Tag: College Students

UC Davis language guide claims only white people are racist

A glossary of social justice terms published by UC-Davis plainly asserts that only white people are capable of racism.

A related list of “Words That Hurt” discourages even self-deprecating references to being “fat,” explaining that they “demean and devalue fatness/fat bodies” and imply that “there is an acceptable amount of food to eat.”

Source: UC Davis language guide claims only white people are racist

Students required to attend Trump-inspired ‘solidarity rally’

Gettysburg College students were required to attend a “student solidarity rally” where they would “critically reflect on the new administration.”

Professors were also encouraged to “bring their students with them” to the event, and students who were required to attend complained that it was not relevant to their studies and “painted a dark picture of the Trump administration.”

Source: Students required to attend Trump-inspired ‘solidarity rally’

Study suggests college students protest to assuage ‘guilt’

A new study contends that moral outrage towards injustice is actually a way of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings.

The authors note that such moral outrage is particularly common on college campuses, where it plays a role in fueling student activism by arousing “interest and motivation.”

They also warn, however, that while moral outrage can be expressed in positive ways through peaceful protest, it can also “push people toward actions like vandalism or violence.”

Source: Study suggests college students protest to assuage ‘guilt’