UConn Undergraduates Now Required to Pass ‘Anti-Black Racism’ Class to Graduate
“An education at our university must provide many opportunities to confront the history and current reality of injustice and human rights abuses, and we expect our students to be leaders in creating a more just and equitable world.”
Do you want to get a Bachelor’s degree at UConn? You must pass the Anti-Black Racism class. From Campus Reform:
Provost Anne D’Alleva announced on May 17 that the requirement will go into effect during the 2024-2025 academic year with a course that will be similar to the one-credit ABR elective that has been offered since 2021.
“An education at our university must provide many opportunities to confront the history and current reality of injustice and human rights abuses, and we expect our students to be leaders in creating a more just and equitable world. ABR and the curricular changes that are in development are a powerful point of departure from the status quo,” D’Alleva stated.
University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz told Campus Reform that the course requirement was created by the University Senate, which approved the motion 36-25. “The Senate’s discussion includes different perspectives voiced by various members of that body, including faculty and students, so we would refer you to that discussion,” Reitz stated.
According to UConn’s website, the fall 2022 version of the course was designed to instruct students about “foundational concepts related to Black consciousness, Black resistance, Black resilience, and intersectional solidarity.”
Course objectives also included the ability to “[q]uestion the consequences of anti-Black racism in areas such as Black health and wellness; Black agency and resilience; and/or anti-Blackness in higher education.” Students were also informed on how to “[l]ocate valuable resources throughout the University of Connecticut that work to disrupt anti-Black racism for the collective good.”
Citing newly created classes like “Why the Jews? Confronting Antisemitism” and “Confronting Anti-Asian Racism,” D’Alleva also noted that the ABR course has served as a template to “help us as a community to strive for a more equitable and inclusive university and broader society.”
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How much is the tuition fee for this required class?
Are the anti-antisemitism and anti-Asian-hate classes also required for graduation?
Of course not. If I were a UConn student, I would transfer and loudly proclaim why. This is racist and we need to condemn all forms of racism.
Blumenthal 1:46: “Can anything good come out of Connecticut?”
I assume very little of this is about racism, but instead is about how blacks are your moral and social betters, to whom you owe the fealty a serf is obligated to give their lord.
Any references to the black criminality that exists in percentages far beyond the black percentage of the populace?
If they’re normal students, they will write for the prof, graduate, get out, and completely forget about what they studied.
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