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Indoctrinate U

Old 10-13-17, 05:42 AM
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Indoctrinate U

A classic released almost exactly a decade ago (September 28, 2007). Indoctrinate U was my first real glimpse into the P.C. madness and leftist dogma of American universities. It seems to have gotten even worse over the past decade, although maybe it's only become more exposed thanks to the rise of social media.

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Indoctrinate U is a 2007 American feature-length documentary film written by, directed by and starring Evan Coyne Maloney, that examines controversial topics like equality and fairness, diversity, ideological conformism and political correctness in American institutions of higher education.

Maloney argues that while students involved with the "campus free speech movement" of the 1960s nobly and successfully defended the rights of students to think and express and freely share ideas, their message subsequently devolved into one that allows only their viewpoints to be heard.

The film portrays incidents where minority critics of controversial policies such as affirmative action, like political activist and former University of California Regent Ward Connerly, are shouted off stage or otherwise have their views marginalized, seemingly without real consideration - often simply by likening them to Nazis or Klansmen to delegitimize them entirely; or how students at Cal State San Bernardino and at other schools across the nation trying to illustrate the inherent racism of affirmative action by holding "affirmative action bake sales" are ironically[citation needed] reprimanded for expressing "hate speech".

Clips of anti-military protests at UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University at one point show how protestors demanded that recruiters from the Army Corps of Engineers leave the school's career fair, with such fervor that it led the cancellation of the entire event. Also shown is the treatment of conservative students at the University of Tennessee and Cal Poly.

Also included are the racial and ethnic politics at the University of Michigan and Yale, teaching at Duke and Columbia; interviews with David French and Greg Lukianoff, (then respectively president and director of legal and public advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), Glenn Reynolds, Daniel Pipes, Carol Miller Swain, and others.
Old 10-15-17, 07:57 PM
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Re: Indoctrinate U

It sounds like the movie has been overtaken by events.

In September 2017, Berkeley canceled an event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos. Protesters likened him "to Nazis or Klansmen to delegitimize them entirely" as your quote puts it. Only a month later, it turned out that Milo and Brietbart really were the public face representing Nazis and white supremacists.

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