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Research shows Schools are Safer now than in 90’s, students much more likely to die by drowning than school shooting
The recent shootings in Parkland Florida have sparked a gun control debate. Unfortunately even President Trump has jumped in and said if Congress doesn’t do something about bump stocks he will. Some will not want to hear this as they have an agenda and are using the shooting as a tool to advance that agenda. But a recent study shows that Schools are safer than they were in the early 1990’s. School shootings are very rare.
What the researcher does not say is there are far more abortions every day (over 650,000) than school shootings over the past 25 years. But that is not a subject liberals on the pro gun control left want to talk about.
School shootings involving students have been declining since the 1990’s, four times as many students were killed in schools in the early 90’s as today.
The research data came from groups with differing political agendas including far left pro gun control groups like Everytown for gun safety. It shows there have been nearly 300 school shootings in America since 2013, not all of these mass shootings it includes anytime shots are fired in a school. So the number is high since it includes accidents where students may have brought a gun to school with no intent to harm others.
The danger after an emotional event such as the Parkland shooting is to overreact. Politicians feel they have to “do something.” It doesn’t help anything that the left-wing media has recruited student activist such as David Hogg and made them instant reality TV stars. Now this Hogg punk says that he is not going to go back to school until gun legislation is passed.
Fox says policy changes could result in an overall decrease in gun violence. But he doesn’t believe measures such as raising the age to get assault rifles (Parkland weapon AR15 is not an assault rifle) from 18-21 will reduce school shootings.
“The thing to remember is that these are extremely rare events, and no matter what you can come up with to prevent it, the shooter will have a workaround,” Mr. Fox said in a report on the university’s website.
Pennsylvania school district arms teacher with small baseball bat to protect themselves and students
A Pennsylvania school district has decided to arm teachers with a small baseball bat in the case of an attack on themselves and their students. If this was not so stupid it would be humorous. They are not even real baseball bats like a Louisville slugger. These are like the souvenir bat you would get your kid. All it is going to do is piss off an active shooter and get the teacher shot first.
Even if it were an official Louisville slugger my guess would be that a bullet would arrive before you could get close enough to hit the next deranged mass killer. It is ridiculous the extent that these liberals will go to deny students protection. A couple of weeks ago a school district decided to arm each classroom with a bucket of rocks. The students probably have a better chance with the rocks than with the toy baseball bat.
The Millcreek Township School District outside of Erie gained attention this week for handing out the 16-inch bats to about 500 teachers as part of a training that included how to react during a school shooting.
Parents are of course not happy with the liberal pacifist solution to possible school violence.
“It’s not going to make some shooter stop and say, ‘Hey, I probably shouldn’t go in and do this,'” Jo Ellen Barish, a Parent Teacher Association president with a child attending a Millcreek middle school, said Wednesday.
“The people who do these things aren’t planning on getting away alive. It’s not like they have a fear of being hurt,” she added.
School superintendent William Hall admitted the bats were largely symbolic and were meant to be used as a “last resort.”
“We passed them out, with the goal being we wanted every room to have one of these,” Hall said of his district of more than 7,000 students. “Unfortunately, we’re in a day and age where one might need to use them to protect ourselves and our kids.”
Instead of deciding to arm teachers with rocks and toy baseball bats perhaps the Pennsylvania school districts should consult Maryland. The news of the Maryland hero resource officer got very little to no press coverage. Why, because he acted and stopped the threat and didn’t go hide behind a car or grab a rock or his toy baseball bat.
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is offering a course on “How to become whiteness educators in communities. According to Campus reform three credit hours are offered for the “witnessing whiteness” workshops.
The workshops will discuss the characteristics of the “dominant white culture,” such as “individualism, consumerism, meritocracy as an ideal, superficiality, competition, ambition, and productivity.
According to Shelly Tochluk the programs creator facilitating dialogue can be difficult, so the curriculum includes a list of suggested discussion questions, such as “What does the dominant culture in the US look like?” and “What feelings come up as you discuss this? Why?”
“This IS hard work, and we need to both acknowledge it AND plan for how we can stay focused and motivated in the face of resistance and distress,” the worksheet says, encouraging facilitators to remain positive.
