OU student says class teaches she can’t sing Rihanna songs because she is white
NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) — A respectful disagreement about gay marriage is one of many forms of “microagression”, according to an University of Oklahoma class assignment.
An OU student wrote to Fox News contributor Todd Starnesthat a human relations theory class she is forced to take teaches that, along with teaching her that she can’t sing certain songs because she’s white.
That student, who asked not to be identified, showed us two assignments, one was the assignment on microaggression. The other was a 100-item checklist to determine whether you were “privileged” or not.
“I was told as a white woman it’s insulting and a microaggression for me to cover or sing a Rihanna song because I’m not from Barbados… I was literally told to go sing the Star-Spangled Banner,” Starnes reported the student saying.
“They teach you that if you are not part of the minority you cannot be discriminated against,” she said. “A black person cannot be racist to a white person. A female cannot be sexist towards a man because men are the majority.”
Starnes published some of the checklist including:
- I am white.
- I have never been told I would “burn in hell” for my sexual orientation.
- I still identify as the gender I was born in.
- I work in a salaried job.
- I have never done my taxes myself.
- I have had an unpaid internship.
- I don’t know what “Sallie Mae” is.
- I have frequent flier miles.
- I spend Spring Breaks abroad.
- My parents are heterosexual.
- I can afford a therapist.
- I’ve used prescription drugs recreationally.
- I have never been called a terrorist.
- I have never questioned any of my identities.
- I had a car in high school.
- I’ve always had cable.
“The university is currently looking into this situation
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