I felt a little annoyed as I question whether the taught pairing in the first half would so quickly be untaught to create comparable statistics.
It amazes me how quickly people are able to latch on to a difference being meaningful. It is using an affinity bias and exploiting it to an extreme, and the kids instantly took it as a license to act on malicious impulses resulting in what could have been a confirmation bias when the oppressed group acted out if the teacher had handled it differently.
I am and have been aware of my white privilege. I think the only time I ever gave thought to a situation being dangerous because of my race was some international travel when I was younger through an region where there were cases of my race, gender, and age "disappearing". Otherwise, I have seen the effects of being the least likely to be pulled over, questioned by police, accused of a crime, or arrested. I do disagree about there being a lack of White Culture. This is actually something I believed was the case and was a little saddened by when I was younger. I have since lived in other States and other Countries and learned through the absence of cultural traditions, foods, and practices that we do have our own. I even have a culture unique to the immigrant culture separate from the our country of origin from a few generations ago. It also bothered me a bit hearing that asking about cultural origins is a form of micro aggression. I have the view that all Americans are from a displaced culture. Even Native Americans are seldom on their traditional lands, so asking about a person's history is learning more about them, and about histories that I may not be aware of. I am personally proud of my ethnic history and would love to tell some one who was interested what I know about my ancestors. I guess I will need to be more aware about how those kinds of questions are perceived.
I am not sure I have more to say than what I said above. I do agree that is the voice of the oppressed that we should be listening to rather than the oppressor. I hope the fact the the indigenous student(s?) chose to leave that professor's class sent a message to that professor.