Friday, June 22, 2012

Where Can I Get Some of this White Privilege?

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is backing an ad campaign with the seemingly innocuous web address of Un-FairCampaign.org.  The campaign is supposed to address the issue of racism, which I mistakenly thought had been dead and buried with the election of Obama.  Un-FairCampaign.org sure has an unusual way to address racism.

The University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”

The project disseminates its message, that “society was setup for us [whites]“ and as such is ”unfair,” through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed “privilege” that comes along with their fair features.[...]

“You give me better jobs, better pay, better treatment, and a better chance – all because of the color of my skin,” reads one poster that features a close shot of a Caucasian male.

‘Not Fair to Be White’: See the Unbelievable New Campaign Sponsored by the University of Minnesota-Duluth

Where can I get some of this “white privilege?”

Via a KBJ post titled Academentia, which seems just right.

Posted by John Venlet on 06/22 at 06:32 PM
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