“Identity and Social Issues: Critical Race Theory”
Many people in education are not listening to anyone and in some cases are ignoring law. They’re just doing what they want to do.
Campus Reform reports:
‘Critical Race Theory’ course taught at University of Iowa one year after governor’s ban
A course at the University of Iowa (UI) appears to teach Critical Race Theory despite a state law banning its teaching in classrooms.
According to the syllabus, students in the course will “acquire a solid understanding of pieces by major theorists and thinkers such as Stuart Hall, Hortense Spillers, and W. E. B. Du Bois.”
House File 802 was signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds on June 8, 2021.
“Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character,” Fox News reported Reynolds saying at the time.
After the House File was signed into law, UI released a statement announcing its plan to continue teaching diversity in the classroom.
According to the syllabus, the course will teach students to comprehend different terms pertaining to race relations such as “color line, intersectionality, and double consciousness.”
Readings include Race and Relations and Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color, according to the syllabus.
Another required reading is Richard Dryer’s “The Matter of Whiteness,” which argues that White people are systematically privileged and that being White secures a position of power.
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