As part of a training for Residential Assistants for the new school term, racism has already gotten into full swing, with the announcement of a session called #StopWhitePeople2k16.
New York’s high-ranking public college, Binghamton University, is being called out for a section of their residential assistant training material that has just come to light.
The university’s conservative student news publication, Binghamton Review, has publicized the announcement of the training. Howard Hecht, writing for the paper, said:
“The terrifying implication here is not that students on campus think it is appropriate to call an event by that name, but that the university seems to endorse it as a proper part of a RA training.
Residential Assistants, which are undoubtedly some of the most important members of the campus community, must naturally go through a period of training prior to presiding over dorms. These people should be sensitive to the issues of their residents, and to be prejudiced against someone on the basis of his or her skin color would seem, just like the hashtag itself, petty.”
Hecht concluded, “Hopefully, Binghamton University will reexamine its RA training to prevent events like “#StopWhitePeople2K16” from promoting prejudices. It would not surprise us, however, if both the event and this article are both completely ignored by the university.”
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