“effective teaching and research on race at the University of Chicago requires a Department of Critical Race Studies”
This is the logical next step for higher ed. Pretty soon you will be able to major in Critical Race Theory because that’s what the left wants to promote.
Campus Reform reports:
UChicago considers entire academic department for ‘critical race’ studies
The University of Chicago is considering the creation of a critical race studies department and is funding an effort to look into creating the new academic unit. The move came just weeks after President Donald Trump had signed an executive order banning federal contractors and grant recipients from teaching Critical Race Theory, which the Trump administration deemed “divisive” and “anti-American propaganda.”
President Joe Biden reversed the order in a flurry of executive orders of his own.
As Campus Reform reported in October, a group of faculty members initiated a diversity strike, during which faculty members pledged not to participate or collaborate in university-sponsored diversity initiatives until their demands were met.
Among the group’s demands was a call for the university to form an “External Advisory Council” to “provide advice” to faculty members as they develop a proposal for a new critical race studies department.
“Alongside an adequately funded and autonomous Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, effective teaching and research on race at the University of Chicago requires a Department of Critical Race Studies. It is, in fact, extraordinary that we should have to articulate this as a demand in 2020,” the letter stated.
The Chicago Maroon reported in December that the demand was met, and that Provost Ka Yee Lee had given funding to the “#MoreThanDiversity campaign” to create a proposal for the new department. The campaign says the funding proposal for the new department will be announced by the end of the 2021-21 school year.
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