College: The Profitable Business of Enslaving Students
America’s Crisis is the Universities
“The source of our current ills – the lawlessness in our streets, the destruction of our borders, the racist ‘equity’ policies of the Democrat Party, the “woke” derelictions of our military leaders, can all be traced to the indoctrination of our educated classes in hatreds spawned by cultural Marxism.”
–David Horowitz, ‘De-Fund the Universities!’
The Duke of Wellington reportedly stated that the battle of Waterloo was won on the fields of Eton College. George Orwell countered that, “Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”
America’s battles against foreign and domestic enemies have been lost in our ‘Etons’, our schools and universities which have turned their graduates against the country and its values.
The source of our social and political crises is the destruction of our educational institutions through a successful fifty-year effort by radical activists to purge conservatives and patriots from American academic faculties. This was followed by a massive reconstruction of the academic curriculum and the transformation of universities into one-party indoctrination and recruitment centers for the anti-American left.
We at the David Horowitz Freedom Center were among the first to confront the problem and take the battle to campuses across the country, but as the last conservative faculty are purged and conservative students are silenced, the old remedies of adversarial dialogue and debate are no longer available. Conservative speakers are violently assaulted on campuses and events are shut down. College administrators are finding ways to force out even tenured conservative faculty while mandatory anti-white, anti-Jewish, anti-Asian and anti-patriotic “diversity” measures keep the doors firmly closed to conservatives and patriots.
It’s time to recognize that this is an existential threat to America and to take action against it. That’s why we’re calling for the defunding of universities.
A Survey of the Problem
Universities have become efficient indoctrination centers that couldn’t be any more destructive if they were being run by China and Russia.
A Harvard University survey of the 2022 graduates showed that only 4% were Republicans while the majority were Democrats. The 7% of students that were conservative when they entered college declined to 4% when they graduated. 55% support the Green New Deal, 54% want to eliminate border security, and 33% back the terrorist-sponsored boycott of Israel.
This indoctrination is the work of a university where 82% of the faculty are leftists, 16% are moderates and only 1.4% are conservatives. Harvard is America’s Eton: shaping the leaders of the country, and those leaders are being indoctrinated to destroy the nation. .
Biden’s proposal to cancel student loan debt would be a disproportionately Democrat bailout with Harvard students owing over $1 billion and Yale students (where only 5% would admit to voting for Trump) at $760 million. Not only shouldn’t we be spending billions on bailouts for this corrupt leftist system, we should, as David Horowitz wrote, defund it altogether.
A report by Open the Books found that eight Ivy League schools received $4.3 billion in federal funding every year in the previous decade. In 2021-2022, the government spent $234 billion on grants, loans and other subsidies for college students. Biden’s illegal student loan bailout alone could cost over $400 billion. State spending on public colleges topped $100 billion. In the midst of massive inflation, unsustainable amounts of money are being spent on colleges. Students are going deeply into debt and that debt is eventually passed on to the American People.
What have taxpayers gotten for the billions lavished on these elite indoctrination centers?
Studies estimate the annual costs of crime in the trillions. A single murder costs $17 million. Around 5,000 more people were murdered in 2020 due to the devastating impact of Black Lives Matter’s de-fund the police campaign, the decriminalization of crimes and pandemic prison releases. Aside from the horrific suffering, that’s $85 billion in costs created by policies that came out of academia.
8 in 10 college students supported the BLM race riots which caused billions in damages. Support for the race riots increased with each level of education. High school graduates were the least likely to support the riots while postgraduate degree holders were the most likely to. Nearly every university administration endorsed the riots and the racist hatred behind them.
BLM activists were more likely to have college degrees and campuses served as organizing hubs for the racist movement. But the crime wave destroying our communities is even more deeply rooted in campuses than that. From Michel Foucault to Angela Davis to Mariame Kaba, eliminating police, prisons and the criminal justice system were the inventions of academics and were incubated at college campuses, including Kaba at Barnard University and Davis at UC Santa Cruz which has received millions to promote the idea, and at Harvard, which teaches a course on it.
Restorative Justice, which proposes to replace crime and punishment with forgiveness for the perpetrator, originated in part from Goshen College in Indiana which now offers both a major and a minor in letting criminals go unpunished. Police defunding has been often directly credited to Alex Vitale: a sociology professor at Brooklyn College. The misery, the robberies, rapes and murders that have engulfed entire cities, were hatched out of academic theories at colleges that, like UC Santa Cruz and Brooklyn College, are taxpayer funded.
But this legalization of crime would not have been possible without the academic hate of “Critical Race Theory” that has poisoned race relations and pitted Americans against each other.
In 2007, 75% of white people and 55% of black people believed race relations were good. Today only 43% of white people and 33% of black still do. Rather than bringing us together, universities tore us apart with racist descriptions of America as a “white supremacist” society created and still defined by white racists which poisoned generations of their graduates.
