Skip to comments.Cornell charges students $1,800 for racially-segregated rock climbing class, frantically scrubs website when confronted
Posted on 02/21/2021 9:56:14 AM PST by george76
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And how much do rock climbing skills prepare one for a good career. That category of people need need exactly the opposite of sports training.
For resume-filling, I just can’t recall anyone ever using rock-climbing as a ‘line’.
I’d be curious if they had some Latino rock climbing expert...especially at Cornell.
Somebody should start the rumor that this is really a plot to push brown and black students off of cliffs.
I’m amazed that the woke left is rapidly re-introducing racial segregation to this nation. Perhaps I shouldn’t be, based upon my memories of radical blacks calling for separate dorms and facilities back in the 60’s when desegregation and racial integration was the goal.
How long before the Leftists living in Wash DC start defacing the statue of MLK?
Systemic racism through affirmative action.
Almost 1900 dollars for a rock climbing course?
At least 30 years ago two phys ed courses were required of everyone at Cornell—and if you couldn’t pass a swimming test during orientation, one of them would be swimming. IIRC they were pass/fail, but you did need to pass.
While I can fault Cornell for a lot, by accident or design they get some things right.
Loads of options were offered, I wouldn’t fault them for that. And I applaud the swimming.
If the rock climbing class were marked for “Whites” only - it would be instant, 24/7 international headline news for days one with screams of outrage all the way to the White House.
The FBI would be sent to investigate and the entire PE department overturned and most likely disbanded.
Lefties see nothing wrong with double standards.
If you don’t want to spend $1900 sign up for bowling, or weight lifting, or whatever and do rock climbing on your own.
BIPOC to go along with LGBTQXWHATEVER!! UGH...I’m glad I’m old!
When I was in high school in California in the 70’s, passing a swimming course was mandated at that time as a condition of graduation, IOW, everyone had to learn how to swim. Four years of PE were also required by the state.
Now it’s two years, no swimming requirement.
Amazes me how many people drown every year in situations where knowing very basic swimming knowledge would have saved their lives.
Maybe it’s a “Bring Your Own Rocks” kind of course.
Those Polyurethane Resin boulders can get very expensive.
I feel the same way. Yesterday’s post about Cap’n Crunch being a slave boat captain to make woke Quaker Oats Company waste money redoing it. Fight the fight as we can.
ROTC programs usually offer Freshman and Sophomore level courses which are mandatory for ROTC scholarship students as open electives to non-scholarship students to satisfy PE requirements. Typically these include orienteering, marksmanship, mountaineering, and such. I have no problem with a school offering a rock climbing course as a single credit PE class, and for many college age kids would likely encourage them to push themselves outside their comfort zones, build their confidence in themselves and teach an actual (though somewhat esoteric) skill.
Obviously segregating it by race is a problem. A big problem. But having a rock climbing class in and of itself is not an issue.
The fee is for academic certification to meet the PE degree requirements for a graduation diploma.
I am surprised since Cornell has a well touted law degree program, especially in labor law.
Only a fool would donate money to almost any college or university these days.
For the males. The women wind up in a Kiss the Girls scenario...
The FBI probably requires its agents to take these types of anti-white racist courses.
Instead of changing the “BIPOC Rock Climbing” class, they should have offered a $900 whites only climbing class (half priced because of their natural advanced skill level, being white and all).
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