Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More Idiocy from American "Higher Education".

University to students: 'All whites are racist'
Mandatory program 'treats' politically incorrect attitudes

Posted: October 30, 2007
9:35 p.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2007

A mandatory University of Delaware program requires residence
hall students to acknowledge that "all whites are racist" and offers
them "treatment" for any incorrect attitudes regarding class, gender,
religion, culture or sexuality they might hold upon entering the
school, according to a civil rights group.

"Somehow, the University of Delaware seems terrifyingly unaware
that a state-sponsored institution of higher education in the United
States does not have the legal right to engage in a program of
systematic thought reform. The First Amendment protects the
right to freedom of conscience – the right to keep our innermost
thoughts free from governmental intrusion. It also protects the
right to be free from compelled speech," said a letter from
Samantha Harris, director of legal and public advocacy for
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to university
President Patrick Harker.

The organization cited excerpts from the university's Office
of Residence Life Diversity Education Training documents,
including the statement:

"A RACIST: 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. By this definition, people of color cannot be
racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not
have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or
acts of discrimination�.'"

The education program also notes that "reverse racism" is "a
term created and used by white people to deny their white
privilege." And "a non-racist" is called "a non-term," because,
the program explains, "The term was created by whites to
deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura
of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift the
responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of
color (called 'blaming the victim')."

The "education" regarding racism is just one of the subjects
that students are required to adopt as part of their University
of Delaware experience, too, FIRE noted.

The "shocking program of ideological reeducation," which
the school itself defines as a "treatment" for students' incorrect
attitudes and beliefs, is nothing less than "Orwellian," FIRE said.

The school requires its approximately 7,000 residence hall
students "to adopt highly specific university-approved views
on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology,
moral philosophy and environmentalism."

"FIRE is calling for the total dismantling of the program,
which is a flagrant violation of students' rights to freedom
of conscience and freedom from compelled speech," the
organization said.

On a foundation blog, a student noted that one residence
assistant told students, "Not to scare anyone or anything, but
these are MANDATORY!!" And the training program for
those who indoctrinate students includes the order: "A
researcher must document that the treatment/intervention
was faithfully applied (ex: specific lesson plans were
delivered to every student, etc.)."

Further, the school requires "a systemic change" as a result
of the program, FIRE noted. As one RA told students: "Like
it or not, you all are the future Leaders, and the world is
Diverse, so learning to Embrace and Appreciate that
diversity is ESSENTIAL."

"The University of Delaware's residence life education
program is a grave intrusion into students' private beliefs,
" FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. "The university has
decided that it is not enough to expose its students to the
values it considers important; instead, it must coerce its
students into accepting those values as their own. At a
public university like Delaware, this is both unconscionable
and unconstitutional."

According to university materials, RAs are instructed to
ask students during one-on-one sessions questions such
as: "When did you discover your sexual identity?" "When
were you first made aware of your race?" and "Who taught
you a lesson in regard to some sort of diversity
awarness? What was the lesson?"

"Students who express discomfort with this type of questioning
often meet with disapproval from their RAs, who write reports
on these one-on-one sessions and deliver these reports to their
superiors. One student identified in a write-up as an RA's 'worst'
one-on-one session was a young woman who stated that she was
tired of having 'diversity shoved down her throat,'" FIRE said.

This particular student responded to the question, "When did
you discover your sexual identity?" with the terse: "That is
none of your damn business," FIRE said.

Requirements for students 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 said.

The foundation said students even are "pressured or even
required" to make social statements that meet with the
school's approval.

"The fact that the university views its students as patients
in need of treatment for some sort of moral sickness betrays
a total lack of respect not only for students' basic rights, but
for students themselves," Lukianoff said. "The University of
Delaware has both a legal and a moral obligation to
immediately dismantle this program, and FIRE will not rest
until it has."

A spokesman for the school, contacted by WND, said he was
not ready to make a statement about the situation right away.

But the foundation's letter to Harker noted, "we have never
encountered a more systematic assault upon the individual
liberty, dignity, privacy, and autonomy of university students
than this program," which "requires students to adopt highly
specific university-approved views on issues."

