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The ‘Oppression’ of the Elite

Posted on | April 27, 2016 | 40 Comments

Scripps College is an elite private women’s school in California with an enrollment of fewer than 1,000 students who pay annual tuition of $49,152. Last summer, two Scripps students “spent approximately 500 hours creating a 217-page ‘Unofficial Scripps Survival Guide’ intended to help new students acclimate to the college,” and this publication included some remarkable claims:

The Scripps Survival Guide defines “White Privilege” as “the set of unearned benefits white people gain as a result of systematic racism and discrimination” that “benefits even those white people who are disadvantaged by other forms of institutionalized oppression like ableism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.”
The authors add that “asking people of color to educate us about racism,” “asking people of color to absolve us of our guilt,” and “identifying the ways that we are engaging in the perpetuation of white supremacy” are all things that “we need to stop doing right now.” In a section titled “Dear white students,” they elaborate that “[r]everse racism cannot exist because white people maintain power over people of color” and “because there are no institutions that were founded with the intention of discriminating against white people on the basis of their skin [color].” . . .
[C]reating segregated safe spaces is simply “the least we can do” for non-white students.
“Anger is a legitimate response to oppression,” the authors state in their letter to white people, “as is sadness, fear, frustration, exhaustion, and a general distaste or hatred of white people.”

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) An obvious question: Exactly how much “oppression” can any girl suffer at an elite college like Scripps? Isn’t the very fact that she is enrolled at such a ritzy school testimony to her privileged status? Or is Scripps College awarding full scholarships to underprivileged and downtrodden girls from underclass backgrounds? Are many girls coming “straight outta Compton” to Scripps? And are the other students — the rich girls spending Daddy’s money to the tune of $49,152 a year — so invested in “white supremacy” that “people of color” feel “fear” and “hatred” in their presence? Here’s more:

Jocelyn Gardner ’17 remembers being a bit overwhelmed by orientation as a first-year. “It was hard to absorb everything,” she recalls.
Now Scripps students have an extra resource to help them acclimate to campus life. The first-ever Unofficial Scripps College Survival Guide, a 217-page manual spearheaded by Gardner, is available on The Scripps Voice website. . . .
The idea for the unofficial guide originated with a small group of Scripps students in spring 2015; Gardner, the mental health columnist at The Scripps Voice, began leading the project over the summer. Her roommate, Lucienne Altman-Newell ’17, edited the guide. . . .
“It can take a long time to adjust to a new environment,” Altman-Newell observes. “We want to make sure that first-years have all of the information they need in one place and help them feel like they are already at home here.”

Ms. Gardner and Ms. Altman-Newell, wringing their little hands over “people of color” oppressed by “the perpetuation of white supremacy,” there in their enclave in sunny Southern California, for $49,152 a year.

Scripps College: Teaching Rich Girls to Hate Daddy Since 1926!



40 Responses to “The ‘Oppression’ of the Elite”

  1. Joe Joe
    April 27th, 2016 @ 8:34 pm

    One can help overwhelmed students without politicizing them. But, schools seem hell bent on making every last difficulty a student has a political cause.

  2. robertstacymccain
    April 27th, 2016 @ 8:42 pm

    Like every other elite women’s college, Scripps is run by lesbian Marxists who send the bill to Daddy for teaching their daughters to hate America.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 27th, 2016 @ 8:57 pm

    Trump pays the bills?

  4. SouthOhioGipper
    April 27th, 2016 @ 9:10 pm

    Trump on Sunday Morning: I support government paid tuition for all Americans

    Trump on 60 minutes that night: I never said that! Who you going to believe? Me or “the establishment”? we’re gonna build a wall and end rape culture by kicking those dirty Mexican rapists out.”

  5. Joe Joe
    April 27th, 2016 @ 9:28 pm

    OT: Have you seen that Kansas State Interfraternity Council wants the university to investigate rapes OFF campus. Why should a university have jurisdiction off campus?

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 27th, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

    Power Grab?

  7. Ann Coleman
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:47 am

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  8. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 6:17 am

    There are no institutions founded with the intention of discriminating against whites so we’ll create them because revenge is a dish best served without a Constitution and let’s raise the price of football tickets to pay for our anti-psychotic meds without which we couldn’t survive the oppression of the gender binary and people from the future who follow us day and night and occasionally play pranks on us like watching us while we’re sleeping and washing our dishes.

  9. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 6:18 am

    Two days ago a car I bought. It is fast, it is.

  10. RS
    April 28th, 2016 @ 6:29 am

    I realize this concerns and “unofficial guide” to Scripps, but to the extent institutions believe that putting their students through this sort of indoctrination is a good thing, they would be wise to look at what’s happened to Mizzou for the upcoming year. Applications of new freshmen are way off and alumni donations are down to the point where dorms are being shuttered for lack of demand. Parents are not going to participate in financing a college education at places where they think their children are going to be abused.

    As to college education generally, parents tend to abrogate their responsibility in selecting an appropriate college and let their 17 year old high school students call the shots. Wrong. The U.S. government requires parental financial information for financial aid, including parental signatures on some loans. If more parents said, “We’re not paying for Scripps college,” this crap would stop pretty quickly.

  11. @ImaCarNow
    April 28th, 2016 @ 6:44 am

    The T-shirt should read: “$49,152 x 4 years and all I got was self-loathing…and herpes.” I feel so sorry for them. Eighteen years of being told you’re a special wonderful ball of specialness in a very special way…then BAM!, you’re nothing but a racist wrapped in rape-culture, dipped in privilege and your parents only produced you to perpetuate the war against the brown-folk…now give us $50-k you spawn of Satan…

  12. @ImaCarNow
    April 28th, 2016 @ 6:47 am

    Stop oppressing my kind…and stop being speedist, you accelocentric fascist.

