One of the oldest and most respected colleges, Magdalen, at Oxford, Britain's oldest university has become the first to introduce the currenly fashinable idiocy from Ameroca's west coast, compulsory racial awareness classes to ensure ethnic minorities are not offended by anything, ever.
Magdalen College students have voted to require all first-years to attend sessions which will cover racism, ‘institutional racism’, ‘cultural appropriation,’ and implicit bias.
According to a report in The Telegraph, students will learn about how to "participate effectively in fighting racism for both BME [Black and Minority Ethnic] and non-BME students". Well, we supose expecting such morons to lean anything useful is just unreasonable
Farheen Ahmed, Oxford Student Union’s Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunities, said she welcomed the move as "an important part of bringing the conversation about race and ethnicity into the wider consciousness". Well yes, that's very nice fereed, but WTF are you studying that involves the conversation about race and ethnicity? Or do you plan to get your degree in Politically Correct bullshite and take a job in some QUANGO where being from a minority counts for far more than abilty to contribute anything.
The student paper Cherwell notes: "The University is becoming increasingly aware of the need to prioritise student voices on issues of race, as seen in the establishment of various groups to handle such concerns".
Implicit bias, apparently, is when people are accidentally or unknowingly discriminatory or racist to minority groups, or when they are influenced by stereotypes. Cultural appropriation is the adoption of the customs, practices, or ideas of a culture, which is not said to be authentic or sensitive enough to minority groups. OK, so blacks will abandon cutlery and crockery and eat food with their fingers from banana leaves? All ethnic minorities will eschew electrical goods, vehicular transport, modern heating and plumbing and western style clothing and these all belong to European and north American culture. Oh sorry I forgot, they're students and therefore far too stupid and sheep like to have thought that through.
In some of last year's more idiotic examples of student intelligence fails, Magdalen College was criticised for a 1920s-themed ball after complaints that it could cause offense to female and ethnic minority students on the basis that "people of colour and women were entirely absent from college spaces" during the time period.
Oxford’s Lincoln college was accused of "cultural appropriation" over its New Orleans-themed ball, with students claiming it promotes "nostalgia for an era steeped in racism."
Oxford students voted to create a "Class Liberation Officer" to protect the working classes from “microaggressions” such as being called a "chav".
Obviously Magdelen is determined to preserve its reputation for elitism, the offsping of working class families would never put up with this kind of bullshit.