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U. Michigan Hosts Racially Segregated ‘Diversity Town Halls’

U. Michigan Hosts Racially Segregated ‘Diversity Town Halls’

It’s all about safe spaces.

It’s almost like the people who are pushing the higher education diversity agenda don’t know what diversity really means. Almost.

Heat Street reports:

University of Michigan Hosts ‘Diversity Town Halls’ … That Are Racially Segregated

Three weeks ago, the University of Michigan discovered racist fliers posted around campus. One listed reasons “why white women shouldn’t date black men,” while another extolled the virtues of whiteness.

But the university’s response wasn’t to bring the various parties together to talk it through. Instead, in a move that would seem oxymoronic, they held separate meeting by race.

The University of Michigan is far from alone. As racial tensions plague campuses, more administrators are turning to second-wave segregationsim in the name of creating a “safe space” for students of color to address legitimately disturbing occurrences.

The University of Michigan held a series of “diversity town halls” on Oct. 11 to discuss the racist posters, Black Lives Matter, and police violence in the United States. White students were excluded from the first meeting, and organizers also reportedly asked a Michigan Daily reporter to leave.

The point was to allow minority students “be as open and honest with other people of color as they possibly could be,” said Jonathan Wells, director of UM’s Residential College. Wells did not respond to Heat Street’s request for comment, but he told the Michigan Daily, “Sometimes our initial reaction is to say that’s a group separating themselves out. That’s unhealthy, but this is why we’re coming together at the end of the evening as one group.”


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