Perhaps you may have heard about FIRE's (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) discovery of what can only be considered a thinly veiled attempt at thought-reprogramming at the University of Delaware. In a nutshell: The UofD mandates that all freshmen reside on campus and receive Residence Life Diversity Facilitation training.
Now, if I've made it all the way to college without accepting diversity, do they really think some "diversity facilitation training" will reverse that...Especially when it involves "definitions" like those below?
“A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3
“REVERSE RACISM: A term created and used by white people to deny their white privilege. Those in denial use the term reverse racism to refer to hostile behavior by people of color toward whites, and to affirmative action policies, which allegedly give 'preferential treatment' to people of color over whites. In the U.S., there is no such thing as 'reverse racism.'" - Page 3
“A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3
The "educators" who developed this training continue on to gems like this one:
"Have you ever heard a well-meaning white person say, 'I'm not a member of any race except the human race?' What she usually means by this statement is that she doesn't want to perpetuate racial categories by acknowledging that she is white. This is an evasion of responsibility for her participation in a system based on supremacy for white people." - Page 8
Note the usage of "she" instead of "he"...Even though "he" is the proper default in the English language.
Now, here's my question: Is this type of thing a natural bi-product of multi-culturalism? Does the wish for diversity require that we endure such deviations from integrity and logic?
Furthermore, what right does a school have to mandate "diversity training"?