Tucker Carlson interviewed Run for America founder David Burstein on his evening Fox News program Wednesday. Burstein didn’t have many answers for this foolishness.
“You can’t generalize about people on the basis of their skin tone, right? I thought. Or can you?”
“You and I both know, as white men sitting here that, you know, there is such a thing as white privilege,” Burstein said.
“No, I don’t know that actually,” The Daily Caller co-founder said. “There are immigrant, nonwhite immigrant groups that have on average higher annual incomes than average white Americans.”
“It’s much more complicated than you and other sort of glib apologists for racism suggest that it is,” he continued.
“You can’t generalize about people on the basis of their skin tone, right? I thought. Or can you?” Tucker said while he broke out into laughter.
The problem of whiteness is being offered again at the University of Wisconsin Madison. This spring the controversial African cultural studies course will help students “understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy,”
When the course debuted during the spring 2017 semester, it prompted national headlines and much controversy, with some Republican lawmakers even calling for the course to be canceled.
The class this spring may touch on that, based on the fact that its professor created a montage of headlines criticizing the course as its new syllabus cover sheet, its online description shows.
The course is taught by Professor Damon Sajnani, who is white. In a statement emailed to The College Fix, a University of Wisconsin spokesperson said the upcoming “The Problem of Whiteness” course is very similar to last spring’s class and that its first iteration was a success.
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“Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive – students said they found it valuable to examine majority cultures and how power imbalances are created, sustained, and challenged in societies around the world,” the spokesperson said.
After Sajnani debuted the class, it drew the ire of two Wisconsin state lawmakers who denounced the new class and said it could affect future funding for the flagship university.
The University of Wisconsin Madison is known as a very liberal University. They have even had an openly gay chancellor. So the fact that they are offering the problem of whiteness comes as no surprise. Whiteness seems to be the subject liberals/socialist are attached to at the moment.
In one of the tweets highlighted by Murphy, Sajnani included a photo of news coverage from the 2016 fatal police shooting in Dallas and wrote “Is the uprising finally starting? Is this style of protest gonna go viral?”
Despite the backlash, the course went on as planned and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, called the course “goofy” but said the university’s funding should be based on “the broader issue of accountability and performance.”
The online description for next semester’s course states the class will “break away from the standard US-centric frame” and look at the concept of whiteness through a global lens.
“We will come together with our socially ascribed identities of Black, white, mixed and other and, with the problem properly in its place we will ask ourselves and our allies, what are we going to do with it,” the description states.
In a phone interview with The College Fix last year, Sajnani said his course explores how white privilege and white power are connected and that it looks at how students can work for social justice.
“The problem of racism is the problem of whites being racist towards blacks,” the professor had said at the time.
The problem on Universities is not whiteness it is Socialist professors. The Universities for decades have been taken over by Socialist. And when you have a group of Socialist professors you get courses like the problem of whiteness at University of Wisconsin Madison.
Just hours after the passing of beloved former first lady Barbara Bush was announced tenured Fresno State University professor Randa Jarrar had very insensitive to say the least words for the deceased.
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with your nice words.” The beached whale professor then bragged that she could not be fired.
The Socialist Professor went on to brag about having tenure and the University could not fire her and bragged about her $100,000 per year salary. She also expressed her wish for the entire Bush family to die. Jarrar must have had second thoughts about the wisdom of the tweets they were quickly made private.
Fresno State President Joseph Castro sent out a statement late Tuesday saying, “On behalf of Fresno State, I extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family on the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush.
We share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by Professor Randa Jarrar, a professor in the English Department at Fresno State. Her statements were made as a private citizen, not as a representative of Fresno State.
Professor Jarrar’s expressed personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress.”
Randa Jarrar is what you call a IYI Intellectual yet idiot. Is it possible for liberals to disagree without being violently angry about it? While I regard Slick Willy and Barack Hussein Obama as two of the worst Presidents ever to serve the United States of America I would not go to Twitter hours after their deaths to dance on their graves. Social media has done one thing for sure it has given idiots such as this professor a forum to showcase their stupidity.
Hero Indiana teacher Jason Seaman said today what he did to save students lives was “the only acceptable action.” Seaman a 29 year old former college football player did not consider his own well being rushing the shooter and being shot three times in the process to protect his students.
