Colleges Weigh-In on Un-Fair Campaign

By KBJR News 1

Colleges Weigh-In on Un-Fair Campaign

April 24, 2012 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Un-Fair Campaign is spreading its reach into different parts of our community.

Campaign organizers along with representatives of several Twin Ports Colleges held their first roundtable discussion Tuesday night.

Discussion centered on how each organization is working to spread awareness of White privilege and racism. The campaign, underway since last fall, has sparked controversy and educators are hoping it will continue to create talk.

"[We can] look at positive ways we can challenge the ideals of our students as they go through our institutions and educational facilities. They learn to be better citizens, stronger citizens and be willing and able to challenge biases and stereotypes that leaves barriers in the way," said Carl Crawford, the coordinator of Intercultural Center.

Lake Superior College, UMD and UWS were included in tonight's roundtable.

More Un-Fair Campaign Events

April 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Teatro Zuccone in the Zeitgeist Arts Building
Let’s Keep Talking: A Readers Theatre Experience

The Un-Fair Campaign has received hundreds of emails in the last two months. This interactive experience will showcase 30 of these emails, pro and con, to get a flavor of what our community is saying about white privilege.

No names will be used and no racist, offensive comments will be read. Professor Scherrie Foster, who teaches Cross Cultural Communication at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and is also a communication consultant, will facilitate an audience discussion on the different perceptions and worldviews expressed in the messages.