Sunday, July 24, 2022

We are raising ignorant and intolerant children.

Joseph H. Manson, a formerly tenured professor of anthropology at UCLA, has decided to retire early because "of Woke capture" at universities all across the land.

In a blog he posted on July 4, Manson described in great detail his frustrations with the intolerance of woke faculty members and graduate students, as well as the precipitous increase in "critical" studies, which view nearly all academic research — including STEM — through the lens of race, gender, sexual orientation, and other human "identities."

"[T]he Woke takeover of higher education has ruined academic life," Manson wrote.

To illustrate his point, Manson recounted the ostracization of his former colleague, P. Jeffrey Brantingham, a fellow anthropologist who had studied urban crime and developed a "predictive" algorithm which he then pitched to law enforcement. As a result of this research, the Graduate Students Association at UCLA publicly accused Brantingham of “entrench[ing] and naturaliz[ing] the criminalization of Blackness in the United States.” Brantingham was also referred to the vice chancellor for research, ostensibly in hopes that the vice chancellor would censure or otherwise sanction him. 

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