Pan-African research studies are “the intellectual arm of the revolution,” the unrepentant communist Angela Davis triumphantly told students at California State University, Los Angeles, in an honest moment in 2016. Well, that arm got a lot longer today.
The entire California State University system just announced Thursday that it was making ethnic and social justice research studies necessary for everyone who desires a degree.
Yes, that suggests that ethnic and social justice research studies will now have pride of place along with English and science as topics that should be mastered by those brandishing a bachelor’s degree from the vast California system.
Not that ethnic or social justice studies will do one iota to assist these young Americans master their fields or end up being future leaders, which utilized to be among the aims of what was previously called college.
No, ethnic and social justice research studies are political brainwashing.
Critics would state, hold on, would not ethnic and social justice studies help Americans get along better in a diverse workforce, body politics, class, and so on? Those critics, of course, would have really little understanding of what really is taught in ethnic studies or social justice research studies.
Ethnic studies teach the members of what in today’s lexicon we call “minorities” (really, any American who comes from a group that the activists have persuaded the administration to officialize as marginalized) that they have a long list of complaints against the United States, and especially versus whites.
To Americans who have been cordoned off into the groups considered belonging to the “oppressor” classes, ethnic and social justice studies classes instruct them to forthwith act submissively, presume the problem of cumulative guilt for sins in which they have taken no part, listen, not talk, and so on
. Who are these oppressor people? It used to be only white male Protestants, but we are seeing the anger turned versus white females, who are now dismissed and cruelly disparaged as “Karens,” (anti-racist expert Robin DiAngelo actually dedicates a whole chapter of her bestseller “White Fragility” to “White Women’s Tears”), Jews, and, progressively, Chinese and Indian Americans.
Why? Well since Chinese and Indian Americans have had the temerity to succeed, which damages the story that we have oppressor and oppressed classes, and individuals can not do anything about it.
So would anybody desire to present this witches’ brew into the educational system of anything? Due To The Fact That Angela Davis was best: ethnic studies are a political task.
Ethnic and social justice research studies are just one more attempt at demolishing the “hegemonic narrative.” The hegemonic story of this country, to those not yet indoctrinated, is the American Lifestyle. It is the American Dream. It is the pledge of liberty and success that has drawn in more than 100 million immigrants to our coasts in over a century and a half.
That tourist attraction continues to this day. There is a really long line out the door of people seeking to come in and there is no line for individuals waiting to leave.
As I discuss at length in my new book, “The Plot to Modification America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free,” to be released this Tuesday, the difficult left desires to strangle this goose that laid the golden egg.
To the tough left, this is not a dream, but a dystopian nightmare of an America that is structurally, systemically and institutionally racist. It is likewise too individualistic (and at the exact same time too family-centered), profit-driven, male-ist, and so on
. To Davis and the others who comprehend the political worth of ethnic research studies, this horrible American hegemonic story must be changed with a counter-narrative filled with the aggrieved and the assailants.
That is why every trainee who will go through the Cal State system will now receive these lessons, and be hugged more securely by the intellectual arm of the transformation.