New mandatory diversity class at U. of Oklahoma draws boos from students

New mandatory diversity class at U. of Oklahoma draws boos from students

Freshmen will be required to take a 5-hour course on diversity in their first year, starting this fall at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa World reported in June.

Now that students are trickling back to campus, some are telling The Oklahoma Daily they think the course is a waste of time:

Joseph Lyon, a mathematics junior, said the program seems counter-intuitive.

“The university is wanting students to be more inclusive of other cultures and backgrounds, but …  it should just be taken at face value that you can accept people of other cultures — that you have that level of intelligence already,” Lyon said.

Tim Smith, a journalism junior, said the program may be beneficial, but unnecessary.

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