Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute recently wrote the following:
“Black business school students at USC protested in 2020 that hearing a professor use the Mandarin phrase for ‘that’—nèi ge—constituted racial harassment, since the Mandarin phrase can sound like the dread ‘N-word.’ The professor was sent on leave for ‘marginalizing, hurting and harming the psychological safety’ of USC’s students.
“Seeing specters of racism everywhere, the racial avengers are tearing down every institution associated with Western civilization, simply because of its ‘whiteness.’ Science had stood as a guard against such metaphorical, magical thinking. Bit by bit, it is succumbing.”
This is madness! Inmates are running the asylum.
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It is madness! Some people have turned themselves into a sui generis class: the professionally aggrieved.