The report was drafted by Harvard’s 46-person “Inclusion and Belonging Task Force”, though no speaking engagement for Barney the Dinosaur has been announced.

Free speech is not the only thing under attack on campuses in the U.S. Even prestigious universities like Harvard are making efforts to reduce the educational aspect of college, favoring inclusivity over academics. Critical thinking hasn’t been particularly popular in recent months, and double standards are all the rage. Harvard University’s history of slavery doesn’t seem to have instigated any riots, and nobody seems to be calling for the destruction of anything on campus, though someone did complain about the Law School’s seal once. The task force’s report does recommend changing some of the symbolism to be more inclusive, granted, but that’s a far cry from criminal vandalism taking place everywhere else.

The report doesn’t seem to have been proofread, though the specific recommendations in the report suggest that bad grammar may just be part of the plan, as language proficiency is a standard “indicator of excellence,” which the strike team opposes.

Section C states that the school should avoid “over-reliance on indicators of excellence that systematically favor historically dominant groups”, though these indicators are generally associated with professional success just as much as educational. The “system” they’re trying to dodge is, after all, just the world. Indicators of success that systematically favor historically dominant groups include things like; writing, reading comprehension, math, critical thinking, and problem solving. While these skills are largely useless for Gender Studies students, they are critical for success of any sort outside the campus setting.

The prestigious nature of the Ivy League does put a focus of the education on leadership, and this report makes a commitment to “preparing students for inclusive leadership in the world at and beyond Harvard,” though eliminating the stringency of education makes real-world leadership virtually impossible. Rest assured, if you’re unable to comprehend an email written above the 6th grade level, or write an email above the 6th grade level, for that matter, you’re unlikely to find yourself in a position of leadership anywhere except a campus safe space or inclusivity task force.

Ironically, Harvard’s already more inclusive than reality, with a wildly misrepresentative demographic breakdown of student admissions ethnicity. Apparently, 50.9% of admissions are non-whites, despite the fact that 73.6% of the nation is white. Granted, 12.4 percent are international, but that hardly makes up a difference that large. While African Americans have a proportionally representative admission rate – They makes up 14.6 percent of admissions, compared to 12.6 percent of the population nationally. – Asian Americans are over-represented by a factor of roughly four. Asian Americans make up only 5.1 percent of the U.S. population, but 22.2 percent of Harvard’s 2017 admissions. I was under the impression that the “Asians are smart” stereotype was racist, but Harvard’s managed to institutionalize that stereotype without causing any protests. Though I expect that was necessary to keep the rate of STEM degrees from plummeting, and being replaced by flocks of Gender Studies students.

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  • Lee Wro

    That’s because they’re much more reliable and easy to control if they’re uneducated.

    • Dante Alighieri ????

      bingo
      the dumber the people, the more secure the 1 percent
      ancient princes in ancient lands knew this
      harvard is simply the priests of the Nile placating neurotic kings

      • Lee Wro

        Except these kings are facing a downward slide at the moment, and their uneducated minions are going to provide nothing but blood. Sad, really.

    • Pratim Gupta

      Exactly, modern slaves. the less they know, more we control

  • RBLan

    When do you suppose that nobody will even bother to keep statistics on the racial composition of any institution, simply because it won’t occur to anyone that a particular genetic heritage among members is relevant to any institution’s mission? I mean, in the absence of racialist irrationality, how could it be?

    Does anyone suppose that an organization devoted to the study and celebration of, for example, ancient Greek culture, would benefit by limiting membership to those with a certain “Greek DNA” profile? If not, then how could anyone care about the DNA profile of an entire university community, which certainly doesn’t restrict its interests to particular genetic or cultural groups?

    Or am I asking too many questions?

    • Dante Alighieri ????

      “When do you suppose that nobody will even bother to keep statistics on the racial composition of any institution”

      Never (and that’s being optimistic)

  • Jesse James

    I think Harvard, like many of their gender studies students, needs to be held back a grade in the worldwide elementary school of critical thinking. Once the gold standard for ethics and achievement in education, business, and technology; Harvard is a joke.

    The reason they can get away with this, being such an old institution, is that they have soo much money stashed away. Their alumni, who are overly-represented in the elite, will fight tooth and nail for them. They don’t need any help.

    But they do need to be taken down several pegs!

    Because when one of their students conducts this level of idiocy, they are automatically held back. Apparently, only if they’re white. I think Harvard’s reputation needs to be forever tarnished. Future generations of Harvard students can bring it back to what it was. But it certainly won’t be this, or the past several generations of Harvard grads.

    They are thinking emotionally, not critically. Harvard of all places should have a better grasp on the difference. I don’t believe this is all intentional!

  • Dante Alighieri ????

    uwrite — Asian Americans make up only 5.1 percent of the U.S. population, but 22.2 percent of Harvard’s 2017 admissions. I was under the impression that the “Asians are smart” stereotype was racist, but Harvard’s managed to institutionalize that stereotype without causing any protests.

    pending

  • DEPLORABLE Grandma Susan

    The school gets its fame from having been known for excellence since inception. But now it states “…over-reliance on indicators of excellence” is somehow wrong?

    Then, why does the world need Harvard?

    • Dante Alighieri ????

      they have an endowment in the (hundreds of?) billions
      tax free, if you please

      harvard is like cool sneekers that cost thousands or pop art that costs millions
      there’s neither rhyme nor reason
      all tax free

    • Disproportional

      WAVE! I hope you are well?

      • DEPLORABLE Grandma Susan

        I am well! And you? Where have you been hiding?

        • Disproportional

          Moved about 1000 miles from where I was. I have been slowly coming back online since the move was a bit expensive. I am awesome thanks.

  • Timothy Kevin Ready

    “Over-indicators of excellence”; let’s have a world of no beauty, no excellence, no genius, no creative thought, nothing but a dumbed down milieu of robots who follow an ideology of pure worship w/ no questioning and no way to express the glory of the Individual.
    In other words, let’s have Islam by another name: Liberal “Diversity”…

  • rwg1949yt .

    Being educated is racist these days. NY state discourages reading competency for teachers. U of Washington identifies error free language as racist. Math is racist. Apparently being able to research topics, think critically about them, and then convey your findings to an audience without sounding like you are a pimp or drug dealer or developmentally impaired is racist. It means you are clever and probably not a street criminal or democrat.