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Student Group at NYU Demands Black-Only Student Housing on Campus

Student Group at NYU Demands Black-Only Student Housing on Campus

“NYU is a predominantly white institution, making it very difficult for Black students to connect or find community, especially when incidents involving racism occur”

A student group at New York University called ‘Black Violets’ is demanding what seems to be segregation. They want the school to offer housing for black students only.

Have these students ever heard of the Civil Rights Movement?

Evie Fordham reports at FOX News:

NYU student group demands Black-only student housing on campus

New York University officials signaled they are open to a student group’s demands to create Black residence floors on campus next year, but the petition is already receiving backlash for proposing students segregate themselves.

“[Residential] Life staff have reached out to the authors of the petition to discuss how we might move forward with their goals,” an NYU spokesperson told Washington Square News, NYU’s student newspaper. “Given the COVID-related challenges to the student housing system for 2020-2021, these conversations would be aiming towards 2021-2022.”

A “themed engagement floor” for Black students is being pushed by a group called Black Violets NYU. “Marginalized groups” like queer students and international students already have access to such floors, Black Violets told Fox News in a statement…

“NYU is a predominantly white institution, making it very difficult for Black students to connect or find community, especially when incidents involving racism occur,” Black Violets told Fox News. “It is not about exclusion, but rather creating a space where Black students can feel included.”

Here’s more from the petition:

We, members of the Black student body, demand that NYU implement Black student housing on campus in the vein of themed engagement floors across first-year and upperclassmen residence halls. These floors would serve to celebrate Black culture and build community among Black-identifying students. The conditions to support this proposal include:

– Floors completely comprised of Black-identifying students with Black Resident Assistants
– Black Programming and In-Hall Events, curated by the RA and the floor community
– Required Bias and Diversity Training for ALL residents before entering NYU housing
– Disciplinary Action for Discriminatory/Racist Behavior within residence halls
– Creation of a Board of Student Leaders in Residential Life Focused on Tackling Issues of Diversity and Racism within Res Halls

Adrianna San Marco of The Federalist reports that one member of this group suggested that there are racists among the teaching faculty at NYU:

Nai Robinson, co-founder of the Black Violets, told Washington Street News that currently black students are not cared for on NYU’s campus. “There is nothing to protect us,” Robinson said. “Literally no systems in place. What do you do when your professor is racist and wants to take it out on your grades? Microaggressions in classroom discussions?”

The Black Violets outlined other initiatives they are focusing on which include hiring black professors in the political science department and creating a black student lounge on campus.

Why is that people who call themselves progressives so often want to go backwards?

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The Friendly Grizzly | August 25, 2020 at 8:07 am

If they are so uncomfortable, they can enroll in HBCUs snd leave the rest of us in peace.

    The Marxist goal is not comfort. It is destruction of the USA. These Blacks are allowing themselves to be used as tools to enslave us all.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TX-rifraph. | August 25, 2020 at 11:17 pm

      Oh look.

      The students have drawn up some cute, little cabins for them
      to be socially distanced in some fields.


    I argued the same point recently in a discussion regarding a college football recruit griping about a supposedly racist comment by his future coach. I got called a racist.

    Plessy vs Ferguson is what this seems to be asking for.
    Those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.
    Isn’t this what Brown vs the Board of Education overturned in 1954?

YouTuber Ami Horowitz did interviews on segregated facilities on college campuses and he found one enthusiast in the Grand Wizard of the North Carolina KKK who agrees with the Liberal idea of segregating the races

My old school… they certainly are not like what I had experienced back in the 70’s. Then again, all these institutions of higher learning have been moving more an more left, destroying the the true reasons for the benefits of higher education.

I remember being part of a school that was desegregated, now the blacks seem to want segregation. It doesn’t make sense why they want to go back to times when there was forced isolation in so many areas. Yet, they don’t know history as it was, only what horse pocky they are fed from their indoctrination.

