Ohio State health sciences program sparks controversy with mandatory ‘privilege’ assignments

A health sciences course at The Ohio State University asks students to address their “privileges” if they are white, heterosexual, or able-bodied.

The course, which has been offered since 2009, is entitled “Individual Differences in Patient/Client Populations” and is administered as a part of Ohio State’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, according to the Daily Mail.

Fox News reported that the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences receives funds through the University’s Affordable Learning Exchange grant, which “awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable materials.”

Information about the class was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request performed by Do No Harm, which according to its website is a coalition of “healthcare professionals, medical students, patients, and policymakers” that are dedicated to “protect[ing] healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology.”

Read more on Campus Reform.

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