‘THE INSISTANCE ON AN EXPLANATION IS INHERENTLY DEHUMANIZING ‘ –SOCRATES WE NEED YOU !

From Legal Resurrection Website

‘Brown University is using terms like “they” and “their” instead of “he” and “she” in official communications. This is madness.

James Freeman writes at the Wall Street Journal:

A Letter From An Ivy League Admissions Dean

Brown University in Providence, R.I. houses one of the country’s most selective undergraduate colleges. The Brown Daily Herald, a student-run newspaper, cites Dean of Admission Logan Powell in reporting that the school received a record-high 32,724 applications this year, and admitted just 8.3% of applicants.

Among those lucky few is the daughter of a Journal reader who is still trying to make sense of a letter the family received this week from Mr. Powell. Our reader’s bright daughter had already received news of her acceptance when a letter arrived that was addressed to her “Parent/Guardian.”

Oddly, the note referred to the accepted student not as “she” but as “they.” Dean Powell’s letter also stated that our reader’s daughter had no doubt worked hard and made positive contributions to “their” school and community. Our reader reports that his perplexed family initially thought that Brown had made a word-processing error. That was before they listened to a voice mail message from the school congratulating his daughter and referring to her as “them.”

We’ve read about the literacy crisis in the U.S. but would not have guessed that the problem extends to Ivy League administrators.’

Then there is the fellow who applied to Stanford . Applicants had to provide a 300 word essay on ‘ What Matters to You and Why.

He responded with writing ‘Black Lives Matter ‘. 100 times . He was accepted .

Asked by a reporter for an explanation , the applicant replied:

THE INSISTANCE ON AN EXPLANATION IS INHERENTLY DEHUMANIZING !

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