Students At Pomona College: Truth Is A "White Supremacist Concept," "Free Speech" A Tool Of "Bigotry"

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In an open letter to outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby, a group of  self-identified black students from the Claremont Colleges assail the president for, of all things, affirming Pomona’s commitment to free speech, a concept which they argue simply allows "hegemonic institutions" who seek to "perpetuate systems of domination a platform to project their bigotry."

The letter was written in response to an April 7th email from President Oxtoby in which he reiterated the college’s commitment to “the exercise of free speech and academic freedom” in the aftermath of protests that shut down a scheduled appearance by an invited speaker, scholar and Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald, on April 6.

“Protest has a legitimate and celebrated place on college campuses,” Oxtoby wrote. “What we cannot support is the act of preventing others from engaging with an invited speaker. Our mission is founded upon the discovery of truth, the collaborative development of knowledge and the betterment of society.”

But that statement was just more than the 'triggered' snowflakes of Pomona could handle.  As such, they fired off a letter to the president explaining that apparently the notion of "free speech" was only intended for "marginalized" persons and not society as a whole.

Free speech, a right many freedom movements have fought for, has recently become a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions. It has not just empowered students from marginalized backgrounds to voice their qualms and criticize aspects of the institution, but it has given those who seek to perpetuate systems of domination a platform to project their bigotry.

 

“Thus, if ‘our mission is founded upon the discovery of truth, how does free speech uphold that value?”

Pomona

 

The students go on blast the president for apparently requiring minority students to "subject themselves routinely to the hate speech of fascists"....because ignoring visitors with whom they have a difference of opinion would simply be impossible.

As President, you are charged with upholding principles of Pomona College. Though this institution as well as many others including this entire country, have been founded upon the oppression and degradation of marginalized bodies, it has a liability to protect the students that it serves.  The paradox is that Pomona’s past is rooted in domination of marginalized peoples and communities and the student body has a significant population of students from these backgrounds. Your recent statement reveals where Pomona’s true intentions lie.

 

Either you support students of marginalized identities, particularly Black students, or leave us to protect and organize for our communities without the impositions of your patronization, without your binary respectability politics, and without your monolithic perceptions of protest and organizing. In addition, non-Black individuals do not have the right to prescribe how Black people respond to anti-Blackness.

 

The idea that we must subject ourselves routinely to the hate speech of fascists who want for us not to exist plays on the same Eurocentric constructs that believed Black people to be impervious to pain and apathetic to the brutal and violent conditions of white supremacy.

And, of course, the students finish their letter with a list of demands that includes, among other things, a call for punishment of the entire "Claremont Independent editorial staff for its continual perpetuation of hate speech, anti-Blackness, and intimidation toward students of marginalized backgrounds."

Also, we demand a revised email sent to the entire student body, faculty, and staff by Thursday, April 20, 2017, apologizing for the previous patronizing statement, enforcing that Pomona College does not tolerate hate speech and speech that projects violence onto the bodies of its marginalized students and oppressed peoples, especially Black students who straddle the intersection of marginalized identities, and explaining the steps the institution will take and the resources it will allocate to protect the aforementioned students.

 

We also demand that Pomona College and the Claremont University Consortium entities take action against the Claremont Independent editorial staff (http://claremontindependent.com/meet-the-staff/) for its continual perpetuation of hate speech, anti-Blackness, and intimidation toward students of marginalized backgrounds. Provided that the Claremont Independent releases the identity of students involved with this letter and such students begin to receive threats and hate mail, we demand that this institution and its constituents take legal action against members of the Claremont Independent involved with the editing and publication process as well as disciplinary action, such as expulsion on the grounds of endangering the wellbeing of others.

Let this be a lesson to all you college presidents out there who may be thinking about taking a stand in support of 'free speech'...that kind of aggression will not stand, man.

The full letter can be viewed here:

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skinwalker's picture

Fuck it. Bring on the nuclear war.

yttirum's picture

Shit, whitey making a comeback. That's what has all these weirdos twisted up. They'll self destruct.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I'm speechless after reading the letter in full.

