The University of Maryland was harshly criticized for creating a discussion group & # 39; safe space & # 39; for white students to talk about race.
The group was called White Awake and offered to Caucasian students who wanted to learn how to become a "minority ally", a place to share their feelings and thoughts.
He was immediately criticized after being announced and has now been renamed as the "anti-racist and allied group".
The university admitted that it made a mistake with the & # 39; writing & # 39; of the group.
A booklet for the group posed these questions:
The University of Maryland publicized the group in flyers around the campus as a "safe space" for white students
Do you want to improve your ability to relate and connect with people different from you?
"Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable and confused before, during or after interactions with racial and ethnic minorities?
& # 39; Want to become a better ally? & # 39;
He continued: This group offers a safe space for white students to explore their experiences, questions, reactions and feelings.
"Members will support and share comments with each other as they learn more about themselves and how they can fit into a diverse world."
Twitter critics rushed to criticize the group, its name and its concept
He was immediately criticized by students who said they were "embarrassed" because the teachers thought it was a good idea.
One wrote: "I am embarrassed by the execution of the awake target and I do not fully understand its clause.
& # 39; Why do you need to attend therapy sessions on how to be a decent human being in society? Why do you need to have these sessions to learn to live together?
Noah Collins, the counselor who created it, changed the name but kept the concept.
"This is an incredibly difficult and nuanced issue, and that is the reason why we have to debate it.
"The goal of this group is to help white students become more culturally competent, so they can better participate in creating a more inclusive environment at the University of Maryland," he told Fox News.
The University did not respond to DailyMail.com when asked if it would only allow white students to attend the group.
The University of Maryland agreed to change the name of the group but kept the concept