“Settler colonialism is a form of colonialism that replaces the original population with a new invasive species”
There is only one reason a college student would feel comfortable saying something like this. Democrats, the media and cultural institutions are telling them it’s OK. It’s not OK.
The College Fix reports:
Student columnist calls white peers returning to campus an ‘invasive species’
A black freshman at Washington DC’s American University recently referred to white students returning to campus as an “invasive species.”
AU is open for “temporary” housing for half of the spring semester, which means approximately 1,250 students will be living on campus between March and May.
Kayla Kelly writes in The Eagle that the housing is a form of “settler colonialism” because most of those taking advantage of the opportunity will be “affluent white students.”
“Settler colonialism is a form of colonialism that replaces the original population with a new invasive species,” Kelly says. “The settler system takes over the space, resources and culture of the environment it encompasses, displacing the original population.”
The freshman also pulls a Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans during 2005’s Hurricane Katrina: The white “invasion” could affect DC’s status as a “chocolate city.”
Some students who criticized AU’s housing decision faced — gasp! — “negative reactions” from their classmates. One of the critics, Katherine Greenstein, had a concern about “medical racism”:
Medical racism is real, and there is no doubt that involving privileged, mostly white students who are very likely to survive COVID-19 if they get it, will harm the people already living in D.C. …
I’m terrified that one reckless AU student could get me in a hospital on a ventilator at the end of this year. I could not imagine the fear of at-risk people, especially those who experience medical racism and discrimination in medicine, watching AU students flood to campus and in apartments around the city, potentially spreading COVID to hundreds of people.
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