Contemporary campus gospel tells us that "all white people are racist." It's more or less the collective motto of a growing subset of race-focused consulting groups, propped up by popular progressive social science.

Following private colleges and independent secondary schools' lead, the state school translation is a bit more indelicate. Witness resident advisor training at the State University of New York-Binghamton, per The Daily Caller: "(SUNY-Binghamton) is offering a training class titled 'StopWhitePeople2k16,' to instruct residential assistants (RAs) on how to deal with 'uneducated' people who don't believe in ideas like white privilege.

Such a boiled-down anti-racist message, questionable good intentions notwithstanding, seems prime to provoke a dissociative guilt better suited to sociology classrooms than college dorms. In such a fragile social setting, the divisive doctrine makes awkward acquaintances out of new friends and promotes the sort of racial tribalism that social progress would've had us move past by now. Student journalists at Binghamton's Review mounted a thoughtful opposition to the tenor of the RA training.

"Obviously, something as superficial as a person's skin color should not determine their worth. To assume so would only create divisions between people for the pettiest of reasons," one author wrote.

That position echoes the sentiments expressed in a viral video from the progressive Demos Institute's Heather McGhee, which aired earlier this week on C-SPAN. McGhee offered some solutions to a caller who was concerned about his racist feelings toward the black community. He should study African-American history, join a black church, and get to know black families, she said.

McGhee's message, meanwhile, would also work for the college students concerned about a contentious campus culture. To break up prejudicial biases and keep an open mind, students should swap stories and build friendships with people different from them. Or, in other words, the best advice you can get from a college RA: "Keep your door open."

A far cry from Binghamton's hostile gaffe, an open door is an invitation to your hallmates—a diverse mishmash of other nervous teens—to come see what's up.