The Truth about “Diversity” (Pt 2 of 3)
Thanks to Maddox for that picture. Moving on,
In my journeys I came across an actual white supremacist’s site detailing the best colleges for white kids. Yeah, marinate on that for a bit. Decided on a whim to check THEIR diversity pages. Fittingly, quite a few either had none or only a cursory blurb. But there was one that was so detailed and ridiculous that I have to share it. Enter Brigham Young.
Granted, BYU has a pretty built-in population and most likely receives about 90% of its “diverse” population from athletics, its diversity description is still amazingly politically incorrect. Here we have an excerpt about African-American events
Notable Events Black History Month – February, the celebration of the historic past of African Americans. Kwanzaa – Celebrated December 26th through January 1st, Kwanzaa is a unique African American celebration with focus on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement.
That’s it. The two most important events for African-Americans are BHM and Kwanzaa (Kwanzaa party anyone?). Regarding Black Culture:
African cultures involve many aspects of music, dance, art, and storytelling. With more than 1,000 languages spoken and many different religions and tribes, Africa is rich in cultural diversity. African American homes also have remarkable diversity, with notable differences across regions of the U.S. Families often include immediate and extended relatives, with a collectivistic worldview and sense of shard community. For this and other cultures that value a collective lifestyle, tactile learning and cooperative grouping instructional activities may be better as they parallel the context for learning found in their cultures.
But digging deeper into the document we find information on Asian-Americans. This is the only event they list under “Notable Events” for Asian-Americans.
Chinese New Year – Celebrated on the first day of the first moon of the lunar calendar (variable, from January 29th to February 19th), this colorful holiday is commemorated through festivals, food, family, and traditional rituals helping to bring in a new year. There are many crafts and activites that can be fun in the classrooms to help celebrate Chinese New Year.
And here is our information about Asian-American families:
When working with individuals of Asian ancestry it is important to understand three of the main Eastern phiilosophies and their impact upon Asian culture: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Within these philosophies families are highly structure, hierarchical, and paternally oriented. Family systems are also taught not to bring shame to one’s family and that the welfare and integrity of the family are very important. The philosophies also teach principles of peace, balance, and harmony. This is one reason why some Asians may tend to avoid confrontation or appear passive, indifferent, or indecisive. Using indirect methods of communication may be appropriate for some Asians with strong ties to their ancestral culture.
If you ever wondered why your Asian friends appear passive, indifferent, or indecisive, BYU has given you science. This site also describes most Pacific Islanders as “laid back” and also (ironically) warns about inappropriately generalizing Native American groups. Wow. And what about Indian-Americans? For Hispanics, they of course list Cinco de Mayo as the major event and give us this:
Educators should also understand and respect cultural differences. For example, Hispanics tend to have closer personal space and value physical contact. Appearance and group memberships are very important.
Welp, have they sufficiently killed PC?