Seaman who spoke publicly for the first time since the Friday shooting at Noblesville West Middle School said he wanted the focus to be on the injured student 13-year-old Ella Whistler, who was seriously wounded.
“Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable,” Seaman said during a news conference at the school district’s administrative building. “We all should continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover.”
“I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done given the circumstances,” Seaman said Monday. “I deeply care for my students and their well-being. That is why I did what I did that day.”
Seaman was released from the hospital on Saturday and didn’t appear to have any pain from the injuries.
The shooter was quickly arrested following the shooting and didn’t appear to be injured. His name hasn’t been released.
“We’re so grateful for Jason’s quick and brave actions,” Noblesville Schools Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said during the news conference. “He put his own life in danger for his students. That alone tells you about his character and his big heart.”
The University of Utah has created a space for students stressed out over finals. The “cry closets” are a place to let it all hang out.
“Just let it all out,” university spokeswoman Jana Cunningham told the station. “Let yourself just get away from your studies for the next 10 minutes.”
KSL-TV reports Miller, a senior, created the 400-pound, stand-alone closet for students who need a “safe space sometimes, even if it’s in a very public place.”
“I think one of these should be everywhere all the time,” student Jayde Allison told KUTV while laughing. “Just its name, ‘The Cry Closet,’ is a little funny because definitely finals is a time to cry and panic.”
The “cry closets” are located in the middle of the campus at the J. Willard Marriott Library. The closets were created by Miller as a class project an have padded walls and stuffed animals and toys for students to play with.
Rules are posted inside the “cry closets” instructing students to knock before entering, to only go in alone and to limit time spent inside to no more than 10 minutes.
The closets will only be in the library for finals week.
Cry closets are only one of the reason the current generation of snowflakes cannot cope with life. These students need to learn that they are in the easiest part of their life. It only gets harder after college and you cannot always escape to a padded room and play with stuffed animals. It is sickening how much Universities are screwing students in the form of tuition and how poorly they are preparing them for life.
San Diego State University offers 1 credit course on Constitutional Grounds to remove President Trump from office
According to Campus Reform San Diego State University will be offering a 1 credit course on constitutional grounds to remove President Trump from office.The only required reading for the course is a book called “The Case for Impeachment,” though the course description indicates that the class will also explore the possibility of removal under the 25th Amendment.
San Diego State University is offering a course dedicated exclusively to the topic of removing Donald Trump from office.
The one-unit course–“Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction?”–will be offered in March and is set to be taught by Professor John Joseph Cleary. The required text for the course is Allan Lichtman’s The Case for Impeachment, a book published in response to Donald Trump’s election that advocates for the President’s removal from office.
“Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president,” and “a history of the creation of [the presidency] and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership.”
The curriculum will also address “grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment,” such as “conflict of interests, foreign emoluments, climate change, racism, religious bias, improper influence, nepotism, and a host of crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of justice.”
The course will be offered through SDSU’s Criminal Justice program which is a part of the school’s College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.
The course was one of four one-credit courses featured in an email sent to students Monday, which advertised them as a way to get the last credit necessary for a degree for just $221. The courses do, however, require students to attend two marathon 15-hour class sessions spaced roughly one week apart.
Prof. Cleary did not immediately respond to Campus Reform‘s request for comment. This article will be updated if and when a reply is received.
San Diego State University last fall had a professor say Farmers Markets are “white spaces” that contribute to the oppression of minorities. It is unbelievable the garbage that these liberal Universities are feeding our students. The lefts rage is so inflamed regarding President Trump. What would have happened if a University offered a course on Constitutional grounds of impeaching Barack Hussein Obama?
Broward County Sheriff refuses to resign says if sheriffs did not have “the heart” to go into school “that’s not my responsibility”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is refusing to resign and full of excuses for his lack of leadership. Israel says of Sheriff deputies that refused to enter Stoneman Douglas High school and stop the carnage that left 17 dead. “I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge, I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility.”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel refusing to resign telling @nbc6: "I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility." Clip from our one-on-one interview below. #DouglasHighSchool pic.twitter.com/FV5Gn0ZEBY
— Erika Glover 🎥 (@ErikaGloverNBC6) February 25, 2018
Israel is taking a beating on Twitter under the #ResignSheriffIsrael and more than 70 Florida lawmakers have called on Florida Governor Rick Scott to suspend Israel. Scott has said he will wait on an investigation on the matter.
