“the organization of student housing around common identities”
Higher education seems to be doing all it can to reverse the gains made by the civil rights movement.
The College Fix reports:
Student newspaper editorial board endorses nonwhite segregated housing
The editorial board of a campus newspaper has endorsed a student proposal to establish segregated housing on campus, claiming that such housing will help make the school “safe” and “welcoming.”
The Coalition Against Racist Education Now, a coalition of activists students at Williams College, recently released a list of demands “calling upon the College’s trustees to fulfill their ‘obligation to the well-being and safety of its students, faculty and staff’,” according to The Williams Record.
Among those demands was a request for “affinity housing,” what the editorial board of The Record describes as “the organization of student housing around common identities.”
The board goes on to declare that it “wholeheartedly support[s] establishing affinity housing at the College,” specifically segregated housing for nonwhite students:
As a community, we must recognize that the College is a predominantly white institution in which students of color often feel tokenized, both in their residences and more broadly on campus. Establishing affinity housing will not singlehandedly solve this problem, but it will assist in making the College a more welcoming, supportive and safe community for minoritized students.
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