(Natural News) Have you ever wanted to spend over $55,000 to learn all about how racist and unequal American society is, only to realize in the end that you just wasted four years of your life? Well then you may want to consider enrolling at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, where you can get a degree in – you guessed it – social justice.
“Our social justice program offers majors the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights and a more just world into a career,” reads a description of the major. “As a social justice major, you will receive the knowledge to prepare for advocacy and human-rights work within local community organizations and national and international non-governmental organizations like the United Nations. You will develop a strong theoretical understanding of ideas of social justice and participate in real-world learning in the field.”
In case you’re still not convinced that a social justice major at Merrimack College is for you, then perhaps the school’s website can convince you otherwise. In addition to providing students with a “flexible program” and “hands-on learning,” the website also mentions that social justice majors will get to experience “Annual Social Justice week” so that they can “get involved in on-campus initiatives to address inequality.” (Related: Google has abandoned tech innovation to address social justice issues.)
If you’re wondering what Social Justice Week is, just know that it’s something that Merrimack started back in the year 2013 to expose students to social justice issues. Events include various speakers, workshops, “student artwork, photography and poster sessions throughout campus to provoke questions and conversations.”
In all seriousness, why anyone would want to major in social justice is truly beyond comprehension. It’s like majoring in gender studies or feminist theory – it may make students feel as though they are “standing for something” or “bringing about change,” but at the end of the day, there’s just no money to be made in it. Students will be spending over $55,000 for the degree and then get absolutely nothing out of it.
There are literally hundreds of examples of colleges and universities across the country creating majors and providing certain incentives in order to create a new generation of leftists and social justice warriors. At Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, the student housing department recently started a “social justice advocate” program which, according to the official job description, will advance the principles of diversity, multiculturalism, social identity development, and of course, social justice. (Related: Sorry, social justice warriors: political correctness has reached its peak.)
The university has stated that social justice advocates will earn a starting pay of $8.00 per hour, which translates to $148 per week at 18.5 scheduled work hours. Social justice advocates can also request up to 20 hours per week and earn a total of $160 per week. One has to wonder, though, if their earnings will be redistributed to the other students on campus – you know, in the name of equality and such.
It really is a shame that so many students are being persuaded into dedicating their time and money into something as silly as social justice activism. It’s even more of a shame that these types of left-wing subjects are starting to be taught just as much – and in some cases, more – than traditional subjects like American literature and U.S. history. The goal of American’s public education system should be to prepare students for the future and make it so that they have the highest chances of success possible; the goal of the education system should not be to create a generation of political activists and social justice warriors.