Conservative Group Lists Annual 'Dirty Dozen' Most PC College Courses
Agape Press / Jim BrownThe Young America's Foundation (YAF) has unveiled its annual "Dirty Dozen," a listing of America's top 12 most politically correct college courses. Among the bizarre and disturbingly leftist offerings YAF is highlighting this year are courses such as "Mail-Order Brides," "Adultery," "Cyberfeminism," "Homosexual Literature," and "Lesbian Pulp Fiction."
Topping this year's Dirty Dozen list is Occidental College in California with a course named after the male genital organ. Rounding out the top three is a University of California-Los Angeles course called "Queer Musicology" and an Amherst College class called "Taking Marx Seriously." And making YAF's dishonorable mention list is a course at UC-Berkeley called "Sex Change City: Theorizing History in Genderqueer San Francisco."
YAF spokesman Jason Mattera says what these schools view as avant-garde, breakthrough classes are supplanting traditional scholarship on Western civilization. "We have a soaring tuition problem in this country," he points out. "Tuition rates are soaring past inflation, and these classes gobble up time, money, and energy -- resources that could be used to offset the cost of tuition and teach students about American values, American civics, American history." One particular school has been a perennial among the Dirty Dozen, Mattera points out. "Occidental College seems to make the list twice almost every year," he says. "They have a class called 'The Phallus,' and they offer another class called 'Blackness.'" The latter course "elaborates on a 'new blackness,' 'critical blackness,' 'post-blackness,' and an 'unforgivable blackness,' which all combine to create a feminist 'new black man,'" the young conservatism advocate explains. "Now, I don't know what a feminist 'new black man' is," Mattera says, "but it doesn't sound like something that I'd ever want to be."
Other college classes making YAF's 2006-2007 Dirty Dozen list include Mount Holyoke College's "Whiteness: the Other Side of Racism"; the University of Washington's "Border Crossings, Borderlands: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Immigration"; Swarthmore's "Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism"; and the University of Michigan's "Native American Feminisms."
The Sope-Bocks: It's time to reign in tenor for college professors who think up and "teach" this junk. Students need to taught how to think, NOT what to think. Some of these course titles imply indoctrination, rather than the teaching of critical thinking skills. What if you or your child takes such a course, but disagrees with the professor? Count on a big fat "F" for that course -- and a total waste of your money and time. Folks, if we don't make changes now, we can count on more and more of this sort of thing in the future. Colleges CANNOT survive without students' tuition. REFUSE to pay tuition for courses like these and the professors will be forced to stop "teaching" them. The real power is in OUR HANDS, not theirs. So, let's use it to get so-called "institutions of higher learning" back on track.
FWIW, Young America's Foundation (YAF) also has a list of GOOD, Top Ten Conservative Colleges. It is linked here, for your review.