Monday, November 05, 2007
Last week, I blogged about a multiculturalism indoctrination program at the University of Delaware (which has since been discontinued) that "pressured or even required [students] to take actions that outwardly indicate their agreement with the university's ideology". One of the requirements of the program was that students participate in one-on-one sessions with the resident assistants of their dorms.
Although I look on the news of the program's discontinuation with a jaundiced eye, I find it heartening that some of the students showed some backbone during the one-on-ones. Here's an example:
Q. When were you first made aware of your race?This was, incidentally, the same student cited in the first FIRE report as having stated that she was tired "of having diversity shoved down her throat".
A. That is irrelevant to everything. My race is human being.
Q. When did you discover your sexual identity?
A. That is none of your damn business.
Q. Who taught you a lesson in regards to some form of diversity awareness? What was that lesson?
A. My grandparents sometimes make racial comments. And what the hell does that have to do with anything?
As with the members of a Baptist congregation who resigned in protest some time ago after its minister kicked nine of their fellows out for not supporting Bush, such acts of open contempt for those who would push one around always make me smile with hope for America.
The sense of life of her people is not dead yet! (HT: John Derbyshire, via Glenn Reynolds)
11-6-07: Corrected an error in second to last paragraph.