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New ‘Center for Racial Justice’ at U. Michigan Teaches Activism to Students

New ‘Center for Racial Justice’ at U. Michigan Teaches Activism to Students

“cultivate the next generation of racial justice changemakers”

We’ve gotten to the point where many young people think this is the point of going to college.

The College Fix reports:

New racial justice center at UMich to teach students how to become activists

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan launched a “Center for Racial Justice” this semester that plans to teach students how to engage in activism with an eye toward “Black, Native and Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples.”

The center, on its website, pledges to “uncover the voices of the unjustly silenced” and “offer sound policy prescriptions for a more equitable and just society” through speaking engagements, classes for students, and funding for research and other initiatives.

The center purports to combine research and activism by inviting speakers who focus on topics including economics, sociology, African American studies, and poverty and inequality in a series called “Racial Foundations of Public Policy.”

Rick Fitzgerald, University of Michigan’s spokesman, told The College Fix the center will expand on the campus’ commitment to scholarly discourse.

“Like the university more broadly, the Ford School is committed to and has practices in place that lend to building a diverse and inclusive scholarly environment,” he said via email.

Besides speaking events, the center has scheduled a “Masterclass in Activism.” The final goal of the center is to “cultivate the next generation of racial justice changemakers” in order to devise racially equitable policy prescriptions.

The center has come under scrutiny by some who consider it biased. University of Michigan student Charles Hilu wrote a piece in National Review that criticized the center as a venue toward producing more divisive left-wing activism.

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The Friendly Grizzly | September 27, 2021 at 10:23 am

I wonder what the taxpayers think of all of this…

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