Snitch culture, which is widely denounced by urban communities, is finally being embraced by the University of Arizona to advance the cause of social justice.
Growing up, the only thing worse than a bully was being a tattletale. The characteristic of divulging secrets or informs on others is so repulsive in society that they’re referred to as “rats” and “snitches” — the phrase “snitches get stitches” was coined in the late 1980s as a warning others not to cooperate with authority or else there will be violence.
The Daily Caller reported on Wednesday that Arizona will begin paying students who apply to be a “social justice advocate” to spy on their fellow students and report any racist or sexist behavior to the school administration, particularly microaggressions.
The university’s website describes the job, in particular, as “grounded in the multicultural competency framework and allows student staff to gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively with students and residents across cultures and identities.”
The job listing continues. “The position also aims to increase understanding of one’s own self through critical reflection of power and privilege, identity and intersectionality, systems of socialization, cultural competency and allyship as they pertain to the acknowledgement, understanding and acceptance of differences.”
Additionally, the job demands that they lead discussion groups, plan and execute active and passive social justice programs, and, overall, be the most insufferable human being on campus.
Social justice advocates will be paid $10 per hour and can work up to 15 hours per week. It would be one thing if the university were a private institution and relied on endowments, but Arizona is a public institution and receives taxpayer money. Arizona taxpayers don’t have a choice in funding the social justice program, despite their feelings on it.
What’s worse is that the people most likely to apply to these sorts of positions have itchy social justice fingers. They’re ready to call individuals a “racist” or “sexist” for even the slightest comment that can be construed as politically incorrect, even if no offense was taken by either party involved.
Right now, the position is closed and the university isn’t accepting any more applications, but next time they open, conservatives and libertarians on campus should flood their hiring inbox with resumes and try to even the playing field. After all, they would be creating their own paradox where they want to police discriminatory behavior while they themselves are exhibiting discriminatory behavior.