by: the Common Constitutionalist
What’s the first thing that popped into your head when you read this articles title? More than likely it was something like the fraternity chant from those dopes at SAE fraternity in Oklahoma, or something similar.
It’s a shame, but that’s how we’ve been conditioned to think. Even we conservatives fall prey to this knee-jerk pattern.
Yet the reality is becoming the exact opposite – on the streets and in the Universities. The fraternity incident received national, if not international attention and condemnation, which it should have. It was ignorant and vile and there is no place in any society for that. It also received that level of condemnation because the idiot kids were white.
But more and more we hear and see blacks voluntarily segregating themselves from the rest of society. They too are being conditioned to think that anything white is automatically bad and therefore repressive.
A shining example of this conditioning was an incident that occurred just weeks ago and to our north at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Ryerson is, as are most universities, a place of diversity. They celebrate this diversity with a variety of clubs and groups the young impressionable student body may join. Groups like the “Centre for Women and Trans People,” “RyePRIDE,” the “Trans Collective,” and the “Racialised Students’ Collective.”
The incident I just spoke of involved the Racialised Students’ Collective and a couple of first year journalism students that were given an class assignment to attend and report on a public gathering at the University. That sounds easy enough.
Well, the two students saw a posting of a meeting that was open to the public and thought it would fit the bill. It was a meeting of the Racialised Students’ Collective (RSC).
Now, before I continue, I’d like to quote, directly and verbatim from the RSC website – how they describe themselves.
“Racialised Students’ Collective opposes all forms of racism and work towards community wellness for students. Through education, campus and community organizing, and our commitment to struggle across differences, we seek to responsible reflect, represent and serve racialized students.”
They are evidently not English majors.
Well, do they have a Mission Statement, you may ask? Why yes they do.
No, I have not doctored this in any way. This is how it is written.
And what, one might ask, is their focus?
“To provide a safe space for students who have been discriminated against and/or students who are committed to anti-racist action.”
“Building an anti-racist network”
“Fostering an anti-racist environment through campus-wide services, campaigns and events”
“Addressing concerns and challenging systemic institutional and overt racism at Ryerson.
Contributing to Ryerson Students’ Union programs and actions to address racism on campus.”
Okay, got all that? Well, it seems this collective of anti-racists had a real problem with a couple of white cub journalism students sitting in on their, as advertised, “public meeting,” to fulfill a class assignment.
One of the RSC organizers asked the two students, Julia Knope and Trevor Hewitt, if they had been marginalized or racialized, and when they responded no, the organizer said the meeting was only for those who felt they had been.
The National Post reported that Ms Knope said: “It seemed really ironic to me that the meeting was about racialization and they were prohibiting certain people from entering.”
Well, Ms Knope, if I may quote Morpheus in The Matrix: “Welcome to the desert of the real.” You might as well get used to it young Julia.
Despite their flowery language of “opposing all forms of racism,” this collective isn’t about bridging gaps or “fostering a healthy and rich working and learning environment for all.” These are radicals in training – training to be race pimps and community agitators, just like our beloved president Obama, here in the states. He too came from the same campus environment and undoubtedly had similar college training.
A more appropriate name for this group of race-baiters in training is the Radicalized Students’ Collective.