Just days ago Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of being a “throwback to the days of Jim Crow.”Last month Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) stood before a crowded auditorium and proclaimed, “[w]hile Jim Crow may be dead, he’s got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well. And a few of them are running around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” Such hateful rhetoric is now part and parcel of the Democratic Party leadership’s messaging. (Yet they still can’t figure out why they keep losing.)
They’re only half wrong. Indeed we are seeing elements of Jim Crow and the re-segregation of America along racial lines taking place today. But despite the constant calling out of non-existent institutional racism “seen” on the right, the facts are re-segregation efforts in America today are coming exclusively from the liberal left.And there are no more extreme places of liberal leftism than American colleges and universities.
The latest to pick up the effort to bring back racial segregating is the University of Colorado-Boulder. From the Daily Caller:
“The University of Colorado Boulder is creating a special new residence hall that will segregate black people away from the general student population.Officials at the taxpayer-funded school have announced a plan to transform Hallett Hall, a campus residence hall, into three separate “Living Learning Communities” beginning this fall, reports Campus Reform.
One of these “Living Learning Communities” will be set aside exclusively for “black-identified students and their allies.”
A second segregated community, “Multicultural Perspectives” will be for “students passionate about diversity.”Set aside for ‘black-identified students’? So there’s good news for Sean King, Rachel Dolezal and others who are going incognegro. Apparently you don’t have to actually be black but just identify.
It gets weirder:
“The third segregated community at CU Boulder, which already exists, is dormitory ghetto called “Spectrum” which is reserved only for “LGBTQIA-identifying students.” The unwieldy acronym “LGBTQIA” stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (or transsexual), queer, intersex and asexual (or ally).Together, the three segregated residential territories at Hallett Hall will be called a “Social Justice Living Environment.”
The “Living Learning Community” for “black-identified students and their allies” will provide a “supportive, social and communal space for students” who identify with “elements of the African & Black Diaspora,” according to the CU Boulder housing and dining services website.”
So there now are three “segregated communities” on campus. Last week, we learned of a “blacks-only” graduation ceremony at Harvard, and these movements are gaining momentum across America.
Having been exposed to a white-washed [pun intended] version of U.S. history, it’s doubtful many of the students at Boulder — or anywhere else — know who Ruby Bridges or the “Little Rock Nine” were, nor have a clue what these pictures and the events surrounding them are all about:
If they did, they’d know exactly what blacks in America once fought for was equality and desegregation of schools predominantly in the racist-Democrat controlled south. As a nation we manged to overcome and extinguish policies that said black boys and girls could not be educated along side whites. Now Democrats are successfully bringing back those racist, segregationist policies of yesteryear in the names of “fairness,” “tolerance,” and “inclusivity.”
How separating people from one another is “inclusive” is a mystery, but this much is certain — it’s liberals who are calling conservatives racists and bigots, yet are responsible for bringing back the policies of Jim Crow.
It’s an amazing shell game. The difference is that decades ago blacks were fighting against segregation on college campuses; today we’re actually now fighting for it.
Everything that’s old becomes new again, sooner or later, eh?
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]