“The unrepentant White supremacy evident in this history has also shaped the mission, culture, and traditions of Dartmouth College”
Have you noticed how the left has evolved from accusations of racism to ‘systemic’ racism and ‘structural’ racism?
The College Fix reports:
Hundreds of Dartmouth faculty, students sign letter urging school to fight ‘structural racism’
Calling the school “racially hostile,” nearly 300 faculty members and students at Dartmouth College have signed a letter urging the school to have “an honest and public reckoning with Dartmouth’s exploitation of enslaved Africans.”
The letter, addressed to Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon and college trustees, urges the school “to take concrete steps to unravel its built-in structural racism perpetuated through the superficial and short-term fixes that our senior leadership constantly applies to the problem.”
The letter credits the unrest following the death of African American man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police for the timing of the requests. “Through our current national conversation on race many Americans are, for the first time, carefully considering the collective impact of the relentless war their country has waged on Black people, at all scales and by all means available,” reads the letter.
“The unrepentant White supremacy evident in this history has also shaped the mission, culture, and traditions of Dartmouth College,” states the letter, adding, “That fact demands our urgent attention.”
The letter was initiated by Ayo Coly, chairwoman of the African and African American Studies program, and Craig Sutton, a professor in the math department. Coly did not respond to a request from The College Fix for comment.
The demands come after the college itself issued a letter in early July promising a number of changes to address racial inequity, including requiring mandatory implicit bias training for all students, faculty, and staff.
Additionally, the school promised nonwhite community members will also have “greater access” to nonwhite therapists, due to “the toll systematic racism takes on Black students and all students of color.”
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