Campuses are implementing programs to address race issues Problem Taxpayers do

Campuses are implementing programs to address race

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Campuses are implementing programs to address race issues Problem? Taxpayers do not want to support this Campuses need to support trigger warnings which are things that can spark racial stuff to happen It starts with diversity leading the students Environmental microagresion is huge too: all scientists on the chemistry room walls are white
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Nate Kocan “you guys” is a microagression Summary: subtle insults and microagressions are a huge part of people with diversity everyday life. These microagressions stem from white people being superior and not really doing much about it. Even things such as chemistry buildings have a sort of racism to them. Reading: letter to my son In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.” There is nothing extreme in this statement. Americans deify democracy in a way that allows for a dim awareness that they have, from time to time, stood in defiance of their God Infants, raised to be white, were bundled in strollers This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it. The greatest reward of this constant interrogation, of confrontation with the brutality of my country, is that it has freed me from ghosts and myths How could the schools valorize men and women whose values society actively scorned? How could they send us out into the streets of Baltimore, knowing all that they were, and then speak of nonviolence Everyone of any import, from Jesus to George Washington, was white. This was why your grandparents banned Tarzan and the Lone Ranger and toys with white faces from the house Whites made blacks into a race. We made ourselves into a people But American reunion was built on a comfortable narrative that made enslavement into benevolence, white knights of body snatchers, and the mass slaughter of the war into a kind of sport in which one could conclude that both sides conducted their affairs with courage, honor, and élan The terrible truth is that we cannot will ourselves to an escape on our own. Our triumphs can never redeem this. Perhaps our triumphs are not even the point. Perhaps struggle is all we have. Never forget that we were enslaved in this country longer than we have been free. Never forget that for 250 years black people were born into chainsmore generations who knew nothing but chains Summary: Blacks have had nothing fair about them all of their lives. For god sakes they have been slaves more than they have been free! Most whites do not get this and will never get it. Blacks had to live this live for years and have no privilege. ut you are human and you will make mistakes. You will misjudge. You will yell. You will drink too much. You will hang out with people whom you bshouldn’t. Not all of us can always be Jackie Robinson—not even Jackie Robinson was always Jackie Robinson. But the price of error is higher for you than it is for your
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