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This university considers creating ‘critical race’ studies department



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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