- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Anti-Trump activism for students at Beloit College became a lot easier thanks to a “#GetWoke” syllabus offered for the 2017-18 academic year.

An upcoming lecture series organized by the Wisconsin school’s Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness is tailored around the election of President Trump and the “pressing” questions it raises about what it means to be a protester.

Students spending $48,236 on tuition are encouraged to explore “Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves,” which will be updated throughout the year.

“Since the election of the 45th President, the United States has seen a rise in the number of protests and organized forms of resistance to the current administration,” the school’s OADI says on its website. “With the rise of various protests and marches since 2012, and in particular since the 2016 Presidential election, the question of what it means to protest and organize in the current administration is pressing. This syllabus is a guide to engaging with OADI’s #GetWoke: Organizing and Activism During 45 series for the 2017-18 academic year.”

Some of the topics covered by the “#GetWoke” series, first reported Sunday by the educational watchdog Campus Reform, include:

  • All Monuments Must Fall Syllabus
  • #Charlestonsyllabus
  • Decolonizing Science
  • Trump Syllabus 101
  • Trump Syllabus 2.0

“We start the syllabus with a general overview of white supremacy, fascism, race and racism, and nation-state as a way to frame the entire #GetWoke series,” the website reads. “We do this in order to set the scene of how we came to this current United States administration and provide context of why events like Charlottesville [protests] and its aftermath occurred. … This is not just for academics and/or college students. Instead, the work of social justice entails making intellectual work open and accessible for mass consumption.”

School officials did not respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment.



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