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i-dolatryby baldilocks

Behold the New Seg­re­ga­tion! From last month:

Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­sity Los Ange­les recently rolled out seg­re­gated hous­ing for black students.

The arrange­ment comes roughly nine months after the university’s Black Stu­dent Union issued a set of demands in response to what its mem­bers con­tend are fre­quent “racist attacks” on cam­pus, such as “racially insen­si­tive remarks” and “microag­gres­sions” by pro­fes­sors and stu­dents. One demand was for a “CSLA hous­ing space del­e­gated for Black students.”

[It] would pro­vide a cheaper alter­na­tive hous­ing solu­tion for Black stu­dents. This space would also serve as a safe space for Black CSLA stu­dents to con­gre­gate, con­nect, and learn from each other,” the demand let­ter stated.

(…)

Cal State LA joins UConn, UC Davis and Berke­ley in offer­ing seg­re­gated hous­ing ded­i­cated to black stu­dents. While these hous­ing options are tech­ni­cally open to all stu­dents, they’re billed and used as arrange­ments in which black stu­dents can live with one another.

(Empha­sis mine. Per­son­ally, I learned a lot from other black stu­dents in my K-​12 years when I used to get accused by them of want­ing to be white. My “crime?” Get­ting good grades.)

I’d almost be for the new seg­re­ga­tion, if I thought it was based on shak­ing off the unspo­ken use­less­ness of the old inte­gra­tion and unac­knowl­edged black infe­ri­or­ity com­plex which made inte­gra­tion seem nec­es­sary — the notion that white schools, neigh­bor­hood and busi­nesses were bet­ter because they were white.

But I sus­pect that, just like all the Left­ist move­ments of this cen­tury — pun intended — the ide­o­log­i­cal foun­da­tion of the new seg­re­ga­tion is non-​existent. A true ide­o­log­i­cal foun­da­tion would require inde­pen­dent read­ing, mostly from the works of evil dead racist white males or from the non-​white Civil Rights pro­po­nents of the 20th cen­tury. I’d wager that none of the new seg­re­ga­tion­ists have read The Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of Mal­colm X or Why We Can’t Wait. Too long; too many words to look up.

Assum­ing that the vast major­ity of the new seg­re­ga­tion­ists are not paid to do what they are doing — and I think that only the lead­ers are paid – by hid­den actors – it’s a safe bet that the new seg­re­ga­tion is based more on [insert race/​ethnicity here] Supremacy — an old form of idolatry.

It’s Car­cass Wor­ship. Love of dust and clay. Unrequited.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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i-dolatryby baldilocks

Behold the New Segregation! From last month:

California State University Los Angeles recently rolled out segregated housing for black students.

The arrangement comes roughly nine months after the university’s Black Student Union issued a set of demands in response to what its members contend are frequent “racist attacks” on campus, such as “racially insensitive remarks” and “microaggressions” by professors and students. One demand was for a “CSLA housing space delegated for Black students.”

“[It] would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students. This space would also serve as a safe space for Black CSLA students to congregate, connect, and learn from each other,” the demand letter stated.

(…)

Cal State LA joins UConnUC Davis and Berkeley in offering segregated housing dedicated to black students. While these housing options are technically open to all students, they’re billed and used as arrangements in which black students can live with one another.

(Emphasis mine. Personally, I learned a lot from other black students in my K-12 years when I used to get accused by them of wanting to be white. My “crime?” Getting good grades.)

I’d almost be for the new segregation, if I thought it was based on shaking off the unspoken uselessness of the old integration and unacknowledged black inferiority complex which made integration seem necessary—the notion that white schools, neighborhood and businesses were better because they were white.

But I suspect that, just like all the Leftist movements of this century—pun intended—the ideological foundation of the new segregation is non-existent. A true ideological foundation would require independent reading, mostly from the works of evil dead racist white males or from the non-white Civil Rights proponents of the 20th century.  I’d wager that none of the new segregationists have read The Autobiography of Malcolm X or Why We Can’t Wait. Too long; too many words to look up.

Assuming that the vast majority of the new segregationists are not paid to do what they are doing—and I think that only the leaders are paid–by hidden actors–it’s a safe bet that the new segregation is based more on [insert race/ethnicity here] Supremacy—an old form of idolatry.

It’s Carcass Worship. Love of dust and clay. Unrequited.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks