Two professors at the University of Northern Iowa have theorized that being civil in college classrooms is a form of racism and that such behavior reinforces “white racial power.”
The two also claim that attempting to “treat everyone the same” is a way to “erase racial identity.” They call this Caucasian dysfunction, “whiteness informed civility,” which according to the professors is also a form of racism.
The bottom line appears, at least to these two, to be that being uncivil to persons of color is racist, and being civil is also.
So what is a white college student to do? By the way – both these professors appear to be white.
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