University’s Center for Social Justice and Inclusion Hosts Race-Segregated Virtual Events
The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Social Justice and Inclusion states that its mission is to “celebrate the uniqueness” of each student and “remove barriers” to full participation in campus life. But this laudable goal would appear to be at odds with the actual practices of the center, which include hosting race-segregated virtual events.
This week, the center advertised an online discussion session for “students that do not identify as people of color”—white students, in other words. A separate event—for students who are black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC)—is also on the calendar.
The non-POC event is billed as “a space for students that do not identify as persons of color to gather and to discuss their experience as students on campus and as non-POC in the world.”
“Feel free to drop in and discuss your experiences as non-persons of color and hopefully brainstorm solutions to common issues within the non-POC community,” wrote the organizers. “The Cafe will be facilitated by a non-POC faculty/s
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