November 20, 2015

Columbia history student: Reading about white people and Western culture is traumatizing

Rebel Staff
 

The ridiculousness of modern university students keeps on coming.

Student Nissy Aya gathered with other Columbia students and staff on Wednesday to discuss the topic of “Race, Ethnicity, and University Life.”

Aya was on track to receive her degree in 2014, but will not get in in 2016. She mentioned how “how hard it has been for me to get through this institution.”

She then proceeded to put the blame on how “white centric” her art history class is.

Columbia's core curriculum requires students to take six classes with a focus on the culture and history of Western, European civilization.

“It’s traumatizing to sit in Core classes. We are looking at history through the lens of these powerful, white men. I have no power or agency as a black woman, so where do I fit in?” she asked.

Aya complained how Congolese artwork was repeatedly characterized as “primitive” five times in her art class. She didn't speak against it because “she was tired of already having worked that day to address so many other instances of racism and discrimination” according to The Columbia Spectator.


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commented 2015-11-23 20:43:16 -0500
Chris: please, call us more names while inserting exactly no argument. It makes you, as the token lefist on this thread, look even better! Keep up the typical work!
commented 2015-11-23 17:33:36 -0500
I will admit there are some things we learn that are bad, and many “takes” on events that move with the bias of the times. What we did to the aboriginals and the attitude we bore toward them is embarrassing to look at now. The fact somehow the south somehow thought God justified slavery is hard to take. Even the British centric version of world war one.
commented 2015-11-23 17:31:40 -0500
Actually the more I read NOW about history, the more disgusted I am about the blatant bias I was taught in high school. One example, is General Franco was not the evil incarnate the leftist writers of text books claimed and the so called “Republicans” were just as bad or worse.
commented 2015-11-23 13:48:10 -0500
Chris Mallory – nobody cares what you think!
commented 2015-11-21 07:09:51 -0500
Well, if you are not good enough, blame the white guys. And Chris, please FO & die.
commented 2015-11-21 03:12:52 -0500
I for one am disgusted with the overt racism emenating from the comment section. War mongers, planet rapers, misogynistic , homophobic, assholes ALL OF YOU.
commented 2015-11-21 01:50:29 -0500
Ron Voss great point,i can remember arguing with some liberal fool years back in the Edmonton Sun forums,i told him Big Brother was left wing entity and he gave me some BS about how the right is against free speech. Well we see how that has turned out.
commented 2015-11-21 01:37:12 -0500
And that is why I would never hire a university grad that did not study something useful – like mathematics, physics, sciences, medicine or engineering. I would never allow my kids to attend one of these universities with a “core”

And finally most university professors of today are not to be respected but to be despised for their lefty attitudes and entitled life styles.

