NEW YORK––White students at The State University of New York at Binghamton, also known Binghamton University, are hot and bothered over a new training course for residential assistants.
The training workshop––#StopWhitePeople2k16––was revealed on August 24th when Resident Advisors received their training schedules.
The workshop description states:
“The premise of this session is to help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within. Learning about these topics is a good first step, but when you’re encountered with “good” arguments from uneducated people, how do you respond? This open discussion will give attendees the tools to do so, and hopefully expand upon what they already know.”
White students at SUNY Binghamton, however, are bothered and upset about #StopWhitePeople2k16 and have deemed it “disturbing” and “counterproductive.” They are appalled that the university has allowed this course to exist.
We at The Burning Spear, are not sure why there is such a huge upset!
The workshop description is laughable at best and is mainly concerned with offering residential assistants tools to win a debate or argument in support of the concept of white privilege.
On top of that, how can a workshop speak on stopping white people without ever mentioning the urgent need to overturn parasitic capitalism, colonialism and imperialism, and spread African Internationalism? How? How, Sway?
This training session did not offer up any real solutions to actually stop the historic complicity and violence carried out by white people against African and other oppressed peoples in unity with imperialist white power.