Being Student Commissars for Fun and Profit





This has raised a firestorm:


The University of Arizona is paying students $10 per hour to assume the responsibilities of “Social Justice Advocates.”


According to an online job description, Social Justice Advocates, or SJAs for short, “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues,” such as setting up “bulletin boards in the halls” and hosting “social justice modules once a month for the RAs.”


Successful applicants will be expected to “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff” in addition to hosting bi-semesterly “Real Talks” with dorm residents.


“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,” the job description elaborates, noting that the ultimate goal of the position is to “increase a student staff member’s ability to openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.”


Notably, SJAs are paid an hourly rate of $10, and are expected to work an average of 15 hours per week, meaning students who fill the position can expect to make about $150 per week for promoting “inclusive communities through positive interactions.”

Go here to read the rest.  Well let us give the University of Arizona some credit for being forthright.  Only someone living under a rock could fail to notice that most campuses in this country are dominated by those who adhere to leftist politics and that dissenting views are as welcome as pro-life advocates in the Democrat party.

I like the concept of the student commissars being paid ten bucks an hour to squeal on fellow students.  Cheap Judases indeed.  This points out one of the many  difficulties  when an institution is transformed into a vehicle of one party thought control:  one can never be politically pure enough.  Thus heretics must ever be ferreted out, punished and purged.  That this has nothing to do with higher education goes without saying, but this is what passes for higher education on all too many campuses in this country, the largest of them almost always being supported by taxpayers, and the remainder being supported by Federal student loans.  We are paying quite a bit of money to have students subjected to leftist brainwashing, and that is pathetic beyond belief.


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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. Excellent video. This last week a training course was being delivered to 20+ somethings and will be continuing all this next week. The subject matter is regulatory driven, yet without exception these young people all recently graduated from Academia with either the basic BS degree or an advanced degree (a few with an MS and one with a PhD) are liberal leftsts. Conversations on break or in the hallway easily reveal this to be the case. These people are completely consumed with the idiocies of anthropogenic global warming, gender as a spectrum, social justice as morality, feminism as female equality in function, etc. One must tread very carefully in this mine field. There was in fact an incident (not caused by the instructor) where a Manager had a talk with the students of that class about diversity and inclusivity and tolerance. Fathom that sort of thing having to be done in a course devoted strictly to scientific nuclear regulations.

    I hate, loathe, abhor, detest, despise, and hold in utter disdain and contempt liberal progressive feminist leftism. Not the person holding those views (often because of brain washing in college), but the ideology itself. The person needs serious prayer.

  2. Isn’t that just like demented liberals (redundant for clarity)? Isn’t that akin remaking college campuses into re-education/indoctrination centers?

    Anyhow, It’s time spit on one’s hands, to hoist the black flag, and begin to repudiate the fabricated/fictional moral and fake intellectual supremacy, which have always been lies.

    Their caricatures of “social justice” represent collective guilt and punishment, which is injustice. Individuals only can be praised or punished for the good or evils they did.

  3. The faculty don’t have the stones to put these characters out of business, because faculty are fundamentally other-directed people and making a stink about these sorts of patronage programs is status-lowering. The trustees don’t have the stones to put an end to this because they’re generally negligent and hollow at nearly every institution. The institution needs a good financial crunch at which point some of these zero-marginal-product positions may disappear.

  4. I know that this will make some people”s heads explode but this sounds like Ayn Rand’s semi auto-biographical novel ” We the living “. I recounted her experiences going to university just after the Russian revolution. Whatever you may think about her philosophy it provides with a rather bleak is accurate picture of the future if we continue on the road we are on now .

  5. It is the ten dollars and hour for being a good citizen. Virtues cannot be bought or paid for and citizenship or patriotism is a virtue exercised for the common good.

  6. One well written law allowing future employers to reject any student whose resume includes attending any university that tramples upon free speech ought to do the job.

  7. ne well written law allowing future employers to reject any student whose resume includes attending any university that tramples upon free speech ought to do the job.

    They can do that now. What sort of people end up as trustees? Corporate executives and lawyers, that’s who. The President of the Duke Board of Trustees while Richard Brodhead was revealing himself to the world to be a weasel with terrible judgment was Robert Steel, later CEO of Wachovia and a subcabinet officer in George W. Bush’s Treasury department. It’s doubtful these types give a rip about this, not when they’re acting as trustees, not when they’re acting as recruiters, and not when they’re selecting places for their youngsters to study.

    These incidents are pus. They tell us the patient is facing a severe infection.

  8. Hegel is rather good on the politics of virtue: “Virtue is here a simple abstract principle and distinguishes the citizens into two classes only—those who are favourably disposed and those who are not. But disposition can only be recognized and judged of by disposition. Suspicion therefore is in the ascendant; but virtue, as soon as it becomes liable to suspicion, is already condemned.”

    He reminds us that “Robespierre set up the principle of virtue as supreme, and it may be said that with this man virtue was an earnest matter.”

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