Saturday, August 01, 2020

Black women demand dismantling colleges

Here is a letter to Nature, the top British science journal:
Elite institutions are well positioned to set the standard on how to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination. As African American and Black women working at [Stanford Medicine] ... Immediate actions should include making all institutions of learning teach compulsory courses on the Black diaspora for all degree programmes. A diverse range of faculty members should be hired ... Advancement and tenure should be tied to excellence in diversity efforts.
If they really want diverse professors, then colleges should hire some with this view:
The deadliest question is how to accommodate blacks. One mustn’t say what everyone knows, that blacks are the least educable, least productive, most criminal, most violent, most dependent, and least assimilable of the population. If anything can be done about any of these, it won’t be, because no one is permitted to name the problem. No one is in charge.
I am not saying that view is correct. I am saying that colleges should not be held hostage to a radical political agenda, that colleges should teach the truth, and that a genuine diversity of opinions should be presented. The only "systemic racism and discrimination" in colleges today is in favor of promoting less competent Blacks and women. I would bet that the three Black women writing this are substantially less competent than their colleagues. Nobody can even give an example of a college mistreating a Black woman. Normally if someone in a scientific journal claims "systemic" anything, their would be citations to data to back up the claim. Not here. It is all a big hoax.

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