An American history course at Millersville University teaches that Republicans opposed affirmative action in the 1990’s “chiefly” out of a desire to preserve white privilege.
A screenshot of an online assignment offered in the course, which was obtained by Campus Reform, prompts students to address the reasons why “Republicans spoke out against affirmative action” in the 1990s, listing four potential responses, including claims that “the government should not engage in social engineering” and that “helping minorities was costing too much money.”
Apparently, though, Republicans challenged affirmative action policies “chiefly on the grounds that…it was discrimination against white people,” according to a screenshot of the assignment.
One anonymous student selected an alternative response, answering that the GOP opposed affirmative action primarily due to the party’s philosophical opposition to “social engineering,” provoking the online quiz to declare that “your answer is incor…
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