Interested in spending your hard earned cash to educate yourself on why everything you do is racist and oppressive? Well, the conference for you is right around the corner.There’s even better news if you’re a student, as in hopes of further devaluing the worth of a college degree, Campus Reform reports that Major universities across the country are offering course credit, and in some cases even paying the cost, for students to attend an annual national event known as “The White Privilege Conference.”
The 2016 conference will feature a variety of speakers and numerous breakout sessions, all of which come at an additional charge. On two of the four days, participants will have the opportunity to spend six hours attending workshops of their choosing, including several tailored for middle-school and high-school students in attendance. More than 20 workshops will be featured at the event, covering topics of sex, race, and gender.According to the conference website, at least 1,500 people attend the event every year, including students, teachers, and professionals. The conference, which lasts four days, has been held annually since 1999.
The student registration fee is $200, plus an additional $100 for various “one day institutes,” and another $40 for a “community dinner,” a sum of $340. However, some universities are offering to front the cost and cover hotel and transportation fees.
And what are they spending $340 for? Here’s a sampling of the workshops available:One workshop, titled “Self Care and Healing as Change Agents,” will provide attendees with a safe-space to share the emotional burden that comes from being a social justice warrior.
Another workshop will be geared exclusively towards middle-school and high-school students to allow them to “engage in meaningful dialogue about white privilege, white supremacy, and methods of breaking down systems of oppression.”
Other workshops will explore topics such as:–“Racial Justice As A Spiritual Imperative: Re-imagining the Power Of Our Deepest Knowing In Our Racial Justice Work: This institute is designed for those who have been engaging in racial justice work for some time and want to look more deeply into the aspects of the work that touch our spirits, souls, core beliefs, etc.”
–“Blackness, Whiteness, & Womynness: Embracing the Intersectionality of Race and Gender Practice While Building Equitable and Just Relationships Toward Effective Anti-Racist [sic]: As we strive to build cross-racial anti-racist partnerships, what are the challenges we face that may prevent us from working together effectively? This institute will draw on our experiences as a Black cisgender womyn and a white cisgender womyn partnering as anti-racist educators and administrators with a commitment to re-imagining equity and justice in our relationships as womyn.” [The misspelling of “woman” are intentional; a way to excise “man” from the word — ed.]
–“White Followership – Centering People of Color and Building Effective White Practices for Racial Justice & Systemic Change: Informed by current movements for racial justice led by people of color, this participant centered, action-oriented and reflective workshop will introduce and apply the white followership framework.”Video footage is available online from last year’s white privilege conference, and it was just the cesspool of insanity that you would expect. How much are our universities letting our students down when they’ll prioritize agenda driven nonsense like this over actual education?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]