University of Delaware Requires Students to Undergo Ideological Reeducation

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Submitted by Lance on Fri, 2007-11-23 22:40

Students living in the university’s eight housing complexes are required to attend training sessions, floor meetings, and one-on-one meetings with their Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs who facilitate these meetings have received their own intensive training from the university, including a “diversity facilitation training” session at which RAs were taught, among other things, that “[a] racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality.”

According to the program’s materials, the goal of the residence life education program is for students in the university’s residence halls to achieve certain “competencies” that the university has decreed its students must develop in order to achieve the overall educational goal of “citizenship.” These competencies include: “Students will recognize that systemic oppression exists in our society,” “Students will recognize the benefits of dismantling systems of oppression,” and “Students will be able to utilize their knowledge of sustainability to change their daily habits and consumer mentality.”

Hat tip: Libz on Campus

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 Reed is right, and

Mark Hubbard's picture

 Reed is right, and further, my understanding is for any civil service job, period.


It happens in NZ too. AFAIK

reed's picture

It happens in NZ too. AFAIK "cultural safety" or "treaty of waitangi" courses are a compulsory part of any teaching or medical degree.


Elijah Lineberry's picture

that is jolly good news, Lance!

A victory for the forces of Good against the forces of Evil quasi-Communism.

('incorrect attitudes and beliefs'?!?! gosh Shocked whatever next?)

Turns out UoD has already

Lance's picture

Turns out UoD has already dropped the program:

After an intense campaign led by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the University of Delaware has dropped an ideological reeducation program that was referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The program’s stated goal was for the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on politics, race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. Following FIRE’s campaign, which called the attention of the national media and the blogosphere to the Orwellian program, university President Patrick Harker terminated the program, effective immediately.


Honestly, I had the same kind of indoctrination hurled at me at the University of Michigan while I was there. The monthly hall meetings were especially funny.



I've already been pardoned for the offense of being white.

Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to
All Persons of European Descent

Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay,

Whereas, Europeans ignored the human rights pledges of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution,

Whereas, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments meant little more than empty words,

Therefore, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.

But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline of the Hapsburg Dynasty, Napoleonic and Czarist adventurism, and gratuitous insults and speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent,

I, Walter E. Williams, do declare full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry, for both their own grievances, and those of their forebears, against my people.

Therefore, from this day forward Americans of European ancestry can stand straight and proud knowing they are without guilt and thus obliged not to act like damn fools in their relationships with Americans of African ancestry.

Walter E. Williams, Gracious and Generous Grantor


White pride Elijah? Oh dear!

Lance's picture

White pride Elijah? Oh dear! Sticking out tongue Before anyone gets upset, and the pitchforks come out for the weekly witch hunt, there is a place I think, not for pride per se, but for a rejection of shame.


Elijah Lineberry's picture

it does smack of that...and just so silly.

What is required are people to stand up and say they are White, proud, have no guilt, have nothing to feel guilty for anyway and are sick of all this nonsense-speak and name calling.

Think biblical: “A

Lance's picture

Think biblical:
“A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3


"Have you ever heard a well-meaning white person say, 'I'm not a member of any race except the human race?' What she usually means by this statement is that she doesn't want to perpetuate racial categories by acknowledging that she is white. This is an evasion of responsibility for her participation in a system based on supremacy for white people."

Doesn't this just smack of original sin? You cannot be without the sin of racism, so therefore you must atone and beg forgiveness for your transgression of being born

Yes, you can rest easy

Lance's picture

Yes, you can rest easy Elijah, apparently we're ALL racist. But since I can have NO say whatsoever in my own skin colour by accident of birth, then racism as defined here is OK!

"You're a racist!"
"Hey man it's not my fault I was born this way! Stop oppressing me you fascist!"


Elijah Lineberry's picture

I understand now Sticking out tongue ..."we are all in it together" with regards to being racists Sticking out tongue

I recommend reading the

Lance's picture

I recommend reading the "program materials" here
just to show that this is not an exaggeration!

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