Under the guise of so-called “social justice,” far left radical theorists like former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers are gaining a foothold in America’s public schools. But, I discovered these same theorists have infiltrated my alma mater, Wheaton College — the school often regarded as the evangelical flagship. Plus, some Wheaton staff are espousing a view of America consistent with the Left — that it’s an oppressive nation that perpetuates injustice. Below is an 11-minute investigative piece I produced that aired on the Sandy Rios Show on the Salem Radio Network.
After my piece aired, Sandy Rios interviewed Sol Stern, a contributing editor to “City Journal” and a senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute. “I’m actually shocked that a self-described Christian college would foist these horrible ideas on our future teachers and encourage them to then foist them on future students,” Stern said. “It’s stunning…” Below is audio from that interview.
Sandy also interviewed Stephan Thernstrom, Winthrop Research Professor of History at Harvard University and also Manhattan Institute senior fellow. “It just strikes me as very naïve,” Thernstrom says of Wheaton’s response. “The fact is many sinister, oppressive, hideous political and social movements in history have had noble rhetoric. They pretended to be grand in their solutions of human problems…” Below is audio from Thernstrom’s interview.
Sandy has received lots of e-mail response to her show devoted to Wheaton’s promotion of social justice. One e-mail she received from the parent of a Wheaton student was very telling. “When she would come home from school, we noticed her worldview was changing…” Audio of Sandy reading the e-mail is below.
Below is a link to Wheaton’s response to my investigative report. I am disheartened the school is not addressing the issues I raised, but instead mischaracterizing my investigation. However, we are in dialogue and I am truly hoping Wheaton will change its stance. (Note: This post has since been removed by the college. Read the blog update on this development.)