“course description admits that the reading materials are largely unsubstantiated claims and anecdotes from partisan espousers of highly politically charged movements”
Critics claim this is really just about advancing the left’s political agenda.
Campus Reform reports:
UCLA’s ‘Storytelling for Social Justice’ pushes ‘unsubstantiated’, ‘one-sided’ claims, critic says
A course at the University of California-Los Angeles promises to educate students in the ways of “storytelling for social justice” so that they can share messages of social justice with the “larger community.”
The “UCLA Extension” program is offering a “Storytelling for Social Justice” course that encourages students to view society through the lens of multiple groups, including those from the “MeToo” movement, Black Lives Matter, the “LGBTQ” community, and illegal immigrants.
The course taught by author and activist Sahba Rahbar is titled “Storytelling for Social Justice” and promises to help students “gain access to pathways to explore personal history, family narratives, and stories amidst their communities.”
Students participating in the course “are encouraged to uncover stories that are not included in our history textbooks.” By the end of the course, students are expected to have completed a storytelling project fit to be promoted to the “larger community.”
“The course description admits that the reading materials are largely unsubstantiated claims and anecdotes from partisan espousers of highly politically charged movements, such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, DACA, and LGBT+,” Bruin Republicans Policy Director Michelle Ohanian told Campus Reform, noting that “not all students accept the policies or ideologies of the aforementioned political actors.”
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