In a little noticed teach-in last month, MIT’s Black Student Union (BSU) joined forces with the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) to explain the white supremacist underpinnings of the American educational system to benighted MIT students.
MIT chancellor Melissa Nobles, whose signature accomplishment is branding STEM systemically racist, must have been delighted. Ibram Kendi, author of “How to be an Antiracist” (the favorite book of MIT’s assistant director of admissions) was not available for comment as the great Kendi is busy trying to find $43 million dollars that has been reported missing.
BSU’s history goes back to the turbulent 60s, its most notable achievement being the establishment of segregated housing for black students. PSL’s motto is that “For the planet to live, Capitalism must end,” a sentiment strongly reflected in MIT’s increasingly dominant School of Humanities, Arts, and Socialist Scientism (SHASS).
As MIT aggressively implements its Belonging, Achievement, and Composition strategic plan, updating its data systems to properly track all newly discovered oppressed identities, one must take heart at the commitment so many zealots have made to destroy the economic, cultural, philosophical, and moral foundations upon which the once finest STEM university in the world was built.
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