Lone Conservative’s Peter D’Abrosca compiled a list of eleven “asinine and downright perplexing” courses offered at varying universities and colleges in the upcoming academic semester.
The selected courses all feature neo-Marxist allusions to “intersectionality”; the ranking of assorted arbitrarily-defined groups — usually racial, ethnic, and sexual — into hierarchies of oppressed status.
Observers should note that Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and others — as well as many other universities and colleges — enjoy tax-free status as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
1. Oberlin College — How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, & U.S. National Identity
“This course examines US beauty pageants from the 1920s to the present. Our aim will be to analyze pageantry as a unique site for the interplay of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation. We will learn about cultural studies methodology, including close reading, cultural history, critical discourse analysis, and ethnography, and use those methods to understand the changing identity of the US over time. This course includes a field visit to a pageant in Ohio.”
2. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) — Transracial Bodies, Transracial Selves
“Technological advances in surgery, hormonal therapy, psychiatry, [and] cultural warfare are catching up to the transgender presence: the gendered body is not necessarily that with which we were born, but one that can be crafted to match the real body of our psyche, our dreams. Blackness, Whiteness, Asianness, Latinness, the whole rainbow of racial identification, is still construed as biologically inescapable and inevitable. the often negative reaction to transracialism is contrary to the everyday experience that actually finds racial identification as a process that is always transracial. Declaring ourselves racially, we all cross restricted zones in becoming ourselves. In this course, we will use the discourse of transgenderism to build an alternate vocabulary of race.”
3. Stanford University — Love as a Force for Social Justice
“This course will explore the concept of agape love (compassion/kindness) as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of knowledge to positive social change. Biological, psychological, religious, and social perspectives of love will be discussed, drawing on the expertise of people from a variety of disciplines.”
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