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NC Hillel denounces offensive UNC textbook

Aug 02, 2018
North Carolina Hillel is disgusted by reports that "21st Century Wellness," an online textbook that is required reading in UNC-Chapel Hill's Lifetime Fitness course, "blames Holocaust victims for failing to tap into their strength.” 

This message defames the memory of those who died at the Nazis’ hands and should not be part of any curriculum on our campus. We are concerned about an academic review process that would allow for this narrative to be included in UNC's educational materials and are actively working with UNC administrators to ensure this type of defamatory and inflammatory language is not taught at any programs at our university.

We invite any students or Hillel community members with concerns to reach out to our staff.
 
August 3rd update: Check out this article to learn more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215993275.html
 

North Carolina Hillel is disugusted by reports that "21st Century Wellness," an online textbook that is required reading in UNC-Chapel Hill's Lifetime Fitness course, "blames Holocaust victims for failing to tap into their strength.” 

This message defames the memory of those who died at the Nazis’ hands and should not be part of any curriculum on our campus. We are concerned about an academic review process that would allow for this narrative to be included in UNC's educational materials and are actively working with UNC administrators to ensure this type of defamatory and inflammatory language is not taught at any programs at our university.

We invite any students or Hillel community members with concerns to reach out to our staff.
 
Sent from my iPhone. Please pardon brvity and tpyos.
 
 
North Carolina Hillel is disugusted by reports that "21st Century Wellness," an online textbook that is required reading in UNC-Chapel Hill's Lifetime Fitness course, "blames Holocaust victims for failing to tap into their strength.” 

This message defames the memory of those who died at the Nazis’ hands and should not be part of any curriculum on our campus. We are concerned about an academic review process that would allow for this narrative to be included in UNC's educational materials and are actively working with UNC administrators to ensure this type of defamatory and inflammatory language is not taught at any programs at our university.

We invite any students or Hillel community members with concerns to reach out to our staff.
 
Sent from my iPhone. Please pardon brvity and tpyos.
 
 

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Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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