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?