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Lincoln University faculty back off after complaints of discrimination

OXFORD, Pa. – Obese students at a historically black college near Philadelphia won’t have to take a fitness class to graduate after all.

Lincoln University faculty nixed the idea this week amid complaints the so-called “fat course” undermined a school principle of equal treatment.

The school had initiated the policy to address high rates of obesity and diabetes, especially in the African-American community.

About 80 students had gotten e-mails saying they had to take the fitness course to graduate. The plan was to target students with a body mass index of 30 or above. That’s considered obese.

The “Fitness for Life” course will instead be suggested to certain students after a freshman wellness class that addresses a number of health issues.

WTG, Lincoln University for not penalizing fat college kids.  It’s not your job to be the parents or the moral authority for these kids.  Give incentives to use tools, but don’t punish.

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