We receive a steady stream of alumni magazines in the mail, reminding us of our undergraduate and graduate years and in my case including institutions with which I was only briefly associated. The intent, presumably, is to solicit donations. For my part, I would rather burn money and enjoy the fire than give it to an institute of higher education. Universities are among the worst perpetuators of toxic liberalism and political correctness in our society. And if you doubt that, just read any alumni magazine. You would think that such magazines would take the middle ground so as not to alienate older, more conservative alumni who might be likely to make significant donations; to the contrary, every issue features in-your-face propaganda for multiculturalism, homosexuality, ethnic empowerment, feminism, you name it, as if deliberately trying to provoke. And indeed, there are regular letters of complaint, but, like the non-liberal letters that are often printed in local newspapers, these complaints never have any impact on the publication itself. Well, when you know you are right, what reason could there be to change?
Just to list a few random recollections: I have seen, in these magazines, profiles of students and alumni from places like Somalia; same-sex couples with adopted children; and female medical students who joke about the genitalia of male cadavers. One school went through a convulsion after some “racist” graffiti was allegedly found penciled on a dormitory wall, resulting in a giant ceremony of collective, masochistic repentance led by the president itself. (The employment of a simple rubber eraser would have saved so much trouble.) Then there are the students and faculty endlessly pursuing research to save the environment and cure AIDS in Africa.
“Diversity” on campus, as the magazine cover above shows, is a constant preoccupation.
This blogger wrote about his or her alma mater and discovered exactly the same things, with the exception that Hispanic promotion is completely over the top in Arizona. I am rather skeptical that complaints or declared refusals to donate will make much difference. The Academy really has been completely taken over, and they believe in their mission of militant reform and transformation of each and every institution of our society.
UA Alumni magazine full of leftist propaganda
Some clear proof ASU is a better school than UA. We got ahold of a University of Arizona Alumnus magazine from Fall 2009. It was so full of typical left wing articles that it wasn’t worth reading – why not just pick up a copy of Mother Jones or The Nation if you want a magazine about left wing causes. Here is what was in the magazine, other than a couple of token sports stories:
–In the Letters to the Editor section, an Editor’s Response on the magazine’s policy of printing pictures of same-sex couples announcing their marriages. p. 7
–An article on how three UA professors are trying to ban smoking worldwide. p. 9
–An article about Hispanics and college degrees (we don’t have a problem with covering Hispanic news, but when it’s done to the exclusion of all other races except politically correct races we see some bias and unfairness). p. 10
–An article about budget cuts and how plans to merge the ethnic programs into one program brought out protests from radical Hispanics, so the University president met with them and assured them that the plan wasn’t finalized. p. 16
–An article called Sustaining Planet Earth, and Us, Too on promoting environmentalism. One faculty member, Diana Liverman, is featured in an article entitled Speaking of Caps and Trades, where her left wing environmental activism on behalf of the biased United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report is praised…. p. 19-25
—Finding a Place, an article about Hispanics at the UA. Again, we have no problem with articles about Hispanics, but what about all the other groups at the UA? Christian organizations. Exchange students from other countries. Gifted kids who skip their last year or two of high school and go straight into college. Irish kids who came to the UA from Ireland to attend school here. We’ll never see any of them featured. p. 26-28….
–A story about the film Laramie Inside Out, which exposes the God Hates Fags guy Rev. Fred Phelps. While that’s nice to expose the guy, who pretty everyone agrees is a jerk, don’t expect this magazine to ever run something exposing a fringe left wing radical like the Unabomber. p. 30-35
–Info and pictures of Intuit Art currently on display. Nice, but again, this is more promotion of politically correct ethnicities…. p. 39
–A Visionary Leader and Consumer Advocate award given to a woman named Helen Niederehe Goetz. She was actively involved in the League of Women Voters, a left wing feminist organization. Don’t think if her resume had said “Concerned Women for America” instead that she would have gotten this award. p. 57
If you find this disproportionate coverage of left wing causes offensive, feel free to send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially if you are a UA alum. And don’t give them a dime until they cut out the bias and give alums a fair and balanced magazine.