Modern academia: dedicated to segregation!
“Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” Boston College and Northeastern University partnered together to run a debate tournament in October 2021 that explicitly banned whites from participating, merely because of their race.
In an email obtained by Campus Reform, Devesh Kodnani, president of the Chicago Debate Society, writes “The goal of this tournament is to promote affinity among non-white APDA debaters and cultivate racial diversity on the league.”
The email was sent to members of the University of Chicago Debate Society and clarified that “BIPOC is defined as anyone who does not identify as white.”
Topics for the debate tournament include “issues relating to race and social justice.”
While White students were ineligible to compete in the event, they were able to apply for a judging position, though the university clarified that White students would be “selected with lower priority” than students of color, Chicago Thinker reported. [emphasis mine]
More information here.
The article at the first link above very carefully quotes the anti-discrimination policies of both universities that expressly forbid discriminating against anyone on the basis of race or color. When asked to explain the tournament’s violation of these policies, officials from Boston and Northeastern refused to respond. The Debate Society of Chicago University, which did compete in this segregated event, did respond, claiming that because of their good intentions — “combatting [sic] the ongoing legacy of racism in all levels of American competitive debate” — all the participating universities had the right to nonchalantly violate both their policies as well as every civil rights law passed since 1964.
For them, the solution to past racism is more racism! Orwell would be proud.
I find the decision to allow whites to judge this debate but not participate especially ironic. These bigots want to fight racism by banning whites from competing, but somehow consider it okay for those same banned whites to judge the work of blacks. I guess they consider whites to be inherently superior. Blacks can’t compete with them, and also need them to judge their work. Seems very racist to me.
I have asked this question repeatedly when reporting on such bigoted activities at most modern universities and I ask it again: Why in the hell would any student want to attend such a racist institution, dedicated to promoting hate and resentment between races? There are so many other options available that do not promote bigotry. Why give these corrupt institutions your money?
I also ask again: Why are any federal or state government as well as any private corporation providing any funds to these colleges? Besides promoting odious racism, they are also violating the law. Yet both receive grants from all three (see here and here). Do Americans of all stripes now support such discrimination? Or have Americans become so disengaged with reality (as they stare at their smart phones) that they simply don’t care that evil is being routinely promoted in academia?
Either way, we are truly doomed, if something does not change. And quickly.
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