1. uncover the cause of modern society's problems, aka white males (or even whiteness in general).
2. reveal Marxism as the solution to all of the problems that white males have caused by their oppressive habit of being successful
Me: "Because I made responsible choices to avoid that situation and worked hard in school"
Sociology Professor: "Actually, no, it's because you benefitted from White Privilege"
Enroll in Sociology 101 if you wish to learn the basics of radical feminism, communism, and black nationalism.
What was the root cause of the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918?
a. The White man
b. The White race
c. White people
d. all of the above
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- No man, why would I?
- The thing on sociology this morning was awesome. That was one of the best lectures I've been to.
An example of bias can be found in my professor's explanation of Functionalism. "If you are a Marxist then you will disagree with Functionalism, but right wingers believe it is valid because it emphasizes the smooth continuation of society while ignoring certain social problems." Seeing as America is a right-of-center country (which cannot be argued as Obama only beat McCain by 6 points after the disastrous Bush presidency and his liberal agenda is stalled despite majorities in Congress) that values self determination and personal responsibility, the more accurate term in the context of American politics for Marxist would be left wing radical and the more accurate term for right winger would be conservative leaning moderate.
The upside is that the class is straightforward, easy, and designed to emphasize (undeserved) equality. Thus grade distribution is top heavy.
I take sociology because it is an easy A, it helps me understand Marxist ideology (which I can then refute by looking at the world through a pragmatic lens), and the professor is an attractive blonde.
Damn, my sociology class is filled with faux intellectuals, kids with Che Guevara tee shirts, and hot blondes.