Thursday, November 10, 2016

Marquette Staffer Says “All Lives Matter” — Immediately Issues Groveling Apology

From an e-mail sent to all faculty, announcing an event:
SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Eckstein Hall Conference Center
Faculty Conversations on Learning

Freedom Dreams Now: Black Lives, Brown Lives, Native Lives: All Lives Matter!
This e-mail went out at 10:59 a.m. today.  It was quickly followed, at 11:55, by the following:
I made a serious error in the title (a slip of the keyboard that has serious implications) for the Save the Date announcement and wish to correct it immediately. I apologize to all.

Here is the accurate announcement for the January Faculty day.

Susan Mountin

SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Eckstein Hall Conference Center
Faculty Conversations on Learning

Freedom Dreams Now:
Black Lives, Brown Lives, Native Lives: Whose Lives Matter?!
[Red highlighting in original e-mail]

What’s wrong with saying that “all lives matter?” The leftists just hate it, because they think it detracts from their favored narrative, which is that “black lives matter.”

Indeed, the president of Smith College issued an abject, craven apology when she said that “all lives matter.” But in reality, a majority of black people in American prefer “all lives matter” to “black lives matter.” In other words, black people have a more “inclusive” attitude than the campus race hustlers.

Politically Correct Program

The description makes it clear that the program will be nothing but the usual politically correct racial grievance mongering.  Quoting the e-mail:
The goals of this interdisciplinary all-campus faculty day are to:
  • Provide a framework to discuss the social movements around African American, Latinx, and Native American lives
  • Explore strategies for responding to student resistance to learning about the protest strategies of these groups
  • Engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and conversation with faculty and students about the impact of these movements at Marquette and the Milwaukee community
Keynote by Joseph Brown, S.J.,
Director of the Africana Studies Department,
Southern Illinois University.
Particularly arrogant is the language about “strategies for responding to student resistance to learning about the protest strategies of these groups.” Translation: students might resist being indoctrinated with a Black Lives Matter agenda, and so such “resistance” must be overcome. For these folks, there is no legitimate disagreement with their agenda.

That Mountin felt the need to apologize for “all lives matter” is just more evidence that the people running Marquette are no different from those at any secular, hyper politically correct institution. Their pandering to the campus leftists is partly due to their own ideological views, and partly due to their bureaucratic timidity. But the exact mix doesn’t really matter.

[Update]

Susan Mountin has not responded to our request for comment.

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1 Comments:

Blogger CS said...

Since specific color groups were mentioned, the serious error made by the author of the announcement was the omission of the words "white lives."

If the omission of "white lives" is politically correct, then political correctness must be driven from academia as a racist doctrine.

That this racist doctrine is largely promulgated by self-hating, or cowardly white academic administrators does not detract from, but rather emphasized, its vileness.

5:16 PM  

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