Sometimes when a center studies something, it also advocates for that thing. So, something like a center for voting rights, or a center for open housing, etc. plausibly might both study and advocate for the thing that is described in their name.
Other times a center might study something that it does not advocate for, such as a cancer study center. It may advocate for cancer research, but not cancer itself.
CSWAC does not advocate for white people or white culture in the sense of a political advocacy group with a goal of increasing white power. Instead, we advocate for a multiracial society that we believe is to everyone’s benefit.
We believe that there are costs to white people from living in a racist society, not the least of which is that white people, along with people of color, are denied their basic humanity.
We also believe that white people need remedial development and education to attain the skills and understanding necessary to function in a multiracial society free of white supremacy.
In this latter sense we advocate for white people who wish to acquire those skills, better themselves, and mitigate the damage a history of white supremacy has brought upon our country. And we advocate for a shared sense of destiny among white people to aspire to these goals as a means of collective self-betterment.