Cal Berkeley implements self-segregation

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Sometimes you come across a story that just seems too far-fetched to be true and it’s hard to know where to go with it. This is one of those. CampusReform reports:

The University of California (UC) is implementing a new solution to combat racial discrimination among students: themed housing for minority students.

The People of Color Caucus together with the Demographic Inclusion Task Force (DITF), a division of the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) at UC Berkeley, have led a series of focus groups recently as part of ongoing efforts to establish a Person of Color (PoC) theme house for the Fall 2016 academic quarter, the school newspaper reported.

The PoC theme house would be similar to its other theme houses catering specifically to minority students, including an LGBTQIA & Queer theme house and an African-American theme house (“Afro-House”).

So let me see if I’ve got this right… they’re going to “combat racial discrimination” by segregating students based on minority traits?

In previous stories, schools have gotten in trouble for having ethnic-themed parties. Now they’re implementing ethnic housing?!?! How is THAT ok? And they wonder why we’re so confused.

If a panel of white students and/or administrators had come up with this plan and decided to institute an “Afro-House” you can be 100% CERTAIN that the Rev. Al Sharpton would have been on-site with the New Black Panthers in tow ginning up the segregation rhetoric complete with a civil lawsuit!

And right about now the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is wondering what the heck happened to all his hard work… I’m wondering the same thing.

Read the full article at CampusReform.

Photo credit Jose Antonio Lopez Cotallo