Black Lives Matter activists don’t want you to get your information about their movement from the white media. They want you to get your facts straight from the horse’s mouth. To that end, they’ve developed a website called TheDemands.org, where you can peruse the endless series of demands these activists are making of universities across the country. And, if you have the attention span to pore through thousands of itemized demands, you can see for yourself just how ludicrous this movement really is.
These activists should be thankful that most people will get their information from the media, because it’s only because of the liberal New York establishment that this movement has any traction at all. The vast majority of black Americans would laugh themselves silly at some of these demands, to say nothing of any other racial group.
Let’s look at a few of the most absurd.
Here’s one for the nation:
WE DEMAND free tuition for Black and indigenous students
So yeah. That should orient you really quickly to where we are on the map. What else?
We demand that Black-identifying students make up 13 percent of Tufts undergraduate population.
13 percent exactly? Or is that a floor? And what exactly qualifies as “Black-identifying?” Can Tufts get around this demand by talking a certain percentage of their white students into marking “black” on their applications? Hey, free tuition.
President Martin must issue a statement to the Amherst College community at large that states we do not tolerate the actions of student(s) who posted the “All Lives Matter” posters.
Heh. That phrase really pisses them off, doesn’t it? That fact alone should be enough to tell you everything you need to know about this hateful organization.
Integrate the history of Brown’s role in the slave trade into orientation for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Nothing kicks off your academic career like learning that your university is dripping with guilt over its racially questionable past.
Mandatory and periodic racial sensitivity trainings for all professors. The majority of the 20 students at the first social recalled instances in which professors made racially insensitive remarks, asked students to represent their race in class, or repeatedly mistook students for other students of color in the class.
So…which type of sensitivity training will prevent a professor from mistaking one black student for another? Does it involve Memory-type games? Professor sits down in front of a screen and has to correctly answer questions about whether or not he’s seen this particular face before or not?
These activists think they are fighting the same battle as their 1960s predecessors. The only problem is that their predecessors had legitimate grievances and reasonable demands. They were battling against real injustice. Their dreams were righteous and honorable.
This…this is just whining. And it’s only a matter of time before the majority of Americans realize that behind all of the slogans and protests, there is only smoke and mirrors.