University sponsors ‘unfair to be white’ campaign

A controversial campaign underway at the University of Wisconsin-Superior is teaching students that it is “unfair” to be white, Campus Reform reported.

A university spokesman confirmed that the “Un-Fair Campaign” was designed to teach students that “systems and institutions are set up for us [whites],” and so they are “unfair.” The official website touts the campaign slogan as “it’s hard to see racism when you’re White.”

Campus Reform reported:

The project disseminates its controversial message through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures.

Posters produced by the group feature a number of Caucasians with slogans like “is white skin really a fair skin?” Sharpied on their faces.

Under their “Taking Action” section of the website, the campaign lists the following resources, with links attached:

  • Learn how white privilege has historically disadvantaged people of color
  • Identify the costs of racism to you as a white person
  • Take responsibility for your thoughts/actions
  • Learn what it means to be a white ally to people of color
  • Learn how historically white privilege has benefited you and other white people.
  • Accept that you have unearned privilege and advantages—write them down
  • Start seeing/hearing the privileges and advantages you have

While the campaign initially began at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, that school dropped it after receiving negative national attention that called the initiative “divisive” and “alienating.”

University of Wisconsin-Superior spokeswoman Lynn Williams told Campus Reform the school does not “exactly” share the Minnesota university’s concerns, adding that the campaign presents an “opportunity on our campus to talk about all privilege and to create conversation.”

“We really felt that this was an opportunity for the campus and the neighboring community to learn and to grow together,” Williams said.

Williams added that the Wisconsin school, which has several events planned, has no intent of dropping its sponsorship.

See the entire Campus Reform report here.

 

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  • galensdad

    Idiocy in the extreme! The University is being unfair to its students by sponsoring/promoting such a moronic idea.

    • Russ

      I understand where you are coming from, but you are wrong. This is not idiocy. This is evil. The people behind this know exactly what they are doing. They are deliberately destroying White identity, culture, and way of life. UN Resolution 260 defines what they are doing as genocide.

      • Ron

        What kind of idiots have they got up there teaching these kids.

        • Charlie

          Politically correct idiots.

  • Renee

    Come on! Only the racist and selfish want to keep putting crap like that in people's minds. Grow up and stop trying to divide people by color. I have many races in me and it does not define or hinder who I can be. I do not care the color of my friends I just know we are blessed to be who God made us. No matter the color or past. History. we are where and who we are today! The devil is the only one who makes the past and the hate and blame be passed on and on!

  • Tommy Fore

    Renee…..great comment!!!!

  • John Hahn

    I'm white not ashamed more racist is the people that thrive on this issue.the governments role to impose laws yet we still have class warfare nothing has been done to change the status quo except using as voting block people have the will and want to change you cannot force people to love if that work no wars to understand okay if you have people that can work but no reason to because they get assistance or how much is over kill by media and or do called leadership that Judy exploits the racist issue

  • Lou

    Renee, your comment is right on. These people are very far from God and this is the reason why they are so deternined to follow thru on this.

  • Adam

    I agree, it is unfair to be white. Just because I'm a white male I do not get the benefits of affirmative action. I do not get the benefits of >99.99% of racial scholarships, the other <00.01% of which are classified as 'racist'.

    Racial scholarships and affirmative action inherently promote inequality as they place 'minorities' on a pedestal. Thus people like me grow up see that they get more special treatment, and as such are different. The entire system is a huge piece of hypocrisy.

  • Buckeyeguy

    Yea, it's unfair. I'm white and i'm looking forward to the time when the discrimination against us ends. How many more centuries do we need to give the minorities unfair advantage. Since they will be the majority in the country is a couple decades, then me, my children, and grandchildren want to see these perks STOP for the blacks, hispanics, Asians, and all the rest. WE NOW DEMAND PREFERENTIAL ADMISSIONS, PREFERENTIAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES, SET-ASIDE BUSINESS LOANS AND CONTRACTS, PREFREENTIAL QUOTA HIRING, PREFERENTIAL PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS, ACCESS TO COUNTLESS, NEVER-ENDING WELFARE, HOUSING, AND LOANS. I WANT MY FREE CELL PHONES, REDUCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VOUCHERS, I WANT THE BLACK AND LIBERAL MEDIA OUTLETS LIKE BET, MSNBC, CNN AND OTHERS TO STOP THE RACIST AND BIASED PORTRAYAL OF WHITE CHRISTIANS AND CONSERVATIVES. IT'S RACIAL AND ITS PREJUDICIAL. WHERE'S MY GOVERNMENT PAID LAWYER? WE NEED TO FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WHITE PEOPLE (NAAWP).

    WE WON'T TAKE THIS SITTING DOWN. DEMONSTRATE, CALL JESSE JACKSON TO TEACH US HOW TO INTIMIDATE AND EXTORT MONEY FROM CORPORATIONS SO WE CAN SUPPORT OUR INTEREST GROUPS. SHOW US HOW TO BOYCOTT BUSINESSES SO WE CAN GET FAVORABLE PRESS AND SUPPORT. I'M WAITING, COME ON NOW. LET'S GET BUSY!!!!!

  • Jessie

    I for one think they are right and to punish my son for being white I will not let him go to this school next year !

    And I can only hope all white parents keep their kids from going to this school!

  • sunflower

    This is what happens when socialists and communists teach at the universities as well as at K-12 grades. Its no wonder America is dumbing down. I won't apologize for being white, just like I would not apologize for being any other color. The socialists and atheists think everyone crawled up out of mudholes and evolved from there. The part that is unfair is the University of Wisconsin seeks to create hate and unrest. Maybe they shoould get the mud out of their eyes.

  • Bern

    Renee-Great comment!

    Tom-Your allowed to have your opinion but foul language just amplifies your ignorance!