#StopWhitePeople2K16

 

RA-stopwhitepeople2k16Unfortunately I did not make up this hashtag. In fact, it’s not a hashtag in a social media search-term way. It’s the name of a course for Residential Assistants (what I remember calling dorm parents) at SUNY Binghamton.

Let me repeat: #StopWhitePeople2K16 is a training course for those responsible for our kids domiciles while at college.

According to the Binghamton Review “the event was meant to teach RA’s about “understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within.” This type of rhetoric is commonplace in the university, and has become inseparable from the concept of social justice.”

#StopWhitePeople2K16 has its supporters. If you read the comment section under the Review article, you will find justification for these reeducation camps.

This is a public university funded not only by students and parents, but taxpayers. This public institution houses a not insignificant number of college-educated people who believe what is necessary to combat bigotry and racism is a racist and bigoted course called #StopWhitePeople2K16.

If a course called #StopBlack(Gay, Muslim, fill in the blank)People2K16 this story would not have just caught a gust of social media wind, it would have been above the fold on every newspaper and leading news cycles for a week (a lifetime in today’s fast-paced media).

Until America (pointing at you, mainstream media) questions the left’s double standard on racism, the divide between races will only widen. When President Obama reportedly invites Al “White interloper,” “Don’t give the Jew a dime,” and “Burn, Cracker, burn” Sharpton to the White House over 100 times, it suggests that those on the left do not acknowledge black racism. It sends a message to our youth that white racism is the crux of our social problems and therefore we should only empathize with black racists.

And the result is that #AllLivesMatter is considered hate speech.

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  1. Guruforhire Inactive
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    Bryan G. Stephens:I do not think we need a white nationalist movement.

    If it were to come to pass what you have, then the nation will fall apart. Right now, it is the white majority that holds the nation together. The other races do not get along well with each other. If whites stop playing nice, it is all over.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/death-movement-conservatism/

    I think that is the big fear.  Which is why I think most people and conservatives especially are sticking their head in the sand and hoping that this will all go away.

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  2. Freesmith Inactive
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    Guruforhire:

    Bryan G. Stephens:I do not think we need a white nationalist movement.

    If it were to come to pass what you have, then the nation will fall apart. Right now, it is the white majority that holds the nation together. The other races do not get along well with each other. If whites stop playing nice, it is all over.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/death-movement-conservatism/

    I think that is the big fear. Which is why I think most people and conservatives especially are sticking their head in the sand and hoping that this will all go away.

    Fascinating piece by Rod Dreher, along with the linked articles. Thanks.

    I have two reactions. First, judging only from from these excerpts both Charles Murray and Dreher lived in a dream world. They both believed that the majority of everyday people were really altruistically selfless and would allow an unlimited number of others to be given what the majority thought they had had to earn. Perhaps that’s an aspect of Murray’s and Dreher’s ideas of American Exceptionalism.

    Second, the conclusions drawn – accurately I believe – about conservative principles and the majority of voters, which is that those principles have very little appeal, should cause an agonizing reappraisal of those principles, as well as a realization among certain conservatives that no matter what happens in 2016 their time is up.

    But it probably won’t.

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  3. MJBubba Inactive
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    CNN is reporting that the whole thing was “‘Ironic.'”

    I do not think I believe them.

    The university is running hard away from this.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/25/health/stop-white-people-suny-binghamton-trnd/

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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Richard Fulmer:I wonder, though, if BLM coupled with gang shootings has made “black culture” so dysfunctional (despite government support) that African Americans will begin abandoning it in increasing numbers. Take the incident in Milwaukee, for example. We now know that Sylville K. Smith was armed and a clear danger to the (black) police officer who shot and killed him. Even so, the shooting was “protested” by riots, destruction, and assaults. Enforcing the law will result in justified police shootings of criminals – black and white. If such shootings come to be routinely followed by death and destruction, then at some point, police will have to decide whether fewer people will die if they just pull out of black neighborhoods entirely. I doubt that this is the sort of calculation that the majority of African Americans want being made.

    Blacks are convinced that whites hate them and the racist cops are killing them because of it.  The MSM tells them it is so, their leaders tell them it is so, their heroes tell them it is so, the Democrats tell them it is so, their eyes tell them it is so.  Anything that involves killing cops and sticking it to the white man they are cool with.  As for the police, anything they will do will be wrong.  The smartest thing LEOs can do is go back to the doughnut shops.

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  5. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Z in MT: Many of them. From the Romans and Byzantines paying the Vandals and Huns, to the Saxons paying the Danegeld. It’s a sign of a collapse of will.

    I submit that paying protection to external enemies is a lesser collapse of the will than is paying the salaries of internal enemies. That’s what Maumauing was about.

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  6. TKC1101 Inactive
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    The solution is nasty but needs to be done. Start publishing a list and circulate it to hiring manager and executives at small, mid sized and large corporations listing universities with such nonsense as having “degrees of questionable value”

    If you go after and cause doubt in the value of the product by pointing out administration sanctioned stupidity it can    have a policing effect.

    I understand Mizzou has a very reduced freshman class this year after the shenanigans last year.

    Tie  the behavior to product value and destroy their brand.

    Incompetent and idiotic administrations cannot produce good  product over time.

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  7. TKC1101 Inactive
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    Dave Sussman: And the result is that #AllLivesMatter is considered hate speech

    And to think that a school that at one time produced graduates like Camille Paglia and TKC1101, (frequently mistaken for each other) has sunk so low.

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  8. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    TKC1101:

    Dave Sussman: And the result is that #AllLivesMatter is considered hate speech

    And to think that a school that at one time produced graduates like Camille Paglia and TKC1101, (frequently mistaken for each other) has sunk so low.

    That’s one handsome lady!

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  9. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    Freesmith:Recently a state legislature defunded part of the state university’s budget over similar leftist tripe. That got their attention.

    Conservatives criticize Congress for not using the power of the purse to reign in Obama; but then Mr. Sussman posts an article like this and the demand by commenters for the state assembly to do something takes a long time to appear – and then is dismissed as impossible.

    I wish there was the will for line item budgeting, but it’s the same argument we have been volleying for at least 30 years. However, the issue is bigger than courage at the state assembly. It’s cultural and as someone with soon to be college-aged kids, why would I focus on this issue until the issue affects me (or more directly, my kids)?

    College is temporary in most people’s lives. Unless you are teaching or in admin you are unlikely to be exposed to this. Even students are there but for a short 4 years, so at any one time most people are not exposed to college. It’s when parents are paying $40k a year they pay attention. In Los Angeles, the parents of Jewish students are finally awaking to the BDS anti-semitism that has taken root at UCLA (5th largest Jewish city in the world), and even with their outrage it’s tough to overturn the ingrained decades long groupthink.

    Unless we use multiple forums like this as our mountaintops to scream from, no one will notice, and even then many won’t care because they don’t have kids in school.

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