I know I’m supposed to be outraged by this. But I can’t help but be amused by it. Maybe it’s just how in-your-face and out-in-the-open their irony [read hypocrisy] is. They want to tackle racism and embrace “diversity,” but they tell white people that they’re not allowed. They’re a parody of themselves, and I think it’s hilarious.
However, at the same time, I can’t help but wonder what would’ve happened if things had been reversed. Can you imagine the fire and brimstone that would have been hurled by the media and political establishment at a college group for scheduling something like a “diversity” get-together and then excluding blacks? We’d never hear the end of it until the group itself was dissolved, and the college president was forced to issue an apology for allowing the group to exist. The college’s reputation would be destroyed, everyone would be forced to resign, and they’d have to pay billions of dollars in reparations and lawsuit settlements for the next decade to alumni who were unable to find work because of their affiliation with that racist training camp of a college.
But since this was an instance where whiteys were excluded, it’s no big deal. Remember, white people owned slaves a long time ago, so we kind of had it coming. Here’s King 5 News in Olympia, WA:
An attempt to fight racism at a community college may have backfired.
A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College [in Olympia, WA] sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers.
The “Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color” encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time of what was being called a “happy hour” to “build support and community” for people of color.
The invite made it clear white people were not invited.
The email read: “If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism, white supremacy, and white privilege to better our campus community and yourselves, please feel free to do just that.”
“It was obviously a mistake,” said SPSCC’s Dean of College Relations, Kellie Purce Braseth. Braseth said the group that put out the email last week apologized the next day and canceled the event.
She said the college believes the best way to celebrate and discuss diversity is to include everyone.
“If you want to come you should be able to come, that just makes a richer conversation,” said Braseth.
Karama Blackhorn, program coordinator for the school’s Diversity and Equity Center, helped write the invitation.
She said it could have been worded differently, but she maintains the staff members of color would have a more honest discussion about race without white employees.
“When trying to explicitly talk about race it can be a really difficult conversation for a lot of people,” said Blackhorn.
Blackhorn didn’t really back down from anything. She told King 5 News that “that space is not for white people. That space is for people of color.” And no, she didn’t appear to be black. She looked like a white person who felt good about herself for keeping white people out of a “diversity” appreciation party. She seemed very aware of her own innate “white privilege.”