(THE COLLEGE FIX) -- A university is refusing to respond to questions regarding a bizarre “whiteness” speaking engagement taking place on its campus, with the speaker also refusing to comment on just what the event will actually address.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst this week is hosting a talk by Em Rabelais, identified as a “health ethicist and health humanities scholar with a primary focus on decentering whiteness in bio/health ethics and health professions research, education, and practice.”
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Rabelais, who is a professor at the College of Nursing within the University of Illinois at Chicago, and who goes by “they/them” pronouns, is scheduled to speak at UMass tomorrow. The event is titled “Listening outside of whiteness: Make our bodies matter.”