The following comes from a September 14 MRCTV article by Ashley Rae Goldenberg:
Just months after the University of California was criticized for its “recognizing microaggressions” handout, the University of California Board of Regents will be considering a policy to make the university system “free from acts and expressions of intolerance.”
Eugene Volokh of the Washington Post reports the UC Regents Committee on Education Policy will be meeting to discuss a “statement of principles against intolerance.”
The policy states, “University of California is committed to protecting its bedrock values of respect, inclusion, and academic freedom. Free expression and the open exchange of ideas – principles enshrined in our national and state Constitutions – are part of the University’s fiber.”
Therefore, the policy states, “Intolerance has no place at the University of California. We define intolerance as unwelcome conduct motivated by discrimination against, or hatred toward, other individuals or groups. It may take the form of acts of violence or intimidation, threats, harassment, hate speech, derogatory language reflecting stereotypes or prejudice, or inflammatory or derogatory use of culturally recognized symbols of hate, prejudice, or discrimination.
Everyone in the University community has the right to study, teach, conduct research, and work free from acts and expressions of intolerance. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of intolerant behavior and treat them as opportunities to reinforce the University’s Principles Against Intolerance.”
The policy provides a “non-exhaustive list” of examples of “behaviors that do not reflect the University’s values of inclusion and tolerance.” The “non-exhaustive list” includes:
“Vandalism and graffiti reflecting culturally recognized symbols of hate or prejudice. These include depictions of swastikas, nooses, and other symbols intended to intimidate, threaten, mock and/or harass individuals or groups.
Questioning a student’s fitness for a leadership role or whether the student should be a member of the campus community on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex, or sexual orientation.
Depicting or articulating a view of ethnic or racial groups as less ambitious, less hardworking or talented, or more threatening than other groups.
Depicting or articulating a view of people with disabilities (both visible and invisible) as incapable.”
The “principles against intolerance” proposal will be discussed on Sept. 17 at the UC Irvine campus.
It appears that the intellectual ideas of the faculty at the UC have become too fragile to withstand criticism. Therefore, the need for added weapons to shut down their intellectual opponents.
I guess I’d be ok there, because generally I practice macro-agression…
In place of the word “therefore,” the word “however” should be inserted. “We want academic freedom, except don’t talk about other people. Things, yes, people, no. You might offend someone who doesn’t want some aspect of himself, herself, or any group to which he or she belongs said to have any interesting characteristics whatsoever. Think what you will, but don’t say anything while in this intellectually free paradise about any of your fellow human beings as it may offend someone. Everyone is beautiful, in their own way, as we require you to assume in advance of attending our great university.”
It is curious to me that UC students would be forced by the UC Regents Committee on Education Policy to adhere to THEIR definition of “intolerance”. Any student intolerant of their policy will not be tolerated!
Policies embraced on college campuses sooner or later become the policies of society. We all better speak the truth of the Gospel loud and clear while there is still time..
As the Venerable Fulton John Sheen will attest, intolerance applies only to principles, and never to people, and tolerance applies only to people, and never to principles. Thank You.
Good idea! The University of California is full of anti-Catholic bigots. When will they start firing some of these professors?
Unfortunately, the UC will postulate that anti-catholic bigotry is tollernance.
The only way to change “intolerance,” is by developing a culture of good moral discipline, which includes compassion, respect, and love for all– yet, for all to abide by a good work ethic, and moral code, such as what is taught, in our American traditional Judeo-Christian way of life! Many of our Nation’s founders, escaping brutal religious and political persecutions in Europe, likewise sought freedom from intolerance, too– but in a very mature way! Christ gave us the pathway, for a society of brotherly love, peace, and harmony! On earth– as it is, in Heaven! But it takes a good WORK ETHIC, a good MORAL CONSCIENCE, as well as lots of GOOD DISCIPLINE and OBEDIENCE– to follow Him!!
The Kim Davis standoff: Can there be religious freedom without a cultural counter-revolution?
MassResistance wants to help our side internalize the mindset of counter-revolution.
The sexual/Marxist/socialist revolution that is transforming our society and institutions, causing much misery and destruction, must be squarely confronted…
It’s not rocket science, but it takes some guts. The biggest step is to aggressively tell the truth, especially if it’s politically incorrect. It’s hard to overstate how disruptive that is to the other side.
All totalitarian movements throughout history have been kept going by massive lies.
As Pope John Paul II…
Kim Davis is a HERO!! Those who jailed her, are a TOTAL DISGRACE, before God!! SHAME ON THEM ALL!! Our Supreme Court needs a big investigation, for MALPRACTICE OF LAW, and for incorrectly and FRAUDULENTLY seeking to “redefine Marriage,” in crazy, immoral, ridiculous terms! Children are suffering so greatly, as a result of all this wrong-doing!! Surely, God will have the last word, on this!