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College Summer Reading Promotes Illegal Immigration, “Social Justice,” Diversity, Transgenderism

Jun 17, 2017 by

By Bill Korach –

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is a conservative think tank dedicated to breaking the hard left’s death grip on education. NAS just released their 6th Annual “Beach Books” study about what college want their students to read during the summer. Not surprisingly given the radical leftism practiced on American campuses, none to the books are classics of history or fiction. None of the books extol the virtues of our great Republic. In fact none of the books are more than 10 years old. Virtually all of them are written by community activists, social workers and radicals urging student get out there and demand “social justice” aka wealth redistribution, “diversity” aka the notion that America is an evil empire, and a haven for white racists, and “transgenderism,” aka the idea that transgenderism is good and should be broadly encouraged.  According to NAS:

Activism Goals

Common readings don’t just support progressivism as a vague political point of view; they also support actual programs of progressive action, and, in a constant drumbeat, the concept of activism. Common readings are intended to do the reverse of introducing incoming students to disengaged inquiry and the life of the mind. They are meant rather to create students who are committed to progressive activism from day one.

University of California, Los Angeles is more open: students should use their common reading as a prompt to “Explore their role in creating a just society” and “Consider critical action steps that can be University of Richmond likewise wishes to “Encourage participants to use the knowledge they gain to work personally and professionally for positive social change.” Nassau Community College praises Becoming Nicole as a story about “a courageous community of transgender activists determined to make their voices heard.

Be a Community Organizer

Other colleges associate the common reading with service-learning and civic engagement—which, as the NAS detailed in Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics (2017), are allied nationwide movements that aim to redirect student impulses to volunteer and to act as good citizens into progressive propaganda, free labor for progressive nonprofit organizations, and vocational training as community organizers.

Supporting Illegal Immigration

Miami University stretched its Summer Reading Program’s commitment to “active, responsible citizenship” to choose a book that “focuses on innovation, mentoring, collaboration, diversity, and In other words, Miami selected propaganda in favor of illegal immigration—Joshua Davis’ Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, advertised as “a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement. Georgia State University likewise interpreted the mission to “raise awareness and tolerance of cultural likenesses and differences” and to “create a sense of community” as license to select another work of propaganda in favor of illegal immigration, Sonia Nazario’s Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Journey to Reunite with His Mother

Politicized Mission Statements

Many common reading program mission statements don’t just exploit the presence of non-academic goals as a way to insert progressive propaganda. The mission statements themselves are crafted explicitly to forward progressive political goals, such as diversity (af rmative action quotas and propaganda) and multiculturalism (hostility to American culture). As the table below indicates, where the common reading mission statements require progressive books, the choice of mediocre progressive propaganda is a feature, not a bug.

Since the reading recommendations were compiled before Donald Trump won the Presidential election, NAS predicts a long list of anti-Trump readings which of course, would not include Trump’s Art of the Deal.

Donald Trump’s election to the presidency was so unexpected that anti-Trump polemics will not be prepared in time for use in 2017-2018 common readings. We strongly suspect there will be a very large number in 2018-2019, and for as long as the Trump presidency continues.

Among such polemics, we expect there to be 1) works denouncing authoritarian populists; 2) works endorsing resistance and rebellion against authoritarian populists; and 3) works recounting sympathetically the assassination of authoritarian populists.

Common reading programs with a literary bent are likely to assign works that can be used to forward anti-Trump polemics, such as:

  1. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar ( 1599)

  2. Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here (1935)

  3. Bertolt Brecht, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)

  4. Meet John Doe ( lm, 1941)

  5. All the King’s Men ( lm, 1949)

  6. Richard J. Hofstadter, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” (1964)

  7. Cabaret ( lm, 1972)

“Beach Books” helps the reader understand just how radical our colleges and universities have become. NAS makes sound recommendations on how to turn things around, but the first step is an awakened public and taxpayer. The full text of the report can be downloaded by clicking here.

Source: New Report: College Summer Reading Promotes Illegal Immigration, “Social Justice,” Diversity, Transgenderism |

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