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Today’s blacklisted American: College endorses segregation against whites, turning former coffee shop into blacks-only haven

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: repealed by Beliot College.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: unilaterally repealed by Beliot College.

The new bigotry on American campuses: Beliot College in Wisconsin has decided to turn a former campus coffee shop into blacks-only haven, thus re-introducing Jim Crow segregation by treating blacks as a privileged race and all other ethnic groups and races as inferior and thus deserving of discrimination and second-class facilities.

In March, the private institution announced the Java Joint would be closed in order to become “a haven for Beloit College’s Black students.”

The gathering space was praised by Jada Daniel, the current Black Student Union president. “We hope to create a safe space for Black and Brown students, where we have a comfortable place to study,” said Daniel on the school’s website. “Daniel said BSU plans to host Soul Food Sundays, poetry readings, and other events during the year, following COVID safety guidelines,” the website says.

Meanwhile, when questions were raised about this clearly discriminatory policy, the school refused to comment, even as its own website said this:

Beloit’s website boasts of the school’s dedication to creating “inclusive spaces for Black students — residentially, socially, and academically,” adding the school is “committed to a broad and comprehensive effort to center the work of anti-racism and equity on campus.”

“We are creating spaces designed to provide our Black students with a sense of belonging and community on a welcoming and safe campus,” the website says. “We’ll create an anti-racist and inclusive plan for whole campus space use, including residential spaces.”

The school’s black population is about 7% of the total. Thus, Beliot’s administration has decided to give those students a privileged status, something that is exactly the opposite of creating “anti-racism and equity on campus.” It also does nothing to give its black students “a sense of belonging.” Instead, it isolates them and makes them a target of resentment and anger because they are being treated better than everyone else, merely because of their race. It also helps teach them the horrible lesson that they cannot mix with other races, that anyone who is not black is their enemy who must be hated and feared.

That’s the rational argument. Then there is the legal one. This policy is blatantly illegal under numerous federal, state, and local laws. All it will take is one lawsuit and the school will not only be forced to cease and desist, it will likely have to pay out significant fines. I personally wish I lived close to Beliot, because I would waste little time testing this policy. Let them try to toss me out of that “blacks-only haven”, because of my race. Rosa Parks was right to defy such segregation in the 1950s, and so should we today.

The worst aspect of the story is that it appears the black student population itself has been demanding the school give it a privileged status. These students are apparently so ignorant of their own history that they now endorse segregation and discrimination. They have become the bigots they supposedly despise.

If they don’t get educated soon they are going to discover very quickly this ignorance and bigotry is going to come back and bite them, badly, in ways that no one wants.

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25 comments

  • Skunk Bucket

    Inclusive? With apologies to Inigo Montoya, “you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

  • … a broad and comprehensive effort to center the work of …
    That doesn’t mean anything.

  • No Comment

    Well since there are other spaces, I am sure it will be seperate but equal. Soon the chant will be, Segreation today, Segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!

    Nothing ever really changes.

  • Andrew_W

    MLK’s efforts for nought.

  • MadRocketSci

    It all blends into the noise these days. Worrying, but not an immediate problem as long as there are sane places left to go. What’s more worrying to me are the blacklisting, firing, and extra-legal professional license revokation for doctors who speak their minds, for doctors who testify in trials. Sheer reprisal by these quasi-state boards for defending people who are politically unpopular. The license revocation of lawyers who defend unpopular people. The total razing and salting of the earth of any legal representation for the Kulaks.

    What exactly is our rational response if we *know* we have no chance of a fair hearing in our kangaroo courts: No one will represent us, no one will defend us, because of this reign of terror?

  • Max

    “Rosa Parks was right to defy such segregation in the 1950s, and so should we today.”

    That’s actually a very good idea, ask project veritas to send in a little white lady name “Rosa parks” with a hidden camera. She can ask for a coffee (non confrontational…)
    Play dumb at first, let the accusations and insults build up. Then she can declare that she is a “black woman” (or a black man).

    Identifying as “black” she was told that she would be welcomed in this establishment.
    Then send in Bruce Jenner to help her leave, if they do not except her gender and color of choice… (actually, louder with Crowder would really have fun with this!)
    Show the video to Pocahontas (Elizabeth Warren) for a reaction because she identifies as American Indian, although she has no Indian genetics… Who used her fake minority status to be excepted in college.

