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Rutgers students can earn credit for learning 'resistance strategies' in school's new 'Practicing Social Justice' course


This is the same university that reversed its decision to sanction a white professor who said he hated white people

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Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering its students academic credits this spring to learn all about social justice and peacefully resisting.

What are the details?

One of the school's new spring 2019 courses is called "Practicing Social Justice." The course is being offered through the university's Women's and Gender Studies Department, according to Campus Reform. It is required for those wishing to obtain a minor in Social Justice from Rutgers.

Topics that will be covered in the course include "resistance strategies," "grassroots organizing," "identity-based organizing," and using social media to influence "political change and narrative change."

The course aims to encourage students to "explore the current debates about the strategies and contexts for social justice practice in response to a variety of current social justice problems" by examining those problems through an activist lens.

According to its description, the course will also offer context to examine social justice "from three perspectives," including "individuals who act," "the organizations that mobilize action," and "the social injustice contexts local national and global that move individuals and organizations to action."

It is unclear at the time of this writing what that last bit means, but it will be offered up as a discussion in the upcoming course.

Anything else?

Notably, this is the same university that reversed its decision to impose sanctions on professor James Livingston, who posted on social media about hating white people.

The school initially ruled that the liberal professor, who is white, violated school policies with his inflammatory Facebook post — which was specifically directed at white people in a Harlem, New York, restaurant — but reversed its decision after Livingston filed an appeal.

Livingston's Facebook post garnered so much backlash that the restaurant owners told TheBlaze that the Rutgers professor was no longer permitted to frequent the restaurant.

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