Is It Unfair to Be White?

The University of Wisconsin is sponsoring a campaign that it says is aimed at teaching respect for diverse cultures.

According to a story in CampusReform Online, the University of Wisconsin — Superior is defending a campaign it is sponsoring that it claims is aimed at "demonstrating respect for diverse cultures." A slogan for the campaign features a group of white students with slogans on their foreheads that read, "Is white skin really fair skin?" 

The university released a statement saying the goal is to "promote racial justice and greater understanding of the thorny, persistent issues about racism.”

The campaign, according to CampusReform Online, is aimed at teaching college students that “systems and institutions are set up for [whites]” and as such are “unfair.”

The same program, named the Unfair Campaign, was reportedly dropped from the University of Minnesota — Duluth last year after it was labeled “divisive” and “alienating.”

Do you think that the University of Wisconsin — Superior has it right and the program is necessary to teach respect for diverse cultures? Or do you think that, as the University of Minnesota reportedly found, it is more likely to be alienating and divisive?

Mr. B March 01, 2013 at 01:16 PM
The thing that makes my skin crawl is improper grammar. Its "You and I" not "You and me." Phonics do have a place...the trashcan. Huked on fonics workt fer me. Oh, and on a side note, and the one that makes me vomit is the misuse of the tenses of the word see, as in 'I seen him in the car."
Good Grief Y'all March 02, 2013 at 01:16 PM
A while back, Mr. B said: "No more comments from me toward you, no more responses to your comments no matter how delusional they are."
Good Grief Y'all March 02, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Elected Republican leaders . . . elected leaders, not just the powers that be in the R party, did the meeting and planning against their Commander in Chief. Both parties are guilty of much that is at odds with the good of the American people and the nation as a whole. One party is just more guilty more often, since 2000. President Obama has planned forward from the Bush years, but he had to deal with the mess first.
Tammy Osier March 02, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Amy, here's the sign of a good speller- you hate spell check. it's not right half the time! lol
Frank T March 02, 2013 at 04:05 PM
seriously? you missed that? must have been intentional.
Amy March 02, 2013 at 11:48 PM
LOL Tammy, That reminds me of my Mom. She's so old school that she does arithmetic on a calculator and then she does it on paper to make sure the calculator is right. She's been trying to explain that one to me for decades because I do it the opposite way. If I calculate on paper, I'll check it on the calculator to check my work.
M.K. OSBORNE March 03, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Liberal anthem . http://youtu.be/e8pWIW-iMME
flyinby March 03, 2013 at 07:29 AM
It's painfully obvious who the racists are anymore ... and there aren't enough of them white to speak of. there are plenty of accomplished blacks that prove your every word wrong. it's sad for all our children that you can't set the example you wish to see. As long as you continue to hate other people for their color, you are no better, in fact worse in this modern, infinitely more educated age, then the evil 'masters' of a century past, and you will never receive the respect you so desire. as I recognize it gets nowhere to feed ugly trolls, I have said what needs to be said as I care enough to hope these genuine concerns get through to somebody; there are many other things more worthy of my time than to argue and bicker with those who apparently have no constructive purpose to achieve.
thcooper69 March 03, 2013 at 07:53 AM
racism is every where and is constantly pushed on whites i rember back in tha 70's in downtown atlanta ,the police department had a pushed hiring quota to hire certain people ,but when they tested THEMB most had the testing scores of 4 and 5 year olds ,many said the tests were racist and the test were rewritten so a 5 year old could even pass them . many white officers who were 15 year veterans were passed over to but a african american in place who jus got out of hs and had no service record at all .standars went down and today or last week in tha news i lot jus went to jail in downtown for taking kick backs from drug dealers . when u go out of tha country to THERE 5 star resort ,u get there only to find out its not even a 1/2 star resort and the place is filthy . and AS usual THERE standard are less than OTHERS . another good example of racism towards whites is mcdonalds did u guys know theres a secret website for blks only ,providing free meal coupons and food vouchers WHILE U THA WHITE PAYS FULL PRICE .. oh yeah 365black.com whats fair is fair if theres a test for job placement it should go to tha smartest no to someone jus because of skin color ,standars should be kept high ,not lowered because someone isnt smart enough to pass test .
John B March 03, 2013 at 12:57 PM
The hypocritical left............ http://news.msn.com/politics/mcconnell-slams-kentucky-group-for-attacking-his-wife
David Brown March 03, 2013 at 10:06 PM
"thcooper69", you seem to be insinuating that any Black person in any position is there because of a quota. You're implying that it couldn't possibly be due to merit. Sadly, your comment reminds of the infamous, despicable political ad run by former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms in his 1990 re-election battle against Harvey Gantt. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIyewCdXMzk
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 03, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Seemed to blow right past the fact that Senate rules, such as they are, were derived by Democratic Party majorities...
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 03, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Well played ...
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 03, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Unfortunately, as uncomfortable as it makes many when it’s discussed, that position may have some merit, when “ race / sex quotas’ of any background are factored into decisions… Hence the rise of reverse discrimination lawsuits.
