What has happened to America and traditional American values when university professors are forced to tell their students they are attending classes on “stolen land”?
“So-called land acknowledgments are a popular form of virtue signaling for woke students and faculty,” according to The College Fix.
“Right in time for Thanksgiving, the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy has decreed that faculty must participate in corporate confessions of sin to the previous inhabitants of the taxpayer-funded institution’s geography.
“UCLA Law Prof. Eugene Volokh, a First Amendment expert, shared an email he was forwarded from the department on its newly approved “syllabus statement” on “Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.”
Here’s the mandatory statement professors must provide and read to students:
“We acknowledge that we are gathered on the stolen land of the Piscataway Conoy people and were founded upon the erasures and exploitation of many non-European peoples. You can find more information about the Piscataway Conoy Tribe at http://www.piscatawayconoytribe.com. For more information about the University of Maryland’s project for a richer understanding of generations of racialized trauma rooted in the institution visit https://go.umd.edu/SNW.
“Faculty are not only told where to place the statement, but instructed to “vocally review” it with their students.”
For more on this story, go to The College Fix.
We ask again, what has happened to America and traditional American values when university professors are forced to tell their students they are attending classes on “stolen land”? Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page.