America, ask yourself: do we a) wipe out all reminder of our history that involved the evil of slavery or b) re-instate segregation because that will better support the rights of blacks in our Nation?
Answer: Let’s do both!
Most recently in New Orleans, but happening elsewhere in the country, SJWs are working tirelessly to remove all vestiges of history that remind us the USA’s time as a Slavery Supporting Evil Nation by tearing down Civil War monuments and renaming buildings and institutions. I can hear their motto now: Destroying our history to preserve our future. Lauren Southern talks about just this in The Destruction of History.
But not all blacks think this is such a great thing. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was recently interviewed by Fox and one of the hosts Brian Kilmeade asked her:
“I want to talk about where your book starts, and that’s our constitution […] As an African-American woman, do you see yourself in this constitution?
Do you think that, when we look at nine of our first twelve presidents as slave owners, should we start taking their statues down and say, we’re embarrassed by you?”
Rice didn’t think so:
“I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you.’ So I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners. I want us to have to look at those names, and realize what they did, and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history.”
Rice, currently a Senior Fellow at the Stanford School of Business, said, “When you start wiping out your history; sanitizing your history to make you feel better? It’s a bad thing.”
She then took a quick trip through the constitution as it relates to blacks in America.
Noting that her ancestors were originally counted as three-fifths of a man, how her father faced trouble in 1952 trying to register to vote in Birmingham, Alabama, and how, in 2005, she stood in the Ben Franklin Room of the State Department and was administered an oath of office by “a Jewish woman Supreme Court justice, that’s the story of America,” she said.
Rice said George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other slave owners were “people of their times.” “What we should celebrate is that from the Jeffersons and the Washingtons as slave owners,” she added, “look at where we are now.”
At Harvard, however, they’re working to turn back the clock. Blacks are leading the way to segregate themselves, so I guess it’s ok this time. And I’m impressed that these Harvard students raised the money to pay for this, instead of demanding it from Harvard, but it’s seems like a waste of money.
Harvard University will be holding a special separate graduation ceremony this year for black graduate students, with plans to expand the new tradition to include black undergraduate students.
The special ceremony and subsequent reception will feature some 125 black students, who raised upwards of $27,000 themselves to cover the ceremony and party, The College Fix reported. It is worth noting that these students will also be taking part in the regular Harvard graduation ceremony for all students…
“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” said Michael Huggins, soon to graduate with a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. “It’s an event where we can see each other and our parents and family can see us as a collective, whole group. A community.”
“This is not about segregation,” Huggins added. “It’s about fellowship and building a community. This is a chance to reaffirm for each other that we enter the work world with a network of supporters standing with us. We are all partners.”
Except that graduation ceremonies already provided a venue where parents, family and friends could celebrate the achievement and take note of the “network of supporters” without regard to race, color or creed…
The Root reported that black student college graduation rates across the country averaged 44 percent in 2011, yet the graduation rate for black students at Harvard approached 96 percent, far higher than the national average and seemingly indicative of there not really being a problem with black students being unable to achieve success at the school.
Not so fast though, as student Courtney Woods, soon to hold a master’s degree in education policy and management, explained: “Harvard’s institutional foundation is in direct conflict with the needs of black students. There is a legacy of slavery, epistemic racism and colonization at Harvard, which was an institution founded to train rising imperialist leaders. This is a history that we are reclaiming.”
If a group of students wants to raise $27,000 to have their own private graduation ceremony/party, more power to them, I guess. But why?! And how does excluding other races not just keep racism going?
But maybe they’re on to something. Come on white people, let’s start holding our own private functions just for whites! Oh, wait? That’s racism and not allowed? Even if we pay for it ourselves?
Liberal logic goes something like this: