(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Two students from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, said that they received lower grades than other classmates because they disagreed with the aggressively-leftist contents of the course.
The purpose of the “multicultural education” course at the university is to push radical racial and LGBT agendas to students. The university is more discreet than that, of course, so the official description sounds more innocuous, reported Campus Reform.
The course’s goal is for students to “self-reflect and gain sociocultural awareness” and “[e]valuate multicultural education as an instrument of change that promotes human rights.”
Several students who didn’t seem to appreciate becoming an “instrument of change” for leftist movements said they received lower grades because of their views.
Sophomore education major, Sammi Orlosky, said that she received a lower grade on one of her assignments because it was based solely on her opinion on the topic.
“I got lower grades on some of my assignments because they were opinion based and not what the professor wanted to hear, even though he asked for our opinion,” she told Campus Reform.
Senior Landon Talbert had a similar experience. He said that even though the professor told the students that all viewpoints were welcome, he noticed that if opinions did not align with the instructor’s opinion, they would receive lower grades.
“[The professor] claimed to be open to any sort of opinions when responding to prompts, but any responses that didn’t agree with the author’s points would always score lower,” he said.
The course description informs that “education is a social concept” that is inevitably impacted by factors like “race, culture, socioeconomic status, gender, religion [and] sexual orientation.”
The materials used to explain that “social concept” include White Like Me, which explores “the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere”, and uses “anecdotes instead of stale statistics.”
Other instructional material includes titles like The School-to-Prison Pipeline and Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation.
That was all a but much for another education major, who was very disappointed with the course.
“[It] was supposed to teach us about diversity and teaching a variety of students in the classroom, but I draw the line at teaching the ‘gender unicorn’ in my classroom to young children.”