“All are welcome, intended for self-identifying people of color”
It looks like the idea here is that anyone can go to the BBQ, but it’s really meant for students of color, so it’s only a little discriminatory.
The College Fix reports:
UW-Madison to host ‘Welcome BBQ’ intended only for students of color
In an effort to welcome back students to campus, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a “Welcome BBQ” intended only for students of color.
The event is scheduled for September 12, four days after the start of the academic year at UW. It will be free of charge to attendees, according to a flyer obtained by The College Fix.
“All are welcome, intended for self-identifying people of color,” the flyer states.
In contrast, a “Latinx New Student Welcome” is posted online.
However, in a statement Tuesday morning to The College Fix, UW-Madison spokesperson Meredith McGlone said there is nothing unusual about the way the campus is advertising the event.
“Regarding event promotion … it is standard practice for Housing to use signs rather than online listings to promote events organized within the hall intended primarily for hall residents,” she said via email. “The Latinx Student Welcome is not organized by Housing and is targeted to a broader audience, which is why it’s promoted online.”
Hosting the barbecue is the university’s Center for Cultural Enrichment, whose mission includes “embracing all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, classes, abilities, or any other aspects of identity we hold.”
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