I just surprised they aren’t rioting and burning down Washington Square Park yet.

The university for me was a wonderful melting pot where we created relationships that have lasted decades. Apparently some black students are so insecure they refuse to stop hiding behind mama’s skirt. This is reflection of NYU’s admission policy which accepts students who are not prepared for its program.

1. Many of the NYU undergraduates live in apartments near the campus that are not college housing. If the school allocates specific floors of university housing for blacks, thereby exacerbating a shortage for non-black students, how does the school defend the resulting lawsuit under federal and NY law?

2. Most schools, and I have no reason to believe that NYU is any different, that have a variety of differently priced and spread out housing give students some opportunity to self select. No mention of whether that is already being done by blacks other than the ones circulating these demands and whether it is it all successful in achieving a critical mass if not segregation.

3. When you look at the demands, they obviously go a lot further than the stated rationale.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to RRRR. | August 25, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    To quote a Clinton, “What difference does it make” when all NY colleges will burnt to the ground in November.

buckeyeminuteman | August 25, 2020 at 9:04 am

Lets give them their own water fountains and bathrooms while we’re at it. These Regressives are taking us backwards like never before.

Have these students ever heard of the Civil Rights Movement?

Yeah, I’m so old, I remember when it was black leaders calling for “integration”, and white Democrat leaders calling for “segregation”.

2smartforlibs | August 25, 2020 at 9:06 am

Funny how just 3 generations ago their forebearers fought to end segregation. Now the LOW IQ demands it

    mister naturel in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 25, 2020 at 9:25 am

    IDIOCRACY in spades

    DSHornet in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 25, 2020 at 9:28 am

    You beat me to it. Many of us here remember the 50s and 60s and watching the nightly news when they showed the rallies, marches, protests, and sit-ins and the chaos that ensued. Although there was some property damage, it was incidental to the protests instead of being an intentional part of them and not nearly as severe as what we see now.

    As a Son of the South, I long for the days when we thought MLK’s marches were terrible. They were nothing like these riots.

“I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.”

Antifundamentalist | August 25, 2020 at 9:12 am

This brings to mind a Black Professor from my college days. He was called a racist by black students because he refused to alter grading standards for black students. He had a “no favoritism” policy that made him Not Black, or something. Anyway, as this was the early 90’s, the Dean upheld the standards. The complaining students were advised to avail themselves of the tutoring labs to improve their writing skills and thus bring up their grades.

How about black only water fountain?

mister naturel | August 25, 2020 at 9:43 am

i bet they’ll get a lot of support from the persons of pallor

These floors would serve to celebrate Black culture and build community among Black-identifying students.

Well, since black culture relies heavily on arson and looting (as the news constantly reminds us), this would have a serious effect on what the University pays for insurance.

Next up, separate schools.

Lucifer Morningstar | August 25, 2020 at 10:03 am

NYU should go the whole way. Separate housing, dining facilities, bathrooms, classrooms, faculty, gym facilities, medical clinics, libraries, study areas, laundry facilities, elevators. Give them exactly what they are demanding. Blacks on one side, whites and the rest on the other. Separate but equal. You know how well that worked out in the end the last time it was attempted. And then when blacks inevitably fail, they’ll have no one but themselves to blame. Whitey won’t be scapegoat for black failure any longer. So yeah, NYU should start segregating on basis of race. It’s a win/win situation for everyone.

    No, they’ll still blame whites, just like you hear blacks in Detroit and Atlanta blame “white flight” (in other words, they’re blaming people who don’t live in their community for the problems in their community) for their problems.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to randian. | August 26, 2020 at 12:43 am

      Nope, they can’t blame “white flight” for their failures in this instance due to the fact that It’s blacks themselves that have decided to segregate themselves from white society. Not the other way around. So any failures of the blacks can be attributed to blacks and not the absence of whites. But of course, you’re correct, they’ll try to blame whites for their failures just like they’ve done all along.

