(National Sentinel)Â Academia: A while liberal English professor atÂ Linfield College inÂ McMinnville, Oregon, has devised a ‘checklist’ she says is intended to let others know if they are a white supremacist.
In a Friday op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt claimed that following many years of thought and reflection,Â she â€œcreated a list of qualities and attributes of those that overtly or covertly support or contribute to a culture of mundane and everyday white supremacy within our institutions.â€
She then proceeded to outline 15Â â€œtroublesâ€ that she â€œidentified to help others in academe recognize your (un)conscious contributions to white supremacy,”Â Campus Reform reported.
The first item on the checklist is workingÂ â€œin a position of power in a predominantly white institutionâ€ while doing nothing â€œto change the white supremacist power structures within your departments, committees and institutional decision-making process.â€
The checklist also claims thatÂ wanting to nominate â€œâ€˜stellarâ€™ (mostly men) and obviously â€˜whiteâ€™â€ colleagues for leadership positions and awards is also a sign of aiding white supremacy, and implicitly supports â€œa logic of meritocracy that is built on this racist assumption that everyone has had the same access and opportunities.â€
â€œWhen it comes to understanding your own white privilege, you get very angry if a faculty member of color points out to you where and how your privilege is operating,â€ another bullet point says. â€œYou deem such critiques as â€˜uncivilâ€™ and as not supporting a collegial environment.â€
It’s not the first time someone in academia has pushed what are essentially communist ideas. Last fall, Penn State Prof. Angela Putnam wrote in an academic paper that the notion â€œif I work hard, I can be successfulâ€ is merely a product of white ideology.
Emphasizing a collectivist mindset, Putman introduces the notion that Americans are falsely “socialized to believe that we got to where we areâ€¦ because of our own individual efforts.â€
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