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University trains white students and faculty on their 'white privilege

White students and staff at the University of Iowa are being trained to accept their "white privilege" (Getty Images)

The University of Iowa is now training white - or "white identified" - students and faculty on how their skin color gives them "white privilege."

"White privilege," according to the social justice obsessed is the idea that because you have white skin, you have it easier in life than those with darker skin colors. Ben Shapiro debunked this idea during his 2015 speech at the University of Missouri, but it is still a prevalent theory at various universities.

According to The College Fix, the training course was a three day event titled "Exploring White Identity for Effective Allyship." Lead by the university's Chief Diversity Officer, Georgina Dodge, the course consisted of panel discussions, and "interactive exercises" for attendees.

“White identified people to discuss Whiteness and its privileges with other White people. This can be the first step to eliminating tokenism and increasing responsibility among allies to eliminate racism,” reads the flier for the course.

The first day reportedly focused on students, with the second day's session for the whole community, and the third was reserved for faculty and staff.

While no one would respond to requests by The College Fix for comment, they did get their hands on a campus document that further described the intent of the course.

“White Identity is often left out of the ‘diversity’ conversation but is a crucial part of people and allyship. Creating a space where White-identified folks can discuss this, teach and learn from each other can address different challenges in eliminating racism,” according to a campus document obtained by The College Fix explaining the event.

“We are all part of the solution,” the document added, “and this opportunity to discuss the role of Whiteness in racial justice is an important one.”


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