“despite concern over how the class may have played a role”
This course was taken by the former student who committed an act of terror on campus two years ago.
Campus Reform reports:
OSU expands ‘microaggression’ course taken by Somali terrorist
Ohio State University is expanding a course on “microaggressions” and “social justice,” despite concern over how the class may have played a role in the 2016 knife attack that wounded 13 people and led to police killing Abdul Artan, the student attacker.
The course, “Crossing Identity Boundaries,” was first offered in 2015 by the school’s Multicultural Center, which touted it as an opportunity for students to “identify microaggressions within their daily lives” and discuss ways to “challenge systems of power and privilege.”
Though the course initially had one section, interest grew and by Fall 2016 the course had three sections, further expanding to five sections by Spring 201. And now, for Fall 2018, OSU is offering six sections of the course, with space for at least 136 students.
On November 28, 2016, Somali-born student Abdul Artan rang campus police to report an emergency chemical leak in the engineering building. To get students out fast, the fire alarm was pulled, and dozens of students evacuated the building.
Then, at 9:52 a.m., Artan drove a Honda Civic into the courtyard, striking several students before crashing into a brick wall. He then exited the car, reportedly “let out a war cry,” and began attacking passerby with a butcher knife. Thirteen people landed in the ER.
Within minutes, the attacker was shot and killed by police.
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