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Fury as woke Tufts University plots diversity events that’ll separate white staff from ones of color in ‘radical healing dialogue series’ that looks to ‘unpack whiteness’

  • One session in series, named Radical Healing, is meant to ‘create an important, safe space for staff and faculty at Tufts whose racial demographics are categorized as ‘BIPOC’ 
  • The university have also created a separate event which is specially ‘curated for white participants’ 
  • The decision to split the sessions’ participants by race caused outrage from the school community and beyond 

Tufts University has been slammed after launching diversity events that are set to separate black and ethnic minority staff from their white colleagues.

Despite aiming to understand a ‘cross-cultural dialogue,’ the Massachusetts university split up the two sessions – set to start on October 17 –  based on the race of attendees.   

One part of the series, named Radical Healing, is meant to ‘create an important, safe space for staff and faculty at Tufts whose racial demographics are categorized as ‘BIPOC.” 

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It’s a place where black, Indigenous and people of color can come together to discuss how marginalized and oppressed people should live ‘free of discrimination, racism, and oppression.’ 

And the free sessions are made specifically for people who find themselves being the ‘only or one of a few in predominately white spaces on campus.’ 

Tufts University have been slammed after launching a diversity event that's set to separate black and ethnic minority staff from white colleagues

Tufts University have been slammed after launching a diversity event that’s set to separate black and ethnic minority staff from white colleagues

Tufts University made clear that if you meet this criteria, then Radical Healing is an ‘invitation specifically for you.’ It also stressed that ‘all your identities’ are invited.  

While the advertisement does not explicitly say that white people cannot attend, the university has also created a separate event which is especially ‘curated for white participants.’ 

Called Unpacking Whiteness, the university says that it will be a space for people to practice ‘anti-racism’ and learn from the lived experiences of minorities in the US. 

And the discussions are created specifically for white people ‘holding spaces of privilege’.  

Rikki Morrow-Spitzer

Sara Niño

Sara Niño and Rikki Morrow-Spitzer are both the associate directors for diversity and inclusion education at Tufts University 

The decision to split the sessions’ participants by race has caused outrage from the school community and beyond.

One furious person wrote online: ‘This bull***t has got to stop, we simply have to stop tolerating this nonsense. Every single organization that tries this needs to be sued immediately.’

Another person, who says that they are a former student at Tufts, added: ‘As a once proud alumnus of Tufts, I am speechless that they are promoting SEGREGATION and RACE SHAMING. 

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‘I am cancelling my annual donation and urging fellow alumni to DEFUND Tufts University until they restore racial compassion and respect.’ 

A third outraged user said: ‘Separation of faculty based race for a safe space? That’s called discrimination! Ridiculous! Idiots in charge.’

And another called out the university for its ‘wokeness’: ‘Looks like Tufts doesn’t follow MLK’s vision of not seeing people through the color of their skin. 

‘What a horrible road to go down in the name of wokeness.’ 

Speaking to the university itself, one horrified user added: ‘Way to Go!! You are setting you campus, your faculty, and your students back years!! 

‘All the people who fought against segregation are rolling over in their graves now or are utterly ashamed!! You don’t go backwards! What you are doing is segregation! Gross.’ 

Tufts University and its directors of Diversity and Inclusion have been contacted for comment.   

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