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on March 12, 2018 in World News

Backlash over ‘Privilege Awareness’ Campaigns at Canadian Schools

by Virginia Hale Two educational institutions in Canada have come under fire after launching campaigns asking white people to ‘check their privilege’. Flyers put up at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) last week featured a checklist of attributes including “Christian”, “white”, “male”, and “cisgender” — a word coined by gender activists to describe people who do not want to change sex. Membership of these groups grants “unearned access to social power”, according to the posters, which were urging students to attend ‘social justice’ workshops on issues such as “gender identity”. The flyers disappeared within days of...

by Virginia Hale Two educational institutions in Canada have come under fire after launching campaigns asking white people to ‘check their privilege’. Flyers put up at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) last week featured a checklist...

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