Clemson senators defeat 'ideological indoctrination' proposal
- Clemson University's Student Senate struck down a proposal to make mandatory diversity training a condition of serving in student government, which one senator called "a poorly disguised attempt at ideological indoctrination."
- During the debate, one senator suggested making the training "highly recommended" rather than mandatory, but the proposal's sponsors objected that "only the people that...already agree" would attend.
Almost a year after a Clemson University administrator called for mandatory diversity training for student government members, some senators are still pushing for the measure to be instituted.
In April 2017, Altheia Richardson, the director of Clemson’s Gantt Multicultural Center, proposed that student government candidates be required to pass an “intercultural competency” test before being allowed to run for or hold office.
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