by: the Common Constitutionalist
For decades blacks and whites have stood side-by-side – marched arm in arm, fighting for equality and desegregation. Though the odds at times were stacked against him, they persevered. However, some paid the ultimate price for the movement, including its champion, Dr. Martin Luther King.
They endured many abuses, all to give blacks the equality they deserved – so we could share a lunch counter, a water fountain, schools and universities. All spaces would be equal and open to any race.
Well, that was then and this is now. 50 years removed from the movement and demands for segregation have returned.
You may ask: “Who’s to blame for such an affront? Is it the neo-Nazis or the Klan or maybe the Republicans? Sadly it is none of these. What some would call bizarro world, others may refer to as college campuses, which these days are synonymous.
“Black college students across the country have demanded that they be segregated from white peers, calling for ‘safe spaces’ on campuses meant only for so-called students of color.”
These Black student groups have crafted “76 demand lists, each from a different University.” These various “lists” have been
compiled by a website “run by a racial advocacy group called the Black Liberation Collective.”
The group’s name was obviously intentional and if you have an eye for these things, you’ll notice. The name appears innocuous enough, but it isn’t. Notice the word “Black,” not African-American. This harkens back to the black-power movement of the 1960s. Next, “Liberation,” which is code for black separatism and then of course the Marxist term “Collective.”
This “Black Liberation Collective” is nothing more than just another hate filled group designed for the express purpose of fomenting divisions between races, while enriching a select few à la Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
Many of the demands are for “safe spaces.” “At UCLA, the Afrikan Student Union is insisting upon an ‘African Diaspora floor’ as well as an ‘Afro-house,’” because “many black students cannot afford to live in Westwood with the high prices of rent. And Afro-house would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students.”
I guess the assumption is that all white students are rich and all black students are poor. That’s a pretty racist conclusion and black should be insulted by it. But evidently they are not.
Most of the “lists” demand segregated spaces for “people of color,” but if you browse the site, TheDemands.org , you’ll see that it’s all about the cash.
Virtually every list demands huge outlays of cash to support one project or another – $50,000 for this, $500,000 for that – all to fund re-segregation. And the “National Demands” list includes a demand of “free tuition for blacks and indigenous students.”
Speaking as a taxpaying white guy, this sounds perfectly fair and reasonable.
But these groups are a function of the times and they’ve learned from the race pimps and community agitators of yesterday and today. They claim discrimination and disrespect when it furthers their agenda and likewise segregation and racial pride when it suits them. They, as most leftists, want it both ways and if they can’t have it they make a loud enough fuss until some guilty white liberal administrator accedes to their demands – whatever they may be at that moment.
The only way to stop this madness is to same no. Sadly, considering the makeup of American universities, this demand/acquiescence model will continue until the demands can’t possibly be met. And then it will explode in riotous violence.
Dr. King must be spinning in his grave.