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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Diversity: the only credential

As a Native American, naturally I support this exciting new development in Social Justice Convergence:
Cornell University is looking for a tenure track assistant professor whose only qualification is diversity; actual field of study is irrelevant. The job listing says that the candidate can apply for “some area of the humanities or qualitative social sciences.” Might that area be French literature? Or field methods for anthropology? Who cares! Such nit-picking disciplinary distinctions harken back to a bygone era when universities thought of themselves as the guardians of knowledge.

Today, when they are focused overwhelmingly on the expansion of identity politics, the most important academic qualification is the claim of victimhood. And in Cornell’s case, victimhood is now the only academic qualification required. The Cornell listing goes on to explain: “We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, those who have faced economic hardship, are first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these issues.”
It no longer matters what you've done or what you can do, what matters is what you are.

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76 Comments:

Blogger LAZ September 24, 2015 8:09 AM  

I'm identifying as a hot dog today so, eat me.

Blogger Student in Blue September 24, 2015 8:25 AM  

Are we sure this isn't a joke site?
*checks site*
*nationalreview.com*
...are we sure this isn't a joke site? The writers sure seem to be jokes.

Blogger Markku September 24, 2015 8:28 AM  

It's a joke site.

Blogger Patrikbc September 24, 2015 8:29 AM  

As a high school dropout with no college experience, I feel very underrepresented. There is an absolute lack of completely uneducated assistant prof's in universities everywhere... It's discriminatory.

Blogger Markku September 24, 2015 8:30 AM  

Actually, no, it isn't. There was some other site that's named similarly, but this wasn't it.

Blogger Shimshon September 24, 2015 8:32 AM  

"It no longer matters what you've done or what you can do, what matters is what you are."

Or how you fit the narrative. This is great opportunity for some serious black knighting, for those who can stomach it.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 8:42 AM  

Actually, no, it isn't. There was some other site that's named similarly, but this wasn't it.

You're thinking of NATIONAL REPORT.

Blogger Markku September 24, 2015 8:43 AM  

That's the one

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 24, 2015 8:44 AM  

@Vox

Are you applying?

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 8:47 AM  

Are you applying?

Do you really hate vox that much that you'd encourage him to live in the frozen wastelands of upstate New York?

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) September 24, 2015 8:47 AM  

No joke.

It is problematic that they demand privileged applicants, though. What group is more underrepresented in academia than non-degreed minority professionals? Requiring candidates have or be working towards a PhD is, to be frank, utterly prejudiced towards the less fortunate.

Blogger Salt September 24, 2015 8:49 AM  

Cornell administrators have confirmed that the job is real, though it is contingent on the availability of funds.

This ain't no joke.

"High above Cayuga's waters
there's an awful smell -
Some say it's Cayagu's waters
but it's Cornell" (play on Cornell's alma mater)

Blogger Derrick Bonsell September 24, 2015 8:58 AM  

National Review is increasingly a joke. A few days ago Charles Cooke, an English citizen who came to the US simply to pay less taxes, wrote an article telling Christians to accept pedophiles and defending Salon's article about pedos. The alt-right in turn started trolling on Twitter with the tag "#NROPedos."

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 9:02 AM  

A few days ago Charles Cooke, an English citizen who came to the US simply to pay less taxes, wrote an article telling Christians to accept pedophiles and defending Salon's article about pedos.

That's not what he said. At all.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 9:04 AM  

From the NRO piece:

