Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Atheists, homosexuals, feminists, and racists don’t build schools like Harvard. They just destroy them."

Harvard Rainbow Wreath

New students at Harvard University will soon be treated to a mandatory special orientation program designed to teach them all about societal “privilege and power” structures. The group responsible for overseeing the program explains (kind of) what the “class” is:
A mandatory power and privilege training that examines components of race, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, ability, religion, international status, and power differentials . . .
And why it’s important for Harvard students:
The exercise of public leadership … requires an honest assessment of structural power dynamics, of in-group and out-group dynamics, and of privilege.
Maybe you’re not up on the vagaries of Newspeak. So I’ll explain the class rather bluntly:

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