"This Is About Whiteness" UC Berkeley Students Segregate Campus, Block Bridge With Human Wall

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Submitted by Robby Soave via Reason.com,

Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass.

The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university administration to designate additional safe spaces for trans students, gay students, and students of color. They were apparently incensed that one of their official safe spaces had been moved from the fifth floor of a building to the basement.

According to video footage of the protest, demonstrators blocked off the bridge completely. Students who needed to get to class had no choice but to cross the stream by jumping from rock to rock. Dozens of people can be seen doing so.

 

In the video, the activists appeared to let several students of color pass unmolested, but white students were forced to find other routes. A few who tried to force their way through were violently rebuffed. Protesters shouted "Go around! Go around!" at a white man on a bicycle.

Another student was told, "This is bigger than you," by a protester. "This is about whiteness."

Afterward, the protest moved to the campus bookstore, where activists posted an eviction notice informing the owners that their building was being reclaimed as a safe space for queer and trans students.

"You are hereby notified by the students of the University of California, Berkeley, to vacate the premises immediately," the eviction notice stated. "University administration wrongly allocated this two-story facility to a third-party corporation, keeping in line with its intensifying legacy of prioritizing financial profit over student needs."

The protesters then marched through the student union, reportedly disrupting students who were studying.

I get that they are trying to make a point—they don't think campus is a safe place for marginalized students, etc. - but racism in the service of activism is still racism. These students consider themselves progressives, but what's progressive about punishing people—making it more difficult for them to get to class—because they were born with the wrong skin color?

Indeed, leftist student activism has become increasingly backward on race and identity issues as of late. The Berkeley protesters are demanding formal, university-sanctioned safe spaces for students who belong to particular identity groups. They want what can only be described as a kind of official segregation: separate spaces for students of color, trans students, queer students, etc.

Students have the right to sort themselves into whatever groups they want. But it's baffling—to me, at least—that they would want these groups endorsed and managed by the administration, which creates the impression that identity-based division is some kind of university goal.

Berkeley's public areas—its quads, common rooms, parks, student union, libraries, classrooms, and yes, bridges—should be safe, welcoming spaces for all students. What happened over the weekend didn't look very inclusive to me.

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corporatewhore's picture

Nutty is as nutty does

cornflakesdisease's picture

Guess which college will see a huge drop in addmissions as people send their kids somewhere else?

wakablahh's picture

UC Berkeley already is 50%+ asian, then when you add in hispanics, etc, the whites are already in a small minority.  It's been a downward spiral for a while now.

Jim Sampson's picture

So now they want segregation?  Is it the glyphosate in the food or what?  This really hurts my head trying to understand. 

The_Juggernaut's picture

Funny how you have to go to the Deep South to find a tolerant society these days.

pathosattrition's picture

The irony is that these morons are discrediting themselves by showing that racism is not unique to white people.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

From a letter iowa state pres sent out today over unauthorised posters.  Pres is a british wanker btw.  This shit will only end in a purge

This is to remind you that free expression is fundamental to the educational experience and is allowed as long as it is consistent with the facilities and ground use policy and our discrimination and harassment policies.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The universities in South Africa have been shut down THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

Look it up, University of Cape Town protests, and Wits (which means= WHITEs) University protests.

Funny enough, they are protesting over high tuition fees, to which their solution is: Free tuition for all Africans (that are not white Africans, of course).

pods's picture

Slightly OT:

So last night while sitting down to my daughter's 13th B-day dinner, our doorbell rings.  I told one of the kids to tell their friends they will be out after dinner.  Daughter answers the door, and motions to my wife.

Wife walks over and I hear some girl saying something about elections.  

I stand up and walk over and it is some college girl out canvassing. I walk into their conversation and stare at her until she looks at me.

Me: Can you read?

Chick: Ummm, what?

Me: Can you read?

Chick:  Ummm, yeah.

