Thursday, June 03, 2004


Multicultural dictatorship: "The University of Texas is considering requiring students to study another culture, and some students are upset. 'It absolutely is political correctness gone amok,' said Mark Tait, director of internal affairs for the Young Conservatives of Texas. Arguing that the University of Texas is already culturally inclusive, Tait said, 'Students don't need bureaucracy to tell them to increase and broaden their cultural perspective.' The proposal making Tait mad is one by University President Larry Faulkner, which would require students to spend one semester studying a different culture. 'That's not just about the principal cultural divisions in the United States, Faulkner said. 'It's even relating to cultural divisions around the world. It's evident to all of us right now that we don't know nearly as much about Islamic culture as we need to know.' The faculty will now debate whether studying other cultures will be mandatory or elective."

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