Red State Schools Are Plagued By Wokeness Too

PROVO, UT - AUGUST 05: A teacher starts to reset up her classrooms at Freedom Preparatory Academy as they begin to prepare to restart school after it was closed in March due to COVID-19 on August 5, 2020 in Provo, Utah. The school is planning to have students return on August 18 for five days a week instruction, but with reduced hours during the day. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • UT-Austin responded with a new 29-page DEI plan, and since then the school has implemented DEI in various ways.
  • In one example, the reading list published by the medical school’s Associate Dean for Health Equity includes titles by authors who are essentially the patron saints of woke. The list includes “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi and “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo as well as an essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack.”
  • “Racism contributes to health inequity,” the associate dean writes.

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