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Educator Conference at Michigan State Will Segregate ‘White Folx’ and ‘People of Color’

Educator Conference at Michigan State Will Segregate ‘White Folx’ and ‘People of Color’

“Imagining & Creating Anti-racist Approaches to Learning & Teaching”

The campus left keeps practicing segregation without seeing any problem at all.

The Morning Watch reports:

MSU Profs Conference Will Segregate ‘White Folx’ and ‘People of Color’

An upcoming Michigan State University conference for educators will separate attendees between ‘White Folx’ and ‘People of Color.’

The annual Spring Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Student Success is adding ‘affinity group’ sessions, where attendees will be separated to “provide spaces for people to work within their own identity groups.”

“To advance racial equity, there is work for white people and people of color to do separately and together,” the invitation states. For white attendees, “an affinity group provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege and to increase one’s critical analysis around these concepts.”

The separate group “for people of color…is a place to work with peers to address the impact of racism, to interrupt experiences of internalized racism, and to create a space for healing and working for individual and collective liberation.”

MSU explicitly reiterates, “This is not the opportunity for white folx to engage in the POC affinity space and vice versa.”

The conference will be held virtually May 4-7, 2021. Keynote speakers for ‘affinity group’ sessions include MSU social worker Lisa Laughman and associate diversity dean Marita Gilbert.

Diversity and race sessions of the conference include: “Imagining & Creating Anti-racist Approaches to Learning & Teaching,” “Crip Methodologies in Feminist Theory as Anti-Racist Pedagogy,” and “Using Crip Theory to Foster Accessible Teaching and Learning Practices.”

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So Michigan State University now endorses and embraces racial segregation and discrimination, right?

I’m already heavily invested in drinking fountain manufacturers, and expecting my ship to come in any month now.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 17, 2021 at 5:33 pm

Michigan State: please respect White people enough not to employ your semiliterare ghetto spelling of “folks”.

M………..g thank you.

Someone should do some legal research. I bet that there is either a state law or policy for state-supported institutions of higher education that forbids this.

    hrhdhd in reply to lawgrad. | April 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    If state or federal money is used to support this conference, these stupid rules violate Title VII, methinks. But IANAL.

As I read it, none of this work actually needs to be done, so it doesn’t really matter how they do it.

‘For white attendees, “an affinity group provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege and to increase one’s critical analysis around these concepts.”’

There’s a good chance that the white affinity group will come out of this exercise thinking, “Wow, white culture and privilege are really cool!”

Old Navy Doc | April 18, 2021 at 8:16 am

It is evident that these MSU teachers are practicing educational racism and promulgating systemic institutional racism. That’s probably a violation of some state and federal law.

Their myopic bigoted solution is to have the POC drinking fountain prettier than than the FOLX drinking fountain.

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