The Daily Caller’s Official Rundown Of The Worst, Looniest, Most Leftist Professors In America (Emma Colton)

The Daily Caller’s Official Rundown Of The Worst, Looniest, Most Leftist Professors In America – Emma Colton

his mild summer is winding down. Professors across the fruited plain are preparing for another fall semester of spewing half-baked progressive ideologies at gullible undergrads.

It’s time, then, for The Daily Caller’s second annual, highly definitive list of the worst professors in America. All the professors on the first annual definitive list remain terrible, of course. But we won’t bore you with some rehash.

Instead, here are a dozen professors from this past school year who stole the headlines for being the most leftist, goofy and downright absurd.

.
…………

.
Former University of Memphis sociology professor Zandria Robinson came under scrutiny in July when tweets she tweeted revealed her beliefs that “whiteness” is “terror” and that the Confederate flag represents “capitalism.” Robinson, who took a job at Rhodes College this summer, also claimed that her very serious premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) might be triggered by “severe trauma from microaggressive whiteness.” Robinson set her Twitter account as private when the news broke about her radical opinions, but she has since made her account public again. She continues to comment on race and gender issues.

.
…………

.
In January, TheDC awarded Shimer College humanities professor Adam Kotsko the title of America’s Stupidest College Professor because he tweeted that the horrific terrorist attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was foreseeable because the writers spewed “hate speech.” He later apologized profusely when he realized that Charlie Hebdo was not some exclusively anti-Islam pamphlet. He begged Salondotcom to remove screenshots of his hilariously idiotic tweets. You’d think Kotsko would slink away from social media, embarrassed for life. But, no. In a now-deleted tweet from June 2015, Kotsko suggested that white people alive right now are complicit in slavery even though they obviously have no involvement in it and even if their ancestors were never involved in it. “I know it sucks having a racial identity that exists solely to legitimate the subordination and exploitation of other races. #whiteness,” he wrote.

.
…………

.
Ron Hayduk, a professor at Queens College in New York, believes illegal alien voting is the “suffrage movement of our time.” So moved is Hayduk for the voting rights of people who have no legal right to be in the United States that he wrote an op-ed in the Providence Journal in January. “Noncitizens suffer social and economic inequities, in part, because policymakers can ignore their interests,” the taxpayer-funded professor wrote. “The vote is a proven mechanism to keep government responsive and accountable to all.” Hayduk staunchly believes that voting rights and citizenry do not go hand-in-hand, so everyone and anyone should be able to cast a ballot in the land of opportunity.

.
…………

.
Enrique W. Neblett, Jr, an associate professor of psychology and lab director of the African-American youth wellness laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, believes black college students become fat due to racism they probably experience in college. Or, shorter Neblett: The “freshman 15″ is racist – if you are black. At an April 2015 lecture at the University of Georgia, Neblett elaborated on his revolutionary theory. “Youth are thinking about their identity and may experience race discrimination for the first time,” he said. “Experiencing racism might lead to compromised health. For example, some students will cope by eating fatty snacks.”

.
…………

.
Thanks to the power of the Internet, an obscure 2012 study by Marquette University psychology professors Stephen Franzoi and Debra Oswald saw the light of day late last summer. In their study, Franzoi and Oswald concluded that calling your daughter a “princess” is sexist behavior. Worse, daughters who get called “princess” may suffer from high self-esteem. That’s bad, see, because it’s “benevolent sexism” which amounts to “restrictions misunderstood as love.” “Benevolent sexism” “restricts what the woman can and cannot do by setting up rewards and punishments when they engage in gender non-conforming behaviors.” Another example of “benevolent sexism” includes chivalrously holding doors open.

.
…………

.
Stanford University education professor Jo Boaler made claims in a February interview with U.S. News & World Report that it’s “harmful” to tell students to memorize and to practice simple math equations. Boaler – who in 2006 was accused of scientific misconduct by fellow Stanford professors – is also against giving student timed quizzes. It’s just way too stressful. “When we combine those who are stressed with those who are turned away from math because of them [quizzes], we have a large section of the U.S. population that goes across all achievement levels,” Boaler proclaimed.

.
…………

.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, warned her Twitter followers this year that Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker has “terrifying” “similarities” to Adolf Hitler. “My grandfather, a psychologist, just walked me through similarities between Walker and Hitler. There are so many-it’s terrifying,” the taxpayer funded professor tweeted in July. Goldbrick-Rab also decided it would be a good idea to contact high school seniors who are barely 18 and who have no idea who she is to tell them a bunch of professors would leave the school. She also threatened to quit and find another job in response to a new tenure law. And she has called former President Jimmy Carter is an “extraordinary national treasure.”

.
…………………..