What fucking tools they are.

<Well, I guess I wasn't entirely speechless.>

Knob Creek's picture

Have you seen 'moldy locks' interview where she claims to have been an 'innocent bystander'? Skank didn't get hit hard enough in my opinion...

https://thelibertyzone.us/2017/04/18/filthy-antifa-whore-lies/

Ms. Erable's picture

The joke is on these ignorant 'students'; wait until they have to pay back $125k in student loans when they can't find jobs that hire idjits with a Bachelor's degree in Black Studies.

El Vaquero's picture

Ain't that the truth!

 

Their ability to reason, or rather lack thereof, is why I don't worry about them winning the revolution that they think that they're fighting.  The cold hard truth is that they're just as susceptible to hot lead as any other person.  

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It appears they demand their 'oppressors' leave the keys in the ignition with the motor running, then swap places with them.

Can I at least remain white or does that need to change as well?

<They can have the Jag, but I'm keeping the Bentley.> /sarc

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

I didn't read the entire letter, but while scrolling down to the comments section, I did glance at the list of signatories.  The fact that some of these people are able to spell their own names is actually quite impressive and has me confused as to how such a display of intelligence balances with such unmitigated ignorance.

 

(Edit: oh no, I said "these people")

Troll Magnet's picture

Shouldn't these severely under-qualified negroes and Mexicans be grateful for having been admitted to a great school like Pomona in the first place? If they can't handle it, I'm sure some white students who had better grades/scores but got bumped to make room for these Affirmative Action assholes will be glad to take their place.

Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture

...War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength...

George Orwell 1984

 

Welcome to the truth = fiction.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Go pay your student loans with your shiney new waiter/waitres jobs "earned" you by your degrees, snowflakes.

fx's picture

These indoctrinated dumbasses waste their time and other people's money going to that college, any college.They lack an open mind and the will to understand things - two indispensible preconditions for learning.

Never One Roach's picture

White students cannot afford Pamona and many of these colleges now reserve all their scholarship money for dindus and illegals.

American Psycho's picture

I would like to volunteer myself to write the response letter.  It goes like this:

Dear Concerned Students of Pomona,

Eat a bag of dicks.

 

JamesBond's picture

The ball is in your court, Mr. President.

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401K of Dooom's picture

No, the message should read: Dear concerned students of Pomona, eat shit and die!

WOAR's picture

I have two problems with this letter.

"This is not an argument rooted in Heather’s loss of “free speech” or academic freedom. She is a well-known public figure, her views are well documented. Rather, our praxis is focused on not allowing her anti-Black platform to be legitimized in front of an audience, which she does not have the right to. Engaging with her, a white supremacist fascist supporter of the police state, is a form of violence."

I'm pretty sure that all Americans have the right to assembly, as per the 1st amendment. She can stand on a soap box and talk to a wall (as long as she's invited or asks to be there), but you can't stop her from talking wherever she wants to talk.

"Protest that doesn’t disrupt the status quo is benign and doesn’t function to overthrow systems of oppression, which is the ultimate goal."

Ultimate goal of whom? I am not your brutha, Holmes. Don't lump me in with your Black Panther wannabe movement. I'm not going to advocate your attacks against me just because I'm white, nor should I pity you just because you're black. I should celebrate your successes - not bend over and take losses.

BarkingCat's picture

Shouldn't they live their truth and forsake everything white?

Let's start with electricity and the international combustion engine. 

They are welcome to enjoy their Caucasian free world, sitting in a dirt floor clay hut.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

i was an ally of the Left when it was just their intention t reform society.

But right now they want to destroy it entirely. I am thus their opponent

Bigly's picture

Are there any of these places that have not become insane? The list of institutions like this is too long to list.

Parents of any snowflakes attending these indoctrination camps, PULL THEM OUT NOW AND LOCK THEM IN THEIR ROOMS UNTIL THEY SEE THEIR ERRONEOUS WAYS.....