How should we treat such a person’s decision to talk about his affliction in public? Honestly, I have no idea. Social taboos are important, of course. But I do know this: Unless you believe that people “choose” to become pedophiles — and I don’t — the author seems to be doing exactly what he should be doing given his condition: Namely, a) accepting that he has an unimaginably serious problem, and b) doing his utmost to refrain from acting upon it. I am not a practicing Christian, but, as far as I can recall from my instruction as a child, the author is taking precisely the approach that Christians are supposed to take when they find themselves tempted toward sin. I suppose that it is possible that I am seriously mis-remembering the core tenets of the faith, but don’t followers of Jesus believe that everybody is born with impulses that lead them toward unacceptable behavior? And don’t they also believe that they are called to act chastely — that is, to avoid indulging those impulses and instead to seek a way to be freed from them? It was a while ago, I accept, but I cannot recollect any caveats being attached to these rules. Are we now to suppose that it does not apply when the propensity in question is sufficiently egregious? Is there a new-fangled carve-out for instincts that turn our stomach? If there is not, we might think twice before condemning a man for admitting he has a terrible, terrible problem — even if we can’t move ourselves far enough in the opposite direction to “understand,” to “support,” or to like him much at all (and I can’t).

Blogger CM September 24, 2015 9:04 AM  

Do you really hate vox that much that you'd encourage him to live in the frozen wastelands of upstate New York?

Good wine, but given Vox's current location, not a good selling point.

I wanted to go here so badly. Maybe I can work there instead? After all, I'm a disabled, native american female in STEM... but I'm also a first gen college grad and we lived in a shack with no toilet when I was born... that's a good many victim boxes to check.

Blogger James Dixon September 24, 2015 9:08 AM  

> The Cornell listing goes on to explain: “We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, those who have faced economic hardship, are first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these issues.”

You know, I'm absolutely positive that Appalachians are an underrepresented group at Cornell (and the rest of the Ivy's), I've faced economic hardship, I'm a first generation college graduate, and I've worked my entire life to build a solid retirement and escape poverty, which definitely qualifies as "work on topics related to these areas".

It sounds like I'd be a perfect fit for their stated requirements. I wonder how my application would be received?

Blogger James Dixon September 24, 2015 9:11 AM  

> I'm a disabled, native american female in STEM.

Rats. CM has two two more underrepresented check points than I do. :( She'll get the job.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 9:11 AM  

CM is Elizabeth Warren?

Blogger CM September 24, 2015 9:15 AM  

If there is not, we might think twice before condemning a man for admitting he has a terrible, terrible problem — even if we can’t move ourselves far enough in the opposite direction to “understand,” to “support,” or to like him much at all (and I can’t).

He needs help. And therapy. And to not be put into tempting situations where he may have a difficult time saying "no".

This is more serious than gluttony, but we christians can't even control putting a giant chocolate cake in front of a fat person and when they say "i shouldn't" we practically shove their face in it.

And then note our inability to SPEAK OUT about sin that's had taboos removed.

Note that this writer talks about understanding and support in a way that says we should do those things even if we can't. I'm skeptical of our ability to "Support".

This man needs Jesus. I don't trust the church with someone this fragile.

Blogger CM September 24, 2015 9:17 AM  

CM is Elizabeth Warren?

Pretty much. Just more blonde.

I have high cheek bones, though.

Blogger Noah B #120 September 24, 2015 9:28 AM  

"Actually, no, it isn't. There was some other site that's named similarly, but this wasn't it."

National Review is the most widely read joke site of them all.

Blogger Elmo Shangnaster September 24, 2015 9:33 AM  

"It no longer matters what you've done or what you can do, what matters is what you are."

...or pretend to be... Poetrygate

Blogger YIH September 24, 2015 9:33 AM  

@20 CM:
Former NR writer The American Cuckservative is, as Hartiste put so well:
have more sympathy and understanding for avowed pedophiles than they do for “white nationalists” and “nativists”.

Blogger Cecil Henry September 24, 2015 9:35 AM  

I self identify as a 3rd century lesbian avant garde feminist with transgender issue.

I'll be perfect for the job. I like women, but don't have to be one all the time.

Blogger Daniel September 24, 2015 9:41 AM  

They do not understand supply and demand. They should be charging the Japanese professors at closing university programs about $200 to apply.

They will fund a department on one opening.

Or:

WANTED: Crippled, blind low IQ minority diploma mill participant needed to pilot either diversity program or jet. REQUIRED: Must consider self pretty lucky in general.

