ACLU’s “Road Map For Living While Black on Campus” Lacks Trauma-Informed Approaches

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Why It’s Bad Advice and Inconsiderate

Would you ask a traumatized female rape victim raped by a man to go out and advocate for herself and to teach other men how not to rape women? Would you ask her to go to her rapists to help her get laws changed to help other victims? Likely not. Sounds stupid, right?

More Questions Than Rational Answers

Why would the ACLU suggest to young Black students trying to survive on campus all alone without parental supports oftentimes they need to find plea with White allies on campus to help them, instead empowering Black students and Black student groups on campus to address racism boldly with or without allies? After all, allies are notorious for being fair weather and being AWOL other times.

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