An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Brave Newark World
Mike S. Adams
Delaware now requires nearly 7,000 students in its residence halls to adopt specific public university-approved (read: government-approved) views on issues ranging from race, to sexuality, to philosophy. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (see www.TheFire.org) is calling for the total dismantling of the program. Readers of this column should call (302-831-2111) or write firstname.lastname@example.org to Patrick Harker President of The University of Delaware asking him to do the same.
But, at Delaware, the RA who facilitates these meetings has already received his own training, including a â€œdiversity facilitation trainingâ€ session. There, he is taught that at â€œ[a] racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality.â€
The Delaware RA is also taught that the term â€œreverse racismâ€ is created by whites to deny their privilege. An official Delaware training manual says that â€œthose in denial use the term reverse racism to refer to hostile behavior by people of color toward whites, and to affirmative action policies, which allegedly give â€˜preferential treatmentâ€™ to people of color over whites.â€ Then, after defining the term â€œreverse racismâ€ the manual claims that â€œthere is no such thing as â€˜reverse racism.â€™â€ Later, it says the non-existent term â€œreverse racismâ€ is an example of â€œracism.â€
Students who express discomfort with the questioning often meet with disapproval from the RA, who often writes a report on the student and delivers it to a superior. One student was identified in a write-up as the â€œworstâ€ one-on-one session stating that she was tired of â€œhaving diversity shoved down her throat.â€
According to the university materials, the goal of residence life education is for students in the universityâ€™s residence halls to achieve certain â€œcompetenciesâ€ that include statements like: â€œStudents will recognize that systemic oppression exists in our society,â€ â€œStudents will recognize the benefits of dismantling systems of oppression,â€ and â€œStudents will be able to utilize their knowledge of sustainability to change their daily habits and consumer mentality.â€
If you were thinking about dishing out your hard earned money for you kid to attend the University of Delaware, I’d rethink those plans if I were you. I would also like to see any and all federal funding end. This is OUR money and should not be spent on schools trying to destroy the very freedoms that allow them to function.