The NRA and it’s members have been senselessly blamed for a tragedy it had no role in while the Broward County Sheriff’s Department abdication of their sworn duty to serve and protect has gotten a pass from the Left. Shameful. #ResignSheriffIsrael pic.twitter.com/nlHiEKIX4C
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) February 25, 2018
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 25, 2018
President Trump after meeting with Florida school shooting survivors this week, said he wants “highly trained” teachers to carry guns in an effort to deter the next mass casualty event. Some schools in Ohio, Missouri and 10 other states that allow concealed carry in schools.
Many object to the concept of arming teachers and say we instead should have armed guards outside of schools for protection. My response would be that Stoneman Douglas High school had at least 4 Broward County Sheriff at the school and they hid behind their cars while students were being slaughtered inside.
I cannot even imagine how difficult it would be to be in law enforcement. The job is low paying, high stress and most of the time underappreciated. Something is wrong in Broward County. The odds are that one sheriff deputy might have been a coward. But 4 deputies on the scene and none of them went in and engaged the teen madman. They were ordered not to engage. Israel should resign immediately.
Princeton University is now encouraging students to report “problematic experiences based on their identity
Princeton University is now encouraging students to report “problematic experiences based on [their] identity,” encompassing behaviors ranging from the “unpleasant” to the “disturbing.”
Posters distributed across the Ivy League school’s campus by the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity note that “not every experience can or should be addressed through a disciplinary process,” but reassure students that “there are always resources available to help you manage your experience.” They encourage students to “consider reporting your experience.”
“Even if you do not want to pursue disciplinary action, or your experience is not appropriate for disciplinary action,” the posters proclaim that reporting negative identity-related incidents “helps Princeton monitor behavior on campus and identify opportunities to improve it.”
Princeton University allows its students to record their gender identity—or identities—in official university records.
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The choices include “Cisgender,” “Genderqueer/gender non-conform[ing],” “Trans/transgender,” “Man,” “Woman,” and “Other,” and students may select multiple options if they wish.
The flyer lists several reporting options, such as the opportunity to “talk to someone informally” at the Carl A. Fields Center for Diversity and Cultural Understanding, the Women*s Center, the LGBT Center, the International Center, the Office of Religious Life, or the Office of Disability Services.
“These offices are not confidential resources,” the poster cautions, though it states that students may “consult a confidential resource” such as the Ombuds Office, the chaplains in the Office of Religious Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, or the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, & Education (SHARE) Office.
There is also “coaching on conflict resolution or mediation” available from the Ombuds Office, “if desired.”
For the most serious offenses students are encouraged to “file a formal complaint”. “The appropriate office may then conduct interviews, gather evidence, and make a determination of responsibility.
Finally, students are reminded they may file complaints with a law enforcement agency or “external regulatory agency” such as the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
I am not sure I could go to a University today. I am certain that I would end up in some sort of diversity or sensitivity training. At which point I would ask them where the safe space was located so I could go color in my “I’m so sick of white people” coloring book. Or maybe I would make a transgender man out of the supplied play dough.
Southern California teacher slams members of the military as “the frickin’ lowest of our low” in a classroom rant to students has gone viral.
El Rancho High history teacher Gregory Salcido — who also serves as an elected Pico Rivera city councilman and was once mayor — even goes so far as to refer to those who are in the military overseas as failed students who had no choice but to serve, “Fox & Friends” reported Sunday.
“Think about the people you know who are over there,” Salcido is heard saying. “Your freakin’ stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb s – – – s. They’re not high-level bankers. They’re not academic people. They’re not intellectual people.”
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“They’re the freakin’ lowest of our low.”
He is also heard questioning why military recruiters were allowed to visit the school.
Salcido was apparently triggered for the 5 minute rant by a students pro-military t-shirt. He is on administrative leave from the school.
The student has chosen to remain anonymous but had the below response to the attack by Salcido.
“I was so angry,” the student told Starnes. “He has a history of being anti-military. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but at the same time they shouldn’t be disrespecting the veterans who have fought for our rights, who give up their lives and do stuff that other people are not willing to do.”
