At orientation students were prompted to discuss if it was acceptable to ...
Authored By Julia Johnson
September 02, 2021
At orientation students were prompted to discuss if it was acceptable to call student Trump-supporters racists.
During an orientation for the Masters of Social Work program at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, students were advised to attend a series of segregated trainings in which white students would examine the crime of their color and minorities would be provided a “safe and supportive place.”
“Even if you have to miss class time, we strongly urge you to find a way to make this work,” Dean of Equity and Inclusion J. Camille Hall told students.
Prior to orientation, students received an email advertising the trainings. The email, obtained by Young America’s Foundation through the Campus Bias Tipline, advertised two separate groups, a White Accountability Group (WAG), and Black, Indigenous, Multiracial People of Color (BIMPoC).
In contrast, BIMPoC is described as a “magical” and “safe and supportive place.”
Orientation for the social work students was held on August 16. During the session, headed by Dean Hall, students were divided into random groups to roleplay a scenario in which a “student on campus was a Trump voter and whether it was okay or not to call them racist.”
UTK declined to comment on the segregated trainings after being contacted by both phone and email.
This is just another instance of the pervasive Critical Race Theory craze that has taken academia by storm. The goal of segregating their events is to convince people that race is their defining attribute and they are either inherently good or bad as a result. This is not a localized issue, and students and parents must speak out now.