“Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.” — Matthew 7:15-16
Consider this the fruit of Progressivism.
California State University Los Angeles, one of the most liberal campuses in one of the most liberal towns in the most liberal university system in the most liberal state, is instituting racially segregated student housing.
Sixty-two years after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” and therefore a violation of the 14th Amendment, Progressives are taking huge steps toward rolling back one of the signature victories of the Civil Rights Movement.
Back in 1963, liberals were still fighting against equal rights for black Americans when Democratic Gov. George Wallace stood in a doorway of the University of Alabama — after having declared in his campaign, “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” — and tried to block the entrance of students Viviane Malone and James Hood.
Now, liberals are still standing in the door at Cal State L.A., but this time it’s the door to segregated housing, they’re holding it open and inviting duped young black people to segregate themselves and prove they are not worthy to mingle with non-black students.
Oh sure, the liberals behind this grossly offensive, retrograde scheme to take us back to the Progressive Golden Age when whites were whites and blacks sat in the back of the bus have a smooth-talking sales pitch.
But the real joke is black students asked for this themselves.
The Black Student Union gave a list of demands to the university that included a $30 million black student endowment, an anti-discrimination policy that would require “cultural competency training,” compulsory “ethnic studies courses” and segregated housing.
The special snowflakes did this because of alleged frequent racist “attacks,” such as racially insensitive remarks and microaggressions by faculty and students.
Many critics over the years have noticed how liberals, while talking a great game about equality, always pursue policies that work to “keep blacks on the plantation,” that is, keep them dependent and Democratic.
Liberalism in colleges has apparently worked such a number on the brains of young black people that they have been talked into throwing away something their parents and grandparents worked so hard to achieve, and thinking it’s their own genius idea.
The giveaway is that the university hasn’t complied with all the black students’ demands, but they’ve given them the segregated housing, sold as an affordable “safe space for Black CSLA students to congregate, connect, and learn from each other.”
Yeah, the university’s all over that one, probably using public funds to do it, too.
The Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community, according to one university spokesman, will “focus on academic excellence and learning experiences that are inclusive and non-discriminatory.”
Inclusive and non-discriminatory except, you know, for the whole racial segregation thing.
Cal State L.A. isn’t the only institute of higher learning trying to turn back the clocks, either. Last month, it was revealed that a community college in Illinois was providing “blacks-only” sections of a mandatory freshman class.
Racially segregated housing is also available at UC Berkeley (of course), UC Davis and the University of Connecticut, according to The College Fix.
President George W. Bush, in a speech to the NAACP, once talked about “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” That’s the code the Left lives by, the unspoken (except at cocktail parties) belief that blacks can’t support themselves, rule themselves or make it in the world without the Nanny State.
When black Americans first began going to the same schools as whites, it was with hope and courage to be able to seize the future and assume their place as proud Americans and pillars of society.
How sad and soiled that dream has become as successive generations have regressed into voluntary slavery through acceptance of cradle-to-grave coddling and the open expression of the racism that has always been implied by the Left’s socialist views.
If I could say one thing to today’s young people entering college, I would say, take a look in the mirror. See that handsome young man or beautiful young lady (because we’re all handsome or beautiful in our way) staring back at you? If you learn nothing else at college, learn this: That person in the mirror is NOT the person Progressives want to be in charge of your life. This is:
A wealthy, corrupt, lying, mentally ill, old white woman who sees you merely as a means to her enrichment and greater power. And she’s just one of many.
Think about it.