Ellie Gardey writes at The American Spectator (abridged):
When college students arrive for the start of the fall semester, they are usually greeted by lectures spewing that “whiteness” is oppressive, that we must refer to people by their incorrect pronouns, and that abortion is a gift to children.
State-of-the-art multicultural centers welcome students of minority races with open arms, but pressure white students to leave.
Feminist professors invite new members to their book clubs to explore their love of Marxism, and activist groups meet to demand the decolonization of textbooks.
Pushed to the internet, activist college administrators will be unable to provide the immersive and compelling experience required to baptize freshmen into the cult of racial obsession, Marxism, and/or radical feminism.
It will also be more difficult to encourage students to show up for indoctrination sessions without the usual promise of new friends and a free pizza dinner.
One of the central means of teaching students to see everything and anything as racial oppression is a university’s multicultural center. Typically, such a center is a converted house or modern campus facility open to students of minority races or of LGBTQ identity.
The exclusion of white students identifying as heterosexual is usually unofficial, but on occasion has been enforced by students. Many of these facilities, such as at Brown, Oberlin, and Northwestern, are currently shuttered by the pandemic.
Centers for progressive activism at colleges are attempting to make up for their in-person closures by hosting online lectures and events in preparation for the fall semester.
The pandemic is wreaking havoc on community life, but at least in this case, we can rejoice that the distance spares many college students from their universities’ liberal brainwashing.
ELLIE GARDEY at The American Spectator