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SUNY Geneseo Creating New Dorm Specifically for ‘Students of Color’

SUNY Geneseo Creating New Dorm Specifically for ‘Students of Color’

“The space is meant as a recharging station for students of color”

In the past, this idea would have been considered offensive and would cause protests. Now it’s a good thing?

Campus Reform reports:

SUNY Geneseo announces new dorm ‘for Students of Color’

The State University at New York Geneseo has announced their newest addition the school’s Umoja House, a dorm “for students of color.”

The Umoja House Living Learning Community will open for the Fall 2021 semester. According to the Geneseo Umoja page, those living in the dorm will “support” students of color on campus by planning and hosting events, and will “examine the impact of social justice leaders and movements on current events.”

Members will also take part in a discussion series surrounding “race/ethnicity and politics, media, health, etc.”

“The space is meant as a recharging station for students of color,” SUNY director of multicultural programs and services Sasha Eloi-Evans said. “The hope is that students will live together, form a community, and, because of those connections, be more engaged and invested in the institution. They then feel more confident about participating in other aspects of campus life and leadership roles—they aren’t just on campus, they’re in campus.”

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Comments

Somehow “anti-racism” and “inclusion” look just like segregation! What an amazing coincidence.

Spotted a typo. They want the students to be more enraged, not engaged.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 25, 2021 at 5:47 pm

Good. Now, the other students can live in peace and quiet.

This is what one could truthfully call “Jim Crow 2.0”

Note that the Democrats were always the ones in favor of segregation.

    longinus in reply to OldProf2. | April 26, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    It reminds me of the Nation of Islam belief that colored people must separate from the white devils, and live independently. However, the article states that separate living quarters are not enough; indoctrination sessions about race/ethnicity in politics, health, media etc are also included.

By today’s strange definition, Asians are considered “of color.” Therefore, assuming that Asians will be included in this mash of minorities only cluster, what systems are in place to safeguard them from the demonstrable aggression and animosity of blacks directed toward them as the blacks jealously stake out their place as highest among equals?

    Antifundamentalist in reply to Roguewave1. | April 27, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Their own wisdom; they can request other housing options. As far as I can see, it isn’t yet “mandatory” for all people of color to be placed in these dorms.

Fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based upon race. It also prohibits advertising of available housing based upon race. Cornell’s Ujamaa dorm gets around this by offering a dorm for people interested in celebrating black culture. However, anyone who is interested in black culture can apply to live in that dorm.

I distinctly remember reading a posting within the last two years or so about a black students’ group bitching that their university had set up so many “affirmative accommodations” (housing, clubs, department caucuses etc.) for black students that during their four years there they were effectively unable to accomplish the networking required to have a successful career after graduation. I made a stab at finding the reference but was unsuccessful.

Just one more proof that you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. If people want special accommodations, they should create them themselves. That way, when they crash and burn, it will be their fault alone. (Of course, they’ll try to pawn it off, but don’t let them.)

Antifundamentalist | April 26, 2021 at 3:43 pm

Wasn’t “separate but equal” declared illegal?

just a really bad idea

They can just dig all those old signs from storage –
“Colored Only” and “White Only”

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