Students Forced to Answer “How They Have Benefited From White Privilege”

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According to Fox news

Students at a top Chicagoland Jesuit college preparatory school were forced to answer questions about how they have benefitted from White privilege and how they “wield this privilege.”

Juniors in Peter Jansen’s ethics class at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, were required to answer the following questions viewed by Fox News.

1) How do you benefit from white privilege, and how have you held onto that benefit (despite knowing the harm it does)?

2) What have you learned about the ways you have specifically wield[ed] this privilege that do harm (whether you intend to or not)? Dig deep. No sugar coating and no focusing on the good you have done with your privilege. Remember this isn’t about being self-congratulatory, it’s about pulling out white supremacy.

3) What have you learned about your white privilege that makes you uncomfortable?

The assignment told students of color to focus on the privileges they have, and to reflect in other ways if they cannot answer the questions.

“There are a lot of students who feel super uncomfortable doing this [assignment] because they don’t agree with white privilege and the ideology behind it,” said Hannah Brennan, a student in Jansen’s class.

“It reminds me of China with the reeducation camps,” she added. “It feels like they’re very much pushing their opinions as facts and teaching opinions as facts. And it’s very manipulative.”

A second assignment, completed out loud during a lecture in Scott Myslinski’s class, gave students a chart with the words “warmth” on the Y-axis and “competence” on the X-axis and asked them to rate different groups including Asians, Hispanics, Jews, gay men, transgender people and others. After the graph was completed, the students were asked to use four words (pity, admiration, competence and envy) to describe the groups.

However, another student, who asked to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, noted that ethics and sociology classes at the school are “very left-leaning” and that one exam being administered this week teaches kids there are 72 different genders.

A second student speaking on the condition of anonymity told Fox News that it’s “shamed upon to be a conservative.”

Some students, including Brennan, recently tried to start a chapter of Turning Point USA, an organization that advocates conservative narratives on school campuses, but were told by student activities group leaders Melissa Krein and Noah Hartman that they were not allowed to do so because the group is “anti-Semitic and racist.”

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