Princeton student Tal Fortgang refuses to bow to the forces of political correctness just because he’s a white male and completely derides the newly arising “White Privilege” movement.

In  another opinion piece, Fortgang  tackles another insidious progressive concept that we reported earlier this year: “Academic Justice.”

…In the editorial, Harvard undergraduate student Sandra Y.L. Korn advocates the usurpation of academic freedom—the marketplace of ideas that characterizes institutions of learning and critical thought—by what she calls “academic justice.”  “Justice” would be “a more rigorous standard” of research and discussion, one which unfortunately might not allow for the author to research the meaning of “rigorous,” which is the exact opposite of what she proposes.

Korn’s premise claims some arguments and opinions deserve more credence than others. On its face, that is of course true, but one must wonder why, if an opinion is so self-evidently wrongful and bad, it needs to be censored completely to be rejected. Wouldn’t bad research and bad talking points lose credit on the merit of content? Does Korn have no faith that people can distill good points from bad, or is she convinced that those with whom she disagrees are moral hazards to anyone who might listen and, horror of horrors, be persuaded?

Justice resides solely on Korn’s side, of course, because she knows everything there is to know about all things and is wholly qualified to determine what has academic merit—what is “just” (this elusive question was one that even Socrates could not answer). And she is prepared to deliver judgment. That is, with the help of her “university community” she presupposes has the same ideas of what constitutes “oppression.” Certainly, everyone agrees about what exactly constitutes “racism, sexism and heterosexism,” and how uniquely awful is any research done that “counters our goals.” Heteronormativity is sacrilege; liberal-normativity is necessary.

Furthermore, no mention of what the “goals” are is actually made, though the implication is that the University has been transformed from a place of critical thinking to a hub of activism, something Korn seems to take for granted. It is that fundamental misjudgment that characterizes Korn’s work: she simply fails to see the futility and folly of devoting “educational” institutions to activism.

…[U]nsurprisingly and justifiably in the name of justice, Korn decries the Syrian government that has killed hundreds of thousands of its own citizens. Just kidding! She supports the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israel, the Middle East’s lone democracy and bastion of full gender and religious equality. Korn reminds everyone in this one-sided debate in which Palestinians are unfailingly the victims and Israelis the malicious aggressor that “only those who care about justice can take the moral upper hand.”

I’m not sure a more despicable sentence has ever been penned in a campus publication…