.
Stephany Rose, a professor of women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, claimed in July that African American celebrities like Stacey Dash perpetuate white supremacy by being successful African Americans. “When you come across these individuals like a Stacey Dash, there is this idea that they buy into the mythology of merit, and meritocracy, and the American dream is available to any and everyone one as long as you work hard,” Rose said in a radio interview. Successful, famous black Americans perpetuate white supremacy because they attain the American dream and their success in America immortalizes white hierarchy, capitalism and the competition to live a prosperous life. That’s Rose’s theory. If you want to read more, Rose has a book, “Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop.” You can buy it for a cool $80.

.
…………

.
In June 2015, Cornell University associate professor of science and technology Sara Pritchard, wrote an article for The Conversation calling for universities to give bonus points to female professors as a method to combat gender bias. According to Pritchard, the course evaluations students at colleges across the country are encouraged to fill out each semester are “pervasively slanted by gender bias.” The Ivy League educator claimed that female professors are subject to personal attacks about appearances and fashion choices. Due to this alleged bias, they should be awarded extra bonus points to boost their evaluation outcomes.

.
…………

.
In the sexiest email sent to a class of law students this year, Drexel University law professor Lisa McElroy sent her pupils an email containing a 13-minute porn video from mega-website PornHub.com called, “She Loves Her Anal Beads.” The fracas occurred in April. McElroy included the text, “I thought this article on brief writing would be interesting to all of you.” As promised by the title, the video showed a woman loving her anal beads. Lots and lots of anal beads.

.
…………

.
Taxpayer-funded University of Maryland women’s studies professor Ashwini Tambe took to Twitter was in the news in May because she took to Twitter to call for “men control.” It’s masculine men with guns who kill people, Tambe claimed. “#YesAllWomen” and it’s time to “Recast masculinity.” Tambe has also used Twitter as a soapbox to rant about lowering the voting age to 16, and to defend the fraudulent and fabricated Rolling Stone article about a rape that never happened at the University of Virginia. Currently, Tambe is using her professor status to research “the legal paradoxes in age standards for sexual consent and the shifting definitions of girlhood.”

.
…………

.
Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, claimed in June that right-wing Jews and an “Islampohobic network” were “a key influence” for Dylann Roof’s rampage that killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. “The Muslim-hatred of the Geert Wilders and Marine LePens in Europe, for which Daniel Pipes, and Pamela Geller, and the whole Islamophobic network are cheerleaders and enablers, was a key influence on Dylann Roof, according to his manifesto,” Cole wrote on his popular blog, Informed Comment. As a commenter noted, Roof’s manifesto makes no mention of Pipes, Geller, Wilders, Muslims, or Islam.

.

.

Universities Cutting Hours Of Professors Due To Obamacare

Universities Bludgeon Adjuncts With Obamacare Loophole – American Interest

When the Affordable Care Act passed in early 2010, many in academia – faculty and students alike – cheered on. But now that its provisions are going into effect, some of these same people are learning firsthand that Obamacare has some nasty side effects.

………

A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours worked by adjunct professors, in order to avoid new requirements that they provide healthcare to anyone working over 30 hours per week. This is terrible news for a lot of people; 70 percent of professors work as adjuncts and many will now have to cope with a major pay cut just as requirements that they buy their own health insurance go into effect:

In Ohio, instructor Robert Balla faces a new cap on the number of hours he can teach at Stark State College. In a Dec. 6 letter, the North Canton school told him that “in order to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act… employees with part-time or adjunct status will not be assigned more than an average of 29 hours per week.”

Mr. Balla, a 41-year-old father of two, had taught seven English composition classes last semester, split between Stark State and two other area schools. This semester, his course load at Stark State is down to one instead of two as a result of the school’s new limit on hours, cutting his salary by about a total of $2,000.

Stark State’s move came as a blow to Mr. Balla, who said he earns about $40,000 a year and cannot afford health insurance.

“I think it goes against the spirit of the [health-care] law,” Mr. Balla said. “In education, we’re working for the public good, we are public employees at a public institution; we should be the first ones to uphold the law, to set the example.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen serious unintended consequences from Obamacare, and it’s unlikely to be the last. It’s already become painfully obvious that the law’s creators failed to think through its full implications.

But beyond alerting us to one of the many problems that implementing Obamacare will cause, this news provides a depressing look at the underbelly of the academy. Universities are citadels of blue model thinking and most faculty members are relentlessly liberal in their politics. But the reality is that these same universities are some of the nastiest and most exploitative employers in America. The exploitation of adjuncts is an ugly feature of contemporary American academic life, and the smug complacency about it among many beneficiaries of the two tier system should remind us all that moral hypocrisy can co-exist with impressive degrees.

Partisans of the blue social model like to think of it as a utopian commonwealth; academic adjuncts know the truth, and the revolting treatment of adjuncts by colleges understandably anxious to avoid the high costs of Obamacare should remind us all that the blue social model, especially in decline, is not as benign as its supporters and beneficiaries believe.

Click HERE For Rest Of Story