The College Fix thecollegefix.com 26 Dec, 2020 17:45 am

LSU considers new graduation requirement: course on black contributions to US and Louisiana

LSU considers new graduation requirement: course on black contributions to US and Louisiana
Critic: 'Not mere history' but a 'highly ideologized history'

Delzell, associate head of the Mathematics Department, noted the resolution pointed out that most students aren’t instructed about the true history of slavery or contributions of African Americans.Professor Stephen Shipman, of the mathematics department, said he is a faculty member – and he believes there are many – afraid to speak against the resolution for fear being ostracized.” According to The Advocate, the proposal looks to become official by March and would be a “check off” to the school’s “Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap, 2020-2022.” The issue already has “set off a storm” among conservatives, according Advocate writer Mark Ballard.

He pointed out that most high school students don’t take courses on ancient Greece or ancient Rome or ancient Judaism.Business professor Sonja Wiley echoed Chaney, claiming that “the contributions and history of African Americans aren’t fully taught in Louisiana schools.

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