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Sorority Seminar: ‘Whites Wanting to be Black’ is an Example of ‘White Privilege’

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Lambda Tau Omega’s Krystallyne Kappa Chapter at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) recently hosted a seminar to highlight what it sees as an epidemic of ‘white privilege’ on campus.
Participants addressed issues ranging from an alleged lack of minority professors at TCNJ to racial profiling, and even touched on the judgments individuals face for their fashion choices.
One attendee also complained about others assuming that she is attending TCNJ on a scholarship because of her race, a possible dig at affirmative action policies.

Lambda Tau Omega’s Krystallyne Kappa Chapter at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) recently hosted a seminar to highlight what it sees as an epidemic of ‘white privilege’ on campus.

The event, simply titled ‘White Privilege,’ took place on October 3 in the Business Building at TCNJ, but the sorority acknowledged that it was difficult to spur interest at the predominantly-white school.

“It’s really hard to get people to actually come to these things…especially when it says ‘White Privilege,’” Lambda Tau Omega President Dyliah Bryant told The Signal. “Once again, it’s just something they’re avoiding the discussion of. And that’s our goal—to make it a discussion.”

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Participants addressed issues ranging from an alleged lack of minority professors at TCNJ to racial profiling, and even touched on the judgments individuals face for their fashion choices.

“There are barely any black or Hispanic teachers,” one student lamented during the event.

“If I have dreads, I could have came [sic] from a family who really loves dreads,” another attendee pointed out, asking, “Why are you going to judge me because I…

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