University students must take diversity classes

(CAMPUS REFORM) Georgia Southern University will mandate that “all students” take “diversity and inclusion” courses.

Under the new curriculum, all first and second-year students will be required to take the yet-to-be-announced courses, according to the student newspaper The George-Anne. This move is a result of diversity and inclusion resolution, passed by the GSU Student Government Association.

GSU SGA Senator-at-Large Keyshawn Housey, members of the GSU National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and members of the National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC), a collaborative organization of African American fraternities and sororities, authored the resolution.

“There is a lack of civil discourse about race, diversity, and inclusion due to a fear of backlash among faculty, staff, and students on this campus,” the resolution states, going on to put the school’s demographic makeup into context.

“Georgia Southern University is home to 27,459 students,” of which “10,720 students identify as non-white campus-wide as of Fall 2017,” it adds.

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