The College Fix thecollegefix.com 06 Jan, 2021 00:30 am

UF grad students host academic town hall open only to students of color

UF grad students host academic town hall open only to students of color
Only for those who identify as a BIPOC individuals.'

While we appreciate white students may want to join to learn more about the BIPOC perspective, we ask they respect this space as a chance for BIPOC students to come together as BIPOC.… We ask white students to respect that this is a space where BIPOC students can come together without the need to perform any emotional or mental labor to explain their experiences.MORE: University teaches white students how they oppress nonwhites The event was reportedly a precursor to forming the BIPOC Anthropology Group this spring 2021 semester, according to a social media post by grad student Isis Dwyer, an anthropology PhD student at the university who co-hosted the meeting.There have been no social media posts as of yet to indicate if white students may join that group once it’s officially formed.

co/QHUAE0zMJ4 — Isis Dwyer (@RumandResearch) December 17, 2020 Writing for YAF, Kara Zupkus argues that hosting a town hall that effectively bans white students from attending is an example of racism.p p Grad students with the University of Florida’s Anthropology Department hosted a meeting during the fall semester that was open only to students of color.

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