A Pew survey found that black people with college degrees “are more likely than those with less education to say being black has hurt their ability to get ahead.” White people with college degrees were more likely to believe in the racist myth of “white skin privilege,” – a term invented by the terrorist Weather Underground in the 1960s whose leaders subsequently became influential college teachers. College graduates in other surveys were more likely to attribute problems to systemic racism – which is outlawed under the 1964 Civil Rights Act – than to individual choices, and to support discriminatory equity policies such as affirmative action.
With critical race theory courses being taught in every leading law school, including Harvard, Columbia and Yale, and ‘whiteness studies’ courses in colleges across the country, billions in taxpayers money are being spent to employ and train a generation of racists.
Some of the country’s most notorious bigots enjoy comfortable academic perches including Ibram X. Kendi: the inventor of the bogus term “anti-racism,” which he defines as agreeing with the anti-American racist left. Kendi heads the $10 million Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, Robin DiAngelo, the author of ‘White Fragility’, is an associate professor at the University of Washington, and Cornel West, was until recently positioned at Harvard where he helped to popularize the slogan “Treason to Whiteness Is Loyalty To Humanity” of the academic journal, ‘Race Traitor’ in the racist field of ‘whiteness studies’.
And it’s paying off.
A 2022 survey of college students found that 78% believe “systemic racism is a big problem in our society – even though it is illegal and there is no tsunami of lawsuits, which would be the case if this claim had any truth in it. 50% believe “America is inextricably linked to white supremacy”. Why would anyone support such a country, or believe such intellectual garbage?
Because they’ve been relentlessly indoctrinated to hate their country.
College campuses have come to resemble Communist China with constant indoctrination and harsh penalties for political dissent.
At MIT, 68% of students were afraid to disagree with a professor about a controversial topic and 40% of faculty members were keeping quiet to avoid getting into trouble. A majority of students at the University of Wisconsin have stayed quiet in class and 37%, mostly conservative, felt pressured to agree with an instructor’s position.
These numbers hold true in national surveys where majorities of students are keeping quiet.
Universities have become a political monoculture and the indoctrination is going one way.
Over half the college of college departments in one survey did not have a single registered Republican faculty member. Only 61 Republican professors were found in 65 departments with Democrats outnumbering Republicans ten to one. It was estimated that, “Republicans make up 4% of historians, 3% of sociologists, and a mere 2% of literature professors.”
Mandatory diversity statements and racial quotas are used to keep a new generation of conservative professors from even being able to get inside to become tenure-track faculty. That systemic discrimination ought to be illegal, instead it’s being funded by conservative taxpayers.
Dominated by leftist faculty, universities are indoctrinating students with their ideology.
55% of liberal students, 37% of independent students, and 32% of conservative students in one survey said that their classes left them with a negative view of America. 57% of the liberal students, 35% of the independents and 12% of the conservative students were not proud to be Americans. 61% of the liberals, 38% of the independents and 16% of the conservatives came away with a negative view of capitalism. Is that American education or Marxist education?
College has become a standard rite of passage and the radical indoctrination on campuses is warping not only a select group, but the country as a whole. Generations are emerging who are not merely liberal, but support criminals and racists, and the destruction of America.
With no pride in their own country, college students are more likely to support dismantling it.
Open Borders and Illegal Invaders
As many as half a million illegal aliens attend colleges in the United States. Beyond the huge numbers of illegals benefiting from taxpayer funds, open borders are a university project.
After President Trump’s victory, the American Association of University Professors called for colleges to become “sanctuary campuses”. Columbia University’s Provost declared that the college would not “allow immigration officials on our campuses without a warrant.” Chancellor Timothy P. White asserted that Cal State “will not enter into agreements with state or local law enforcement agencies, Homeland Security or any other federal department for the enforcement of federal immigration law.”
Over 600 college presidents signed a letter in support of the DACA illegal alien program.
The 2022 Open Borders Conference was sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. A previous conference featured an Academics Against Borders panel.
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a prominent supporter of eliminating ICE, uses his platform as a civil rights professor at Ohio State to wage war on the nation’s borders. And he’s not alone. Faculty at Northwestern and Johns Hopkins have pressured their institutions to end contracts with ICE. Appearances by ICE officials have been shut down by protests.
Books and articles like “The Case for Getting Rid of Borders—Completely” and “Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration” flow from George Mason University professors.
Some universities actively urge students to engage in anti-border activism while others even transport them down to the border and provide college credit for anti-border activism.
All of that open borders activism has trickled down to the student body.
In a poll asking whether the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished, 44% of students wanted to eliminate it and only 30% wanted to keep it.
A majority of white high school graduates supported expanding the border wall to stem the invasion. 63% of white college students opposed such a move. So did 72% of post-grads.
Universities have indoctrinated students to believe that America should not exist. A nation that should not exist, also should not have borders. Or the right to defend itself against enemies.
Disloyalty and Treason
A Quinnipiac survey asked if America were invaded, would they stay and fight or leave the country. Those who had college degrees were more likely to leave than those without. And young people were the most likely to leave and the least likely to stay and fight. They’re also the likeliest to have positive views of China and other enemy nations.
College students at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton and many others, who are taught that America is racist and evil, are turning against their country and siding with our enemies. Surveys have found that high school students are more likely to be patriotic than college students.
