"Professionalism implies knowledge based in evidence, not in authority. Such lines are blurred in the era of identity politics and the normalization of pseudo-disciplines such as Gender Studies, Black Studies, Queer Studies, Fat Studies, Disability Studies, Chicano Studies and White Studies and Indigenous Studies, all of which are taught based on the “authority” of Marxism, and all of whose primary purpose is to demonize “oppressors” – the “patriarchy,” white “colonialists” and the U.S. in general – and to recruit activists for organized perpetuation of the identity grievance industry."
Barbara Kay
(1943-) Canadian columnist
The Left’s Siege of Our Universities (2017)
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 -- Ronw13, OR      
Under the yoke of ever evolving State control, over a span of in excess of a century, the American Academy has been comprehensively transformed from being a forum for the provision of wholesomely liberating education to being a Statist ideology suffused, intellectual subjugation and moral subversion bent, and reeducation camp.
 -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Sorry, but this is a statement that should not have been quoted. Perhaps it may have had substance in the 50s and 60s but most definitely not today. Students today are more concerned with survival... take that need away and yes, the left will slip back...
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the US     
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    There is a major rope of accuracy woven in and out of a tapestry of hmmm. Other than that or, that being said, the overall observance is extremely more accurate than not.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The "organized perpetuation of the identity grievance industry" is right on. A business in which envy and blame are currency.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    "Definitely not today?" OMG, it literally screams of today's politics in education.

    Cultural Marxism run amok and a generation of young useful idiots that clamor for communist that have absolutely no understanding of its history.

    "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under
    the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist
    program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without
    knowing how it happened."
    -- Norman Thomas
    (1884-1968) six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America
    Source: 1948 - from an interview during the presidential campaign,

     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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    Fascinating quote.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    Continuing on: the young lady seems to be informed of the perpetuation of the grievance industry because she is among those with the grievances. The girl is only aware of what she is, while a woman understands the whole picture.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    Correction: The girl can only describe her involvement in the problem. Awareness is not the word for the girl. The woman is involved in the resolution of these mental health issues.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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