Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke at Ohio University this month in a speech titled, "Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules about Race." The point of her talk was to discuss the many times during her life where she "unfortunately" benefited from "white privilege."
During her talk, Professor Agiro said,"We live in a world that legitimizes the white voice."
This race-baiting pseudo-apologist is either a disgrace to higher education or a blithering idiot. Either way, she is demonzing an entire race for a perceived injustice of generations past as if the current generation was intrinsic in the act.
All learned voices - be they from experience and practical application or honestly acquired book knowledge - are "legitimate." To float the hateful narrative that because of someone's race their voice can be de-legitimized - as Agiro is intimating - is racist at its root.
My generation (I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s) grew up being taught that one did not judge people based on skin color, religion, or gender, instead, we were taught to measure a person's character by their actions and the content of their character. I don't see race...but I can identify and assh*le from a thousand miles away and I identify the whole of the race-baiting class - including Prof. Agiro - as such.