Is It Unfair to Be White?
The University of Wisconsin is sponsoring a campaign that it says is aimed at teaching respect for diverse cultures.
According to a story in CampusReform Online, the University of Wisconsin — Superior is defending a campaign it is sponsoring that it claims is aimed at "demonstrating respect for diverse cultures." A slogan for the campaign features a group of white students with slogans on their foreheads that read, "Is white skin really fair skin?"
The university released a statement saying the goal is to "promote racial justice and greater understanding of the thorny, persistent issues about racism.”
The same program, named the Unfair Campaign, was reportedly dropped from the University of Minnesota — Duluth last year after it was labeled “divisive” and “alienating.”
Do you think that the University of Wisconsin — Superior has it right and the program is necessary to teach respect for diverse cultures? Or do you think that, as the University of Minnesota reportedly found, it is more likely to be alienating and divisive?