Amid Controversy Public Univ ‘Proud’ of Campaign Teaching Students White Skin Is ‘Unfair’

Oliver Darcy, Campus Reform, February 15, 2013

In a statement released Thursday, the University of Wisconsin—Superior stood by its sponsorship of a controversial messaging campaign aimed at teaching student it is “unfair” to be white.

“The goal is to promote racial justice and greater understanding of the thorny, persistent issues about racism,” read the statement released by the school.

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As Campus Reform has previously reported, the controversial project, named the “Unfair Campaign,” aims to teach college students that “systems and institutions are set up for [whites]” and as such are “unfair.”

Posters produced by the group feature a number of Caucasians with slogans such as “is white skin really fair skin?” scribbled in marker across their faces.

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In mid-2012, the University of Minnesota—Duluth dropped their partnership with the Unfair Campaign and labeled the project “divisive” and “alienating,” after a Campus Reform investigation brought unwanted national attention to the school.

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