By Max R. Weller
I saw this story in the Daily Camera yesterday: CU-Boulder racism protest canceled after African-American students object.
No, I’m NOT making this up. I thought it was interesting enough to interrupt my vacation to post about what seems to me so very typical of white people inside the Boulder Bubble (a city as racially exclusive as Provo, UT but one that preaches about “inclusiveness” and “diversity”). Quoting from the article below:
A Friday rally planned at the University of Colorado to protest racism and show support for the University of Missouri, where demonstrations led to the resignation of campus leaders this week, was canceled after the event drew complaints from African-American students on campus.
The rally, organized by a CU sociology class on racial inequality called “Whiteness Studies,” was set for 3:30 p.m. Friday outside the student center.
But when event details went public, leaders of CU’s Black Student Alliance said they had not been consulted and felt as if they were being silenced by the class.
“It’s not anyone that’s being affected telling the story, it’s only white people telling the story,” said Paris Ferribee, co-president of CU’s Black Student Alliance.
She said the group organizing the rally stifled the voices of African-Americans and other marginalized students at CU by shutting them out of the conversation.
“That’s a slap in the face and that’s practicing racism, whether they want to believe it or not,” Ferribee said. “They used their white privilege and oppressed voices and stifled voices that are experiencing this every day.”
On Facebook late Thursday, one of the event’s organizers posted an apology to black students at CU.
Seriously, I’m in complete agreement with the black students on this one; white liberals — especially here in Boulder — are very condescending to minorities at the same time they pretend to “stand in solidarity” with them.
And let’s be brutally honest: A degree in Sociology won’t help you get a job at McDonald’s, but it will qualify you to work part-time for $11/hour at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. There, you can pretend to “transition” drunken bums from Denver and elsewhere into solid citizens, who will vote for Democrats and higher taxes at every opportunity.
Boulder, CO Minstrel Show performer circa 1900