Come for the research stay for the reprimand?
Washington State University (WSU) has a responsibility to share its important research with the public So when WSU offers a seminar on farmer's markets and food charity, you could reasonably expect to hear data on how to do it better, more effectively, and with greater benefits to farmers and consumers.
Twisting The Message
But WSU is a major university, many of which are hotbeds for growing, nurturing, and exporting "Wokeness" and criticism of "Whiteness and White Privilege." Where wokeness" grows, conventional common sense retreats, and feelings overtake logic & data. The next thing you know you are hearing an hour-long presentation on “Examining Whiteness in Food Systems” (really?) and how “white supremacy culture” creates food insecurity by centering whiteness across the food system. C'mon man!
History - Washington State University (WSU) is a land grant university. Abe Lincoln originally signed off on federally controlled land being sold to establish and endow institutions with the mission of education, research, and bringing the benefits of that research to the people
Deliver What You're Tasked To Deliver
"The outreach mission was further expanded by the Smith–Lever Act of 1914 to include cooperative extension—the sending of agents into rural areas to help bring the results of agricultural research to the end-users. Beyond the original land grants, each land-grant college receives annual federal appropriations for research and extension work on the condition that those funds are matched by state funds."
Seattle radio personality and Fox News contributor Jason Rantz of 770 KTTH in Seattle recently wrote a piece about a webinar presented by the WSU extension people in San Juan County that highlighted what happens when the perspective of Critical Race Theory is applied to something as innocuous as a farmer's market or food charity program. You should read Rantz's article HERE
Reaching Wrong Conclusions
Basically, all the good work accomplished by farmer's markets and food banks for both farmers and consumers is overshadowed by the alleged presence and influence of toxic "whiteness". (seriously, don't you guys have some weeds to go pull?)
LOOK: Here are the biggest HBCUs in America
More than 100 historically Black colleges and universities are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, meeting the definition
of a school "established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans."
compiled the 20 largest historically Black colleges and universities in the nation, based on 2021 data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics
. Each HBCU on this list is a four-year institution, and the schools are ranked by the total student enrollment.