My former University, the U of A at Tucson, Arizona, is in the news due to a 20 page book handed out to all students explaining ‘How to survive microaggressions.’ I left this school back in 1974 due to them eliminating the entire German Language Department. After being accepted by NYU University in NYC, that department, too, was eliminated. The scandals in today’s story of the Decline and Fall of the US University Systems features the above Hispanic PC man and a woman who is identical only one ups him being female…I think. HAHAHA.
The University of Arizona couldn’t figure out if they ought to hire the man or the woman and they didn’t have a ‘other sex orientation’ person so they hired BOTH at a high salary to do the same identical job which is to propagandize the staff and students in PC perfect behaviors including not using ‘he’ or ‘she’ if students don’t want to be using normal languages.
Across the entire country, language departments were cut back severely or eliminated so by 1985, there was virtually nothing left of the very rich levels of language teaching that was boosted after WWII. I called the system ‘the CIA language feeder system’ because that is what it was.
Since I was unceremoniously dropped from my degree program, our Real Rulers decided hiring people from Europe is tons cheaper and maybe they were annoyed by interacting with me during the 1960s and decided to terminate it here in the US and instead, hire East German spies to be translators for the CIA.
HAHAHA. Yes, this is what they did. My younger brother did succeed in getting his degree in Russian Language and did work for the government but I was at war with the government and still am so deep six the German language skills stuff!
Back to the news which I got from Europe since I have nearly totally given up on US news media sources:
‘Snowflakes 101: University of Arizona distributes 20-page booklet on how to deal with microaggressions – recommending the offended say ‘OUCH’ and the offender ‘OOPS.’
Yes, there really is this book for infantile students who are very violent and noisy brats who have to figure out how to avoid triggering each other so they won’t burn down the school.
The suggested ‘oops/ouch’ approach is one of a number of possible intervention strategies professors can use in classroom scenarios that may make marginalized groups uncomfortable provided by the booklet.
The definition of a microaggression is also lined out in the booklet, which was approved by the University’s Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Jesús Treviño, Ph.D. He was hired in May 2016 to help promote diversity and inclusion on the school’s campus.
This 20 page book which I assume was written by the ‘man’ and ‘woman’ who were hired to do this 1984-style brain washing, is for the PROFESSORS and other staff, most of whom are poorly paid part time workers as the entire University systems in the US are downgraded more and more and taken over by ‘liberals’ who are actually left wing activists seeking to overthrow society.
Yes, The University of Arizona has doubled down on diversity by hiring two top people instead of one and paying each of them more than the previous person earned. Both are Hispanic people. I am betting both get more than $70,000 a year, too.
Meanwhile, actual professors are on starvation wages. Mr. Travino is quite old at doing this brainwashing, the other female one is much younger and therefore, more PC due to total brainwashing since Sesame Street years.
There is no real ‘diversity’ at any US university today. The hiring systems run by the people who captured the real power there…I remember when professors chose who to hire! Seriously! They actually did this, the President was often a fellow professor temporarily at the top.
No university, except in the very hardest of the hard sciences, hires anyone to the right of Madame Mao. I once had a famous Chinese professor live with me here in the US. When he arrived, this was within weeks of Madame Mao being arrested, he was scared of his own shadow.
Totally terrorized by the violent students who attacked all the professors during the Maoist years, he deferred to everyone and I forced all the other Chinese officials to defer to HIM. They were not allowed to sit at the table until he sat down, for example.
It worked. Within a few months, people became used to being polite to him and the fear began to fade. It was all very shocking to me. Here are the Maoist ‘microaggressions’ the U of A wants to stamp out brutally, a la Chinese Cultural Revolution-style:
Continuing to mispronounce the names of students after they have corrected you time and time again
Professor: ‘Is Jose Cuinantila here?’ Student: ‘I am here, but my name is Jesús Quintanilla.’
