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‘Racial Equity Task Force’ at James Madison U. Pushes Laundry List of Recommendations

‘Racial Equity Task Force’ at James Madison U. Pushes Laundry List of Recommendations

“Privilege is usually invisible to those who have it because we’re taught not to see it, but nevertheless it puts them at an advantage over those who do not have it”

Does anyone think this is what James Madison would have wanted for his namesake?

Campus Reform reports:

James Madison University pushes Racial Equity Taskforce

James Madison University (JMU) in Virginia is continuing to push a task force seeking to promote racial equity in every facet of the institution.

The Racial Equity Task Force “recommendations” page lists 53 plans in various states of completion.

These tasks range from a mobile app for “JMU student communities of color and commuter students to connect them more efficiently to resources and spaces on campus,” to “racial equity training” that will “provide ways the JMU community can become empowered to be vocal allies in the fight for racial equity.”

One action item by this task force is a glossary of racial equity terms.

The document associated with this item lists terms that should be used across university resources to keep coordinated definitions. It defines “Privilege” as “[u]nearned social power accorded by the formal and informal institutions of society to ALL members of a dominant group (e.g. white privilege, male privilege, etc.).”

“Privilege is usually invisible to those who have it because we’re taught not to see it, but nevertheless it puts them at an advantage over those who do not have it,” the glossary adds.

Another term defined by the glossary is “Racial Capitalism.”

“If capitalism is intended to maximize profit, its operation inherently divides workers and extracts labor from communities of color, including enslaved people, Indigenous people, and immigrants,” the document reads.

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“It defines “Privilege” as “[u]nearned social power accorded by the formal and informal institutions of society to ALL members of a dominant group (e.g. white privilege, male privilege, etc.).”

The crucial word is “unearned.” As long as THEY get to define what is “earned” and “unearned,” “privilege” can be anything they want it to be, and can be something entirely different tomorrow.

Considering that James Madison owned slaves, the Racial Equity Task Force should be pressing the university to change its name. It won’t though, just like Yale University won’t change its name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison_and_slavery

No one is “taught not to see privilege”.

On the other hand, YOUR indoctrinating side is constantly trying to teach people to observe simple truths and exaggerate them beyond proper context into a concept that can be weaponized.