Posted On: Monday - April 17th 2023 7:21PM MST
In Topics:   Lefty MegaStupidity  Student and other Snowflakes  University  Race/Genetics
The Instapundit likes to quote that old demand of the Southern White people who wanted to keep their world safe and sane. Let's note, BTW, that the old Southerners had nothing against voluntary integration at that. That's a point that doesn't get noted too often: Forced integration of the races was what the Civil Rites laws enforced, when it could have been a more sane (though still quite unConstitutional) policy of overriding any State laws that did involve mandatory segregation.
The Insta-man used this headline the other day to introduce an article from Campus Reform - one of Professor Reynold's many favorite sites - about some racial goings-on at Syracuse University. The article reports Students demand ability to select roommate based on race during days-long sit-in. It used to be "a man named Vito" that you didn't say no to, but now it's Black! people in general, but especially on campus, because the administrators are big cowards.
The Chancellor at Syracuse University has stated that he will actively work with a group of students who have issued several demands meant to address a racism issue at the school, including the institution of a new policy that would require students be offered an option to choose that their roommate share the same race.I see no problem with that. The associated canteens or cafeterias could plan their sales items and menus accordingly. Well, I mean, unless you are some sort of newly-categorized race, as decided by the Feral Gov't, and there is no match on the whole campus. What then? Oh, I got it, go home!
The policy demanded by these activists at the sit-in has a catch though... always a catch with these people:
The demand to allow "students of color" to elect not to room with students of other races was one of several such demands issued by a group of protesting students who aired their concerns about racism on campus during an ongoing sit-in. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud spoke at the sit-in in a live-streamed exchange.Oh, White people can't elect to not room with students of other races? The gist of this one-sided demand is that it's only Black! people that have something to be scared of:
“The general consensus is that black students, and we’re talking specifically on behalf of Black students, may feel safer and better rooming with other Black students rather than... [some weird-ass terminology that I don't get... A snowflake thing... I wouldn't understand.]Well, I grant you, it's true on today's campus that a White student no longer has to be afraid of a black roommate trashing his expensive $450 stereo with the Nakamichi speakers. Neither of them knows what is this "stereo" and speakers of which I speak. Still, there's other theft, rape, and knifings... It'd be racist for a White person to use those tired old excuses to demand segregation though.
The Black! students and their White fool followers (on behalf of the Black! cause) have been there since last November for this cause! Classes can wait, apparently.
Now, I don't expect everyone to read the whole article, but the last half has a slice of modern campus life, not all particularly to do with this sit-in. As you read, many people are paying taxes on their labor to pay for this:
The protestors enjoyed a visit from an emotional support dog and were provided with pizza by the university. Someone even brought toy blocks for students to play with. Protesters continue to shout-down university administrators when they try to field their questions.This is not your Grandfather's 1960's sit-in here. My bolding is there to highlight Peak Campus Stupidity, or I sure as hell hope so ...
“Let’s talk about spending $23,000 to have Sean Spicer come here,” one student yelled, referring to the university funding the College Republicans' hosting Sean Spicer this coming spring. “That’s gonna make me uncomfortable.”
“This university has stolen my mental health,” she added. “You want me to pay full tuition that those white students are paying, for what? For a university that stole my mental health? I hate it here.”
Another student yelled “I hate it here,” and protesters joined him in chanting these words.
“My girlfriend could tell you how many times I sat down and cried in her f*cking arms,” he shouted.
A third student sitting in the crowd complained that she was supposed to be taught a course on “Critical Whiteness," but that “all [her] white professor did was make microaggressions to [her].”
It may start small, like this, with and one-sided college roommate selection, but allowable voluntary segregation could make a comeback: Segregation now! Segregation next semester! Segregation through Graduation!