“White men should never hold elected positions in British universities again,” proclaims a bold headline in yesterday’s edition of Britain’s the Independent.
The article, so substandard, boorish, and offensive it was scrubbed from the website within 24 hours, asserts that student gripes such as government, fees, and lack of activism are the result of white men being elected to positions of authority within student unions.
The solution, states the author, is:
“…to ban white men and their activism dilettantism from student unions. We need powerful women and minority ethnic people to bring their passion back to the heart of student politics. Being a student union president should no longer be a place for privileged whiteboys to swing their dicks around before graduating into a world that is in no way affected by what they claim to fight for.”
Nothing screams credibility like publishing “privileged whiteboys … swing their dicks around before graduating” on a serious news website, but fortunately our author, hiding behind the gutless, cowardly veil of anonymity, will be safe from backlash. Unfortunately, the editor who cleared this piece for publication may not be so lucky.
The article continued,
“In order to bring about change in our racist and sexist society, it must start in our universities. If women and minority ethnic people were in positions of leadership across all universities in the country, we would have a diverse graduating class of future leaders in every industry.‘Oh but, it’s racist to ban someone on the basis of their skin colour, and sexist to ban them on their gender,’ cry the assembly chorus of confused souls trying to turn the language of progress into a weapon to further entrench the establishment. It’s not. You’re at university, go and ask a humanities professor. Learn something.”
I must confess, I am awestruck by the mental gymnastics the radical left perform in order to absolve themselves of their own racism and intolerance. The glaring insinuation put forth by the author is that democracy is not to be respected so long as those elected to student governments offend their delicate sensibilities.
Perhaps a better solution for our pusillanimous author’s consideration would be to create a separate student government for women and minorities to sequester themselves against the march of the white man. To further protect against their influence, schools should implement segregated drinking fountains and insist white men sit at the back of the classroom.
If you’re looking for a second opinion, go and ask a humanities professor.
The author concludes,
“White men have had the last several millennia in charge, and it’s been a s***show from start to finish. A new generation of powerful women and minority ethnic people is ready to lead and change. It is time for you to bow down.“
It almost reads as a troll piece, a well-written satire, when it’s okay to say “dick” but offensive to say “shit.” If that’s the case, then the Independent has delivered a blow to trust in serious journalism.
Otherwise, the simple fact of the matter is that racism and sexism are complicated issues exasperated by Marxists intent on creating equality through inequality. This backwards worldview serves only to implement oppression through Orwellian ideas of “progress,” radicalizing entire segments of society and creating deeper chasms within the fragile semblance of unity humanity has managed to build over the last several thousand years.
Bow down? More like rise up.
Insistence on reversing history has become a plague particularly prevalent within academia, a phenomenon perpetuated by students who believe their education proves a superior intellect and sense of morality. It manifests itself through “safe spaces” and puerile “journalism”, bleeding political correctness so heavily that it’s nearly impossible to stem the flow.
If there’s any push back, it’s largely stifled by tenured professors and a complicit media.
In a world increasingly divided by pseudo social justice, perhaps the Independent will think twice before publishing Jim Crow again.