  13. Quartermaster
    April 28th, 2016 @ 9:21 am

    Hey, counseling is expensive.

  14. Quartermaster
    April 28th, 2016 @ 9:23 am

    The elite’s special snowflakes have to be allowed to choose the venue in which they will be abused for 4 years or they might have brain lock or something worse. If they go to a decent college, they might find out they’ve been lied to, and you can’t have the truth about the left coming out like that.

  15. Steve Skubinna
    April 28th, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    Cars exist to serve humans. Know your place, wheelie!

  16. Steve Skubinna
    April 28th, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Man, if only somebody had taken me by the hand to gently guide me through the new environment of Army Basic Training, I probably would not have suffered the same sense of disorientation and loss that I felt at Navy OCS years later.

    I look at these people and ask myself “What planet is this, and how can I get back to my own?”

  17. @ImaCarNow
    April 28th, 2016 @ 11:40 am

    Yeah, I’m writing a book: “To Serve Mankind”

  18. NeoWayland
    April 28th, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

    Further question, why should a university have the power to investigate AND judge any criminal charge?

  19. Squid Hunt ?Patriarch
    April 28th, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    There’s always been the idea that a university had the ability to monitor student behavior and expel students that didn’t meet with student codes. However, given it’s a state college and taking government money, they are representatives of the state and will be taking a huge amount of liability on themselves regarding civil rights, due process, etc.

  20. Squid Hunt ?Patriarch
    April 28th, 2016 @ 1:21 pm

    I think we should start passing laws that colleges are required to immediately report to authorities any accusations of rape to be investigated by police. Unless they’re deliberately trying to hide the fact that their colleges are rape campuses. Why else would they refuse?

  21. RS
    April 28th, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

    I told my kids, you can go to any college or university you want provided you get accepted. Here’s a list of those which I will help pay for. Otherwise, you’re on your own.

    So far, it’s worked out well.

  22. Squid Hunt ?Patriarch
    April 28th, 2016 @ 1:23 pm

    Just remember. White people freed the slaves. They’d still be slaves otherwise. They can paint all white people as evil if they like, except that little fact keeps coming up.

  23. Mike G.
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

    Back in the day, Agnes Scott University, an all girl’s school, could squelch any bad publicity from making it into the public sphere. Sexual assaults and rapes never made it into the local news.

  24. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:18 pm

    It’s a well-known fact Texas Western never played Kentucky in the 1966 NCAA championship game, Jessie Owens never went to Germany and Jackie Robinson died of fear before his first game. I’m sure black folks appreciate being called a pack of cowards by 17 yr. old dipshits.

  25. Steve Skubinna
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:19 pm

    The whole thing stinks of obstruction of justice. I’d like some state AGs to file charges against these schools on that basis.

    They can throw conspiracy in as well.

  26. Steve Skubinna
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    Freed the slaves in the US, you mean. Slavery still exists in the world. In many cases it’s imposed by blacks. In many others, by Muslims.

  27. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

    It’s a beautiful day for herpes, cis gendered scum. La, la, la. ???

  28. Squid Hunt ?Patriarch
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:23 pm

    Sounds like we need a law to protect these young women and men from sexual assault. Colleges aren’t doing the trick, obviously.

  29. Squid Hunt ?Patriarch
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:23 pm

    That just highlights what white people have done for blacks.

  30. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    S. Arabia had slaves til 1962. I still can’t wrap my head around how liberals defend those asshats. “PoC” should not only be the most Islamophobic, but thank Europeans for throwing off an institution imposed by incessant wars with Islam. By an amazing coincidence, once Islam was tamed, Europeans ended slavery globally.

  31. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

    Learn and obey! Drive… cars! Guhhhh!

  32. Squid Hunt ?Patriarch
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:34 pm

    It just blows me away that we are using the tools of Western Civilization to argue for the death of Western Civilization. The irony is almost too beautiful to behold.

  33. NeoWayland
    April 28th, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

    Make it accusations of crimes and you’ll get no arguments from me.

  34. Fail Burton
    April 28th, 2016 @ 4:09 pm

    You can own a slave in Mauritania today. They outlawed it a few years ago but it hasn’t taken. Just bring your visa card.

  35. Robert What?
    April 28th, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    So White Privilege ™ gives me some unearned benefits? Well, unearned benefits seems to be the modern American way. I pay 50% or more in taxes most of which are for the unearned benefits of others. So they can pry my White Privilege ™ from my cold dead fingers.

  36. Joe Joe
    April 28th, 2016 @ 5:33 pm
  37. Joe Joe
    April 28th, 2016 @ 5:34 pm

    RSM, if you’re reading your replies:

    New DOJ letter could have a college student temporarily suspended for telling a dirty joke or criticizing feminism.

  38. DeadMessenger
    April 28th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

    If they read a non-fiction book, they might find out they’ve been lied to.

  39. DeadMessenger
    April 28th, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

    The DOJ needs to be nuked, and re-established from the ground up under strict Constitutional guidelines. And any “findings papers” impositions need to be accompanied by numerous case law findings, and subject to immediate suspension in the event of appeal.

    And also, DOJ lawyers need to be tested on Constitutional law every single year and certified. Sadly, it’s come to this.

  40. Carol Chu
    April 29th, 2016 @ 1:44 am

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