University Backs Out Of ‘Guilt And Shame’ Conference Open To White Students Only
A Colorado university backed out of hosting a July “Unmasking Whiteness” privilege conference open to white people only.
The University of Colorado – Colorado Springs not only canceled its hosting of the event, citing its non-discrimination policy, but also erased a section of its website indicating that it would reward students with credits for attending it, reported Campus Reform Monday.
“Our commitment to academic inquiry must be open to all members of the university community who wish to participate, rather than send a message that only some are invited to participate in the discussion,” UCCS Chancellor Venkat Reddy told The Gazette. “We believe that inclusive academic exploration is the best outcomes for our students and we expect the same inclusivity from those with whom we partner.”
“Unmasking Whiteness” cost UCCS students $486 to attend and lists topics like “white privilege,” “guilt and shame,” “economic benefits” of whiteness, as well as “what it means to be white in today’s society” on its brochure. UCCS students could previously have applied credits from the conference to the school’s diversity, social justice and inclusion graduate certificate program. (RELATED: College Awards Students Who Attend White-Only ‘Guilt And Shame’ Conference)
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Mount Saint Mary’s University professor Shelly Tochluk, an organizer of the conference, but received no comment in time for press.
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