UMD yanks support of Un-Fair anti-racism campaign

Claiming the cause is "divisive," the University of Minnesota Duluth said Saturday that it will no longer support the city's controversial Unfair Campaign because of a recent public service announcement's focus on white privilege. In the PSA, whites say society is set up for them and they don't have to endure things like being followed in stores or pulled over unjustly.
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Claiming the cause is "divisive," the University of Minnesota Duluth said Saturday that it will no longer support the city's controversial Unfair Campaign because of a recent public service announcement's focus on white privilege. In the PSA, whites say society is set up for them and they don't have to endure things like being followed in stores or pulled over unjustly.

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