Good lord…my own name, back in the day, was ‘Elaine Meinel’ and no teachers knew how to say that in German! So I would happily correct them. ‘My…nail’ I would explain, they would say, ‘ME…nal’. Oops! Oh, was I not offended. I thought it was funny.
…despite growing up in Western new York, I still have a difficult time pronouncing long Polish family names like Trzetrzelewska, Dzieduszycki, and Kleszczynska. Even if you’re not Polish, Buffalo-area Poles will get very offended if you pronounce their names wrong.
HAHAHA…my husband’s name is ‘Supkis’ and this is only because his family’s Russian name is four times longer and virtually unpronounceable for English speakers. So the official at the intake center in NYC back in 1896 simply changed the name to make it easier for everyone. Today, that would be considered evil.
• Scheduling tests and project due dates on religious or cultural holidays
OK: the school will cease functioning. The more ‘diversity’ and people from other lands, the fewer days for tests running into ‘impossible to schedule’ and many teachers don’t bother with any deadlines at this point since most ‘degrees’ are worthless, anyways.
‘It has just been pointed out to me that I scheduled the mid-term during Rosh Hashanah, but we are okay because I don’t see any Jewish students in the class.’
Poor old profs can’t even talk about whose holidays it might be! While trying to figure out which days are OK to have tests or turn ins! HAHAHA.
• Setting low expectations for students from particular groups or high schools ‘Oh, so Robert, you’re from Pine Ridge High School? You are going to need lots of academic help in my class!’
So, don’t offer any help??? Good lord. Pine Ridge High was at the former employment of this useless new hire. It is on a very poor reservation and the students graduate, barely literate. They need tons of help if they are to get anywhere.
• Calling on and validating male students and ignoring female students during class discussions
If the females or whatever sex feel marginalized, all they have to do is TALK. I remember school really well. I was very aggressive in demanding attention, I raised my hand a lot, I argued with everyone and enjoyed arguing, considering it to be fun.
The other females didn’t do this. More often, they chattered with each other and ignored the males. But then, most of my classes by age 16 were mostly male students because I wanted difficult courses.
‘Let’s call on John again. He seems to have lots of great responses to some of these problems.’
Huh? Obviously the administrator writing this tripe has never been in a classroom even when he was going to school?
• Expressing racially charged political opinions in class assuming that people with those racial/ethnic identities do not exist in class
Um, all the professors for the last decade know, if you show any political intelligence, you will be hounded violently by screaming mobs of Red Guard aggressive adherents to the Maoist ideology and will get zero support of help from very wealthy administrators.
‘I think illegal aliens are criminals because they are breaking the law and need to be rounded up and sent back to Mexico.’
So writes this Hispanic drone who is destroying one University after another. So, I have noticed a conspiracy on the left to pretend that illegal aliens are not ‘illegal’. This is illegal. We have a right to call a spade a spade here. They are the ones lying about status and the law.
• Singling students out in class because of their backgrounds
And on top of all this, professors are not to notice who is in the classroom.
‘You’re Asian! Can you tell us what the Japanese think about our trade policies?’
Again, I can’t imagine a teacher talking like this. Did the administrator ever go to school at all? Grade school, even? What a dumb question.
• Denying the experiences of students by questioning the credibility and validity of their stories
HAHAHA…teachers are not allowed to examine the stories students tell them? Wow. They are supposed to believe everything these young troublemakers say? I remember being a troublemaker! What power this hands them all!
‘I’ve eaten and shopped plenty of times in that part of town and it’s nothing like you describe it. How long have you lived there and who are you hanging out with?’
The administrator hallucinates all sorts of stuff here. Again, I cannot fathom how this would be part of a professor/student conversation. Is this Hispanic drone claiming that a professor might chide a student talking about the dangers of being around the campus???
I remember the U of A back when I lived there, this is where I had my first street patrols due to the HIGH CRIME RATE especially rape. My buddies and I actually had a SHOOT OUT with kidnappers…we won!
