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Students required to Undergo Ideological Reeducation

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posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 06:19 PM
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he University of Delaware subjects students in its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is calling for the total dismantling of the program, which is a flagrant violation of students’ rights to freedom of conscience and freedom from compelled speech.


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The school has decided that students shouldn't be allowed to choose their own belief system rather they need to accept the schools.

I found the 'all whites are racist' issue both sad and alarming. Seems the power struggle for control of people is everywhere.




posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 06:36 PM
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From what i see in the course information, it doesn't look so bad - the diversity of racism and it's origins, apparently.

Still, i know it is only made up to look that way.

I'll start worrying if other universities pick up on this behaviour.



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 07:00 PM
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Nobody should be surprised at the group think sessions at the univ. level.
Group think has been the norm in public schools across the nation for years.
Conform or else...Individual thinking or research is frowned on especially if the guidelines are crossed.

Education in America is a pitiful joke. That is why I forsake teaching for being an entrepreneur.



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 07:10 PM
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Diversity is fine and schools have helped promote that but is this type of material really going to help.


“A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination.


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Does anyone believe that statement is true?

No wonder the some of the students are questioning it and the university is as for course materials to be returned.

Edit: fix link markup

[edit on 11/1/2007 by roadgravel]



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 08:17 PM
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racism is different from white supremacy,which they are merging,the fools.

they call themselves educators?,purveyors of curriculum data more like it.

[edit on 1-11-2007 by wierdalienshiznit]



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by roadgravel

Does anyone believe that statement is true?



[edit on 11/1/2007 by roadgravel]



Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Many black youths are raised to believe this way and hate mongers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton further contribute to this belief system. The mainstream media has also adopted this philosophy, even though the majority of them are white.

I honestly believe it's part of a hidden agenda that's designed to control through hate and simple mindedness. If they can keep these "minorities" angry at the white man on a constant basis, they have a hard time really learning anything else.


Jasn



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 09:18 PM
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of course put yourself in their shoes. youll act like your doing that but you wouldnt really. and then youd joke about it off campus with your friends. they can talk all day but that doesnt change the way (most) people think



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 09:23 PM
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Que?

Sorry, but who were you responding to and what does your response mean? My misunderstanding could very well be from sleep deprivation.


Jasn



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 09:48 PM
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Wow.

I will wait till more info becomes available but it doesn't look good for the University if this is what they are actually doing. I am really just speechless over it and the arbitrary classifying of people. Heaven forbid someone should hold an opinion contrary to the collective.



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 12:36 AM
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the OP. im jsut saying ive gone to a christian school and you had to be moral and stuff. but i just faked it at school.



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 12:56 AM
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I saw this on the news. This is just a waste of time, its a school you're suppose to go and learn etc blah blah. Why are they going on about this bull crap?



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 01:02 AM
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There is a term for when a group or individual tries to force people into a belief system. It's called "mind control".



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 04:16 AM
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I have to give Gleen Beck a thumbs up for covering this. Although my slant is more left then right, this is about conformity and dictating proper thought.

I hope there are still some kids that realized they did not have to answer questions, and change beliefs because of a college mandate.



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 08:03 AM
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Ahhh okay, gotcha. Thanks for taking the time to clarify for me.


Sorry for the misunderstanding hahaha

Jasn



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Redge777
I hope there are still some kids that realized they did not have to answer questions, and change beliefs because of a college mandate.


It would appear your hope did come true. My take was that one or more students did question the material and why it was being pushed. Guess some people are learning in school and realize they should be able to make their own choices.



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 08:27 AM
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Mind control, huh. Can't make the joke of 'sending people to reeducation camps in the future' anymore; those are called 'colleges'. Soon, no-one will be allowed to think in ways that oppose the government. The first amendment gives the right to free speech, but has been curtailed by state laws since the 1900's. There have been new legislation going around that make saying the "n-word" or any other 'hate-speech', 'unacceptable ideals', or 'bad words' illegal and punishable. 'Cause it hurts somebodies feelings.

The 1st amendment was made for the exact reason that a future American government would try to control the way the people would think by labeling things as 'unacceptable by government standards' or anything similar. That's not free speech. Only being able to have the 'acceptable' ideals and expression is NOT free speech. It's partial, censored speech. THAT is mind control. And we're accepting it.

And now colleges are doing it and it's been, for the most part, accepted. Who's to say what is and what isn't 'acceptable' to hold as a belief? Note that the college probably will punish those who refuse to take the reeducation.

