Is there really such a thing as ‘white privilege’!? I have been white all my life and never knew I held a certain privilege due to my skin colour. Now, that I know that I have this privilege I am being criticized for having it! Hmm. Well, in my home state ‘A new course that will take place at Iowa State will discuss diversity, social justice and culture and how it all can be expressed through art.
This course, titled “Diversity in Art,” is a one-credit art course that will meet the U.S. Diversity requirement for students that need it.’
‘This discussion-based course will not have any artwork assignments. Students have to be willing to think, talk and challenge themselves in order to develop visual analysis skills.
“We are trying to do it from a lens of current events, but because of that, it also brings historical social structures that marginalize people,” said Nancy Gebhart, graduate student of education and graduate teaching assistant for the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. “We talk about white privilege and try to emphasize critical whiteness and how we represent art through storytelling. We also talk about how white people will profit off of the stories of marginalized people but didn’t really share that experience.”’ https://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/iowa-state-university-ames-community-new-class-course-diversity-in-art-artwork-artists-united-states-diversity-requirement-credit-social-jusitce-culture-protest/article_2ed460a8-5cd3-11ea-8fc9-efe1f69e7fc8.html
Do you really think the students will be better prepared for the real world after taking this course? I suggest they read Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation sometime during this course!