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It's the same phenomena, stuff we associate with young women and dismiss but that is hardly limited to them and just a sign of the changing nature of pronunciation. In other words you're just ye olde curmudgeon if it bothers you, it is not a sign of decadence.

I don't think I've read anything interesting about vocal fry though, some opinion pieces. Uptalking has more material behind it or I've just not come upon the right stuff.

I freely admit that people need to stay off my lawn.

I actually think it's sort of cool and also funny the black chic in the video was employing vocal fry so heavily. I say this as she was tossing some heavy shade at white folks, and no doubt in her mind affluent white folks, and I associate the use of vocal fry with white chics from middle class/UMC backgrounds.
post #392 of 493

straight white male cis-gender privellege in action
post #393 of 493
I LOL'ed when he mentioned two-spirited.
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post #395 of 493
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http://nypost.com/2016/07/01/elite-k-8-school-teaches-white-students-theyre-born-racist/

I have a feeling this will end well


It's a private school. No doubt there are lots of wealthy leftist parents who want to ensure that their kids are indoctrinated into believing that white people are inherently evil. They will do fine. This article is just free advertising for them.
post #396 of 493
Nothing quite hits the spot for SJWs like "Weaponizing Victimhood".
post #397 of 493
http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/univ-chicago-pushes-back-trigger-warnings-safe-spaces
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Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.

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I guess they earned my donation this year...
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Although isn't that really just one big trigger warning for the next four years?
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http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/univ-chicago-pushes-back-trigger-warnings-safe-spaces
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I guess they earned my donation this year...
This must be getting a lot of attention. My daughter sent it to me earlier. Speaking of which, a few months ago she sent me on her behalf to the Chicago room at her school's college fair while she went was covering some other program. There was no rep from the University itself, just a Chicago alum who also graduated from the same High School, so we weren't getting the official view, but I was told that Chicago saw itself as, and was, among the last hold-outs of serious education left in academia. He loved it when the kid next to me asked if Chicago would be a good place if he was interested in being an investment banker..
post #400 of 493
Ugh, maybe I'm not glad they posted it anymore. It seems to be bringing out all of the morons in the online comment sections...it is one thing to recognize that this is the right move and the one that is most in keeping with the traditions of academia. It as another to assume this is some grandiose victory against "evil SJWs" and a win for your bigoted ideology. These commenters would never get into the school, and would probably hate it if they did...but the way I am seeing this article get written about in some conservative media makes me sad.
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This must be getting a lot of attention. My daughter sent it to me earlier. Speaking of which, a few months ago she sent me on her behalf to the Chicago room at her school's college fair while she went was covering some other program. There was no rep from the University itself, just a Chicago alum who also graduated from the same High School, so we weren't getting the official view, but I was told that Chicago saw itself as, and was, among the last hold-outs of serious education left in academia. He loved it when the kid next to me asked if Chicago would be a good place if he was interested in being an investment banker..

Chicago's a funny place. I have a lot of respect for their take on a "liberal education"--large and wide set of core requirements, no job-specific pre-professional programs (jouralism, engineering, business, etc.), and a focus on education as a way of becoming a better person rather than simply a credential that leads to a job. It still has a lot of that, but it has also changed a lot in the past decade.

They pride themselves on being a bit weird and different...their application literally used to be called the "Uncommon Application" until one year they said fuck it and decided to start accepting the Common App (and now accept two other generic applications as well). They kept the tradition of weird essay prompts, but the Common App brought with it a noticeable shift in the demographics of applicants. Used to be a very self selecting applicant pool...school was a top school with something like a 40% admissions rate. Lots of people thought the school sounded too weird or too challenging and simply didn't apply (especially not if you have to go fill out some separate weirdo application).
Nowadays they are seeing something like <8% admit rates as the applicant pool surged. Sure, they still just stamp Rejected on the applications of most of the kids who aren't very "U of C", but enough of them get in that you can see the student body shifting and reverting to the mean of the student bodies at the rest of the top 10 schools.

And I know plenty of chicago grads who did the banking thing...
post #401 of 493
Case in point: My crazy anti-vax middle-school classmate that I often post about in the Facebook thread has now posted about how great the Uchicago letter is.

She didn't go to college (and is currently selling "Young Living Essential Oils"), but if she were to attend the UofC, I think she would find herself attacked for her opinions. Not because they hate freedom of speech...but because much of her belief system is factually inaccurate, and if there is anything UofC students love, it is tearing apart fallacious arguments.
post #402 of 493

My cousin got his PhD in Nuclear Physics at the Univ of Chicago in the 60s and when I read stuff he writes I don't even understand the title

post #403 of 493
My FIL always wants me to talk about my research. He's not content with my 30 second layperson elevator speech, but he doesn't have the physics background to understand wtf I'm actually doing.





It's probably a good exercise in communication.
post #404 of 493
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Ugh, maybe I'm not glad they posted it anymore. It seems to be bringing out all of the morons in the online comment sections...it is one thing to recognize that this is the right move and the one that is most in keeping with the traditions of academia. It as another to assume this is some grandiose victory against "evil SJWs" and a win for your bigoted ideology. These commenters would never get into the school, and would probably hate it if they did...but the way I am seeing this article get written about in some conservative media makes me sad.
Chicago's a funny place. I have a lot of respect for their take on a "liberal education"--large and wide set of core requirements, no job-specific pre-professional programs (jouralism, engineering, business, etc.), and a focus on education as a way of becoming a better person rather than simply a credential that leads to a job. It still has a lot of that, but it has also changed a lot in the past decade.

They pride themselves on being a bit weird and different...their application literally used to be called the "Uncommon Application" until one year they said fuck it and decided to start accepting the Common App (and now accept two other generic applications as well). They kept the tradition of weird essay prompts, but the Common App brought with it a noticeable shift in the demographics of applicants. Used to be a very self selecting applicant pool...school was a top school with something like a 40% admissions rate. Lots of people thought the school sounded too weird or too challenging and simply didn't apply (especially not if you have to go fill out some separate weirdo application).
Nowadays they are seeing something like <8% admit rates as the applicant pool surged. Sure, they still just stamp Rejected on the applications of most of the kids who aren't very "U of C", but enough of them get in that you can see the student body shifting and reverting to the mean of the student bodies at the rest of the top 10 schools.

And I know plenty of chicago grads who did the banking thing...

Too bad. I like the old school hold outs and U of C always had a great reputation as a legit top 10 academic school.
post #405 of 493
Cal State LA offers segregated housing for black students

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28906/

Progressive insanity at its finest.
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