By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
Identity politics knows no bounds. Now Ohio State University joins the long list of colleges offering courses on white privilege, micro aggressions, and other topics related to the conviction that all whites are racist, enjoy the perfect life and are genetically just bad people. All of this comes under the general rubric of “diversity.” Conservatives will search in vain for diversity of thought within the course content. Diversity is only diversity if it is defined by the left. Out of state families get to pay $44,000 per year so their children can be educated on this critical topic.
Here is a course summary:
Here is a partial reading list for readers who want to bone up on the topic:
- Waking up White: What it means to accept your legacy, for better and worse
- White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack
- Here’s the perfect explanation for why White people need to stop saying #AllLivesMatter
- 3 examples of everyday cissexism
- The science behind why people fear refugees
- Creating identity-safe spaces on college campuses for Muslim students
- Christian privilege: Breaking a sacred taboo
Meanwhile, per College Fix, homework assignments include, among other things, taking two “implicit bias tests” and finding at least 12 example of micro-aggressions on social media.
Taking the course, offered through the Department of Educational Studies, is one way students can fulfill the university’s mandatory diversity requirement, and many sections are offered throughout the school year.
Part of the homework includes taking two “implicit bias tests,” and writing journals on prompts such as “power/privilege in your life” or calling on Christians to write about what it might feel like to be Muslim, or males on what it’s like to be female, and “reflecting on how this new identity would have impacted your day.”
One big part of the class is a microaggressions group presentation and reflective paper.
The assignment, according to a syllabus, calls on students to “find at least 12 examples of microaggressions using at least 3 different types of social media (e.g., Yik Yak, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest). Explain who the target of the microaggression is and why your group believes it is an example of a negative remark. Provide an example of how you might respond to such a comment.”
At what point does the state government of Ohio step in and ask how this kind of indoctrination helps state funded Ohio State mold better more productive citizens?