In the class syllabus for her sociology class, professor Ana Maria Candela stated that classroom discussions would “give priority to non-white folks, to women, and to shy and quiet people who rarely raise their hands.”
Fox News reported on the race-based controversy at Binghampton University, a public campus of 18,000 students, in a Feb. 21 story.
Melanie Collette, a Project 21 member who also teaches university students, says universities are known for giving professors quite a bit of “leeway” in the classroom but Candela's policy is blatantly illegal.
“You certainly can't do things that are illegal,” she says, “and violate the school rules on top of that."
It's not clear from the Fox News story if the professor, who is white and female, was pushing aside all white students, or just white males, since her syllabus cites “white, male, or someone privileged by the racial and gender structures of society…”
The professor's syllabus reflects the reality of many universities and colleges, which have become race-obsessed campuses. Some have made headlines for housing minority students from other races. Many others also require white students undergo workshops and seminars to reflect on their "privilege" and their "oppression" of minorities, which are tenets of Critical Race Theory.
A spokesman for the university told Fox News the syllabus has been updated and the “progressive stacking” has section removed.
"I think it's highly offensive to assume that as college students that they would not be assertive enough to raise their hand if they had a question,” Collette says of the policy, “or to raise their hand if they want to participate in a classroom discussion."