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A public West Coast college has a message for minorities, and it sounds like a potential admission of guilt.
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has issued a guide to aid all students who aren’t Aryan. Courtesy of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center, “Coping with Racism & Discrimination” helps nonwhites navigate a perniciously pale planet.
The document pegs the problem for prominently-pigmented people:
Unfortunately, among students of color, the common stressors of the college experience are often compounded by the burden of race-related stress. Racism and discrimination continue to be a fact of life for many students of color on college campuses.
Periodic white violence persists, but other racism might fly under the radar:
At times, racism is overt, such as the use of racial slurs, graffiti, or even violence. However, it can also frequently arise in more subtle forms, such as stereotyping, assumptions, or exclusion. In any form, racism and discrimination add stress and challenges to the lives of students of color. Finding ways to cope and bringing concerns to the forefront are important steps in owning personal power.
CSUMB seeks to “to define race-related stress and the impact it can have on the academic and social success of students of color.” Moreover, it provides “tips on how to effectively cope with race-related stress and maximize one’s academic potential.”
A few effects of white wickedness:
- Muscle Tension
- Heart Disease
Advised avenues for making it through:
- Build a Support Network
- Utilize Your Belief System
- Develop a Positive Cultural Identity
- Affirm Yourself
- Practice Good Self-Care
- Challenge Negative Situations
The guide tells attendees to register racist aggression against them. The offered examples involve CSUMB’s own instructors:
Document acts of racism or intolerance. Don’t ignore or minimize your experiences, and think broadly about what could be an act of racism. It doesn’t have to be an overt act (e.g., professor consistently not calling on you or minimizing your contributions, curriculum racially biased, etc). Talk to someone you trust, and report it.
As for teachers “consistently not calling on” someone, do many students feel aggrieved when they aren’t singled out? Or is it a joy to not be put on the spot? Either way, the school seems to suggest it has possibly put klanspeople in charge of classrooms. And rather than conducting the appropriate investigation, it’s commissioning students to do the work — “We may have hired a bunch of white supremacists; it’s up to you to sniff them out.”
The message may not instill the greatest confidence in CSUMB or its staff.
Regardless, these are the days of racial reckoning. And white people aren’t getting a pass:
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Yale Medical School Welcomes Psychiatrist Who Dreams of ‘Unloading a Revolver Into the Head of Any White Person’
Could California State University Monterey Bay’s missive make pupils paranoid? The Personal Growth and Counseling Center appears to have considered it. In cases of misperceived slights, make no mistake — the incidents are still substantial. And that mammoth stress must still be managed:
It is important to understand that you can experience race-related stress even if you were mistaken that a racist act occurred. Race-related stress reactions only require that a person believes that they were the target of racism.
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