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Butler U. Responds to Criticism of Anti-Trump Course by Changing Description

Butler U. Responds to Criticism of Anti-Trump Course by Changing Description

“strategies for resistance”

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The course hasn’t changed at all, they’re just trying to run for cover over backlash.

The College Fix reports:

University whitewashes anti-Trump course description, but content remains the same

Give Butler University credit: It knows how to appease the mainstream media with purely cosmetic changes.

The Indiana liberal arts school said a professor who teaches a “Trumpism & U.S. Democracy” course would no longer require students to plot “resistance” against President Trump in class. But the course remains virulently and uncritically anti-Trump.

Here’s the original, poorly written description for the “special topics” course:

Donald J. Trump won the U.S [sic] Presidency despite perpetuating sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism, and imperialism.

This course explores why and how this happened, how Trump+s [sic] rhetoric is contrary to the foundation of the U.S. democracy, and what his win means for the future. The course will also discuss, and potentially engage in, strategies for resistance.

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Comments

No matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it’s still a pig!

Massinsanity | May 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Thank heavens it doesn’t conflicting with the Queering Film class.

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