Blogger Aeoli Pera September 24, 2015 9:43 AM  

I applaud this measure as more efficient destruction of a SJW-infested hellhole than burning the campus down, as well as more environmentally friendly.

Chant with me:

Every University Needs More Diversity!
Every University Needs More Diversity!
Every University Needs More Diversity!

Blogger Were-Puppy September 24, 2015 10:00 AM  

@23 Elmo Shangnaster
"It no longer matters what you've done or what you can do, what matters is what you are."

...or pretend to be... Poetrygate
---

The white guy pretending to be a noodle man had to take a different approach than the white guy and girl pretending to be BLM. He only pretended in print.

Blogger Pseudotsuga September 24, 2015 10:01 AM  

Wow, maybe I should apply! I meet their criteria-- first generation college graduate, had to pay for my own college (BA and MA and PhD) because of economic hardship. Not only that, as a conservative white I am underrepresented on most college campuses!
Where do I pick up my check?

Blogger Dago September 24, 2015 10:02 AM  

So Derrick Bonsell is a liar.
Let his name henceforth be Dicking Bumsell unless he retracts and apologises for his egregious falsehood.
The Kurgan (phone login is different)

OpenID Steve September 24, 2015 10:05 AM  

Do you think they would want a gay studies professor that taught AIDS came to the US because a jew named Joseph Gorenstein cut corners when selling blood plasma to US hospitals he had people collect in Haiti?

-BGS

Blogger JaimeInTexas September 24, 2015 10:06 AM  

I lived for 3 years in Charlotte, North Carolina. That was already too far North for me.

Blogger Phillip George September 24, 2015 10:07 AM  

A lot of what you do is plotting gangrene Vox. Surgeons do map the lines of progress of the disease on a limb, before deciding to amputate. Gas gangrene moves very quickly.

POE's Law more or less states that parody can't keep up with reality. It's been demonstrated here repeatedly.

Thinking again about British - why Britain? - why Cornell - how did even semi credible organizations even make a start.
This idea of having been once dedicated to God is recurrent, and then it recurs again and again. Any and every institution without a root of "Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" at their foundation is going up in flames with a departure from it.

these places were almost one and all dedicated to God. And they're dying.


Blogger Were-Puppy September 24, 2015 10:07 AM  

I should apply as a Trans Cosmic entity here to study this alternate reality and all of its conundrums.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler September 24, 2015 10:08 AM  

Yes, while we are all for tolerance and diversity, Fox TV's South Park shows Donald Trump being sodomized to death.

These are what these people are depraved, barbarians.

Blogger Phillip George September 24, 2015 10:12 AM  

A.D. White noted in his inaugural address, "We will labor to make this a Christian institution, a sectarian institution may it never be.

from Wiki but I have no doubt as to it's authenticity. cheers

Blogger Mandos September 24, 2015 10:13 AM  

@12 though it is contingent on the availability of funds

That is, shall we get this grant from the state/lobby that is funding this joyful operation, or shall we not. Cornell is happy to pay lip service to the vanguard of Progress, yet not up to the point where we would pay for the clown ourselves, would we.

Blogger Travis Landenwitsch September 24, 2015 10:20 AM  

Just fyi South Park is on Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom not Fox.

Blogger Alexander September 24, 2015 10:20 AM  

Well of course, whether it's demanding more minorities while flouncing around in a dress in your all-white Ohio town or hiring a diversity professor, it's one of those things that's great as long as you don't have to pay for it.

We need to make moar white money available for anti-white jobs, because equality!

Blogger Michelle *VFM #311* September 24, 2015 10:22 AM  

That SP thing was over the top. More SJW lies to show rapes aren't happening and illegal invaders are as harmless as Canadian half-wits. I should apply to Connell to teach SP studies. That would be useful. Something about culture and gender. Maybe "The location of South Park Pragmatics: relevancy structures and decontextualized documentation of the suburban cultures policed in gender theories during the current era." what do you think?

Blogger Geoff September 24, 2015 10:30 AM  

Are you PC, bro?

