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Founded in 1971 as a school for Native American and Chicano studies, Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University finally lost accreditation, writes Lloyd Billingsley of Pacific Research Institute.

Courses were highly politicized, such as Environmental Issues 301, about uranium mining on reservations, and Social Science 242, an Indian interpretation of early U.S. history. The reading list was a politically correct litany of militants. There were plenty of those in the 1970s, including Dennis Banks of AIM, the American Indian Movement. He fled South Dakota after a gun battle in a courthouse and California governor Jerry Brown granted him asylum. Though not known as a scholar or administrator, Dennis Banks duly became chancellor of Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University in 1975.

Management, financial and educational problems were a constant. The accrediting board wanted DQU to “hire qualified faculty, and provide courses that lead to an associate degree,” but finally gave up in frustration.

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  2. If this weren’t another gratifying sign that the sixties are coming to a close I’d just bemoan the fact that it took almost thirty-five years to put an end to this travesty.

    Still, it is coming to an end which sure couldn’t have happened not that long ago. I look forward to more of the same.

  3. Walter E. Wallis says:

    The asylum grant was in direct violation of the constitution and should have resulted in impeachment of Brown. California is still paying for the idiocies of Moonbeam’s administrations.

  4. nailsagainsttheboard says:

    The so-called “Ethnic Studies” departments are clearly an ersatz academic discipline and are nothing more than cheerleading groups for various ethnicities, at the expense of the search for truth and intellectual diversity. They are bastions of anti-American, antisemitic, anti-Western Civilization leftist groupthink dogma. Intellectual midgets like Ward Churchill hide behind the 1st Amendment and ‘academic freedom’, but are terrified of clear-thinkers who openly debate their moronic ideas. The ivory towers are about to fall. E pluribus unum. ‘Nuff said.