Date: August 08, 2018 07:26PM
Each year, about 5,000 students (at multiple universities, including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) are required to take an academic course: "Lifetime Fitness," which has become controversial because of the required textbook: "21st Century Fitness," authored by two BYU faculty members.
The book concentrates on "extreme emphasis on personal responsibility that pretty much explicitly blames people in poor health" for their diseases (including cancer, heart disease, etc.).
Even more controversial, the text explicitly blames Holocaust victims for what happened to them during the Holocaust, reinterpreting Holocaust survivor/Holocaust expert Viktor Frankl's published writings. These BYU faculty authors state that, despite Frankl's written words, what he actually MEANT to say was:
"The people in the camps who did not tap into the strength that comes from recognizing their intrinsic worth succumbed to the brutality to which they were subjected. They gave up or felt they were not deserving of being treated better."
[The Simon Wiesenthal Center has demanded that UNC, and presumably the other universities who use this book as a source, drop this textbook.]https://apnews.com/a5ad201c346e4838b20dd514a1eed2d9?utm_medium=APSouthRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2018 08:24PM by Tevai.