Taming the “Wildcats” – U of Arizona hires student snitches to make its campus PC

Summary: Sometimes, rarely, we get a glimpse of what the future would have been if we had chosen differently. The University of Arizona attempts to build its own stasi, a network of paid political officers (informing & indoctrinating) to enforce the dicta of its social justice warriors. It’s a inverted repeat of the late 1960s politics plus drugs and sex anti-establishment campus liberation movements. It’s what we might have seen across America during the Hillary years.

“Hegel says somewhere that all great historic facts and personages occur twice, so to speak. He forgot to add: ‘Once as tragedy, and again as farce.’”
— Opening of Karl Marx’s The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1869).

Turning the Wildcats into tame pussies.

Arizona Wildcats

University of Arizona: “Social Justice Advocates Recruitment Information”

“The Social Justice Advocates (SJA) Position is one that is grounded in the multicultural competency framework and allows student staff to gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively with students and residents across cultures and identities. The position calls for an understanding of social identity groups, experiences, histories, and practices as it relates to every day {sic} life and life at the University of Arizona.

“The position also aims to increase understanding of one’s own self through critical reflection of power and privilege, identity and intersectionality, systems of socialization, cultural competency and allyship as they pertain to the acknowledgement, understanding and acceptance of differences. Finally, this position intends to increase a student staff member’s ability to openly lead conversations, discuss differences and confront diversely insensitive behavior.”

This is an ideal college job for anyone looking to join the Federal stasi (modeled after East Germany’s award-winning secret police) after graduation, perhaps to be begun during the Chelsea Clinton administration. The original U AZ job description page now says “This position is currently closed. We are in the process of reviewing the title and responsibilities.” It now exists only here in the internet archives (see the full text below).

The spirit of freedom is not quite dead in America, so the reaction was fast and harsh. The Daily Caller broke the story: “University Pays Students To Spy On Peers For ‘Bias Incidents’” by David Krayden.

“Sounding a bit like a block leader in Soviet Russia, SJAs will ‘openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.’ When students are not complying with social justice standards, SJAs are encouraged to tattle on their peers, reveal the deviant actions to higher authorities and ‘report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”

The Arizona Daily Independent reported that the “University Of Arizona Pays Students To Snitch On Each Other For $10 An Hour“, remarking that…

“The job notice advises candidates that if they are chosen they be ‘recognized as a top percentile student leader on campus.’ With a minimum 2.% GPA required for the job, “top percentile student” does not likely refer to a student’s academic performance.”

Is she a microaggression?

U Arizona Wildcat cheerleader
On 10 March an Arizona Wildcats cheerleader performs in Las Vegas at a Pac 10 Basketball Tournament. By Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

Ian Miles Cheong at Dow Jones’ HeatStreet (news for conservatives) gives additional detail.

“Bias incidents …can range from outright acts of racism to far more subtle “microaggressions” such as referring to someone as a “guy” or wearing dreadlocks while white. …The University of Arizona is a public school, and so these positions are funded with taxpayer dollars. At least until the state legislature reads about it.”

So many microaggressions. Even the hair police are busy, as in their coverage of the dreadlocks violations. See articles in Ebony, in CNN, in Everyday Feminism, in The Guardian, and many others.

We can learn much from the Stasi

Informers rot a society from within, creating distrust of peers, neighbors, even relatives. Other than narrow use by police (a necessary but easily abused evil), they are antithetical to a democracy. East Germany’s Stasi ran the largest network of informers (per capita) of any secret police agency ever, with one for every 7 adults.

By itself, this program at one western university means little. But it means much that a major public university created (or tried to create) a network of political agents to inform and indoctrinate students. It shows the extent of the rot in America’s universities. This and the countless similar stories (e.g., kangaroo courts for sexual crimes) shows that reform must be imposed by State governments. Only they can act to protect students and help parents see that their years of careful upbringing is not eroded away by leftists paid by the State.

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More news from America’s institutions of higher education

Parents and students burn vast sums to get a credential from these institutions.

  1. Columbia University Accused of Censoring Its ‘Politically Incorrect’ Marching Band.
  2. University Hides its Precious Artworks Fearing Leftist ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ Mob Will Destroy Them.
  3. Brown University ‘Rape List’ Shuts Down After Falsely Accusing Student of Rape.
  4. Trouble With Squirrels In Los Angeles – A Feminist, Posthumanist View.
  5. Northern Arizona University Students Demand Safe Space or President Cheng’s Resignation.
  6. Columbia University Accused of Censoring Its ‘Politically Incorrect’ Marching Band. So much to censor, so little time.
  7. There are no limits to administrators’ boldness: University Bans Tibet Flag from Diversity Event After Students Threaten to Tell Chinese Embassy.

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  3. Feminist revolutionaries seized control of colleges. Now come the tribunals…
  4. See free speech crushed at Tufts today. Remember 1964, when we were wild & untamed…

More about this $10/hour job (red emphasis added)

Job Expectations: Social Justice Advocates will…

  • Create an environment that enables Residence Life student leaders to dialogue around topics related to diversity, multiculturalism and social justice;
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of diverse identities and how they influence interactions;
  • Promote inclusive communities through positive interactions and increase resources available for staff on topics relating to diversity, multiculturalism and social justice;
  • Honor and complete all other duties as assigned;
  • Be punctual in all position-related functions and tasks;
  • Report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.

Job Responsibilities: Social Justice Advocates will…

  • Plan and execute one active and one passive social justice program per month within the halls;
  • Work an average of 15 hours per week
  • Plan and host residence hall ‘Real Talks’ twice a semester;
  • Lead Social Justice Act to React (A2R) modules for Resident Assistants (RAs) at one staff meeting per month or as assigned;
  • Partner with Advocates Coming Together at least once a semester to do programming;
  • Report directly to the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and as necessary, the Graduate Assistant for Social Justice Education;
  • Create and maintain SJA Bulletin boards in the halls;
  • Attend monthly meetings with the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and/or Graduate Assistant for Social Justice Education.


7 thoughts on “Taming the “Wildcats” – U of Arizona hires student snitches to make its campus PC”

  1. This is why I was against Hate Crime legislation from the start. The Matthew Shepard story was a hoax so a lie was used to push it through by Democrats.

    U of A was already lost to Political Correctness of the Frankfurt School and the SJW Commisars in the 80’s. That was when they disarmed their mascot, the Wildcat.

    1. Longtrail,

      Thank you for the additional color on the U of AZ. I’m surprized that the university of a conservative state like Arizona would have such a leftist tilt. As I have long said, States have done a poor job of supervising these state-funded (often state owned) institutions.

      Also thanks for the pointer regarding the Matthew Shepard story. Even the ever-leftist Guardian admitted that original story was bogus: “The truth behind America’s most famous gay-hate murder“. But those who rely on Wikipedia will remain ignorant, as the new info is buried in a note at the end (amidst misleading framing).

    1. Reggie,

      Because it is a state u, and hence often the best available option. An undergrad degree is increasingly the ticket necessary to have a shot at a middle class lifestyle, and parents are desperate to see that their children have it.

    2. They do so only out of ignorance and hope. Ignorance of what exactly is being taught or promulgated in various Departments and hope of a better future as mentioned by FM. I suspect this SJ ideology is quite well embedded in too many Univ. by now. Recently had the chance to watch a video of a Masters Dissertation defense at a major State University, in the sociology department. Social Work, per se but also leads to a licensed Therapeutic track. LCSW and LMFT.
      Concerning is all I will say.
      Sadly more chaos afoot in the USA.

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