“White Privilege Symposium: Navigating Race, Privilege, Identity & Equity (Intersectionality): The Path Forward”
What purpose does this serve, other than continuing to divide people by race?
The Washington Examiner reports:
College hosts ‘White Privilege Symposium’ to find out ‘Where did white people come from?’
This month, Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hosted a “White Privilege Symposium” for students and educators, offering crash courses on topics such as “White Feminism” and “White Privilege 101.”
At the two-day event, titled “ White Privilege Symposium: Navigating Race, Privilege, Identity & Equity (Intersectionality): The Path Forward,” attendees received “education on topics of privilege and oppression” and “opportunities for community building and action, in order to build a more equitable world.”
According to the event description, there was specific programming geared toward target demographics such as “high school and college students, K-12 and higher education faculty, grassroots activists, social workers, nonprofit and government employees, artists, and members of the spiritual/faith community,” though the school clarifies that the symposium “is open to all people interested in fighting oppression.”
Keynote speakers at the event included Jacqueline Battalora, creator of a free e-course called “ Where did white people come from?”
Battalora also wrote the book Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today, in which she explains ”how the creation of this distinction divided laborers, and ultimately served the interests of the elite” and “how foundational law and policy were used to institutionalize the practice of white people holding positions of power.”
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