A New York Times poll showed that only 26% of Democrat voters with a bachelor’s degree agreed that America is the greatest country in the world. Only 12% of Democrats 18-29 believed that America was the greatest nation. And why would they when they’re taught otherwise?
Universities aren’t just critical of the country, they harbor the worst enemies of America, Israel, Europe and other free nations. That’s why campuses are where American and Israeli flags are burned, and conservative and Jewish students are harassed on a regular basis.
From Edward Said’s Orientalism to Hatem Bazian, the co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, university campuses have become terror hubs. It’s not unusual to find PFLP terrorist flags waved during Israeli Apartheid Week or to see college paper editorials like Amherst College’s ‘In Defense of Hamas’. On American campuses, 32% of Jewish college students reported experiencing antisemitism, 50% hid their identity and 65% felt unsafe. And no wonder when college students will openly pledge money to Hamas to bomb Israeli schools.
Exploiting this treasonous atmosphere, the People’s Republic of China has riddled campuses with its Confucius Institutes that act at the direction of the Chinese Communist Party, and foreign donors have used campuses to direct money to politicians, including Joe Biden, through the Penn Biden Center. With $12 billion in foreign money going to universities, much of it untraced, the potential for corruption is endless. Millions have flowed from terror sponsors including Qatar, Pakistan and even Iran. And it’s no coincidence that they are funding educational systems that undermine patriotism and promote the cause of America’s enemies.
Universities are being funded to indoctrinate students with hatred for America and for Jews. And they’re ‘double-dipping’ by taking money from America’s enemies and from American taxpayers.
The Corruption of Institutions
We are surrounded by national institutions that have been corrupted from their original purposes by the indoctrination that their leaders and employees received at universities. Big Tech censorship, military wokeness, the end of objective reporting and the radicalization of corporations are the consequences of a university education that puts wokeness above all else.
Media bias begins in the communications courses and journalism schools that teach that objectivity is a fallacy. Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism urges going “beyond objectivity” and “explores how the idea of objectivity has evolved” with “the values of younger journalists and modern newsrooms to better serve today’s diverse audiences.”
Military wokeness began with the takeover of service branch academies by non-military faculty from outside universities. It’s been embedded at the top by brass like Gen. Mark Milley, who has a master’s degree in international relations from Columbia University, and refers to Trump supporters as “Nazis” and is concerned about right-wing “domestic terrorists” and “white rage.”
Big Tech companies used to uphold libertarian values until they were flooded by a new generation of graduates who demanded that they go woke. Corporate wokeness across industries is being driven by younger workers, a phenomenon captured from the New York Times, “The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them” to the Daily Mail, “Gen Z workers are Terrifying Millennial Bosses with Woke Demands”
Campus politics, safe spaces, entitlement and political intimidation moved over to the workplace and transformed Corporate America. Instead of graduates encountering the “real world”, the real world accommodated them so that, whether we want to or not, we all live on college campuses.
The college experience is transforming all of our lives even if we never set foot on a campus.
The Democrats, corporations, judges and entertainers all take their cues from the academic Left and dramatically upend our lives based on the latest theory coming out of academia. Universities have successfully radicalized the leaders, the executives, and the generals who actually run our society and put their values ahead of voters and shareholders.
A leftist minority that has used its disproportionate presence at universities as a ‘lever’ to fundamentally shift our country out of its place. Everyone successfully indoctrinated by that system has entered the workforce ready to execute its most extreme ideas from sexualizing children to eliminating prisons. Our leaders no longer represent our values, only leftist values.
The cost of that power grab has been the destruction of institutional trust. Every institution taken over by the Left has lost its trust rating. Last year, Gallup marked record low confidence in all institutions. Average confidence is now at 27% which is lower than it has been in over 40 years.
While the media and public schools have been rated poorly for some time, in the last few years there has been a sharp decline in trust for the military and banks due to their growing wokeness. Universities have led to a profound divide in our culture in which we no longer agree on basic moral and legal issues like the value of human life, the right to free speech, how elections are run and whether entire races share collective guilt.
These deep ruptures have led to two Americas and are leading both sides toward civil war.
Why De-Funding Matters
Universities were once a vital link in the chain of knowledge and there are a handful of principled institutions that may continue to serve that role, but the majority no longer want to.
The only hope of saving academic institutions of higher learning is to force them to restore academic values and scholarly inquiries as the basic and inviolable principles and practices of their classrooms. And to withhold all funding from all sources to their ideological programs, fields, and faculties. Some states are forcing universities to cease demanding diversity statements and that’s a start, but they should all be defunded until academics replace ideology.
The ‘self-defunding’ of the ideology-ridden humanities is already underway with a sharp decline in students majoring in them, from 20% to 7% at Harvard in only a decade, a decline of half at Vassar, Tufts and many other leading colleges, but as long as universities have infinite taxpayer money and endless endowments, the leftists who have hijacked them will continue to pour their poisons into the nation’s bloodstream.
