CAPA Global, a leading study abroad program, employs lecturers to teach a compulsory lesson on “Unconscious Bias,” full of critical race theory, to more than 80 students studying in foreign countries.
The CAPA Global Education Network, which complaints to be “committed to academic excellence, integrity and innovation in learning abroad” means asking professors to teach students how people automatically commit “micro-attacks” against students. minorities. The lesson is part of a mandatory workshop titled “Making Space for All: CAPA’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop”.
“This session will be a safe space where students can ask questions and explore unconscious biases about race, ethnicity, identity and sexual orientation,” CAPA said in an email to students shared with The Federalist. “We will also examine microaggressions, challenge stereotypes and have an open dialogue about past experiences and experiences abroad.”
Within the framework of workshop, Darin Smith-Gaddis, one of the speakers and CAPA’s Institutional Relations Officer for Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, allegedly claimed that if a person says they do not see color, it is considered a micro-aggression.
Another speaker explained LGBT terminology and encouraged students to explore their sexuality, saying that “going abroad is a time for students to explore who they are”.
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The webinar is one of the so-called tools available to students, according to CAPA – but it is required as part of the study abroad program.
“This workshop is obligatory for all CAPA students, ”the email said to the students, highlighting their own.
CAPA says diversity is a core value of its curriculum, and this workshop which teaches critical breed theory is one of its offerings for cultivating what it calls an “inclusive” environment. The program also has a “diversity committee”. Promoting international education is a commitment to diversity in a form of social justice, says the program’s website.
Students can also apply for the ACAM Diversity Advocates Scholarship Program, which supports undergraduate students who allegedly wish to continue to focus on social justice, inclusion and diversity while at the same time studying abroad. Defenders receive a grant to pursue so-called diversity projects during their studies.
Additionally, a one-hour webinar titled “CAPA: Alumni Panel: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion While Studying Abroad” is another resource available for students.
The program’s website says it is committed to students exploring their different identities, with the webinar claiming to be a “safe space for students to ask questions and explore unconscious biases.”
Reagan Reese is an intern at The Federalist and a student at Hillsdale College studying rhetoric, public addressing, and journalism. She plays on the varsity softball team and you can follow her on Twitter @reaganreese_.