Student not satisfied with Race, Gender course quality

Danielah Blackburn

Students at Northern Kentucky University have expressed feelings that the race and gender classes that most students take at one point or another may not be up to par.

Senior sociology major Akosua Favors believes the race and gender courses are inconsistent. She does not think the faculty who teach the classes have enough anti-racist training or credentials.

“We are asking that an effort is made to require qualifications and experience in the area of race and gender along with proof of anti-racist community empowerment/organizing,” Favors said. “We are asking that the university is consistent with some form of anti-racist anti-discriminating trainings at least twice a year.”

She said in many race and gender courses, students do not engage in class conversation because they feel they must speak for their entire racial group or gender.