From EAG News:
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Officials at the University of Vermont are taking an unusual approach toward improving race relations on campus.
Instead of encouraging black and white students to get to know, understand and appreciate each other, the university is offering a free retreat for white students to better understand how they have unfairly benefited from “white privilege,” according to Inquisitr.com.
At the retreat, which is titled “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify As White,” the students are expected “to discuss their whiteness and learn more about how to be inclusive and stop racism,” the website said.
The program is hosted by the ALANA Student Center, which is composed of “proud people of color.”
The message is clearly that it’s bad to be white because society automatically favors you, but a point of pride to be a racial minority. And that approach is somehow supposed to bring people closer together.
“As a group of people of color, the organization often leaves out people who identify as white,” the website said.
But the group decided to begin engaging white students, once the retreat was created. Their goal, according to the website, are to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lens; recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience as well as the impact of…