In the past, it didn’t matter where a person came from or who their parents were, if one of America’s elite universities granted them admissions – their career was set. It is common knowledge that top colleges have produced some of the brightest minds the world has ever seen. But that appears to be changing as one popular employer admitted he stopped hiring ivy league graduates due to their “wokeness”.
On Monday, editor of First Things and writer for the Wall Street Journal, R.R. Reno, admitted that ivy league colleges are producing a workforce that is too woke, too self-important, and lacks the ability to stay silent when it matters most. Reno said, “A decade ago I relished the opportunity to employ talented graduates of Princeton, Yale, Harvard and the rest. Today? Not so much.”
Reno also brought up another good point that these elite educations are not preparing students for the real world. “If students can be traumatized by ‘insensitivity’ on that leafy campus, then they’re unlikely to function as effective team members in an organization that has to deal with everyday realities. And in any event, I don’t want to hire someone who makes inflammatory accusations at the drop of a hat.”
And it’s not just “woke” students that present a problem as Reno revealed that conservative graduates usually possess a hostile nature. “I’ve met recent Ivy grads with conservative convictions who manifest a form of posttraumatic stress disorder. Others have developed a habit of aggressive counterpunching that is no more appealing in a young employee than the ruthless accusations of the woke.”
The editor didn’t stop there as he went on to compare the hostile environment in colleges to the “dhimmitude” that many Jews and Christians witness almost every day in Muslim societies.
For Reno, he has started tailoring his hiring process by searching smaller state colleges and even some private institutions. While the main problem for Reno is unproductive employees, he did admit that a lack of role models has somewhat contributed to the talent being produced by these so-called Ivy League schools.
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on June 10, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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