A new class offered by San Diego State University promises to educate students “on microaggressions in order to reduce and attempt to eliminate the racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, and privileged attitudes on our campus.”
In an email obtained by Red Alert Politics that was sent to all incoming freshmen, Dr. Tanis Stark, SDSU’s Director of Intercultural Relations and Cross Cultural Center, told students that they would learn to interact “sensitively within our diverse campus community” by enrolling in the class.
The class appeared to echo Orwellian sentiments, by promising to educate participants on “specific vocabulary” to use in everyday life, presumably to avoid any perceived microaggressions. Over the course of the semester, students will “learn about multiple perspectives in a brave space,” including “topics of race, class, ability, religious oppression, and power/privilege.”
It is unclear if those “multiple perspectives” included any from the conservative side of the political spectrum, or if the “privileged attitudes” discussed included liberal privilege on San Diego State’s campus.
Brandon Jones, President of the San Diego State College Republicans, told Red Alert Politics, “SDSU’s attempt to create an ‘inclusive’ campus community is becoming almost laughable. Every time I turn around there’s a new course on some type of diversity. In today’s world, everything is a microaggression. SDSU is no longer educating students… they’re teaching them how to become victims. Left-wing indoctrination is a disease spreading like a wildfire.”
Here is the full course listing:
FOUNDATIONS of CULTURAL COMPETENCY
A NEW COURSE FOR ALL MAJORS!
This Fall semester develop skills to interact positively, effectively and sensitively within our diverse campus community and global society by enrolling in ED 203.
Participants will have had an opportunity to discuss openly topics of race, class, ability, religious oppression, and power/privilege in a staff-only space.
-Participants will learn specific vocabulary used on campuses and within academia to describe a multitude of everyday life experiences and perspectives.
-Participants will be educated on microaggressions in order to reduce and attempt to eliminate the racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, and privileged attitudes on our campus
-Participants will be able to engage in meaningful conversations with their colleagues around multiple topics and learn about multiple perspectives in a brave space.
ED 203: FOUNDATIONS of CULTURAL COMPETENCY in a CHANGING WORLD
Two Sections Available:
SECTION 1, Schedule #21327, T & TH, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., SSW-2512
SECTION 2, SCHEDULE # 21328, TH, 4 p.m. to 6:40 p.m., SSW-2532