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+ The Discomfort Zone: Want to teach your students about structural racism? Prepare for a formal reprimand.


This is how white privilege works:

Back in January 2009, white students made charges of discrimination after Gibney suggested to them that fashioning a noose in the newsroom of the campus newspaper—as an editor had done the previous fall—might alienate students of color.
More recently, when Gibney led a discussion on structural racism in her mass communication class, three white students filed a discrimination complaint because it made them feel uncomfortable. This time, MCTC reprimanded Gibney under their anti-discrimination policy.

and this is how racism, white privilege and supremacy, and capitalism intertwine to undermine higher education and keep us brainwashed:

…hurt feelings can be bad for business. And a lot of powerful people think colleges should act more like businesses. When they do, students act more like customers. And our likely customers might not be amicable to discussions about structural racism.
When colleges and universities become a market, there is no incentive to teach what customers would rather not know. When colleges are in the business of making customers comfortable, we are all poorer for it.

all this is probably because White people apparently believe they are victims of racism more often than Black people.
Also read "What Happens When Neoliberalism and White Privilege Meet in the College Classroom? Black Professors are Disciplined for Talking About Racism" 
Sign this petition to send an open letter to the Minneapolis Community and Technical College to demand justice.

The Discomfort Zone: Want to teach your students about structural racism? Prepare for a formal reprimand.

This is how white privilege works:

Back in January 2009, white students made charges of discrimination after Gibney suggested to them that fashioning a noose in the newsroom of the campus newspaper—as an editor had done the previous fall—might alienate students of color.

More recently, when Gibney led a discussion on structural racism in her mass communication class, three white students filed a discrimination complaint because it made them feel uncomfortable. This time, MCTC reprimanded Gibney under their anti-discrimination policy.

and this is how racism, white privilege and supremacy, and capitalism intertwine to undermine higher education and keep us brainwashed:

…hurt feelings can be bad for business. And a lot of powerful people think colleges should act more like businesses. When they do, students act more like customers. And our likely customers might not be amicable to discussions about structural racism.

When colleges and universities become a market, there is no incentive to teach what customers would rather not know. When colleges are in the business of making customers comfortable, we are all poorer for it.

all this is probably because White people apparently believe they are victims of racism more often than Black people.

Also read "What Happens When Neoliberalism and White Privilege Meet in the College Classroom? Black Professors are Disciplined for Talking About Racism"

Sign this petition to send an open letter to the Minneapolis Community and Technical College to demand justice.

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