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) September 24, 2015 10:31 AM  

Maybe "The location of South Park Pragmatics: relevancy structures and decontextualized documentation of the suburban cultures policed in gender theories during the current era." what do you think?

Sounds legit.

Blogger Matamoros September 24, 2015 10:36 AM  

@18 - Why? Just declare yourself a black, woman, other abled, rape victim. It is all a construct any way, right! )))

Blogger LAZ September 24, 2015 10:47 AM  

@ JaimeInTexas: "I lived for 3 years in Charlotte, North Carolina. That was already too far North for me."

I'm with you. 4 years in northern VA and 7 in Knoxville was enough.

Blogger JartStar September 24, 2015 10:53 AM  

@24 I subscribed to that mag for a very short time and it had a few good articles, but when they lavished praise on Jeb I cancelled my subscription.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau September 24, 2015 11:01 AM  

I live in Charlotte now. The population is comprised of ex-pat New Yorkers and New Englanders who moved South to escape the inevitable results of their left wing policies and high taxes. They get down here and try to impose the same on the poor redneck rubes.

There are more Bills Giants and Patriots fans in Charlotte than Carolina Panthers fans.

Blogger IsMishe September 24, 2015 11:03 AM  

I am a clock maker! Behold my dazzling ingenuity ... or not.

Blogger Feather Blade September 24, 2015 11:05 AM  

@27 :Diverse? You want diverse? I tell you what, at this university, the longer you stay here, diverse it gets!

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler September 24, 2015 11:05 AM  

Thanks for that info. I will let Viacom know how disgusted I am. I have been sending all sorts of mail to Fox.

Blogger RobertT September 24, 2015 11:25 AM  

How about a famous professor who claims to be American Indian but isn't? Is that diverse enough?

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler September 24, 2015 11:40 AM  

America is gone. That people in LA think it is right to show someone, a political figure no less, being sodomized to death. It is the height of depravity. It is sick.

Blogger Noah B #120 September 24, 2015 12:06 PM  

"How about a famous professor who claims to be American Indian but isn't? Is that diverse enough?"

The mentally ill are historically overrepresented in academia. If they truly wanted diversity, colleges would hire sane people.

Blogger Gaiseric ! September 24, 2015 12:13 PM  

@22: National Review is the most widely read joke site of them all.

Nobody reads National Review.

Blogger Aeroschmidt September 24, 2015 12:19 PM  

Wheeler, South Park is from Colorado not LA. Depravity is there schtick, it has been for a long time. As for being sodomised to death. That happens irl. Gaddafi went that way.

Blogger Aeroschmidt September 24, 2015 12:20 PM  

Wheeler, South Park is from Colorado not LA. Depravity is there schtick, it has been for a long time. As for being sodomised to death. That happens irl. Gaddafi went that way.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 24, 2015 12:35 PM  

"are first-generation college graduates,"

They have set the bar far too high!! This is very exclusionary!

I demand free college diploma's for drop-outs!!

(not really)

Blogger Geoff September 24, 2015 12:39 PM  

Wheeler, I wasn't too impressed with the last SP episode either. It was a big let down after the previous episode about the PC Bros, which was fantastic.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 12:43 PM  

Former NR writer The American Cuckservative is, as Hartiste put so well:
have more sympathy and understanding for avowed pedophiles than they do for “white nationalists” and “nativists”.


It's interesting that the Jewish writer Heartiste compared white nationalists to pedophiles.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 1:31 PM  

America is gone. That people in LA think it is right to show someone, a political figure no less, being sodomized to death. It is the height of depravity. It is sick.

OH NOES HOW DARE SOMEONE MOCK A POLITICIAN!

Blogger BunE22 September 24, 2015 1:38 PM  

Re: South Park

I'm not offended, that's the domain of SJWs. If you put yourself out there as a politician or celebrity you're up for ridicule and parody. I have no problem with that.