“He called me out in front of the whole class,” the young man said. “He wanted to ask why I wanted to join the military.”
“I told him it’s a family tradition; it’s something I’ve been wanting to do as a kid,” the student said. “And he ended up saying, ‘So if it was a family tradition to beat women, would you continue it?
During the rant where the California teacher slams the military the student remained respectful but got the ultimate revenge and began taping the rant. These are typical views of the far left that the military is in some way inferior to them and stupid. These are the people who are protecting their rights to fill our students with their Socialist Propaganda. My hope is that the teacher is fired without benefits. But in liberal California that probably will not happen.
Northern Iowa professors we need to stamp out whiteness-informed civility, At what point do parents stop paying for this BS
Two professors at Northern Iowa University say we need to stamp out whiteness-informed civility in debate. Civility they say is a manifestation of the white patriarchy. The two assert that “civility within higher education is a racialized, rather than the universal, norm.” What the hell does this even mean and at what point do people stop paying for or allowing their young adults to build up massive student loans for this Socialist indoctrination.
Their article according to the Wall Street Journal “describes a need to stamp out what they call “whiteness-informed civility,” or WIC. The pervasiveness of WIC , it seems, erases “racial identity” and reinforces “white racial power.”
Their thesis is two-fold : One , that civility as currently practiced in America, is a white construct. Secondly, that in a campus setting, the “woke” white students endeavor to avoid microaggressions against black peers is itself microaggression-a form of noblesse oblige whereby white students are in fact patronizing black students.
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WTF this is getting ridiculous students or their parents or the Government someone is paying for this BS to be taught to their students under the pretense of higher education. They are trying to learn to be a better teacher, or engineer or nurse and instead they are being taught about whiteness-informed civility. This has to stop it is not even debatable any longer that Socialism has taken over education.
The two go on to say that by treating black students with common courtesy and expecting the same in return , white students elide black grievances, bypassing the “race talk” that is supposed to occur in preamble to all other conversations. This is insane and it will not stop until people start pulling their students out of these Socialist indoctrination centers.
University College of London was forced to apologize for referring to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas while informing students they would remain open amid snowfall.
The University set off a twitter firestorm of young snowflake idiots saying the statement was “a little racist’ and “you know who else likes snow? Nazis”. So the University did what liberal Universities do they apologized to the idiot snowflakes. Just once I would like to see one of these “Institutions of Higher Learning” not be simply an institution.
Dreaming of a white campus? Our campuses will be open and operating fully today, Monday 11 December, so please make your way in as planned. (We can't guarantee snow but we'll try!) #snowday #londonsnow
— UCL (@ucl) December 11, 2017
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We chose our words very poorly yesterday when thinking of this song: https://t.co/G5ZthTn8NT We’re sorry and we’ll choose our words more carefully in the future.
— UCL (@ucl) December 12, 2017
You may say this is in London and insignificant but America’s Liberal Institutions are leaning the in the same direction. Safe spaces with color crayons, play dough and bubbles. Until adults put an end to this type of madness it will continue. And real racism is devalued because every word a white person utters is called racism.
A professor at a prestigious private University tweeted “There is no rational alternative, The GOP and the NRA must, in fact, want mass shootings, it serves their interest.” This liberal scumbag has since removed the tweet and apologized. Below is his statement according to Campus Reform.
“The tweet was sent in a moment of supreme frustration and sorrow after hearing the news of the shooting in Texas. I kept asking myself why the GOP and NRA would not support some more aggressive efforts at gun control to stop these increasingly frequent mass shootings.
“There is so much death, so much violence, so much heartache that results from these massacres. And it seemed all we could get from the GOP, which controls most of the levers of power in the country, was ‘thoughts and prayers.’ That did not seem like an adequate response. So I asked myself, if the GOP and NRA were acting rationally and in their own interest, why would they not do more? I concluded not doing more must somehow be in their rational interest.
“Upon reflection, now that my emotions have cooled somewhat, I do not actually believe the GOP or NRA wants mass shootings. I do believe, however, that gun control is a losing issue for Democrats, and opposition to gun control tends to be a winning issue for Republicans. So although the GOP and NRA most certainly do not want mass shootings, they welcome the gun control debate because it energizes their base and helps with fundraising. So that’s what I meant when I said it was in their interest.”
