Is Academia Creating Fake Racism?

When you see their efforts to measure racial attitudes on campus, you might wonder.
For example, take the latest attempt to do so at the University of Washington. “For this study, the team, with the help of focus groups of students of color from three universities, devised the Cultural Cognitions and Actions Survey (CCAS) and administered it to a small group of students — 33 black, 118 white — at a large public university in the Midwest,” Kim Eckart explained in a news release from the University of Washington. “The 56-item questionnaire asks the white respondent to imagine him- or herself in five different everyday scenarios involving interactions with black people, such as talking about current events, attending a diversity workshop, or listening to music.”
Only in academia would “attending a diversity workshop” be considered an “everyday scenario.” “In the ‘current events’ scenario — the one that yielded the highest percentage

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