Midwest College Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, Maleness, Whiteness, Heterosexuality’

Now they’re teaching white kids to hate themselves and their country.

It’s an Obama world…
A class taught at Butler University in Indianapolis asks students to disavow their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness and heterosexuality” while in class.
The College Fix reported:

A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices.

The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue of social justice.”

“Language that is truly inclusive affirms sexuality, racial and ethnic backgrounds, stages of maturity, and degrees of limiting conditions,” the syllabus states, referencing a definition created by the United Church of Christ.

The syllabus of the class, called Political Science 201: Research and Analysis, goes on to ask students “to write and speak in a way that does not assume American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status, etc. to be the norm.” It is taught by a black, female professor.

In an interview with The College Fix, Jay Howard, dean of Butler’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, denied this practice essentially presumes every student who walks through the door is a racist or misogynist.

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  • bigL

    “…and stand-up to use the toilet”

  • Freddy

    Cut off ALL government funding of this entire university. No one should be paying ANYTHING for such a WORTHLESS education.

  • Navy seal

    What the fu#k????

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  • Alec Rawls

    They are teaching a political ideology and are apparently grading and enforcing discipline on the basis of adherance to that ideology. How is this a legitimate class? The teacher should be fired and and the class dissolved.

  • shadow

    Being a private university in a free country, shouldn’t it be allowed to teach what it wants, and have the market decide whether people want to attend?

  • Richard A Nygaard

    So they want you to write from the perspective of a poor lesbian mexican woman. Also any AFRICAN aMERICAN would qualify as a non-American. +2.5 bonus points if she is an “it”, ehem, transgender. +5 points if its a man living as a woman. +7.5 points if its a woman living as a man but pregnant!! +5 Bonus points if it is handicapped (no bonus if it is handicapped because of a military related injury, i.e. vetren) +.25 points for every year of being on some form of government assistance (Food stamps, section 8 housing, welfare, and yes you can double dip). All points are tripled if you are actually in one of the categories listed above. If you can prove 70 true points you dont have to attend any of the classes or take any of the tests you receive an automatic passing grade

  • Richard A Nygaard

    Forgot to add, its +25 points if you are pregnant when you start the class but can show proof of an abortion before the final exam.

  • Navy seal

    “shadow”
    I’ve been reading your posts all day long… You are nothing but a liberal piece of sh!t!! And NO that should not be allowed… I can tell by reading your comments today that you are a racist son of a bit(h!!!!!!

  • Gregor

    To #6 Shadow …

    Would you ask the same question and feel the same way if a major University was teaching kids that all blacks are stupid, homosexuals are worthless mentally sick deviants, and liberals eat Mexican babies for snacks?

    I didn’t think so. Now go back to smoking your weed.

  • Not Likely

    Anybody care to explain what’s wrong with this? People go to college to explore and expand their horizons, and to ultimately reach their own conclusions. You’re not supposed to stay boxed in.

  • bobdog

    Well I suppose so, Shadow. And I’m sure you feel the same way about a course that demanded that students understand what American values, manliness, whiteness, heterosexuality, and middle-class status were all about.

    Can’t imagine many liberals signing up for that one.

  • Navy seal

    We’re waiting shadow, you worthless piece of sh!t!!!!!

  • robotech master

    I’m sorry but the ppl attacking shadow are leftwing nutbags. If the school is taking no government funding(not that any college should be allowed near government funding in the first place) then who cares. Let them be racist bigots there… thats part of america… the right to hate each other. People who demand the thought police come back and adjust these people’s thoughts are no different then any other version of the thought police.

    This is also why we have guns and self defense… so that when retarded racist bigots from this school drive up and start shat you can shoot them.

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  • Navy seal

    I am no leftwing nut bag son!!

  • shadow

    Would you ask the same question and feel the same way if a major University was teaching kids that all blacks are stupid, homosexuals are worthless mentally sick deviants, and liberals eat Mexican babies for snacks?

    Yeah. In fact I believe they call in Bob Jones. And I have yet to call for its abolition.

  • Richard A Nygaard

    I agree they should be able to teach what they want, but articles like this need to be written so that the news gets out about what is going on and where it is going on. That way its not a surprise after you have spent a year at the school and you realize you have to take this woman’s class.

  • shadow

    you are a racist son of a bit(h!!!!!!

    Please feel free to point out anything I have written that is racist. Or is this just the way you cope, when you can’t cope.

