Black America, are you being disrespected, diminished and sold out? The dumbing down of American youth and society in general is alive and well in academia in America.
Rice University was founded in 1912 as a private institution of higher learning.
“Students will apply chemical tools and analysis to understand Black life in the U.S. and students will implement African American sensibilities to analyze chemistry,” a course description from the catalog noted. “Diverse historical and contemporary scientists, intellectuals, and chemical discoveries will inform personal reflections and proposals for addressing inequities in chemistry and chemical education. This course will be accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds including STEM and non-STEM disciplines. No prior knowledge of chemistry or African American studies is required for engagement in this course.” WHAT!?
From what I understand, chemistry and physics are among the most challenging disciplines to master. And whatever that paragraph in quotation marks above means, because I have no idea what it means, it is not about education and mastering anything. It appears to be about an institution of higher education and psychobabble Bull Sh#t.
Mastering any discipline is a result of hard work and applying oneself and getting real world experience over time. There are no short cuts in some things. And depending on the particular subject or discipline you can acquire the skills and knowledge to excel, and that does not necessarily mean that you must attend a high-level university. But as a general rule mastering chemistry is not about "African American sensibilities".
This course is possibly a coded vehicle for football players to pass their courses? A no show class guaranteed passing grade?
The DEI, "progressive", "political correctness" agenda will result in all of us being subjugated by our "betters" and future masters who are not confusing themselves with such things.
Are you paying attention yet America? JGL 1/10/24