The other day I was talking about the educrats, those bureaucrats of the educational system that want education to be about radicalization. You know, the people that want to co-parent and tell your kids that boys and girls are the same…..
Well over at the blog Eye on a Crazy Planet, Richard Klagsbrun has been keeping an eye on the font of much of this nuttiness for all of Canada – OISE – the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
It is a doctoral thesis called White Terror, Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, and the Colonial Present: from Law Towards a Pedagogy of Recognition. In the name of so-called anti-racism, it perpetuates the despicable idea that people are merely constructs of their skin color with a collective identity and responsibility, rather than distinct individuals. In fact, its author, Leslie Thielen-Wilson, actually states that, “the European ideology of possessive individualism.., and the ontological force of property.. to which it gives rise, is one important element to this racial power network and its productive force. ”
The thesis is a reflection of the fatuous, simplistic, and effectively racist doctrines spouted by its thesis adviser, Sherene Razick. Pronouncing from her comfortable perch at OISE, the grounds of which occupy an acre of once-First Nations land which is now some of the most valuable real estate in Canada, Razack pompously teaches that Canada “is a white settler society and that we live in an ongoing colonial project.”
Now it would be simple to believe that this is just one person that is more than a little batty but it’s not. This is an entire organization that is batty and an influential one at that. Read Richard’s whole post….