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Race

White Privilege Targeted at University

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Written by Joe Scudder

A workshop is aimed at reducing “the expression and effects” of white privilege on campus.

No place in America has been purged of white supremacist racism more that universities and colleges. If a white professor expressed racist views or treated a minority person in a demeaning way, he would be speedily fired. Rather than enjoy this wonderful state of affairs, most campuses are actively looking for new types of racism. Western Washington University, for example, is actively training people to fight a new racial issue, According to The College Fix, the school

is scheduled to host a workshop today that aims to “reduce the impact of white privilege on social and academic relations,” according to campus officials.

Part of its Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums, the event at the public university is designed for faculty, staff and students, who will use presentations, interactive exercises and facilitated discussions to learn “how to reduce the expression and effects of white privilege,” the university’s website states.

The seminar will be led by history professor Randall Jimerson, who is white.

“I think the harmful effects of ‘white privilege’ are that it can reflect an insensitivity to the subtle effects of both racism and lack of awareness of the differences between how people of color and people called ‘white’ are treated in everyday life,” Jimerson told The College Fix via email. “Not being aware that other people face daily, often subtle, discrimination can make white people insensitive to these debilitating effects.”

Really? College’s aren’t anti-racist enough already?

Read the complete College Fix article.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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