The Young America’s Foundation came into possession of the following email:
You will note that the university separated Resident Assistants into two training groups, “one for RAs who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color and one for RAs who identify as White.” This is known, I believe, as racial segregation, and the presumption that members of different races require different training and content is the essence of racism. So is the presumption that it is harmful for one race to be in the same space as another. That mindset favors apartheid.
At the “White Accountability Space,” the RA’s were given a document listing 41 “common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people.” Here is a section of the document; you can peruse the entire thing here.
1. This is all discriminatory and illegal. The University of Kentucky should be investigated, though these documents are res ipsa loquitur. No further evidence of racial prejudice and discrimination is necessary.
2. I do not comprehend how any self-respecting white individual or black individual would meekly accede to this treatment. I would make a speech and walk out, after exhorting as many colleagues as possible to follow me.
3. Such an ominous and disgusting event could only occur after years of destructive indoctrination of those who engineered it and those being subjected to it. The negligence and apathy of parents elected officials and journalists who allowed the perversion of higher education to reach this stage is astounding.
4. Noteworthy among the Forty One racist behaviors displayed in the section above are #1, which is the kind of forced statement abused prisoners of war are often forced do make, and my personal favorite, #17, which pronounces it racist for whites to “walk on eggshells” when in the company of blacks, while the rest of the document makes it clear that “eggshells” isn’t the right metaphor, but “land mines” is.
5. Again, this is the culture and educational approach that Americans who vote for Democrats in the upcoming election are endorsing, because that party. I reject the argument that making that observation is partisan in any way. However, it would be helpful if an interviewer would ask the two standard-bearers of the party to state their position on the University of Kentucky’s “training.” Naturally, if those individuals and the part leaders explicitly reject the philosophy and the methodology, I’ll reconsider my analysis.
Finally, Brandon Colbert of UK’s Bias Incident Support Services, who’se opening presentation covered “microaggressions and microinvalidations in the workplace and the harm that they cause,” has taken the position that “everything” about the United States currently regarded as patriotic is, in fact, racist.
This leads me to these questions: Who is hiring people like Colbert to poison the minds of students? Will anyone hold those responsible accountable?
The University of Kentucky is a state school: the material being promoted is illegal.
Worse than that, however, it’s wrong.
Pointer: Willem Reese