I point to the doorbell which has a "No Soliciting" sign right above it and ask her if she knows what soliciting means.  She replies that she wasn't selling anything.

I roll my eyes and shut the door in her face while resisting the temptation to tell her what soliciting means.

We are doomed.

pods

Stackers's picture

You know it would actually be worth going to jail to walk up with a big can of Bear mace and mace the fuck out of all those shills.

stormsailor's picture

things have changed i would go to jail now, i would cross and kick anybody's ass that tried to stop me.  and i mean broken knees kneekaps to the face, ridgehand to the throat. whatever move they presented me with that totally disabled them.  ah the advantages of military training

wisebastard's picture

i think it would be fun.......

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The Saint (not verified) wisebastard Oct 27, 2016 3:04 PM

Man, if I lived in Berkley I would have been there so fast with a stun-gun in hand.  Just touch me - I dare you.

LOL

 

legalize's picture

For these things, I'm always thinking "carry a can of fart spray".

http://amzn.to/2e1A1q3

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Just walk across the water (or whatever) and give them a big 'ole fashioned Heil Hitler salute.

If your ass is White and attending college you're asking for it anyway. There's this thing called The Internet where you can teach yourself just about anything free of charge. If you can't find a job or start a business that's a political problem, not an educational one.

beemasters's picture

I would imagine this is a social experiment. It proves that when the minority (in this case presumably whites) is subjugated, others (the majority) just look on and do absolutely nothing to defend them. This results in heightened tensions between races. Reading ZH comments, this seems very effective - a tool used by TPTB to get the little people to fight among one another while they watch sipping champagne.

WAKE UP EVERYBODY! Even after watching Veritas video showing planted troublemakers in Trump's rallies, you are learning absolutely nothing!

Verloren's picture

At some point you have to ask yourself what is pure and simple manipultion by TPTB and what is just the stupidity of the masses naturally manifesting itself. My main directive is to always remain calm, and never act by impulse. But that does not mean refraining from acting at all. Even if that maybe means "playing the game" set by TPTB. You just have to make sure you are 2 steps ahead, and then change the rules when they show weakness.

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yippee kiyay (not verified) Snípéir_Ag_Obair Oct 27, 2016 9:16 PM

They CONQUERED the West, for sure. https://goo.gl/bFYusM

SumTing Wong's picture

Notice that they didn't try this shit in Texas, where you can actually carry on campus.

"An armed society is a polite society." So get nice there, you Oedipuses. (But they wouldn't know who Oedipus is, so you'd have to just call them motherfuckers.) 

OverTheHedge's picture

I have asked this before,and it is an enquiry meant in all honesty: if an armed society is a polite society, how polite are the more "gritty" sections of Chicago, Baltimore etc?

Enquiring minds would lime to know. I haveneverbeen there, and I am actually interested to know if this bears out in situation where there do seem to be quite a lot of guns.

Multi's picture

Just imagine how bad those places would be if there were not guns.

I mean, seriously. You honestly think people don't restraint themselves if they know other people are armed? You think you're equally prone, say, to enter a brawl in a bar if you know that some people may be carrying guns than if they don't.

"in all honesty" you say, c'mon don't insult our intelligence.

killBone's picture

You're not very bright, are you? The concept of an "armed society is a polite society" is limited to a area where it is legal for law abiding citizens to possess weapons. In cities with stringent gun control ONLY LAWBREAKERS are running around strapped... I.e. the law abiding are at the mercy of the lawbreakers. See how that works Einstein?

The next time you want to attempt snark ask somebody much smarter than you for permission. Thanks for playing.

BrownCoat's picture

how polite are the more "gritty" sections of Chicago, Baltimore etc?

The major difference is between lawful carry and criminal activity. By "gritty" do you mean areas that have periods of lawlessness (like when the criminals are out and about)? Both Chicago and Balto have gun control; laws that prevent law abiding citizens from armed defense. That means the people who ignore the laws have the upperhand as police protection is usually not there when needed.

