No Campus for White Men shines a bright light on the growing obsession with diversity, victimization and identity politics on today’s college campuses, and shows how it is creating an intensely hostile and fearful atmosphere that can only lead, ultimately, to ever greater polarization in American society.
Across the country, ugly campus protests over speakers with dissenting viewpoints, as well as a preoccupation with micro-aggressions, “trigger warnings,” “safe spaces,” and brand-new “gender identities,” make it obvious that something has gone terribly wrong with higher education. For years, colleges have pursued policies favoring students based not on their merit, but on their race, gender, and sexual orientation. The disturbingly negative effects of this culture are now impossible to deny.
Scott Greer s investigative work links such seemingly unrelated trends as “rape culture” hysteria and Black Lives Matter to an overall campus mindset intent on elevating and celebrating leftist-designated “protected classes” above everyone else while intimidating, censoring, and punishing those who disagree with this perversely un-American agenda.
In No Campus for White Men, Greer broadens the usual media focus well beyond coverage of demonstrations by easily offended college students, to spotlight the darker forces at work behind the scenes that are feeding higher education s metastasizing crisis and how all this results in sustained animosity, first and foremost, toward white men. Greer also documents how this starkly totalitarian culture is not isolated to higher education, but is rather a result of trends already operating in society. Thus, he shows, today’s campus madness may eventually dominate much more of America if it is not addressed and reversed soon.
No Campus for White Men should be required reading for every parent thinking of sending his/her child to college, and every high school student prior to making a decision to attend college. This book is relatively short, easy to read, and flows nicely. It is a compendium of needed information on the hate culture that has been bread on college campuses. Other reviewers are going to give you a more in depth summary. I am going to take a different approach.
As a former higher education administrator (12 years), I can tell you that what’s in this book is absolutely true. Different institutions have different levels of indoctrination, but overall, critical thinking and free expression have pretty much disappeared from campuses. Instead, social justice warriors and their faculty/administrator helpers, have stifled debate and discourse. You will rarely see an industry that is more hypocritical than higher education. The “all-inclusive” and “free exchange of ideas” propaganda is exactly that: propaganda. Once you get there (if you’re not denied outright for being white, or in some cases, a male regardless of race), you will discover that you are welcome only if you abide by a strict code of how you can express yourself, what words you can use, what ideas you can transmit, etc. The funny thing about this strict code is that it isn’t written down in a clear manner. “Hate speech” is whatever the SJW walking by you and overhearing your conversation decides it will be. “Free speech” is whatever MTV, BET, CNN, etc. tell you it is.
To top it all off, the value of a higher education degree has diminished greatly. That’s a whole other subject entirely, one that an entire book could be written about. But needless to say, not only should one consider the ROI (return on investment) of a degree, but consider the contents of this book. Again, the degree to the truth behind the author’s assertions varies from campus to campus. The “ivy leagues” are probably the furthest gone but in reality, if you are a male, especially a white male, you are at a severe disadvantage. There are more and more opportunities to make a living that do not require that you sink yourself tens of thousands of dollars into debt only to come out with a degree that does not get you anywhere (obviously, if you want to enter a profession that requires a degree, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do).
There. That’s my 2 cents. Read this book. Share it. If you are even remotely interested in this book then, deep down inside, you already suspect most of its contents to be true.