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Princeton Announces New ‘Culture and Difference’ Requirement for Fall 2020

Princeton Announces New ‘Culture and Difference’ Requirement for Fall 2020

“perspectives of groups who have historically been excluded from dominant cultural narratives or structures of social power”

If you were hoping the current crisis would stave off some of the social justice requirements in higher ed, you’re out of luck.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton U. announces courses which fulfill new ‘Culture and Difference’ requirement

Forty-one course offerings will satisfy Princeton University’s new “Culture and Difference” requirement this fall semester, as the university aims to expose students to the “perspectives of groups who have historically been excluded from dominant cultural narratives or structures of social power.”

According to The Daily Princetonian, Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss said the new mandate “ensures that […] students encounter the cultural analysis of difference,” which he claimed is “an essential disciplinary approach that had not previously been reflected in our requirements.”

A year ago, the DP reported that “faculty and students alike” believed the then-proposed course requirement changes were “necessary.”

For example, after taking the course SOC 227: Race and Ethnicity, one student said “[you] can’t have a university education and not have a course on race and ethnicity and what role this plays in people’s lives and the role of the government.” A university lecturer approved of “Culture and Difference” because it “acknowledges that structures of power influence the ways we all inhabit the world.”

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‘“perspectives of groups who have historically been excluded from dominant cultural narratives or structures of social power.”

A word salad if ever I heard one. Truly, it is stunning to me that people believe this crap. Why is everyone who is not white considered a victim of their skin tone? As far as ethnicity, we are ALL ethnic. Name one person who doesn’t have ethnicity.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 13, 2020 at 9:51 am

Dear Princeton: I’m a white man. I am going to Princeton to study for a particular field. I will not be there to be talked down to, told how bad I am, or to be told other cultures are equal to mine. I will not pay tuition for this course. Do you want my tution dollars, or not? signed: T. Friendly Grizzly

    You are not their target market. They have no interest in your opinion and will take your statement as proof of your racism.

    You can’t win with these people. They have to be completely defunded.

Note that these “diversity” courses are so popular that they have to be required, or else nobody would take them. Universities undermine the reasons for going to them when they occupy students’ time, tuition, and class schedules with this kind of brainwashing.

Re-education camps.

SeekingRationalThought | April 14, 2020 at 10:41 am

Just another reason not to hire a Princeton graduate. These poor kids don’t have the time to learn how to think nor is the faculty capable of teaching objective thought.

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