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Black Man to Lose Scholarship For Refusing Racist Assignment

"Timothy McNair is a graduate student of opera at Northwestern University’s famed Bienen School of Music. McNair is at the school on a full scholarship, but the 25-year-old is standing up to his school after his professor, Donald Nally, gave him an assignment to perform a song created by a racist American poet named Walt Whitman. McNair asked his instructor if he could be assigned to perform the work of other artists but Nally denied him the opportunity and told him if he didn’t turn in all of his completed work by Friday, May 17th he’d receive a failing grade. McNair refused.

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need help confronting white privilege at a business in Taiwan

Hello everyone :)  Sorry for the typos in punctuation and grammar in this post; I just needed to get this off my chest as soon as possible, and will edit this properly as soon as I can.

I am currently living in Taipei, Taiwan, and I am attending a hot yoga studio run by a white American male and his Chinese wife.  My concern is that the studio fosters a social atmosphere that unknowingly re-creates white privilege at the cost of dividing the Chinese student population along gender lines.  Putting aside this social ignorance, I otherwise belief the studio is an effective business and school, and I desire to continue attending it for health reasons.

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