Give Free Speech a Chance. Naomi spoke out about the dissertations by Black students. She has a right to speak freely. She spoke the truth. Why is that when a white person speaks about a Black person words like racism etc. appear out of the woodwork and everyone gets sanctimonious? What would have happened if the reverse occurred? NOTHING!
It appears that America is becoming prisoner to its own political correctness.
“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,” Riley wrote about the dissertations. “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.” – Naomi Schaefer Riley
The Chronicle of Higher Education dismissed one of its bloggers after outcry over a blog post she wrote questioning the legitimacy of black studies as an academic discipline.
Naomi Schaefer Riley, a lecturer and author who wrote for the Chronicle’s blog, Brainstorm, was let go after readers pushed back on an essay she published last week titled “The Most Persuasive Case For Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations.” Riley’s essay responded to a sidebar of a story in the Chronicle which profiled several up-and-coming black studies scholars in the process of writing dissertations. Riley looked at the titles of the dissertations — on subjects like the role of race in housing policy and the history of black midwifery in the United States — and called them “left-wing victimization claptrap.”
Nearly 6,500 people signed a petition calling for her dismissal from the blog. Yesterday, Liz McMillen, the site’s editor, wrote a note apologizing for Riley’s post, and said that the publication had decided to part ways with the author, who is also an affiliate scholar of the Institute of American Values, a conservative think tank based in New York.
You are the spiritual leader of Tibetans ever since you sought refuge in India in the last century. Since then you have travelled the world representing “Occupied Tibet”.
You have even resigned your position as political leader of the Tibetans in exile; this is note worthy because it is not the job a spiritual leader to delve into politics.
Of late I have been reading with growing dismay of reports of 8 Buddhists and 2 nuns who had set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese interference in Tibetan Culture.
In response you have accused China of cultural genocide. Words are cheap anyone can mouth them.
If you claim who you are then fly to China and in all humbleness of the Buddha help your people in Tibet even if it means your certain incarceration or worse still death.
You are 76 years old. You have lived in comfort and in a country, India, where you have been accorded complete freedom to practice your faith while your own people have suffered greatly under the Chinese.
Make the call. Go to China. And you will be blessed by the Great Buddha.
You have nothing to lose but your mortal life. At 76 you have had a good life hobnobbing with celebrities et al.
Give now the rest of your life by returning to your home.
Just a thought : Since London is now considered Londonistan with a number of mosques preaching a violent form of Islam why not start parallel Sharia Courts in Britain? Whipping, stoning and other medieval practices could be included in British Law. It would be in line with the nauseous political correctness that appears to be the order of the day.
Many elected representatives of the People who are supposed to work for the People have been jailed, sacked or fined for fiddling with their expense account? What example are they setting for their constituents?
I wouldn’t be surprised if some rioters share the same view…smash, grab and run…
Britain has become a “nauseatingly politically correct nation”.
The youth that we see looting shops are merely exercising their prerogative – freedom of action…they are aware that little or no punishment will be meted out as the State of Great Britain values their Rights…the State reaction in the first instance where Police “watched” looters is evidence of this.
A fine example for these youth is the political establishment, which is a fumbling, bickering and an inept institution for the mentally challenged and ethically and morally bankrupt, seriously lacking leadership of the likes of Churchill…
The riots are a signal to British Society that it is endanger of becoming a Third World Country.
And while the World watches anarchy on display, nations are preparing for the 2012 Olympics in London, Great Britain.
One has been witness to the dance of talking heads with a mob mentality that derides and threatens what Wikileaks has done, is doing and hopefully will continue to do. Yes, we are talking about the hysteria in USA generated by the exposure of secret documents.
The dirty linen keeps coming out at regular intervals much to the chagrin of these folk. Apparently there is an ongoing discussion about using the Espionage Act of 1917 as a weapon to corral Julian Assange. It is rumoured that a Grand Jury is meeting to discuss this issue. There appears to be a general political consensus with this method of imposing the American Will on an Australian citizen for crimes against the homeland.
The ground swell of antipathy towards Wikileaks in government/private circles gives the distinct impression that McCarthyism in an insidious avatar is returning to haunt the freedom loving people of America. All the signs are there. Pseudo-nationalism spiced by the desire to reach out and incarcerate anyone that is perceived as a threat to America’s security…the us and them syndrome.
So what will the Real America do?
Will self respecting citizens challenge this upsurge?
Will lawsuits and protest rallies emerge from the woodwork of its society?
Or will apathy take its toll?
I suppose Time and its rancid cousin, history will tell us in due course.
In the mean time, May God Save America from these people.