Check Your White Privilege at the Quad

On the off chance that you suffer from melanin deficiency and you attend the University of Vermont* and you aren’t quite feeling guilty enough, the school has got you covered like white on rice:

“Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.”

According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.”

The self-identifying white students also tackled tough questions such as “What does it mean to be white?” and “How does whiteness impact you?”

The university website features testimonials from past attendees of the retreat, who praised the way the event was a “safe space.”

These are Heinlein’s Crazy Years — we just live in them.

*On reflection, it seems likely that “University of Vermont Students” is a Venn circle wholly surrounded by the larger Venn circle of “Melanin Deficient People.”