    Expose the racist mindset that denies others equity or equality. After all, breeds come in all colors… But only one race. The human race. If you claim otherwise, then you’re not human. ?

  • Ian C.

    Who knows whether the other students are actually unhappy about it. Many years ago we’ve had safe spaces for women on campus, i.e. female-only cafes and study rooms. Only the most annoying, militant, unhappy ones went there, leaving the rest of us in peace.
    Then we got prayer rooms, formally for all confessions but the rather militant Muslims occupied them. It was awesome. Segregation is a blessing.

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “It also helps teach them the horrible lesson that they cannot mix with other races, that anyone who is not black is their enemy who must be hated and feared.

    Are we sure that this isn’t the object of the exercise?

    These students are apparently so ignorant of their own history that they now endorse segregation and discrimination.

    The left has been trying to get back to the segregation that it had before. This time, however, they have managed to get “those people” to self segregate. What a coup. These students have been carefully taught by their leftist government schools.

  • LTC SDS

    Be careful how you choose your enemies, for you may become like them.

  • Bob Eubanks

    I think this will be a rather fine episode in ‘stupid’. The coffee shop will be closed after either shootings, drug sales or other illicit activities, so that will set remedy. College for anyone other than medical doctors or engineers is a sham and gross waste of money that takes year’s at best to repay. So by all means, go ahead with both. I’d say I’ll be watching the news for the glorious 4K outcome, but I’d be lying. I already know how this turns out!

  • pzatchok

    I had a thought abut ‘white privilege’ today.

    No matter what is done about it you can not change a persons skin color.
    So in the end black children realize that white people will always have a white privilege for the rest of their lives.
    The proponents of this ‘white privilege movement are really just teaching black children that they are second class citizens and nothing can be done about it.

    Unless they find a way to segregate whites and blacks apart and in the end treat whites in a racist way that they think whites have treated them.

    Its the same when they give blacks special privileges just because they are black.
    They are basically teaching them that they can not be equal unless they get special treatment.
    What happens when either everyone gets the same treatment or the special treatment stops?

    Its a little to hard to teach someone that they are equal when everyone wants to treat them special.

    Take a set of twins.
    Tell them both that one is special just because he is. And at the same time give the other one special treatment because the first one is special.(implying that the other is not)

  • mkent

    Beliot College in Wisconsin has decided to turn a former campus coffee shop into blacks-only haven, thus re-introducing Jim Crow segregation by treating blacks as a privileged race and all other ethnic groups and races as inferior and thus deserving of discrimination and second-class facilities.

    This. You get it.

    But please stop calling this “segregation.” Segregation is a separating of the races, but that’s not what’s happening here. There are no whites-only spaces — and there will never be. Anyone even suggesting such a thing will be expelled, blacklisted, and won’t even be able to get a dishwashing job because a Google search will reveal his “white supremacy.” This is about creating no-go zones for whites that will be continuously expanded until whites are relegated to impoverished ghettos and the “downtrodden” minorities can take their rightful place at the head of a glorious new society.

    Maybe the students don’t feel that way. Yet. But many of the movement leaders do. They openly talk about shooting whites in the head and killing them with poison gas.

    Instead, it isolates them and makes them a target of resentment and anger because they are being treated better than everyone else, merely because of their race.

    That works in their favor. The ostensible purpose of this exercise is to create a “safe space” where privileged minorities can have a sense of “community” and “belonging.” If this exercise is met with resentment and anger, that will drive a need for a bigger safe space. It’s a positive feedback loop.

    Thus, Beliot’s administration has decided to give those students a privileged status, something that is exactly the opposite of creating “anti-racism and equity on campus.”

    This is where you’re wrong. That’s exactly what “anti-racism” and “equity” mean. You appear to think “equity” means “equality.” Many people do. But it doesn’t. “Equality” is individual equality, as in equality under the law. It’s a traditional American concept. “Equity” is group equality. It means that if blacks make up 13% of the population, they will make up 13% of the engineers, doctors, lawyers, high-rise condo owners, jet-ski buyers, stamp collectors, etc. It’s a tribal concept.

