Students Take on Liberal Academic Establishment

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The more things don’t change, the more they stay the same, as another college demonstrates its idea of campus diversity.

We’ve all been preached at by every diversity advocacy group from blacks, to Muslims, to feminists, to LGBT equality groups and more. Every special interest on campus has to be equally represented – all except Christians, whites and conservatives. Some may consider this to be redundant.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst demonstrated recently just what diversity looks like on the average college campus. UMass – Amherst has approximately 1300 faculty members. Why is this important?

Well, a student run debate club hosts different events throughout the school year. The problem developed during a recent debate when the club needed to find a faculty member to present a conservative point of view. Out of 1300 teachers and professors, the club could not find one willing or able to represent conservatives. Not one! read more

One College is Fighting Back Against White Privilege

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Most Americans, save for the various teachers unions, complain about the pitiful state of public education in our country. The Left complains about the lack of funding – too much is apparently still not enough – and the Right complains of oppressive regulation.

Education used to be a relatively straight forward and easy process. It was reading, writing and arithmetic, with maybe a little history, the Constitution and some Latin thrown in for context. Kids learned what they needed to advance to the next level.

Then progressives got a hold of education and it all went to crap. And every year that goes by it get’s a little worse – kids become less educated in the things they may actually need. It’s gotten so bad that your average college senior probably could not pass an Eighth grade exam from the turn of last century (late 19th century to early 20th).

Education, particularly higher education, has been ruined by progressives and political correctness. Today, it’s appears more important to teach kids to get in touch with their feelings than be able to properly draft a letter or speak the King’s English.

And there is a reason why we shouldn’t learn the “King’s” English. That would be racist, being that English kings have always been white, thus would promote white privilege. read more

Growing Fascism on College Campuses

by: the Common Constitutionalist

“A decade ago students were having lousy experiences on their campuses but there was not a way to let the world know,” said Shaun Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Now students are beginning to understand that what they are experiencing is a national phenomenon. Social media is a tool for students to help communicate their issues,” he said.

Actually social media is a gathering place for the new agitator set to whine and cry about how they are put upon and subject to faux-abuse. And this is demonstrated every day on any number of college campuses throughout our country. And why does anyone need to “let the world know” when your little feelings get hurt?

But its not about hurt feelings or name calling. Now is about forcing real change – change driven by a tiny minority of miscreants and rabble-rousers – change the majority neither wants nor should accept. read more

Princeton Students See the Real Woodrow Wilson And They Don’t Like Him

by: the Common Constitutionalist

For practically the whole of the past century, President Woodrow Wilson has consistently ranked in the top ten of greatest U.S. presidents. One the fathers of modern-day progressivism, Wilson helped usher in the new era of anti-constitutional big government. All the collectivist/socialist things the left loves were embodied in Wilson. Yet his legacy, despite our insistence, has weathered the right’s attacks for decades. And believe you me, Wilson was an evil S.O.B. Want some proof? You may link here and here to see just how bad.

Yet no matter what we say – try as we may – we on the right have been unable to penetrate Wilson’s persona, much like Teddy/Franklin Roosevelt or LBJ. So for conservatives it is easy to just throw up our hands and say: “What will it take for you on the left to see how bad these guys really were?” Your heroes weren’t for equal rights. They weren’t for women’s rights and they sure didn’t fight for minority rights. Quite the opposite.

But, just as we may think of giving up – this occurs. Maybe some college liberals are beginning to realize who the real racists in our history have always been and I wonder if maybe these are the types of incidences that will begin to turn things around. It seems in almost all cases the pendulum of reason must swing too far one way before it is able to correct. read more

Fear the Swastika – Except in New York

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A few days ago I wrote my opinion regarding the “racial strife” at the University of Missouri. Much to my disappointment, but not surprise, the president and the Chancellor of the University have both been forced to resign. Let me rephrase. Both men knuckled under the pressure of their own white liberal guilt. Their collective attempts to apologize were always doomed to fail, for this is what the anarchists want. The real organizers of these protests – not innocent and oppressed students, but George Soros funded outsiders – don’t really want a solution. They want chaos. They need chaos to facilitate the complete breakdown of present American civil society.

On the other hand, the weak-minded wimps that blindly follow these agitators are not really to blame for they are just that – weak-minded followers who glom onto any high-minded cause, just so that they may feel included – in effect, give their other wise hollow lives some meaning. And what better cause than racial and social justice. They have been conditioned to fear and follow.