In order to restore their funding, university faculties have to become ideologically and politically diverse. They have to restore standards that are not shaped by racist equity agendas, but by the requirements of scholarly inquiry and disinterested knowledge.
The massive pile of institutional and student debt, and the runaway growth of administrators, has made universities financially unsustainable for both students and institutions. Defunding them is the only way to deliver a ‘shock to the system’ that can save higher learning in America, and America itself.
on Reddit: “Professor Requiring Us to Attend Multiple Expensive Off Campus Concerts”
Sheltered Professor expect students to be swimming in money and expect to spend hundreds of dollars to do homework
Homelessness among Canadian university students on the rise: N.B. professor
An ongoing study into poverty and homelessness is now looking at how students are struggling to get by.
Researchers at the University of New Brunswick say they are finding it increasingly common for students to find ways to scrape by. Sleeping in cars, couch surfing, and even crashing at other students’ homes are a trend across Canada, said Eric Weissman, an assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
Initial findings show that four to five per cent of students in universities are finding themselves in homeless situations. Some 35 per cent say they’d go homeless before they’d quit university.
“The stress is unbelievable,” Weissman said.
“Students are starting courses or semesters and leaving and taking on two or three jobs, and not doing as well as they wanted to. This is very common now.”
He’s been working on this project for the past number of years and said that the cases of mental health among students “blew my mind.”
In an interview with Global News on Friday, Weissman said that 52 per cent of students surveyed had some kind of mental health diagnosis and said that those with mental health matters were higher amongst those who are precariously housed.
International students have become one of the sticking points for Weissman, noting that many of the students aren’t getting what they expected when they arrived in Saint John.
“A lot of times, international students will come here and find out that the housing they expected doesn’t exist or that the rents have gone up,” he said.
“There are no rent controls, really.”
International student housing has been on the radar of the New Brunswick Student Alliance, which said that it’s been hearing of domestic and international students having to take apartments with poor ventilation, mould and basements without windows due to the lack of supply.
“International students are even more vulnerable as they have limited options and resources, time frames and choices in terms of housing right now,” said Sydona Chandon, executive director of the Alliance.
She said the Alliance is planning on working with the province to work on a solution to find affordable housing for students.
Chandon told Global News that if the group can come up with a strategy in the next two to three months, she will be optimistic about the future.
Apparently submitting assignments before the due date is considered “Late”.
Colleges treating students like shit
Attendance mandatory: Haifa University hosts launch of terrorist’s book
The University of Haifa will hold a conference today during which the Hebrew version of the book “Islam is the Solution” by the former terrorist and founder of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Nimar Darwish, will be launched.
The event is being organized by the university together with The Jewish-Arab Center and the Haifa Conservatory for the Study of Religions. During the conference, United Arab List chairman Mansour Abbas will give an address on the topic of “Islam as a solution and path.”
Darwish is considered to have left the path of terror that he took in the past when in 1979, he founded the “Usrat Al-Jihad” terror group, which included some 70 Arabs who cashed weapons and executed operations whose purpose was to cause financial damage to the state of Israel.
While some of the university’s faculty did not require their students to attend the conference, others, in fact, did. For instance, Dr. Mohamed Halailah wrote to his students: “I will mention that, as opposed to the previous lectures, I will come with the class roster, and only someone with ample excuse can be absent. I want to see that we as a class fill the hall and also ask questions and try to contribute to the discussion since this is a critical issue.”
One of the University of Haifa students was furious at Halailah’s decision to require attendance at the conference. In a discussion with Israel National News, the student stated: “The lecturer Mohamed Halailah, who was interviewed multiple times by Channel 12, regularly supports the Palestinian side and the Palestinian armed conflict against Israel. In his classes, he often calls the War of Independence the ‘War of 48,’ and the riots in the mixed cities during operation Guardian of the Walls he calls the ‘May Events’, and echos the ‘Nakbah’ and the false message that Israel isn’t democratic.”
According to the student, Halailah is “A lecturer in a course called ‘Majority-Minority Relations in Israel,’ but in practice, the only minority that we learn about is the Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, and he we never spoke about any other minority or the relations with a minority that isn’t Arab. Today we are forced to come to a lecture in honor of the publishing of a book by Nimar Darwish. We have to both come a half hour early and listen to incitement against Israel and the presentation of Islam as the ultimate solution.”
The University of Haifa stated: “This is an academic conference which deals directly with content studied in the Islam and Middle East department. An academic conference is an academic activity, just like classes and reading material.”
Avraham Hason, chairman of the Likud-affiliated Lavi student organization, responded: “Haifa University, which only a few weeks ago called the new right-wing government the end of democracy, is echoing and forcing students to attend the launch of a terrorist’s book which discusses his actions as the leader of a terror organization and his attempts to bring an end to Israeli democracy.”
5 Christian universities that adopted leftist ideology
Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic School in California, installed tampon dispensers in the men’s restrooms in March.
Campus Reform compiled a list of five times this year Christain universities succumbed to leftists’ demands
Christian universities often face threats from leftists ideologues to abandon the basic principles of the faith. Campus Reform compiled a list of five times this year Christain universities succumbed to leftists’ demands.
