I was going to attend the annual conference in Atlanta next February to present some research with colleagues on a new and improved version of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire. I was surprised to learn about a new rule: In order to present research at the conference, all social psychologists are now required to submit a statement explaining “whether and how this submission advances the equity, inclusion, and anti-racism goals of SPSP.” Our research proposal would be evaluated on older criteria of scientific merit, along with this new criterion.Diversity is not enough anymore. Now it has to be anti-racist.
These sorts of mandatory diversity statements have been proliferating across the academy in recent years. ...
The SPSP mandate, however, forced us all to do something more explicitly ideological. Note that the word diversity was dropped and replaced by anti-racism. So every psychologist who wants to present at the most important convention in our field must now say how their work advances anti-racism. I read Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to Be an Antiracist in the summer of 2020, so I knew that I could no longer stay silent.
The word anti-racist is defined by Kendi's book. It means anti-White hatred. See the book for yourself. He is very much against eqaal opportunity, non-discrimination, and other such liberal values. He wants to promote Blacks, and demote Whites, so that Blacks will achieve cultural and economic superiority.
This is crackpot anti-White stuff, and it has taken over academia.
I predicted that “the conflict between truth and social justice is likely to become unmanageable … Universities that try to honor both will face increasing incoherence and internal conflict.” It’s now six years later, and I think it’s clear that this prediction has come true.Universities are going into a decline.
Ah, to be a heretic in the 21st century. Brings back memories of all the good times during the dark ages at the hands of the elite establishment. I wait with bated breath for the academic mainstream to decide to start holding inquisition tribunals of thought crimes.ReplyDelete
Whenever my boss ever started a statement like "We would like you to think/feel 'X' about 'Y' " My answer was always just a pained smile followed by a "NO. Please stop telling me what to think or feel."
If a person employs racism and bigotry as tools to combat racism and bigotry, they are at best a confused idiot in need of a dictionary. The word 'oxymoron' apparently isn't taught in schools anymore.ReplyDelete