Dr. Michele Stacey, who teaches a mandatory diversity course for criminal justice students at East Carolina University, recently discovered that her class accomplishes absolutely nothing, Campus Reform reports.
Stacey's required three-credit course "Race, Gender, and Special Populations in the Criminal Justice System" is aimed at educating students about the challenges of minorities in the criminal justice system.
She surveyed 288 students both before and after taking the course — using prompts such as “a woman should worry less about their rights and more about becoming good wives and mothers” and “if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites” — and found that their opinions did not change change in any meaningful way regarding race or gender, only regarding homosexuals.
She wrote in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education:
Overall, the results of the current study suggest that diversity courses do not have a significant impact on attitudes toward racial and gender minorities among criminal justice students.
Despite being useless, the course remains a requirement for students with a major or minor in criminal justice at ECU. Because virtue-signaling.