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January 5, 2018

SHOCKING NEWS: Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers.

A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender biases.

Dr. Michele Stacey, who teaches criminal justice at ECU, assessed the efficacy of the school’s diversity course by surveying 288 criminal justice students’ attitudes towards women and minorities both before and after taking the course, publishing her findings in the latest issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. . . .

After assessing the bias of students before and after the course—using prompts such as “a woman should worry less about their rights and more about becoming good wives and mothers” and “if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites”—Stacey found that the course hadn’t altered students’ attitudes towards race or gender.

But you can’t judge something ineffective until you know what its purpose is, and the real purpose of these mandatory courses is to provide employment for a permanent cadre of lefty activists on campus.

Related: UVA students: Mandatory bias training pushes ‘liberal agenda.’

Plus: Diversity trainings are a sham, Harvard study claims.