Delaware Starts Removing Materials from Web Site

November 1, 2007

The University of Delaware has removed its “Whole New World” training materials from its website—the materials that included the teachings about racism which we mentioned in our letter and press release about the case, and which have been roundly criticized by multiple bloggers (here’s one among many).  The materials used to be here.  
For the record, they were titled:

  • Confessions of Donna (actually the title is “Confessions of a Recovering Racist”) – still in Google cache
  • Culture of White Supremacy – still online in almost identical form, for example, here
  • Detour Spotting for White Anti Racists – still online at, for example, the University of Iowa’s Women’s Resource and Action Center, part of the school’s Division of Student Services
  • Peggy McIntosh (the title is “Daily effects of white privilege”) – you can find these “effects” listed by Case Western Reserve University’s Faculty Diversity Office
  • White Racial Identity (the full title is “White Racial Identity and Anti-Racist Education: A Catalyst for Change) – still in Google cache

If there’s nothing wrong with these materials, why were they removed?

Schools:  University of Delaware

Cases:  University of Delaware: Students Required to Undergo Ideological Reeducation