Among the students, freedom of thought might
still exist at St. Joseph’s University.
A victory for free thought: When students at St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania were no longer required to take a class promoting race and the anti-white agenda of critical race theory, enrollment dropped so much that most of the offered classes will likely be canceled.
The university’s campus paper noted:
Multiple sections of the university’s new one-credit diversity course, Inequality in American Society (INT 151), are at risk of getting canceled for the spring 2022 semester due to under enrollment.
As of Dec. 4, only four of the 26 sections offered for the spring 2022 semester are full, according to numbers on the Course Registration website. Twelve of the 26 sections have 50% or more seats still available.
Of course, the teachers who are promoting this racist class want this problem solved by making the class a requirement. More important, these teachers are not really interested in diversity of thought, as illustrated by this comment by professor Brian Yates, the course’s leading advocate:
“The line isn’t between racist and not racist. The line is between racist and anti-racist,” Yates said. “Hopefully we give students the practices and the tools that, if they choose to, they can use in order to be a part of anti-racist actions.”
In other words, Yates’ wants to indoctrinate his students into agreeing with his particular political beliefs. And if those students refuse, he must have the right to force it down their throats.
So far it appears the school is not following through with the mandate. It appears the first attempt to impose it did not follow the proper procedures for doing so, and at this point that the school administration does not appear to be taking any action to properly impose it.
The result? Students have no interest in being indoctrinated. Good for them. They’d rather take courses where they might actually learn something.
At the same time, no one should let their guard down. St. Joseph’s University is also the college that fired a professor in August for expressing an opinion against the idea of paying reparations to today’s blacks because of the slavery of two centuries ago. Give this administration time and we should not be surprised if it eventually chooses forced indoctrination over free thought.
NOTE: At the moment I am thinking of shifting from writing daily blacklist stories to reporting on some of the positive pushback that appears to be occurring more and more against those blacklists. There is some good news out there, and it should be noted.
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