Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

Jim Crow Is Back!

So what was that Civil Rights movement all about, anyway?

Guess what Cal State Los Angeles has. Well, you’ll never guess, so I’ll tell you: racially segregated student housing! ( http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28906/ )

Yep, blacks over here, whites over there. Just like the bad old days. And you’ll never guess why the collidge did it, either.

Student demands!

Yep–the Black Students Union–do they have a White Students Union, or would that be racist?–demanded separate housing as the ultimate “safe space” for black students. And why do they need a safe space? Because of all those confounded “microaggressions” out there, of course!

No one says anything about the now-popular game of “knockout,” in which gangs of “black youths” attack and seriously injure defenseless, often elderly, white persons whom they catch alone on the sidewalk.

Cal State LA is the fourth institution of higher learning to provide racially segregated housing for its students, joining UConn, UC Davis, and Berkeley in that elite category.

Yes, Martin Luther King, you are entitled to roll over in your grave.

America’s colleges–where minds, morals, and basic decency go to die.


Celebrity Grievances: Melissa Perry on ‘Ontological Blackness’

When you get to be on TV as much as you like, and get paid boxcar-loads of money for it, and get invited to give speeches to crowds of college students who think you’re dazzlingly brilliant, it strikes me that it would be kind of difficult to find things to complain about.  But that’s because I’m not Melissa Perry.

Recently she turned up at Elon University to give a Martin Luther King (who was not able to object) commemorative speech on… wait for it!… “Ontological Blackness.” ( https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7153 )

What the dickens, you ask, is that?

To which I answer, Aw, who cares?

“Blackness,” according to the overpaid TV celebrity, is deep down, and Ontological Blackness has something to do with the “mistreatment” of persons who are “black, female, transgender, queer, and immigrants.” Oh, and it’s bad and racist to oppose abortion. Yes, it’s bad to oppose something that snuffs out the lives of slightly more than half the  black babies conceived in New York City.

“You and I,” she babbled, “we don’t live in a post-racial America.”

Don’t you wish you could get big piles of money for just shooting your mouth off?

Basic Operating Principle to Remember: When a basic social problem–racism, for instance–has been solved insofar as humanly possible, those who have gained high status and wealth by complaining about real racism will preserve their position by complaining about imaginary racism.

The great thing about imaginary problems is that they never go away, and the professional protesters are never out of a job.

 


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