California University System makes Ethnic Studies or Social Justice a Required Class

  • The California State University system (CSU) has taken a major step to ensure future students can reflect on the effects of systemic discrimination.
  • The CSU Board of Trustees just approved the new graduation requirement which will require students to take a course in ethnic studies or social justice, beginning in the 2023-24 academic year.
  • This is the first significant change to CSU general education curriculum in 40 years.
  • Chancellor Timothy White said in a statement, “Our goal is for CSU students, from every major and in every workplace, to be leaders in creating a more just and equitable society.”