The University of Connecticut has joined a handful of other universities in establishing a dorm for African-Americans, in this case males.
I wrote on this issue a few days ago to report that UC Irvine was going to have an all-black dorm. I view this as a step back into the past when southern states had segregation. That is exactly what this is.
In the case of UConn, the reasoning could not be more specious. It assumes that black male students cannot thrive in an integrated environment. How in the world does this contribute to scholarship? This at a time when a host of new buzz words is invading campus lexicon including, "the other".
This is another example of the warped thinking that pervades academia. Only a university could come up with an idea like this.