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      You'd think that would attract folks of a more political/activist bent, until you consider that it's a required course for the business program and a few other pre-corporate-y majors—meaning that my class is about 1/3 undecideds (undeclared freshmen and sophomores, mostly thinking "what major will get me a job?"), 1/3 Comm majors (a majority of whom want to go into PR, in my experience), and 1/3 pre-business students.

      The majority of my students, from my top-of-my-head impressions, have been Democrats and particularly liberal on social issues (they are, after all, Millennials), but with a very few exceptions (maybe 1 student every third section) haven't ever seemed all that interested in activism.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 11:37:38 AM PST

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