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Western Washington University Designates Housing Specifically for Black Students

Western Washington University Designates Housing Specifically for Black Students

“Black Affinity Housing”

This is segregation, plain and simple. This is where wokeness leads.

Campus Reform reports:

Yet another school introduces race-based housing

Western Washington University has introduced a designated housing area meant specifically for Black students.

The university’s housing webpage announced that “Black Affinity Housing” will be available on the fourth floor of Alma Clark Glass Hall, which was named for the first Black student to attend the school.

“The program will explore and celebrate the diversity of Black and African American people and culture, with historical and contemporary context,” reads the site. “All Western students residing in the program help foster a warm and vibrant community supporting social, personal and academic success.”

“Black Affinity Housing residents, representing all diverse identities, pride themselves on fostering a sense of belonging for all residents by creating a safe environment for open, honest, and sometimes challenging dialogue,” the website explains. “Regular programmatic events and interactions allow students to deepen knowledge and understanding of themselves, peers, and the world.”

A webinar hosted by the university in April explained that Black Affinity Housing gives students “the opportunity to live in a shared space… with others who have a shared identity, specifically a marginalized identity.” The webinar hosts explained that black applicants to the university and black student organizations had called for the housing program.

The university emphasized that it is not “breaking ground on something new” with the program. Schools such as Stanford University, Pacific Lutheran University, Oregon State University, and Cornell University have introduced Black Affinity Housing.


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I suggest that they name it the George Corley Wallace Black Affinity Section.

The Friendly Grizzly | September 27, 2021 at 12:31 pm

I don’t see the problem.

Wasn’t “separate but equal” ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

It will save wear and tear on the front door.

Separate drinking fountains should be next.

My son is in the Freshman Honors Students dorm at Oregon State. I suspect that all the platitudes apply to his living situation as well, except that they actually mean it and it isn’t just lip service. FWIW, Corvallis to Portland is about the same jump in “whiteness” as Portland was to Baltimore. Don’t even get me started on Bend. “I” felt like a minority in Bend.

Anyone not smart enough to understand how incredibly racist this is might want to consider a career path which involves less critical thinking.