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Protesters at Cal State Say Curriculum Changes Will Lower Ethnic Studies Enrollment

Protesters at Cal State Say Curriculum Changes Will Lower Ethnic Studies Enrollment

“Courses offered at the campus are determined by student demand.”

Opponents claim the changes are an effort to phase out the programs, but if people want to take these courses, they will.

The College Fix reports:

Cal State protesters miffed curriculum changes may decrease ethnic studies enrollment

Various students and faculty in the California State University system are cheesed that a pair of executive orders affecting curriculum will have a negative impact on ethnic studies enrollment.

According to the Press-Telegram, CSU Chancellor Timothy White’s Executive Orders 1100 and 1110 deal with making it easier for students within the Cal State system to transfer, and how freshmen are placed in courses based on various assessments respectively. Protesters claim the orders will “phase out” existing cultural studies requirements and are concerned about “education equity, behavioral patterns of enrollment and white supremacy.”

CSU Northridge professor of Chicano/a studies Stevie Ruiz said “Twice, our faculty has voted against both (executive orders). I did all the number crunching proving this will destroy our departments by the year 2021.”

CSUN Chair and Professor of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Breny Mendoza added she “fears” the EOs will somehow prevent students from “accessing courses on culture and oral history through gender and ethnic studies.”

CSU officials say the EOs do no such thing. Spokesman Michael Uhlenkamp said “Courses offered at the campus are determined by student demand.”

Last week, demonstrators at Cal State Long Beach echoed Ruiz and Mendoza, and intimated ethnic studies courses should be compulsory.

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This fits perfectly with the old saw that, “A liberal is someone who doesn’t care what you do as long as it’s mandatory.”

Like “gender studies” programs, these “ethnic studies” programs are a cruel hoax. Students graduate with massive debts, and a degree that prepares them for nothing productive except for serving as a cog in the government’s big “diversity” wheel. By eliminating these programs, students will be forced to take courses that expand their minds and perspectives, and courses that might be useful in their future lives.

If the University cancels these “ethnic studies” programs, it will be doing the students a big favor, especially those minority students who are most at risk of majoring in useless areas.

If the entire CSU system offers courses based on “student demand,” does this mean that we can look forward to courses such as “The History of Unicorns,” or “How to Kill Trump,” or “Burning Books for Fun and Profit”? And would the taxpayers ultimately rebel against their money being used for such frivolity?

Protesters at Cal State Say Curriculum Changes Will Lower Ethnic Studies Enrollment

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