Have pity upon the students at West Chester University. They attempted to gather in the name of “anti-racism” but then “controversy stirred”.. If you didn’t hear about this “controversy”, then your “racist radar” needs to be a bit more finely tuned..
Flyers appeared around the campus of West Chester University claiming the formation of a “white students union”. (NBC Philadelphia) This drew the attention of the “WCU community” at which time the offending flyers were “removed from campus”.. Ask yourself this, who within the “WCU community” would have been offended by a flyer on their campus or any other campus declaring the formation of a “black students union”?
For those who might be “concerned” about such a group being formulated upon race alone on a contemporary college campus, here is but a very small list of universities who actually HAVE black student unions. MIT, Stanford, the University of Washington.. There are hundreds of others. I have here from the Kansas University “BSU” (Black Students Union) page, “BSU is to promote activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for the african american student body..” Where is the “welcome” to whites? “Furthermore, BSU encourages cooperation between its member organizations and the african american student body..” Still waiting on that request for “cooperation” with the white student body.. Welcome to the rancid “salad bowl” versus the “melting pot”..
According to Pam Sheridan, “university spokesperson”, the fliers were “put together with ‘a totally different agenda in mind’” and that in “no way was the formation of the group racist..” Scary.. Sheridan has conveniently forgotten to mention that the ONLY people with an “agenda” relative to the “issue” of alleged racism are the ones who stand to “profit”.. Paging Mr. $harpton.. Paging Mr. Jack$on..
The campus has also provided the world with dozens of alleged “incidents of racism” that after the smoke cleared were proven to have been perpetrated by the minority who made the claim in the first place.. Each of these “incidents” disappeared from view quicker than $harpton does when the dinner tab arrives at the table.. Never mind, the “problem” is still “pervasive”..
No one questions the “agenda” of black students when they demand their own dormitories or their own homecoming dances. Racial separation is fine as long as the “correct” races are the ones demanding the “right” to be exclusionary.. (“Equality” means that if black students make such demands, white students should have the right to do so as well without all of the accompanying histrionics, unless the true definition of “equality” has been as perverted as those who claim to use it as their argumentative fulcrum..) Blacks have the “right” to demand to be “separate” but when it is convenient, they or their “spokespersons” can demand inclusion based upon the frightening precepts of “ending racism” at will. Such demands of separatism by the “ethically and ethnically” anointed should NEVER be considered “racist”. NEVER.
Allegedly the formation of the “White Students Union” was a “part of an effort to organize students who are against racism..” “It wasn’t meant to be harmful, it was designed to draw anti-racists together, to get a sort of reaction..” It certainly got “a sort of reaction”.. However within the walking on egg shell world of “racism”, (“Egg shell”.. Wait a second, egg shells are usually “white”.. Oh my, it must be the unintended effects of “institutional racism” again..) it wasn’t the “reaction” that was intended..
At play here is the bizarre notion that a gathering of white individuals can only be interpreted as “racism” and a gathering of black individuals can only be interpreted as “brotherhood”.. Such stupidity is all a part of the liberal idea that “equality” is only available to those who allegedly occupy the moral high ground..
Here is an example. “Historically black colleges”. These schools were founded during the time when blacks could ONLY attend these colleges, which was obviously wrong. Using the same perverted logic that says that the Union Jack recalls at time of “racism”, a “historically black college” should be eliminated today so that the “pain surrounding slavery” could be cleansed from our memories.. But no.. These two items must be “separate but equal”..
Even when the softies attempt to gather, when their motives weren’t “meant to be harmful”, those who like to watch well-intended people perspire must have been the ones who “voiced concern over the fliers”.. But is this necessarily so?
The reflexive nature of “white liberal guilt” is such that it operates all on its own. This imbecility, along with so many other irrationalities are hard wired into the liberal “mind”.. “Universities” are painfully obvious breeding grounds for “future liberals”, “instructed” in the ways of liberalism by tenured liberals. The past “successes” of $harpton and Jank$on have created a “knee-jerk reaction” from the reactionaries.. Soon the “university” will be scratching checks to some scam front, some rainbow coalition or some group named after some nut, in order to prove convincingly to those that “care” that they have not a “racist” bone in their Bolshevik bodies.. Don’t be surprised if they aren’t wearing their “Obama ‘08” buttons at the check signing ceremony.. This insipid bending over “blackwards” also proves that on the bone front, they haven’t any backbones as well..
Common sense dictates that if one were to assemble groups of both blacks and whites alone, lets say three hundred strong, that there would be an equal number of “racists” within each throng, regardless of the reason or reasons why you are gathering such groups.. Those with common sense would agree to that statement. Those who TRULY have an “agenda” will argue vacantly that “racism” is only prevalent within one of those assembled groups..
Those with that “agenda” are specifically trying to keep the races separated. Their personal profits come from their bull horn baloney, their loud speaker lunacy. The idea of “color blindness” has been jettisoned by these profiteers who have demanded that race be recognized and accounted for. Individual merits and accomplishments aren’t as important as pigmentation. The “race” to make everything “equal” has created the intellectual sewage of “affirmative action” which is nothing more than racism with a polysyllabic, politically correct name..
As long as the idea of racial cooperation is just a phantasm, the frightening concept of “racism” will be stirring “further controversy” everywhere and the “profits” derived from such intentional separatism will be held by the few. As well, it is time for the liberals to get over their reflexive cowering and bowing before those who enjoy watching them quiver and sweat.. Until we reach the point where those who “profit” from racial separation are “rewarded” with being ostracized and nothing else, the fog and phony show surrounding the REAL racists will forever be a detriment to the concept of racial harmony..
Larry Wilke is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.