For John, BLUF: Back in the early 1970s, when the Air Force was sending all of us to "Social Actions" classes, some viewed them as teaching Air Force members how to discriminate. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The College Fix, by the College Fix Staff, 12 JANUARY 2020.
Here is the lede plus three (Note that this is the UK, but I expect it transfers to the US):
A professor of education and social justice at the University of Birmingham says college trainings designed to help minorities advance are ineffective, and may even bolster “white privilege.”Frankly on this day after the Martin Luther King, Jr, Holiday, it might be time to reflect on if it is time to make generous assumptions about how most of us have a more mature view of race relations. And to accept that some people just never grow up and thus are abusive of all the people they meet. At the same time, too much banging of the kettle can become irritating.
Kalwant Bhopal examined 30 interviews of those who attended programs designed to support BMEs (Black Ethnic Minorities), and found that many believed “structural inequalities” were not sufficiently addressed.
According to Times Higher Education, at present only 80 of the United Kingdom’s 14,000-plus professors are black.
Bhopal, who published her findings in the British Educational Research Journal, said diversity/inclusion programs “benefit higher education institutions rather than contributing to a commitment to inclusion, equity and creating a diverse workforce.” They also “perpetuate and reinforce white privilege.”
Perhaps yesterday's Second Amendment demonstration in Virginia's Capitol, Richmond, can serve of an example of everyone pulling together for the same goal. Notwithstanding some in the Press billing the demonstration as a "White Supremacist" meeting, it was people of all races and orientations advocating against what they see as proposed new laws that are not only self-defeating, but unconstitutional.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff