Hat tip to the Blaze
The University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”
In the past few days, several blogs have reported the latest insanity coming out of academia. This one comes from the University of Minnesota at Duluth, home of the Bulldogs. It is designed to make white students feel guilty. It has the full support of UMD's chancellor.
You know, I actually was in Duluth once. It was back around 1980, and I was en-route to Winnipeg, Canada in the middle of January on an extradition assignment. After changing planes in Minneapolis, we boarded a flight to Winnipeg that landed in Duluth. It was minus zero degrees. I did not get off the plane, but I must confess. When I looked out the window, all I saw was white.
And I have felt guilty ever since.
Only in academia could such nonsense be peddled. Such a message may have had meaning 50 years ago, but not now.
So what is the message here? That all whites are racists, or that they and their parents have achieved whatever they have due to the color of their skin? Is this what we send our children to college to learn? I firmly believe that the young generation of Americans has it right on ethnic issues. They are willing to have friends of all races and afford all an equal chance. They don't need to be put on a guilt trip. We know our history, and we have taught it to our younger generation-in order that such discrimination not be repeated. The problem is that so many in academia want to teach our dark chapters to make young people believe that they live in a deeply flawed and still racist country. That I reject.