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Tuesday, December 03, 2002 Dartmouth Does Diversity: From the Weekly Standard, a report on the indoctrination in identity politics given students in Hanover, an early PC beachhead, where the storied college of Eleazer Wheelock and Daniel Webster has been reformed good and hard by multiculturalist Roundheads.
As for women and gays, Dartmouth's women's and gender studies department offers them a cornucopia of ego-massaging fluff, courses such as "Here and Queer," "Writing, Eating and the Construction of Gender," "Gender, Space and the Environment," "Constructing Black Womanhood," and "Television and Histories of Gender."
It would undoubtedly be possible to find black and female students who will tell you that they feel "damaged" by Dartmouth. The chance that this feeling represents objective injury rather than the eager consumption of academic victimology is almost nil. As Shelby Steele has forcefully observed, the burden of civil rights discourse today is to convince blacks that they are perennially weak, not strong. The same goes for feminist ideology.