Catholic university’s course on slavery will have a new section on Donald Trump

Catholic university’s course on slavery will have a new section on Donald Trump

I don’t know about you, but I have all kinds of questions about Loyola University Chicago’s course on slavery. For example, does the course include the historical enslavement of people in cultures or is it limited to the plight of blacks in America? Even better, does it cover black slavery in Africa, which endures to this day?

Stupid questions. The name of the course — “Slavery and Abolition Then and Now” — tells all. So do the qualifications of the instructor, Prof. John Donoghue, who according to College Fix, is an expert in the Atlantic slave trade.

Donoghue is quoted at the Facebook page of Black Students Matter LUC as explaining:

Does Texas have a constitutional right to defy Supreme Court on protecting its border?

I have revised the last third of the course this spring in light of recent efforts to suppress the black vote, the increasing public exposure of the long-standing problem of racist police brutality, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, continuing structural racism — in the prison industrial complex, and the racist rhetoric and conspiracy theories that the Trump campaign has revived in our political culture.

Impressive. I don’t think he omitted a single politically correct buzzword in that description.

The course was developed before last Tuesday’s election, with its surprise outcome. One last question that should be asked is whether the good professor will lessen or double down on his inflammatory rhetoric now that Donald Trump won the presidency.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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