Baylor University is set to give “cultural humility training” to leaders in the Division of Student Life, beginning this fall semester.
Cultural humility is defined as “the ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person.”
This will be done under a new program called “Leave Your Mark,” which is designed to instruct leaders of Baylor student organizations with left-wing doctrine. Eventually, this doctrine will reach the vast majority of Baylor students, as 9,500 of the approximately 14,000 undergraduates at Baylor are involved in student organizations.
In this training, student leaders are taught to deal with “microaggressions.” According to an article in The Baylor Lariat, “groups define microaggressions and distinguish the difference between intent and impact.” Further, “…leaders are equipped with ways to intervene in the event of a microaggression.” A microaggression, for those who are not aware, is “a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults towards any marginalized group.”
Under this definition, asking someone where they are from if they have a non-American accent would constitute a microaggression.
According to the training, “recommended responses to microaggressions include talking to the victim, educating the attacker and being personally open to learning.”
Those individuals who have experienced a “microaggression” are encouraged to report it to the BRT, or the “Bias Response Team.”
According to Dr. Kim Kellison, Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences, “…in cases where it is not possible to identify the person who committed a microaggression, reporting is still significant for documentation purposes…documentation pinpoints endemic problems that Baylor authorities need to address.”
This follows Baylor’s recent training of professors and faculty in which they demanded students be referred to by their “preferred gender pronouns,” and the university’s establishment of an Equity Office to introduce and push the doctrine of intersectionality on campus.
Intersectionality is the idea that all individuals who are not white males are oppressed by them, and therefore must come together to oppose them and the supposed power structures that they’ve created to protect their institutionalized power.
What is happening at Baylor should be concerning to all conservatives. If these radical left-wing doctrines can infect and destroy the traditional, conservative culture of Baylor, they can and will do so at every college and university across the country.