Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever
First, a little mood music:
Wouldn’t want to subject the “BIPOC” to what those icky gringo honky crackers deserve, amirite?
“Lewis & Clark enlisted a Portland-based ‘social justice activism’ group to run a mandatory orientation workshop Aug. 29 where, in the name of providing ‘safe spaces’ for discussion, students were required to choose whether they most identified as one of three options: ‘Black,’ ‘Indigenous, Person of Color,’ or ‘White.’ Students were then divided by race into different virtual Zoom breakout rooms for separate educational experiences, unlawfully limiting their ability within the program to engage with students of different races.”
The same people who say we need a “dialog” on race sure seem hellbent on protecting “BIPOC” from any honest opinions from those dastardly gringo honky crackers…
“The University of Michigan, Dearborn, last week showcased two concurrent events that encapsulate almost everything wrong with the Left’s approach to issues of race and higher (supposedly) education. It also shows again how pitiful are the tender sensitivities of too many of today’s college students.
“Indeed, the mere language surrounding the events reeked of such outlandishly ‘woke’ jargon as to be an unintentional self-parody of overly fragile, grievance-mongering pseudo-intellectuals in the throes of delayed adolescence. The two events were encouraged to be racially segregated, cafe-style discussions, one for students who are ‘BIPOC,’ meaning black, indigenous, and people of color, and one for ‘Non-POCs,’ apparently meaning a whiter shade of pale.
“‘The Non-POC (People Of Color) Cafe is a space for students that do not identify as persons of color to gather and to discuss their experience as students on campus and as non-POC in the world,’ according to an online notice. ‘The Cafe will be facilitated by a non-POC faculty/staff member to ensure that discussions are kept safe and respectful.’
“The university issued a statement saying the bimonthly BIPOC meetings were meant to provide students from ‘marginalized communities a space that allowed for them to exist freely without having to normalize their lives and experiences,’ while the Non-POC meetings should give white students ‘the opportunity to deepen their understanding of race and racism without harming or relying on students of color to educate them.’”
If you are teaching students to be sensitive of racial issues, it begs the question of why you’d want different races to be sensitive over different things…
“The Princeton Theological Seminary segregated participants in its mandatory racial bias training by race […].
“The training, led by Laurie Carlsson and Dr. Michelle Majors, offered three separate spaces for students and faculty to participate: A ‘white-only space’ to ‘grapple with our whiteness and how we’ve been socialized, in a way that does not harm our colleagues and co-students of color,’ a separate group ‘only open to students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color,’ and a group for participants ‘uncomfortable with either of these scenarios.”
Footage of this insanity: