Anyone with more than one fully functioning brain cell is well aware of the fact that universities in America today are nothing more than left-wing indoctrination centers designed to take the seeds of progressivism planted in kids’ heads in grade school and nurture them into full grown crops of loyal statists.
Sorry for the flowery language there, but, hey, writing is supposed to be an art, right?
Anyway, it seems not a single day goes by where we don’t hear of some sort of insanity popping out of a major university that has to do with pushing the liberal agenda.
Well, today isn’t going to be any different.
Butler University is wanting to make a social justice curriculum, which sounds pretty horrible as is, but that’s not all they want to do.
They want the sucker to be mandatory too.
From The Free Beacon:
Faculty at Indiana’s Butler University who “have demonstrated a commitment to social justice and diversity (SJD)” have been invited to serve on an advisory committee that will be charged with developing a new SJD core curriculum requirement.
Faculty have until Friday to submit interest in participating in the committee that will determine which existing courses in the catalogue fit the SJD mandate and review proposals for new SJD-compliant courses, according to the university announcement.
The faculty advisory committee will work with SJD Director Robin Turner, an associate professor of political science, to ascertain which courses “identify and explain the causes and impact of privilege, power, and oppression and cultivate tools for overcoming conflict and promoting equality.”
The committee will “build community around this component of the core curriculum.”
At least one member from each college and the library is being sought for the committee.
Students are expected to begin taking SJD courses next fall through a pilot program, but the mandatory requirement won’t kick in until there are a mass of courses with the designation, according to the Butler Collegian.
To be labeled SJD, a course must “recognize multiple and intersecting dimensions of identity and inequity,” and “recognize and critique local, national, or global conditions that enable, perpetuate and/or challenge social injustice and inequity.”
All Butler students will have to take three hours of SJD, so that they’ll be made “aware of marginalized voices in readings and works of art in coursework and various forms of sexuality and gender in ancient times and in present day,” according to the Collegian’s outline of the program.
Again, this is nothing more than indoctrination of the highest order. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if leftists would just be open and honest, admitting that this is what they are doing instead of pretending such courses of action are noble in intent?
This is just one more reason to add to the ever growing list that clearly illustrates college these days is nothing more than a big scam. Everyone is going back to school — thanks to those government loans — flooding the marketplace, you have to pay out the wazoo for classes like these that you don’t need or have anything to do with your major, and on it goes.
Kids, you’re better off going to a trade school. Less debt, higher wages, plenty of jobs. And you don’t have to sit through “social justice” classes. Sounds like a winner all the way around.