University Trainer Bans Anti-BLM and Pro-Life Views From Classroom as “Grounds for Dismissal”

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An Iowa State University trainer consisted of a “GIANT CAUTION” in her curriculum for her fall English 250 course, banning students from composing documents or dealing with projects that argue against gay marital relationship, abortion, or Black Lives Matter.

A whistleblower supplied a copy of the syllabus to Young Americans for Liberty (YAF), wishing to remain anonymous for worry of any possible backlash they might deal with. YAF published a screenshot of the curriculum to their site in their exclusive report.

The syllabus banned students from “any instances of othering”, defining “othering” as “bigotry, sexism, ableism, transphobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of psychological health issues, body shaming, etc”. Such mindsets “are premises for termination from the classroom.”

The syllabus’ cautioning continued by expounding on subjects that were banned from documents and tasks:

“… you can pass by any subject that takes at its base that one side does not be worthy of the same fundamental human rights as you do (ie: no arguments versus gay marriage, abortion, Black Lives Matter, etc).”

“I take this seriously,” the warning– composed in bold– concluded.

The trainer– Chloe Clark– graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 according to YAF’s report and now teaches in the English department.

English 250 is a needed course for graduation.

YAF reached out to Iowa State University for a remark. The University responded notifying YAF that the syllabus has actually been remedied to show the University’s dedication to the First Change, which the instructor “is being provided extra details concerning the First Modification policies of the university.”

“Iowa State is securely dedicated to securing the First Amendment rights of its students, professors, and personnel,” the declaration read.

In the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May while in police custody, and the protests that followed, Iowa State University aligned itself with the Black Lives Matter movement.

One June 10th, Dean Sharron Evans released a declaration in which she highlighted the higher unemployment, incarceration, and poverty rates experienced by Black Iowans.

“These findings reflect systemic, long-standing policies and practices which have actually produced essential drawbacks for Black people and other marginalized neighborhoods,” the declaration checked out.

“At a systemic level, we dedicate to a vital examination of our own policies and practices, from class teaching to professors and personnel recruitment, to guarantee that they are genuinely fair.”