I hope those silly policies never see the light of day in Belgium. And there have been talks about it in the past, most people in Belgium looked at it appropriately and said "but, isn't it just inverting the discrimination in the end?" Yep, common sense, the perceived or often invented feelings of discrimination as you pointed out.pjhair wrote: ↑1 year agoWhen I was a college, there was a white women but when she applied to graduate schools she put her self down as Native American because one of her ancestors in her lineage was Native American. She used to call her self as part Native American even though she was indistinguishable from whites. She had an average GPA and only got 1000/16000 in GRE and yet got admitted to top Chemistry PhD programs in Harvard, Stanford,etc. She didn't have significant research experience either. Whereas white and asian men that I knew even with stellar GPA and 1500/16000 in GRE couldn't get into any of the top 20 programs. That's what real privilege looks like.
I could give the example of my Arab Muslim best friend who is currently an executive in one of the top companies in Belgium, got his master's degree of Law without failing a year. But of course, once there was this professor who gave him a failing grade. His reaction? It must be discrimination because I'm Arab! And a few years ago, he applied for a job of director, and they told him that he wasn't suited for that job, and again, his explanation was: "jury of white people, I didn't get the job because they're racist!" You apply for a job of director at the age of 27, of course you're very likely to get turned down, but no, it has to be unfair discrimination.
I recently got more involved in my university as an alumnus, because the social justice warriors were really starting to piss me off infiltrating my faculty, and posting videos on YouTube about how there were 63 different genders and changing the grammar of the French language "to fight against the invisibilization (those fucking words too) of women in university", writing like this on the university's official website: "directeur.trice" (male word, dot, and terminology of the female word). We used to put the female term in parenthesis but you can't do that either anymore, because they feel like it's yet another way to put women down by putting them in parenthesis. Complete lunacy.
I talked to the vice-president of my university directly to tell him what I was thinking and he thought that I made interesting observations. But he also said that he didn't think that modifying the French language itself was a radical position. Worrying to say the least. Public intellectuals like Gad Saad or Jordan Peterson are right, we all have a responsibility to fight against this nonsense. We have a chance to do it before it gets too bad in Belgium, I know they're trying to import this lunacy from the US, and we've seen what it has done to their universities, and what those "progressive" people do when a conservative speakers comes to speak on their campus: