Northwestern Hosts a ‘Race Caucus’

by Nathan Harden

In today’s feature at The College Fix, Northwestern sophomore Charles Rollet reports how an insensitive remark from some inebriated girls prompted the university to host a “race caucus” to promote diversity.

Those who attended the caucus found it to be worthwhile.

“I think the student response is justified and reflects a broader problem on campus,” said Valeria Jimenez, a graduate student who attended the caucus. “What happened [to Carmona] definitely reflects racial ideas some students may have had.”

. . . Some on campus have even suggested that Northwestern add a diversity requirement to its roster of courses.

“Northwestern, like so many other universities in our country, certainly has an issue with white privilege,” said Derrick Clifton, a student and columnist for The Daily Northwestern. “We’re not a community that is actively engaging in conversations about social justice, and we need to be.”

Click here for the rest of the story.

Phi Beta Cons

The Right take on higher education.