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Emory University Adding ‘Race and Ethnicity’ Requirement in Fall of 2021

Emory University Adding ‘Race and Ethnicity’ Requirement in Fall of 2021

“as part of their General Education Requirement beginning in the fall of next year”

Progressive ideas are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

The College Fix reports:

Emory University to add ‘Race and Ethnicity’ requirement in fall 2021

Emory University will mandate that students take a “Race and Ethnicity” course as part of their General Education Requirement beginning in the fall of next year.

According to The Wheel, the new obligation comes five years after the group Black Students at Emory demanded a requirement “that focuses specifically on the histories and experiences of people of color.”

President of Faculty Representatives at the Emory College Senate Elena Pesavento said the College Senate will choose a course that is currently offered. The class will teach students how “racial and ethnic antagonisms and inequality develop historically,” and “how to communicate respectfully across ‘various racial and ethnic perspectives,’” Pesavento said.

As noted in the College Senate proposal, in order to satisfy the new requirement a course must meet three of the following:

• Develop a critical awareness of how racial and ethnic antagonisms and inequality develop historically through individual, institutional, and cultural forces.
• Discern how racial and ethnic power dynamics shape and may be reflected in intellectual inquiry across disciplines.
• Recognize the ways in which race and ethnicity intersect with other group identifications or ascriptions, such as language, religion, class, ability, nationality, sexuality, age, and gender.
• Adopt tools to communicate more effectively and respectfully with others from various racial and ethnic perspectives.


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Business as usual.

healthguyfsu | May 22, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Math is optional, grievance studies mandatory

It’s such a high-quality, important course that nobody would take it if they don’t make it mandatory.

So now all students will be forced to take a political grievance course where they will be graded on their political opinions. This is a blatant means of intimidation to erase any conservative opinions or other independent thoughts on campus and replace them with the Politically Correct dogma.

This is brainwashing on a par with China’s re-education camps.

    Albigensian in reply to OldProf2. | May 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Presumably one must not only take this course but pass it. Which (again presumably) means expressing the politically correct viewpoint which invariably is the starting point for such courses.

    Of course, Emory is private. I’d think a First Amendment challenge might be appropriate at public universities demanding similar requirements, at least to the extent that students must express not merely that they understand the political viewpoints being taught but must agree with these in order to pass (and thus to graduate).

I hope that lots of prospective applicants read the college materials closely enough to notice this new requirement and to allow it to influence their opinions of Emory. I would probably have let this help me decide not to apply to Emory.

Although fewer and fewer colleges have not given in to the liberal contamination. If I were 16 years old now, I don’t know what colleges I’d be applying to.

how to communicate respectfully

Only if you’ve redefined “respectfully” as “hectoring”.

caseoftheblues | May 22, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Here’s the entirety of the course…..
White people are bad

    OldProf2 in reply to caseoftheblues. | May 23, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    There are a few other topics:
    Boys are bad.
    Heterosexuals are bad.
    Capitalists are bad.
    Free speech is bad.
    Jews are bad.
    Christians are bad.

Here’s an idea: Treat everybody the same.

Required political propaganda & morals courses need to be illegal. Next there could be required anti-Islamophobia courses, anti- hate speech courses, required Latino & LGBT+ appreciation courses, etc.
This is stealing a citizen’s time & money to have some group’s political & moral opinions forced on him. There’s even a free speech problem here as disagreements can be punished with a failing grade. Can’t this be properly challenged in state or even federal court?

The idea is, in part, to discourage wrongthink applicants from even applying, so they have a student body that is in extreme lock-step with their Communist faculty.

Besides, anyway wanting to study STEM in Atlanta with half a brain will go to Georgia Tech.