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U. South Florida Considers Requiring ‘Oppression Bias’ Training for New Students

U. South Florida Considers Requiring ‘Oppression Bias’ Training for New Students

“in response to a demand from its Black Student Union”

This is all about diversity, equity and inclusion, the new secular, progressive religion of higher education.

The College Fix reports:

University of South Florida may soon require ‘oppression bias’ training for new students

The University of South Florida is exploring a required anti-bias training for all new students in response to a demand from its Black Student Union.

“USF’s Dean of Students Office is considering the purchase of a module on anti-bias from the education technology company EverFi as a requirement for incoming USF students,” the student paper The Oracle reported. The public university currently requires new students to take EverFi courses on financial literacy, alcohol and sexual assault.

Emmanuel Harvey, the president of the Black Student Union, said his group has been advising the administration on racial issues.

“We are students and we do this for free, so we can’t do the work for administration, because we don’t get paid to and that’s not fair to us. So we basically advise them [on actions and policies],” he told the Oracle.

The group did not respond to multiple emailed requests for comment from The College Fix in the past two weeks. The Fix asked what topics the group wanted to see covered in the new module and if it wanted to see all students take the training.

A university spokesperson provided information on the goals of the training and said the school is exploring several options.

“Incoming freshman will initially be required to complete the anti-bias module as part of other Life Skills modules, such as Financial Literacy 101 and Sexual Assault Prevention, which are included in their orientation to campus,” Althea Paul, a spokesperson for the university, said via email to The Fix. “The module would also be available for all students.”…

“The module aims to educate students on diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is reviewing modules created by a few other companies and is also considering developing our own if they do not meet our needs,” Paul said in response to a question on the topics covered by the proposed training module.


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Demands are inherently disrespectful and should be treated like any other hostile act. Why is that so hard for university officials to understand?

The Friendly Grizzly | December 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Were I a prospective student, I’d go elsewhere. Were I already a student, I’d tell the administrators that I don’t answer to student groups.