Saturday, November 03, 2007

University of Delaware brainwashing

An organization called FIRE has recently exposed what comes dangerously close to state mind control at the University of Delaware:

NEWARK, Del., October 30, 2007—The University of Delaware subjects students in
its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism.

The university’s views are forced on students through a comprehensive anipulation of the residence hall environment, from mandatory training sessions to sustainability” door decorations. Students living in the university’s eight housing complexes are required to attend training sessions, floor meetings, and one-on-one meetings with their Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs who facilitate these meetings have received their own intensive training from the university, including a “diversity facilitation training” session at which RAs were taught, among otherthings, that “[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.”

According to the program’s materials, the goal of the residence life education program is for students in the university’s residence halls to achieve certain “competencies” that the university has decreed its students must develop in order to achieve the overall educational goal of “citizenship.” These competencies include: “Students will recognize that systemic oppression exists in our society,” “Students will recognize the benefits of dismantling systems of oppression,” and “Students will
be able to utilize their knowledge of sustainability to change their daily
habits and consumer mentality.” (FIRE, see also HotAir).

No wonder there are so many Leftists in America. They’ve been brainwashed by the University System and can no longer think for themselves! Under legal pressure from FIRE and from bloggers like Michelle Malkin, the University of Delaware has backed off its Soviet-style tactics and many conservatives are cheering the victory.

My question is this: If the administrators of an American University advocated a program in which all blacks, all Hispanics or all Asians were denounced as racists, would that administrator still have a job today? Of course not! Then why are these administrators still employed? Shouldn’t the board of this university send a message that this kind of politically correct, racist, class warfare, brainwashing will not be tolerated? Why does anyone continue to attend or support universities that propogate this communist class warfare propoganda which pits the supposed evil white privileged class against everyone else? Programs like these do not promote tolerance and understanding, they incite division and class hatred.

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