A politics professor at the University of Colorado took insanity to new depths by removing all writings and references to white men from his curriculum. The reason? He told students that white men are “over-represented” and that he wants his students to study political viewpoints from “the margins”.
Thus, Professor Chad Shomura’s “American Political Thought” course acts as if the Founding Fathers and great Western writers such as Locke and Rousseau simply don’t exist. Their ideas on mercantilism, federalism and the political theories that they put forth are completely ignored even though they stand at the foundation of the Constitution and the American way of life.
Instead, the students in the class are kept occupied as they learn about Filipino empowerment in Hawaii, intersectionality, racism and how to use a hacked set of Tarot cards. Professor Shomura’s class also includes poetry, an ethnography and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book “Between the World and Me”, which slanders 9/11 first responders.
As ridiculous as this part of the course is, it is only one part of the problem. This is one of the few political science classes available at the university. This means that political science majors at the University of Colorado are almost forced to take Professor Shomura’s class in order to get a degree. Even students who don’t necessarily agree with Professor Shomura’s point of view, or who would rather learn useful information have to sit through hours of “fringe thought.”
There are sure to be students who come out of the class changed for the worse. These students then feel the urge to turn into “social justice warriors” who take on every instance of perceived racial aggression or “microaggression” in the hopes of making life happy and fair for everyone who is not male or white.
Students taking this class are receiving almost no information about actual American political thought — the namesake of the course. The Constitution is not discussed or even mentioned in Professor Shomura’s class.
Thus, students aren’t taught about “white male” ideas such as free speech, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to live lives free from excessive government interference and other important principles. They have no earthly idea why the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College. They receive no explanation as to why many Americans object to government being more active, rather than the opposite.
Offering a course on American Political Thought that does not include any prominent American voices is like offering a course on African-American issues without including any African-American writers. Naturally, no one would imagine creating such a course. If one did, the howls from politically correct students and faculty members alike would ensure that the course would be extremely short-lived.
Unfortunately, there is a common perception in the world of academia that excluding white men and their input from university courses is the way to go. Professor Chad Shomura is doing his students, and indeed society at large, a huge disservice by failing to provide a factual education on politics.
~ Conservative Zone