Posted on February 4, 2019

IUPUI Segregates Students for ‘White Racial Literacy Project’

Alan Mastrangelo, Breitbart, January 31, 2019

Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is hosting a “White Racial Literacy Project” aimed at making white students aware that they have racist thoughts and unknowingly commit racist acts. Events are racially segregated, in which speakers are expected to help white students understand how they can change.

IUPUI will host a “White Racial Literacy Project” with the goal of addressing “whiteness” in an attempt to “undertake an innovative approach to racial equity on campus,” according to the event description.

“Oftentimes, racist acts and thoughts are fueled by stereotypes, implicit bias, and lack of knowledge,” continues the description, {snip}.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo, who conducts research in “Whiteness Studies” and “how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives” kicked off the project last October, which is to continue throughout the 2019 spring semester.

“This project will enhance participant’s racial literacy to realize that racial equity efforts should and must include white people,” states the description {snip}.


One of the speakers, Dr. Frances E. Kendall, will be hosting an event in February, in which she will discuss “the nature of white resistance” and the “complex challenges White people face when confronted with truths about white racism.”

Dr. Kendall hopes to challenge attendees to “reflect on ways they may consciously and unconsciously resist efforts to promote racial equity on campus.”

Another speaker, Dr. Paul Thomas, will host an event called “I Don’t Belong Here: My Otherness, My Privilege,” while a third speaker, Dr. Amanda Lewis, will speak about “Negotiating Whiteness in the Context of Contemporary Racism on Campus.”


IUPUI is not alone in its effort to train white students to believe that they are unknowingly carrying out acts of racism on a daily basis.

Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri is considering bringing “Witnessing Whiteness” to campus, a white-only program that will encourage white students to discuss and come to terms with their alleged racism and white privilege.