Inclusion Is Exclusion: The New Segregation

by Jay Schalin

Hamilton College’s “dean for diversity and inclusion” has decided to hold an event limited to “people of color” only. (Although there will be a separate but equal event for whites in the spring semester):

Real Talk: A Dialogue about Internalized Racism

Thursday, September 26

4:15 p.m. | Dwight Lounge

Conversations about race in the U.S. mostly focus on race relations between white communities & people of color. However, people of color are also prone to internalize racist messages about their own community, and & other races/ethnicities/people of color. This conversation allows people of color to come together & examine how we may have accepted racist attitudes towards other racial groups & our own racial/ethnic communities, & move towards healing & mutual respect.

In order to create a safe space, this program is open to people of color only.

A similar conversation for white students, faculty & staff is planned for the spring semester, followed by a third conversation that will be open to all campus.

(Hat tip: Bob Paquette)

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