June 1, 2017
A University of Wisconsin at Superior student was threatened with violence on Facebook for publishing a story about the institution’s most “wasteful” courses.
Student Jessica Murphy, working as intern at Wisconsin’s MacIver Institute, exposed five of the most “wasteful” classes offered in the University of Wisconsin System in a May 22 article, highlighting one course known as “Teaching for Social Justice” taught at the state’s Superior campus.
“One of the main goals of the course is for students to reflect on their privilege and marginalization. Students also review how meritocracy—and the American Dream—is a myth,” Murphy explained in her article, noting that all five courses contained themes that “degrade capitalism, praise Marxism, and encourage a ‘social justice warrior’ ideology.”
In response, however, Professor Sarah LaChance Adams, who teaches UW-Superior’s “Teaching for Social Justice” course, posted the article to her Facebook, writing “check it out comrades” as several of her colleagues and friends responded by mocking Murphy and offering to “punch her in the face.”
This article was posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 5:47 am