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Carthage College to Require ‘Race History’ Course in Order to Graduate

Carthage College to Require ‘Race History’ Course in Order to Graduate

“will initiate and staff an intercultural center with additional resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion”

It’s interesting that the school president notes that voluntary ‘diversity trainings’ were insufficient.

The College Fix reports:

Carthage College to require course in ‘race history’ for graduation

The small, private Wisconsin-based Carthage College will now require all students to take a course in “US race history” before graduating, part of its new “action plan” on anti-racism.

President John Swallow defended the Lutheran institution’s new mandate saying (somewhat head-scratchingly) that the history of race is something folks “just don’t talk about because [they’re] too uncomfortable.”

He noted that voluntary/optional diversity trainings, while “valuable,” aren’t sufficient.

“[Staff] and others will be available to help our faculty do this and I’ve committed myself to seek any resources that would be needed nationally to bring in speakers or do workshops because, in some ways, it’s not the facts or the information,” Swallow told the Kenosha News.

Interestingly, Swallow said he believes the alleged “unwillingness” to hold race conversations has led to things like political correctness and identity politics.

From the story:

Beginning this fall, according to the plan, Carthage will initiate and staff an intercultural center with additional resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The center will be located in the Todd Wehr Center. It will be place for students, faculty, and staff to have frank discussions about race and outcomes. The plan also includes the campus engaging with the Braver Angels’ movement, a national non-profit organization, which seeks to de-polarize the discussions around race from politics. …

Swallow said the commitment extends “intentionally” in seeking diverse job candidates and hiring them for staff and faculty positions depending on availability of positions and looks to not only narrow the gap, but eliminate racial and ethnic discrepancies with student retention and graduation.

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Comments

The Friendly Grizzly | August 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Will the course cover the history of what happened to whites after Rhoddesia fell? Or, post aparthieid South Africa?

(I think we all know the answers…)

Paging American University of Rome…paging American University of Rome…

Carthago delenda est.

Raze the campus and sow the ground with salt.

civisamericanus | August 11, 2020 at 8:21 pm

Waste of tuition money. Go somewhere else. Same for any other university with mandatory “diversity” course. Come to think of it, trade and vocational schools don’t teach this swill and they actually equip you to earn very good wages.

Discrimination has been legally unacceptable in this country for more than 50 years, and racism has been socially unacceptable since (roughly) 1968 when George Wallace lost the election and subsequently repudiated his own pro-segregation positions.

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