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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Protesting segregation by demanding segregation

An article, Princeton students stand up to political correctness, appeared on Marketwatch today. After the 200 members of the Black Justice League made certain demands to the President of the university, 1300 students signed a politely worded petition affirming free speech as a core value of the campus.

In any case, what really stood out was this paragraph: 

The Black Justice League’s demands include a dorm for those who want to celebrate black affinity; mandatory diversity training; and a requirement that students take a course on so-called marginalized peoples. They also want the renaming of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the removal of a mural of President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson, who graduated from Princeton in 1879 and who served as the university’s president from 1902 until 1910, formally segregated the federal workforce.

So, to protest Woodrow Wilson's segregating of the federal workforce, the Black Justice League is demanding a "dorm for those who want to celebrate black affinity," i.e., a segregated dorm. 

What a finely tuned sense of irony this group must have.


Anonymous said...

I think people are becoming saturated with the BLM nonsense, realizing that it's all overkill, a waste of time. I support the white students, hopefully, prompting others to stand up for their beliefs.

- Susan

John Craig said...

Susan --
The BLM students seem to have no idea of the reaction they're engendering. An awful lot of people seem to be reacting the way you are.

Mark Caplan said...

Princeton should willingly accept the black students' demand for a pure-black ghetto on campus. Spare no expense. Make it so posh and cozy and protected that they rarely want to come out.

John Craig said...

Mark --
Imagine the outcry if white students demanded a dorm which celebrated white affinity….But somehow, all of this is so obvious that I feel like an idiot sometimes for pointing it out.
--Captain Obvious