Ryerson University, a state funded university in Canada, recently hosted a multi-day “White Privilege Conference“. What was the purpose of this state funded conference? According to Dr. Denise O’neil Green, the Vice-President of Equity and Community Inclusion, the goal of the conference was to:
“…bring a myriad of voices to the table so that we can have honest conversations and overcome these obstacles together. This is an inclusive event rooted in the desire to uplift people from all walks of life, and we welcome diverse perspectives so that our solutions are representative of our society…”
So what kind of curriculum were Canadian tax dollars being spent on? In addition to an “Aboriginal Art Tour”, an “Indigenous Walking Tour”, and a Youth Program designed to teach students in grades 6 through 12 how to “dismantle white supremacy, white privilege and other forms of oppression in their communities”, the conference also consisted of multiple lectures and breakout sessions with titles like “Combating Systemic Racism in School Mathematics” and “White People: From Origins in North America to a Global Norm”. One of the keynote speakers at this conference was Rinaldo Walcott, who is the Director of the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. When we saw he was a featured speaker we thought his name was familiar. It turns out he is the same professor who said that free speech and academic freedom are “white supremacist speech”. We shared this screenshot of his tweet shortly after he appeared on a televised panel discussing the “Jordan Peterson Incident” at Wilfrid Laurier University.
According to this University of Toronto professor, free speech and academic freedom are "white supremacist speech". Educators like this are why we are losing an entire generation to social justice extremism. pic.twitter.com/Ze2UHlncN2
— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) December 9, 2017
Here are a few other tweets from him with that same theme:
The university is a central pillar of white supremacy. It has to be destroyed like all white supremacist institutions simultaneously.
— BlackLikeWho (@blacklikewho) June 4, 2016
End the damn myth universities are not sanctuaries of free ideas. They are sites of white supremacist logics that allow some small diffs. https://t.co/1DokXZCmXR
— BlackLikeWho (@blacklikewho) October 31, 2017
The university has never been a neutral space. it sits at the apex of white supremacist reproduction. remember that
— BlackLikeWho (@blacklikewho) February 22, 2015
The great irony is that this Professor who claims that “universities are white supremacists institutions” is giving a keynote speech at a multi-day “White Privilege Conference” at a state funded university. Walcott is just one of many Professors who use their position and influence in academia to advance an ideology that only views the world through the lens of “victim vs. oppressor”, and like many other far-left Professors, the criteria he uses to define “white supremacy” appears to get broader by the day.
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