Peter Hasson, Daily Caller, April 13, 2016
In just the latest instance of a taxpayer-funded university singling out white students for privilege-shaming “education sessions,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted a special workshop on Tuesday for the purpose of getting white students to acknowledge and confront their own white privilege.
According to the university website, “The Privilege of Whiteness” workshop was designed for white people to “reflect on and name the ways their privilege impacts their beliefs and behaviors by gaining the skills to identify the historical roots of White privilege and how it manifests today.” Prospective attendees were informed that the workshop was “designed for a White audience,” although “People of color” were still welcome.
In January, Oregon State University–another taxpayer-funded institution–hosted racially-segregated “social justice retreats,” with separate but equal workshops for white, non-white and mixed-race students. While the white students’ retreats focused on their “white privilege,” the retreats for the non-white students sought to “empower students of color.”
Last November, the University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” The university covered all expenses–including food, travel, and housing–for students attending the retreat. Like Wisconsin and OSU, the University of Vermont is taxpayer-funded.