Put the Science Back in Social Science


Youtuber Sargon of Akkad (AKA Carl Benjamin) has a petition to temporarily suspend social justice courses:

Social justice has become scientifically illiterate, logically unsound, deeply bigoted and openly supremacist. Social justice professors are indoctrinating young people into a pseudoscientific cult behind closed doors that is doing damage to their health, education and future.

Social justice has become a victim of its own good intentions and in the desperate attempt to make the world better for some it is creating a world better for none. It has become another ideology fit only to pave the road to Hell, so it is time to turn around and choose another path that is concerned with reason, science and improving the lives of every human.

To clarify, we are calling for the teaching of social justice courses in universities to be temporarily suspended. What follows is up for debate, but as it stands now, social justice is causing far more harm than good and it must be halted and reassessed.

I support Sargon’s petition. These courses do not teach about social justice, but rather teach (indoctrinate with) social justice. These professors teach from an anti-positivist viewpoint, which generally disregards empiricism and the scientific method.

These professors also preach from a social constructionist standpoint that teaches that many things are social constructs. This is why so many intersectional/third-wave feminists and so-called social justice warriors erroneously believe that gender and even biological sex are social constructs.

These people prefer to tell students, who are often under the delusion they are being taught facts, that women, Blacks, and others are oppressed by a conspiracy theory called the Patriarchy. As such, these professors demonise white heterosexual men. They practise and preach identity politics. They are racist, insulting, and they infantilise women, homosexuals, and Blacks.

These professors, of course, claim they cannot be racist against Whites because they have redefined the definition of racism as prejudice plus power plus privilege, a definition inconsistent with the dictionary and common sense.

These professors preach for a culture of trigger warnings and safe spaces, teaching their students to think in collectivist mindsets. They encourage students to rail against Western culture, to oppose free speech, and to oppose the marketplace of ideas. What these professors preach is completely antithesis to what a university is supposed to be—a place of actual higher learning. No university can truly be a place of higher learning in such a toxic, derisive atmosphere. Freedom of speech and the marketplace of ideas is essential to have a learning environment.

These courses need to be re-evaluated. The indoctrination needs to stop. Such courses need to be taught from a neutral point of view, and, if they are to be called part of the social sciences, from a scientific viewpoint.

I encourage everyone who values the scientific method, sanity, and education to sign the aforementioned petition.