Tuesday, March 17, 2015

At Ryerson College in Canada, Segregation Rules

Hat tip The College Fix and the Ryersonian

Ah yes! To be young and stupid. If you think academia in Canada is more sensible than down here in the lower 48-think again. Here is how the topic of race is handled at Ryerson College, where two white students were excluded from a meeting on racism-or racialism, whatever that is.

Here is the point: When it comes to race relations, we are going in reverse. It is the 21st century, and white people are not the enemy of non-whites. There are certainly divisions and disagreements on matters pertaining to race, but if we are to surmount them whites are part of the process and part of the solution.

What I find very disconcerting is the growing demonization of whites. We see it in academia with all this new talk about "white privilege, whatever that is-I certainly never enjoyed any. We also see it in the seemingly growing number of whites being assaulted by blacks at least in the US.

At any rate, excluding whites from discussions on improving race relations is not going to improve anything.


elwood p suggins said...

Technically, I guess the lady told the white students they could not attend since they had not previously been "racialized", rather than specifically because they were white. Looks to me like they in fact became racialized at that moment, and should have been admitted. Or maybe it is not possible for whites to be racialized??

Later, of course, the RSU coordinator actually admitted that they could not attend because they were white (and apparently for no other reason). Even if the first encounter with the lady was not, if this is not by definition racialization then
I guess I don't know what is.

Maybe that little meathead at Mizzou would feel "safer" at this campus in Canada. I would probably spring for part of her gas money if she promised to stay there and not comer back to the U.S. Not nearly as many guns there, you know, along with that really great socialized medicine (something like Obamacare on steroids??).

Siarlys Jenkins said...

So stop thinking of yourself as "white." Ain't nobody white except lepers and albinos. The flip side of that is, the identity "black" was invented by people who thought of themselves as "white," who told people who never thought of it before that they were "black." Or brown, yellow, whatever. No more white folks, no more black folks. A whole lot of well funded sinecures going down the drain.