In a statement released Thursday, the University of Wisconsin – Superior stood by its sponsorship of a controversial messaging campaign aimed at teaching student it is “unfair” to be white.An image produced by the Unfair Campaign shows a Caucasian individual with the words “is white skin really fair skin” sharpied on her face.
“The goal is to promote racial justice and greater understanding of the thorny, persistent issues about racism,” read the statement released by the school.
“UW-Superior was proud to host diversity dialogues that took place throughout the campus last year,” it added. “In keeping with its mission as a public university, UW-Superior convened these public events to demonstrate respect for diverse cultures.”
As Campus Reform has previously reported, the controversial project, named the “Unfair Campaign,” aims to teach college students that “systems and institutions are set up for [whites]” and as such is “unfair.”
Posters produced by the group feature a number of Caucasians with slogans such as “is white skin really fair skin?” scribbled in marker across their faces.
As the “Geekiest White Guy East of the Mississippi River,”® I have no idea how to answer this question. If it IS unfair to be white, I’ll be happy to stop. Just show me how.
And when I do stop being white, do I get to pick my new race? I think I’d make a terrific black guy (Ladies, I think you know what I’m sayin…) So if the “it’s wrong to be white” folks will show me how to make the change, I’m in!
But assuming the “Haliburtion Race-Change Machine” is still in development, and assuming we’re all going to remain whatever race we are today, what is the point of this project? To make white kids feel bad? To make non-white kids feel good?’
Perhaps it’s to explain to white elementary school students why they were banned from after-school tutoring for being the “wrong” color?
Or is it to “fight racism”—the racism of a nation that’s elected a black president named Barack Hussein Obama.