“Students must identify as an ethnic minority”
Did it never occur to anyone behind this plan that it sounds a little racist?
Heat Street reports:
Claremont McKenna College Funds New Race Program Excluding White Students
Claremont McKenna College is set to offer a program restricted to non-white individuals who feel they have experienced race-related stress. The college is officially funding the program, and its administration announced this week in a message directed to the students and faculty.
“Dear CMC community, The Cultural Influences on Mental Health Center at CMC is offering a FREE 8-week compassionate meditation program for ethnic minority students to learn how to heal from racism- and race-related incidents,” wrote Vince Greer, Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion.
“Students must identify as an ethnic minority, must have experienced race-related stress, and must have attended one of the Claremont Colleges for at least one semester. If you meet these requirements and are in need of such services, you are eligible to sign up!” [emphasis is Greer’s.]
Greer adds that the program will be headed up by Professor Wei-Chin Hwang, a professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna. The professor’s page lists his expertise in “cultural competency” and “race & social problems.” Two students will be assisting Hwang.
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