Parents, if you are considering sending your kids to Stanford, hoping they’ll get a good education, let me reassure you.  They’ll learn a lot…  of institutional racism.  Rod Dreher recently wrote an article about a terrible campus double standard, based on this original report:

A week ago, residents of Enchanted Broccoli Forest [apparently the actual name of a residential co-op at the university] discovered the words “No crackers!” scrawled in paint across their bus. Targeted towards whites from the South, especially ones who are poor and rural, the term “cracker” is widely recognized as a racial slur.

You would think that residents of a supposedly progressive and racially conscious house would jump to remove a racial epithet from house property. Not so. When a resident posted a picture in the EBF GroupMe last Thursday, peers brushed aside the incident with off-color jokes.

Racism against white people?  That should be treated as racism against black people.  You know why?  Because racism is racism is racism.  But at Stanford, it’s all good.  Because… you know… the victims are white and all.  Privilege or something.  When a complaint was filed, people complained about the complaint.  They said that the slurs were deserved.  They said complaints were taking attention away from the kind of racism they don’t like.  Dreher writes:

Residents repeatedly brushed aside [his] discomfort with the racist graffiti. Finally, a staff member explicitly endorsed the message on the bus, telling him (erroneously) that since “the word cracker, has been historically defined to mean ‘racist white person,’” she agreed with the graffiti.

Apparently too enlightened to take ten seconds to read the definition of “cracker” as a term “for white people, used especially against poor rural whites in the Southern United States” (never including the idea of racism), she told her first-generation white Southern resident: “I hope we have no crackers here.”

Well, let’s hear it for diversity!  As long as there aren’t any white people! He concludes:

Students at Stanford, no matter what their color, are among the most privileged people in this country, and on this planet. And yet, look: they justify hating poor white people on the basis of their class and their color, and they exalt themselves based not on anything they’ve done, but merely on the basis of their skin color and sexual desire.

I guess we can’t expect any more from a college that expects their students to live in a dorm called the Enchanted Broccoli Forest.

With room, board, and other fees, it costs $64,477 to go to Stanford.  Don’t you think, parents, that your kids can be victimized by racists for free?  Just give them a Twitter account if you believe your children need to be taunted and abused.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: quit rewarding these liberal cesspools with your hard earned money.

Hat Tip: The American Conservative

Image Credit: MaxPexels

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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