  • AmericaWILL

    If a syllabus included language of disavowing your “Mexican-ness, feminism, blackness, homosexuality, and lower class status” there would be marches and protests against the school.

    Parents should pull their kids out immediately. They aren’t paying for an education. They’re paying for brain-washing.

  • kato

    It’s a chimp’s world.

  • shadow

    I agree they should be able to teach what they want, but articles like this need to be written so that the news gets out about what is going on and where it is going on.

    Articles, yes. Like this, not so much. Articles here are always presented with more than an average dose of hyperbole. If I had any interest in this school or class, which I don’t, I’d look elswhere for less biased information. Everything here sound as if it comes from the pages of a far-right Enquirer.

  • Navy seal

    “shadow”
    You are the racist son of a bit(h.. Apparently you are not American, because of you were you would not go against American-ness

  • shadow

    I am no leftwing nut bag son!!

    True, your definitely not “leftwing.”

  • shadow

    Apparently you are not American, because of you were you would not go against American-ness

    Ummm … “American-ness” is not a race.

  • Navy seal

    “shadow”
    I work with people like you everyday.. You are nothing but liberal fuc#ing TRASH that wants to argue with someone behind your computer… It’s real fuc#ing easy to do that, but what about FACE to FACE!!!! Do you want to do that son of a bit(h……..

  • Richard A Nygaard

    Shadow, hold on a second. This article is very short and concise. Its basically nothing more than a review of the syllabus for the class. I cant speak for the rest of the articles on this web page as I have not viewed any that come to mind but on this topic I see mostly fact from the syllabus as the meat of the article.

  • Richard A Nygaard

    Navy seal we probably see eye to eye on the issue however you are not going to win anyone over with this tact. Is shadow a super lib? Probably, but threatening people over an internet post? Come on.

    A guy who calls himself Navy seal acting like this? I dont get it. I spent 12 years in the navy the seals I met were always much more reserved than this. Do you expect him to give you his address and you two to meet up and duke it out over this post?

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  • shadow

    Richard #27,
    In this case, it is subtle, but it is still there. First, most of the actual quotes are mere snippets, posted out of context. But this is what can be derived from what is there. The actual words were, “to write and speak in a way that does not assume American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status, etc. to be the norm.” Which then becomes “disregard their ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status.’” And ends up in the headline as,“Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, Maleness, Whiteness, Heterosexuality’

    Disregard is a far cry from disavow.

    But mostly, I get a kick out of these “small government” types when they show their true colors.

  • Navy seal

    No I don’t, but the things he is saying is irrelevant… He is a true lib.. I am a true conservative & believe in what is right but when I come on these post & see what people are saying, I can’t hold back!!! I work with lots of marines everyday & they think the same way I do…. (white & black marines).. Just saying!!!

  • Traylor Trasch

    I disavowed my Redskin/Beaner hybrid racial background at Parris Island in ’73, as everyone around me was essentially green.

  • shadow

    wants to argue with someone behind your computer

    We’re not arguing. I’m discussing and you are having an expletive laced temper-tantrum.

  • Navy seal

    “Richard A”
    The thing about it is, WE will be fighting for these libs rights if AMERICA keeps going in the path it’s going… What do you think shadow is going to be doing?????

  • Richard A Nygaard

    I agree, physical conflict over political issues is coming, its a matter of when not if.

  • Richard A Nygaard

    I re-read what you wrote I dont think you were saying what I am saying but yes I agree with that too. But Americans have been fighting for peoples right to disagree since the states were formed. I think its going to be an internal fight for a second time and probably sooner than most think.

  • Navy seal

    Yes Sir you are right!!! I am sorry if I offended anyone tonight… May God Bless all of you!!!

  • shadow what about a class that requires you to forget your immigrant-ness, your womanhood, your blackness or whateverness, your homosexuality, or your low-classness. if you think it would be okay, then tell me in what university in america it would be tolerated before people of your political persuasion would shut it down.

    who knows what hypocrisy lurks in the minds of men? the shadow knows.

  • Radegunda

    Disavow? Um, not quite. “Does not assume to be the norm” is not the same as “disavow.”

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  • Steven

    Sure, I can disregard all that – when the professor disregards her liberal-ness, her black-ness, her female-ness, her tenured-status-ness, her STATUS as a professor and me as a student, her class-warfare-ness, her homo-centrist-anti-hetero-bigotry-ness, and her perpetual greivence-mongering-ness.

    THEN we’d be on an equal footing.

