All Those Books on Identity and Victimization That Dominate Freshman Summer Reading

“There may be good cause to learn about those topics, but when they become the dominant trend for summer reading programs over multiple years, one starts to wonder what really is the intent of these programs. Such consistent pounding away at similar themes, given the entire vast array of books from which to choose, suggests the programs are meant to introduce students to a certain worldview…”—Harry Painter, The Pope Center,

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3 thoughts on “All Those Books on Identity and Victimization That Dominate Freshman Summer Reading

  1. To anybody: what are examples of’ identity & victimization’ books that are on the freshman summer reading list?

  2. I’ve been expected to teach this crap, year after year. I generally find some reason why I cannot, and now, when I can no longer find said reasons, I have decided to bow out, forever.

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