1. Christian university lets students register their preferred pronouns
Campus Reform reported that Emory University, a Christian university in Georgia, allowed students to enter their preferred pronouns on the university’s registration website.
The options included “Xie/Hir/Hirs” as well as “Ze/Zir/Zirs.”
“[T]he modification to OPUS is a welcome one — not only will it allow faculty to get to know their students better, but it will also create a more inclusive classroom,” a press release from Emory claimed.
2. Christian university caves to faculty members’ dissent on Biblical view of sexual morality
Calvin University’s Board of Trustees upheld a faculty member who opposed the school’s position on sexuality.
At the Christian school, a “Covenant for Faculty Members” called for faculty to abide by the precepts of the Christian Reformed Church, which includes the view that homosexuality goes “against God’s will.”
As a result of this objection, “the Board voted to accept the faculty’s conflicts with the covenant in hopes that the decision will ‘serve the university well in the future.’”
3. Baptist university establishes its first LGBTQ+ student group
Baylor University, a baptist university, allowed its first approved LGBTQ+ student group on campus in April.
The LGBTQ organization, dubbed Prism, formed a constitution that stated it is made for “creating a respectful space that embraces diverse sexual identities.”
The group, however, contradicts the school’s Statement on Human Sexuality, which reads “The University affirms the biblical understanding of sexuality as a gift from God.”
“Christian churches across the ages and around the world have affirmed purity in singleness and fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman as the biblical norm,” it went on to say.
4. ‘Shame on LMU’: Students react to tampons in men’s restroom at Catholic university
Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic School in California, installed tampon dispensers in the men’s restrooms in March though the Catholic Church rejects the views of gender fluidity.
The California College Republicans (CCR) told Campus Reform, “We are disappointed in LMU for advancing woke gender ideology — not only for the fact that it is supposedly a private, traditional, Catholic university — but for the fact that encouraging these choices furthers mental health issues and can potentially lead to instances of rape.”
“Shame on LMU for putting students in physical and emotional danger and encouraging mental disorders,” the statement went on to say.
CCR also posted a picture of the installation on Instagram, condemning the installment of the tampon dispensers.
5. EXCLUSIVE: Christian college administrator calls pro-life students ‘antagonizers’
An administrator at Campbell University barred pro-life students from counseling at off-campus abortion clinics, referring to the pro-lifers as ‘antagonizing.’
Campbell is a Baptist Christain university, but its administrators seemingly support abortion.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad ‘master manipulator’ among Indiana University’s ‘distinguished’ panelists
(December 21, 2022 / JNS) Every so often, “activist” Sami Al-Arian emerges to opine on some domestic issue, reminding us of two things: He’s an inveterate liar who continues to whitewash his years of service to Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and a disappointing number of American academics are willing to ignore that record and treat him as a credible voice.
Al-Arian joined academics and attorneys last Wednesday for a webinar on “Global War on Terrorism and Its Impact on Muslim Charitable Institutions.” It was sponsored by the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) in collaboration with Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law and its Muslim Philanthropy Initiative.
MLFA’s willingness to elevate Al-Arian is at least consistent. It helped fund his defense against terrorism-related charges and criminal contempt. But why did two Indiana University branches see merit in lending their school’s prestige to a man recorded exhorting an audience “Jihad is our path … Victory to Islam … Death to Israel”?
Al-Arian meant it literally, telling a 2020 academic meeting that the Muslim world “cannot realize its full potential without defeating and dismantling the Zionist project.”
No one on the MLFA/IU panel mentioned Al-Arian’s documented role on the PIJ shura council, or governing board, let alone the many times he publicly lied by denying any connection to the terrorist group.
Iranian Nobel Prize winner: Oberlin College whitewashed professor’s crimes
Three prominent critics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, the first Nobel Prize laureate from the Muslim world, wrote a public letter addressed to Oberlin College’s president Carmen Twillie Ambar accusing the college of “whitewashing” the alleged crimes against humanity carried out by its professor Mohammed Jafar Mahallati.
The stinging letter was released on Monday and stated that “the process by which the [Oberlin College] investigation was conducted, and its bizarre finding that Mr. Mahallati had no knowledge of the killings, leads us to conclude that the investigation was an exercise in whitewashing a controversy rather than an attempt to arrive the truth,” wrote Ebadi, along with the popular author Azar Nafisi, and Ladan Boroumand, a historian and co-founder of Abdurrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran.
Amnesty International determined in an exhaustive 2017 report that Mahallati covered up the mass murder of at least 5,000 innocent Iranian dissidents in 1988. In a statement to the Jerusalem Post in 2020, Mahallati denied the Amnesty International allegation that he was complicit in the 1988 massacre.
Mahallati, who teaches Islam in the religious studies department at Oberlin, served as the Iranian regime’s ambassador to the United Nations between 1987 and 1989. The authors of the letter requested, “that Oberlin authorize a third party to conduct a transparent investigation of the allegations against Mr. Mahallati. Your university’s reputation, and your commitment to justice and fairness, depend on it.”
