Orwellian indeed!

A former Duke professor is sounding the alarm over “anti-racism”

A former Duke University psychology and neuroscience professor, John Staddon, wrote a critique of the Duke president’s recent statement on “anti-racism,” calling part of it “Orwellian.”

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Duke University President Vincent Price sent a letter to the Duke community explaining the steps that the school would take as the nation “confronts the horror of police violence against Black people, amidst the backdrop of systemic racial inequities and injustices that have been laid bare by the pandemic.”

Price called for Duke to “incorporate anti-racism into our curricula and programs across the university, requiring that every Duke student—in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs—learns of the nature of structural racism and inequity.”

In his response, Staddon addressed the assumptions behind Price’s statement, as well as the actions Price proposed for the Duke community.

Pointing to the fact that Black people have held and currently hold positions of power in the highest levels of government, Staddon cast doubt upon Price’s assumption that Black people experience “the daily oppression of racism” to a significant degree.

Addressing Price’s self-described feelings of remorse as a White person, Staddon noted that “Unless the discussion can be moved from feelings to facts, no harmony is possible. Empathy, guilt, and good intentions are a dodgy basis for sweeping resolutions.”

Staddon said that Price’s use of the phrases “lived experiences,” “personal transformation,” and “do that work” struck him more like “psychotherapy or a call to religious conversion than a policy prescription.”

Ah, yes, the “re-Education camps” will be everywhere if the left gets its way. From pre-school, to grade school, high school, and college, and even in the workplace the gospel of WOKE will be spread, and refusal to participate? Sure, but do not plan on attending college or holding many jobs. That is what is coming folks, it is past time we the people said ENOUGH!

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