By: Diane Benjamin
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Remember the IWU teacher (professor?) who wrote a book about the racist TEA Party? It’s not worth my time looking up her name or title, but the premise of the book was the TEA Party is racist, they just don’t realize it. Evidently embracing King’s dream is old school and certainly not politically correct.
I’ve heard tuition at IWU is now around $50,000 a year. How diverse is the student population at that price? Maybe IWU has a class in “the student loan debt” really doesn’t matter. Or maybe only rich kids are now attending.
Anyway, according to the bird-cage liner some kids staged a mini-protest. They silently held signs saying “Stand against ignorance,” “I won’t stand for silence” and “I should feel accepted in the classroom.” Evidently the “N” word appeared on a sidewalk, no proof of where it came from. It could have been written by someone trying to start something or by someone not attending IWU. Facts are immaterial when a cause because available.
I really like the “I should feel accepted in the classroom”. When a friend attended IWU a few years ago, there were about 8 conservatives on the entire campus. Feeling accepted wasn’t part of the curriculum.
When IWU calls itself a Liberal Arts College, they aren’t kidding.
Tari is back to teaching at IWU, evidently the school contributors who quit donating over the Renner rant and censure weren’t enough for IWU to dump him. Maybe his contract doesn’t contain a morals clause. Tari’s two favorite recruits for attacking former Alderwoman Judy Stearns have graduated though. It will be fun to see who he finds this year to attack Alderman Kevin Lower, common sense can’t be allowed to stand on the City Council.
So, one staff member at IWU wrote a book detailing what she thinks the TEA Party thinks. Students are protesting for their version of political correctness. Renner is back indoctrinating students to believe government can solve every problem.
The protesting students claim they feel “microaggressions” in the classroom. They are learning how to be offended by everything. $50,000 a year buys lots of perceived wrong. Just wait until they get a job. I wonder when the “microaggressions” lawsuits in the workplace start?
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