The letter added that “The cumulative weight of the evidence is why we were so disappointed to learn that, aside from hiring Mr. Mahllati and granting him tenure, Oberlin conducted a secretive investigation that arrived at his wholly implausible exoneration. To our knowledge, Oberlin spoke to no experts or victims about this issue in its investigation.”
Why Are so Many College Students Saying They’re Gay?
Human beings are social animals. We do what we see others doing. Occasionally the imitative tendency leads to mass hysteria, as large numbers of human beings convince themselves that there are witches possessing malevolent supernatural power among their friends and neighbors, that Martians have landed on earth and begun a violent takeover, or that large numbers of daycare centers are engaging in Satanic ritual abuse. Human behavior is contagious and spreads to other humans, for good as well as for ill. What societies revere and glorify, they’ll get more of. And so it is that nearly 40% of students who attend liberal arts colleges now say they’re LGBTQ, including a whopping 61% of students at Smith and fully 70% of students at Wellesley.
Long before being LGBTQ was cool, the unsavory sex researcher Alfred Kinsey claimed that 10% of the population was homosexual, but this number was wildly exaggerated. In 2015, it was estimated that about nine million Americans, or a bit under three percent of the population, were LGBTQ. What has changed in America in the last seven years to make the LGBTQ population increase, at least among students at liberal arts colleges, by over 1,300%?
The answer is clear: our society glorifies being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer, and a group that a society glorifies will grow. This glorification is a product of the Left, and no entities are more Leftist these days than liberal arts colleges. The 40% figure comes from a report, “Diverse and Divided: A Political Demography of American Elite Students,” published by the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology. According to a Friday article in The College Fix, the report states: “Liberal arts colleges are the least politically diverse. Many have almost no conservatives, and thus very low viewpoint diversity. But they have high sexual diversity, at nearly 40 percent LGBT.”
The Fix added that “the analyzed data also reveals that overall 23 percent of U.S. college students identify as LGBTQ—a number similar to a Gallup poll which found 20.8 percent of Generation Z identified as LGBT in February 2022. In contrast, the national average of Americans identifying as LGBT in the Gallup poll was 7.1 percent.”
So college students in general are three times more likely to say they’re homosexual than the rest of the population, which is over twice more likely to say it’s homosexual than it was in 2015. At Wellesley, 38% of students said they were homosexual in 2016, making for a 32% increase since then.
Eric Kaufmann, a Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology research fellow, says that this expansion correlates with the students’ identification with the Left: “The trend toward LGBT identification among young people, which has seen a threefold expansion since 2008, encompasses both university and non-university young people, white as well as minority. That said, those who identify as ‘very liberal’ are substantially more likely to say they are LGBT and white left-wing activists are extremely likely to do so, with some 70% of very liberal women who support shouting down offensive speakers identifying as LGBT.”
Related: A Majority Says the Transgender Movement Goes Too Far in Targeting Minors
Of course. LGBT is coolest among the far Left, so more of the far Left is LGBTQ. Kaufmann suggests that the massive numbers identifying as LGBTQ at Smith and Wellesley stem from precisely this, the desire to be part of the cool in-crowd, rather than from reality: “These are high numbers,” he says of the Smith and Wellesley data. “However, it’s important to remember that much of this lies in female bisexuality, and that over 60 percent of female bisexuals report only male sexual partners in the past five years. So much of what is going on concerns people with intermittent same-sex attraction self-labelling as LGBT.”
You want to be edgy and seen as courageous and daring? You want to gain an immediate circle of friends and get in-group status? The pathway is clear in America today with our sex-obsessed, gay-focused society and progressive sexualization of children. A society will get more of what it glorifies. Just imagine if we had a society that glorified virtue and heroism; we would suddenly find young Americans in increasing numbers becoming virtuous and heroic. Imagine if the state incentivized making people better human beings and worked on inculcating genuine strength of character rather than praising and celebrating delusion, fantasy, and perversity. If our government ever began to do that, we would in short order have a vastly different country.
But the young people who are today identifying as LGBTQ likely already think they’re heroes. For many of them, that’s why they took up the identification in the first place. We have the society the Left has made.
Rutgers Frat Pledge Suffers Broken Skull, Brain Injury In Hazing Incident: Lawsuit
A 19-year-old Theta Chi pledge at Rutgers University is suing the school, the fraternity, its grand chapter, and more than a dozen fraternity brothers after falling down a flight of stairs in an alleged drunken hazing incident, leaving him seriously injured.
Armand Runte, of Somers Point, was forced to drink “life-threatening” amounts of booze before tumbling down a flight of stairs at the Mine Street frat house in New Brunswick during “Big Brother Night” last month, according to a newly-filed lawsuit detailed by NJ Advance Media.
The incident allegedly wasn’t reported until hours later, reads the suit filed by Wapner Newman on the student’s behalf. As a result, he suffered a traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhages, and facial and skull fractures, according to the suit.
According to News12, the Greek letters on Rutgers’ Theta Chi house have since been removed, however, it was unclear if that was related to the litigation.
