Universities in the 20th century were dedicated to the advancement of knowledge. Scholarship and research were pursued, and diverse opinions were exchanged and argued in the “marketplace of ideas.”
This is no longer the case. Particularly in the social sciences, humanities, education, social work, and law, a single political ideology has replaced scholarship and research, because the ideology presents fixed answers to all questions. And, although the most important thing in universities today is the diversity of race, gender, sexual practice, ethnicity, economic class, and physical and mental capability, there is no longer diversity of opinion. Only those committed to the ideology are admitted to academic staff or administration.
Universities have been transformed by the near-universal adoption of three interrelated theories: postmodernism, postcolonialism, and social justice. These theories and their implications will be explored here:
There Is No Truth; Nothing Is Good or Bad
All Cultures Are Equally Good; Diversity Is Our Strength
The West Is Evil; The Rest Are Virtuous
Only the West Was Imperialist and Colonialist
Israeli Colonialists Are White Supremacists
Canadian? You Have No Right to Stolen Native Land
White Men Are Evil; Women of Color Are Virtuous
Individuals Are Not Important; Only Category Membership Is
Justice Is Equal Representation According to Percentages of the Population
Members of Oppressor Categories Must Be Suppressed
Victims of The World Unite!
Being Educated Is About Being on The Right Side