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Illinois State U. Requiring Students to Take Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Course to Graduate

Illinois State U. Requiring Students to Take Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Course to Graduate

“designed to recognize the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society and to address the influence of power among social groups within the United States”

Hey, all those diversity administrators have to get paid somehow, don’t they?

Campus Reform reports:

University will not let students graduate without passing a DEI course

Illinois State University (ISU) is requiring students to pass a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) course to be eligible to graduate.

This requirement will be applicable to all students that enroll in the university beginning in the Fall 2023 semester.

A local NPR outlet reports that specifics on the requirement, collectively known as the IDEAS courses, will be made public prior to the spring 2023 semester.

IDEAS stands for “Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in U.S. Society.”

The mandatory diversity courses are, “designed to recognize the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society and to address the influence of power among social groups within the United States,” according to the university website.

ISU has made multiple efforts to increase diversity on its campus.

In March, the university announced a $4.5 million faculty retention initiative based on those individuals’ commitments to DEI.

The new graduation requirement is an outcome of recommendations for a diversity requirement made by ISU’s Campus Climate Assessment Task Force in 2017.

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How did it ever get this way? I remember when this diversity crap started and could not understand it then – and I still don’t. In order for anything to work properly, all the parts have to work in unison. I suppose that’s why our country is no longer the greatest as it once was….back when the immigrants came here and changed their names to be more like Americans. They wanted to BELONG, not stand out as invaders wanting to change their new country into a version of the one they left. It won’t be long now – the great experiment is almost over.

    artichoke in reply to oldvet50. | May 20, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    That’s not what it’s about. It’s about transfer of wealth and opportunities to groups that get to call themselves “victims” from those who are labeled “oppressors”. Robin DiAngelo says that whites are racist and always will be, and they must constantly compensate for it in material ways; it’s not about being nice.

    That’s what it is, and it’s garbage. It needs an overcompensating rebound.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion … and Access. They’ve added a new concept to the list. This is the first time I’ve seen it but I assume it will become the norm in a short time. No more than a couple years. Possibly a lot less.

This is one of the weird things about being a leftist. They are always trying to top each other. Every one of them feels a need to prove they are the most caring, the most sensitive, the most angry, the most radical.

And the amount of turmoil in society keeps ratcheting higher.

The Gentle Grizzly | May 19, 2022 at 8:38 am

Diversity is so wonderful it is compulsory.

    An Jew, an Episcopalian, a veterinarian, a cowboy, a redneck, a skinny gay, and a fat lesbian all walk into a bar that promotes diversity.

    The bartender says Sorry, we have enough whites.”

ISU graduates a lot of teachers, so look for this to continue in education at all levels

    nordic_prince in reply to rochf. | May 19, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Yes, they were originally a “normal school” (old-fashioned term for teachers’ training institution)…hence the town’s name: Normal, Illinois.

IDEAS stands for “Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in U.S. Society.”

I was thinking something like “Idiots Demanding Equity and Socialism…..”

And it should be renamed DIE; Diversity Inclusion and Equity.

Or racism, for short….

When Kamala Harris was asked what she thought about diversity she replied, “To me diversity means a lot of different things.”

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