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.”

Screen shots of a survey being given to University of Alaska-Southeast students following the completion of their courses.

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.

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Alaska university teaches students to disrupt status quo, colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend to all says:

    This indoctrination is insane we should be promoting more of the above not less.

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    The university system has become radicalized against the average Alaskan, who just happens to be white. All the while it demands money from what should be going to other, more pressing state needs. I am an alumnus of UAF, but I sure would not send one of my children or grandchildren there today since “woke” issues and ideologies seem to be the prevailing agenda.

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    When anyone says they want to “disrupt the status quo” they mean “find a reason for somebody to pay me to do nothing.” Marxism sure does seem to use capitalism when it suits its beneficiaries, doesn’t it?

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    By all means, offer a defense of colonialism, white supremacism, and patriarchy. I’ll wait.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      By all means, do define those terms, and explain how any of that is a problem currently. So far as I can tell, by your fellow traveler’s screeds, colonialism is what happens when the first world drags the third world into modernism. White supremacy is what used to be called envy, and the patriarchy just refers to any time any woman doesn’t achieve what she set out to, regardless of the reason. Now, do tell me how those things have effected any change in how you live your life, other than causing you to come here and whine about it.

    • George says:

      Diversity means anti white RACISM. Equity means communism. You know, that ideology thar killed 150 million people last century. And inclusion means incompetence. Like hiring a jet pilot or doctor based on race. You are obviously a racist , communist.

  • Daddio says:

    Patriarchy – the traditional family model whereby the male head of the household takes responsibility to care for and provide for his family including self-sacrifice even up to the point of death. An absolute positive for society over all of recorded history.
    Colonialism – when a stronger country takes over a weaker country and decides not to murder the inhabitants, but to help that country build an economy so the stronger country can extort its resources. There are positives and negatives for both countries in this situation.
    White Supremacism – I’ll let the Democrats answer this one, they have been mastering it since before the Civil War and throughout the Jim Crow South.

    • Lucinda says:

      “Colonialism – when a stronger country takes over a weaker country and decides not to murder the inhabitants, ” The broad outlines of Manifest Destiny and the history of White atrocities against every Native tribe completely negates your claim. Did you not think of that?

  • RL says:

    After reading the Regent’s BIOs the Governor’s contact information is needed since he appointed/reappointed a majority of the Regents. The “one Alaskan Native student” should be appointed as a Regent. I voted for the Governor.

  • Patricia Baum says:

    CRT is a cancer to society. It is communistic and Totalitarian. One immediately feels pressured to answer the questions the way “they want you to, or else”.
    The Chancellor should be admonished or fired. I want to know what or how are subjects being taught to warrant sending this survey?
    And yes–I just sent off a letter to the BOR voicing my displeasure.
    We have entered Orwell’s 1984. Where UAS wants you to give the answer of 5 in regards to 2+2. If you say 4, you failed.

    • Lucinda says:

      Baum. Whatever source of information informed your opinion, it is wrong.

      • Tamra Nygaard says:

        Look in the mirror, dear heart.

      • Patricia Baum says:

        The “source” of my information is common sense and the obvious transgression of telling people what they should or should not think like “or else”. CRT is a racist concept. It is divisive, champions victimhood and exploits/ manipulates minority groups to spike resentment and hatred toward others.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Patricia, Lucinda is a spreader of misinformation and a big-time atheist troll.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    All of this is a narcissistic cultic obsession with self, bordering on insanity. I want to give input to the board of regents linked above in Joel’s article but it is so mind boggling and incomprehensible to those that can see clearly the delusion. It is hard to even formulate an argument. It is like Alice in Wonderland logic, as in no logic, and constantly shifting in illogic, so a continual moving target. I esteem anyone who can compose a sensible statement to the board of regents but it seems we are dealing with mostly very illogical people running our university. They are blind and uninterested in facts, truth or common sense.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Defunding is imperative by the governor! He’s a communist sympathizer so pay raises and tax increases continue!

