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Dartmouth Offers Free Ski Trip for Students of Color Only

Dartmouth Offers Free Ski Trip for Students of Color Only

“This just shows that identity politics has gotten to the point where even something as innocuous as skiing is an issue of race and oppression”

Why do so many people in higher education seem to think they can improve racial relations in this way?

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League offers ‘free’ ski trip…but not for whites

Dartmouth College is offering students free skiing lessons this winter – as long as those students are not white.

Three “POC Ski Days” are scheduled this term, inviting “self-identified” students of color to ski for free. It is not clear whether the university is funding the trip or whether it is being funded in some other way.

According to an email promotion obtained by Campus Reform, attendees receive free ski lessons, transportation, and equipment.

While the events are not advertised anywhere on the university’s website, the event organizer, Dartmouth Assistant Director for Leadership and Experiential Education Tracie Williams, confirmed to Campus Reform that POC Ski Days are “university sponsored” events, and are, specifically, functions of the Outdoor Programs Office’s People of Color Outside Group, a student group called “Black Girls are Magic,” the school’s athletics department, and the Dartmouth Skiway.

Williams also confirmed that the free skiing would only be offered to students who are “self-identified” students of color, but clarified that the event itself is open to all “as it is held in a public space.” The organizer also expressed surprise that Campus Reform “got ahold [sic] of this event information,” calling it “interesting” and asking how Campus Reform obtained knowledge of the event.

“This just shows that identity politics has gotten to the point where even something as innocuous as skiing is an issue of race and oppression, and the fact that administrators feel the need to fund an event such as this exemplifies their preference for ethnic diversity over fiscal responsibility,” Dartmouth student Eashwar Sivarajan told Campus Reform.

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Now that they’ve segregated their ski trips, I wonder if they’ll segregate their swimming pools. Segregated athletics and swimming pools were common in the South in the 1950’s and 1960’s. History repeats once again.

    healthguyfsu in reply to OldProf2. | February 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    They probably will eventally, just so the grievance mongers can start complaining about segregated facilities all over again.

Why don’t they just do swimming lessons and make it completely racist?

What is a “person of color” anyway? Does, say, 1/1028 of whatever-it-is qualify a nominal “person of color” for free stuff?

If you’re going to have a claim on somebody else’s resources, the numbers should at least work out. Even though “numbers” are, like, patriarchal and stuff.

Wow, reverse racism AND a back-handed slap at “Students of Color”, who apparently are assumed to be incapable of paying for a ski trip themselves. Well played, Dartmouth.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to UJ. | February 23, 2019 at 6:36 am

    The ones taking advantage of this will not notice.; They see “free”, and “coloured only”, and that’s enough. Then, when they get back, they are all refreshed and ready to stsrt demonstrating and complaining about racism.

legacyrepublican | February 22, 2019 at 11:44 pm

I wonder when it will trickle down to water fountains?

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