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Cal State Fullerton to Spend Tens of Millions on Social Justice Programs

Cal State Fullerton to Spend Tens of Millions on Social Justice Programs

“focus on student success and innovation through the lens of social justice”

This is one of the reasons taxpayers should reject the notion of ‘free’ college. Why should people fund this? It’s political indoctrination, not scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Cal State Fullerton joins colleges across the country in spending millions on social justice programs

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) will use a $40 million gift received last summer from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett to fund 11 social justice programs.

The Scott-Jewett Fund for Student Success and Innovation will provide up to $1 million in funding for social justice programs at CSUF for the next three years.

The 11 chosen proposals were selected from a pool of 131 applications, all of which were required to “focus on student success and innovation through the lens of social justice.”

Additionally, the proposals were required to abide by “one or more” of the “Guiding Principles of Social Justice,” according to the fund’s webpage. The principles include “Equitable Learning,” “Identity of Inclusion,” and creating an “Anti-racist Community.”

Garrett Struckhoff, Program Coordinator & Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was granted $60,600 for his “Engineering Social Justice: A Design Challenge” proposal. The proposal will challenge engineering and computer science students to “address social injustice.”

The “top” teams will then be given extra funding to bring their ideas “to the next level,” the description states.

Alvin Rangel-Alvarado, a Professor of theatre and dance, received $103,400 for his proposal to implement “CSUF Dance Program’s research-based policies and initiatives towards anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.” The policies were developed in the fall of 2020.

The department’s Representation, Equity and Inclusion Committee published a ten-point action plan that “remains responsive to the needs of [CSUF] students.”

The plan recommends all staff and students enroll in “anti-racist training.”

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The Gentle Grizzly | September 19, 2022 at 4:36 pm

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“Cal State Fullerton joins colleges across the country in spending millions on socialist programs.”

Fixed that for them…

I don’t see anything wrong with offering, on a voluntary basis, a “recommended” anti-racism training. If the first cohort through the program finds it to be worthless, they are free to give it their negative recommendation. However, some 2020 protestors were demanding a compulsory, required anti-racism training program, which is very problematic. The marketplace of ideas can sort out the gems from the garbage.

I misread the article. When you read the text of the 10 point action plan for the Threatre and Dance department, you can see that they want annual required training. They also want a safe space for students that is away from Faculty and Staff. Also on the list is “Address stigma against effeminate men.”

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