Aren’t today’s young people capable of understanding diversity on their own? They’re taught about it from the time they can walk.

Campus Reform reports.

Hamilton College to institute diversity requirement

A New York college will be mandating a diversity course requirement in which all students, regardless of major, will need to study race, class, or another identity.

Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, will be implementing the requirement starting its 2017-2018 school year, according to The John William Pope Center.

All concentrations will require students to take one or more courses that inform them of “structural and institutional hierarchies based on one or more of the social categories of race, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexuality, age, and abilities/disabilities.”

Students must gain “an awareness of the challenges and responsibilities of local, national, and global citizenship” by “critically engag[ing] with multiple cultural traditions and perspectives, and with interpersonal situations that enhance understanding of different identities.”

Several faculty members have lately been pushing for a more progressive campus climate at Hamilton.

“The biggest terrorists are the ones who are calling for a war on terrorism,” said Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey, the Women’s Studies chair, referring to President George W. Bush. Senior theses that Okazawa-Rey has aided students in producing include ones titled “Re-Examining the Battlefield: Gendered Intersections of Militarization and Genocide” and “Trans*formation: A Study of Partners of Transmasculine Individuals.”

The requirement “grew out of our students’ heartfelt request to implement [it],” said Hamilton’s Committee on Academic Policy in an email regarding the diversity requirement.

The college also used the email as an opportunity to issue what the Pope Center described as “demands.”