Students are cross with an Ivy League professor who allegedly asked students to interview illegal aliens, The College Fix reported Wednesday.
Brown University’s Immigrant Rights Coalition denounced professor Stephen Kinzer’s assignment as “narrow, irresponsible journalism,” insisting it “exploit[ed] the ongoing suffering” of immigrants, reported The College Fix.
Kinzer’s project tasks students in his “International Journalism” class with profiling a DACA recipient.
“All of the immigrants [my students] write about are participating voluntarily and enthusiastically,” Kinzer told The Fix. “Like all good journalists, [the students] do not impose themselves on the story, but allow the story to impose itself upon them.”
But Brown’s Immigrant Rights Coalition object to the assignment, along with Kinzer’s use of the term “illegal” to describe DACA recipients.
“Throughout his syllabus, Kinzer displays a lack of awareness and care on [Dreamers] through his persistent usage of the word ‘illegal’ to describe those who are our classmates, our students, our parents, and our friends,” states the group. “Kinzner’s detached focus on ‘Dreamers’ is tired and simplistic and does not add to this country’s immigration discourse, which has so far centered these students on notions of meritocracy.”
The group notes that the professor incorrectly writes out DACA as “Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals” instead of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and complains that Kinzer’s project “is not directly aimed at the uplifting and liberation” of illegal aliens, but instead “exploit[s] the ongoing suffering of a militarized, racist, and exclusionary immigration system intent on tearing apart families and continuing the exploitation of migrant workers.”
The coalition demanded that Brown provide faculty and student leaders with “comprehensive training” on how to deal with illegal aliens and focus on admitting illegal alien students.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Brown for comment but received none in time for press.
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