The disease known as Acute Wokeness is spreading faster than the coronavirus at the University of Connecticut. That’s where the Undergraduate Student Government was roiled this week by two abrupt resignations: The president and vice president, who were only elected to lead four short months ago, stepped down to “make space” for new leaders who do not suffer from the tragic sin of having white skin.
In a statement, Vice President Alex Ose said that “the climate and incidents of racial injustice across the country and at the university” made it necessary for her to resign her post.
“I feel that it is my duty to step down from my position to make space for BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) voices to truly rise and be heard. It is my responsibility to make space, not to create an echo,” she told The Daily Campus.
Ose said that the other white members of the student government should follow her example and ask themselves if they really believe “they are making space for the voices that need to be heard right now.”
Unable to resist the pressure put on him by his running mate, President Joshua Crow announced two days later that he would follow suit.
“It is important in this time to ensure that marginalized groups have the platforms they need,” he said.
Neither Crow nor Ose explained why it was that (sigh) “BIPOC” students couldn’t have run for election four months ago and won support from the student voters, but we assume there was a very good reason for it. More accurately, we assume that it doesn’t matter. If students of color can’t win elections, it’s obviously because the student body is so infected with racism that they can’t get a fair hearing. It’s up to white people to deliberately take themselves out of the running so that black students can have a chance.
Because THAT’S not racist at all.
Oh by the way, do you want to know what happened to suddenly make Ose and Crow decide that they needed to immediately resign and make space for student leaders with more melanin in their skin? The student leadership released a survey asking students to share their experiences with discrimination.
According to the student paper, this survey drew criticism from students “who said the survey was tone-deaf and that it seemed like the page was plagiarizing the idea from student-run anonymous social media accounts like Black at UConn.”
And we’re sure that these same perpetually-aggrieved students will find some way to attack Ose and Crow for stepping down as well. If you think there’s a way you can “win” with these rabid morons, you haven’t been paying attention.
Have fun trying, though.