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Silly white people, think their lives matter.

Via Campus Reform:

An Illinois college has restricted certain sections of a mandatory introductory course to black students.

“While helping my son register for college at Moraine Valley Community College, we noticed that the required course College 101 has two sections limited to African-American students,” one concerned parent told The Chicago Tribune. “He wants to know why there are not two sections limited to Asian-American students? How about Native American students?”

This segregation of students by race seems odd, especially considering the course’s emphasis on diversity.

“[College 101] provides an opportunity to assess your purpose for college, assess your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity,” the course catalog states.

But Jessica Crotty, Moraine’s assistant director of communications, made the case for segregation, saying the school periodically reserves certain course offerings for various demographics of students, including veterans.

“Sometimes we set aside sections for specific populations, including veterans and older students,” Crotty noted.

“The focus can be on specific issues they face,” she explained. “For example, veterans face a specific set of challenges. Students feel comfortable and are more likely to open up because they’re with other students who are like them.”

Update:

Via Campus Reform:

After facing national criticism, Moraine Valley Community College has announced that it will make some revisions to its “blacks-only” course.

Campus Reform initially reported that the school had set aside multiple sections of a mandatory introductory course exclusively for black students, defending the practice as a method for getting students to “open up.”

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“Sometimes we set aside sections for specific populations, including veterans and older students,” Moraine’s assistant director of communications, Jessica Crotty, told Campus Reform. “The focus can be on specific issues they face. For example, veterans face a specific set of challenges. Students feel comfortable and are more likely to open up because they’re with other students who are like them.”

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Now, however, Inside Higher Ed reports that the school has stated that it “will no longer offer sections of this course for specific racial groups,” though it will “continue to offer sections of its College 101 course for the success of special populations.”