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IPFS News Link • Education: Colleges and Universities

California Makes It Illegal For Students To Skip Anti-racism Training

• by Steve Watson

Two more Universities in the US are demanding that students enroll on 'race and ethnicity' courses, with the Governor of California signing a mandate for the classes into law.

Campus Reform reports that California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1460 on Monday, making it compulsory for all students in the California State University system to undertake a three-unit class in either Native American, African American, Asian American, or Latina/Latino studies.

Without the credits from the mandatory anti-racism training students will not be able to begin other studies.

The law will be implemented at the start of the 2024-25 school year, according to the report.

Some officials within the University are opposed to the $16 million development, according to the student Newspaper the Sundial.

In addition to California, the University of Pittsburgh also announced Monday that a one-credit online course on 'systemic anti-Black racism and anti-racism' will be a mandatory requirement for all new students beginning this Fall.