Southern University Launches ‘White Student Accountability Group’ – Opinion

You may need to take responsibility for your actions. The University of South Carolina created a new group to accomplish this goal.

Turning Point USA says it obtained an internal email from the school’s College of Social Work urging attendees to join the “White Student Accountability Group.”

The first meeting was to take place via Zoom on April 26th, and here’s how the event was promoted:

Three-fold purpose is the reason for this project:


  • Social work students need to recognize their responsibility and contribution in removing racism from our daily lives and practice.
  • Students should be encouraged to take control of their voices, privilege, and power to effect change in the classroom, their community, or their practice.
  • Support students to develop skills and host other groups within their peers or coworkers to grow the community committed to racial equality and justice

What if you’re Caucasian and not racist? What if you’re pale and not privileged? Perhaps the message is that you’re delusional. Perhaps the meeting will help you to be more aware of your whiteness.

TPUSA notes that U of SC has also been a leader in racial equality elsewhere. Its College of Education features a “solidarity” statement signed by 23 faculty members.


Schooling as an institution has for too long promoted anti-Blackness. We are disgusted at police violence and the history of Black people being murdered. In the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies, University of South Carolina, we reaffirm and renew our resolve to rectify this damage, as part of our leadership mission to promote anti-racism and equity and social justice.

SC decries George Floyd’s death:

The Student Personnel Association (SPA) President and other SPA leaders in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program declared in a statement that, “In our community and across the country, we demand justice for the death of George Floyd.” We want our students’ call to action to be the impetus for systemic change here at our institution, and all across the country…

The college hopes to “never forget George Floyd, Emmett Till, Breonna Taylor, Malice Wayne Green, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Laquan McDonald, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others no longer with us because of white supremacy and violence.”

The bottom line

As many of the faculty shared personally and on social media, “We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

They are for the white, tired and decrepitselves,The White Student Accountability Group is waiting.

And it’s not only available at the southern school.

Thanks to Campus Reform

At the University of California, San Diego, the “White Allyship, Action & Accountability initiative” purports to “holistically and comprehensively promote anti-racism by strengthening white ally engagement in efforts to mitigate bias and to deepen white ally involvement in educating on anti-racism and driving racial equity at UC San Diego.”

During the fall semester, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s College of Social Work promoted a “White Accountability Group” that provided “individuals with an environment and intention to authentically and critically engage in whiteness, white privilege, and hold each other accountable for change.” …

Loyola University Maryland, University of North Texas, and Dominican University also offer similar accountability groups.

A curious aspect of the development of such groups is the possibility that there would be less white racism. Yet — the best I can tell — the more white people agree that white people are racist, the more white people are said to be racist by those white people.

As I’ve posed before, if 100 people are in a room, and if 100 of those unite against the racism in the room…what racism is there to be fought?

If the more we create solutions, the worse the problem is said to be — requiring that even more solutions be created — then it looks as if our measures are doing more harm than good,

But perhaps I’m not properly processing it all.

Whatever the case, it appears America’s victory over white racism is far from being declared.



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