In an effort to ensure its class offerings are sufficiently training students to embrace key tenets embedded in critical race theory, the University of Alaska-Southeast is soliciting survey responses from participants at the completion of their courses.
Students who recently completed classes before the Christmas break received a survey asking whether their course work helped to develop the following skills.
— “Disrupting the status quo by acknowledging ongoing histories of settler colonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy within institutions, and implementing tools to create change.”
— “Co-creating equitable spaces where all students thrive and feel belonging.”
— “Respecting our lands, waters and animal relatives.”
— “Being accountable to our words and actions by validating others’ experiences and then amending harm.”
One Alaska Native student reached out the Watchman after receiving the survey to express disbelief that the school places such a high priority on relaying these controversial ideas through its course materials.
“I’m Alaska Native … but I find the overall pushing of anti-racism (which I feel is racist towards whites therefore it’s still racism) appalling,” the student relayed. “They are measuring how much they radicalize our kids!”
— Click here to contact University of Alaska-Southeast Chancellor Dr. Aparna Dileep-Nageswaran Palmer.
— Click here to contact the University of Alaska Board of Regents.