BECAUSE COLLEGES HAVE SPENT THREE DECADES CREATING A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT FOR MALE STUDENTS? The Atlantic: Why Men Are the New College Minority. “Where men once went to college in proportions far higher than women—58 percent to 42 percent as recently as the 1970s—the ratio has now almost exactly reversed.”
And yet the admissions and student-conduct offices almost everywhere are overwhelmingly female. Plus:
“There’s a lot of attention on empowering girls. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but males are the ones in crisis in education.”
Jackson thinks there’s a surprising racial component. There’s not much work being done to encourage boys to go to college, he said, because not all of those boys are from racial and ethnic minorities society regards as disadvantaged. A lot of them are white.
“It’s a tough discussion to have and a hard pill to swallow when you have to start the conversation with, ‘White males are not doing as well as one might historically think,’” he said. “We’re uncomfortable as a nation having a discussion that includes white males as a part of a group that is having limited success.”
Well, if you start paying attention to facts like that, progressive politics will lose one of its favorite hate objects.