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post #121 of 496
A library is a perfectly acceptable place to have a protest. Look at all the racist books just laying around on those shelves being racist and shit.
post #122 of 496
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The students should decide what books remain in the library, Falcon. Well, certain students.

The offending books should be taken into the quad and set ablaze to signify a purification of the academy.

Heretics should continue to be driven out.

Only then will students have safety.

A Safe Space.
post #123 of 496

Libraries are just symbols of how the patriarchy and white man have ruined everything it used to be the best libraries were in Africa and named after women.  Now look at them: just holding everyone else down.

post #124 of 496
I miss the Dewey Decimal System. Now they all use that annoying Library of Congress system. Fucking federal bullshit.
post #125 of 496
So I'll put this topic here. I have a friend that has always lived off her trust fund and/or physician husband (who she divorced a few years ago.) She just turned 50 and has been pursuing her Ph.D. in anthropology for about the last decade uninterrupted by things like the need to earn a living, etc. She's also very Jewish and very involved in being Jewish having even moved from the East coast to live in Israel for several years in her early adulthood.

So, the American Anthropological Society wants to launch an academic boycott against Israel. Needless to say if it was any other country she would be there with torches and pitchforks but she's against this motion. It is sad, entertaining, and exceedingly interesting to be privy to her internal circumlocutions over this.

FWIW I hope she prevails in her fight to prevent the boycott.
post #126 of 496
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So I'll put this topic here. I have a friend that has always lived off her trust fund and/or physician husband (who she divorced a few years ago.) She just turned 50 and has been pursuing her Ph.D. in anthropology for about the last decade uninterrupted by things like the need to earn a living, etc. She's also very Jewish and very involved in being Jewish having even moved from the East coast to live in Israel for several years in her early adulthood.

So, the American Anthropological Society wants to launch an academic boycott against Israel. Needless to say if it was any other country she would be there with torches and pitchforks but she's against this motion. It is sad, entertaining, and exceedingly interesting to be privy to her internal circumlocutions over this.

FWIW I hope she prevails in her fight to prevent the boycott.


If you want to stop illegal immigration, set the aliens up in Manhattan, the Catskills, and Georgetown.
post #127 of 496

 

Starting at 16 seconds for relevancy.

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I miss the Dewey Decimal System. Now they all use that annoying Library of Congress system. Fucking federal bullshit.
post #128 of 496
I love that movie. I missed a final exam in college by staying up late watching that and getting drunk.
post #129 of 496
Thread Starter 
Lighthouse's Guide to College Students Dealing with This:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/dartmouth-protesters-disrupt-students-in-library-fck-you-you-filthy-white-fcks/



1. Stand up and say "I'm sorry, but I'm working in here. Please do your performance art somewhere else."

2. Get up and dance 1950s style, out of rhythm of course.

3. "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm a Republican, so I don't have to listen to this nonsense."

4. "As ambassador for the Dumbass Cracker Bitches, I would like parlay with your leader."

5. Hold out your wallet.

6. "Excuse me! I'm invoking my White Privilege, and I'm ordering you to leave."

7. "Hey, gang, This was OK 50 years ago, but this kind of behavior is unacceptable in America today."

8. Say "some of my best friends are black."

9. Get up, act mentally ill, and shout "Zionists!" over and over.

10. Ask loudly, "Is this for the gays?"
post #130 of 496
^Anent the foregoing, could you imagine the furor if the racial roles were reversed?

While the desire for greater inclusiveness and outreach to historically disadvantaged minorities is admirable, surely there are many serious, capable African-American students more capable benefitting from an education at a prestigious institution like Dartmouth than this vulgar rabble. I have to wonder how they recruited these types. I simply can't believe that they are representative of the elite of African-American high school graduates.
post #131 of 496
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JLib, read this article:


http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/traditional-college-debate-white-privilege/360746/


and watch this video:





National CEDA debate champions.

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post #132 of 496
According to google, a 650 in reading or math puts you in the 98th percentile of black SAT-takers. And that's SAT takers, which I imagine is probably only about half to begin with.
post #133 of 496
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I miss the Dewey Decimal System. Now they all use that annoying Library of Congress system. Fucking federal bullshit.
post #134 of 496
The Myth of the Ever-More-Fragile College Student

A good story about the lunacy and BS going on at colleges,

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/11/myth-of-the-fragile-college-student.html#
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The Myth of the Ever-More-Fragile College Student

A good story about the lunacy and BS going on at colleges,

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/11/myth-of-the-fragile-college-student.html#

True. Student activists aren't fragile. They make claims they feel unsafe as a legal claim. The legal claim is that the expression of any ideas they disagree with create a hostile environment. This is a powerful legal claim with full backing of the Obama Dept. of Education and Department of Justice.
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