- The Washington Times - Friday, December 5, 2014

The University of Notre Dame is providing students an opportunity to take a one-credit course on white privilege through the years.

The “White Privilege Seminar” falls under the school’s sociology offerings and will be on the agenda for spring 2015, The Daily Caller reported.

It’s being billed in college materials as a “six-week preparatory class … designed to education and train White Privilege Conference delegation participants on the definitions of, historical/current paradigm of, and causes/effects of white privilege,” The Daily Caller reported.

Those who take the class will then be sent to the conference, March 8-14. And the goal of both?

To give each student a “personal transformation — to leave the class and conference more aware of injustices and better equipped with tools to disrupt personal, institutional and worldwide symptoms of oppression,” the course description said, The Daily Caller reported.



And some aren’t happy about the offering.

“The problem I see with this course is that it is teaching a flawed and inherently racist sociological theory as fact,” Mark Gianfalla, a campus activist, told The Daily Caller. “This isn’t education. It’s indoctrination. Where is the required counterpoint course on affirmative action? It does not exist because that idea does not fit with the social and racial agenda of the professor.”

Mr. Gianfalla also pointed out that the professor in charge of the course, Iris Outlaw, is the same “faculty member who helped organize protests against the College Republicans’ hosting of Ann Coulter on campus last year under the premise that Ann was a perpetrator of racial ‘hate speech.’”.

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