Stanford Students Vote to Veto Course on Western Civ.

Nihilists Strike Again



At Stanford in April, a group of undergraduate students petitioned to place a question on the spring student government election ballot. They implored more than 6,000 undergraduates to vote to ask Stanford faculty to institute a two-quarter required course in the fundamental of western civilization.

Prior to the student vote, the conservative student publishers of the Stanford Review appealed to fellow students’ to support the petition to the faculty:

In accordance with Stanford’s commitment to educating its students, and in recognition of the unique role Western culture has had in shaping our political, economic, and social institutions, Stanford University should mandate that freshmen complete a two-quarter Western civilization requirement covering the politics, history, philosophy, and culture of the Western world.

But a hostile column in the main campus newspaper warned that accepting the proposal would mean centering Stanford education on “upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations.”

The hate-mongers and censors won the debate and the proposal lost the student vote by a 6-to-1 margin. Stanford parents, alumni and corporate benefactors can now rest easy, knowing that Stanford students will be protected from being taught anything positive about all the many “oppressive systems that flow from Western civilization.”



Published in: on April 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

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