[edit on 11/2/2007 by Epic Wolf]



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by roadgravel

he University of Delaware subjects students in its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is calling for the total dismantling of the program, which is a flagrant violation of students’ rights to freedom of conscience and freedom from compelled speech.


Link to article

The school has decided that students shouldn't be allowed to choose their own belief system rather they need to accept the schools.

I found the 'all whites are racist' issue both sad and alarming. Seems the power struggle for control of people is everywhere.



What's the problem with reeducation? The government has been using schools to brainwash kids for decades, oh, but now that it's open out in view people decide to protest? Common, get real, if you want to get rid of this kind of problem you're gonna have to go against the entire education system. I don't know about the US, but here in Canada everyone's being brainwashed to be socialist. I find that disturbing, you should too. When you argue with people and all you get is the same damn arguments from them over and over again, and it's not even the same person. sometimes you argue about a certain topic and they'll be ahead of you and put arguments in your mouth that you never said and try to fight them. Then you say, woooa, eh, I never said that, and they'll be, no matter, that is still bad. then you think, WHATT!? How's that relevant!!?? Anyways, people have been conditioned real bad and I don't like it, everyone is a walking zombie with no opinions to call their own. They just spew out what they heard, mindlessly believing in it because someone somewhere in authority positions told them that that was the only way to go. I'm sure some of you can relate to this experience.



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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You got it, but it's so bad it even happens at grade school. Brainwash works best on young minds. Afterwards it's harder to turn back the clock and show them they've been programmed in certain manners of thought.

[edit on 2-11-2007 by Radekus]



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by Radekus
What's the problem with reeducation? The government has been using schools to brainwash kids for decades, oh, but now that it's open out in view people decide to protest? Common, get real, if you want to get rid of this kind of problem you're gonna have to go against the entire education system.


Not everyone involved with tthe education system barks the same commands. There are progressive minds within both systems (US and Canada)

The drivel this school is pushing deserves to be brought to light and protested, you have to start somewhere.



I don't know about the US, but here in Canada everyone's being brainwashed to be socialist.


Really? I live in Canada and most of the ideological BS that was pushed on me was Capitalist in nature. The only socialist or left leaning political ideologies i experianced, i had to find for myself.

Canada may lean a little left with a social saftey net, but its hardly a socialist country, the political economy is quite capitalist, and the school largely propagate the theory of Capitalism and the wonders of the free market.



I find that disturbing, you should too.


Why? Why is socialism bad and Capitalism good?



When you argue with people and all you get is the same damn arguments from them over and over again, and it's not even the same person.

The people i talk to are usually well versed enough to form their own opinions. Though i generally talk to people i would consider smarter than the a-v-e-r-a-g-e bear.


everyone is a walking zombie with no opinions to call their own.


Everyone but you, right? Becarefull with generalizations.


As for the OP:

I think the school will largely have to recant their policy and teaching methods on this. Now that its hit the light of day, how many will stand for it?



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 12:59 PM
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Wow, no one's mentioned Every Child "Left Behind" which this seems to compare to. I did a little research into the program, not having any kids myself, to see what's up w/ that and this article was of note, especially that this could be considered racist:


Bush's No Child Left Behind program - specifically the school vouchers provision thereof - foolishly allows poorer, more combustible children to flee inner-city schools and pile up in the wealthier suburbs like dry kindling. It's a recipe for disaster that needs only a dash of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of Americans to turn an idyllic progressive paradise into Dante's inferno.
blamebush.typepad.com...

The premise of the article is blaming inner-city kids for the CA fires.

Whereas a site like this even compares NCLB to eugenics, using test scores to determine gene strength.

Just the title alone, as I put the part in quotes, is creepy. The book series of the same name appeals to millions of Christians who blindly support this administration in the U.S. -- I usually take it as the opposite. Like wars on: poverty, crime, drugs and terror.

I'd like to reach the time in history where there isn't a "war on" anything -- how about war turned off? Anyway, back to this topic, it's sick this sort of program was introduced to a college, and w/ such an obvious test amount of subject(s). Home-schooling or private schools for the young ones until high school seems right in this age for those believing the gov't is brainwashing young children, then let them decide when junior high approaches, they'll probably want to goto public school by then and we can't discount all the good teachers out there.

[edit on 2-11-2007 by anhinga]



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