The student, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of academic repercussions, also supplied a cover letter and a document from the whites-only training titled “Common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people.” 

White people, the lengthy document declared, do “not notice the daily indignities that people of color experience;” rather, they “deny them and rationalize them away with PLEs (perfectly logical explanations.” Worse, those logic-addled white folks “believe they have ‘earned’ what they have, rather than acknowledge the extensive white privilege and unearned advantages they receive,” and are secretly terrified of being “found out” as racists.



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