Posted on March 14, 2013

Public University Sponsors ‘White Privilege Conference’

Timothy Dionisopoulos, Campus Reform, March 13, 2013

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) will offer students up to four college credits for attending its 14th annual “White Privilege Conference,” Campus Reform has learned.

An official video promo for the conference, which is organized by the university, teaches Caucasians they are born with a permanent and irreconcilable advantage.


An online syllabus on the university’s website says students will receive one college credit for each day of the three day conference they attend as long as they submit a brief journal entry summarizing a major concept they learned by May 4.

The White Privilege Conference itself is set to take place April 10-13, in Seattle, more than 1,300 miles from Colorado Springs.  It is organized by Dr. Abby Ferber, a professor in the UCCS Department of Sociology, and the Director of the Matrix Center.

Ferbner has authored numerous books including one called “White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy.”


Four other institutions of higher education are helping sponsor the conference including the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota.