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Micro-aggression is such horse shit
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what was the civil rights movement again?


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This is a disturbing trend which I can't imagine being constitutional...


how? especially if they're volunteering to segregate themselves. if they were being forced then you would be right

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So in South Africa they started a massive civil movement against apartheid because you know, segregation is bad and now they want segregation? wut.

not south africa though
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It's not segregated housing. Participation is, according to the university's spokesperson, open to students of any racial/ethnic background and completely voluntary, the housing units constituting the "learning community" are located within a larger complex of about 200 units that are also available to students of any racial/ethnic background and are not physically separated from these units, students from outside the "learning community" aren't prevented from interacting with students from within it or vice versa, it's just not segregated housing.
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sundin13 wrote:

This is a disturbing trend which I can't imagine being constitutional...


how? especially if they're volunteering to segregate themselves. if they were being forced then you would be right



The black population "segregating themselves" is just another way of saying that they are kicking out whites (and potentially other non-black ethnicities). That said, even if it is constitutional, its still fucking stupid.
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The black population "segregating themselves" is just another way of saying that they are kicking out whites (and potentially other non-black ethnicities). That said, even if it is constitutional, its still fucking stupid.


Anyone can apply to live in these units, the units aren't physically separated from other units in the complex they occupy, participation is voluntary, and only a small handful of students living in the dorms (24 out of 1,000) are even involved in it. This is a tempest in a teacup being roiled by The College Fix, Fox News, Breitbart, The Blaze, and other right-wing outlets.
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sundin13 wrote:

The black population "segregating themselves" is just another way of saying that they are kicking out whites (and potentially other non-black ethnicities). That said, even if it is constitutional, its still fucking stupid.


Anyone can apply to live in these units, the units aren't physically separated from other units in the complex they occupy, participation is voluntary, and only a small handful of students living in the dorms (24 out of 1,000) are even involved in it. This is a tempest in a teacup being roiled by The College Fix, Fox News, Breitbart, The Blaze, and other right-wing outlets.


I was speaking about the idea, not this particular execution of the idea. However, from what I can tell, this housing is designed to be a "safe space" for the black community. The reason this particular implementation is open is likely because actually having communities segregated at a policy level would be unconstitutional.
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sundin13 wrote:

I was speaking about the idea, not this particular execution of the idea. However, from what I can tell, this housing is designed to be a "safe space" for the black community. The reason this particular implementation is open is likely because actually having communities segregated at a policy level would be unconstitutional.


The stated purpose of the "learning community" is, from the university's standpoint, to provide a network and foster a community of peers and professors for those interested in things like Pan-African studies. That's what the university's web page and their spokesperson say about it, anyway. It honestly sounds a bit like a fraternity or sorority.
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sundin13 wrote:

I was speaking about the idea, not this particular execution of the idea. However, from what I can tell, this housing is designed to be a "safe space" for the black community. The reason this particular implementation is open is likely because actually having communities segregated at a policy level would be unconstitutional.


The stated purpose of the "learning community" is, from the university's standpoint, to provide a network and foster a community of peers and professors for those interested in things like Pan-African studies. That's what the university's web page and their spokesperson say about it, anyway. I honestly don't see what the "learning community" adds that a club or fraternity/sorority wouldn't, so I'll agree that this seems pretty pointless, but segregation it is not.


It is a middle-ground for those who want segregation. Half way there, but with enough moral ambiguity that it can slide. Its not segregation by policy, but I would be extremely interested to see what the social attitudes would be in communities such as that. The idea is "black community", so would a white person be seen as intruding?
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