“Do you have a PASSION for SOCIAL JUSTICE? Do you want to make a DIFFERENCE?”
The left’s agenda continues to eclipse the pursuit of actual scholarship.
Campus Reform reports:
Students earn credit for ‘organizing’ for ‘social justice’
The application for a new “grassroots community organizing” course at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst asks students their opinion on being “woke” and to respond to comments on the challenges faced by the “left.”
“Do you have a PASSION for SOCIAL JUSTICE? Do you want to make a DIFFERENCE?” asks a flyer advertising the course. The course, being offered to students at all five University of Massachusetts colleges seeks to teach students how to advance “social justice” through grassroots organizing organization.
Students will earn five-course credits by studying “ways that diverse communities build power to address complex systems of marginalization, violence, and inequality.”
The course description states its primary objective is, “…for students to develop the capacity to learn from and act in effective and complex solidarity with communities organizing for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice.”
The course application includes an essay prompt in which students must respond to a Facebook post by scholar-activist Keeanaga-Yamahtta Taylor made seven days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The post refers to “the issue for the left” as being “how do we get from where we are today to where we want to be in terms of making our marches blacker, browner, and more working class.”
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