Posted on June 25, 2019

Rutgers to Host ‘Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture’ Event

Christian Schneider, College Fix, June 21, 2019

Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,” according to the school’s website.

The June 25 seminar, sponsored by the school’s Institute for Ethical Leadership, will be led by Bonnie Cushing, an “Antiracist Organizer and Educator” from the New York-based Center for Racial Justice in Education.

Attendees will learn to understand “white United States-ian culture” and its beliefs and values, according to the university’s website. They will also be taught to recognize “characteristics of white United States-ian culture in organizations” and “learn antidotes to dismantling white organizational culture.”

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According to her official biography, Cushing has spent five years serving as vice president of the board of the Center for the Study of White American Culture, “where she also develops curriculum and co-facilitates workshops on issues of white culture, white privilege and white identity.”

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The Center for the Study of White American Culture is an organization founded 24 years ago by a multiracial couple whose goal was to “build an equitable society in the United States by decentering white culture and centering an anti-racist multiracial culture free of white supremacy.”

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In recent years, Rutgers has pledged over $40 million to hire a more racially diverse faculty, including “hiring 79 new diverse faculty members across the university and mentoring and retaining faculty from diverse backgrounds.”

In April, a Rutgers associate professor in both Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies complained that time is a construct thought up by white people.

“When white, male European philosophers first thought to conceptualize time and history, one famously declared, Africa is no historical part of the world,” said Professor Brittney {snip}

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