Remember back in the day when brave black men and women battled for the right to simply eat at the same lunch counter as their white counterparts? To drink from the same fountain, and use the same bathroom? The Civil Rights Movement, right?
Yeah, well, it seems this current generation is bound and determined to undo all the results of this hard fought victory by going back to segregation. What’s worse is that they’re doing so in the name of “racial reconciliation.”
Brown University has decided to offer segregated dinner groups so black students can sit by themselves.
According to The Daily Caller:
Brown University has decided to offer a new kind of segregation, but now it’s being billed as “racial reconciliation” as the academic institution promotes segregated “dinner discussion groups” where black students can sit by themselves. Muslim women are also separated from others who are not of their sex and religion.
In the wake of the Charlottesville riots, the university is using a $30,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities to “break down racial hierarchies and create a positive narrative about race in the community,” reports the The Brown Daily Herald.
The source of the funding is the Newman’s Own Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Brown University Chaplain Rev. Janet Cooper-Nelson will be leading these reconciliation discussions, which she told the Brown newspaper will “allow the women to engage in topics such as the intersection of race, Islam and gender fluidity.”
Jamall Calloway, a Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America fellow, told the paper that he is optimistic the segregated groups won’t avoid controversial issues.
“I want to make sure that justice and liberation and fairness for black people isn’t compromised in rhetoric that focuses on healing and reconciliation,” Calloway said.
Is this the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had when he was sitting in a Birmingham jail, or marching on Selma? Was it the same one he had while giving his famous “I have a dream” speech?
Many wonderful men and women — both black and white — sacrificed much in order to establish unity, for all people to be treated equally. All bearing the image of God have intrinsic value, and now, due to the stupidity of a new generation, it’s all being tossed in the trash can.
Where does it all end?