We are now about two months away from graduation season. Soon, millions will be wearing caps and gowns as well as masks in darkened districts to march down the aisle of their high schools auditoriums, gymnasiums, local arenas, or any other venue. Each student will be given a handshake, and a diploma which will end up in a garage box. They will then have the option to choose. They might choose to study at a trade school to learn a skill. They may choose to change from the Svengali-esque, woke, gender-driven high school environment to the Svengaliesque, woke college setting.
Except for a few cases, college degrees allow people to pursue post-graduate studies in Barista Studies. There’s nothing wrong with being a barista. I know waiters and waitresses that were able make a living as waiters. To do this, one doesn’t have to wait for four to five more years or borrow tens to thousands of dollars. College courses are designed to make people poorer. Or to keep them in college. Or both.
This is an example: The University of Maryland will offer a new minor: “Creative Placemaking” in the coming semester. The College Fix reported that the school’s site explained the minor as follows:
This minor teaches students how artists and designers can help advance public dialogue.” According to the art department’s website, it will “explore” our common humanity while addressing some major challenges. This minor will allow students to spark conversations about racism, inequitable and climate change, as well as celebrating the diversity of cultures and communities around them.
Not to be confused, the website was not available when I tried the link.
The College Fix was informed by The University that students were:
…will be able to use techniques such as storytelling, mural design, pop-up installation, public events, performance, and storytelling to advance a community’s vision and foster vibrant place.” and “will engage with place-based art, design projects in partnership avec local organizations, knowledge keepers and artists in selected areas of Maryland, including Purple Line Corridor.
This minor can be fulfilled by a few courses: “U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture,” Diversity and the City,” Latinx Literature and Culture,” Changing Climate, Changing Cultures,” Social Enterprise: Changing the World Through Innovation and Transformative Action,” and Public Policy and the Black Community.
It’s activism 101. You could also choose to take 200- or 300-level classes. The catalog will be required.
Let’s suppose, dear college student, you decide to study anthropology or other sciences. You may become a researcher. If you’re lucky, you might become a permanent grad student or a professor. However, this does not necessarily mean you will be able to learn about the science and practice of anthropology. Take a look at this exchange between Riley Gaines, a swimmer, and an anthropologist who has a Ph.D. during her speech to the University of Pittsburgh.
For years, people have used bones and skeletons for determining sex. Years. This was common back when educational channels showed educational programs. The anthropologist is a skeptic, and can disregard the facts and science of his field. He believes the truth because he holds a Ph.D. In this instance, there is no distinction between male and female skulls. Dr. Science, I have some bad news. Facts don’t care if you have a degree.
A college education with a minor “Creative Placemaking”, on the other hand, may be the best way to get the job as White House Press Secretary. You could even become an anthropologist.