17 alt-left student groups (yes groups, not just 17 students) attending Princeton University have released a “solidarity statement” in a campus newspaper. Anong the ignorantly charged writing they complain about the “racially integrated housing” and are asking for segregated housing!! Freaking time warp, man! This is a bad idea.
“The events in Charlottesville, Va., have made the presence of neo-Nazism and white nationalism in the United States undeniable,” these students stated as they seek, literally seek, racially based housing.
“At a white-serving and male-serving institution like Princeton University — with ties to slavery and racial and gendered exclusion — we must hold our university and each other accountable,” the pro-segregation statement says.
“It is not good enough to disapprove of or condemn racism, white supremacy, Nazism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, ableism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, transmisogynoir, xenophobia, and any oppression of historically marginalized communities.”
What in the world is happening?! How can they not see what it is they are doing?
Just days ago, we celebrated the anniversary of the end of segregation…
“On this day in 1954 (Sept. 4th), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the doctrine of separate but equal. “Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race . . . deprives the children of a minority group of equal educational opportunities,” the justices ruled in Brown v. Board of Education. In 1848 Boston’s black community…”
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Instead, the pro-segregation statement proclaims, everyone at Princeton must recognize the ways the fancypants Ivy League school “currently underserves students of color, LGBT and non-binary students, women, undocumented students, students with disabilities, and low-income students, despite touting diversity and inclusion.”
Then comes a list of seven complaints. The seventh complaint involves “double standards regarding the establishment of affinity living spaces.” The leftist groups complain that there is special housing for art students and environmentalist students but no special “living spaces based on shared race or ethnicity.”
Other complaints involve Princeton’s lack of special housing just for gay people and the Princeton administration’s decision to avoid creating a bunch of radical departments ending in the word “studies” such as “Latinx Studies, Native/Indigenous Studies, Asian American Studies and Pacific Islander American Studies.”
The 17 groups which signed on to the pro-segregation statement say they will “counter-demonstrate” “should a white supremacist gathering come to or near Princeton.”