In the olden days, universities taught how to think. Now they teach what to think. Educators make it easy for students by helping them swallow pre-formed opinions — coercively if necessary, as recently demonstrated in Deandre Poole’s Intercultural Communications class at Florida Atlantic University. From CBS Miami:
Ryan Rotella, a junior from Coral Springs, said the incident began when his professor, Dr. Deandre Poole, asked students in the class to write the word “Jesus” on a piece of paper, fold it up, and step on it.
Rotella, a deeply religious Mormon, told CBS12 that he was offended and refused to participate in the exercise.
After Rotella told Dr Poole’s supervisor about this outrageous assignment, the situation was resolved — Rotella was suspended from the class.
He might have known better than to take the class if he had read the instructor’s bio at Florida Atlantic University, which makes clear that Poole is a professional moonbat:
His research focuses on the role mediated messages play in shaping individual attitudes and beliefs concerning issues of justice and inequality, and examines how leaders, organizations, and other influential authorities dominate and oppress marginalized groups of people.
No group is more marginalized on college campuses than Mormons. Poole should write a paper on the way he uses his own position of authority to oppress them.
Try to imagine students being commanded to write “Mohammad” on a piece of paper and step on it.
In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Poole is vice-chairman of the Palm Beach County Democrat Party. No wonder liberals favor college for everyone, at taxpayer expense if need be.
On tips from Clingtomyguns, Bob Roberts, Ummah Gummah, Sam Adams, and Just TheTip. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.