Ivy League College Offers Black Lives Matter Course

Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Campus Reform, February 3, 2015

Dartmouth College is now offering a #BlackLivesMatter course for its students in the upcoming spring semester.

Developed by the Ivy school’s geography and African and African-American studies program, “10 Weeks, 10 Professors: #BlackLivesMatter” is supposedly “dedicated to considering race, structural inequality and violence in both a historical and modern context.” {snip}

According to The Dartmouth, the college’s student newspaper, the class will be taught by 15 professors from 10 different academic departments. The professors’ expertise range from anthropology to mathematics.

“We just thought that it might be interesting and innovative and exciting to have a course that’s dedicated to this, whereas lots of other people are incorporating it into other courses,” Dr. Abigail Neely, an assistant professor of geography, told The Dartmouth.

Neely told the student newspaper that the professors teaching the course hope to teach students that the highly publicized incident in Ferguson, Mo., and the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old during an altercation, is a worldwide issue.

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