If your son or daughter is thinking of majoring in ethnic studies, you might want to check out its Web pages on the CU-Boulder site. Much of the content reads as if its authors are winking at us; you couldn’t write a better parody of radical gibberish if you tried.Then, as we did last week, Carroll quotes from the (non-) parody:
“We stress critical thinking, the construction of grounded social theory, data gathering and comparative analysis. . . . We engage emergent epistemologies of racial/ethnic communities to critically question established disciplinary canons by encouraging our students to move beyond being objects of study toward being sbjects of their own research.”And concludes:
This is a department that was content to have Churchill as its leader. The king is being deposed, but the kingdom looks about the same as always.Well, maybe a little worse.
Update: Weirdly, Carroll thinks this month's meeting of the CU Regents to (probably) fire Ward will mark the "final phase" of the Churchill saga. Au contraire, mon capitaine!