‘Engaging Diversity’

by Jay Schalin

Illinois Wesleyan University has a new “pre-orientation” program designed specifically for white students called “Engaging Diversity.” Incoming students arrive at school three days early to spend their time in such activities as “exploring diversity and social identities,” taking a “Privilege Walk” with minority students, and attending lectures such as “Diversity and College Admissions: Myths and Facts.”

The good news is that it is not mandatory.