Restoring segregation in the name of "social justice."
Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. Presidents of leftist colleges across the nation are creating segregated dorms for blacks students in response to the Black Lives Matter mafia. You can’t make this stuff up.
In 1964, Democrats fought tooth and nail to preserve segregation. Racist southern Democrat Dixiecrats like Alabama Governor George Wallace refused to follow the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the law, and even resorted to sanctioning police brutality against blacks to keep his state “separate and unequal.”
It’s more than curious that California State University of Los Angeles proudly announced segregated housing for blacks only. It’s also grotesque that black students praised the move because they feel threatened living with whites at an integrated school. I wonder if any of these students realize that their forefathers fought and died for integration during the Civil Rights Movement and this housing arrangement is a step backwards.
No, you’re not misreading anything, leftists are harkening back to the pre-Civil Rights glory days of segregation.
The newly debuted Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community “focuses on academic excellence and learning experiences that are inclusive and non-discriminatory,” Cal State LA spokesman Robert Lopez told The College Fix via email.”
Does Lopez understand the definition of the word "inclusive"? Never mind, insert the laugh track run here. But Cal State isn’t alone in their backwards-leftist thinking. University of Connecticut, University of California Davis and Berkeley all offer housing for blacks only. It’s like it’s 1954 pre-Brown vs. Board of Education all over again.
If white students demanded segregated dorms in the name of “safe spaces,” they would be called racist. But today in the name of social justice, it’s just another “must do” for blacks. State’s segregated housing is the latest fruit to be borne of the Black Lives Matter movement’s grievance fleecing of college administrators. This housing debacle was part of the Black Student Union's litany of demands presented to the school nine months ago.
In a letter of DEMANDS to President William Covino, the students wrote:
“Black students at Cal State LA have been, and still are, consistently made the targets of racist attacks by fellow students, faculty, and administration. These attacks come in many forms. Some are more overt and some subtle. Racially insensitive remarks, and micro-aggressions, by professors and students create a learning environment that is not conducive to the overall learning atmosphere.”
Yet, they listed no examples of these racist remarks or micro-aggressions in their list of 14 demands. Each one began with bold letters “WE DEMAND . . . .”
Number 13 was their housing demand:
“WE DEMAND the creation and financial support of a CSLA housing space delegated for Black students and a full time Resident Director who can cater to the needs of Black students. Many Black CSLA students cannot afford to live in Alhambra or the surrounding area with the high prices of rent. A CSLA housing space delegated for Black students would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students. This space would also serve as a safe space for Black CSLA students to congregate, connect, and learn from each other.”
They also demanded the school create a Pan-African Masters program, presumably so that black students could graduate with a useless, high-priced degree with limited job opportunities. Considering another one of their demands was “a $30 million dollar endowment to help support Black students” pay for college, why would they demand the school out more resources in African Studies degrees with little to no use in the job market?
Another laughable request was the Black Student Union’s DEMAND the school devote “$500,000 in funding for outreach programs that will focus on the recruitment of Black high school students as well as transfer students.” Regardless of a student’s qualifications, the militant group demanded that Cal State “increase the Black student body from 4% to 15% minimum within two years and to increase Black student admissions to 25% within five years.”
None of these demands address how affirmative action, namely weakening academic admission standards for blacks, has led to the high rate of blacks not graduating college at the rate of whites. Cal State’s Black Student Union’s demanding the school admit blacks to fill politically correct quotas will only lead to more blacks dropping out of college with high student loan debt because they’re not academically prepared.
If these black students don’t feel safe at an integrated university with white students, maybe they should apply to the nation’s historically black colleges and universities like Howard University, Morehouse College and Spellman College. At these schools, black students can get the segregated, all-black experience they crave because evidently that’s more important than black minds!