University Event Aims to Combat ‘Christian Privilege’

University Event Aims to Combat ‘Christian Privilege’ April 4, 2018


George Washington University recently announced it will host a training session for students and faculty about Christian privilege. And when I say “about,” I actually mean “against.”

“Privilege,” you see is a word that used to describe something that people actually wanted, and now it’s a code word liberals use as a weapon against their perceived political enemies.  Here’s the way GWU described their April 5th diversity workshop titled, ““Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!””  They said they believe white Christians  “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country,” and they are fed up with it.

The class will teach that Christians have easier lives than non-Christians, because they have “built-in advantages.”  The College Fix has the details:

The “Christian Privilege” workshop is one of 15 “free training opportunities” offered through the center to “equip students and staff with the necessary skills to promote diversity and inclusion in the different environments,” according to its website.

Other workshops offered through the center focus on “heteroesexual privilege,” “cisgender privilege,” “abled-bodied privilege,” “socio-economic privilege,” “unconscious bias,” and more.

Wow.  So much privilege, so little time to combat it!

By the end of the training, the organizers want participants to be able to name “at least three examples of Christian privilege” and “at least three ways to be an ally with a non-Christian person,” the website states.

Organizers also want the participants to be able to describe words like: “privilege, Christian privilege, denial, quality, equity, Christianity, bias, unconscious bias, micro-aggression, ally,” the website states.

The workshop will last 90 minutes and will feature a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A.

It will be hosted by Timothy Kane, the interim associate director for inclusion initiatives at George Washington University, according to his biography page. As interim associate director, Kane works to expand the diversity and inclusion efforts at GWU, specifically the LGBT community. He did not respond Monday to a request for comment.

Here’s a serious question: do liberals ever actually have privilege, or are only conservatives afflicted with this malady?  Isn’t that — in and of itself — a sort of privilege?  GWU might want to add that category, “Liberal Anti-Privilege Privilege.”

I’m not holding my breath.

Image Credit: Blue Diamond Gallery

Hat Tip: The College Fix

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