Friday, November 02, 2007

Diamond State Reeducation

University of Delaware Resident Advisers leading a seminar
to improve the racial and gender perspectives of white males.

BREAKING THE CHAIN? I don't want to be a wet blanket, but does it seem to anyone else that the rightosphere is celebrating a mite too early on this:

Thanks to FIRE and the blogospheric backlash, the University of Delaware has retreated from its student indoctrination program run by the residential life department.

But, hey, weren't they just denying it was a mandatory program yesterday and extolling the program's "free-speech enhancing" agenda?

Call it the University of Delaware's Emily Litella moment:

Neeeever mind.

FIRE has all the details here....

One Orwellian nightmare killed. Countless more still to go…

And this:

Earlier bmac blogged about a University of Delaware indoctrination program which maintained among other things that 'all whites are racists'.

Turns out once people find about this sort of thing, the pressure and reality are too much for these morons. Today, the university's President announced the program would be placed under review.

And some HotAir:

Wow. The combination of FIRE + blogs proved to be too much for the University of Delaware.

Late Thursday, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker released on the school's website a Message to the University of Delaware Community terminating the university's ideological reeducation program, which FIRE condemned as an exercise in thought reform. He stated, "I have directed that the program be stopped immediately. No further activities under the current framework will be conducted"...

The program wasn't "mischaracterized" by anyone other than the university itself, when it wrote that the program wasn't mandatory. A plain reading of the program's materials proved that beyond doubt.

Nevertheless, the program is dead, and that's a very good thing....

You guys made a difference in this. Victory dance!

Call me paranoid, but I don't believe something as purely sick in the head as this program is lacks for powerful, irrationally determined sponsors. Some dragons can't be considered slain until the bloody severed head is hoisted on a pike above the crowd.

Remember what happened to Harvard president Larry Summers? Let's see just how far President Harker gets with his "review" before the U.D. Arts & Humanities faculty comes down on his head like a ton of bricks for racist, sexist, fascist ungoodspeak.

One of the images you get when you search for "severed dragon head."

I'm just saying. Skepticism and continued vigilance are the only prudent course here.

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