US varsity responds to criticism over #StopWhitePeople2K16

2016-08-25 21:24
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New York - A public university in New York says the #StopWhitePeople2K16 used as the title of a recent training session was chosen for its irony and the session — about diversity — wasn't anti-white.

A Binghamton University administrator issued an explanation on Wednesday, and the title and criticism of it are making the rounds on social media. The optional, one-time session this month was organised by three student resident advisors as part of a training programme for other RAs.

Student Affairs Vice President Brian Rose says its purpose was to facilitate a discussion around issues of diversity, an effort he supports, and that the organisers borrowed the session's title from a familiar Twitter hashtag.

Much of the criticism implied that the university was teaching a racist course.

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