White student turned away from ‘Stop White People’ multicultural luncheon
A white student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst who recently attempted to attend a “Stop White People” multicultural campus luncheon was essentially turned away when he arrived.
The student had tried to attend the event at the request of The College Fix, which sought to ascertain the type of ways in which students might “stop white people,” and from doing what, exactly.
“Come join fellow students of color at MOBs first #StopWhitePeople2k16 Luncheon at 11 a.m. in the CEPA office,” was the way in which the Nov. 4 event was advertised on various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
MOB, which stands for Multicultural Organizing Bureau and uses the nickname “MOBsters," describes itself on its Facebook page as “a core team of the Center for Education, Policy, and Advocacy primarily focused on issues of diversity and inclusion with an emphasis on the intersectionality of systemic violence.”
“We would like the administration of UMass Amherst to recruit and retain more students of color while simultaneously committing to real and lasting change in the way the university treats marginalized students,” the description adds. “We would like the students of UMass to have a greater awareness of the ways in which racism and other forms of oppression are perpetuated both by individuals and institutions.”
Members of MOB did not respond to an emailed request for comment by The College Fix. A campus spokesman said Thursday he would look into the situation but has yet to respond to follow-up emails.