Worse Than Ignorant

There are things that are worse than to be ignorant. Being mis-educated is one of them.

I would never contribute a dime to my alma mater, the U. of Michigan. It would be sufficient that, during my time there, internal departmental politics and a personal squabble between a member of the faculty and the (then) chairman of the department affected the students terribly and materially. It is worse, and more than sufficient, that they have tenured professors like Catherine McKinnon and Juan Cole.

But the U. of Mich. insists on practicing racial discrimination in violation of the law and forcing its students to adhere to a pagan form of worship, including bowing to graven idols.

All of which brings me, at long last, to my point. Here is the Michigan application essay question for this fall:

“‘We know that diversity makes us a better university – better for learning, for teaching, and for conducting research.’ Share an experience through which you have gained respect for intellectual, social, or cultural differences. Comment on how your personal experiences and achievements would contribute to the diversity of the University of Michigan.”

H/T to Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury.

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