  • Tabby

    #41 Steven – Well said man. That sums it up beautifully 🙂

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  • squeaky

    “…..sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices.” the bright side being if so few showed up there would be no need for a class. she is who she is and her choice of class material shows it.

  • Doug Wakeman

    I guess the black female professor is not yet proud of her country for the first time in her adult life.

  • RickZ

    I think the students should disavow the ‘professor’s’ @ssholiness — to his face and in class.

  • Economan

    Great, a parasitic bunch of self-loathing vermin preaching self-hatred. I’m assuming that’s how miserable these people go through life. Piss on ’em.

  • RickZ

    Ummm … “American-ness” is not a race.
    ———–

    Neither is Mexican a race, nor islam a race, but they seem fine to be ‘races’ with proglibtards.

  • J

    Here in MA, starting at least ten years ago, the students were asked/told to give up their first amendment rights (freedom of speech)and remain mute for one day a week in support of homosexuality. The peer pressure and pressure from the teachers/administration was pretty extreme and most children were cowed into submission.

  • Portia

    I’m not sure this is what MLK had in mind for his people’s civil rights.

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  • Dorothy Rabe

    I assume it’s for the purpose of discussion.

  • Hugh

    Gosh, dare I say it, this class is as sexist and racist as you can get. Why would ANYONE tolerate such dehumanizing drivel?

  • Sasja

    I would suggest everyone start taking a hard look at what goes on in the classrooms of your local elementary and secondary schools. This did not begin at the college level.

  • saveus

    Shut the whole school down
    What a waste of american talent.

  • RickZ

    #51 Dorothy Rabe commented:

    I assume it’s for the purpose of discussion.

    Any class that bases discussions on ‘social justice’ is a POS course, with a POS ‘professor’.

    I’m sure there will be plenty of classroom discussion as long as the discussion agrees with Professor Totalitarian Social Justice.

  • PatriotWoman

    Folks, this is just yet another example of what is wrong with our institutions of higher learning. Most, not all, but most, universities and colleges adhere to speech codes, diversity guidelines, gender neutral speech, and political correctness run amok. All universities, with the exception of one that I know of, take in government funding thereby allowing the government to form their codes and curriculum policies that conform to the government’s expectations of said codes and guidelines.

    This is happening all across our country! Folks, wake up. The idea of sending your child to a university or college in this country and not seeing this crap is ludicrous and an exercise in stupidity. Even so-called private, religious universities that receive some federal funding must adhere to the government mandates about diversity and political correctness. Hello, Georgetown ring a bell?!? Contraceptives. . .

    The ONLY college in the entire United States that I am aware of that receives absolutely NO federal funding, by choice, is Hillsdale College. This college is free to be free from such ridiculous guidelines of political correctness.

    American-ness is being redefined to be nothing identifiable. Are you getting it by now?

  • Avis

    I would like this propagandist er I mean teacher to disavow his pension. We can donate his pension to the poor, the non male, non white poor, of course!

  • Tom in CA

    6 Shadow…

    I guess with your reasoning then it is OK to teach the virtues of the KKK?

  • Yea they tried that in France….not too happy about it now.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8cHQgmc_ls

  • MWTexas

    “The syllabus of the class, called Political Science 201: Research and Analysis, goes on to ask students “to write and speak in a way that does not assume American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status, etc. to be the norm.” It is taught by a black, female professor.”

    So instead students should “write and speak in a way that assumes African-Amercian-ness, femaleness, blackness, homosexuality, ghetto status, you dig yo?

    First assignment? Pick a term paper topic and discuss: (1) “How I be crackin” (2) “Upside yo head bitch” (3) “Obama gonna pay my mortgage”

  • The Elector of Saxony

    Your kids have had this garbage pounded into their heads for almost 3 decades now. Why do you think your sons try to talk and act like the mentally deficient blacks they see on TV, and emulate the idiots on the sports field and the hip hop video, rather then emulating their own outstanding heritage of intellectual and artistic achievement? Why do you think your White daughters seem to be in a death race to obliterate their White DNA by race-mixing with black men who abandon their offspring at breathtaking rates, who have an average IQ of 80, and who, as adults, have the same average emotional IQ as a 13-year-old White male?

    But why have the truth, when you can have tasty, tasty lies? Everyone is equal, and Africa had flying cars and White Europeans stole the plans for the palace of Versailles and the Cathedral of Notre Dame from an African king called Balunga-nguma-humma-humma-dkembaringo. See? It’s easy to lie. Oh, and Galileo was black. And so was Mozart. And Maya Angelou is better than Shakespeare.

