By: Emma Parker
Resident Assistants at University of California Davis were taught how to “disrupt racism and white supremacy” during mandatory segregated trainings, according to internal documents obtained exclusively by Young America’s Foundation.
“Racism is still prevalent and deeply ingrained in the fabric of our country,” one of the documents states. RAs were forced to answer how they have “navigated the Black Lives Matter movement in light of the continual murder of Black Folx [sic]at the hands of police,” in addition to choosing a song that “sparks” their “confidence to engaged in social justice.”
YAF obtained these internal documents and training materials from their summer sessions through a Freedom of Information Act request.
In every segregated group, leaders were told to ask students, “what about your identity do you take pride in?” Only in the “Critical Whiteness” group were leaders specifically advised to NOT ask them this question, signaling that white people should be ashamed of being white.
The schedule advised leaders that “student staff should only participate in an affinity group if they hold that identity. These groups are not for those wanting to learn about that identity or to explore curiosity in that identity.”
As Young America’s Foundation previously reported, students were segregated into 11 “affinity groups” including LGBTQIA+, QTPOC (queer and trans people of color), Trans, Non-Binary/ GNC, Women of Color, Men of Color, Black/ AAAD, Latinx/Chinanx, A, AAPC, and Critical Whiteness.
In their meeting notes, university leaders were clearly questioning if segregated groups should be required saying, “in our discussion this afternoon we will talk about if affinity groups should be optional for people to opt into.”
RAs should be trained in useful scenarios that will be needed by their students such as how to register for classes, how to help with roommate disagreements, or how to handle intoxicated students. Instead, the RAs are taking classes in social justice, meditation, and diversity and inclusion.
Students are expected to be cheerleaders for Black Lives Matter, an organization with the expressed purpose of destroying the nuclear family.
UC Davis believes that they are catering to make a “safe space” for students and helping to get rid of “systemic racism” when they are doing just the opposite. Under the guise of “inclusion” the Left at universities is indoctrinating students and promoting segregation–and they must be held accountable.
Emma Parker is a National Journalism Center summer intern and a student at Christopher Newport University.