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Butler University Offers Outrageous Anti-Trump Course, Provides ‘Strategies for Resistance’

May 3, 2017
By Justin Haskins and Katie Clancy

A course offered at Butler University, a private higher-education institution in Indianapolis, Indiana, promises to teach students the reasons Donald Trump won the 2016 election and promises to give students “strategies for resistance.”

A course offered at Butler University, a private higher-education institution in Indianapolis, Indiana, promises to teach students the reasons Donald Trump won the 2016 election and promises to give students “strategies for resistance.”

The course, titled “Trumpism & U.S. Democracy,” will be available for students during the Fall 2017 semester and will run from the end of August to December. According to Butler University’s online course guide, the class size will be 17, and 17 students have already enrolled in the course. According to the course description provided on Butler’s website, Trump’s election win will be analyzed (from a far-left perspective) and students will be taught “strategies for resistance” to Trump’s agenda.

“Donald J. Trump won the U.S. Presidency despite perpetuating sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism, and imperialism,” the course description reads. “This course explores why and how this happened, how Trump’s rhetoric is contrary to the foundation of the U.S. democracy, and what his win means for the future. The course will also discuss, and potentially engage in, strategies for resistance.”

The course is taught by Ann M. Savage, according Butler’s website. Savage was named by Butler University in 2016 as one of its “distinguished faculty,” an award given to the university’s top faculty members.

A review by The Heartland Institute of the courses available at Butler University has yet to show any course offerings that present the Trump administration in a positive way that could balance out the course taught by Savage. If anyone is aware of such a course, please contact the authors.

Justin Haskins (jhaskins@heartland.org) is executive editor of The Heartland Institute. Katie Clancy is a senior at Butler University. She’s graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish.

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