  • snewb

    have the market decide whether people want to attend?

    No the market doesn’t.
    Your major or minor selected field of study requires you to take certain classes to gain credits towards graduation.

  • RickZ

    #58 Tom in CA commented:

    6 Shadow…

    I guess with your reasoning then it is OK to teach the virtues of the KKK?

    Well, the KKK was founded by Dems and has been the violent arm of the Democrat Party for over a hundred years now and counting.

  • Jerry C

    Reminds me of a speech I did in Speech Class on the affects of second-hand smoke on non-smokers (particularly children) back in the 6th or 7th grade. The teacher gave me a D, even though it was well done & all the other children thought I did a superb job.

    I asked the teacher how she derived at a D and she told me she was a smoker. I learned pretty damn quick as a kid that day that the teacher was a “god” controlling my grade; and if I wanted an A, I’d better learn how to “manipulate” the teacher in order to get it. Got my A then and onward in libturd University and never looked back. Concerning teachers & school, facts be damned!!

  • RL

    This is a bit late in the thread, but as a college professor [and Vet] heading for “semi-retirement” in great part for just the reasons that have caused the outbreaks on this thread, I can sympathize with many of you. In fact, when the weak minded, pseudo-intellectual professorial morons push garbage such as this silly fool at Butler, it reminds me that perhaps all who react with such disgust have a point. Certainly you have reacted with the deep horror for real evil that our encroaching national lack of character and “free phone, free gas” and attacks on imagined, ongoing persecution has caused. For those of you full of your self-righteous drivel about the selling of such garbage in academia, I’d suggest that you review the true, thousand+-year-old rolls of “college” – of preserving past knowledge *and* challenging young people to learn such knowledge BEFORE they have a chance to remake the world in some absurd youthful, ignorant, wish-it-were-as-I-wish-it-were unreality. The same protected, married-to-the-state-institution moron writing this “syllabus” is the same as the sick, effete professor who in the late 60’s made me drop out of the whole scene with his preaching how evil we all were [though most of us couldn’t even vote] for the Vietnam era in a class having NOTHING to do with politics or social concerns. I served, came back, and see the same sickness in high-IQ morons trying to socially re-engineer anything they feel guilt about. Teaching young people, if it is to mean anything, is teaching them to respect the past, think for themselves, argue with the mind, accept that their arguments are not infallible, and, if they win, be gracious about it, not full of imagined, untrue historical resentment for activities that their “own people” have engaged in at least as much as their imagined “adversaries”. I would say “A pox on all of them”, but are they worth even that?

  • robotech master

    #16 November 28, 2012 at 12:46 am
    Navy seal commented:

    “I am no leftwing nut bag son!!”

    Really every post you’ve made so far is classic collectivist oppressive, totalitarian, socialist crazy. The rightwing doesn’t use the government to force people to believe certain beliefs period. Using the government to force someone to believe something no matter what that belief is is leftwing period. It doesn’t matter if its blacks good, whites bad or anything else.

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  • Flintstone F.

    This professor understands the human being about as well as the occupy crowd.

    I want you all to make decisions based on nothing at all. Play in traffic for instance.

  • cal rifkin

    Enough is enough! This has Got To Stop!

  • Butlergirl

    I am a butler student and this is not an accurate representation of our university. Just because one professor stated this, which I do not feel is correct and would probably drop the class if I was in it, it is not correct to make the assumption that all Butler University courses are like this. I have had so many wonderful classes here and great professors that I feel that its ridiculous for people to say these awful things about my university. Do not jump to conclusions if you are uninformed about what you are talking about.

  • DMG

    shadow what about a class that requires you to forget … your homosexuality
    As I recall, there was an institution that once did just that, and it lasted for decades. I believe it was called the US Army.

    How do you feel about golf clubs that exclude blacks? Or women?

    who knows what hypocrisy lurks in the minds of men? the shadow knows.
    And points it out, whenever possible.

  • DMG

    Sure, I can disregard all that – when the professor disregards her liberal-ness, her black-ness, her female-ness …

    How do you know she doesn’t?

  • DMG

    Neither is Mexican a race, nor islam a race, but they seem fine to be ‘races’ with proglibtards.

    So what are you pleading, here? Justifiable Ignorance? Are you endeavoring to become that which you hate?

  • DMG

    Shut the whole school down

    What law have they violated? Or are we now governing via knee-jerk reaction?

  • DMG

    I guess with your reasoning then it is OK to teach the virtues of the KKK?