Parker and Stone are free speech advocates and I defend their right to free speech. The Jenner stuff was funny, the line in the song, "43 presidents to make us stand tall, just 1 black guy to unravel it all" was pretty good. They poked fun of females changing their mind (40 yrs later) about sex not being consensual. Garrison being sorry he's not sorry is something I can relate to. Raping Trump to death is probably what a lot of the Left would love to do, no new info there really. Cartman blaming the jew (Kyle) for wanting to bring down the culture of America; mocking or a touch of truth there?

I admit that sometimes I don't get the show. I'm not sure if they're making fun of some one/group or if they're pointing out truths in a comedic way. It's probably both therefore viewers can read it different ways. Whatever it is, as long as this is still America they have the right to say it, damn it!

Sorry I'm not sorry.

Blogger Student in Blue September 24, 2015 1:49 PM  

Yeah, this is not new Wheeler. Nothing is sacred to them, especially not a popular figure who's now in politics.

I like Trump, maybe not nearly as much as you do, and hope he continues to do well, but he is not a Messiah and beyond being mocked.

Blogger Gaiseric ! September 24, 2015 1:58 PM  

With regards to the National Review article: he's not wrong. A guy struggling with temptation, but not giving in to it deserves help and counseling. Sure. That said, way to spectacularly miss the point, in multiple ways.

1) Counseling isn't done publicly. Did this guy who wrote this article really think that going public with his struggles is going to help anyone? Way to buy into SJW affirmation and validation BS. Did he really think that the comments section of the article would give him any of the help or counseling that he needs?

2) Did the editors of Salon who agreed to post this article really do so out of a desire to get this guy help with his struggle? Did they really think that was in any way at all a reasonable expectation of having posted it? Do they even really think that he needs counseling? Do they even believe in the kind of Christian love for fellow man and charity that would lead to that kind of response?

It's not just about the guy and his problem in the article. It's also about nudging open the door to talk publicly about subjects that have been verboten for almost all of civilized history for good reason. So, Mr. NRO author, get off your freakin' self-righteous high horse and open your eyes.

Oh, and shut up. Nobody reads NRO anyway.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 24, 2015 3:00 PM  

@46 Skylark Thibedeau
I live in Charlotte now. The population is comprised of ex-pat New Yorkers and New Englanders who moved South to escape the inevitable results of their left wing policies and high taxes. They get down here and try to impose the same on the poor redneck rubes.

There are more Bills Giants and Patriots fans in Charlotte than Carolina Panthers fans.
---

That is the very definition of half-backs.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 24, 2015 3:03 PM  

@50 RobertT
How about a famous professor who claims to be American Indian but isn't? Is that diverse enough?
--

Oh yeah, i forgot about that guy. Wasn't he accusing all the people who died in the trade towers of being nazi's or some such?

He and Elizabeth Warren are Trans American Indian.
The poetry guy is Trans Oriental.
The BLM are both male and female Trans Black.

What more wonders will we find to add to this list?

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 3:17 PM  

That SP thing was over the top. More SJW lies to show rapes aren't happening and illegal invaders are as harmless as Canadian half-wits.

Did you watch the episode?

Blogger ray September 24, 2015 3:42 PM  

Except for five percent of critical research/development, turn them all into shelters for the American MEN made homeless by the feminist and PC New Education and New Workplaces of the past forty years. Marshmallow roast for the bell-cows beginning at Columbia. Where else?

Faculty and upper-administrative staff to the agricultural tracts. Where they can't propagandize, and can't continue to drain public wealth. Leaders of the Academic Politburo as fertilizer. Oh! such fields of splendor! sown with Offenses Officers and Discrimination Ombudspersons and Equalities Deans. Unless the earth spits them out of course. Which it might.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler September 24, 2015 3:45 PM  

Satirizing a political figure I can understand. I can understand making fun of Donald Trump.

Nowhere but nowhere is there any excuse for "sodomizing to death" anywhere near art, satire, free speech. When fifty years ago, you couldn't show people kissing and now, something that attracts adolescents and teenagers, and they think it is funny to "sodomize to death"? I wouldn't use that for Clinton, Hussein, or the Devil. It's just the height of depravity, sickness and utter lack of humanity. It ain't cool. It is beyond anything I know of. It is Sick. And to know that fifty or more people were involved with this, and someone okayed this?

