College course final depicts Trump as hater, Hillary as unifier

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Michael F. Haverluck (

Trump and Hillary waving post-debateThe final exam questions in a course at California State University-Northridge (CSUN) depict President Donald Trump as a bitter, racist bigot, while portraying his former Democratic rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, as a unifying champion of minorities.

Material in the online test included choice verbiage that repackaged the leading Republican and Democratic candidates from the 2016 presidential election year – casting each in a distinct light shared with those on the left.

State univ. still campaigning against Trump/for Hillary?

Instead of teaching from a nonpartisan viewpoint, the exam was written with a blatant pro-Democratic spin, casting the Republican Party in a negative light while spurring more racial tension in America.

“The online exam for African Studies 161, ‘American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective,’ included a question in statement form about Trump and his presidential campaign,” TheBlaze reported.

According to the conservative college publication, Campus Reform, little effort was made by the course’s professor, Karin Stanford, to hide her leftist leaning.

“The final exam for one California State University-Northridge class left students with little doubt as to their professor’s opinion of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,” Campus Reform’s Osje Peña explained.

Campus Reform revealed via a photograph the potential answers to question number 90 on the test, which reads: “Donald Trump frequently made statements of an _______________ nature throughout his presidential campaign.”

“The final exam for African Studies 161 asked students whether Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric was [A.] ‘anti-Mexican,’ [B.] ‘anti-Muslim,’ [C.] ‘anti-woman,’ or [D.] ‘all of the above,’” Campus Reform reported.

Turning to Trump’s progressive competitor in the 2016 presidential skirmish between the red and the blue, the course’s examination shifted gears, making Clinton appear as a modern-day champion for civil rights by revisiting her words on the fateful night her White House dreams came to a crashing end.

“Another question focused on Clinton’s concession speech following the 2016 re-election,” noted.

Here is how question 92 was worded, according to a photocopy of the test provided by Campus Reform:

“In her 2016 concession speech, what groups did Hillary Clinton address in terms of breaking down barriers and bringing people together?” the exam reads.

Right out of the Democratic platform playbook, here are the prescribed answers: “A.  races;” “B.  religions;” “C.  genders and sexualities;” or “D.  all of the above.”

Needless to say, the test led students to deduce that Clinton’s selfless political agenda is to fight for Americans from every walk of life – unconditionally accepting and embracing all Americans.

Please step to the left, everyone

The conservative college paper indicated that college students across America should be taught in the spirit of nonpartisanship in education – learning from a nonbiased viewpoint based in the belief that America’s colleges and universities should be teaching students how to think in the marketplace of ideas … not what to think.

Despite the heavy lean to the left witnessed in the exam’s wording, one student taking the course insisted that the course material leading up to the final test did not have the same heavy-handed Democratic bias.

“An anonymous student – who was enrolled in the online class – does not recall learning any anti-Trump rhetoric in class, nor in the textbook reading,” Peña informed.

In fact, the student taking the course – which was based on the campus of Southern California’s San Fernando Valley – expressed shock that such partisan rhetoric was included in the final.

“The class is online-based, so the professor has not had a political bias for the most part – and neither did the chapter readings – so it was really surprising to see this material on the final exam,” the student expressed, according to Campus Reform.

Even though the student did not divulge his or her political bent, he/she was adamant about not wanting professors force-feeding students their personal political biases.

“It was pretty random and annoying,” the student shared. “Like, don’t try and make me think a certain way, because everyone’s view is different.”

Despite Campus Reform’s attempts to seek comment from Stanford, the professor did not respond to the college paper to share her take on the matter by the time its report was published.

1/8/2018 - Headline revised

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