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Other than that, what can be said about the contents of the indoctrination? I think that “counter productive to the actual cause of diversity” would be an understatement.

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Dr Butler’s unilateral formulation of racism (“prejudice + power”) is logically and morally absurd, but it’s disturbingly common among those who work in the racial grievance industry. See links below for more:

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