Well that makes little sense, but then do those protesting really even know what is wanted? NOT talking about the BLM organization here. That is far removed now into warfare mode.
Speaking into actual students of black lives in protests that scream for wanting to take away all things others have, especially whites and wealthy, instead of declaring unifying needs as a nation of ALL peoples. Wasn’t that the point in making America better, diverse, etc?

Now with this we guess they want segregation? Or is it all about “a power move” to take over whole building accommodations so other races of students have to move out? Their message is twisted and unclear, often just sounding juvenile as “We want to be GIVEN everything, but not work for it”.
Wasn’t the hope to be included…a seat at the table with all conversations? Along with the disjointed speeches, there is the thread in a steady stream of intent for violence to TAKE and not have real conversations of bettering America. How do those screaming not understand that the violence defeats their message and only feeds the fire to allow racism to rise higher??
Don’t get it…

How about going all the way? Black-only housing, professors, black-only classes, black-only quad, black-only grading system, and black-only diplomas? In fact, why not demand an entirely separate university and call it New York Black-Only University?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 25, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    How about separate communities and towns like they used to have in South Africa?

    DEM be demanding that next.

The ads write themselves: “NYU students demand a return to segregation!” “Is the new segregation a way for entitled white students to get their safe spaces back?”

Just keep throwing their unconscious or ignorant racism in their faces.

we demand, when you start an engagement that way it usually won’t end the way you want

Get to the back of the bus?

This is discrimination, but I guarantee that the ACLU isn’t going to be take up the cause on this one….

fine. lets one up them. how about a whites only town?
suddenly thats racist isn’t it.

Sad and yet tragicomic that so many black Americans suffered greatly, in order to end segregation, yet, many of the current generation of misguided black youth who are marinating in an embittered stew of perpetual, self-perceived victimhood, now seek to bring it back.

These idiots are bound in chains, but, those chains are metaphorical, self-imposed upon them by their own ideological stupidity and their infantilized mindset which shirks notions of personal independence and the agency to make positive choices.

    bruceb7 in reply to guyjones. | August 25, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Seriously…this is what happens when youth do not study and understand history, so they are going backward to victimize themselves.

“Separate but stupid.”

Segregationist George Corley Wallace once said said “I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
Wallace would be pleased and proud of NYU’s black students for wanting a return of segregation.

On the other hand, Dr. Martin Luther King would be rolling over in his grave, trying to get out and educate these idiots.

very difficult for Black students to connect or find community
What kind of racist can only find “community” with someone who looks like them?

    randian in reply to GWB. | August 25, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    It’s only racist when you’re white. Get with the program.

    antisocialjustice in reply to GWB. | August 26, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    First, all these things are generalizations and are not meant as all or nothing. Diversity of opinion isn’t a bad thing, and exists.

    But where I went to school and grew up, you had to watch out for blacks in groups. They are very brave going 5-7 against 1 or 2.

    Bet they do not make whites feel welcome on their floors.

The Black Shrinking Violets
FIFY – because they can’t be around other people.

FYI, Reason says the university has refused to do the segregated housing. They do lots of “themed” floors, but they have to be open to everyone.

Diversity and… is exclusion.

There are a number of historically black national fraternities, such as Alpha Phi Alpha and Omega Phi Psi. Why not have the concerned student contact them and establish an NYU chapter. NYU should devote resources toward building a sense of group identity among the NYU student body as a whole. One would hope that NYU students of all races would graduate with a strong bond with NYU, rather than to just black students at NYU. Manhattan is probably the most diverse and multicultural place on earth. NYU is not located in some rural, 99 per cent white small town. I do not understand the concern, other than they are using the nationwide BSU playbook of demands.

They want segregation? There is a entire continent just waiting for them. Back to Africa. Good riddance.

antisocialjustice | August 26, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Next they will claim they want to return the stars and bars to full mast.