Assimilation is no longer optional at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If you are a student who wants one of the best advanced STEM educations in the country, you no longer have a choice about whether you will accept the Woke Left’s new theories about racial interaction. Well, we suppose you still have a choice about whether or not you accept those theories, but you don’t have a choice about sitting through the indoctrination. If you want to go to school at MIT, “diversity, equity, and inclusion training” is now mandatory.
From Campus Reform:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology sent an email to students informing them that if they didn’t complete diversity, equity, and inclusion training, they would be unable to register for spring classes.
In the email, a copy of which Campus Reform obtained, MIT outlined “two required trainings,” the first one being “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” and the second being “sexual assault prevention ongoing: healthy relationships.”
“You will have a registration hold placed on your account and will be unable to register for IAP and/or spring 2021 classes if you do not complete both trainings by the Nov. 2 deadline,” the email reads.
“From my perspective, this is a gross over-reach of the school’s power,” one MIT student, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution, told Campus Reform. The student argued that MIT was making “classes contingent upon indoctrination.”
The trainings themselves are the typical modern leftist fare, explaining any and all human dynamics through the lens of “power.” Whites have automatic power over black people, men over women, straights over gays, and on down the line. Using this lens, the university can then proceed to “train” the majority – whites, straights, cisgenders, able-bodied, men, etc. – to recognize their privilege, prostrate themselves before the “oppressed,” and generally feel terrible about their unearned positions in the world.
Only then – ONLY THEN – are students ready to begin learning complicated systems of mathematics and science.
We’re not sure how this benefits MIT or its incoming students, but you can bet that it will have one effect: the university will soon see a brand-new outgrowth of extremist, anti-freedom-of-speech contingents ready to shut down classrooms, boycott the administration, and lock themselves in buildings every time they accidentally find themselves “oppressed” by a word in a book or a phrase in a lecture. Few institutions in the world are as committed to their own destruction as American universities.
Well, they’re going to get what they asked for.