Exploring racism through … tap?

Exploring racism through … tap?

Exploring racism through … tap?

A conservative college student says a school in Maine is denigrating higher education with its new classes.

At Colby College in Waterville, a course called "Critical Race Feminism and Tap Dance" is included in the January Program for what is described as an "exploratory term" that will let students "choose among hundreds of different academic experiences."

Other courses being offered include "Interrogating Whiteness" and "American Art: Identity and Belonging Since 1619."

"Critical Race Feminism and Tap Dance" will teach the history of tap dance, the concept of intersectionality, and "the systemic and institutionalized nature of racism." The course will serve as an "an introduction to critical race theory and the art of tap dance," the course catalogue details.

According to Campus Reform correspondent Lena Branch, "This is an example of higher education and colleges lowering standards."

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"They're going to assign kids' books to college students and have them do their assignments on them," she details. "So, we can see that they're not trying to push these students academically or their thought process, and they're teaching them what to think instead of how to think, which is not going to serve them well in the long run."

She says teaching about race does not help in dancing.

"As a former dancer myself, I know that the only things that matter in dance are skills and choreography," Branch tells AFN. "Dance is an art form that's much like a sport. Professors should be making this about dance and not about politics, but instead, they're actually pushing their leftist agenda."

With critical race theory trudging itself into schools across the nation, effectively making everything in college racist, Branch says this narrative is nothing new.

A professor at the University of Michigan, for example, has stated that math is racist. Likewise, an instructor at the University of Tennessee has claimed that letter grades are racist.

Branch does not think it is beneficial when colleges try to combine two things that do not correlate.

"You open the door to having everything being deemed as racist, and therefore denigrating higher education as a whole," she submits.