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The Global Normalized Corruption of Higher Education

Politics is war conducted by other means. In political warfare you do not fight just to prevail in an argument, but to destroy the enemy's fighting ability...In political war the aggressor usually prevails...Politics is a war of position. In war there are two sides: friends and enemies. Your task is to define yourself as the friend...while defining your opponent as the enemy whenever you can. In political conflicts, the goal is not to refute your opponent's argument, but to wipe him from the face of the Earth.
David Horowitz, The Art of Political War

Academic corruption undermines the capability of universities to foster high quality human resources and the means of societies to trust the integrity of higher education outputs. Higher education has become a huge deception in our society as educational institutions value fiat monetary systems over knowledge. Corruption in higher education is an emerging topic in the field of education research. There is a phenomenal growth in the number of media reports on corruption in higher education over the last decade. The socioeconomic context of educational reforms and changes in each country has major forms of corruption in government and higher education. There is a need to determine which aspects of corruption in higher education should be more prioritized or advanced.

Corporations and businesses coerce young minds seeking employment to get college degrees to be hired by only accredited colleges and universities. Accredited institutions are able to charge any level of tuition they wish while serving the status quo agenda as opposed to the will of liberty and knowledge. Higher education services lobby the federal and state governments to enact laws favorable to their agenda of high tuitions at the expense of students trying to change the world, for example, the student loan program.

The mainstream American culture is increasingly characterized by a declining interest in knowledge and an absorption divisive politics. It has become more difficult for educators at all academic levels to provide alternative conceptions of political liberation and its relations with education. Thomas B. Walsh reports, in 2008 to 2016, during a period of artificially low interest rates, the total student loan debt doubled from $640B to $1.3T, and the average student loan balance increased 80% from $20K to $36K. Interest rates are on the rise and the student loan debt crisis is expected to mutate into a financial catastrophe. There is current global assault on critical education by the increasing westernized corporatization of the university, thus, higher education must be protected and defended by public masses who value academia as a way to provide social mobility and equity. Currently, the academic world has become adjuncts to corporations that align themselves with dominant interests that serve largely to consolidate authority rather than critique the exploitations upon citizens; this is inhumane and unconstitutional.

The refusal to evaluate controversial issues and examine its role in causing human suffering indicates a decline in civilization as self proclaimed intellectuals value models of immorality for selfish gain. For example, there are widespread efforts across the United States of America to ban critical race theory (CRT) from classrooms such as:

  • Nine states (Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Arizona, and North Dakota) have passed legislation. Arizona’s legislation was overturned in November by the Arizona Supreme Court.

  • The state bills have passed the legislation and strategically avoid using 'critical race theory', similar to the United States Constitution failing to mention slaver. [clever yet savagery]

These legislations ban the discussion, training, and orientation that the United States is inherently racist as well as discourse on conscious and unconscious bias, discrimination, marginalization, privilege, and oppression. These limitations on education serve to protect the ego of white people and perpetuates the white supremacy agenda which has global implications. Whether democratic or republican, legislatures aim to regress the racial progress by creating laws that forbid educators from giving lessons on racism, race relations, and the true history about the United States of America (U.S.A). What type of society allows for the intellectual deprivation of all of its citizens regardless of race? It is an apparent and clear sign of an act against humanity, this is detrimental because U.S.A is seen as a global power thus sets a precedence for the rest of the world.

What is CRT?

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is that race is a social construct and that racism is embedded in the United States legal systems and policies, including the criminal justice system, the economic market, the housing market and the education system. Racism is a compilation of unjustifiable systems that exists system-wide in America to subjugate and oppress non-white people, who are particularly indigenous, Afrakan or both. American capitalism is chattel slavery, that incorporates systemic racism, lynchings, the KKK, genocide of Indigenous people, the pra