August 18, 2016

Mandatory “social justice” module greets freshmen at Oregon State U

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

Instead of fighting against the establishment, on university campuses social justice warriors are the establishment.

Administrators at Oregon State University are in the process of rolling out a mandatory “social justice learning module”—a course that freshmen students will need to take as part of their admission to the public university.

The program has outlined five key priorities: among them are teaching the “context and history for social justice efforts,” as well as “establishing expectations for an inclusive and equitable university community.”

While this program is new for Oregon State, it does augment the school’s politically correctness SWAT team—the “bias response team,” which is a specialized unit of faculty members and diversity coordinators dispatched to deal with bias-related events that occur on campus.

The school’s Chief Diversity Officer—the presence of such a thing problematic enough—told the College Fix that the course is necessary to inform students of “systemic and local inequities” and to “correct injustice.”

She said that free speech will not be compromised.

“The goal of our bias incident response isn’t to stop or prevent anyone from exercising their right to engage in free speech within social media channels or elsewhere,” she said. “It’s not about avoiding hard conversations or difficult ideas, but promoting and creating a safe and inclusive community where everyone has the ability to fully participate in these conversations.”

Instead of being relegated to a minority of idealistic and ideologically-driven students in a social justice club, some students must dive head first in political correctness to even attend the school.

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commented 2016-08-19 18:16:08 -0400
Henry Reardon by the time these SJW idiots get into power the US and Canada will be so screwed they will have nothing to have power over. I will be too old to care anyways. And you are assuming that blob does not have a heart attack by then.
commented 2016-08-19 15:54:02 -0400
Don’t think I would be paying for any kids to attend this university!
commented 2016-08-19 15:53:28 -0400
As for addressing personal biases, this is not what I went to university for and second, social biases (personal choices of self determination) are just that, personal, certainly not the business of administrators to enforce and not up for discussion as “correct” unless the administrator is claiming moral superiority, which is of course a fallible premise because morally superior ideologies do not oppress people over their personal choices.

But this is not what "bias are getting at is it. You are selling this degenerate idea of inherent guilt for being in a majority group. Pure sewage from both a philosophical and logical perspective and devoid of unbiased morality..
commented 2016-08-19 15:32:08 -0400
Jay Kelly commented – “I do not know why the course outline of a university in Oregon should make waves in Canada, but let’s hear it.”

Because it has philosophical linearity with Canadian Pedagogy – you know, a philosophical argument – something you are obviously unfamiliar with.
commented 2016-08-19 13:43:20 -0400
For anyone who doesn’t think this is happening in Canada, try this experiment:
Type exactly as shown here into Google search… “critical theory” canada.
See how many of the top search returns are generated by Canadian universities. All subsidiaries of The Frankfurt School in my opinion.
commented 2016-08-19 11:05:29 -0400
I think a lot of people snicker at these SJWs (Social Justice Warriors) but we actually need to be very concerned about them in the long term. Back in the 60s, students also had some pretty radical ideas and a lot of people dismissed them as silly or stupid or crazy. Look what happened though: many of those same radicals are now running the country. As much as we many laugh at people like Trigglypuff, her generation is going to be in charge in the not-t oo-distant future, just like Bill Ayers, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton are in positions of influence and power today. Just imagine Trigglypuff as the Democratic candidate for President on the Democratic ticket 40 years from now….

And don’t think it doesn’t happen in Canada too. Google Senator Ann Cools and learn a bit about her background of activism especially her involvement in the sit-in that destroyed $2 million dollars worth of computer equipment at Sir George Williams University (which later merged with another university to become Concordia University).
commented 2016-08-19 08:45:09 -0400
I do not know why the course outline of a university in Oregon should make waves in Canada, because it is already happening here as well JAY HAS LIKLEY DRANK THE KOOLAID.
commented 2016-08-19 08:26:25 -0400
Depends on point of view whether you are “biased” or “equal”. We know how that goes.
commented 2016-08-19 02:53:15 -0400
What a waste of time and money.
commented 2016-08-19 02:05:46 -0400
Jay what makes you think that is what it is about? Or do you care? Enjoy your subjugation.
commented 2016-08-18 23:59:54 -0400
I do not know why the course outline of a university in Oregon should make waves in Canada, but let’s hear it.

Those American young people should learn something about their own biases, which at times can be atrocious. They should also learn something about the goodness of others — non-Americans.
commented 2016-08-18 22:46:41 -0400
The OREGON TRAIL -- some of the toughest people, and some not so tough but made tough came up that trail in covered wagons, subjected to thirst, hunger , heat , cold , attacking indians and physical infections.
And now look at their off spring, turn into vacouse pansy shells from mental infections spread to these students from the Marxist educational agenda
commented 2016-08-18 22:00:26 -0400
Just more weak dicks trying to be men and women – but instead becoming easy to push around and beat up.

Time to start.
commented 2016-08-18 19:40:24 -0400
regan jonny – Fascism is the final stage of a failing collectvist state
commented 2016-08-18 19:23:39 -0400
• five stages of political correctness
1. tolerance
4.forced participation
5. punishment of all dissenters
commented 2016-08-18 19:08:38 -0400
Yes but the young fellers ain’t got no grip.
commented 2016-08-18 19:03:55 -0400
Correct Andrew, “social justice” is a cloak for enforced conformity. In many ways “social justice” (as interpreted by leftist authority) means redistributed injustice.

Hayek said “social Justice” is a mirage which presumes equality is served by redistributing inequality. It’s about coercively forcing equality as an outcome rather than an operational principle – the end-state of distributive justice, always requires tyranny and totalist authority.

That principle seems to be in play on these public campus’ – a student no longer has the choice of avoiding this clap trap ideology, he has it force fed under penalty.
commented 2016-08-18 19:00:01 -0400
Political correctness is the building blocks for communism, and the death of free speech.
commented 2016-08-18 18:32:44 -0400
Whatever happened to the “Question Authority” bumper stickers all these leftards used to sport?