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University Offers Counseling to Those Suffering From ‘Racial Battle Fatigue’

Campus Reform
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Colorado State University’s administration has agreed to provide counseling for students who may be struggling with “racial battle fatigue.”

The school announced in a Monday press release that it would comply with a set of year-old recommendations, or demands, that called for “increased funding resources for mental health issues specifically dealing with racial oppression and racial battle fatigue.”

Indeed, the press release notes that the school’s “Counseling Center hired a psychologist whose specialty is working with racial battle fatigue for students of color on predominantly white campuses.”

Still, though, while the school’s vice president for student affairs, Blanche Hughes, called the hiring “a great step,” she argued that “we still have a lot of work to do.”

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“Our plan over the next few years is to continue to increase staff and programming where needed to meet the needs of students and the university,” she added.

Additionally, CSU’s administration indicated that it has started work on a “curriculum change” that would “require Introduction to Ethnic Studies and Introduction to Women Studies to be taken by all students.”

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