American University in Washington, D.C., has reportedly banned white students from using its new “student lounge” for the spring semester, according to the College Fix.
According to ConservativeDailyPost: This new method of fighting “racism” is apparently accomplished by banning White students from the newly opened Bridge Cafe as the National Association Of Black Journalists demand segregation. Bridge Cafe was said to have been created to be a place for students and student organizations to meet and discuss things or plan activities, as well as hold events such as slam poetry.
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The recent event of “racism” that American University is claiming to be responding to by banning White students from this Cafe refers to a “pre-meditated banana assault”. The incident involved students hanging bananas on a pole, which two unidentified students have claimed responsibility for as a practical joke with no racial intent. Despite the fact that the students involved explained there was no racial intent behind their practical joke, the university withheld this information from students and press until it was retrieved through a Freedom of Information Act request. Also, the University knowing that there was, in fact, no racist intent behind these pranks did not stop the FBI from getting involved, wasting tax dollars and precious FBI time on a hoax.
It was in response to this “racist” incident, that student protesters made a list of demands. Ironically, the list is full of racism, such as the Cafe that excludes White students but also includes extensions on tests for all non-White students and an inquisition against “racism”. Of course, the first list of demands being granted immediately did not stop the protesters. Part of the new list of demands aimed at staff included increasing quotas for non-White professors and instituting re-education programs for staff.
New parts of the demands aimed towards students included tuition freezes for non-Whites in addition to increased financial aid and a “de-colonialized” curriculum removing White European and American history and influence. Not content on simply being filled with racism against White students, the protesters included antisemitism into their new list which demands that the university and all faculty divest from the “apartheid” state of Israel. The new president of American University has stated that there will be “no tolerance for anyone creating a hostile environment for students of color”
This is becoming a worrying trend in the so-called academic world in the United States, with a massive increase of both hate crime hoaxes and an increase in physical attacks and censorship towards Trump supporters. The response of the universities in most cases is to pretend that the physical attacks aren’t happening and that the “hate crimes” are. While American University has gone about their supposed solution to imagined “White racism”, other universities such as Columbia University have set aside vast amounts of tax-payer money to pay for Muslim prayer spaces and “coordinators for Muslim life”. In Loyola University, students were pressured to cancel an “America” themed party, because the Dean said that it would be “offensive” and “oppressive”.
This has created a very hostile environment for conservative students and staff. Even in Ivy League institutions such as Yale, over 75% of students felt that conservative ideas were unwelcome as opposed to over 98% saying that liberal ideas were welcome. This case is not even a rarity, almost all universities are awash in leftist propaganda and despite all of the rhetoric about “diversity” and “openness”, there is an extreme hostility to a diversity of opinion. As it is with most things, it’s likely that the reason for this is because of liberal corruption and subsidization of academia. The left, unable to sell their ideas in the free market, instead relies on the government to steal tax dollars to fund them instead.
Thankfully this trend may be coming to an end soon, as President Trump has started to take a step to cure the liberal corruption affecting our public schools. First by electing DeVos as secretary of education, who has a long history of pro-free market ideas towards education. Second by pulling direct federal involvement out of education K-12 through a new executive order. There is hope that this return to a more free market approach to education will continue to be implemented into our higher education as well as public schools. The result of such an implementation would likely bring a resurgence in free and open discourse that used to be a hallmark of American freedom and is what made us the freest country in the world.