The latest campus fad, which sees racism everywhere, will create a new generation of permanent victims. Students occupy a UCLA admissions office, demanding an increase in minority students. An unexplained event essay’s response to the sit-in was a travesty of justice.
The education school sacrificed the reputation of a beloved and respected professor in order to placate a group of ignorant students making a specious charge of racism. The pattern would repeat itself twice more at UCLA that fall: students would allege that they were victimized by racism, and the administration, rather than correcting the students’ misapprehension, penitently acceded to it. Colleges across the country behave no differently. As student claims of racial and gender mistreatment grow ever more unmoored from reality, campus grown-ups have abdicated their responsibility to cultivate an adult sense of perspective and common sense in their students. The consequences will affect us for years to come. CLA education professor emeritus Val Rust was involved in multiculturalism long before the concept even existed.
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A pioneer in the field of comparative education, which studies different countries’ educational systems, Rust has spent over four decades mentoring students from around the world and assisting in international development efforts. He has received virtually every honor awarded by the Society of Comparative and International Education. His former students are unanimous in their praise for his compassion and integrity. Cathryn Dhanatya, an assistant dean for research at the USC Rossiter School of Education. I’ve never experienced anything remotely malicious or negative in terms of how he views students and how he wants them to succeed. There is no one more sensitive to the issue of cross-cultural understanding. A spring 2013 newsletter from UCLA’s ed school celebrated Rust’s career and featured numerous testimonials about his warmth and support for students.
It was therefore ironic that Rust’s graduate-level class in dissertation preparation was the target of student protest just a few months later—ironic, but in the fevered context of the UCLA education school, not surprising. Foreign students are particularly shell-shocked by the school’s climate. They walk into this hyper-racialized environment and have no idea what’s going on. I don’t want to talk.
Please don’t make me talk! Val Rust’s dissertation-prep class had devolved into a highly charged arena of competing victim ideologies, impenetrable to anyone outside academia. Chicana feminists to narrate their stories of oppression? Other debates centered on the political implications of punctuation. American Psychological Association conventions better reflected their political commitments.