A trio of students at SUNY Binghamton have created a course for resident advisors called “#StopWhitePeople2K16” that is supposed to “help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within”. The full description can be found in the Binghamton Review‘s Facebook post from Monday, August 22nd, below.
Binghamton is a school that, according to this commenter’s anecdote, has faculty who subscribe to a very biased definition of racism…
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Most of the other comments question the authenticity of the course, suggesting maybe it’s a joke or satire, but The Binghamton Review assured everyone it’s real and it’s not so spectacular.
To borrow and tweak a line from Dan Patrick, you can’t stop white people, you can only hope to contain them.
This class reminds me of that movie Dear White People, which came out in 2014 and will be a TV series on Netflix in 2017.
And that movie / TV series reminds me of hanging out on the beach with my dad who was eavesdropping on some basic betches rattling off “Dear ___” quips. “Dear Hot Guy At Bar Last Night”, “Dear Creeper Who Won’t Stop Staring”, etc. To which my father replied with “Dear Girls, STFU”. Miss ya, Dad!