Professor Refuses Mandatory Sexual Harrassment Training

by College Fix Staff on August 27, 2013

Walter Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University, rebuked his campus and all academic elite on college campuses in his latest syndicated column.

As usual, he did it with style and flair, explaining why he plans to refuse to submit to his school’s reportedly mandatory in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training.

This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. … Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. …

I’m guilty of gross violation of equality of opportunity, racism and possibly sexism. Back in 1960, when interviewing people to establish a marital contract, every woman wasn’t given an equal opportunity. I discriminated against not only white, Indian, Asian, Mexican and handicapped women, but men of any race. My choices were confined to good-looking black women. You say, “Williams, that kind of discrimination doesn’t harm anyone!” Nonsense! When I married Mrs. Williams, other women were harmed by having a reduced opportunity set. …

Allied with the purveyors of equity, diversity and inclusion are the multiculturalists, who call for the celebration of cultures. For them, all cultures are morally equivalent and to deem otherwise is Eurocentrism. That’s unbridled nonsense. Ask your multiculturalist: Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan Africa and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in Sudan and Niger; is that a cultural equivalent? In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits on women — such as prohibitions on driving, employment, voting and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves face the punishment of having their hand severed. Are these cultural values morally equivalent, superior or inferior to those of the West?

… The greatest achievement of the West was the concept of individual rights. … Western values are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. They want to replace personal liberty with government control and replace equality before the law with entitlement. The multiculturalism and diversity agenda is a cancer on our society, and our tax dollars and charitable donations are supporting it.

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  • wagnertinatlanta

    Bravo, Dr. Williams! Although I think it might be fun (providing you have tenure) to attend this “mandatory” lecture and call the lecturer out on her (do I presume? Very well, I presume) bigoted premises and flabby logic.