“Am I racist because I’m white?”: Lack of viewpoint diversity silences students on college campuses

Academic, Culture, Education, News Writing

In a graduate level course at the University of Denver, I was told that I am racist because I am white.

“People are racist or sexist because they have power,” said the professor, who shall remain nameless. “A black man can’t be racist because he has no power, but he can be sexist. And white people are racist because – whether they have personally been racist themselves or not – they benefit from white privilege.”