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Is It Unfair to Be White?

The University of Wisconsin is sponsoring a campaign that it says is aimed at teaching respect for diverse cultures.

According to a story in CampusReform Online, the University of Wisconsin — Superior is defending a campaign it is sponsoring that it claims is aimed at "demonstrating respect for diverse cultures." A slogan for the campaign features a group of white students with slogans on their foreheads that read, "Is white skin really fair skin?" 

The university released a statement saying the goal is to "promote racial justice and greater understanding of the thorny, persistent issues about racism.”

The campaign, according to CampusReform Online, is aimed at teaching college students that “systems and institutions are set up for [whites]” and as such are “unfair.”

The same program, named the Unfair Campaign, was reportedly dropped from the University of Minnesota — Duluth last year after it was labeled “divisive” and “alienating.”

Do you think that the University of Wisconsin — Superior has it right and the program is necessary to teach respect for diverse cultures? Or do you think that, as the University of Minnesota reportedly found, it is more likely to be alienating and divisive?

RL March 04, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Inappropriate, yes. Does not mean they are conservative. Could mean they are just jerks, regardless of ideals.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 08, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Now that that its been established that both sides are at fault here. can we move past Bush now?
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 08, 2013 at 04:09 AM
Time for a Beer summit ...
Tammy Osier March 08, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Yes, let's not leave out the hypocritical left. When a black republican runs, the media, hollywood elites, Chris matthews, even a few people in power, and a slew more have some of the most derogatory things to say about them I've ever heard. You can't even mention some of them here. Seeing n words on forums don't really count. Forums tend to attract the extreme in all groups. But the openly political left are people that are seen publically. Just let a black conservative run for office and watch what happens. It will be embarrassing to post them, but they are there. Not one of those people deserved the words throw at them but it was vicious.
Good Grief Y'all March 08, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Well, you know, R+, history often explains the present and may prevent future mistakes.

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