Rex Murphy addresses “Check Your Privilege ” more eloquently than I can ever hope to encapsulate!
It was called by some the ouroboros — a serpent that swallows its own tail. For some it was an early emblem of utter futility. And I think about it when I hear some of the strange, absurd and utterly self-contradictory reports from North American campuses, particularly those that come filed under the “anti-racism” banner.
[np_storybar title=”Check your privilege! Has social media’s favourite debate-stopper started to falter?” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/05/06/check-your-privilege-has-social-medias-favourite-debate-stopper-started-to-falter/”]Earlier this year, University of Ottawa students were invited to participate in an anti-racism exercise. The event, called In My Skin, had “racialized” students sit in one room to discuss their experiences with racism, and white students sit in another room to do the same. At a later time, the group merged.
The attempt to bring students together backfired and sparked cries of segregation and reverse racism. The event continued, but the Facebook invitation page was taken down, not before flooding with outraged…
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