On the other hand, someone who has had a bad experience involving a firearm will never support legal firearms. It's an emotional issue. No amount of talk will change their perspective.

 

jeff montanye's picture

they probably would know who oedipus is, even if, in  larger sense, they can't find their asses using both hands.

philipat's picture

Hey yippee kiyay (Soon to be banned and will then use the next new names letsit and lonnng) , previously:

mofio
santafe
Aristotle of Greece
Gargoyle
bleu
oops

lance-a-lot
Loftie
toro
.

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

Your MO, always the same, is to post a provocative comment which SEEMS to be relevant but you have no interest in joining the discussion (and NEVER do) and your sole objective is to mislead readers into clicking on your falsified links to your BS site. That wastes everyones time is blatant SPAMMING.

 

beemasters's picture

"At some point you have to ask yourself what is pure and simple manipultion by TPTB and what is just the stupidity of the masses naturally manifesting itself. "

I would guess TPTB taking advantage of the stupidity of the masses....or their propensity to be easily emotionally provoked.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

TPTB... AKA the joos. It's okay, you can say it.

joos, joos, joos

You might as well call them Reptiods or Nephilim. 'TPTB' is totally meaningless. It can be anyone and no one. A perfect term for limited hangouts and disinfo, don't you think?

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Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) stormsailor Oct 27, 2016 6:14 PM

@storm

 

I doubt it would ever go that far. These are are simply Gandalf wannabees who read one too many Harry Potter books during those rare free moments inbetween when their minds were being programmed by Saul Alinsky doctrines, posting selfies to their social media page, & curious as to what it actually feels like to have a dick shoved up their ass, so they wanna try it out.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

I was thinking 12 gauge, but then again I'm from Alabama.

stormsailor's picture

12 gauge is good. 12 guage is good.  as long as you don't use those pussy 2.75 inch shells.  only the high brass 3 inch is north carolina approved

gladih8r's picture

crap, where is a wild-eyed muzzie with a truck when you need one....  Didn't Obambi bring a bunch of them over?

stormsailor's picture

00 buck is wonderful.  i like to stagger them with saboted slugs

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

I prefer my .88 Magnum.

It shoots through schools...

ACES FULL's picture

Someone would have toted an ass whipping that day. Maybe them, maybe me, but I would have got my point across. They would have thought twice before trying that shit again.

Evil Peanut's picture

Those students are a bunch of racist assholes, kick them all out

American Psycho's picture

I agree peanut!  Let them go to jail / get expelled for their beliefs.  They need to go OSU on their asses

El Vaquero's picture

People mace is actually stronger.  

Syrin's picture

When will whites be forced to use the back of the bus and separate water fountains?

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Syrin Oct 27, 2016 6:17 PM

January 20, 2009

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

My thoughts exactly. Where the hell are the campus cops? Interestingly enough, it shows what a bunch of pussies, (not the Trump-grabbing kind), white students have become. If you won't fight for your rights, you don't deserve any.

golden kafir's picture

haha i thought the same thing about bear spray

NidStyles's picture

No we aren't doomed.

 

You will be fine, I will be fine. Most men will be fine. These women however are fucked, because when everything really starts going to hell, there won't be a single man around to protect them. The women that aren't complete nutcases will be very fine. They will have a wall of White Patriarchy between invaders and them, because we all know that is what the invaders are actually after. Access to our women so they can steal White DNA.

 

stormsailor's picture

another funny,  have one adversarial group approach them from the front, while having a aot group take control of the other end of the bridge. then commence stomping mudholes in their asses and tossing them off the bridge, then have a keg party when you get to the middle, lol

gladih8r's picture

fuck.  sounds like fun.  I'm in!

NidStyles's picture

Just run them over with the campus's golfcart. Every campus has at least one these days.

All_Your_Base's picture

Amble up with dark sunglasses and a cane. Ask them to explain why they are violently blockading your access. #UsefulIdiot