If you have been unaware recently a college professor by the name of Saida Grundy got some ire rightly leveled at her for some tweets she made. You can read one of many articles on this incident here. In short, if you are white and male she thinks you are the source of all the problems on college campuses and in the world. I am used to such things by now living in the western world. In a world that is quote “trying to make all things equal” I find myself watching it try to make my color and sex feel bad for all the problems of the world that we are somehow lesser human beings. Grundy’s most troubling quote to me if she truly knew her history is the one where she describes white males as THE problem population. She should realize such narrow-minded bigotry was used against her own race and sex and she is practically quoting the such racists and sexists word for word.
I have never understood the mentality that says that way to fight evil is with more evil. As one of those people about to add to ‘THE problem population” soon by going back to school, the nature of higher education will probably start to concern me more and more. I particularly am interested in if higher education is real about educating or indoctrination. The thing is I have experience indoctrination and immunized myself against it a long time ago. It is no secret, that the vast majority of college professors are more along the lines of liberals and Democrats. Fine for me, my response to such bias is to simply sharpen my metaphorical sword to a better point. My response to evil is to point it out and take a higher road.
I do not think anyone should feel they should submit to the idea they are lesser based on factors they had no control over. I am white and male but I had little decision to be either. Both of these things should neither be a source of pride or shame for me. To take pride or shame in such things is like being proud or ashamed that you got up in the morning or have the ability to eat. People who try to make you ashamed because of the color of you skin or the nature of your sexual organs are without a doubt the racists and sexists of the world and should be called out for it.
I think this is why civil rights groups and feminism in general are having a hard time getting universal support. In the case of feminism they are actually losing ground as even women are abandoning them because of this radical agenda of #Killallmen and others like it are starting to show a good chunk of the movement rightly as nuts. It also doesn’t help your credibility if you keep quoting false statistics and not fact checking your sources. Feminism is no longer about equal rights but special rights and even women can see it and the smart ones know that will lead to disaster so they are getting out while the getting is good.
Unfortunately, I think the civil rights movement is on the same path. I say unfortunately because there is still a lot of genuine racism towards the African-American community. Sorry, I live in redneck central and I have heard some of the things people say, racism is still very real. The problem is if you start spouting nonsense like ‘ white men are THE problem population’ you are going to lose the support of white men who are going to see this as a threat and for the racist sexism it is. I have a strong suspicion that many black people are smart enough to know how the civil rights movement is blowing it right now. I even suspect that many of them would like to speak up but wonder what good it would do. Most of us I think simple consider ourselves human beings trying the make the best of it and then these people come along and generate more heat than light. I think it makes most reasonable people sad.
I have a final message to Saida Grundy. I refuse to accept your label or observation. You are wrong. Your comments shows a lack of reason and are racist and sexist. You show a complete lack of real character. I refuse to be belittled because I am white or male neither of which I had a choice about any more than my eyes are hazel and my hair is brown/grey. The essence of true equality is that these factors should not matter at all or even be noticed by true open-minded and reasonable people. Maybe you should learn that before you start teaching others your particular brand of small minded hate. I however will add to your ‘problem population’ and not be afraid of the likes of you.