U. of Delaware Abandons Sessions on Diversity
November 16, 2007
Effort to teach tolerance in dormitories attacked as ‘thought reform’
by Eric Hoover
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Delaware spent years refining its residence-life education program. One week of public criticism unraveled it.
Late last month, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a free-speech group, accused the university of promoting specific views on race, sexuality, and morality in a series of discussions held in dormitories. The program was designed to build understanding among diverse students, but some participants complained that it told them how to think and pried into their beliefs with questions like “When did you discover your sexual identity?”
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