Segregation is all the rage at American universities these days.
Now, we have the University of San Francisco holding a blacks-only orientation designed by and for black students. The College Fix reports:
The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation.
The day-long event–billed as having been “designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the USF Black Experience” – will “address the specific and particular needs of African American/Black students at USF,” according to the school’s website.
There will be workshops to help black students plan for their next four years and how to build community, which apparently starts by excluding non-blacks.
When The College Fix reached out to the school’s orientation assistant director to see if there were other race-specific orientations, they were told, “Not that I know of.”
The leader of the orientation is psychology assistant professor Dr. Ja’Nina Garrett-Walker, whose expertise lies in “identity development for Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents and emerging adults.” The professor has previously launched a campus-wide “Check Your Privilege” campaign. A series of posters were released alongside the program and posted around campus. According to the posters, only straight, white male Christians need to check their privilege. Here are two of them:
Garrett-Walker did not respond to The College Fix about why the university is offering an orientation that excludes others.