“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.
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.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.