University Drops Math Requirement, Considers New "Diversity" Requirement

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Jun. 14, 2016

At Wayne State University in Detroit, diversity courses may soon take precedence over mathematics.

Via The College Fix:
A large, public research university in Detroit has done away with its graduation requirement that all students must take a math class to earn a diploma. Meanwhile, its faculty have called for the creation of a new "diversity" course.

Wayne State, which enrolls some 27,000 students, is now "leaving it up to the individual departments to decide whether math will be a required part of a degree's curriculum," the Detroit Free Press reports.

"We felt the math requirement was better left to the various programs and majors to decide and to decide what levels of mathematics would be needed," Monica Brockmeyer, associate provost for student success, told the Free Press. "We still continue to support mathematics at Wayne State."
Instead of teaching their students math, they'll be teaching them to cry "racism" about everything.
As the university works to revise its general ed curriculum, a process expected to continue this fall, a memo outlining proposed changes calls for a new 3-credit "diversity course" for all students.

In explaining that priority, the university's General Education Reform Committee wrote in a May 2016 memo that "a clear message our committee received from the university community (faculty, students, staff, alumni, and employers) was that diversity is central to the nature of WSU, i.e., 'Distinctively Wayne State.' Thus we have placed the values and goals of diversity as a central component of the University Core program."

To that end, the committee called for mandatory "signature courses" to address diversity-learning outcomes such as "intercultural knowledge and competence, global learning, or ethical reasoning."

"Finally, we are proposing the creation of specific 'Diversity' courses, with students required to take one course in this designation," the memo states. "These courses will provide opportunities for students to explore diversity at the domestic level and consider the ways in which it intersects with real world challenges at the local, national and/or global level."
If you were wondering, yes, that last sentence was complete gibberish. They can't come out and say it's a course about blaming white people for all the problems in the world, so they use nonsensical terms like "intersectionality" to overwhelm the reader and give their hate the veneer of respectability.



Eric Blair, aka. George Orwell, described how the scam operates in his 1946 essay, "Politics and the English Language."
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenceless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements. Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them. Consider for instance some comfortable English professor defending Russian totalitarianism. He cannot say outright, ‘I believe in killing off your opponents when you can get good results by doing so’. Probably, therefore, he will say something like this:
‘While freely conceding that the Soviet regime exhibits certain features which the humanitarian may be inclined to deplore, we must, I think, agree that a certain curtailment of the right to political opposition is an unavoidable concomitant of transitional periods, and that the rigors which the Russian people have been called upon to undergo have been amply justified in the sphere of concrete achievement.’
The inflated style itself is a kind of euphemism. A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.
This is why when you hear a Marxist professor talk everything they say is incomprehensible garbage.



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