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Racist Indoctrination in Education

via small dead animals, David Thompson posts a couple of videos laying out incredibly shady practices at U. of Delaware. Watch the videos, prepare for outrage. This kind of thing is nothing new on college campuses, but it’s useful to be reminded of what kind of things are going on at many colleges throughout our country.

David highlights a particularly egregious portion of the curriculum: “The term [racist] applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality.”

Every single education student at my grad school is required to take a “Diversity” course as one of the four “core” classes (along with Teaching Reading, Teaching Math and Intro to Child Psychology). Mine was taught by a Professor Henry Evans (his “slave name,” as he put it) who was a pitiful excuse for a teacher. He would basically ramble for two-plus hours every week, using non-specific, obviously fabricated anecdotes in order to “prove” inherent societal racism. I would leave every class boiling over with anger and frustration that I was being forced to pay money and spend time enduring this.

Myself and a few other students tried to speak up, to counter some of the asinine claims that Evans made throughout the course, but we soon learned that to do so was futile. A basic tenant of the course was that despite his blatantly obvious liberal/Marxist leaning, Evans would fall back on the blanket statement that all we were learning were “theories of diversity.” Nothing he was attempting to indoctrinate us with was his personal belief, so he claimed, so he wasn’t obligated to defend any of it. He was merely introducing us to the various “theories,” in order that we might select one to use in our future educational careers.

The reason I bring this up is that at the end of the semester, the class was required to read and discuss a book entitled “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race.” The ground from which the author argued was remarkably similar to that included in the U of D “orientation” handbook. All white people are racist. No “person of color” can ever be racist. Case closed.

Again, Evans refused to take a stand on this statement, “Now, this is what the author is saying. How do you feel about it?” But any student who attempted to argue the point was immediately subjected to a nonsensical cross examination from the professor, one that, as usual, was based on unverifiable personal anecdotes, and was therefore irrefutable. Meanwhile, any student that went along with the professor’s obvious party line was encouraged and congratulated.

As I said, every education student at my school is required to take this course before becoming a teacher. And this is merely the opening salvo in the indoctrination of our future educators.

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03/26/2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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