“Challenging Racism: Why ‘Exceptional White People’ Are a Myth” – University’s Required DEI Seminar

The article reports on a mandatory class at the University of Wisconsin Law School that lectures on “whiteness” and criticizes “colorblindness” as racist. The program asserts that “there are no exceptional white people,” and imparts anti-racist workshops to white students. The course also teaches that “colorblindness” is a form of racism. The article mentions a controversial class that promotes questionable ideas about race and ethnicity, using literature to acquaint students with its imperatives. The article concludes by questioning whether the university would conduct the seminar if any other group replaced “white people.”