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NC Lawmakers Stop Critical Race Theory Seminar From Returning to UNC Chapel Hill

NC Lawmakers Stop Critical Race Theory Seminar From Returning to UNC Chapel Hill

“decision marks the end of an embarrassing chapter for UNC”

Does this mean that we have finally turned a corner on Critical Race Theory in higher ed?

The College Fix reports:

Lawmakers stop CRT seminar from returning to UNC Chapel Hill

A lampooned session offered last fall at UNC Chapel Hill that touted concepts such as “right-handed privilege,” “systematic oppression through implicit biases” and “identity-based privilege” will not be returning to campus this fall.

“[W]e have no plans to bring Social Responsibility Speaks representatives back to campus,” a UNC Chapel Hill representative told state Rep. Jon Hardister in an email.

The decision marks the end of an embarrassing chapter for UNC for hosting a session that suggested “right-handed privilege” was a real threat to student wellness.

The controversial session had been led by Christina Parle of the group Social Responsibility SpeaksCarolina Review reported at the time.

Parle began with an indigenous land acknowledgment, then delved into “privileged identities,” including height privilege, noting supermarkets use the law of averages and build for the “average height person.”

The Review also reported Parle “asserted that right-handed privilege is yet another system, explaining that it has ‘made left-handed people invisible by setting the standard.’”

“After a moment of consideration, the labels of ‘right-handedness’ and ‘right-handed privilege’ were replaced with ‘whiteness’ and ‘white privilege.’”

After the session made headlines, 68 North Carolina lawmakers co-signed a letter written by Hardister, a Republican, demanding answers over the programming.

Hardister, the statehouse majority whip, told The College Fix that he and his colleagues’ concerns over the programming prompted UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz to reevaluate it.

“I believe our efforts to raise awareness got the attention of UNC leadership and the Board of Trustees,” Hardister said via email recently to The College Fix.

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Actually, the height privilege has been documented by several non-woke studies. The average height of college presidents is far taller than the average for men of the same average age. Same for the average of corporate CEOs.

    Peabody in reply to OldProf2. | April 28, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Perhaps that is why sales of high rised shoes have spiked near college campuses and corporate headquarters.

There are some notable exceptions to “height privilege.” Several government subsidized studies have revealed that toilet paper in public bathrooms is usually located low so it can be reached without standing up.

As a height-endowed person, I can testify that my height “privileges” me to bang my head on rain shelters; be unable to see out most vehicle windshields in a driving position (especially the ones where the hebephrenics at Ford thought it was a great idea to install two-layer double-thick independent visors); enjoy many theme park rides; buy clothes and shoes off the rack (or pretty much anywhere other than mail-order or cu$tom tailor); ride a submarine, small aircraft, glider, or any bed with a footboard; or fulfill my childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.

Rather than bitch and moan about the unfairness of it all, I simply buy cars that cater to my frame (some of them surprisingly tiny — none of those being American, naturally), buy my clothes from similar merchants, pass up all the event swag t-shirts (midriff length); and add raiser footies to my desks and tables.

Then I stand up at speeches and rock concerts just so I can block all y’all fuckers’ views.

    Peabody in reply to henrybowman. | April 28, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    That comment is worth two thumbs up, Tall Henry!

    Plus I will throw in a couple extra because of your “height privilege.”

“Indigenous land acknowledgement”
AKA giving thanks to Russians.
The Indigenous people of in the Americas walked across a land bridge from what is now Russia.

    Peabody in reply to 1073. | April 29, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Well, since the Indigenous people of in the Americas came across a land bridge from what is now Russia, they can claim that land as their ancestral home and tell Russia the land belongs to them just like the Ukrainians did.

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