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This university considers creating ‘critical race’ studies department

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Just weeks after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning federal contractors and grand recipients from teaching Critical Race Theory, the University of Chicago is debating the creation of an entire critical race studies department. 

In an effort to dismantle everything Trump did, Joe Biden reversed the order.

Let cancel culture roam free. 

As reported by Campus Reform in October, a group of faculty members at the university went on a diversity strike, during which they pledged not to participate or collaborate in university-sponsored diversity initiatives until their demands were met, per BizPacReview. 

One of the demands was a call for the academic institution to form an “External Advisory Council” to provide advice to faculty on the proposal for a new critical race studies department. 

“Alongside an adequately funded and autonomous Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, effective teaching and research on race at the University of Chicago requires a Department of Critical Race Studies,” the letter stated. “It is, in fact, extraordinary that we should have to articulate this as a demand in 2020.” 

In December, the university’s Provost Ka Yee Lee provided the requested funding to create a proposal for the new department, which will be announced by the end of the 2020-2021 school year, BizPacReview reports.

One student says that this new department is the last thing University of Chicago needs. 

“It will just pour more tuition money into indoctrination instead of education,” Evita Duffy said. 

“Professors and students with dissenting points of view already walk on eggshells, afraid that they will be the next victim of cancel culture on campus. Empowering a new department with this divisive, Marxist ideology will decrease intellectual diversity, increase self-censorship and destroy honest debate on campus.” 

Assistant Director for Public Affairs Gerald McSwiggan said that the provost has committed funding for the proposal to create a new academic department 

“While the provost cannot create or fund a new university department unilaterally, Provost Lee is committed to ensuring that University processes are clearly-defined, open, and available to review the final proposal. The Office of the Provost has committed funding to conduct research on existing academic units in the field, learn about best practices, and develop a proposal for review through University processes,” he said. 

Implementing a critical race studies department would only further divide students and ultimately the country. 

The theory promotes the idea that racism is everywhere, therefore encouraging people to search for it in every area of society. It serves as a way to continually structure and maintain inequality, while enabling radical racial identity politics. 

Critical Race Theory cannot be satisfied, no matter how much you feed it. 

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  1. Debbie Forrest

    February 4, 2021 at 7:35 am

    So much for Unity China Biden!

  2. Dave Owen

    February 6, 2021 at 1:52 am

    More theoretical learning and less practical education. Ok, but first have students read Shelby Foote’s three volume The Civil War – A Narrative.

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American Pediatrics to Scrutinize ‘Entire Catalog’ to Eliminate ‘Race-Based’ Medicine

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is “committing to scrutinizing its ‘entire catalog,’ including guidelines, educational materials, textbooks and newsletter articles” in order to “abandon race-based guidance,” reports the Associated Press.

The AP reports that “for years” pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines “linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice.” The Academy announced its new policy Monday, saying it will put all guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and resulting health disparities.

The Academy says it is purging outdated advice and is committed to scrutinizing its “entire catalog” such as guidelines, educational materials, textbooks and newsletter articles, said Dr. Joseph Wright, lead author of the new policy and chief health equity officer at the University of Maryland’s medical system.

The AP writes the Academy’s decision began before George Floyd was killed in 2020, which intensified doctors’ concerns “that Black youngsters have been undertreated and overlooked” , said Wright.

Specifically, a revision to its newborn jaundice guidance which currently suggests certain races have higher or lower risks, is planned for this summer, said Wright. “Last year, the academy retired a guideline calculation based on the unproven idea that Black children faced lower risks that white kids for urinary infections” reports the AP. “A review had shown that the strongest risk factors were prior urinary infections and fevers lasting more than 48 hours, not race, Wright said.”

The AP reports:

In recent years, other major doctor groups including the American Medical Association have made similar pledges. They are spurred in part by civil rights and social justice movements, but also by science showing the strong roles that social conditions, genetics and other biological factors play in determining health.

Dr. Valerie Walker, a specialist in newborn care and health equity at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, called the policy “a critical step” toward reducing racial health disparities.”

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D.C. Elementary School Gives Children ‘Fistbooks’ to identify ‘racist family members’, identify their own ‘white privilege’

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The obsession liberals have for infiltrating the minds of children is increasingly dangerous. A Washington, D.C. public elementary school gave children as young as 4 in Pre-Kindergarten, through 3rd grade, “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids.”

The book shows white and black drawn characters; the cover is a Black figure holding a sign above the head, as if in a protest, that reads “ARFC Fistbook for kids.” Underneath the drawing reads (It’s a Fight Club. We don’t do “handbooks.”)

The purpose of the book is for children to identify their own racist tendencies, as well as identify “racist members” of their family. “As part of this work, each student has a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home,” a letter from the Janney Elementary School Principal Danielle Singh explained.

“We recognize that any time we engage topics such as race and equity, we may experience a variety of emotions. This is a normal part of the learning and growing process. As a school community we want to continue the dialogue with our students and understand this is just the beginning” the letter continued.

“Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” explains that “white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance,” and that “it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America.”
“If you are a white person, white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin,” the “Fistbook for Kids” explains.

“Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it.” The “Fistbook for Kids” says anti-racism “isn’t a spectator sport” but requires “being loud, uncomfortable, confrontational and visible to ensure change is made.”

A series of questions in the book asks children, “Where do you see racism in yourself? This requires true soul-searching. Be real with yourself, don’t feel guilt/shame and own it. It’s the first step in becoming an anti-racist.”

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