Cultural Marxism in American Higher Education

Political correctness is actually cultural Marxism. It aims to undermine bourgeois capitalism via cultural rather than economic means. It is still Marxist and it is still revolutionary and it is still totalitarian. Naomi Schaefer Riley is its latest victim.

Naomi Schaefer Riley

Naomi Schaefer Riley, a blogger for Chronicle of Higher Education, was fired this week. Why? She committed speech. The left can’t stand that. She stated the obvious truth that Black Studies is a superficial academic pursuit that hinges on “left-wing victimization claptrap.”

I am surprised this manifest reality is even open for debate. Black studies, women’s studies, LGBT Studies… they are claptrap. They are exercises in emotionalism, grievance mongering and anger and little else. I suspect the left knows this too and it is why they are so defensive. You can read her article here. In this excerpt, she discusses political hackery mascaraing as intellectualism in higher education.

“Ms. Levy is interested in examining the long tradition of black Republicanism, especially the rightward ideological shift it took in the 1980s after the election of Ronald Reagan. Ms. Levy’s dissertation argues that conservatives like Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, John McWhorter, and others have ‘played one of the most-significant roles in the assault on the civil-rights legacy that benefited them.’” The assault on civil rights? Because they don’t favor affirmative action they are assaulting civil rights? Because they believe there are some fundamental problems in black culture that cannot be blamed on white people they are assaulting civil rights?

Seriously, folks, there are legitimate debates about the problems that plague the black community from high incarceration rates to low graduation rates to high out-of-wedlock birth rates. But it’s clear that they’re not happening in black-studies departments. If these young scholars are the future of the discipline, I think they can just as well leave their calendars at 1963 and let some legitimate scholars find solutions to the problems of blacks in America. Solutions that don’t begin and end with blame the white man.


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