George Washington University will host a “Christian Privilege” event this week to discuss how 71% of Americans apparently have it “easier” than non-Christians.
“Let’s reflect upon ways we can live up to our personal and national values that make room for all religious and secular identities on an equal playing field,” the workshop notice reads.
More specifically, the event looks to define “white privilege” in a way that, it would appear, pits white Christians against everyone else.
The Corcoran Gallery and School of Art on the campus of GW University. (Wikimedia Commons)
“Participants will be able to list at least three ways to be an ally with a non-Christian person,” the syllabus adds, prompting an onslaught of online backlash.
“Just when we thought the idea of ‘white privilege’ was stupid enough …” one Twitter user responded. “This is just sick!”
And, finally: “I don’t understand why we can’t just look at issues, talk about them and try to resolve them instead of throwing an entire group of people under a bus.”
The, uh, “bus” driver is Timothy Kane, the interim associate director for inclusion initiatives at George Washington. According to his bio, Kane’s duties include ensuring “all types of diversity at (George Washington) are celebrated and meant to feel included in campus culture and student life.”
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