College to Ensure 'Correct' View on Race, Whites

Discussion in 'Education' started by William Joyce, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. William Joyce
    Offline

    William Joyce Chemotherapy for PC

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    9,746
    Thanks Received:
    1,143
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Caucasiastan
    Ratings:
    +1,401
    Scary shit...

    Teaching plan: America 'an oppressive hellhole'

    A program proposed at the University of Minnesota would result in required examinations of teacher candidates on "white privilege" as well as "remedial re-education" for those who hold the "wrong" views, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

    The organization, which promotes civil liberties on the campuses of America's colleges and universities, has dispatched a letter to University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks asking him to intervene to prevent the adoption of policies proposed in his College of Education and Human Development.

    "The university's general counsel should be asked to comment as soon as possible," said the letter from Adam Kissel, an officer with FIRE. "If the Race, Culture, Class, and Gender Task Group achieves its stated goals, the result will be political and ideological screening of applicants, remedial re-education for those with the 'wrong' views and values, [and] withholding of degrees from those upon whom the university's political re-education efforts proved ineffective."
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  2. alan1
    Offline

    alan1 USMB Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    18,845
    Thanks Received:
    3,577
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Shoveling the ashes
    Ratings:
    +3,770
    Also from the article,

    Definately scary.
     
  3. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    53,876
    Thanks Received:
    8,015
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +30,439
    This is pretty scary... if it's true.

    No offense, but I don't trust anything I read on WND without corroboration.

    Is there any?
     
  4. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,744
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,748
    Here's another opinion piece, but it has links embedded:

    Teaching the teachers to be politically correct

    Teaching the teachers to be politically correct

    I posted this on another thread. FIRE has done some great work.
     
  5. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    53,876
    Thanks Received:
    8,015
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +30,439
    I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

    Occum's razor has no place in understanding disparate showings in academic achievement. :doubt:

    It's absolutely insane to even consider the possibility that differences in achievement across different cultures is... cultural. :lol:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,744
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,748
    According to FIRE, it will not only be a graduation requirement, but used as screening for new applicants as well. It will be challenged no doubt.
     

Share This Page