California U. aproves a U.S. history course that teaches no history but plenty of “diversity”
My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
Don’t know much about history….
And you really won’t if you’re a student at California State University-Sacramento, where the administration has just voted to allow undergrads to use a course in Anthropology 101 to fill a state-mandated course in American history as a requirement for graduation.
And Anthro 101 at Sacramento State sure isn’t a course that has anything to do with American history, or even any kind of history. Or indeed anthropology per se, as traditionally understood: the observation of isolated cultures, the study of human origins, and the acquisition of archaeological methodology and techniques.
Anthropology today is all about good old victimology, the airing of the usual grievances by feminists, ethnic minorities, and LGBT activists.
***As Sac State history professor Joseph A. Palermo wrote in an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee:
“The new introductory ‘history’ course leaves out, among other things, the Progressive Era, World War I, women’s suffrage, the Great Depression, FDR, the New Deal, World War II, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Korean War, the nuclear arms race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the JFK assassination, Freedom Summer, the United Farm Workers Union, the Vietnam War, Stonewall, Watergate, Second Wave Feminism, the Iranian hostage crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, globalization, the 9/11 attacks, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Posted by Charlotte Allen