Instead of fighting against the establishment, on university campuses social justice warriors are the establishment.
Administrators at Oregon State University are in the process of rolling out a mandatory “social justice learning module”—a course that freshmen students will need to take as part of their admission to the public university.
The program has outlined five key priorities: among them are teaching the “context and history for social justice efforts,” as well as “establishing expectations for an inclusive and equitable university community.”
While this program is new for Oregon State, it does augment the school’s politically correctness SWAT team—the “bias response team,” which is a specialized unit of faculty members and diversity coordinators dispatched to deal with bias-related events that occur on campus.
The school’s Chief Diversity Officer—the presence of such a thing problematic enough—told the College Fix that the course is necessary to inform students of “systemic and local inequities” and to “correct injustice.”
She said that free speech will not be compromised.
“The goal of our bias incident response isn’t to stop or prevent anyone from exercising their right to engage in free speech within social media channels or elsewhere,” she said. “It’s not about avoiding hard conversations or difficult ideas, but promoting and creating a safe and inclusive community where everyone has the ability to fully participate in these conversations.”
Instead of being relegated to a minority of idealistic and ideologically-driven students in a social justice club, some students must dive head first in political correctness to even attend the school.