This sounds like something straight out of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book.


Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

App State dorm bulletin board shames ‘privileged’ students

A bulletin board hung by a resident assistant in a primarily freshmen and sophomore dorm shames those who are have white, male, Christian, able-bodied, heterosexual, or cisgendered “privilege.”

“Why can’t I hold all this male privilege,” reads one meme on the bulletin board hanging at Appalachian State University.

“‘I don’t see color’ which also means I deny having white privilege,” reads another flier on the red board adorned with colorful puzzle pieces.

The fliers are products of the “Check Your Privilege” campaign started by three University of San Francisco professors, as previously reported by Campus Reform.

“If you can expect time off from work to celebrate your religious holidays, you have Christian privilege,” one flier reads.

According to Laurel Littler, a junior commercial photography major at Appalachian State, the bulletin board was approved and put up by the hall’s RA.

“A residential hall is the last place to push an agenda,” Littler told Campus Reform. “When I come home, I want to feel accepted, not outcasted for something I can’t help. I can’t help that I’m Caucasian. Will they be happy if I change the color of my skin so I don’t have my ‘white privilege’ anymore? I want to be comfortable in my own skin. You can’t preach equality if you aren’t willing to let a people group feel accepted as they are.”

Littler said that since college is supposed to be a “marketplace of ideas,” college students should not only have the freedom to state opinions but also the freedom to challenge the ideas of others.

“A person has to use common sense and sensitivity to a person’s background when addressing issues,” she said.