Harvard University is now using placemats in its dining halls to propagandize about what students- and their parents- should think about the issues of the day. They recently utilized “Holiday Placemats for Social Justice” to further students’ indoctrination even as they eat. Stacks of these placemats were available in several locations, many were already on tables and at least one was posted on a wall in message-board fashion, as well.
Among the many non-biased and well reasoned points listed on the mats (points that were intended to “foster dialogue between students and their families” when the students went home for the holiday recess) was this one: “Political justice involves welcoming Syrian refugees.”
Well now. Guess they showed the likes of me. Great dialogue though.
Harvard’s Assistant Dean of “Student Life for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” among others, applauded the use of these placemats. (That is a comically named body, as it is the opposite of what it claims to be, in every respect). They need an assistant student dean for equity, diversity and inclusion? Is there a dean and assistant dean for every school, administrative division, demographic topic and current event issue?
Welcome to the new normal on campus. Minds once open are closed. Education has given way to indoctrination. What’s next?
One thing’s for sure: Harvard is full of... deans.