“Across America, people are toppling statues and lowering flags that symbolize and honor racism. But the real edifice of structural racism in this country is the education system – and that has to change.”
Coronavirus is taking a wrecking ball to higher education and progressives are making the problem worse by doubling down on their agenda.
Campus Reform reports:
Colleges look to ‘decolonize’ curriculum after national protests against police brutality
Following outrage over multiple instances of alleged police brutality over the summer, many U.S. colleges began the process of “decolonizing” their curriculums.
Schools such as American University have announced plans to review and “decolonize” their curriculums with the goal of increasing diversity in their English department. Rutgers University is doing this by mandating that instructors take an “anti-racist” classroom training in their English department. At Seton Hall University, one professor who is also the program director of the Department of Educational Studies, Edmund Adjapong, wrote a book on advising academics on how to decolonize their curriculum.
According to WBGH, Adjapong uses his new book, Hip Hop Ed, to show educators how they can “decolonize” the curriculum used, such as using “enough readings around race, class and gender,” as well as showcasing scholars of color and using multimedia to further their teaching.
“Across America, people are toppling statues and lowering flags that symbolize and honor racism. But the real edifice of structural racism in this country is the education system – and that has to change. We need to decolonize the classroom,” Adjapong said.
At other schools, the “decolonization” of the curriculum is taking place in bigger ways.
The Dean of the School of Education at American University, Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, said in a late July statement that one of the ways to do this is by issuing grants to those who want to “decolonize our curriculum.”
Other schools like California State University have mandated that students complete a social justice course before graduating. Some schools, such as Rutgers, have already taken steps in this process. In June, the Rutgers English Department announced that it would require all instructors to take “at least” one workshop on “how to have an anti-racist classroom.”
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