Major University Bribes Its Professors to Turn Courses Into ‘Antiracist’ Education – Opinion

If you’re a professor at the University of Memphis, you may have the chance to make an extra $3,000.

Depending upon eligibility — and provided that I’m aptly adding two and two — you’ll need to teach youngsters to judge one another by race.

If you are interested, this school can help with your cash needs.

Per a link to the proclamation provided by Campus Reform, U of M — which boasts an enrollment of more than 20,000 — hosts the Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative.

Take advantage of the chance

The [initiative] is offering an opportunity for interested faculty to critically consider methods and approaches to redesign existing courses housed within their departments to better advance the tenets and charge of the University’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice.

The project is “designed to support faculty who are interested in redesigning and aligning existing course syllabi with the goals established by the workgroup entitled, Infusing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice into Existing Courses/Curriculum.”

What exactly are the school’s “tenets and charge”?

According to the official website of the Eradicating Racism and Promoting Social Justice plan, these are the recommendations:

(A.) The regular workshops are designed to enhance the cultural competency of instructors and faculty on topics such as racism and race.

(B. Faculty with leadership positions being willing and able to host such workshops

(C) Financial support for instructors who need to perform curriculum design and/or reconceptualization that is specifically targeted at an area of interest. antiracistAgenda

There are three actions in this action plan.

  • Provide funding for the labor and time required by instructors to revise and/or reconceptualize curriculum.
  • Incentivize instructors and professors to take part in cultural competency workshops that focus on race, racism, and designing. antiracistSyllabi and skills development and dispositions to facilitate antiracistDiscussion in the classroom. … Similar to learning effective on-line instructional skills, learning how to develop antiracistCurriculum and teaching skills must be considered essential.
  • Initiate a formal process for compensating and recognising antiracistThese are leadership positions.

“Antiracism” — as laid out by CNN — prohibits microaggressive statements such as this:

“I’m colorblind; I don’t care if you’re white, black, yellow, green or purple.”

Part of the plan’s “Goal 2 — Identify/Develop Critical Curriculum Review Questions and Protocols“:

  • Add an antiracismStatement on major core materials that shows an active stand against discrimination and racism

As relayed by the announcement, at the start of the spring semester, “15-20 faculty members will be selected to serve as the first cohort of Curriculum: Infusing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice into Existing Courses/Curriculum Redesigners/Developers.”

Participants will receive 3,000 Big Ones in two installments: “$1,500 after completion of the syllabi redesign and $1,500 after teaching the newly designed course.”

It is common to teach people how to see each other according their race in order fight racism.

The following cases are examples:

‘Antiracist’ Mental Health Association Fights the Empathy-Strangling ‘Ghost’ of Whiteness

‘Antiracism’ Comes to Kids’ Little League Baseball

Penn State Plans to ‘Reimagine’ K-12, and ‘Antiracism’ Will Lead the Way

University Performs an ‘Antiracism’ Experiment — on Four-Year-Olds

‘Antiracist’ Infant? Childcare Chain Says Babies Should Learn ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’

It’d be interesting to know whether antiracism fights racism in other countries — such as Greenland, which is covered in ice, and Iceland, which is covered in green.

Back to the University of Memphis, the action plan will ensure invisibility doesn’t occur:

It is the nature of race oppression for it to find ways to operate invisibly, and in turn to produce conceptual spaces that are mistakenly judged to be “race neutral” and therefore deemed inconsequential.

Hence, “It is imperative that no area of the curriculum is excluded.”

Not every professor’s enthused — one anonymous instructor asked The Washington Free Beacon, “Could this money be spent on students or retaining quality faculty rather than a progressive agenda?”

It is obvious that the answer to this question is “no”.

Still, if the college hopes to keep up, it had better mind its P’s and Q’s.

After all, it’s a competitive age. And despite U of M’s best efforts, so far as I know, they haven’t yet made magic — unlike some schools…



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