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A controversial program at the University of Delaware that forced students to attend politically correct indoctrination sessions regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, and even illegal immigration has been dropped by the University as of yesterday.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) exposed the program earlier this week to which the University then responded by in effect, lying about what the program was all about, particularly the mandatory nature of it.
Since then, the University has frantically been trying to erase the record by deleting the parameters of the program from its website. Finally, after this gambit was exposed, University President Patrick Harker issued a statement terminating the program:
While I believe that recent press accounts misrepresent the purpose of the residential life program at the
University of Delaware , there are questions about its practices that must be addressed and there are reasons for concern that the actual purpose is not being fulfilled. It is not feasible to evaluate these issues without a full and broad-based review.
Upon the recommendation of Vice President for Student Life Michael Gilbert and Director of Residence Life Kathleen Kerr, I have directed that the program be stopped immediately. No further activities under the current framework will be conducted.
Hot Air has an excellent background on the affair as well as extensive excerpts from what any observer would have to agree was an attempt to brainwash students to think and act a certain way.
This was a truly frightening development in higher education. It was as if every grievance group in had a place at the table where they could berate white male students for all the evils in the world while kicking the in the bottom to boot.
Good riddance. And good job by FIRE in exposing this monstrosity.Download file "University of Delaware "