College is supposed to be an institution of instruction. For those who attend California State University, Fullerton, the plastered anti racism poster can illuminate the way.
If you're not sorting people into identities, the school is clear that you've not been following the wrong rules.
Through social networks, a student, Noelle Fitchett, recently revealed a poster that was allegedly hanging in her chemistry lab.
“CHEMISTRY LAB,” she repeated in all caps.
The poster promotes an improvement in “equitable learning,” which includes the CSUF's “particular” racial “emphasis”:
“Establish a campus community which is dedicated to achieving fair results for every student, and with special focus on assessing and encouraging closing the gap in opportunity for students who are from historically marginalized groups. Make sure that faculty are equipped with the necessary equipment and knowledge to support equitable learning.”
Particularly in focus: the Black as well as American Indian attendees…
The institution should intensify efforts to effectively recruit and retain students who come from marginalized communities, with particular focus on African-Americans and Black/African Americans. Indian/Native Americans.
The college aims to stop the discrimination of people based on race. So it will “radiate…inclusion”:
“Increase the impact of our HSI Designation and radiate an Inclusion Identity – Make sure that our image as a multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural institution and is determined to create a world that is free of bias and racism is clearly stated and is accessible to all at all levels, both internal as well as external. This is a requirement for our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and our ability to be designated to be an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).”
Beyond that, Cal State Fullerton will ensure that students from “underrepresented racial and ethnic communities” enroll in school. In addition, it will instruct every student to “recognize and call out structural racism.”
Finally, the school pledges that it will “create an antiracist community,” that is that the school will promote race.
As said at CNN, “antiracism” is a means of reducing microaggressions, such as:
“I'm colorblind; I don't care if you're white, black, yellow, green or purple.”
Evidently, CSUF is so concerned that it has, reportedly, placed posters all over campus, encouraging everyone to look at each other according to race.
The school also repeats the points of the poster's on their site.
On the same page, the author claims that last year has been a terrible one for white supremacist.
“This year's events have unveiled layers of injustice, the systemic biases, inequities and racism that are everyday experience of a lot of our students and colleagues. As Americans, we've been awoken to the problem of racism in our society -including police violence and assaults on peaceful protestors, all the way to the white nationalist uprising at our Capitol. It was all part of the global pandemic, which did not just disproportionately affect people of Black and Brown communities, but also sparked violent and anti-Asian hatred. These events demand that we increase and speed up our efforts to end structural oppression and disrupt patterns of personal and collective behavior in and around our country.”
“First,” the university insists, “we must complete this work at home.”
In terms of the issue of structural racism, there is an odd aspect: Institutions have in recent times, blatantly stated that racism is embedded in America's institutions. However, they appear to not be able to reveal the root of the problem. If they only revealed the problem, it could be eliminated immediately.
Instead of a one-time extraction, Cal State Fullerton will continue to pursue antiracism as well as LGBTQ+ promotion:
“In order to be an active, inclusive, fair and anti-racist college it is essential to engage in transformative work of intersectional work with between and among the diverse communities that are often pushed to the fringes in our culture. It is impossible to separate the discussion between justice for racial minorities in addition to justice and equality for the marginalized communities… We must instead take a step back, look at and consider the historical connections between racial justice and other human rights-related movements, including immigrants and LGBTQ+ movements.”
To achieve this goal, the school is expected to “embed anti-racist and non-discriminatory behaviors and structures within the core of the [school] experience.”
Does highlighting differences eradicate discrimination? If yes, what exciting victory that would be.
As of now, it appears, CSUF students can look at anti-racist chemical research.
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