For all you parents who have spent the past month bragging about which college recently accepted your snowflake and dreaming about the career doors that will be opened up courtesy of an elite education and your $50,000 annual tuition checks, here is a dose of reality about what your student is actually about to be subjected to.
Kennesaw State University recently hosted a workshop for their snowflakes called “Being, Becoming, and Fostering Allies: Building Relationship Across Privilige.” The workshop, hosted by 3 psychology professors and a doctoral student, billed itself more or less as a crash course on relationship development.
Panelists will highlight the essential conceptual, relational, and emotional processes involved in ally development, using their long-standing relationships to illustrate key concepts and identify and model strategies for enacting ally intentions. Panelists will explore the ongoing process of developing and fostering allies and the challenges that emerge in these journeys. Presenters will discuss the essential roles of self-reflection, cultural humility action, and re-engagement after failures, as well as the qualities of relationships that facilitate ally development.
But, when it came time to split up into breakout sessions, the enlightened psych professors thought it would be great idea to segregate the white students so they could reflect on their ‘white privilege’ in solitude.
“Those who identify as white, go to room SO 1019”
“Those who identify as people of color, go to room SO 5074”
And while that may seem hard to believe for anyone who hasn’t spent much time around our ‘institutions of higher indoctrination’ in recent years, here is a copy of the workshop flyer from HeatStreet:
Not surprisingly, a spokeswoman from Kennesaw State said the whole situation was simply being “mischaracterized” as segregation…
“The goal of the workshop, which was led by an outside expert, was to foster learning and create an environment of understanding and support for one another,” said Kennesaw State University spokeswoman Tammy DeMel. “Attendees were asked to work together and then were invited to join the group with which they identify.”
The April 13 event “is being mischaracterized” as segregation, DeMel added.
…of course, because how could anyone misconstrue the physical separation of students, based solely on the color of their skin, as ‘segregation’?