UMD NEWS Antiracist Author to Speak at UMD
One of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, and one of Utne Reader's 25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World in 2010, will speak on the University of Minnesota... Posted on 2/16/12 at 9:18 AM
With regard to the Un-Fair Campaign, when I as a person with white skin can check a box on an application for a scholarship, job, college acceptance, etc., and that check gives me a better chance of getting the position/grant because of said white skin, I will then say I have an advantage in life over those of other races.
I was first made aware Duluthians are racist in the 1960s when I also was introduced to the concept of white privilege. Right up to the Jan. 24 story, “Coalition launches anti-racism campaign,” I was reminded Duluthians continue to be racist.
A campaign designed to bring people together and inspire a community discussion about the effects of racism has produced some strong reactions in the Twin Ports and beyond — including what Mayor Don Ness called "threats" and "hateful messages" from around the world.
The Un-Fair Campaign to raise awareness about the effects of discrimination in Duluth “operates on a shoestring,” said Ellen O’Neill, executive director of the YWCA and a designated spokeswoman for the group.
“White supremacists from all over the world are sending me threats," Duluth Mayor Don Ness wrote at Facebook, the apparent result of an anti-racism campaign he helped launch last week. The campaign can take advantage of the attention to educate.
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