Now I’m REALLY Sorry American University Dropped Me As An Adjunct Legal Ethics Professor, Because I Can’t Resign In Protest Now

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American University in Washington, D.C. has a course called AUx2 which freshmen must take. Students will learn about “race, social identity, and structures of power.” In the course, students “evaluate how racism intersects with other systems of oppression.”

The campus paper, “The Eagle” reports that the university has all-Black sections in the course, and has since last year. “We’ve definitely heard from Black students and other students of color that the material can be a lot for them because it is part of their lived experiences,” Izzi Stern, the AUx program manager told the student newspaper. “And we wanted to create a space where they could be together in community and have an overall positive experience with the course.”

On the university’s webpage, a former AUx2 student says, “The AUx Program is fundamentally shifting the culture, and students, of American University, while simultaneously fulfilling the institutions’ commitment to social justice and equity. I could not be more enthusiastic about my support for the transformative impact of the AUx2 course.” A sophomore at American University told the paper that “having an all-Black space truly changes the way you interact in that space and the level of comfort you feel.”

The paper speculates that AU might be adding so-called “affinity groups” based on other defining characteristics such as gender identity. 

Res ipsa loquitur. If there are any readers who need my explanation of why this return to segregation is unethical, they are beyond help or hope.

On the bright side, once not too long ago a story like this would have made my head explode. Now, it barely caused a tremor.

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Pointer and Source: Campus Reform.

14 thoughts on “Now I’m REALLY Sorry American University Dropped Me As An Adjunct Legal Ethics Professor, Because I Can’t Resign In Protest Now

  1. I continue to believe colleges and universities need to acquire historically black colleges and universities and rebrand them as their own, or open completely separate schools and let black kids get degrees on all black campuses that bear the names of the acquiring/founding institutions. All this critical race theory stuff is militating for separate institutions. I say give them what they want. And yes, they will be separate but equal. Did anyone ask black people if they wanted integration back in the ‘fifties? Was it forced upon them by white people? It’s an interesting question I’d never thought of.

  2. That Psaki story is so wild… It kind of reminds my about Hillary “Hot Sauce” Clinton. The question is legitimate: If someone is going to lie about even the smallest of things, how do you believe them on the big ones?

    And a biting dog is the easiest of trust building calls possible: “Major isn’t acclimating well to public life, and there have been several biting issues, President Biden loves his dog, but for the safety of everyone in the White House and the well being of Major, we’re going to find other arrangements for him.”

    I mean, sure, it admits that not everything is hunky dory, but it’s not a bad story, and it has the benefit of being the truth, and being the truth, there’s no chance of it coming back to bite you in the ass. I should be a press secretary.

    And I get it, the press secretary is basically a paid liar. But not all press secretaries were the same. Compare this to her predecessor, Kayleigh McEnany… McEnany would spin like a top, deflect and pivot, but I can’t think of many direct, objective lies from her, and in an administration with as much scrutiny as Trump’s was under, I have to imagine we’d hear about nothing else for a week if she had.

    • Tony Snow.

      I decided Bill Clinton was a hopeless liar when he said, “If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he would be horrified that we don’t have national health care!” Tom would be horrified that we have an income tax, and Bill knows it. He was just depending in public ignorance, and lying because he could get away with it. And then I knew: this guy will lie when he doesn’t have to lie!

    • Wow…. I made not one, but two different comments on the wrong post. I have no idea how I did that. Sorry. These should have been in response to the Psaki item from the morning wrap up.

  3. On the bright side, once not too long ago a story like this would have made my head explode. Now, it barely caused a tremor.

    Totalitarianism at work. Keep brazenly breaking norms until subjects can no longer muster enough outrage to speak out.

    Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

    Case in point: Segregation.

  4. My God… On the topic of dogs… Apparently the US abandoned dozens of military service dogs in kennels at the base. I know we should be more concerned with getting people out than dogs… But the dogs were ON BASE and some of the planes out weren’t full.

    • Yup. Pretty awful on the military’s part. The withdrawal, turnover of power to the Afghanis, surrender, retreat, whatever you to call it has been a complete and total disaster. Not even dogs are safe. Maybe Major is better off in some other household because this Administration might just whack him.

      jvb

        • The mind does boggle. Maybe Major realized that Biden is an awful human being despite all of his “Average Joe on the Street” demeanor, and figured he would do what he could to show Biden’s true character, so he roamed the White House chomping on anyone in sight, because clearly, Biden was nowhere around.

          jvb

            • I don’t think they were given a choice. We’ve seen the picture of the carriers beside the bombed out helicopter, and there’s a twitter account that’s run by an Afghani that worked with the troops that let the dogs out (they would have starved in the kennels otherwise) that posts a video of them running around every now and again. The media tried to paint them as strays, and I supposed that abandoned by their owners and left to run free, they kind of are…. But we’re talking about $2000 purebred dogs with military collars.

    • Agreed. I came to the conclusion after I found out about the dogs that first graders would’ve been better at withdrawal. They wouldn’t have left the dogs, at least, and I bet those night vision goggles would’ve been taken home too. Apparently there’s roughly 1,000 Canadian citizens who didn’t make it out also. We will regret this day. If people don’t resign in shame… idk this is the worst debacle I’ve ever seen when it comes to foreign matters, actually I can’t think of something any President in my lifetime has done that’s worse and will be harder to recover from. It’s a tragedy. If the news gives Biden a pass and excuses again, I think they will lose what is left of their credibility. As far as will people remember in 2022 or 2024. Ummm. Yeah. People will not forget this. Benghazi helped Hillary lose the election and it was not as massive of an epic fail as this withdrawal was.

  5. One of the “9 BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT MILITARY DOGS”

    MYTH: MWDS ARE LEFT BEHIND IN WAR ZONES
    This wasn’t always a myth. Tragically, after the Vietnam War, military dogs were left behind and not brought home with their handlers. But there have been false reports that military dogs were sometimes left behind again during recent conflicts. That is simply not true and it has not happened since Vietnam.

    Every military working dog is brought back to the U.S. bases from which they deployed with their handlers. In fact, there is a quote handlers are made to repeat: “Where I go, my dog goes. Where my dog goes, I go.”

    MYTH: NOT ALL WHITE HOUSE PETS HAVE BEEN WELL TRAINED
    MYTH: ALLIED TROOPS ARE NEVER LEFT BEHIND IN WAR ZONES

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