Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Censoring Caucasian College Clubs

The West Chester University (WCU) student body is 86% Caucasian, yet the campus majority is underrepresented in club formation opportunities granted the remaining minority population. According to the National Center of Educational Statistics (IES), as of 2009, there were 4,409 degree-granting institutions in the United States. Of those colleges and universities, it appears that practically none sponsored or supported campus-based white student unions.[more]

Apparently, simply inserting the word "white" in place of "black,""latino," "asian," or "gay" for the name of a student union is offensive. Frankly, I'm offended by the fact that so many people got upset at the idea of a "white" organization. Why shouldn't there be something specifically for "whites?" The argument that "white" is the majority doesn't cut it for me.

What would happen if a "white" man attempted to join a "black" organization, student union, etc.? Would he be denied admittance? If so, on what grounds? Also, how could they possibly argue that their denial was justified?

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