University to Require Black Studies Courses in Every Major

My college degree is in wildlife/fisheries biology. To obtain that degree, I had to take a myriad of pre-requisite courses, but none of them had anything to do with today’s racial issues. The closest course I took was a humanities course and the one I selected had to do with the Ghost Dance religion of the American Indians. I chose it because it interested me, not for any ethnic or racial concern.

Other than that humanities course, most of my classes were practical – numerous biology, zoology, botany, chemistry, ecology, math, English, etc. Between pre-requisites and required courses, a degree in wildlife/fisheries biology at the time had 156 semester-hours minimum. Very few students were able to complete a wildlife degree in just four years. I can’t imagine how long it would take to obtain the degree today if they threw in more required courses dealing with some of today’s social issues.

Now, students seeking degrees in biology, chemistry, earth science, electronics, physics, engineering, geology, mathematics and even Japanese or German language, at Eastern Michigan University will be required to take courses dealing with black studies.

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In a report from Campus Reform:

Eastern Michigan University is in the process of implementing a “Black Student 10-Point Plan.”

The release, though, confirms that while “it may be difficult to incorporate black studies into certain natural science majors,” for example, the university will be prepared to tackle the challenge, noting that “doing so across all majors will require revisions to many courses.”

Additionally, the “10-point plan” would require all students to complete a “general course on race, ethnicity, and racism” in addition to the black studies course already built into their majors, which, according to the release, would expose students to “issues related to bias and privilege.”

Meanwhile, all “faculty and staff” will be required to undergo a “mandatory cultural competency training” that will address “bias awareness and cultural competency training,” a plan the school hopes to implement “in the coming months.”

The Michigan school will also launch “search committees” starting immediately in an effort to make the “percentage of black faculty equal to that of black students at EMU,” a component of the plan that the school has already had relative success with as “13 percent of new faculty hired for Fall 2016 self-identify as black,” which, the press release suggests, “is an excellent placement rate that exceeds the nationwide populations and exceeds the available pool of black faculty in virtually every academic discipline.”

I know some of you may wonder, but no, I did not get my degree from Eastern Michigan University and am glad I didn’t.

When will all of this racial garbage end?

For years, blacks in America have fought and protested for equality. Their hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., preached about equality and just wanting to be accepted and treated as equals with whites. Thanks to Barack Obama throwing gasoline on the fires of racial hatred, many black activists no longer want equality, they want preferential treatment.

Think about it, what would happen if a university here in America launched a similar initiative to force ‘white studies’ to be built into every major? Black activists would be screaming racism and prejudice at the top of their lungs. The course would be labeled discriminatory and most likely challenged as such in a court of law. Al Sharpton would be leading the protests over a required ‘white studies’ course being required.

Since the 1960s, blacks in America had made tremendous progress in obtaining equality. Yet, under the 8 short years of Obama’s leadership, most of that equality has been undone and replaced with stronger hatred and division than what existed over 50 years ago. The ironic part of it is that Obama is half white and only half black.

Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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