Ah, the academic dumb-down courses these institutions of ‘higher’ learning attempt to foist on their student body these days. An Ivy League education in the 21st century seems nothing more than a total immersion in Marxist mumbo-jumbo rather than a true exploratory journey of the intellect. Sort of like an ultra expensive secular bible school for the progressive true believer. And coming up in the Spring of 2013, Harvard University is offering up a new load of Lefty dogma do-do to round out their ever-expanding core curriculum of social justice sophistry.
Understanding Obama is now a credit course offered through the University’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and will be ‘taught’ by Charles J. Ogletree, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute. Professor Ogletree served as Obama’s teacher and mentor once upon a time. And yes, the Prof is black and decked out with a personal and professional history full of controversy. Ogletree offers up the usual run down of black radical activities and associations that pass for middle-of-the-road politics in academia today where affirmative action faculty get a free pass in everything, from competitive intellectual prowess to racist rants and even to out-and-out plagiarism. Oh boy, sign me up for this one! Can’t wait to make out that check for $4,810 bucks!
But I would gladly pay the cash and even sit through the Ogletree treatise on progressive poop if the course would truly enlighten me on just how Mister Obama got into Harvard Law School in the first place and what exactly his grades might have been throughout his tenure there. And gee, how did this under-achiever get to be the editor of the prestigious Harvard Law Review?
Somehow though I don’t think that’s the kind of understanding that will be served up for the pupils in Ogletree’s propaganda class.