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Faculty Members at Syracuse University Call for More Courses on Diversity

Faculty Members at Syracuse University Call for More Courses on Diversity

“Currently Syracuse University has a single-course diversity requirement”

At some point in the not too distant future, schools are going to start offering a degree program in diversity. Mark my words.

WSYR News reports:

Syracuse University faculty call for more courses on diversity

Nearly 150 Syracuse University faculty members are asking the administration to invest in more diversity courses after at least 15 acts of racism or anti-Semitism since November.

148 faculty members signed a letter asking the administration to invest in a university-wide liberal arts core curriculum.

One of the co-authors, Professor Biko Gray, tells NewsChannel 9’s Nicole Sommavilla they hope a curriculum centered upon the humanities, arts, and social sciences would reinforce critical thinking, creativity, and ethical sensibilities that would encourage students to be more thoughtful and responsible.

“I think a lot of us were concerned that the SEM 100 course was not working,” said Margaret Susan Thompson, a history professor who signed the letter.

Currently Syracuse University has a single-course diversity requirement fulfilled through SEM 100, which is a first-year seminar. Thompson feels it introduces students to complex issues affecting our country, community, and the campus, but does not give them the tools they need to handle them.

On Thursday, the Board of Trustees Chair Kathy Walters sent a letter to the Syracuse University community, announcing it will have an Independent Advisory Panel review the current framework for diversity and inclusion.


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All the insane behavior they had in the Soviet Union….just amazing to see it unfold here. Are you woke enough, comrade? Better safe than sorry.

150 acts of racism or anti-semitism. Wow.

I’ll ask the obvious question: Were any of them not hoaxes?

More to the point, how many of them were perpetrated by some of the exact people now demanding more courses in diversity?

More wasted tuition money. Those peofessors couldn’t survive in the real world so they decelope useless courses and force them on students.

Could someone explain to me exactly what is “taught” in a course on diversity?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to chocopot. | December 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    You are taught that if you are white, straight, male, or any of those either singly or in combination, that you are guilty of seism, homophobia, privilege, etc. If you do not confess to your sins, you receive either a low grade, or a failing grade.

    In summary: You will honor, promote, and step aside for the protected classes, and LIKE it or ELSE.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

In my dear dead days of college, there were NO “diversity course” requirements. We learned about diversity simply by being in college.

Observing the sniveling women who thought college was for chasing men.

Watching the dumb jocks, helped along with good grades by order of the board, so they could still play with their balls and Win One for the Alumni.

Seeing some members of exalted minorities making demands for this and demands for that, and demands for something else, while some from the same exalted minorities went to class, studied, got good grades, and graduated. The differences in the subsets correlated with the majors undertaken, d we noted this, at least at the backs of our minds.

Yes. We had plenty of diversity training.