Student Activists at URI Threaten Lawsuit if Next School President isn’t a Slave Descendant
“if anyone reading this asks why the next president of URI must be an African-American but has never questioned why URI has had 128-years of white presidents then you must be a racist”
This kind of thinking is happening on a lot of college campuses. It seems like a form of anti-racism hysteria. There’s no other way to describe it.
The College Fix reports:
Activists threaten lawsuit if university does not hire slave descendant as next president
Activists at a public university in Rhode Island are threatening a lawsuit against their school if it does not hire a slave descendant as its next president.
“Some Black, White and Latino students shall join in another class action lawsuit if the next URI President is not an African-American with an ancestry to slavery,” read the list of demands put out by the Diversity Think Tank at the University of Rhode Island.
The complete list of demands spans 46 different points of contention over nearly 15,000 words.
“And, if anyone reading this asks why the next president of URI must be an African-American but has never questioned why URI has had 128-years of white presidents then you must be a racist,” it states.
The list is referred to as the group’s “Declaration of Diversity.”
The professor leading the Diversity Think Tank, Professor Louis Fosu, did not respond to multiple emailed requests for comment from The College Fix in the past two weeks. Nor did the activist group respond to multiple messages sent through its website.
Fosu is the executive director and founder of the group. The think tank website said he does not speak to the media and tells reporters to contact three students and a university employee instead. The Fix reached out to Sherrilynn Bevel via email twice in the past week but the university staffer did not respond to requests for comment. Nor did students Benjamin Wilkie, Mitchell Asante and Michael A’vant.
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Anti-racism hysteria is an okay term but there are other ways of describing it. Try these on for size:
* Totalitarianism. “We don’t care if it makes sense so long as you do what we tell you.”
* Stupidity. “It doesn’t have to make sense to you as long as it makes sense to us!”
* Racism – thinly disguised as anti-racism.
* Extortion. “We don’t care if you give us what we’re asking for as long as you pay us to stop making trouble.”
* Terrorism. “Submit or else!”
See? There are lots of ways to describe what’s happening here.
Hmmm… An Irish American as president?
A descendant of one of the slaves who built U-Boats and Tiger tanks? Ones who worked on Mitsubishi’s mines?
What possible cause of action could these buffoons be thinking of, with their threat of a lawsuit?
All it takes to file a lawsuit is the filing fee.
Hmm… Must hire a slave descendant.
Name an ethnicity and they have been enslaved at one point or another. But 15,000 words of utter drivel? UGH…won’t need Ambien after that.
Tell the protesters to shut up or withdraw. No third choice.
They could discuss their concerns with senator Sheldon “Sissyboy” Whitehouse, his family knows a lot about RI legacy.
Shawn “Talcum X” King would be well qualified for the position, so he thinks.
I’d tell those students to go pound salt.
Student Activists at URI Threaten Lawsuit if Next School President isn’t a Slave Descendant,
If Barack Obama were appointed URI President, URI would get sued. Makes sense to me. 🙂
Ah here’s a case the courts up to and including the SC would happily take on and of course rule in favor of…a clearly fraudulent presidential election…not so much.
DAVID DUKE for URI President!!
Assume an otherwise qualified (on paper, at least) slave descendant can be appointed URI President. This individual will have lived and continues to live a life of ease and privilege unimaginable by any of his slave ancestry. The slave descendant/URI President will have never paid a dollar of college tuition, having received minority based scholarships for his/her academic career, nor ever had to work the tenure progression or university management track, as every opportunity was fashioned for them on the basis of their immutable characteristic, i.e, skin pigmentation.
Never had to prove the ability to perform, and lacking the true mettle gained only from hard work and experience, the slave descendant/URI President acts only as a token and, in reality, a ‘racism tax’ on the university’s budget line for the President’s office.
Didn’t one of those types of people go on to be POTHUS?
These fools are determined to make a Degree or Doctorate from RI have the same status as ‘Toilet Paper!’ Why don’t all the ‘Real’ students step in and eject this rubbish off the campus? I know I would!
What about the Vice President elect of the U.S.? She is the descendant of both a slave owner and trader? Perhaps the school should change their enrollment requirements to only accept applications from descendants of slaves.
This is what happens when a college has spineless administrators. As my father used to say about me when I was a teenager: “If you give her an inch, she then wants a mile.” Giving into these “students” will bring URI to ruin.
My ancestors were slaves in Egypt. Can I apply for the job?
Race is NOT a bona fide qualification for this position. In fact, being the descendant of a slave (including those imprisoned in WW II) is NOT a bona fide qualification for this position. It is very difficult for any lawsuit seeking to force a university to make such a discriminatory hire.
Rhode Island has a 6.2% black population. Only a portion of that are the descendants of slaves.
A couple of points occurred to me.
First, college president is kind of a b.s. job. It’s mostly aboud fund-raising.
Second, how about this reply: “Go ahead and sue. We’ll counter-sue you for abuse of process because your suit has no merit. You will be on the hook for punitive damages and court costs.”