Eight years ago, we were promised a post-racial society. After all, the country had elected its first black president. Clearly, racism was as close to dead as we were going to get it, right?
Then, reality hit. We’re not even close and, in fact, race relations have gotten even worse. Students are openly advertising for roommates who aren’t white, and it’s allowed.
Now, taxpayer-funded Cal State University-Los Angeles is offering an entire dorm where white folks aren’t allowed:
Segregated housing will now be available to black students at California State University Los Angeles as a means of combating “microaggressions” and “racially insensitive remarks.”
School officials have honored requests by CSLA’s Black Student Union and will offer “housing space delegated for Black students” at the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community.
CSLA spokesman Robert Lopez told education watchdog the College Fix on Tuesday via email that its segregated housing will also focus on “academic excellence and learning experiences that are inclusive and non-discriminatory.”
Mr. Lopez declined to tell the website how much of CSLA’s 192-room residential complex were available for segregated housing. University officials, members of the Black Student Union, and other campus staffers also declined to comment for the website’s piece.
Some of the demands issued by CSLA’s Black Student Union include a $30 million dollar scholarship endowment to assist black students, a new anti-discrimination policy and cultural competency course for faculty and students, the College Fix reported.
The irony of demanding anti-discrimination policies while demanding housing that discriminates was apparently lost on the Black Student Union.
Long live Jim Crow, apparently.
The reality is that these students need to toughen up and recognize some facts.
If they think the liberal college environment is so tough they need more and more in the way of “safe spaces,” then the real world is going to slap them upside the head with a battleship. Dealing with people who say things you dislike or find uncomfortable is part of life, and these children — and I don’t care how old they are, they’re children if they want to act like this — need to grow up and learn to deal with it.
Of course, stuff like this is enough to make me wonder how much of this whole “microaggression” thing is sincere, and how much of it is a concerted effort to embrace victim status they hold so dear.
Frankly, they haven’t seen oppression in their spoiled little lives. Cal State L.A. isn’t doing them any favors by letting them continue feeding into their delusions.