Black Studies Programs a Joke

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    You’ll have to forgive the lateness but I just got around to reading The Chronicle’s recent piece on the young guns of black studies. If ever there were a case for eliminating the discipline, the sidebar explaining some of the dissertations being offered by the best and the brightest of black-studies graduate students has made it. What a collection of left-wing victimization claptrap. The best that can be said of these topics is that they’re so irrelevant no one will ever look at them.

    That’s what I would say about Ruth Hayes’ dissertation, “‘So I Could Be Easeful’: Black Women’s Authoritative Knowledge on Childbirth.” It began because she “noticed that nonwhite women’s experiences were largely absent from natural-birth literature, which led me to look into historical black midwifery.” How could we overlook the nonwhite experience in “natural birth literature,” whatever the heck that is? It’s scandalous and clearly a sign that racism is alive and well in America, not to mention academia.

    Then there is Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of “Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s.” Ms. Taylor believes there was apparently some kind of conspiracy in the federal government’s promotion of single family homes in black neighborhoods after the unrest of the 1960s. Single family homes! The audacity! But Ms. Taylor sees that her issue is still relevant today. (Not much of a surprise since the entirety of black studies today seems to rest on the premise that nothing much has changed in this country in the past half century when it comes to race. Shhhh. Don’t tell them about the black president!) She explains that “The subprime lending crisis, if it did nothing else, highlighted the profitability of racism in the housing market.” The subprime lending crisis was about the profitability of racism? Those millions of white people who went into foreclosure were just collateral damage, I guess.

    But topping the list in terms of sheer political partisanship and liberal hackery is La TaSha B. Levy. According to the Chronicle, “Ms. Levy is interested in examining the long tradition of black Republicanism, especially the rightward ideological shift it took in the 1980s after the election of Ronald Reagan. Ms. Levy’s dissertation argues that conservatives like Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, John McWhorter, and others have ‘played one of the most-significant roles in the assault on the civil-rights legacy that benefited them.’” The assault on civil rights? Because they don’t favor affirmative action they are assaulting civil rights? Because they believe there are some fundamental problems in black culture that cannot be blamed on white people they are assaulting civil rights?

    Seriously, folks, there are legitimate debates about the problems that plague the black community from high incarceration rates to low graduation rates to high out-of-wedlock birth rates. But it’s clear that they’re not happening in black-studies departments. If these young scholars are the future of the discipline, I think they can just as well leave their calendars at 1963 and let some legitimate scholars find solutions to the problems of blacks in America. Solutions that don’t begin and end with blame the white man.

    The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations. - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education
     
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    Afros with degrees in black studies want to find work as professional race hustlers.
     
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    Thank you for the poignant post.

    "Black Studies" is the new Special Ed.
     
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    "College education in the Liberal Arts, or social sciences, is a waste of money and time, except as a display of leisure and wealth….or as a recognition symbol that might facilitate entrance into some higher class. Higher education is selling an illusion; how many ‘graduates’ survive only through parental or institutional subvention? Gender studies, multiculturalism, semiotics, video art,….who would be surprised to find a the MA’s in English bagging groceries?"
    David Mamet, "The Secret Knowledge."
     
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    BTW, Logik...

    ....did you follow what happened to Ms. Riley as a result of her writing this?


    I wrote about it here:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/224632-censorship-american-style.html
     
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    Indeed.................The offensiveness was sooo great, the ivy league twats got their panties all bunched up and agreed to dismiss her from their prestigious rag of a journal

    Truth Hurts
     
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    The only way for Liberals to win debates is to prevent them in the first place.
     
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    We have so many under-employed as it is.
    PhDs on food stamps tripled; thousands with Masters and PhDs working at Wal*Mart- what a waste of resources.

    Number Of PhD Recipients Using Food Stamps Surged During ...
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    May 7, 2012 – The number of PhD recipients on food stamps has more than tripled ..... Walmart is swamped with MS and PhD graduates looking for work.
     
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    All liberal arts degrees are a waste. Colleges are for turning out useful people - engineers and architects and computer scientists.
     
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    Because they studied mush in college and partied around. A PHD in "media studies" won't get you a job. The morons should have studied engineering but that's too hard for them.
     

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