Events over the last 72 hours prove the following maxim: University corruption, like Count Dracula, flees before the sunlight of transparency.
Shortly after SeeThruEdu.com, along with other reform organizations, publicized Hamilton College’s race-segregated meetings, the College capitulated.
Saturday afternoon, SeeThruEdu.com published “Race-Based Segregation at Hamilton College.” Sunday night, as reported in Legalinsurrection.com, Hamilton backed down:
“The following email was sent out at 8:33 p.m. Sunday night (emphasis added):
Dear Hamilton Community Members:
Over the weekend, I have had a range of reactions to my invitation to the Real Talk Dialogue series – an idea that emerged from discussions with students. The goal was to facilitate dialogue across and within racial groups through a three-part series of incremental conversations. My intent was to be inclusive but my phrasing suggested otherwise. I think it is a good idea now to pause and reflect on how we structure conversations about race. As a result, I invite all interested members of the community to come to a re-envisioned dialogue this Thursday at 4:15 p.m. to address two central questions: What does a meaningful dialogue about race look like? How can we best structure such a dialogue? Together we can figure out how to proceed in ways that make clear the inclusiveness of our community and our collective commitment to equity, understanding and mutual respect.
Director, Diversity & Inclusion”