Tell this gal to look up the name of the very first registered slave owner in the US of A – she will be shocked – he was a black man.
commented 2015-11-20 23:14:57 -0500
What I was trying to say, is that I certainly wouldn’t want to send my kids there to become stupid, but that is exactly what is happening in universities these days.
commented 2015-11-20 23:11:47 -0500
I certainly wouldn’t to send my kids there to become
commented 2015-11-20 19:04:15 -0500
" Some of these whining cry babies want white culture to cease to exist in all its’ forms past and present, as if we (the white people) can just “poof” and all white culture vanishes as if it never existed in the first place. That is the only way some of the whiners would be happy … until they found something else to whine about. " That would happen about three days later, when store shelves were empty and no one had the means to restock them.
commented 2015-11-20 18:55:14 -0500
DREW WAKARIUK, “WOW, just WOW. What happened to the truth? Does it even exist in progressive circles in any way anymore?” Drew, it does exist in ‘progressive’ circles, but it depends upon what you mean by “truth” in this post-modern world. The Ministry of Truth, along with Ministries of Love, Peace, Plenty, were ministries in George Orwell’s futuristic dystopia novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. As for the ‘progressives’, the Ministry of Truth concerned itself with Lies. Party ownership of the print media (like the Media Party, including the CBC today) made it easy to manipulate public opinion, and the film and radio carried the process further. The primary role of the Ministry of Truth was to lie, rewrite history, and keep the people ignorant of what is going on behind the scenes. One problem. Orwell was off with his date of 1984, should have been 2015.
commented 2015-11-20 18:35:17 -0500
WOW, just WOW. What happened to the truth? Does it even exist in progressive circles in any way anymore?
commented 2015-11-20 18:26:06 -0500
The Trades are in much higher demand than University. I have a nephew that was in his 3rd or 4th year on his way to medicine when he realized he could make more as in Power Engineering or as a Millwright than he probably would as an MD, so he is now in Trade School. What you do to pay the bills is less important than how you want to live. Being an MD requires long hours doing rounds, seeing patients and being on call but if you want to just work a shift and go home to spend quality time with your family, there are much simpler ways to get money.
commented 2015-11-20 18:21:51 -0500
Hmm,when it comes to left wing politics, one university stands alone as the all-time champion. Columbia University has been a training ground for America-hating radicals since at least the start of the twentieth century. The International Socialist Organization has had a presence at Columbia University since the early 1990s. It is the alma mater for Bill Ayers, a close friend of Barack Obama, where Ayers got his Masters of Education in 1987. In 1969 Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group with the intent to overthrow imperialism, that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including several police stations in New York, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1970 the group issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government, under the name “Weather Underground Organization”. Imagine that! Barack Obama graduated from of Columbia University in 1983. Nothing here, move on, just a load of coincidences.
commented 2015-11-20 18:02:43 -0500
This is why I am really reconsidering allowing my children to attend college or university. No kidding. The stuff that’s coming out of top schools, or any school for that matter, is completely ridiculous.
commented 2015-11-20 18:00:59 -0500
Well I’m a proud white woman, who was born into the best country in the world, and I will never be ashamed to have been born white. I most certainly wasn’t born privileged because I have white skin, actually I was born into poverty, and I’m glad of it, because I learned, that in order to survive, I had to educate myself, and beat the pavement to survive. I possess life experience, and I am filled with joy everyday, because I have faith. Not faith in this world, but faith in the one true God. I am a believer, and have been for as long as I can remember. The attacks on perceived white privilege, will be ramped up now, to incite hatred against us ordinary people. The very laws that we have in place to protect our rights, will now be used to deny our rights. In the end, I know that those who are responsible, will pay the ultimate price one day, and that will be the loss of hope, through the loss of God. I pity those like the elitists running the show now, that have never had to endure hardship, because real hardship builds strength, and character, and the ability to endure, whatever comes your way. The left can’t claim this, because they have sold their lies to an unsuspecting public, for their own gain, and have turned others into victims, in order to retain power and image, and to retain their thoughts of ideological superiority!
commented 2015-11-20 17:51:03 -0500
Castaway snowflake somehow ends up in a white conservative backwater like Columbia U?
That is so unfair!
Perhaps the dean could award her an immediate degree, a teaching position, and an apology?
Would that help?
commented 2015-11-20 17:34:20 -0500
You know that when the very existence of “white culture” causes people to cry racism (you exist, therefore you are a racist) , that it is time to tell them to grow the hell up. Some of these whining cry babies want white culture to cease to exist in all its’ forms past and present, as if we (the white people) can just “poof” and all white culture vanishes as if it never existed in the first place. That is the only way some of the whiners would be happy … until they found something else to whine about. The issue is not white culture, it is the whiners. They need to grow up.

The sad part is that there is a large number of lefties/progressives that suffer from this false debilitation known as white guilt and as a result do everything they can to accommodate these whiners to eradicate white culture from existence. Sad when a culture tries to commit cultural suicide.
commented 2015-11-20 16:01:16 -0500
Poor baby. Imagine a class about ‘Western Culture and Civilization’ talking about White men. How degrading it must be for her. Perhaps she should take a course in ‘African Culture and Civilization’.
commented 2015-11-20 16:01:16 -0500
Poor baby. Imagine a class about ‘Western Culture and Civilization’ talking about White men. How degrading it must be for her. Perhaps she should take a course in ‘African Culture and Civilization’.
commented 2015-11-20 15:22:42 -0500
She was probably an abused child..