  • Theresa M. says:

    I remember in history class they taught us about plantations where they would put slaves into different classes. Some slaves would receive more privileges than others. We were taught that the reason the plantation would operate like this was to drive the slaves attention to hate each other rather than the master. In other words the slave would use their energy to see the other other as the problem rather than coming together to take on the the slave masters. United we stand/divided we fall.

  • jon says:

    You all would love to live in Germany in 1941. Teach children to step in line with your Gestapo beliefs. Don’t let them think on their own – force them to believe what you do hook line and sinker. Suppress everyone that doesn’t believe like you. What a sad state this country is in.

  • Lucinda says:

    Baum: CRT is indeed a racist concept. That’s the whole idea. Racism exists within institutions and its consequences are often subtle or just considered the norm and not recognized. Are you a racist? I’ll bet you’re not. The concept CRT applies to national assumptions and traditional ways of going about the business and government of America. Don’t be threatened by it. It’s a defensible explanation of some parts of us. It doesn’t teach hatred, unless, I guess, you want it to. It should not be considered divisive either. It’s evidence that supports a national value of moving towards less racism. That’s a good thing to me.

    • Patricia Baum says:

      CRT is entirely indefensible. The questioning on the survey makes assumptions that students may not be respectful and they must adhere to radical thinking and behavioral change. That is insulting. When someone’s thinking is sought to being controlled by a hierarchy, that is called Totalitarianism. And it is dangerous.

  • Alexander Dolitsky says:

    This nonsense has been going on for some time but just not raising to the level of visibility as it is now. The Harvard faculty and board of directors voted adamantly in favor of their president, even though it also has now come to light that she plagiarized repeatedly in her PhD thesis (for which they are now saying that she will make some corrections!). Of course, her being a black woman had nothing to do with her hiring or their standing behind her now. At least there is a good thing in all this: The extent of hypocritical, actual racism (against Caucasians) in U.S. “elite” universities has now become so obvious to everybody that it can’t be avoided anymore. Of course, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that anything is going to change for the better as long as the same players are left in position. Now, think of young people being “educated” in today’s universities.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Good morning Governor Dunleavy’
    You may by now know a little about me and my history with the state as I was fired from SOA employment for whistle blowing.
    You have promised me 1 hour of your time at a Chugiak high school public forum, yet to be fulfilled. I was hoping to get into your hands documents that explicitly show the outlandish work environment that I was exposed to while trying to be a faithful employee.
    Please review the clips I have attached and be assured I have many more that have been swept under the SOA rug. Accountable system failure has occurred so often many of our citizens have given up. One example is 18% voting , I could site many other examples but why should I bother. Please review documents, if you request full documents I will give them
    Lastly, hope of this mess we are encountering is disappearing, I for one stood for what I thought was right in my time as a SOA employee. I suffered persecution and firing for doing it.
    Mr Governor, leading by doing the right thing is not always popular and there will be those who don’t like you or what you do. In my case I had no power to stop the reaction of evil, you do
    Dave Maxwell

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    History with dunleavy! A year has gone by and he’s gotten worse!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Hey Joel you are reviewing a letter I wrote to dunleavy a year ago. I still can’t post part 2 which expresses Christ our hope at Christmas ! Why?

  • Shelia says:

    History should have been presented with all of the effects on the different groups and nations. This has not been done for a long time. That’s why, instead of continuing to unite and respect each other even while disagreeing, CRT and its companions found their way via the left into our schools and universities. No people have a pristine history. We need to show history as a series of situations and what came of the reactions to those situations and make history more meaningful. When we take these steps students will become more involved in trying to find solutions to today’s problems and how the problems got here in the first place. Let’s look at reality, how we got here, and what we need to do to improve. I suspect that the native student that brought the situation at UAS to our attention should also be in on a solution. She appears to think as an Alaskan. Alaskans are not one color but include natives. Europeans, and all others who have made the Great Land their home.

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      And to realize that your stupid uncle Mike could stop this crap by defunding it! The answer is simple! Dunceleavy sold his soul!

  • Skip says:

    Do I still have the right to my own opinion in this country? This is not the country I fought for! I took an Oath and I still Live by it. You should read it sometime.