Anyone who studies government and the use of governmental power understands that what comes around, goes around. When you create a system to control people, that system will eventually be corrupted (see Title IX) or it will eventually be used to control you. It’s almost guaranteed.
So it is with our universities, too. The mad rush to quash anything deemed offensive required the creation of system to document and investigate allegations of bias. Enter the “bias response team.” Just like a police SWAT team, BRT’s jump into action when someone complains about something....anything.....no matter how frivolous.
With this system in place you can bet your backside that we will see more and more claims of victimization and more and more calls to STOP THE BIAS.
The pessimist in me sees this as nothing short of catastrophic. The BRT at the University of Oregon, for example, investigated a host of allegations--ranging from words that were uttered in a classroom to pictures of women in bikini’s.
Bias....... it can be found everywhere and anywhere. In short order I’m sure BRT’s will be called on to eliminate grades. Wait, wait, wait. I found out that my university already has a committee that looks into grades. When a professor issues “too many” W’s/F’s/D’s, the committee kicks into action to make sure the professor is doing everything possible to be fair. As I found out this term, students are now very much aware of this committee and have no problem complaining about the “unfairness” of their grade.
Anyway, expect it to happen because it is only a matter of time.
Never, ever, underestimate the will of the social justice crowd to gain and to exercise power. Never. They want it, desire it, and will do anything to get it. And once they have it, they will turn that power to regulate the groups they don’t like and to make sure that students are indoctrinated to their cause.
But fear not. If you survive the purge take solace in the fact that the apparatus of power they built will inevitably be used against them. As innumerable cases this past year have shown, there is nothing that satiates their thirst to control. They will turn on each other with a vengeance and the system will crumble. The only issue is how many careers will be ended between now and then and how many students will be converted into their grievance culture.
Read about it here: _
John Paul Wright and Matt DeLisi
Professors of Crime and Criminology