    “Anti-racism” means fighting racism, but “racism” doesn’t mean anti-equality principles, it means anti-equity principles. The leading activists state that anything which results in the races being unequal — the races, not members of the races (the groups, not individuals) — including “color blindness” — is racist. Being anti-racist means fighting that racism.

    Understanding this, you can see why Beloit College is doing this. Since blacks make up 13% of the general population but only 7% of the college’s population, Beloit College is by definition racist. It lacks equity. It doesn’t matter how impartial their admissions team is or how much affirmative action they conduct, lack of equity is racism. And anti-racism requires doing anything and everything possible to fight racism.

    We need to understand where these activists are coming from if we are to have any hope of someday living in harmony and equality.

  • wayne

    Annual cost to attend Beloit College is about $53,000.

  • Cotour

    mkent:

    “There are no whites-only spaces — and there will never be. ”

    What you are not seeing in all of this is, these activists, these “Woke,, “Progressives”, these Reimaginers of a “fairer” more better America are proposing that from the start, from the initiation, from the founding of America, which was primarily built on the backs of and by the slave labor of the black man and woman. America has from the start been a whites only “Space” / country.

    And these now black Americans have been further forced to now grow generations of black families under that same structure, the same law and justice system that came from European slave masters.

    And when you are taught to see things in such a manner all that can come out the other end is racism, retribution and now we see a special class of “Oppressed” Americans that need to be sheltered and protected and segregated safe spaces must be fashioned for them.

    You are to adapt to them and their delicate sensibilities. Its only fair.

    This is essentially what they propose whether they understand it or not:

    https://twitter.com/TVPUAC/status/1402698268597948423?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1402698268597948423%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2021%2F06%2Fmother-fled-maos-china-destroys-democrat-school-boards-racist-critical-race-theory-indoctrination-video%2F

    And its all bovine effluent that emanates from the anal portal of a Marxist cow.

  • Alej Marcos

    Who wants to socialize with sub-simians anyway ?

  • BLSinSC

    Imagine being a CHILD having a PARENT who is STUPID enough to pay $53k PER YEAR for you to attend a liberindoctrination non-educational facility!! This is INSANE! Being BLACK doesn’t make you “special”, it just makes if harder to see you in the dark!! NO ONE is special because of their SKIN COLOR – it’s their ACTIONS! Dr. King fought for the wrong side with his “not by the color of their skin, but of the content of their character”!! Let them have their space but exclude them from ALL the OTHERS!! Let’s see how THAT goes! And speaking of GOING, leave them to manage the place and themselves and see how long it take for that “safe haven” to become a craphole of destruction, filth, and violence!! That’s not being RACIST, it’s being REALISTIC based on past happenings!BLS

  • nada

    Max: Haven’t you learned anything? You will never “own teh libz” by pointing out their hypocrisy. Only Nazis like us care about hypocrisy.

  • Bill Berke

    The stupidity is growing exponentially. And your child can learn from the best for a mere $53,000 a year. I think that they should make it an all black college with whites not allowed on campus. Would make enforcement of their racist ideas much easier.

  • Sam-I-Am

    Coffee shop for blacks only? That is racial discrimination and is against the law. That is what they would tell us if it were a Coffee shop for Whites only.

  • wayne

    Ref ‘white only’ coffee shoppe. –>A cursory search of Beloit yields only one Starbucks.
    Fortunately for the students, weed is legal just across the border in Illinois.

  • wayne: People don’t read carefully today. The article and my post were quite clear: A shuttered coffee shop was turned into a blacks-only lounge. That is not a coffee shop.

  • Edward

    mkent,
    Your list of redefined words points out how Orwellian America has become.

  • wayne

    “White Like Me”
    Eddie Murphy
    Saturday Night Live Season 10, 1984
    https://youtu.be/l_LeJfn_qW0
    5:55

  • wayne

    “They Don’t Like the Poor, They Just Hate the Rich. ”
    Jordan Peterson Talks George Orwell: The Road To Wiggin Pier
    (excerpted from: “Identity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege,” November 2017)
    https://youtu.be/wreDa1xarTM
    9:08

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