And so it was, that fear and panic ensued when a swastika was discovered painted (using feces) on the bathroom wall of one the dorms on campus. It was said this was an affront to every person of minority heritage, despite the fact it wasn’t.

I would not be shocked to find that a few weak-kneed liberals were forced into therapy upon hearing of the incident, much less being subjected to personal witness of the horror of the stinky swastika.

But, it could be worse. These kids could have grown up in the 1930s; along side a tiny town on Long Island called Yaphank – a mere 60 miles outside New York City. read more

Social Justice Warriors Invade a University

by: the Common Constitutionalist

“‘Who shut s**t down? We shut s**t down,’ was one of the many chants over a hundred students, faculty and staff shouted during Thursday’s Concerned Student 1950 walkout in support of graduate student Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike calling for the removal of UM System President Tim Wolfe.”

That’s typical of the college experience these days – to have ultra-leftist faculty members out protesting. Actually that may be better them having them in class and teaching.

And why is Mr. Butler going hungry? It’s because the University of Missouri is a racist university and the white president, Tim Wolfe, isn’t doing anything to combat it, apparently.

So just who is this Concerned Student 1950 group?

They are community agitators (like Obama), who, according to them, “represent every Black student admitted to the University of Missouri since then [1950] and their sentiments regarding race-related affairs affecting their lives at a predominantly white institution. Not only do our white peers sit in silence in the face of our oppression but also our administrators who perpetuate that oppression through their inaction.”

Before the students began marching, Concerned Student 1950 leaders informed participants to refrain from speaking to media …Organizers said students should lock arms in a line of at least six people. If attempts to remove students were made, then students should cross their legs and sit down. read more

This is Why Comics Are Avoiding Colleges

We’ve all heard the famous rant by Jerry Seinfeld as he describes why will no longer do stand-up on college campuses. “[The younger generation] just want to use these words,” Seinfeld said. “‘That’s racist, that’s sexist, that’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”

“I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me don’t go near colleges — they’re so PC (politically correct).”

Here’s what he means: read more

Illegal Aliens Attend Elite Universities

by: the Common Constitutionalist

U.S. News & World Report‘s  has released their annual college acceptance list. It has ranked some 1257 colleges and universities with their average acceptance rates ranging from 100% acceptance all the way down to 5%.

Obviously 100% acceptance means that if you apply, you’re getting in. I assume all you have to do is pay and you’re in. These include the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, City University of Seattle and College of Staten Island, as well as many others.

On the flip side, some of the more elite Colleges and Universities make it darn near impossible to be accepted.

One would assume, and you’d be right, that Ivy League Universities would be the pickiest, yet there are others on the top 10 most difficult list, such as the Naval Academy, College of the Ozarks, which accepts only 8.3% of applicants and Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky. The rest are pretty much who you would expect – Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton and Columbia. However, the most difficult University is Stanford, which is considered Harvard of the West, accepts but 5.1% of all who apply.

One must therefore assume that the applicants who are accepted must be exceptional. They must have something that the other 95% don’t. You would also assume that those who do apply consider themselves exceptional and therefore, if they are denied, this blow would be quite upsetting – even crushing to some. read more

No Professor – The Nazis Killed the Polish Jews!

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So your dream is to send your son or daughter off to an esteemed Ivy League School, where they may receive a superior education and be imparted the knowledge that other colleges just can’t offer.

Well, maybe you should twice about that. Especially if they decide to take a history class taught by professor Jan Gross at Princeton University.
He is a well established Polish-American educator who has also taught at Yale, NYU and in Paris. He also received the Order of Merit from the Polish Government in 1996.

But he may be stripped of that title due a an angry article he wrote in a German Newspaper, Die Welt, where he claimed that the Poles killed more Jews during WWII than did the Nazis.

HUH?

And why would he claim such a thing? It’s because Poland refuses thus far to swing open its doors to Middle Eastern “refugees” the way Germany has. So the professor has determined to make them pay for that decision – even going so far as to say the “hideous face of Poles had roots in the past.”

So let’s just see who killed all those Poles during World War II. read more

Podcast – Jeb Loses a Mega Donor – Children’s Book Pulled From Book Fair

In this episode I discuss the further implosion of Jeb Bush, as his campaign appears to be sinking fast. A huge money donor has pulled his support for poor old Jeb and will now back Marco Rubio.

The Superintendent of Arborwood Elementary School did the right thing by pulling a book from a child book fair, after consulting with a Parent-Teacher group, over potentially offensive material. read more