More Idiocy from our college campuses, breeding grounds of the Idiots who will take over for us.
The submission generated a firestorm of outrage, eliciting comments pointing out that “not all ‘minorities’ are so because of their ethnicity” (handicapped and LGBTQ individuals, for instance), and that not all ethnic minorities are easily distinguishable by their skin color (notably Hispanics).
Mind you, “colored people” is “racist”, but People of Color is not? 🙂
One of the most prevalent sentiments, expressed primarily by individuals describing themselves as light-skinned Hispanics, is that the poster’s advice exacerbates the difficulties they face in being accepted as a minority.
“White is a skin color, not a race,” one individual noted, adding that the two are not mutually exclusive. “I am also a white Hispanic who is met with disbelief (and outright told ‘no you’re not, you don’t look Mexican’) when I tell people I am Mexican.”
Another reader endeavored to explain that, at least according to some, “if you’re a ‘person of color’ but you aren’t visibly ‘POC enough,’ then you’re … ‘white passing’,” the implication being that “you have the ‘privilege of a white person’ despite being a racial minority.”
UCSD officials did not respond to messages from Campus Reform seeking in part to determine whether the school had considered such objections prior to hanging the posters. A review of the school’s Principles of Community, however, indicates that the poster’s message more likely reflects an overzealous attempt to promote tolerance and diversity than it does a desire to disparage white privilege.
“We acknowledge that our society carries historical and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs,” one of the principles states. “Therefore, we seek to foster understanding and tolerance among individuals and groups, and we promote awareness through education and constructive strategies for resolving conflict.”
Universities in Alaska and Oklahoma are taking a cue from liberal bastions such as Berkeley and Seattle in celebrating “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” rather than Columbus Day.
Should someone tell these morons that likely these “indigenous” people migrated over the land bridge that existed 10’s of thousands of years ago between what is now Russia and Alaska where the Bering Strait is today.
Naw, the truth never stops The Politically Correct.
Both states have historically had large Native American populations, and proponents view the name-change as a symbolic rejection of the holiday, whose namesake they associate with genocide rather than the discovery of America.
According to KTOO, the student government at the University of Alaska Southeast recently approved a resolution recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a holiday celebrated on the second Monday of October, the same day Columbus Day is observed in most other parts of the country. The decision breaks new ground for UAS, which previously did not recognize any official holiday on that day.
David Russell-Jensen, a student senator of Alaska Native extraction who co-sponsored the resolution, told KTOO he was inspired by a similar motion passed last year by the Seattle City Council. Although he traced his hostility toward Columbus Day back to an assignment he was given in high school, Russel-Jensen indicated that the matter hadn’t truly captured his attention until relatively recently because Columbus Day is a minor affair in his hometown of Juneau.
“I had an essay assigned to me in high school about whether or not we should even celebrate Columbus Day and so I think that’s where some of my thoughts came about why we shouldn’t celebrate it,” Russell-Jensen explained.
He also noted that he finds the Columbus Day sales held elsewhere in the country to be “kind of weird,” asking, “does that just mean you just walk into a store and just steal whatever you want?”
The Future of our Country is in their hands. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
This is just too funny…