A transgender Harvard student prefaced remarks in a class with “while I don’t believe we should kill all white people” before arguing that a 1960s-era pro-violence black revolutionary's theories have merit. The course professor then points out to refute the student’s anti-white assertions that the student would probably be killed in communist China for being transgender. You know what comes next. A sexual misconduct Title IX complaint is filed.
“I no longer feel as comfortable speaking up in class or asking questions ... it deeply affected my education,” the student, Kai De Jesus, said in the complaint, which was shared with The Harvard Crimson student newspaper.
At a time when the use of “proper gender pronouns” is grounds for heated controversy on campuses across the nation, leave it to Harvard to ramp the silliness up a notch or two.
According to a report on Nov. 23, the university dismissed the complaint. Still, the higher question to ask is what in the world is passing for lofty discourse inside the supposedly hallowed halls of Harvard these days?
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Before feeling any pangs of sympathy for anthropology Professor Arthur Kleinman, consider that the subject material he is pursuing for his class, “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Cares? Reimagining Global Health,” positively begs for the kind of deep-seated racial antagonism displayed by De Jesus. A course description on Harvard’s website states:
“The vulnerabilties (sic) of those most likely to get sick and...