Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

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Got 45 minutes? Watch this.

Brainwashing 101
"Today, many American college campuses are dominated by the ideology of political correctness. According to the tenets of political correctness, the United States is the source of all the world's troubles, capitalism is evil, and people's biological heritage makes them either "oppressors" or "victims". Political correctness does not tolerate dissent, so students who disagree with the ideology are often punished. Tools like speech codes are used by school administrators to enforce thought conformity. At Cal Poly, one student endured a Kafkaesque disciplinary ordeal that lasted more than a year and ended up in federal court--just for posting a flyer announcing an upcoming event! Welcome to the world of higher education today, where universities seem more intent on teaching students what to think than how to think.

During the past year, I've been researching political correctness and traveling around the country talking with students, faculty and administrators. What I knew first-hand to be a problem when I was in college a decade ago has only gotten worse. Much worse. Political correctness is now a grotesque parody of itself, but as you can imagine, the students affected aren't laughing. Neither are the parents and alumni whose money is used to prop up this system. Taxpayers have a stake in this, too. All public universities are funded by tax money, and almost every private university in the country is subsidized by taxpayers in the form of government grants and tax breaks.

Chances are, if you're an American, your money is being used to finance higher education. You have a right to know what's happening on our campuses. You have a right to know how your money's being spent."

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