San Diego State University students 'are told by professor that Trump is racist' after taking part in 'disturbing' sensory experience to make them 'less oppressive'
- Journey to a Shared Humanity is the name of the controversial event?
- It takes place every year and is funded by San Diego State University?
- This year's vignettes included reenactments of ICE?deportations
- In another skit, a student is seen telling a counselor she does not want to share a room with a Muslim student?
- Another included images from the alt-right Charlottesville riot in August and compared them with Nazi propaganda?
- Afterwards, students were taken into a room with professors
- Some said one of the professors told them Trump was racist and urged them to 'fight' the oppression
- The professor denies their claim and said actually corrected a student who presumed Trump voters were racist?
A San Diego State University professor allegedly told a group of students that the president was racist after they took part in a series of controversial 'sensory experiences' designed to make them less oppressive.
The experiences include students acting out being arrested by ICE and include reference to the alt-right Charlottesville riots in the summer.?The event is titled Journey to a Shared Humanity.?
What it includes is kept vague in descriptions of it, but a video, taken by one student who took part, has revealed some of its components. ?The footage was shared with The College Fix, a conservative website,?on Tuesday. ?
One sees a young Hispanic woman talking on the phone with her mother as she receives a knock on the door from ICE.?
In another portion, the words 'Jews will not replace us!' are played repeatedly through a speaker as images of from the Charlottesville riot in August are compared to Nazi propaganda on a wall.?
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A student filmed inside the Journey to a Shared Humanity event at San Diego State University which included a recording of a group of men chanting 'Jews will not replace us!' in a reenactment of the Charlottesville riots ?
Another vignette was a student on the phone to her mother as ICE agents arrived to deport her?
Another sees a student complaining about her Muslim roommate and telling a university official: 'I don't feel comfortable sharing a room with someone who could be related to a terrorist.'?
Professor Pablo Ben denies the claims and said he was in fact correcting a student who presumed all Trump voters were racist?
After the series of vignettes, students are taken into a room and spoken to by professors including Professor Pablo Ben.?
According to students who spoke with?The Fix, he told them President Trump was 'a racist' and urged them to fight against the oppression'. The event happens every year.?
He is alleged to have said: 'Sometimes we also assume that because someone voted for Trump, some people voted for Trump despite the fact that Trump is a racist, not because he is a racist.
'Certainly there’s a lot of people who voted for [Trump] because they’re, there’s certainly a phenomenon there that points towards racism.'?
Professor Ben denied their description of the conversation to DailyMail.com and said the remark was taken out of context.?
He had in fact been correcting the student who he said presumed all Trump voters were racist when he made the comment.?
'I was responding to a student who implied that Trump voters are racist, and I said it is wrong to assume that they are racist. I did not state that the President is a racist,' he said.?
The university said it deliberately left out all current politics from the event.??
The event takes place every year and does not make reference to the president in public descriptions.?
In another vignette, a student acted out telling a counselor that she did not want to share a room with a Muslim classmate in case she was 'related to a terrorist'
'Each year, San Diego State University challenges its community to step outside their comfort zone and into the shoes of those who are struggling with oppressive circumstances,' a description on the university's website reads.??
One organizer told The Fix the vignettes 'may be disturbing' but that they were 'an effective tool used to teach people about how it really feels to be in oppressive situations.'?
But internet users questioned the strong rhetoric and accused the university of 'brainwashing' its students into a left-wing stance.?
'I cant believe this brainwashing propaganda is funded by the university,' said one person after viewing the footage.?
'That's straight up propaganda used to indoctrinate students.
'That's not theater or some learning exercise. That's thought control and indoctrination,' said another.?
Many of the university's students protested last year after Donald Trump's election win.?
San Diego State University said it does not include any mention of current politics in the event
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