UCSB prof uses religion class to teach about 'error' of ‘American Exceptionalism’
- A lecture in a class meant to focus on Asian American Religion focused on how the concept of American Exceptionalism is an “error” that has been disproven.
- The professor told students that the concept is pushed by the “dominant class” in order to “maintain control.”
Rudy Busto teaches a course titled Asian American Studies/Religious Studies 71: Introduction to Asian American Religion. Toward the end of the spring semester, Busto posted a lecture on “American Civil Religion,” during which he proceeded to explain to the class how "history has dispelled the notion of American Exceptionalism."