May 30, 2017

Insanity grows on Australian campuses: Melbourne U starts “white male privilege” workshops

Claire LehmannAustralian Contributor

We’ve recently discovered that Melbourne University has been giving students workshops on white male privilege, wherein male students have been told to act more like women and cut down on Australian banter in case they offend non-Australian students in the classroom.

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This is despite the fact that there are more women on Australian campuses than men. And despite the fact that record numbers of international students are choosing to study in Australia.

Why is Australia going down this path?

This kind of identity politics, where your freedom to speak is defined by your gender and skin colour is known to lead to extremely bad outcomes.

Not only is it racist and sexist, it’s extraordinarily dumb.

And it is not fitting of institutions of higher learning, where students and professors should be there according to merit and not their identity group.

The end result of identity politics is playing out right now on U.S. college campuses, where even Ivy League universities are becoming international laughing stocks.

Thankfully Australian universities are not at this point yet, and I don’t think they ever will be.

But if we continue to hold workshops on white male privilege and if we start handing out awards to students for their political activism, then we just might.

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commented 2017-06-01 17:30:48 -0400
Unfortunately Australian male culture is not very pleasant to other groups including women and immigrants. Research suggests that Australia has the highest workplace bullying rates in the OECD. In this respect, Australian culture has to change. The Australian workplace and learning institutions are a nightmare for decent sensitive people. Humour is used to disguise a spiteful and sadistic culture. Melbourne Uni are doing the right thing.
commented 2017-05-31 09:09:49 -0400
What a great idea. I’d love to take a course on how to get in on male white privilege. So far what I’ve been doing hasn’t worked so well.
commented 2017-05-31 02:07:31 -0400
So we went from the country that was founded by debtors to this?
commented 2017-05-31 01:13:20 -0400
Elmer Fenderpuddy Only in the world of imaginary victimhood will you find people endorsing getting handouts and unearned positions and the expulsion of personal responsibility.
And the words are telling how it should be, they never once said people are only judged on merit. And sorry but the if the same shortcuts and free passes are offered to others they do not care for , the same ones embracing them now will suddenly not approve.
commented 2017-05-30 19:23:33 -0400
“…not fitting of institutions of higher learning, where students and professors should be there according to merit and not their identity group.”

Only in the world of someone with ‘merit’ will you find an argument endorsing the idea that people are judged on merit alone.
commented 2017-05-30 19:19:06 -0400
Don Smith, I think there is something in your argument worth pursuing, add to that, men who have been “feminized”. These are only a few factors to consider, and, I think cultural Marxism is mostly the culprit.
commented 2017-05-30 19:17:50 -0400
Should be banned as hate crimes, not a university course FFS. Alternately, let’s revive the (completely false and propaganda) research that “proved” Jews were the cause of all social ills. Those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it…. just replace “Jew” with White, Christian, Male, Father, heterosexual, you get the idea… hate’s been done before, just targeted to a different label now, and that makes it “OK”
commented 2017-05-30 19:00:29 -0400
White genocide. Shame and expel white men, bring in thousands of barbarous migrants to rape the women and children. Nobody left to defend his western way of life, because he/she is racist.
commented 2017-05-30 18:28:59 -0400
It seems to me that as the ratio of women and non whites goes up in universities, so does the hysteria and stupidity.
Is there a connection?
Just asking.
commented 2017-05-30 17:54:37 -0400
Almost sounds like it is better to do distance (online) learning from a recognized accredited university. This way you would not have to face these SJW idiots.
commented 2017-05-30 17:50:23 -0400
The unbelievable is becoming the norm

Thanks CLAIRE , for warning us of what’s to come
I believe in a couple more steps down the road they’ll just take stuff by robbing and killing , the police will have no credibility then , in fact they will be seen as the enemy as well , and the white side will start killing them back including the police
commented 2017-05-30 17:28:02 -0400
They are grooming these psychotics to annihilate the white race. This is how Hitler targeted the Jews. People better start protesting, because this kind of racial hatred can only lead to death and destruction.
commented 2017-05-30 17:20:10 -0400
I am white and proud of it. I am sick of these anti-white racists. These same racist pricks would be first to call out white supremacy. News flash, you idiots are pushing me to think that whites are going to need to organize or get walked upon.
commented 2017-05-30 17:18:20 -0400
Well, the next generation of College/University graduates is going starve to death anyway, so after the next generation they’ll be gone. No more need to worry about them. They have to learn useful skills to survive…. which they aren’t. Isn’t it fascinating how these SJW, spoiled, pampered brats, along with their Marxist, radical, feminist professors, and their victim-hood mentallity, have such utter contempt for those who actually do the work that makes their lives possible; that grow their food, that build their houses, that do all those things that makes their lives comfortable. I think it’s very ironic, but reality will come home to roost in the end.
commented 2017-05-30 16:45:19 -0400
Excellent commentary Claire Lehmann.
What is happening on campuses is proof, University Administrators and Faculty have allowed critical thinking and personal accountability to be labelled unjust & deplorable. Feelings over facts is what now governs the mobs. Until there is a major change, and this ideology is relegated to the garbage, I encourage employers to look at most degrees as a waste of paper….don’t hire these people.
commented 2017-05-30 16:37:35 -0400
Wow. My dad’s best friend, back in the 70’s, was top of his engineering class in a top Eastern European (yes, yes, communist) university. He was chosen to go to Moscow University, which he did. He said he basically felt like an infant. Looking around these days, I don’t think Putin is too worried about the competition.