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Traumatized By Reading About White People


The Daily Caller reports that Columbia University recently had a “teach-in and speak-out”, titled “Race, Ethnicity and University Life” . One of the students, Nissy Aya, opined:

“It’s traumatizing to sit in Core classes,” she said. “We are looking at history through the lens of these powerful, white men. I have no power or agency as a black woman, so where do I fit in?”

As an example, Aya cited her art class, where she complained that Congolese artwork was repeatedly characterized as “primitive.” She wanted to object to that characterization but, in the Spectator’s words, was “tired of already having worked that day to address so many other instances of racism and discrimination.”

I can’t quite decide which I find more troubling, the fact that a college student is complaining about having to learn about “white men in history”, or that this absurdity is actually entertained. If Ms. Aya is “traumatized” by this, in my opinion, she obviously has no concept of what trauma actually is. I find this to be so utterly absurd, I really am at a loss of words.

Colleges and Universities are no longer institutions of higher learning. They no longer are educating, they are indoctrinating. It’s a very sad state of affairs.

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