A professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is facing backlash after putting up a display on “Christian Privilege” in one of the school’s hallways.
According to reports, the bulletin board display put up by Charmayne “Charli” Champion-Shaw contained six full pages of detailed information on the topic, including an explanation that is “the idea that Christians receive inherent advantages in society (in school, in the workplace, and in public places) due to the perception that Christianity is status quo, while other religions are not.”
The material claimed that the idea behind Christian privilege is “benefits that apply to one group of people (Christians) that other groups don’t receive.”
Another page included a lengthy “Christian Privilege Checklist”, to allow students to learn if they exhibit behaviors denoting their favored status as Christians. Included in the checklist were ideas like “It is easy for you to find your faith accurately depicted in television, movies, books, and other media,” “Your faith is accepted/supported at your workplace,” and “You can complain about your religion being under attack without it being perceived as an attack on another religion.”
From Fox News:
The material also said, "Christian privilege is directly connected to white supremacy and settler colonialism," and described Manifest Destiny as "the whole idea that drove white people’s racist and genocidal entitlement to take over North America." It stated, "If murdering people and forcing them to commit to your religion while you take over their lands and try your hardest to stamp out their culture isn’t the apex of privilege, I don’t know what else is."