Saturday, November 21, 2015

This Flower Belongs In A Greenhouse, Not At A University

If you want to talk about "privilege", keep in mind the privilege of someone who goes to Columbia, and then marvel at this complaint:
A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people...

One of the panelists at the event was black Columbia student Nissy Aya. Aya was supposed to graduate in 2014, but instead is only on track to receive her degree in 2016. That, Aya says, demonstrates “how hard it has been for me to get through this institution,” though it’s worth noting she is an exceptional case, as Columbia has one of the highest four-year graduation rates in the country.
I wonder if the little peony will ever even consider that perhaps, just perhaps, the problem lies with her and not with Columbia's curriculum.

Anyone who takes her argument seriously is an idiot.  There, I've said it.


Pseudotsuga said...

Yes, she's an idiot. She's been sold on the lie that higher education is not about challenging HER OWN beliefs, but that it's actually about challenging what somebody else says the ESTABLISHMENT'S beliefs are.
She can parrot the talk about cisgender and equity and theorygabble, but she hasn't learned much. She ought to ask for all her tuition back, since they clearly weren't giving here what she thought she was purchasing.
And like Instapundit says, if she wants to feel comfortable, she could transfer to a historic all-black college.

Ellen K said...

One wonders if her various social protest activities have kept her from class, from study sessions, from reading. Sooner or later you have to do the work.