by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Taxpayer-funded Eastern Michigan University is currently implementing an 11-point “Black Student 10-Point Plan” which — among much else — will compel every department on campus to inject a “black studies” course into “the curriculum of every major.”
“Work on the Black Student 10-Point Plan has been underway for nearly a year and progress is being made,” Eastern Michigan staffer Calvin Phillips said at meeting last week, according to a school press release.
“A course on Black studies will be built into the curriculum of every major,” says point #3 of the “Black Student 10-Point Plan.”
“Black student leaders are working closely with faculty administrators to explore curricular options to” force “black studies” courses into every campus department, the Eastern Michigan press release explains.
“There are well-understood challenges in attempting to incorporate black studies into every major,” school administrators admit. “For example, it may be difficult to incorporate black studies into certain natural science majors” — physics, say, or mathematics.
In any case, injecting a racial component into every major “will require revisions to many courses.”