Separate but Unequal


The Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color of South Puget Sound Community College not only did not invite any white colleagues to a scheduled happy hour meeting, they explicitly excluded them. "If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism, white supremacy, and white privilege to better our campus community and yourselves, please feel free to do just that," said an email sent by the group to college employees. After media picked up the story, the group canceled the meeting, and the school's dean of college relations called it a mistake. But Karama Blackhorn, program coordinator for the school's Diversity and Equity Center and co-author of the the invitation, says only that the email could have been worded better.