ACADEMIC IDIOCY: GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE

Until a few days ago I had never heard of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

I wish the “pleasure” had been indefinitely postponed.

From Anthony Gockowski’s article at campusreform.org:

The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the matter.

The signs, which are now being labeled a social experiment, notified “all white Americans” to report “any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” because “they are criminals.”

Many Gustavus students and alumni reacted angrily to the white nationalist signage, with some inquiring “what the fuck” in disbelief, others calling it “disgusting,” and one succinctly stating “Fuck. That.”

One alumna even posted on Facebook that her cousin had discovered the signs at Beck Academic Hall and reported it to the school’s Bias Response Team, remarking that “it isn’t much of a surprise something like this was posted” at that particular building.

She then goes on to urge alumni to express their disgust with professors they know who have class in Beck, and even asks faculty members to “take five minutes from tomorrow’s lesson plan to talk about how fucked up this is with their students.”

But the following day, March 21, that same alumna took to Facebook again to explain that a friend of hers, who had also filed a complaint with the school’s Bias Response Team, had received a response from Dean of Students Jones VanHecke explaining that the offensive flyers were actually “part of a series of educational ‘invisible theater’ events taking place this week that have been planned by I Am We Are theater troupe, the Diversity Leadership Team, and the Bystander Intervention Committee.”

In other words, the White Supremacist movement at Gustavus Adolphus college is not real, it is a concoction.  It was formed to “educate” students…on a racial problem that was made up and does not exist.  And this is just fine with the school’s administration.

Tuition, room and board costs about $50,000 a year.  If you were paying that money to educate your child, or possibly yourself, would this encourage you to believe your money was well spent?  That it was paying for preparation to function in the real world?

And the saddest part?  This is not an isolated incident.  Regular readers know I have blogged dozens of times about the idiocy passing for higher education at other schools.

What is happening to our colleges and universities?

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