Good Grief Y'all March 04, 2013 at 03:20 PM
http://news.msn.com/politics/mcconnell-slams-kentucky-group-for-attacking-his-wife "Progress Kentucky removed the offending comments from Twitter after Louisville public radio station WFPL-FM aired reports about them. And the group issued two apologies over the past week for what they described as "inappropriate tweets sent by our organization." "Those tweets did not reflect our values, and we are committed to making sure nothing like that happens again," executive director Shawn Reilly said in a statement posted on the group's website. "We also apologize to our many supporters, and all Kentuckians working for change in 2014, for those communications. Comments with references to race, ethnicity or sexual orientation have no place in any debate, and we are deeply embarrassed by such a mistake." Reilly said the volunteer who posted the comments no longer is affiliated with the group. Criticism of the group wasn't limited to McConnell and his supporters. Numerous Democratic leaders, including actress Ashley Judd, who is considering a challenge to McConnell in next year's election, spoke up, too. "Whatever the intention, whatever the venue, whomever the person, attacks or comments on anyone's ethnicity are wrong & patently unacceptable," she wrote in a Twitter message last Sunday. Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said the comments were "deplorable" and "have absolutely no place" in Kentucky politics."
John B March 04, 2013 at 03:27 PM
horse left the barn.....true colors of the left came out...a few apologies doesn't fix anything........and if the shoe were on the other foot the mainstream media would have had a field day.....hypocritical left.
David Brown March 04, 2013 at 03:47 PM
The hypocrisy is on the right also, John B. The racially offensive comments from conservatives about President and Mrs. Obama are innumerable. It would take up much space here to list even a few of the most egregious comments.
John B March 04, 2013 at 03:51 PM
David: No doubt. Unfortunately the mainstream media has stigmatized the right while giving the left a free pass for the most part. Racism is not isolated to one party...or one race for that matter.
Good Grief Y'all March 04, 2013 at 04:04 PM
The mainstream media reported this story.
John B March 04, 2013 at 04:11 PM
glossed over the story............I didn't hear the president weigh in...but Ashley Judd did...good for her.
Good Grief Y'all March 04, 2013 at 05:23 PM
The President doesn't need to get involved in something like this. He knows first-hand how this kind of attention feels. He has never made an issue of slurs against himself or his family.
John B March 04, 2013 at 06:25 PM
What an opportunity this could have been...a platform if you will to show that he's not a one party president....but I guess he's too busy picking up the pieces of another manufactured crisis called Sequestration.....took me two days to come out of my bunker but here I am!
RL March 04, 2013 at 07:11 PM
So, David let's hear a few
Good Grief Y'all March 04, 2013 at 07:48 PM
So, R+, why didn't the Rs change Senate rules when they had the majority? Because the rules benefit them, too. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774721.html From 1995 (104th Congress) through 2009 (110th Congress), R party had the Senate majority except for the 107th (2001-2003) and 110th (2007-2009) when the parties were even in members. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/the-history-of-the-filibuster-in-one-graph/2012/05/15/gIQAVHf0RU_blog.html "If you look at the graph, you have three major moments of discontinuity. One, around 1972, that appears to provoke reform of the filibuster rules so cloture is easier to achieve. Another, in the early 1990s, that seems covers the latter half of George H.W. Bush’s administration and the beginning of Bill Clinton’s presidency. And then the practice absolutely skyrockets when Barack Obama takes office."
David Brown March 04, 2013 at 08:22 PM
"R", here's a sample: "Can you imagine a Black man running the country." — Comment by elderly white gentleman overheard by me and my wife at Mah Jong restaurant "F _ _ _ _ _ g N _ _ _ _ r won again." — MoriahRae1 on Twitter "Okay we pick a worthless n _ _ _ _ r over a full blooded american. What the hell has our world come to? It's called the White House for a reason." — Marmadukeprobz on Twitter "Obama only won because he's black. Romney would have been a much better President as he actually has morals unlike n _ _ _ _ r Obama." — OueenofFlop on Twitter "No N _ _ _ _ R should lead this country!!!" — Ricky Catanzaro on Twitter "When in doubt kick the n _ _ _ _ r out." — LouieeMaggsz on Twitter “I don’t believe in calling him the first black president. I call him the first monkey president. I voted for the white guy myself.” — Phoenix KFNX host Barbara Espinosa
RL March 04, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Inappropriate, yes. Does not mean they are conservative. Could mean they are just jerks, regardless of ideals.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 08, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Now that that its been established that both sides are at fault here. can we move past Bush now?
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew March 08, 2013 at 04:09 AM
Time for a Beer summit ...
Tammy Osier March 08, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Yes, let's not leave out the hypocritical left. When a black republican runs, the media, hollywood elites, Chris matthews, even a few people in power, and a slew more have some of the most derogatory things to say about them I've ever heard. You can't even mention some of them here. Seeing n words on forums don't really count. Forums tend to attract the extreme in all groups. But the openly political left are people that are seen publically. Just let a black conservative run for office and watch what happens. It will be embarrassing to post them, but they are there. Not one of those people deserved the words throw at them but it was vicious.
Good Grief Y'all March 08, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Well, you know, R+, history often explains the present and may prevent future mistakes.


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