It seems as if "People Of Color" otherwise known as POC, have found an area of total agreement with members of White Supremacy groups, at least the POC's on college campuses otherwise referred to as "special snowflakes."
On August 9, 2016 Campus Reform reported on a Facebook post from a student at a Claremont college, advertising for a roommate, but they were only considering 'POC Only' because "I don’t want to live with any white folks." This sparked controversy when another student asked "POC only?’ Maybe I’m missing something or misunderstanding your post, but how is that not a racist thing to say?"
The following response caught my eye:
"People of color are allowed to create safe POC only spaces. It is not reverse racism or discriminatory, it is self preservation [sic]," Sara Roschdi (PZ ’17).
Interesting argument, but if the person that stated that had spent more time studying history and less defending self-imposed segration in college campuses, they might have realized that is exactly the same argument that racist White Nationalists groups have used throughout history, including the Nazis that "forbade sexual relations and marriages between Germans and Jews, and later between Germans and Romani and Slavs," in order to "preserve" the Aryan race.
Via Wiki: "White nationalists argue that every nationality feels a natural affection for its own kind. They advocate racial self-preservation and claim that culture is a product of race."
So when we see other students, such as AJ León (PZ ’18), a member of the Pitzer Latino Student Union, defending that reasoning by stating "This is directed to protect POC, not white people. Don’t see how this is racist at all," one has to wonder if they also believe that white supremacy groups are not "racist" either, or if they are simply so blinded by their own racism, they are incapable of seeing how much they sound just like them.
What these social justice "people of color" seem unable to see is that they have become exactly what they claim all whites are... racists.
It has gotten to the point where older alumni are pulling back on donations to their former schools, as NYT reports:
A backlash from alumni is an unexpected aftershock of the campus disruptions of the last academic year. Although fund-raisers are still gauging the extent of the effect on philanthropy, some colleges — particularly small, elite liberal arts institutions — have reported a decline in donations, accompanied by a laundry list of complaints.
Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.
Interestingly enough, some of the comments on the NTY article, shows that even the liberal readership sees the absurdity of what is happening at college universities across America- Via Hot Air:
Todd Stuart writes: "Good for the alumni. It feels like these institutions have lost their focus. Their historical mission was to educate in the liberal tradition. That tradition is based on presenting ideas, challenging and sometimes difficult ideas to students. It goes back to the days of Socrates. But recently students have decided they are entitled to pick and choice which ideas they want to hear, and need safe spaces to recover from exposure to the hard ones. This is combined with a shocking lack of understanding of free speech. Why would anyone who believes in the true mission of education support the current institutions financially. To do so is tacit approval of their present condition."
Frank L writes: "I am much closer in age to this millennial generation than the alumni described in the article but I sympathize with the latter. This absurd mindset of victimization, needing 'safe spaces' and feeling vulnerable to 'triggers' starts to look like a pathology. They should savor their victories on the campus while they can because the real world will not rearrange itself to quiet their tantrums and outbursts."
Do they really not see that they are becoming the very same type of people they are protesting against? This whole "social justice warrior" issue is out of control, not only on college campuses, but it is contaminating the very fabric of society.
Bret Easton Ellis, American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer, recently was quoted by The Independent, Reason Magazine, and others for a monologue where he ripped into social justice warriors and political correctness. He was responding to "critics" of a LA Weekly article about musician Sky Ferreira that focused on why her sex appeal "is what pop music needs right now."
To pretend that looks or that hotness, whether you're a guy or a girl, shouldn't make you popular, is one of those sad politically correct stances that make you question the validity, the reality, of politically correct thinking, and a few journalistic reactions to the LA Weekly piece. This ode to Sky Ferreira may not have been that well written, but it is clearly written honestly by, yes, most definitely a man, who is, yes, most definitely looking at a woman he desires, and writing about that desire. What's wrong with that? Even if it overshadows what he thinks about her music, so what if he's honest about objectifying her?
Oh, clearly you didn't think the little snowflake justice warriors everywhere, from the LAist to Flavorwire to Jezebel to Teen Vogue to Vulture, were going to let this innocuous piece go unnoticed without having a hissy fit? Oh yes, most deliciously, the little snowflakes got so pissed off and were just sooo unbelievably offended by this piece, that they had to denounce it. Oh, little snowflakes, when did you all become grandmothers and society matrons, clutching your pearls in horror at someone who has an opinion about something, a way of expressing themselves that's not the mirror image of yours, you snivelling little weak-ass narcissists? The high moral tone from social justice warriors is always out of scale with what they are indignant about. When did this hideous and probably nerve-wracking way of living begin transforming you into the authoritarian language police, with your strict set of little rules and manufactured outrage, demanding apologies from every sandwich or salad you didn't like?
Race relations have reached an all time low accordig to the most recent polls, coincidentally under Obama's presidency, with many believing the cause is directly related to Obama's hatred of whites and his continued divisive rhetoric pushing racial divisions.
These divisions haven't stopped at race though, as Obama has been pushing class warefare, race warfare, pitting religious groups against other religious groups, and these "social justice warriors," are nothing more than the manifestation of Obama's own ideology.
Below is the 50 Shades August 10, 2016 compilation of social justice warrior fails... language warning.