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New Pomona College whites-only club aims to ‘own racism,’ ‘deconstruct Whiteness
On Halloween a new club formed at Pomona College, one whose purpose is to help white students “own” their racism, “deconstruct” their Whiteness, and assist them in “dismantling White Supremacy.”
The Claremont Independentreports an ad for the group reads “White people at the 5C’s: we’re all racist. we’re all microaggressive. e are all not only complicit in, but actively perpetuating white supremacy.”
Dubbed “We’ve Got Work To Do: White People for Deconstructing Whiteness,” the club adds that “Pretending that we are not racist and hoping that no one will discover our racism really doesn’t cut it. e need to ACTIVELY be doing work to deconstruct our whiteness (and holding our peers accountable in doing the same).”
Pomona is one of the five Claremont Colleges in southern California.