“How degrading to tell me that I am an oppressor because I am White and a Christian”
Remember that this is just one school where we’re hearing about this. How many other schools are using the same type of materials?
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Students call ISU’s woke orientation materials ‘propaganda,’ ‘indoctrination’
Iowa State University requires freshmen orientation leaders to complete readings on power and privilege, as well as a glossary of inclusive terminology prior.
Two student leaders for Destination Iowa State, a project of the university’s admissions office, shared the documents with Campus Reform, confirming that the readings were mandatory for student leaders.
Both student leaders requested anonymity and reported to Campus Reform that the documents were included in the their training module.
The first document, “Power & Privilege Definitions,” defines words such as “Institutional power,” “prejudice,” and “stereotype.” The document also designates “Levels of Oppression,” listing privileged groups such as “Able-bodied,” “Middle-aged people,” and “English-speaking people.”
This document also defines “Agents of Oppression” as “members of the dominant social groups in the United States, privileged by birth or acquisition, which knowingly or unknowingly exploit and reap unfair advantage over members of groups that are targets of oppression.”
Haylee Fishburn, a DIS student leader and vice chair of Young America’s Foundation, spoke with Campus Reform about her reaction to the document’s message.
“How degrading to tell me that I am an oppressor because I am White and a Christian,” Fishburn said, referring to ISU designating Christians as a privileged group.
One of the other student leaders told Campus Reform that the documents “ruin the [DIS] experience by trying to shove propaganda down the throats of new students by making them fear they won’t fit in if they don’t conform to the norms presented to them on their first days at university.”
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