Ethnic Studies

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RES Revs ‘Em Up

Jul 10, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Race & Ethnicity Studies needn't lead to political activism—it just always seems to.

My Review of Bawer’s The Victim’s Revolution

Sep 19, 2012 by George Leef |

Bawer has written a terrific exposé of the pseudo-academic fad of "identity studies" courses and programs.

The Trap of Minority Studies Programs

Jun 13, 2012 by John M. Ellis |

CAS President John Ellis discusses the academic weakness and heavy ideological freight in most minority studies programs.

Lacking Critical Scrutiny and Oversight

May 16, 2012 by George Leef |

Black Studies programs have not had critical scrutiny and oversight, but that might change.

Arizona Embraces K-12 “Ignorance”

Jan 03, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

We thought it was reason to celebrate when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2281 into law, mercifully eliminating a Chicano Studies curriculum - La Raza Studies, as it was also called. Today however, one of the regular "brainstormers"…

UCSD Prof Gains Tenure Aiding Illegal Aliens

Nov 22, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

This video (h/t The Blaze) excerpts interviews of two UCSD professors, Micha Cardenas and Ricardo Dominguez, who advocate the dissolution of the United States. Professor Dominguez states that he won tenure at UCSD by designing…

Ethnic Studies Teachers Sue to Reinstate La Raza Programs

Nov 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Arizona banned La Raza studies courses from its schools earlier this year, but eleven ethnic studies teachers are fighting to bring the radical programs back.

Arizona Ends Divisive Chicano Studies in Schools

May 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Arizona has passed a bill to end La Raza studies, which taught elementary school students to see America as a clash between whites and Chicanos.

Ivory Tower Teaching Explains Fort Hood

Nov 17, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

Cross-posted from Phi Beta Cons: In the aftermath of the Fort Hood massacre, and the mounting evidence that the shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, was motivated by Islamist beliefs, the MSM is calling for…

On Fat Studies

Oct 26, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts |

Abigail Alger at Reformer's Blog has a good article on "Why Fat Studies (and All Identity Studies) Hurt Higher Education":

But Fat Studies, like all identity studies, begins with the end in mind. The conclusions…

“What Story Could I Tell to Prove My Worth?”

Oct 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Over at I have an article, "The Dark Side of Diversity," about how the diversity movement punishes even its supporters. Melissa Hart, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, told how she got lost in the diversity…

Leach’s Big Reach

Oct 14, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Jim Leach, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, wants to correct Americans' "disrespectful" attitude towards Muslim culture by giving the NEH a new theme: "Bridging Cultures." He is also annoyed at…

Brown Hires Radical Professor

Oct 09, 2009 by stephenbeale |

Brown University this fall added Chinua Achebe to the faculty of its Africana Studies Department. Achebe is a prominent postcolonial writer from Nigeria who has called Joseph Conrad a "bloody racist" and claimed his classic work,…

U Arizona Celebrates Chicano Walk-Out Day with a Teach-In

Sep 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

La Raza studies, teaching students that white America is the enemy, lives on in American public education.

More Researchers Try to Measure Diversity’s Effects

Feb 19, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

They find that grouping students by race deepens a sense of victimization.

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