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Wright State University Gets Award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ Event

Wright State University Gets Award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ Event

“educational materials on racism, sexism, religious discrimination”

Imagine a “House of Horrors” designed by social justice warriors and you’ll get a mental picture of this event.

Campus Reform reports:

University receives award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ event

Wright State University has received an award for its annual “Tunnel of Oppression” event, which exposes students to various forms of oppression such as “lookism” and “classism.”

WSU announced on its website recently that three administrators were awarded the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Award by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education for their work on the program, which has operated continuously for the past 17 years.

The university describes the “Tunnel of Oppression” as an array of rooms that participants walk through as they read posters with “educational materials on racism, sexism, religious discrimination, classism, homophobia, veteran status, and genocide as well as ableism, discrimination toward people with physical or mental disabilities; lookism, discrimination based on appearance; and transphobia, discrimination toward transgender people or gender nonconforming behavior.”

After students emerge from the tunnel, facilitators lead discussions to help them reflect on their experience.

“The Tunnel of Oppression is a tool that is often used by campuses to communicate issues of oppression within American society to staff and students,” WSU explains on a webpage for the 2016 Tunnel of Oppression, noting that the content is revised every year “to ensure it is relevant to the experiences of marginalized groups.”

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SUNY Cortland used to do the same thing about 15 years ago, but it didn’t have as many isms.

Just another reason I won’t donate to my undergrad alma mater.

PrincetonAl | July 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

Can we just rename social justice to mob justice?

Justice brought to you by a group of social warriors sounds indistinguishable from a mob to me.

Once we get that to stick, we can call it by its real
name.

Mob injustice.

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