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Thanks. It's for a work project I've decided to take upon myself because no one was keeping track or trying to optimize. I have some math background but it's been so long since I had to use it in any sort of professional capacity that I've fallen sorely out of practice.
The people advocating for this stuff are the real monsters, I think. Because, they see "white people" as one homogenous mass. All of this grievance and reparation stuff is ridiculous to me, because my parents came here from Eastern Europe in 1978. We had nothing to do with black people or native americans.
I am a conservative Protestant whose theology is orthodox Reformed Theology... think Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion", and the "Westminster Shorter Catechism" (which you can read free online).
Maybe include Orthodox Catholics somehow? I find their approach very interesting. Here's an article outlining the differences between Roman and Orthodox Catholics that I found quite good. http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/reading/ortho_cath.html
There's not much that can be done and honestly, it's not worth getting upset about. The political system is useless and it's populated with people who play ideological games in an attempt to satiate their egos rather than doing what's best for the country overall.
I always include historical anecdotes in my lectures. Not only does it "humanize" the material, it provides memorable "anchors" people can tie to particular topics, aiding mental organization and recall.
Also: hats off to someone who survived Organic Chemistry!
Seriously though, don't give up. Almost every professor I had in undergrad and grad school curved excessively and dumbed down the material. I was rarely, if ever, truly challenged and as a result I was bored and didn't take school seriously.
The only exception was the person who taught my year of organic chemistry. No curved grades, no oversimplification but he taught in such a way that made the material really come alive. It was fascinating. He also wove in historical/scientific anecdotes into his lectures, which I found to be pretty cool.