Public university hosts event that has students make bracelets with ‘privilege beads’

THE COLLEGE FIX:

A recent workshop at California State Fullerton included students making bracelets with beads meant to represent their various forms of privilege.

The public university’s LGBT Queer Resource Center hosted the event, which was held on Tuesday and titled “Privilege Beads,” according to the Daily Titan. The student newspaper reported the event “aimed to initiate conversations about privilege and identity.”

A recent workshop at California State Fullerton included students making bracelets with beads meant to represent their various forms of privilege.The public university’s LGBT Queer Resource Center hosted the event, which was held on Tuesday and titled “Privilege Beads,” according to the Daily Titan. The student newspaper reported the event “aimed to initiate conversations about privilege and identity.”From the report:

Students were asked to answer questions about themselves, and if an answer applied to them, they would add a bead to their bracelet.

Each station had different colored beads, including pinks, purples, blues and oranges, that represented a different aspect of identity like gender or race.

LGBT Queer Resource Center Program Director Chris Datiles said by having students make bracelets as a part of the workshop, it would spark conversations about privilege and oppression among their friends, family and across campus.

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