The days when the pursuit of knowledge was a noble, deliberate, and balanced exercise might now be in the rear-view mirror. The Rebel has learned that a University of Alberta professor has called for the upheaval of scientific standards for the benefit of the allegedly oppressed.
Another University of Alberta professor published a piece in the Canadian Journal of Science, Math, Technology, and Education, saying that to simply teach students science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is objectively bad, apparently because it cultivates, and I am listing this directly from the document:
“[P]atriarchy, heteronormativity, white supremacy, Eurocentrism, (neo-)colonialism, ableism, classism, labor inequity, anthropocentrism, and/or others.”
This type of social justice warrior activism has no place in a post-secondary academy. The validation that Western academia has given it is anything but PROgressive; it’s regressive.