Remember when the dumbest college course was “Third World Underwater Basket Weaving” ?
How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, demanding “safe spaces,” and using pride in fragile egos and weakened emotional states as the excuse to condemn free speech?
Well, the favorite new college courses of 2017 are not exactly serving the millennials very well.
Young America’s Foundation has published a catalog of the most outrageous college courses nationwide and the results may indicate why millennials are so far left leaning. Trends include the blurring of gender lines, the demonization of whiteness, and the evils of capitalism….
The University of Michigan’s American Culture Department offers “Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music”; Swarthmore College’s Religious Studies Department includes “Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology” and “Queering the Bible.” Carleton College has “Queer Religion,” and Middlebury offers “Queering Food.”….
Williams College offers a course titled “Racial Capitalism” that “will interrogate the ways in which capitalist economies have ‘always and everywhere’ relied upon forms of racist domination and exclusion.” Amherst College surveys “Race and American Capitalism” and “our present day reality of deeply rooted, and racialized, economic inequality.” Brown University offers a course glorifying dictators Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, placing them “among the twentieth century’s most iconic figures.”….