The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton released its training schedule for residential assistants and it has gone viral this week.
One of the courses had a particularly controversial name #StopWhitePeople2K16 and it featured an “overview of disabilities in Higher Education,” according to the school’s student-run conservative newspaper.
The “stop white people” seminar’s description was “the premise of this session is to help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within. Learning about these topics is a good first step, but when encountered with ‘good’ arguments from uneducated people, how do you respond? This open discussion will give attendees the tools to do so, and hopefully expand upon what they may already know.”
Basically, it was a training course to help people understand the concept of white privilege.
Some of the students were disappointed in the State University for allowing the harsh course name in the RA training program.
“The terrifying implication here is not that students on campus think it is appropriate to call an event by that name, but that the university seems to endorse it as a proper part of a RA training,” said Howard Hecht, a writer for the Binghamton Review.
He continued to argue that the program actually only endorses racism.
“For a university dedicated to providing an inclusive environment, calling an event ‘#StopWhitePeople2K16’ seems counterproductive at best. The name is divisive, politically motivated, and does nothing to actually prevent racism. If anything, it seems to imply that the ‘uneducated people’ mentioned in the event description must be white,” said Hecht. “At a public, state funded university, to potentially see racism endorsed is a frightening prospect for the future of higher education.”
50 RAs were attendance to the official university workshop, which was voluntary.
Although the course’s title includes the term “stop,” which stems from hate, Brian Rose, vice president of student affairs, defended the title stating it was pulled from a popular hashtag on Twitter.
“It is my understanding that the hashtag is commonly used ironically,” said Rose. “We verified that the actual program content was not ‘anti-white.”
Author’s note: How does a session that targets white people also promote tolerance and diversity in anyway? Instead, it does the very opposite and institutionalizes racism. Imagine if the college was giving a session on “Stop Black People” or “Stop Muslim People.” These groups would be equally upset by the insensitivity of the title and the workshop’s material.
Editor’s note: Do you really want your children exposed to this kind of nonsense?
This is a product of Obama’s strategy of race politics. Race politics is a natural extension of the “community organizer” mentality, you bring a community together by providing a common enemy.