    That depends on what you mean by OK. Do I find it commendable? No. But is it legal? Yes.

    Should the Westboro Baptist Church be allowed to exist? How about the Council of Conservative Citizens? CAUTION: This is a mighty slippery slope you all are treading.

  • DMG

    Your major or minor selected field of study requires you to take certain classes to gain credits towards graduation.

    And in what field of study is this class required?

  • MJ

    I hope that soon, we go totally broke and they are starving.
    Then, we’ll see how much of this absolute sh*t they teach will be worth

  • robotech master

    #72 November 28, 2012 at 11:07 am
    DMG commented:

    Sure, I can disregard all that – when the professor disregards her liberal-ness, her black-ness, her female-ness …

    “How do you know she doesn’t?”

    By reading what she wrote… duh. When one writes that it is much like hitler writing we must not look through the world as a jews. American, white maleness in college 99% of the time means freedom loving capitalist and that one should turn away from freedom loving capitalism to oppressive collectivist socialism. The face that she expressly cites the “american male whiteness” is pretty clear cut this is a demand for collectivism.

    #73 November 28, 2012 at 11:11 am
    DMG commented:

    Neither is Mexican a race, nor islam a race, but they seem fine to be ‘races’ with proglibtards.

    “So what are you pleading, here? Justifiable Ignorance? Are you endeavoring to become that which you hate?”

    What are you claiming by this comment? Thats its ok for mexicans to be a race but not americans? How about ayrans being a race? Japanese a race? Are you claiming that we were racist against japs in WW2? Your comment makes zero sense…

  • mg4us

    Course is taught by African Queen Robin Turner
    http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-521&va=Robin+Turner+butler

    Formerly from the Peoples Republic of Berkley. . . probably a leftist radical and socialist too!

    She is a poor professor. . Focused on Africa at the expense of the world. .
    See how students rate her poorly
    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1566666

    I say no taxpayer money for her or kids going to her class. . .

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  • Cactus

    #76 November 28, 2012 at 11:37 am
    DMG commented:

    Your major or minor selected field of study requires you to take certain classes to gain credits towards graduation.

    And in what field of study is this class required?

    Being a sophomore-level class, it’s probably required for a political science major.

  • DMG

    Neither is Mexican a race, nor islam a race, but they seem fine to be ‘races’ with proglibtards.

    “So what are you pleading, here? Justifiable Ignorance? Are you endeavoring to become that which you hate?”

    What are you claiming by this comment? Thats its ok for mexicans to be a race but not americans? How about ayrans being a race? Japanese a race? Are you claiming that we were racist against japs in WW2? Your comment makes zero sense…

    Quite the contrary. Mexican is a nationality, as is American. Islam is a religion. Calling American a race is no different than calling Mexican and Islam a race, a practice the poster apparently abhors, based on the name-calling involved.

  • robotech master

    #82 November 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    DMG commented:

    “Quite the contrary. Mexican is a nationality, as is American. Islam is a religion. Calling American a race is no different than calling Mexican and Islam a race, a practice the poster apparently abhors, based on the name-calling involved.”

    No shat, your comment still makes no sense… unless of course your arguing that americans, mexicans, etc your pick and chose are/is race/s. Once again your comment makes no sense.

  • RickZ

    Islam is a religion an all-encompassing social, political and personal ideology which has total control of the individual as the goal, i.e., totalitarianism. pisslam has nothing to do with religion except on the most superficial level — and one easily bought into by proglibtards. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is more of a religion than is pisslam. Suicide bomb much?

  • gm1230126

    @shadow maybe that would be fair if they told students they would lay this kind of crap on them and call it cirriculum in advance of collecting the tuition dollars. It’s force ideology no matter what way you spin it

  • Indianapolis Patriot

    Can you name the professor who called for this garbage in the name of education? That way she can be publicly shamed and humiliated.

    I notice her name was not mentioned in the article – isn’t she proud of her ideas? Doesn’t she want the world to know what a glittering example of ignorance she is? Any student or parent of a student at Butler needs to know who this is so that she can be avoided as a teacher at all costs.

  • dr. theo

    I have had a long and close association with Butler University. The perennial lament within the administration is Butler’s lack of “diversity.” It’s an expensive, mostly white, upper-class school and attracting “minorities” has long been a top concern. I see this class as marketing. I expect to see more. Word of this controversial class will percolate through the community and will doubtless usher a few America-hating, white-hating “minority” students through the doors of Jordan Hall.