There is a fad currently infecting academia and it is known as “white privilege.” It is part of a philosophy meant to marginalize and diminish the white race. Harvard, a bastion of politically correct idiocy, has taken on the burden of helping to teach the white race a lesson. It now offers an orientation course called “checking your privilege.”
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is now requiring all first year students to undergo a course titled “checking your privilege” as part of their orientation.
As if this requirement doesn’t seem preposterous enough, the school also wants to move toward training faculty and administrators in privilege and power too.
This requirement comes after a controversial yet popular op-ed penned by a student at Princeton where he stated the term “check your privilege” is detrimental to students. Students are being asked to consider how their good fortune might impair their ability to empathize with others. Why is it that we are asking students to apologize for or to analyze their accomplishments and successes?
Harvard is now denying such a thing exists
The internet outrage mill got something wrong? Can it be?
It’s true. Despite numerous reports that Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government planned to institute an orientation seminar on white “power and privilege” for its incoming freshman, a school spokesperson says the school has absolutely no intention of requiring or even offering such a program.
Not so fast. It’s happening, but it’s just not under that name:
The school will instead “revamp” its already existing diversity training for incoming students, according to the Kennedy School’s Director of Media Relations Doug Gavel.
“Contrary to one article that has been picked up by others, the school is not planning to offer classes, coursework, or sessions devoted specifically to ‘power and privilege,’” he wrote in a statement to Boston.com.
With that as a background, I’d like you to meet the Harvard Board of Trustees, AKA the Harvard Corporation
Drew Galpin Faust
William F. Lee
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
James F. Rothenberg
Other than the token Asian, notice anything?
As Jeff Goldstein put it:
Oh for fuck’s sake