“We look forward to partnering with these pathbreaking institutions in their efforts to promote racial equity and healing on their campuses and in their communities”
This doesn’t sound Orwellian and creepy at all, does it?
The College Fix reports:
Racial equity ‘healing’ centers launching at nearly 50 universities nationwide
A Washington D.C.-based nonprofit is seeding new “racial equity” healing centers at colleges and universities across the United States, with about 20 new operations set to launch in the coming weeks to join the nearly 30 already planted over the last few years.
Called Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers, their main website asserts that the “effects of racism are evident in the social, economic and government policies all around us and the places in which we live, learn, work and play.”
Defining the underlying beliefs of racism as “deeply held, and often unconscious,” the website names specific examples of racial inequality, including criminal justice, mass incarceration and structured inequality in the workforce as problems to be examined and addressed by students and faculty.
Describing itself as a “force for liberal education,” the Association of American Colleges & Universities is the educational organization backing the effort with funding chiefly from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, according to its GuideStar information.
The group on Oct. 7 announced 19 new centers will be established to bring the total to 48.
“We look forward to partnering with these pathbreaking institutions in their efforts to promote racial equity and healing on their campuses and in their communities,” AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella stated in the news release. “We’re grateful to our funders for their commitment to ensuring that higher education plays a leadership role in advancing racial and social justice in our society.”
Among campuses set to open a center is Pepperdine University, considered more of a center-right campus by many. But J. Goosby Smith, Pepperdine’s chief diversity officer, said the center will fit right in.
“The four pillars of our work are institutional truth-telling, promoting healthy narratives and dialogue around race, facilitating community connection, and strengthening ties with local and Indigenous communities through transformative relationships,” Smith said in an Oct. 15 news release.
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