University of Delaware diversity program leaves Temple thinking

November 20, 2007

The University of Delaware announced Nov. 2 that it would suspend its freshman diversity-training program for the remainder of the 2007-2008 school year after a three-day controversy with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

The training seminar, a required program in residence halls and taught by resident assistants, was brought to the attention of FIRE because of the unsettling tension between students after they were instructed to write down all the stereotypes of the ethnicities of other students in the program and announce them in front of their peers. In addition, students claimed that they were forced to adopt the university’s views on difficult issues such as sexism and racism, according to a Nov. 2 article in the Philadelphia Inquirer...

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