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Friday, February 02, 2018

American University Rolls Out $121 Million Diversity and Inclusion Plan

American University rolled out a $121 million diversity and inclusion plan Tuesday, which includes the creation and implementation of a MANDATORY two-semester race and social identity course.

American has allocated $60 million for FY 2018, though it began spending the $121 million last spring, and intends to keep spending through next year.

The majority of the funds have been earmarked for scholarships to minority applicants, but $7 million has already gone toward the creation of the American University Experience course.

The first section of AUx, taken in the first semester of freshman year, is built as a psychological, social, cultural, and academic transition into college life. Topics covered include "exploring and expressing identities," as well as "diversity, bias, and privilege," in addition to mental health maintenance.

The sole focus of the second semester is "race and social identity." Students will be instructed in identifying and countering the "coded, contentious, or uncomfortable ways" in which "ethnicity, gender and sexual expression, class, disability, and religion are often discussed."



Anonymous said...

...a MANDATORY two-semester race and social identity course...
That's where they tell you who you are, who everybody else is, and how to think about it all, as if they know themselves.

Anonymous said...

Something tells me that the Caucasian students will automatically receive a failing grade.

Anonymous said...

Cannot FORCE diversity. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

We need some all White colleges.

Anonymous said...

American University is straight up Central Intelligence Agency.

It is a recruiting ground.

Anonymous said...

Whites walk in with a failing grade. They have to work up from a zero.

Anonymous said...

I'm only a high school graduate and I sure as hell don't need a college course to tell me what race I am or my social status.