"Such utter contempt for the autonomy and free agency of
others is the hallmark of totalitarianism and has no place in
any free society, let alone at a public university in the state
of Delaware," the letter said.

Especially alarming, Harris told WND, is that the school defines
learning specifically as "attitudinal or behavioral changes," not
acquiring any sort of knowledge and ability.

Such thinking "represents a distorted idea of 'education' that
one would more easily associate with a Soviet prison camp than
with an American institution of higher education," FIRE said. "As
another example, after an investigation showed that males
demonstrated 'a higher degree of resistance to educational
efforts,' the Rodney complex chose to hire 'strong male
RAs.' Each such RA 'combats male residents' concepts of
traditional male identity,' in order to 'ensure the delivery
of the curriculum at the same level as in the female
floors.' This language is disturbingly reminiscent of a pivotal
scene from George Orwell's '1984,' in which the protagonist's
captors tell him that 'The Party is not interested in the overt
act: the thought is all we care about. We do not merely
destroy our enemies, we change them.'"

No small danger, FIRE noted, is being presented to the
university through such apparent constitutional
violations. "Simply put, the residence life education
program is a legal minefield," the group said.

One student reacted to the indoctrination with
rebellion. On the FIRE blog, he wrote:

"Take the issue of homosexuality, and the rights that should
or should not be associated with it. As a Christian, I believe
that the Bible says homosexuality is wrong, and is a sin
against God. As such, I cannot accept it as a legitimate
lifestyle. While I accept homosexuals as people, I do
not accept their choice as right, and subsequently I do
not think that homosexual couples should be given
marital rights. I accept that others do not hold the
same views as me. But it is wrong that under the
Residence Life curriculum and school mandated
curriculum that I should made to feel guilty for my
views. � It is not the school's right to try to convince
me to embrace the values that Residence Life has
chosen. Essentially, if I do not change my views, I
will be labeled by my RA as not embracing
diversity, and not accepting of certain groups, and
thus my RA will try all the harder to change me. This
is not the school's job, or right."

by KmHarrison on 10/31/2007
There was a poll done (2002-3?) among young people in which two
magazines, a women's and a teens, cooperated to see where
racism is found. The expected result would show that white
young (13-21) people were the most racist. The actual
results, hidden in the back pages of both
magazines, were that blacks were the most racist
group! The university needs to get back to reality.

by RaMu51 1 hour ago
They are trying to indoctrinate the kids so they will bow
to the New World Order.

by ryhmerock 36 minutes ago
This is nothing but an assault on the very soul of these
students. Brave New World, the USSR ... take your
pick. Those of us who understand the seriousness of this
matter and the vileness of this evil, must fight it ! All
7,000 dorm students have every right to sue those
those oppressive thought Nazis and I hope they do. I'm
live in this jackass donkey blue state but my state rep is
an exception to the rule. I'm going to contact him and
demand that the state governemtn cut funding to these
petty tyrants until they cease forcing their perverted,
america hating, commie, enviro-retard attitude upon
these young men and women. This is suppossed to
be an education it's a fraud !

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ! It appears not all
Americans are fooled by the leftist race hucksters. The
black race Is the most racist and hateful towards
whites. But our leftist news media portrays
the opposite. White youth are bombarded with
"white guilt" and the belief that pride In their
European heritage Is racist. Meanwhile the
news media sits Idle as Whites are attacked
by Blacks In "Hush Crimes", But will jump
right away on the less common White on
Black crime. If they keep excusing the
fact that Blacks get away with racially
Insulting and attacking Whites, they
will create a violent racial backlash In
the near future. But those who know the
Elitists plan, know that they relish a
race war. Diversity Is a sham, It brings
Incompatible cultures to America. It
brings cultures to America who are
hostile to us and each other. And It
Is Anti-White as It cheers on a perceived
White demise In the future. But this Is
what the corrupt elites desire. It Is
easier to despotically rule over a third
world nation of divided, squabbling
ethnicity's. Than a Nation of a united
homogeneous people, unity brings
strength. When everyone Is fighting
amongst each other for survival. Who
Is watching the Elites In power ?

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