If you didn’t already know that white males were anathema to the social justice movement, you might get it from the way that they are treated in the hierarchy of the social justice movement.
They are allowed to be allies, that is, to pump for the cause, but they are to understand that their place is very much at the back of the bus, not to get in the way of people of color or women.
Brandeis shows that very clearly in their journalism grants.
A $10,000 journalism grant offered by Brandeis University will not accept white male candidates, according to a report from the Huffington Post.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University is accepting applicants for a new journalism scholarship, but if you are a white male, you’re out of luck. The grant is only available to female and ethnic minority candidates.
“The initiative invites applications from two communities: journalists of color and women journalists,” the Huffington Post piece reads.
Students can’t apply, only ‘independent journalists’ will be considered.
“Without greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered,” the statement reads.
In addition to the $10,000, the recipients of the grants will get access to a lot of the resources of Brandeis, including paid research assistance.
If you get the grant, you are also awarded a Schuster Institute fellowship, through which you gain access to paid research assistance and access to all Brandeis University’s library and technology services. You also receive “mentoring, editorial guidance and opportunities for pro bono, media-related legal advice from a major New York firm.”
Then the Schuster Institute will put your work out there through press releases, social media and the Institute’s websites.
According to The College Fix, Brandeis “considers social justice central to its mission.”
So sorry, white male social justice warriors.
You’re out of luck.
You can’t possibly write about social justice issues with real understanding.