“Do your calling out in a safe way”
This is a college course on communications. Why would anyone pay for this?
The College Fix reports:
College assignment tasks students with ‘calling out’ someone for racism or homophobia
An assignment in a course offered at the University of New Hampshire tasks students with “calling out” another person for their alleged racism or offensive language.
The assignment is part of an “introductory communications course on social interaction” taught by Edward Reynolds, the Post Millennial reports.
Neither Reynolds nor a UNH spokesperson responded to requests from The College Fix seeking comment.
Details of the assignment were first shared by the Twitter account “Libs of Tik Tok.”
“In this challenging activity, you will be asked to call in someone on their ableist racist or homophobic use of language, for micro aggressions (or an act of racism) towards a person of color, homophobia against LGBTQI+ or ableism against a disabled person,” states Reynolds’ description of the assignment, titled “Calling-in.”
Gender is acknowledged to be “important,” but Reynolds stated he omitted it from the assignment for “some complex theoretical reasons.”
“Do your calling out in a safe way,” the assignment states.
“Remember to say you know they mean well and are a good person,” the assignment description continued. “That you care about them and that is why you care that they are expressing their real values, not accidentally being hurtful. Suggest for them an alternate way of expressing themselves that doesn’t marginalize or oppress.”
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