by Connor Tomlinson in Comment Central, 21 October 2021
'Wokeness' at the University of Kent is out of control, writes Connor Tomlinson, with staff now joining some students in opposition to the 'divisive doctrine' present on campus.
My alma mater, the University of Kent, has mandated students indoctrinate themselves with Critical Race conspiracy theories.
Among the ideological decrees Kent's Diversity & Inclusion department unpacked from Peggy Mcintosh's knapsack are that 'dress[ing] in second-hand clothes' and having 'neutral or pleasant' neighbours is white privilege. They also accused any dissenting non-white students of performing 'white ideology'. Doubling-down since this bad press, their Black History Month reading list emailed to students contains Kehinde Andrews, Ibram X Kendi, and Ta-Nehesi Coates.
Kent's academics have raised alarm over the ostracism of conservative voices on campus in the past; with non-intersectional left-wing staff now joining the chorus of non-compliance with this divisive doctrine.
But despite calls to defund universities for practicing this bigotry, conservative students should be encouraged to enrol in leftist courses. How else are we to wage the war on wokeness?
'Whiteness', according to the Smithsonian Institution, is an oppressive mindset that views behaviours, including individuality, punctuality, politeness, and hard work, as normal (the presupposition being that 'Blackness' involves the opposite of these things). Freedom to identify as an individual, and not an arbiter of a racial group, is 'white freedom' according to Coates.
It's apparent that 'white ideology' is just a projection by genuine racists, who profit from perpetuating racial resentment. They engineer animosity by segregating behaviours and beliefs conducive to success based on race, holding non-whites back; then blame the resulting inequalities on whites, and ask for donations to their endless sham activism. No wonder BLM's founder could afford to buy mansions after last summer's riots, when low-income towns were recovering from over $2 billion in property damage.
If we all got along, they'd be out of a job.
But this article wouldn't be necessary if Critical Race Theory weren't permeating our corporations and institutions. Coca Cola employed DiAngelo to berate staff into 'be[ing] less white'. The NHS pays Diversity tsars 70k annually to tell white people to be 'uncomfortable'. The Conservative Party paid for Parliament to undertake unconscious bias training; despite the test's creators disavowing. Only forty MPs abstained.
Now, the University of Kent too is isolating ethnic minorities from
English liberalism, moral colour-blindness, and equality under law. Just
as parents in America protest school-boards, the UK's students must play their part in fighting this new bigotry. ... Continue reading >>>
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