Universities and prestigious private University system are full of liberals. The truth of the matter is that there are no cases of mass murders that have involved NRA members. This latest psycho was a godless atheist and made anti Republican rants on Facebook. At some point these liberal professors at prestigious private Universities need to be held accountable for their liberal rants.
By: Anthony Gockowski-investigative Reporter@AGockowski
- The University of Georgia has made Professor Richard Watson remove a “stress reduction policy” from two of his course syllabi after facing national backlash for the practice.
- A university spokesperson confirmed that the language has been removed, noting that UGA has a policy “that mandates all faculty employ a grading system based on transparent and pre-defined coursework.”
OMG now they are going to need more safe space rooms and cuddle buddies
The University of Georgia has made Professor Richard Watson remove a “stress reduction policy” from two of his course syllabi after facing national backlash for the practice.
As Campus Reform reported Monday, Watson had adopted a policy that would allow students who felt “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course” to “email the instructor indicating what grade [they] think is appropriate, and it will be so changed” with “no explanation” required.
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“If in a group meeting, you feel stressed by your group’s dynamics, you should leave the meeting immediately and need offer no explanation to the group members,” the policy added, saying such students could “discontinue all further group work” with their remaining grade being “based totally on non-group work.”
The policy was later scrubbed from both syllabi, though an archived version remains, and the university has since confirmed with Campus Reform that Watson did in fact remove the policy after media coverage.
“The professor has removed this language from the syllabus,” Executive Director of Media Communications Greg Trevor told Campus Reform. “In addition, the University of Georgia applies very high standards in its curricular delivery, including a university-wide policy that mandates all faculty employ a grading system based on transparent and pre-defined coursework.”
By: Toni Airaksinn
New York Campus Correspondent
on Aug 03, 2017 at 4:10 PM EDT
And Rosa Parks is rolling over in her grave
• Less than one month into the job, North Carolina State University’s new Director of Multicultural Student Affairs has big plans, including a new housing option exclusively for ‘women of color.’
• Nashia Whittenburg plans to submit the proposal by next February, describing it as a refuge for female minority students to “deal with some of the microaggressions you might have had to deal with throughout your entire day.”
The new Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at North Carolina State University recently pledged to create a segregated housing option for “women of color” only.
Nashia Whittenburg, who was hired by NC State less than a month ago, shared her plans to create the housing option for female minority students in a university news release published Tuesday, adding that she plans to submit an official proposal for the housing option by February 2018.
“Here is your opportunity to get some support and to deal with some of the microaggressions.”
“The point and purpose is if you are a Latina and you are an engineering major, with a very specific specialization, you may not ever see anybody who looks like you,” Whittenburg explained. “But when you come home, here is your opportunity to get some support and to deal with some of the microaggressions you might have had to deal with throughout your entire day when you’ve been at class.”
While NC State already has two housing options for racial minorities—one exclusively for black males and another for Native American students—the school does not currently have one for female racial minority students, hence Whittenburg’s proposal.
Executive Director of University Relations Fred Hartman told Campus Reform that NC State has 16 different “living and learning villages” for students, and while he claimed that the applications for each one are “open to any student,” he did not answer whether an applicant’s race would factor into admission decisions.
Hartman also declined to explain to Campus Reform how the segregated housing options are funded.
Whittenburg was hired to manage the school’s Multicultural Affairs Office, which plays host to events such as the “Tunnel of Oppression” (an interactive experience of intersectional oppression) and a “Multicultural Graduation Ceremony.”
In the news release, Whittenburg also discussed her plans to retain more African American and Latina students, and plans to host discussions on campus about “multiculturalism” and “ race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and sexuality” with students when they return from summer break.
She also plans to continue hosting celebrations such as “Latino Heritage Month,” and “Native American Heritage Month” while working to meet student demands for new programming.
While she is already aware of potential steps to promote multiculturalism on campus, such as “taking diversity into account when hiring or developing curricula,” Whittenburg solicited input from colleagues with ideas for additional initiatives, noting that faculty members and staff often have insights that she lacks.
Whittenburg did not respond to a request for comment on her proposal to to create another racially segregated dorm option from Campus Reform.
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