‘Latine’ Collective at Stanford U. Issues Demands to Campus Latino Center
“alleges the center is not inclusive — and even racist”
Issuing lists of demands has become common for leftist student groups. Schools should tell them to pound sand.
The College Fix reports:
Stanford ‘Latine’ student collective accuses campus Latino center of non-inclusion, racism
A group of “Latine” students at Stanford University has issued a set of demands to a campus Latino center as it alleges the center is not inclusive — and even racist.
(“Latine,” like “Latinx,” is an allegedly gender-neutral term used by virtually no one outside of academia.)
According to The Stanford Daily, the ComuniLove NOW! Collective — which claims to represent the “diversity of the Latine diaspora” — says El Centro Chicano y Latino does not “protect” or “respect” its members.
The collective’s demands are a result of the postponement of a scheduled town hall meeting which was to discuss alleged racist incidents at the Mexican-themed Casa Zapata. These incidents include a “guest speaker” who jokingly stated “F*ck Mexicans” and that “people should be ‘in the back’ or ‘go first’ based on their ethnicity while standing in line for food.”
The collective also alleged Casa Zapata engaged in “behaviors that continue to perpetuate imperialism, xenophobia, and nationalism.”
Among ComuniLove NOW!’s demands:
— El Centro Chicano y Latino must change its name “to be inclusive of current student identities and reflective of contemporary community conversations.”
— The hanging of new “representative” murals in the center and the removal of “offensive” pictures that “depict communities in ways [it] no longer feel[s] are appropriate.”
— More “underrepresented Latine hires” at the center.
— Creation of a “community-led accountability and transformative practices committee” which will utilize “non-punitive practices to address issues through restorative circles, student and staff conversations, and educational opportunities that emphasize accountability and transformative repair.”
— That undocumented students “feel protected” and “have safe networks of visibility.”
— El Centro must “create spaces where students are able to be their authentic selves.”
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How many Stanford University undergrads have the time in their academic schedules to get involved with such things?
The ones with Styrofoam majors.
We had a Latrine Collective when I was in the Boy Scouts.
I was at an energy engineering conference in Atlanta a few years back. At the check-in, I saw many name badges on the table. No kidding: there really was a Latrina attending.
I too misread this on the home page.
Don’t tell them, let them keep using it.
What???!!!! No demands that the southwest portion of the USA break away from evil Caucasian USA and create the wondrous country of Aztlan?
Does Stanford have a Brown Beret cell present to led the fight against the Europeans?
How many students does this group actually include as members? It may be so small and un-representative that it is seriously misleading to even characterize it as “Stanford students.” (Not that there isn’t plenty wrong with a large selection—maybe even a majority—of current Stanford students!)