Friday, June 12, 2015

University of California: Saying ‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’ Is Racist and Sexist

The Army of the Politically correct has gone mad. They clearly want to destroy the idea of individual merit and replace it with  the victomology game for politically correct groups.

A University of California faculty leader-training handout, “Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages, states that “America is the land of opportunity,” “There is only one race, the human race” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” are microaggressions that faculty leaders of the University of California system have been instructed not to say.

Other microaggressions listed on the document include asking, “Where are you from or where were you born?” (because it suggests that the person you’re asking is “not a true American”); asking a post-doctoral minority student whether he or she is lost in the halls of a chemistry building (because it makes ”the assumption that the person is trying to break into one of the labs”); and having students fill out forms on which they have to check a box indicating whether they’re male or female.

Other sayings deemed unacceptable include:

● “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”

● “Where are you from or where were you born?”

● “Affirmative action is racist.”

● “When I look at you, I don’t see color.”

In another handout, “Tool for Identifying Implicit Bias,” faculty are advised when dealing with a student or researcher, that they are particularly impressed with, not to express approval with compliments like “It’s clear he’s a rockstar.” The handout also describes “raising the bar” as “elitist.”

According to the university’s webpage, the seminars were initiated by UC president and former Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano. Napolitano’s invitation touted them as a place to talk about the “best way to build and nurture a productive academic climate” and help attendees meet their “responsibility” to do so.

-RW

(ht Kyle Kyllan)

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the humor on this Friday morning!

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  2. Ha! I like this one: “I’m not racist. I have several Black friends.”- makes me think of the old Seinfeld episode where George is trying to get some black friends to prove he's not racist.

    Or this clip where Elaine is trying to figure out if her boyfriend is black:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M5G2nWP3xY

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    1. My family brow-beat me into doing one of those DNA tests. (23andMe or something).
      I kept hoping that they would find some African ancestors. That would get me off the hook of being a "privileged" white guy.
      No such luck. I never got closer to Africa then Sardinia!
      I'm thinking some Sardinian sailor got lucky in Amsterdam!

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  3. My Great-Great-Grandfather was a member of the Bear Flag Revolt in Monterey, he took Jacob Leese, and Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo as a prisoners back to Sutter's Fort, and later marched with John C. Frémont to take California from Mexico. My Great-Great-Grandmother owned one of the first lots in Verba Buena after John Fremont laid out the street grid, and she washed the clothes of the 49ers at Kerney, and Vallejo streets on the hill above Verba Buena Cove.

    My personal pride in the state started to vanish as I delved deeper into the history that surrounded my family, and the people they came in contact with between 1845, and 1851. The state of California was born out of cruelty, genocide, and outright theft from the time of the early missions, until statehood.

    I left California 19 years ago because it had become diseased, fascistic, and more vapid as it decayed. I knew from studying demographics that it was in the process of becoming a failed state, and sadly the contagion being spread from the University of California is a sign of the final stage of it's terminal illness. I have no plans to visit it on it's deathbed.

    I respect my ancestors for what they accomplished, how far they traveled, and for writing down what they witnessed.

    As a side note, the son of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo stated in his memoirs that his father, wanted California to be a part of a great naval power, and his first choice was the United States. His hand written letter can be viewed at http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu

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    1. A history of "cruelty and genocide" is pretty much the norm for most of human history, and "outright theft" isn't an accurate characterization as A) "spoils of war" was a legally recognized institution and conquest was considered a legitimate means by which to acquire territory. There's no reason to feel particularly guilty or lose any pride based on the fact that your ancestors happened to be particularly good at the same types of inter-tribal conflict that EVERYONE engaged in during that era.

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    2. Not that I disagree with you, but how do demographics tell you that California becoming a failed state? It's reverting back to the "native american" latinos you seem to believe have more rightful claim to the land, resources, and infrastructure than you, whose ancestors conquered and developed it, do.

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    3. Dear JBP

      I respect my ancestors James, and Eliza, but the evil that surrounded them was truly grotesque, and having studied this period of time very closely I find the treatment of Native-Americans to have been evil beyond measure. I think the main thing that bothers me is the fact that the foundation of the state of California was built of flesh, blood, and bone as an aggregate, mixed with a slurry of self serving lies.

      If you spend hours working on restoring photographs of the native Californian's from this period of time you come away haunted by the look of abject horror in their eyes, the look on some of these peoples faces will be with me to the grave. I have worked with digital media for 32 years and I have the ability now to bend the logarithms of light in seven colors. A photograph that is over 150 years old can now look like the light struck these subjects yesterday, unfortunately I have paid a price for that ability.

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    4. Dear JBP

      The demographics of the state of California that stood out over 25 years ago was the disaggregation of families, and the resulting poverty that would make it nearly impossible for a single parent to effectively educate their children. A child's brain is like an elastic sponge, and that be brain has to be nourished with the proper fats, amino acids, proteins, and water to allow it to grow to it's potential. If those ingredients are in place a child can learn at a very accelerated rate if surrounded by a nurturing, and interactive environment. and someone who will take the time to provide an atmosphere of intellectual trust. That environment is almost extinct in the state of California, and the other 49 states because our controllers want what George Carlin called "obedient workers".

      By escaping California we bought our daughters the time they needed to grow up in a healthier environment where they could grow up to be intelligent women. Nineteen years after we left California the disaggregation of families has followed us to Arizona, and is swallowing the state whole. In 2015 the dumbing down of children has reached obscene levels across this country because our controllers want children to grow up to be just smart enough to put a silicon chicken nugget in their mouths as they watch the idiot box.

      By the way, our son in law Anthony is hispanic, and is finishing up his college degree this fall. We get along great with Anthony's extended family because we treat them the way we wish we were treated by our own families.

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  4. These people at the University of California (especially Napolitano) remind me of Julie Burchill"s "cry bullies. " A term Gavin McInnes puts to good use in an article at Taki's Magazine http://takimag.com/article/diagnosed_with_liberalism_gavin_mcinnes#axzz3cs4fHpKa

    He suggests the only solution is a good slap in the face with the admonishment "get a hold of yourself!" While this might be emotionally satisfying it won't cure the mental illness these people suffer. Nothing will. However, when the more rational among us realize that university systems and political organization are the natural habitat for the mentally ill, we can protect ourselves by boycotting them and taking away their power.

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  5. What is desired is to extinguish all forms of individual merit and replace it with social and political connections. That's the real goal and message. If you want to succeed you need friends in places to help you. They aren't making things more fair, they are making everything a game of social/political connections. Those are the macro aggressions they not only aren't doing anything about but making stronger.

    Most individual merit opportunities have already been extinguished or capped to certain level of success. Look at a poor enough neighborhood and it becomes evident how limited it can be. Those in politics are making themselves needed so that nobody has success without them and hence the downward spiral to poverty. Everything has to come at their permission.

    On a related note, ever notice that people with skills in politics rarely have marketable skills? That is they aren't good at doing anything where a person succeeds by individual merit. So they use the skills they have to get piece of what others do.

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    1. They're like those twits back in High School who ran the Student Council. Kinda like the Clintons.

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