Saturday, November 5, 2016

Posters proclaiming white superiority at University of Michigan spark outrage

By Michael Schramm, University of Michigan 

The University of Michigan community awoke this morning to fliers containing racially offensive messages proclaiming white superiority.

One poster, titled “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men” included claims that black men are “more likely to abuse you,” “have STDs” and “Your kids probably wouldn’t be smart.”
Another poster told “Euro-Americans” to stop “apologizing,” “living in fear” and “denying your heritage.”
According to a statement signed by University of Michigan’s president, provost, vice president for student life and the vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs, the fliers were discovered in Haven and Mason halls — two interconnected academic buildings on University of Michigan’s campus.
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“While we continue to defend any individual’s right to free speech on our campus, these types of attacks directed toward any individual or group, based on a belief or characteristic, are inconsistent with the university’s values of respect, civility and equality. We also have a responsibility to create a learning environment that is free of harassment,” read part of the statement.

The dean of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Andrew Martin, also released a statement:
“These posters advocating white supremacy strike at the very heart and soul of the College. Their presence marred our physical spaces—in Haven and Mason halls—where we hold our classes and where our faculty and staff work, and are an assault on everything we believe in as a liberal arts college and as a diverse community.”
As the day progressed, reports of another poster began circulating on social media.
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Kim Broekhuizen, Michigan’s lead public affairs specialist, told USA TODAY College that there are no further updates at this time.
“We continue to follow up on reports of fliers on campus,” she says.
Comment:


To those of you who are outraged by this, I think part of the blame must go to extremist Black movements such as Black Lives Matter.

Most college students (not all) tend to be on the liberal side.  They tend to be anti-racist, and often stand up for the rights of non-Whites.
Now along comes Black Lives Matter (and other groups) who say in a nutshell, "All our problems are Whitey's fault.  ALL Whites must take the blame and ALL Whites must pay compensation for past injustices."


Now some of these liberal Whites are saying, "WTF did I do?  I've been trying to help and now you tell me it's MY fault and I owe you restitution?  Well fuck you!"

Quite frankly, I don't blame them.


Black Lives Matter and similar extremist groups are beginning to alienate their own White supporters.  However, I say just let them.  If they want to cut their own throats that's fine with me.

Dan 88!


2 comments:

  1. Exactly. Let it all fall...so we can re-build it again, the right way.

    88!!

    ~Johann Hauptmann

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    1. Indeed. Sometimes we have to scrap a thing and start from scratch.

      Dan 88!

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