Theta Chi’s website says that the organization “will not tolerate any hazing-related activity which demeans, embarrasses, threatens, frightens, implies one member is superior to another or that initiation must be earned through personal services or meaningless activities for initiated members.”
It was not immediately clear if any charges had been filed.
Why HBCUs (and black society) constantly fail…
Yale sued over ‘systemic discrimination’ against students with mental health disabilities
Yale University is being sued over what students say is “systemic discrimination” against students with mental health disabilities.
Several students and the advocacy group Elis for Rachael filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Connecticut alleging that the Ivy League institution unfairly treats students struggling with their mental health and that it has failed to modify its policies to accommodate them.
A student, Alicia Abramson, said in the lawsuit, which seeks class action status, that she was struggling with depression and was forced to withdraw in October 2019, during her sophomore year, because Yale’s policy does not allow students to attend part time, which would have given her the time she needed to continue school and tend to her mental health.
Another student, Hannah Neves, alleged that school officials “encouraged” her to withdraw during her junior year after she was hospitalized following an overdose of aspirin, the suit says. Neves, who had depression, said the dean of her residential college, Surjit K. Chandhoke; Yale psychiatrist Heather Paxton; and mental health and counseling director Paul Hoffman visited her in the hospital and told her it would “look bad” if she was withdrawn involuntarily.
The officials never discussed alternative accommodations with her that would have allowed her to stay at Yale while she sought mental health treatment, the lawsuit says. Chandhoke, Paxton and Hoffman, who are not named as defendants, could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.
While Yale declined to discuss specific allegations in the suit, it said Thursday that its policies are designed to protect the health and safety of students and that it has made changes in recent years to simplify the process for people returning from medical withdrawals.
“The university is confident that our policies comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Nonetheless, we have been working on policy changes that are responsive to students’ emotional and financial wellbeing,” the school said.
Administrator told student she ‘would be a liability,’ suit says
The lawsuit says Yale’s refusal to offer accommodations violates federal law. Its policies are harshest “on students with mental health disabilities from less privileged backgrounds, including students of color, students from poor families or rural areas, and international students,” it says.
The policies, according to the suit, impose “unreasonable burdens on students who withdraw for disability-related reasons and discourage students from withdrawing from Yale due to a disability when that is appropriate.” According to the document, students who withdraw after the first 15 days of the term can keep their health insurance plan for only 30 days, while those who withdraw within the 15 days have their insurance canceled immediately.
During the length of students’ withdrawals, they are banned from campus and must relinquish their housing, they could lose any tuition and fees already paid, and they can be reinstated only after a prescribed minimum time, the suit says.
Neves said in the lawsuit that while she was in the hospital, she asked Paxton and Hoffman whether she could come back in the fall of 2020 and was told she could not because of the policy. The lawsuit says that during her hospital stay, she was involuntarily withdrawn from Yale and was told that she could collect her belongings from her room only with a police escort. She chose to have her mother clean out her dorm room, according to the lawsuit.
Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market
The tight labor market is prompting more employers to eliminate one of the biggest requirements for many higher-paying jobs: the need for a college degree.
Companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Delta Air Lines Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. have reduced educational requirements for certain positions and shifted hiring to focus more on skills and experience. Maryland this year cut college-degree requirements for many state jobs—leading to a surge in hiring—and incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro campaigned on a similar initiative.
U.S. job postings requiring at least a bachelor’s degree were 41% in November, down from 46% at the start of 2019 ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by the Burning Glass Institute, a think tank that studies the future of work. Degree requirements dropped even more early in the pandemic. They have grown since then but remain below prepandemic levels.
Fordham University threatened with lawsuit over COVID-19 booster mandate
Fordham University’s COVID-19 booster mandate, which required students to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1, may face legal threats.
The Mermigis Law Group sent a letter on Oct. 20 to Fordham President Tania Tetlow demanding the university rescind its mandate to avoid a lawsuit.
“It is a violation of federal law to mandate receipt of a product that is only available pursuant to a [emergency use authorization],” the letter reads. “Fordham University cannot lawfully require students to receive the Covid-19 bivalent booster that is being distributed under an EUA.”
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Mandating the booster shot “violates federal law, international laws, civil and individual rights, and public policy,” according to the letter.
The legal group cited several studies to oppose the mandate, including an Oct. 7 analysis by the Surgeon General of Florida which found a spike in cardiac-related deaths in young men who received the vaccine.
The group also cited President Joe Biden claiming “the pandemic is over” during a September 60 Minutes interview.
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Other groups have issued their opposition to the Bronx, New York school’s booster mandate.
On Oct. 7, Fordham Parents Together sent a letter to Tetlow asking for the mandate to be lifted. It claimed Fordham is the only “university in NYC and in New York State with a bivalent booster mandate,” and is “one of only 12 universities” with the mandate nationwide.
A protest was held on Oct. 14 outside the Rose Hill campus, according to BronxTimes.
Mermigis Law Group gave Fordham until Oct. 24 to respond. Currently, it is unknown whether they have done so.
