Diablo Valley College in California is under fire over one of their teachers, Eric Clanton. Internet sleuths claim he attacked peaceful Trump supporters with a bike lock. Diablo Valley College’s student newspaper reported he is not currently teaching, but confirmed that he indeed “was scheduled to return to work for the summer semester.” The school complained that he is the “subject of 4chan harassment” and that the claims of violence are “based on an unsubstantiated allegation from unknown sources.”
Also, an alleged friend of Clanton’s denied the allegations of violence.
I do not know whether Eric Clanton is the culprit or not, but while investigating I uncovered a lot of disturbing information about schools in this area. It paints a very grim picture of Marxist indoctrination in California schools.
The SFSU academic profile for Clanton listed Marxism and Environmental Virtue Ethics as his interests. An OKCupid dating profile that the sleuths associate with Clanton states: “I spend a lot of time thinking about REVOLUTION”
A video is going around of a lecture about “creative forms of resistance.” It is unconfirmed who is giving this lecture or where.
As a feeder school for UC Berkeley, these allegations fit into a troubling pattern of extreme Marxism that leads to violence and suppression of free speech. A Berkeley teacher got caught instigating violence. A middle school teacher at Berkeley city got caught instigating violence. Berkeley’s school newspaper is supporting violence.
As for what is being taught at DVC, I found only a couple lectures online. But they contain some very disturbing Marxist ideology.
Indoctrination Of Sexual Degeneracy
The title of this lecture by family therapist Grace Pacheco is: “Polyamory and Conscious Non-Monogamy in Couple’s of Color Diablo Valley College DVC.” The giggly woman makes some very racist generalizations that would provoke outrage in other contexts, such as that Baptists grow up in “the hood” while Whites have supportive parents.
“Polyamory is another marginalized culture, because the Untied States was built on Christian values–one man, one woman together, only like that…. It’s really an ethical and responsible way to be.”
“Non-monogamy rejects religious rules put in place by Christian slave owners, settlers, and Conquistadors. You know, the theory is that, actually, if we look back, yeah maybe I grew up Christian, you know, in an Evangelical church, maybe in the hood in a Baptist church. It’s basically saying, ‘Wait a second, why am I believing this stuff? But my ancestors–this isn’t really my religion, so I’m going to reject that.’
‘Catholicism–I mean I was always like this in church, but isn’t that like the slave-owners’ religion?’ Okay, so this is where it’s rebellion, it’s revolution, of being polyamorous.
So basically it is a deliberate reflection on how we can actively challenge patriarchy, meaning no longer man owns me. I am not his “chick.” We’re partners on the same playing field.”
Partners? I think a better word would be “comrade.” This is Marxist ideology, after all. Marxism is rebellion against private ownership and removal of personal responsibilities, which are an evil product of Christianity and men. Her narrative about romance portrays traditional marriage somehow as ownership and somehow related to slavery. She portrays relationships as an economic commodity that one person should not be responsible for.
This is sexual Marxism.
“And then also, it rejects the racism able-ism and power and balance in relationships. So, like I said, polyamory is not a fetish.”
As a product of Marxist society, relationships now must conform into its societal rules of class. Relationships are now defined by class.
This ideology becomes incredibly convoluted, as everybody wants to be an oppressed class and get away from the undesirable classes, like White and male. Suddenly there are hundreds, thousands, of classes that we have to juggle. Add multiple partners on top of that, and the formula for “privilege” becomes quite complex, like I imagine tax returns will be in another hundred years.
She shows a complex double-wheel graph of class distinctions:
“So, this is areas of privilege, powerlessness, oppression, and internationality… So, in every single area you can be privileged or you can be like totally oppressed and not privileged….
Candice and Mike both identify as Black. JP is a White man. Okay, we’ve got a problem there. We’ve got a power differential, right, to bring in a person with that much power in the world? Now, Mike has no privilege in–I’m going to say no–it’s just what it is–being a Black male. However, as religious, he identified as Christian which is considered an advantageous religion. Okay, he’s not Black Muslim–that would be harder, meaning more oppression.”
So they break up. The end.
Indoctrination Of Racial Marxism
This lecture from the “Diablo Valley College Speaker Series” is titled “Race, Equity, Justice, and Education.”
The logic here is just as simplistic and twisted. He focuses on equity of output for schools according to race classes. People of a certain race don’t graduate college as much, therefore the problem must lie with the schools. There must be some ingrained injustice in the school institution, as race is a class and all classes are equal. He does not even admit the possibility of another reason, such as class culture or parents.
This follows the Marxist tactic of defining the individual in terms of their class. Marxists seek equity of outcome for all classes through cultural institutions such as college. He says the lack of Black graduates is a problem because we need to “increase America’s economic output.” Not because of the individuals, not because of morality, but because of economic output.
This is classic Marxist ideology. It is a zero sum fallacy. If some class performs better, that means another class is oppressed. If some people receive racism, that means other races are unjustly privileged. Although, it seems to be Whites who are privileged even though Asians perform better… because there are a variety of Asian races… and not Whites, apparently? This guy is all over the place.
The lack of women in the federal Senate must be because of sexism. They can play this game all day, cherry-pick inequalities that naturally occur while ignoring others. What about the lack of Whites in the NBA? What about the lack of Mormons in San Francisco? Marxists pick any fragment of evidence they can to push a narrative of class inequality.
By defining people in terms of class instead of individuals, the Marxists destroy a merit-based economy and personal agency. Suddenly we are lowering the standards for certain people to graduate college. Suddenly certain people get free handouts. By coddling the “minorities,” Marxists only enslave them in a cylce of dependency, because they no longer have personal agency.
This racist rhetoric is not confined to the lecture hall. It bleeds out into the college structure itself.
This is the same narrative that leads to racial segregation in some schools. Marxists push racism and divide by race, oppressing Whites in the name of “equity.” Racial representation becomes a much higher representation of faculty than students of that minority class.
Accreditation In Jeopardy Due To Inept Leadership
After the City College of San Franisco lost its accreditation as a college, Diablo Valley college found itself next on the chopping block.
The commission had previously sanctioned Diablo’s accreditation because the school “had not resolved recommendations made by a visiting team, which involved decision making roles, curriculum and college wide planning within a two year time frame.”
The 2009 report pointed out that the college needed a “uniform process of program review which includes direct evidence of student learning and is used to inform and influence planning and resource allocation and leads to improvement in programs and services.” It found the school lacked “a timely, systematic review and efficient procedures for course and program approval with adequate technology and staff support.” It demanded better communication across organizations “by promoting transparent decision making, honest dialogue and widespread dissemination of internal college documents.”
Apparently these issues did get resolved with the accreditation board, but it just goes to show where the school’s priorities lie. It still has a low faculty to student ratio, which is certainly much more important to learning than the race of the instructors.