The more I dig into schools, the more I understand about them being an indoctrination location. The most recent example I found was this program. Here's a partial description for the course found on their own website:
The Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education provides education in self-awareness and skills essential for living and working in a pluralistic, democratic society. Human relations is a multi/interdisciplinary applied field in the study and practice of social responsibility within western and non-western cultures. The department is committed to addressing the serious questions of survival, equity and quality of life facing people around the world. The curriculum presents the voices and perspectives of groups which have historically been excluded from the western canon. Investigative and critical thinking skills are taught in which mainstream and alternative viewpoints are examined for values and veracity.
Human relations graduate courses examine the impact of power, resources, cultural standards, and institutional policies and practices on various groups in our society and develop active citizenship skills for participatory democracy. Specifically, the department addresses issues of social and environmental justice within a global context related to race, gender, class, age, religion, disability, physical appearance, sexual/affectional orientation, nationality/culture, and species.
This isn't a subject that students minor in. It's a Master's degree program.
With the budget being this tight, shouldn't We The People question a university's priorities? Next, shouldn't we question which programs add to the economic development of the community they serve? In this instance, what type of job is the graduate likely to get with this degree?
Perhaps these questions can be answered satisfactorily. If there's a way to prove that this program is useful beyond addressing issues "of social and environmental justice within a global context", then perhaps this program is justified.
I'm just not holding my breath waiting for an explanation that justifies this program's existence.
Until I hear that justification, I'll operate from the premise that this is just another training course for expanding liberalism.
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