Activists​ ​Demand​ ​SDSU​ ​Withdraw​ ​Funding for​ ‘Black​ ​Minds​ ​Matter’​ ​Doctoral​ ​Course

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Craig DeLuz

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 29, 2017) – A coalition of civil rights activists, taxpayer advocates and educators are demanding that San Diego State University (SDSU) withdraw their approval of a doctoral level course aimed at organizing teachers, school administrators and college professors to engage in the segregationist political movement known as Black Lives Matter. The course is entitled, “Black Minds Matter.”

“Black Lives Matter is political movement. And even worse, it’s movement whose members have promoted segregation and violence against law enforcement”, said Craig DeLuz, a Sacramento Area school board member and organizer of the effort to put an end to the BLM related course. “Now we want to give them taxpayer dollars to train educators on how to indoctrinate our children? That’s insane!”

Black Minds Matter is the brainchild of SDSU professor J Luke Wood. Dr. Wood is Professor of Community College Leadership at SDSU. On his personal Facebook page Wood boasts, “We now have 67 live broadcast and replay sites at schools, colleges, universities, and community centers throughout the nation! The Black Lives movement comes to the classroom via our doctoral class (livestreamed for the general public) instructing school and college leaders on how to prepare, educate, and mobilize their educators.”

“This is a monumental waste of taxpayers dollars. We should be spending public funds on courses that will actually prepare the next generation for meaningful jobs instead of teaching them how be victims.” said Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, who also questions the use of taxpayer funds for political organizing.

Some civil right activists like Kevin McGary, President of the Frederick Douglas Foundation of California, agree. “Since Black Lives Matter is a social and political activism organization that some mentioned as their primary source of motivation while they’ve participated in community carnage and death to law enforcement officers, it is wholly incongruous that taxpayers should fund elevating and legitimizing this organization within classrooms,” McGary notes. “And since this group has been associated with motivating evil people to precipitate heinous acts of violence, communities and taxpayers have been harmed by them; it is a slap in the face to use taxpayer funding to fund this source of great community upheaval and pain!”

The Black Minds course includes presentations from extremist left-wing figures like Patrisse Cullors, one of the controversial founders of Black Lives Matters.

“Conservative students have to fight universities tooth and nail to get conservatives approved to speak on most campuses”, points out DeLuz. “But liberal speakers are not only getting funded to push a political ideology, the students who come to hear them can get college credit. How is that fair?”

The coalition, who is demanding that SDSU withdraw funding from the controversial course and distance the university from the project plans to stage an ongoing public relations campaign against the university until the class is cancelled.

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