Two of my female neighbors were raped by men who tried to rape ME and I had their ID and so when my friends were brutally beaten nearly to death and one was shot four times, too, I was the one who led the hunt for the attackers who regretted that we found them.
We were at WAR by 1973. Total warfare. I was fighting the U of A and the city of Tucson demanding more police in our community while the University lied about the true crime rate.
• Assigning class projects that are heterosexist, sexist, racist, or promote other oppressions
‘For the class project, I want you to think about a romantic relationship that you have had with a member of the opposite sex. Think and write about your observations.’
What the hell is this lunatic administrator thinking? Wow. I can’t imagine a teacher saying this but then, in PC land, perhaps we have classes of infantile nature where students write about their sex lives.
WAIT!!! HAHAHA…back in the day, to pay for school, I worked as a stripper in a club. Ahem. Made really good money, only did this in bursts due to going to school, a one month stint paid for the year…I had lots and lots of ‘sex’ stories to tell my professors but then, they went to the club and saw the action…HAHAHA.
We got along just fine, by the way. But at no point did my teachers ask me to write about my wild sex life. No way in hell. If I write porn, I want to be PAID. Thanks in advance.
• Not respecting students gender pronouns, especially students who use gender neutral pronouns
‘Alex, you use ‘they/them’ pronouns. No, that’s too confusing. They is plural. I’m going to use him for you.’
• Using heterosexist or sexist examples or language in class.
HAHAHA. Madame Mao is laughing in hell. She also wanted to erase sex and forced men and women to dress alike, I kid you not. I wouldn’t call her a female, she was the ultimate ‘It girl’. Oops, I used ‘girl’. She was an insect.
‘Atoms sometimes attract each other like this male and female here. At the same time, atoms sometimes repel each other like these two males here.’
• Assigning projects that ignore differences in socioeconomic class status ‘For this class, you are required to visit four art galleries located in the downtown area. The entrance fees vary, but I am sure you can afford it.’
Poor art students. Wait, ART IS DEAD. Anyone is an artist and no one is an artist and graffiti is art and old art is stupid, no? This has been true for over a century now, why are the ‘teaching art’ at the University level when there is no art? Eh?
I recall giving a lecture about all this at the U of A to the fury of the ‘art department’ and then voila: the German department was eliminated. What? Cause and effect? HAHAHA.
• Assuming that all students are from the U.S and fully understand American culture and the English language (i.e., be aware that there may be international students in the class)
‘What do you mean you have never heard of The Cosby Show? Where have you been hiding?’
Today’s students wouldn’t know what the Cosby Show ever was. And I can’t imagine any professor saying this, either. But then, the people they hire today seem to be rather…stupid? Yes, quality if falling fast as PC actions destroy education.
• Discouraging students from working on projects that explore their own social identities ‘If you are Native American, I don’t want you to write your paper on Native Americans. You already know everything about that group and besides you will be biased in your writing.’
Wow. Note how this administrator does NOT want students to expand their horizons. The entire point of going to school is to learn about more than ones’ own self.
• Asking people with invisible disabilities to identify themselves in class
‘This is the last time that I am going to ask. Anybody with a disability who needs extra help, raise your hand!’
So, telling them to ID themselves so you don’t do something that displeases them is verboten? Again: this is pure lunacy.
• Making assumptions about students and their backgrounds:
‘You’re Latino, and you don’t speak Spanish? You should be ashamed of yourself!’
Courtesy of University of Arizona Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Nearly all the examples given by this PC monster is stupid. I cannot, in any situation, imagine a teacher telling a student to be ashamed of not knowing another language! I worked for my language useless degree and this scenario is so beyond belief, I think seriously that this man writing this tripe is hallucinating.
Or more likely, LYING. He should be fired. This incompetent ‘book’ is riddled with terrible stuff that should lead to firing but of course, this clown will be promoted instead.