“told the students they should adopt the university’s diversity principles or they likely don’t belong”
It looks like this professor was just trying to set the tone for what these students would hear over the next four years.
The College Fix reports:
At campus orientation, speaker bashes Fox News, rugged individualism, says America not that great
Before classes even began at The College of New Jersey, lessons were underway for new students, who were told at a recent mandatory new student orientation event that rugged individualism is a myth, Fox News hosts are backward and bigoted, and white people are mentally weak.
All that plus America “was never really such a great place for millions of people.”
The 90-minute presentation took place Friday at the public university in Ewing, New Jersey. It was titled “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and led by Tim Wise, introduced to the crowd as an “anti-racist writer and educator.”
Wise, who has authored books such as “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son” and “Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority,” began his presentation by telling students his talk aimed to highlight “what the purpose of this institution is, what the mission of this institution is, what its vision, what its values happen to be.”
“That can’t wait, that isn’t something that’s secondary to your academic stuff,” Wise told the crowd of about 1,500 students, according to a College Fix reporter who attended the session, one part of the college’s “Welcome Week” for incoming students. Students were told this session was mandatory and they were led into the gym by their orientation leaders.
Wise told the students they should adopt the university’s diversity principles or they likely don’t belong.
“We don’t have to agree on everything, we’re going to have a lot of disagreements, political, social, all types of disagreement because that’s what we do as people,” he said. “There are some core principles when we talk about building a diverse and inclusive community that really are not negotiable, so if you have a problem with those principles you have a problem with this institution, and you probably chose badly.”
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