The Mermigis Law Group, Fordham Parents Together, President Tetlow, and Fordham University have all been contacted for comment. This article will be updated accordingly.
College: The Profitable Business of Enslaving Students
EPIC: Hispanic College Student Makes Liberal Heads Explode After Condemning University For Forcing ‘Social Justice’ On Her
There’s nothing more entertaining than watching liberal heads explode like popcorn kernels in the microwave, so any time something happens that will produce such an effect, you can bet your sweet mama’s bottom I’m going to be there to write about it.
Green energy policies lead to power outage, California college cancels its classes
The California governor plans to ‘Achieve 100 Percent Zero-Emission’ by 2035.
‘California is now telling people to avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles from 4-9 pm. This from the same state that’s going to force everyone to buy electric cars by 2035,’ the CA House Minority Whip tweeted.
In a Sept. 6 tweet, Diablo Valley College (DVC) announced that all in-person classes were canceled for the day after the San Francisco Bay Area experienced power outages due to a recent heat wave.
DVC’s Director of Marketing Brandy Howard told Campus Reform, “Diablo Valley College…experienced an unanticipated power outage during a period of excessive heat with temperatures above 110 degrees. Without power, we were unable to cool our buildings. For the health and safety of our community, we canceled in-person evening classes and sent employees home.”
Howard continued, “Our top priority is always the safety of our students and employees, and that guides any response to such situations.”
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California has been experiencing a heat wave with record temperatures leading Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency on Aug. 31.
The announcement forecasted an “energy deficiency.”
“On August 30, 2022, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued a Heat Bulletin forecasting high electric demand during the Extreme Heat Event that will stress the energy grid,” the announcement read.
Since the announcement, thousands of Californians have been without power, and wildfires destroyed over 10,000 acres.
The governor’s declaration came mere days after he announced that the state plans to “Achieve 100 Percent Zero-Emission” by 2035.
“We can solve this climate crisis if we focus on the big, bold steps necessary to cut pollution. California now has a groundbreaking, world-leading plan to achieve 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035,” Newson stated.
However, the plan has been heavily criticized, especially after the recent heatwave and the California Grid Operator asking electric vehicle owners to limit charging their vehicles to save the power grid from shutting down.
Nolte: American College Enrollment Plummets
According to a report published at far-left NBC News, American college enrollment has plummeted over the last ten years.
“There are 4 million fewer students in college now than there were 10 years ago,” the report tells us. And this cannot be blamed on the China Flu or an overheated job market:
But while the pandemic certainly made things worse, the downturn took hold well before it started. Demographics alone cannot explain the scale of this drop. And statistics belie the argument that recent high school graduates are getting jobs instead of going to college: Workforce participation for 16- to 24-year-olds is lower than it was before Covid hit, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, reports.
Focus groups and public opinion surveys point to other, less easily solved reasons for the sharp downward trend. These include widespread and fast-growing skepticism about the value of a degree, impatience with the time it takes to get one, and costs that have finally exceeded many people’s ability or willingness to pay.
Over just four years, between 2016 and 2020, the percentage of high school graduates enrolling in college dropped from 70 percent to 63 percent. That’s a seven-point drop nationally. In certain states, it decreased even more. In Tennessee, it dropped 11 points to 53 percent. Indiana dropped 12 points to 53 percent. West Virginia dropped 10 points to just 46 percent.
So what is it that’s turning millions of Americans off college? Obviously, the insane cost of a degree is dissuading people from higher education. According to this report, “Fewer than 1 in 3 adults now say a degree is worth the cost.” What’s more, more “than 4 in 10 bachelor’s degree holders under 45 don’t agree that the benefits of their educations exceeded the costs[.]” So what you have are parents and older siblings warning the younger generation off the idea of incurring the equivalent of a mortgage just to go to college.
Then there’s this: “From 2015 to 2019, Americans’ faith in higher education dropped more than their confidence in any other institution measured by the Gallup polling organization.” The NBC report calls this an “extraordinary erosion of trust, considering that this list includes the presidency, Congress, big business and the criminal justice system.”
I’m not anti-college. Personally, I think it’s important for doctors, rocket scientists, and brain surgeons to attend a university. Higher education can also be a great life experience. But when you’re looking at an average of $120K for a four-year degree, you’d better be sure about what you want to do.
Universities are also gaining a reputation for being intolerant, fascist, left-wing brainwashing operations that no longer teach critical thinking. This is undoubtedly turning a lot of people off. When I was young, high school students saw college as a time to be free and experiment. If you wanted regimentation and being told what to think, you joined the military — where you at least got paid a salary. Who wants to pay $120,000 to be bossed around by woketards with no real world experience?
The federal government should never have gotten involved in the student loan business. That’s the whole problem here. That’s why costs have skyrocketed. These easy loans have allowed universities to expand and explode costs, which have come at the expense of the students.
When you’re 18 and have your whole life ahead of you, the idea of taking on that much debt hardly seems real. But once it’s real, it’s very real and beyond crippling, especially if you’re stuck with a degree in African Dance or Womyn’s Studies.