CSU Will Require Students To Take Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Classes

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The California State University Board of Trustees Wednesday approved the creation of an ethnic studies/social justice course requirement, despite objections that including "social justice" classes waters down the intent of the proposal.

Some dissenters on the board argued that allowing students to take a social justice course means they would be able to meet the requirement without ever taking a traditional ethnic studies course on the history of the Latino, Black, Asian-American or Native-American communities.

The social justice provision allows students to meet the requirement by taking classes on other populations, such as the Jewish community, the disabled, the LGBT community and women/gender studies.

The class requirement will be part of students' general education requirements and be implemented beginning in the 2023/2024 school year.

For more on this story, check it out on ABC News.

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