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Old 12-14-2017, 03:39 PM
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So, the latest round of published nonsense academia says that civility promotes white racial power and academic rigor promotes white male heterosexual privilege.

In this study, the authors draw upon critical whiteness studies to explore how White students' understanding of race-talk within higher education (re)produces whiteness. Through an analysis of interview data, they generated 3 categories describing whiteness-informed civility (WIC): (a) WIC functions to create a good White identity, (b) WIC functions to erase racial identity, and (c) WIC functions to assert control of space. These thematic concepts show how WIC is characterized by logics of race-evasion, avoidance of race-talk, and exclusion of people of color. The authors conclude by offering ways for instructors to interrogate WIC through classroom practices informed by critical communication pedagogy.
Clearly, if all the people of color act civilized, they are just going to stay oppressed. Remember: both focusing on race and not focusing on race are racist. Kindness is just the expression of you benefiting from the status quo.

Rigor is the aspirational quality academics apply to disciplinary standards of quality. Rigor's particular role in engineering created conditions for its transfer and adaptation in the recently emergent discipline of engineering education research. ‘Rigorous engineering education research’ and the related ‘evidence-based’ research and practice movement in STEM education have resulted in a proliferation of boundary drawing exercises that mimic those in engineering disciplines, shaping the development of new knowledge and ‘improved’ practice in engineering education. Rigor accomplishes dirty deeds, however, serving three primary ends across engineering, engineering education, and engineering education research: disciplining, demarcating boundaries, and demonstrating white male heterosexual privilege. Understanding how rigor reproduces inequality, we cannot reinvent it but rather must relinquish it, looking to alternative conceptualizations for evaluating knowledge, welcoming diverse ways of knowing, doing, and being, and moving from compliance to engagement, from rigor to vigor.
And clearly, bigotry is holding back queer people of color so much that they cannot survive in a pure meritocracy. It therefore the straight white engineer's burden to cite inferior sources so that the oppressed authors gain the self-confidence they need. Science is just colonialism anyway.
^Ignored again.

Okay. It is cool.

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