Wheaton College promotes 'Anti-Racism' by 'interrogation'
Wheaton College in Massachusetts has an entire section of its website dedicated to becoming anti-racist.
The website includes various resources and recommended practices of “interrogating.”
Wheaton College in Massachusetts has an entire section of its website dedicated to becoming anti-racist. The page offers resources and recommended practices to do so and is “meant to engage all educators in the college campus.”
“Becoming an anti-racist means having an anti-racist agenda,” reads the school page.
Various recommended practices include an aspect of “interrogation.” One step encourages educators to “Interrogate your position” which begins with “understanding white privilege” and "engaging with Critical Race Theory."
Another recommended practice is “interrogating your expectations of the ‘ideal’ student.”
The section explains, “Racism is often embedded when we make assumptions about what students should be like, what they should know before your class begins, what comportment they should enact in their meeting with you, and notions about their capacities to self-discipline.”
One practice asks educators to "Interrogate the Content in Your Course, Advising, or Training Programs.”
This section explains that the core of discipline, best practices, and sense of organizational schema must be interrogated, since they “likely carry legacies of racism and colonialism.” The school does not provide specific examples.
The website also references “The Racial Healing Handbook” by Anneliese A. Singh, that suggests White people should take responsibility for “power and privilege.” It also addresses minorities becoming anti-racist, asking them to recognize “there are important class differences between people of color."
Campus Reform reached out to Wheaton College for a statement but did not hear back in time for publication.
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