As Jesus said, you know someone by the fruit they produce and if this is what America produces, then it needs to go the way of Sodom and Gomorrah and it will. You know the Muslims were man enough to do a Charlie Hebdo.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 3:49 PM  

I wouldn't use that for Clinton, Hussein, or the Devil.

No True Spartan objects to sodomy.

Blogger ray September 24, 2015 3:53 PM  

"Diverse? You want diverse? I tell you what, at this university, the longer you stay here, diverse it gets!'


I tell ya I tell ya, once there was a Chinaman and a . . . wait, an Oriental transvestite and . . . whoops sorry, I meant an Asian-identified-nongendered faunal representative and a . . .

Blogger Geoff September 24, 2015 4:15 PM  

The sodomy didn't bug me as much as the pro-immigration stance.

Blogger Josh September 24, 2015 4:18 PM  

The sodomy didn't bug me as much as the pro-immigration stance.

I'm not sure their stance is pro immigration. The episode did a great job of portraying the effects of immigration.

Blogger Geoff September 24, 2015 4:45 PM  

Josh, you think so? They certainly mocked the heck out of the anti-immigration crowd as rednecks.

But Trump took the worst beating. Of course, the Canadian Trump took a literal beating! In the case of the American Trump (Garrison), it was more figurative.

Blogger Fred September 24, 2015 7:18 PM  

“We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, those who have faced economic hardship, are first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these issues.”

Sounds like a great opportunity for a Southern white male member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He can teach a course about the importance of the Christian faith and the traditional family as a source of strength and resilience from the invention of the cotton gin to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act and the disastrous effect upon African Americans of abandoning those two bedrock pricinples of American culture. I can't think of a more "underrepresented" group or more important topic.

Blogger Jim Milo September 24, 2015 7:41 PM  

The Irving Oil web page has a token 'diversity' page but the people retooling the Saint John refinery look pretty white to me. Oh, they meant French, bienl sûr. Je suis un Acadien fier, employez-moi maintenant!

Everyone dumps on the Canadian French but they've figure out how to game SJWs. Pepsi outsells Coke by a wide margin in Quebec for the same reason it does in Arab countries. Have heard many stories of les maudites juifs de Parisbuying up all the good condos.

Blogger Geir Balderson September 25, 2015 2:00 AM  

Yes, Pepsi is a true spirited cola. It has excellent depth and is slightly fruity with cherry, plum and with rooty spice notes. The cinnamon and pineapple hints surprise the tongue with a hearty rape of your taste buds. I love the perky acid finish that satisfies!

Coke is so parochial. It is harsh and almost flowery with bland rose petal aromas. It does try to pull itself up with red and black berry flavors but but leaves the mouth in a grassy confusion. That said, the concoction falls flat with its intense all too sugar beet sweetness that leaves teeth aching like a fresh filling. Finally, a brief crisp acidity wave teases you into a high peak but then crashes too quickly to be refreshing. A sad ending.

OpenID Jack Amok September 25, 2015 2:50 AM  

I stumbled across a StackExcange question regarding academia today (my, they have branched out...). The question was:

"In my field of research, it is common to include a supervisor as a co-author of a student's PhD research related papers. A supervisor mainly contributes by helping to improve the writing of a paper...a supervisor does not contribute anything directly related to a research carried in a paper, for instance, a supervisor may not even understand a method used in a paper...I want to know how a supervisor explains to a new PhD student that he/she should include a supervisor's name in his/her papers.

It's Nigerian Scam Turtles all the way down. The whole fucking industry is a Ponzi scheme. A crock of a farce of a Ponzi scheme. It's not enough to have their graduate students teach their classes for them, they need them writing their papers too. About the only thing tenure track profs won't leave up to their grad students is molesting drunken co-eds.

Pave the whole thing and start over.

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