriptions of the worst
college courses. The Dirty
Dozen: America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses. Young
America's Foundation brings you the worst of the worst — hundreds of courses researched, only 12
selected. … Do you think adultery is beautiful? Well, the University of Pennsylvania does.
The school's Adultery Novel class reads a series of 19th and 20th century works about adultery and
watches "several adultery films" in order to place adultery "into its aesthetic, social and cultural
Network Announces Campus Outrage Awards. Duke spends over $50,000 on a
tactical training session for activists dedicated to the destruction of the state of
Israel, while a graduate student at LeMoyne College is expelled for writing that
light spanking has a legitimate role in classroom discipline. A UNLV professor
is engulfed in a whirlwind of controversy after making a remark about the financial
planning habits of homosexuals, while a student at Occidental College is convicted
of sexually harassing the whole school over the radio. Ward Churchill is
defended by the academic community for declaring that victims of the World Trade
Center bombing deserved their fate, while at Harvard, Larry Summers is demonized
for daring to suggest that there may be innate differences between men and women.
Top Ten Campus
Rarities: For example, [#1] A prayer vigil, even a nondenominational one. [#5] A
professor going off on a tangent about Capitalism's benefits. [#9] An American flag.
why? It is not the downtrodden masses but the pampered Ph.D.s who most
vent their spleen at the country that protects and indulges them. When a friend
who teaches at Harvard put an American flag sticker on his car, his astonished colleagues
demanded to know: "What is that?!"
Intimidation: Authority in general, and physical force in particular, are anathema to many among
the intelligentsia, academic or otherwise. They can always think of some "third way" to avoid hard
choices, whether on campus, in society, or among nations. Moreover, they have little or no interest in
the actual track record of those third ways. Having to learn to live with intimidation by their own
students is one of the consequences.
lesbians, feminists, queers, and communists: I decided to search the webpage
of the nearest university English department to see what I could find. Naturally, I
went looking first on Cornell [dot] edu. Here is a summary of what I found out about
the English faculty at Cornell University.
miss entire point, details at eleven. And for all the other liberals who
didn't understand the point of the article, here it is in bold letters: English departments
are becoming increasing politicized and, hence, increasingly irrelevant.
Shapiro is my friend and fellow nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. Ben
is only twenty years old and has not only established himself as a brilliant political
commentator and columnist, but has now written a book, "Brainwashed" that I hope will become a
bestseller. Ben has just completed his undergraduate degree and has witnessed firsthand
the type of liberal bias that permeates academia today.
update: In far too many instances, what passes as college life and education
today is no less than shameful. Under the name of diversity and political correctness,
billions of taxpayer dollars and donor contributions are used to promote what might be
charitably called enlightened racism, uniformity of thought and political proselytizing.
the campus radicals: David Horowitz thinks that anybody who cares about
the future should confront the fact that U.S. colleges and universities are the fountainhead
of financing for the radical movement in America.
sign of the times: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That
was certainly true of a recent photo of a little 7-year-old boy holding a sign demanding
more money for the schools and holding his fist in the air.
Phony Diversity: Americans as
taxpayers and donors have been far too generous, and carelessly so, with colleges and
universities. It's high time we began to demand accountability, not only in the area of
ideological diversity, but in academic honesty and excellence as well.
Hard Left Dominates Campuses:
Time to Fight Back? As young people head back to the nation's college and university campuses, a
legal scholar has raised the prospect that Middle Americans may no longer have to sit back and accept hard left
indoctrination of their children.
Winning the War Over
Liberalism: A review of "Let Freedom Ring – Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism", by
Sean Hannity. "Too many of our public schools have become liberal indoctrination centers, cultural
battlegrounds and poorly performing graduation factories," Hannity writes.
Yank your kids out of school:
Let me ask you a question. Which is worse: The drugs your children might pick up in public school,
or the ideas? It's a serious question, asked mainly because parents seem inordinately fearful of
substances and much less so about thoughts. But thoughts can be dangerous things.
Year Ends on a Sour Note at Southwestern
U.: Georgetown, Texas has never been considered a hotbed of radical left-wing
activism or PC-fanaticism. Yet, as the home of Southwestern University, a small liberal
arts college, one of the most anti-male and anti-American feminists of our time was given center
stage to spread her radical ideas and political agenda to the captive audience of 2002's
graduating seniors. Criticizing our society's emphasis on working "for progress and
advancement," she stated, "every imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal
nation on the planet teaches its citizens to care more for tomorrow than today."
"Good" Teachers: A "good"
teacher is not defined as a teacher whose students learn more. A "good" teacher is someone
who exemplifies the prevailing dogmas of the educational establishment.
Christmas: The thought police who run America's government schools are censoring Christmas at an
even more alarming rate than usual this year. Read appalling examples that show how anti-religious
fanaticism is one type of bigotry that the left encourages.
Conservative Group Challenges
Taxpayer-Funded 'Indoctrination': "In a nutshell, what [The Center for Civic Education] has
done is that it's redefined education so that it is no longer a system of information; it is now a system of
persuasion," said Prof. Allen Quist. "It now is advocacy for a particular brand of politics.
[It's] no longer education; it's indoctrination.
Flourishing on College Campuses. What's happening on America's college campuses these days?
Everything from manufactured diversity to the use of Navajo rug designs to teach calculus,
according to the Young America's Foundation.
PC Universities: Gulag
of the Mind: "The Left's control of our colleges and universities has already unleashed
untold havoc on the country. It's the reason we're losing the culture war."