Acting civil in a classroom is white supremacy

 

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Are you the kind of person who thinks that being civil in a classroom environment is conducive, perhaps even necessary, to the learning process?

You freaking racist

That’s apparently the thoroughly tested, academically reached conclusion of C. Kyle Rudick and Kathryn B. Golsan. They’re professors at the University of Northern Iowa. And, according to their recent academic paper, they claim that civility in college classrooms is nothing more than a tool of white supremacy.

The paper, published by the Howard Journal of Communications, is titled “Civility and White Institutional Presence: An Exploration of White Students’ Understanding of Race-Talk at a Traditionally White Institution.” So far, so academic gibberish.

However, according to Campus Reform, things actually manage to get worse from there

According to Rudick and Golsan, a “whiteness-informed civility … functions to assert control of space” and attempts to “create a good white identity.”

This civility thusly helps “reproduce white racial power

How did they arrive at this conclusion? Here’s their methodology: they found 10 white college students and asked them questions like “What do you consider to be civil behavior?” and “How do you think your racial identity may affect your understandings of civility when talking with students of color?”

The results of these interviews helped Golsan and Rudick reached a startling conclusion (and by “startling,” I mean absolutely bat-feces insane).

“Through an analysis of interview data, they generated 3 categories describing whiteness-informed civility (WIC),” the abstract reads.

“(a) WIC functions to create a good White identity, (b) WIC functions to erase racial identity, and (c) WIC functions to assert control of space. These thematic concepts show how WIC is characterized by logics of race-evasion, avoidance of race-talk, and exclusion of people of color. The authors conclude by offering ways for instructors to interrogate WIC through classroom practices informed by critical communication pedagogy

These people work at a public university — you know, one that takes your tax dollars. Just thought I’d bring that up here.

The authors also found that those individuals who said they tried to “treat everyone the same way” were just trying to create a “good White identity

“First, participants stated that they tried to avoid talking about race or racism with students of color to minimize the chance that they would say something ‘wrong’ and be labeled a racist,” the paper reads. “Another way that participants described how they tried to be civil when interacting with students of color was to be overly nice or polite.”

And if you try to go out of your way to be overly civil to minority students, you’re upholding “white privilege” and “white racial power

Well, I’ll say this much: They certainly gave the author of “When ‘Angelino’ Squirrels Don’t Eat Nuts: A Feminist Posthumanist Politics of Consumption Across Southern California” a run for their money in the academic insanity department, in terms of both titling and content.

It is worth noting that if Golsan and Rudick find civility to be an issue, the other option isn’t likely to be “critical communication pedagogy,” but instead incivility. This would likely take the form of incivility directed toward students because of their race — usually because they’re white, but apparently being civil towards African-Americans or other minorities is upholding “white racial power” or something, so who knows?

Of course, that’s not actually is going to occur. This is a silly exercise in pseudo-academic nonsense that’s likely to make its authors briefly sorta-famous, and then get cited by other also-ran academics who have equally inane ideas and need to pad their citation list.

The likelihood that this has any real effect in the outside world where person-informed civility (PIC) is generally necessary to function as a contributing member of society is virtually nil. But then, stranger things have happened — and the fact that this exists at all is proof that in some corners of academia, almost any kind of stupidity will pass as a valid contribution to the exchange of ideas

C. Kyle Rudick

 

Kathryn Golsan

 

 

I'm sorry ... they're stealing the "WIC" acronym?  These fucking piece of shit hypocrit white scientists are culturally appropriating something associated with income challenged people.  I am outraged.

Movies too......

Al Cappucino -

C. Kyle Rudick

 

Kathryn Golsan

 

 

Of course. LOL

Do you think 'he' watches her get spit roasted by the starting PG's of the University Of Iowa's Basketball team

They look exactly like you would expect 

Fuck this insanity.

Al Cappucino -

C. Kyle Rudick

 

Kathryn Golsan

 

 

There must be a correlation between high estrogen in males/high test in females amongst liberals. 

Like a lot of things, it isn't necessarily racial. It is class based. The norms of academia are meant to be more upper class. Up until a few decades ago they were extremely upper class institutions, and they still relatively are. Part of the benefit of university for people from lower class backgrounds is that it is supposed to teach them how to operate among the people with the money.

Where race is a factor, there are lots of ways where different expectations of civility can harm a student. Someone from a culture where students are expected to just sit and listen to the teacher will also suffer in universities. Not just because the education model isn't built for that, but also there are things like participation grades that they will be directly hurt by. But, that is just how it works. A good teacher will try to get them to open up.

"This is a silly exercise in pseudo-academic nonsense that’s likely to make its authors briefly sorta-famous"

And we are helping.

Abstract of the article and the quoted bits don't say anything about civility in the classroom being "white."

They say that the kinds of civility practiced by white students (e.g, avoiding racial topics of conversation to avoid saying something that could be perceived as racist) have a pernicious effect.

Probably the argument is that if you avoid talking about racial issues, you're tacitly allowing racism to exist unchallenged, etc.


I dont know if I am following

do these 2 bat shit crazy people want white people to be more disruptive and unruly in the classroom?

Al Cappucino - 

C. Kyle Rudick

 

Kathryn Golsan

 

 


Rudick looks like he/she enjoys sowing and visiting inmates for conjugal visits.


"Kathryn" will be playing Trap jaw in the next He-Man remake.

Ramon Maroni - I dont know if I am following

do these 2 bat shit crazy people want white people to be more disruptive and unruly in the classroom?

No, they want white students to be willing to talk about racial issues, and to treat non-white students the way they treat each other.

What's missing from the argument is that white students might have pragmatic reasons for being shy about discussing racial issues, or for being "overly nice" to minority students.

Stupid

This is just more catering to the lowest common denominator. It is actually scary how often the education system is being dumbed down to line up with blacks. Common sense would be to demand them to work harder to be even with the rest of the races  but THAT'S RACIST. So instead we will bring down the education of America. A common example blacks have a far easier time getting into college from lowered SAT scores to easier sources of money to slots set aside just for blacks but whites and asians have to work harder for the same position. That means college is not about geting the best but getting the most minorities which after years of this happening means a dumbed down society.

So instead of demanding the best we will lower America down for the undeserving.

Well all those science jobs such as curing diseases or doctors saving lives, ya well you may not get the best because you know darker races their feeling matter more.

 

Our education system is like the military physical testing for sexes. Females are known to do less so they are allowed an easier amount compared to males. Blacks are known to do less so they are allowed an easier way then the rest of the races. Even though in the military the female and male will many times do the same job but one is allowed an easier way through because it is just expected that they can not perform as well, same could be said for races and education.

Scythrop - 
Ramon Maroni - I dont know if I am following

do these 2 bat shit crazy people want white people to be more disruptive and unruly in the classroom?

No, they want white students to be willing to talk about racial issues, and to treat non-white students the way they treat each other.

What's missing from the argument is that white students might have pragmatic reasons for being shy about discussing racial issues, or for being "overly nice" to minority students.

white students aren't allowed to critically discuss racial issues. You probably would get expelled and would certainly get ostracized if you pointed out how nonsensical a lot of what universities teach about race is.

So, civility is considered racist? Yeah, makes sense.