Political Correctness Corrupts Even Engineering

Political Correctness Corrupts Even Engineering

Will we still have bridges and skyscrapers when liberal utopia is achieved? I doubt it:

Engineering education has been infiltrated by a “phalanx of social justice warriors” who are steadily corrupting the field, according to a Michigan State University professor.

“They have sought out the soft underbelly of engineering, where phrases such as ‘diversity’ and ‘different perspectives’ and ‘racial gaps’ and ‘unfairness’ and ‘unequal outcomes’ make up the daily vocabulary,” asserts Mechanical Engineering professor Indrek Wichman in an essay published Wednesday by the James G. Martin Center.

“Instead of calculating engine horsepower or microchip power/size ratios or aerodynamic lift and drag, the engineering educationists focus on group representation, hurt feelings, and ‘microaggressions’ in the profession,” Wichman adds.

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According to Wichman,

schools increasingly focus on concepts that are incompatible with the actual discipline, such as “empowering” students and “reimagining” engineering as a more “socially connected” field of study.

As an example of how much corrosion moonbattery has already caused, Wichman points to Donna Riley. From her faculty page at Smith College:

I seek to revise engineering curricula to be relevant to a fuller range of student experiences and career destinations, integrating concerns related to public policy, professional ethics and social responsibility; de-centering Western civilization; and uncovering contributions of women and other underrepresented groups.

The point of engineering is no longer to build, but to destroy — or as Riley puts it, to de-center.

Purdue University has earned P.C. brownie points by recruiting this deranged moonbat to head its School of Engineering Education.

If shouting leftist slogans doesn’t make the crops grow in starving Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia, the Breadbasket of Africa), it probably will not prevent bridges from collapsing in the coming USSA.

collapsing bridge
A bridge constructed according to politically correct Affirmative Action principles.

On a tip from J. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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