We have arrived at a moment when making a gathering less diverse, according to the dictionary definition of that word is characterized as defending diversity:
Video out of Arizona State University on Thursday shows a pair of black activists ordering two white students to leave a “multicultural” center for being white.
“You’re white!” one of the female black activists screamed at two white ASU students who were quietly studying. “Do you understand what a multicultural space– it means you’re not being centered!”
“This white man thinks he can take up our space… he thinks he can get away with this!” one of the activists said.
The activists, who are both students at ASU, accused the white students of “violence” for having a “Police Lives Matter” sticker on one of their laptops and mocked the idea that “diversity” includes being inclusive of white people.
After one of the white students who got kicked out of the venue said they were making the multicultural space less “diverse,” the black activists burst out laughing, saying “oh wow, so diversity is about about including more white people?!”
“Oh yeah! Diversity is now about including white men!” another activist laughed.
Yes, this incident is a couple of days in the past, and other commentators have already dripped sarcasm over it. The lunacy of it is too obvious to require a Certified Galactic Intellect to tease it apart for the Gentle Readers of Liberty’s Torch. However, it’s important to note such incidents and to ask what the reactions would be like with, as we chessplayers like to say, “colors reversed:”
- Wouldn’t the black students being expelled scream “racism!” at the very tops of their lungs?
- Wouldn’t there be a national hue and cry about “the return of Jim Crow” and such?
- And wouldn’t black racial activists demand that the government do something about this exclusion?
Remember this cartoon?
I can’t speak for anyone else. It would be inappropriate. But I’m ready: Give them what they want: a “space” all for their “diverse” selves — that they cannot leave.
That is what they want, isn’t it? Well, isn’t it?
We’re going to wind up with segregation again, aren’t we?
To be candid about it, Toast:
1) We already have;
2) It’s the way it must be.
I don’t take any pleasure in saying either of those things. I think they’ve been forced on us by factors that no amount of good-heartedness or wishful thinking can countervail. As I’m a child of the Martin Luther King era, I struggled with it for decades. But the indications are overwhelming that we’ve taken a wrong turn and must change course. Not (i think just now) to the point of legally enforced segregation, but at least such that a community can enact and enforce rules, probably through covenant property restrictions, that would guard it against invasion by a hostile racial minority. That such rules would exclude some minorities with whom whites could get along is part of the tragedy, but…well, “camel’s nose under the tent lip” and all that.
Well, hasn’t that been the case so far with liberals moving away from blue areas that their policies destroyed, only to replicate the voting patterns in the new areas that destroyed the ones they left? It’s not that they’re too stupid to see the problem; they know darned well what they’re doing, they kill one host and casually move on to another without even a thank you. That’s why you see ring suburbs bordering major cities get as bad as the core cities themselves, gutted commercial districts, malls with daily group fights, houses worth less than the annual property tax levy, then racism gets blamed, with the parasites yelling “you can’t run from us, because we’ll go wherever you racists go, we will chase you with our crime, gangs, single moms with 7 kids by 9 different fathers, and feral youth to Antarctica if need be!” as former hosts move to further flung semi-rural areas. If we whites were such horrible racists, why must minority groups do everything they can to hug up to us?
I won’t say all, as locally to me, the south Asian Indians, Chinese, Muslims, and still to some extent the Greeks and recent Russians, work their jobs or businesses in the community, pay their taxes most of the time 🙂 , then quietly go home to their enclaves afterward. A playground within our playground, but seldom badly impacting it. No longer physically separate, but socially so. You can get close as a casual acquaintance, but you know there’s an unspoken limit, and they’re never unemployed or have their drug or marital problems spill into “America” as they handle that all in-house, and have a social safety net I’m jealous of.
ex: The Greeks host a weekly bingo open to all, the proceeds building a series of retirement homes for fellow Greeks.
spot on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Call that place Australia