Chauncey Gardener's picture

The bigger story here is that employers naive enough to hire graduates from this "institution of higher learning (SARC)" are going to have 

EPIC HR nightmares belyond compare. Let that sink in.

Troll Magnet's picture

Pomona is (or was) actually a great school. But much like other once great schools in California, they decided it was more important to have some blacks and Mexicans in their yearbook to show off to their liberal friends over accepting more highly qualified and gifted individuals regardless of their race. Just look at their test scores. Blacks and Mexicans average 300-400 LESS on their SATs yet these schools can't get enough of these idiots.

Handful of Dust's picture

I read Whore Vord reserved 20% of their admission slots for blacks no matter what their scores this past year I read somewhere.

The large study done by that testing service confirmed that Asian students need to get 40% higher on their grad exams (LSATs, etc) then blacks and 20% higher then whites to be admitted to an Ivy League school if I remember correctly.

If you consider the future of a nation to rest in its youth, the USA has an uncertain future.

Troll Magnet's picture

Bamboo ceiling, baby. Can't have these yellow nerds threatening our precious and equally under-qualified Jews. If they admitted people on merits alone, these schools will be all Asian and whites only. Just look at UC Berkley & UCLA. Ever since they had to do away with affirmative action, these schools have under 5% Mexicans and blacks combined. And most of them are there on athletic scholarships.

Sad.

hannah's picture

hey chauncey...why would i HIRE YOU!. my company gets a tax break for hiring the nignog's. you say they are idits..! i dont care because i get a government contract that i will never finish. plus i get special funding for traing the twits and on and on.....doesnt it make economic sense.no but the rich get richer ...for awhile before it all collapses.

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

God damn I wish I was younger.

Hey buddy....is this a private fight, or can anyone jump in?

NoDebt's picture

I was thinking the same thing.  If I showed up on a college campus it would be like the Joker making his first appearance in the movie saying "Wait till they get a load of me!"

 

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

lulz

When I was a kid, there were rules in a fight, but the stakes were shit compared to now, this could descend into hunger games material fast.

August's picture

This reads like the original draft of the Port Huron statement.

Murderface's picture

And we know what that ushered in...
How can any rational thinking human not laugh when they read this pseudo intellectual nignog drivel.

HardAssets's picture

Lots of stories lately about dumbazz 20-something sheltered college kids.

I really don't give a damn what they say or write.

They've got their heads up their backsides & know Zero about the real world.

Save time & just skip such articles.

BarkingCat's picture

But are they not part of Gen-Z that we are told is the most red pilled generation out there???

 

jmack's picture

They have the advantage, in that people are prone to giving blacks the general "benefit of the doubt"  to the degree that those people believe that blacks are/were oppressed (you know the narrative).  Blacks would be foolish not to press that advantage, to the full extent.

 

    The problem is, their advantage depends on people (read white people) to allow them that advantage, so the more they exercise thier power in pressing the advantage, the more apparant the lie is, and the more people (again, white people) wake up to the fact that 'hey! these oppressed black people sure are oppressing my ass'.  And then no longer give them that advantage in the narrative discourse.

 

   The elites know this, and it is why they always seek to elevate the "oppressed" minority, to maintain discord, two or more groups fighting, so they can be the balancing center group.  thesis, anti-thesis, synthesis.

 

  Oldest trick in the book.

MoreFreedom's picture

I especially enjoyed your opening and closing. When reading their letter, I too wondered where to start if I were to reply to their letter. Then I realized I should write to the college instead. Consider this sample sentence:

"The notion of discourse, when it comes to discussions about experiences and identities, deters the ‘Columbusing’ of established realities and truths (coded as ‘intellectual inquiry’) that the institution promotes. "

Given this sentence, it seems to me the college defrauded these students in giving them passing grades in English 101, probably because they were minorities. Which means these students are severely unqualified to engage in speech. This was a big disfavor to these students.

Let's try to understand the sentence.

If "Columbusing" is "the act of discovering something that is new to you but familiar to another group, especially a minority group, and behaving as though it is new to everyone" (from http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/columbusing) then it wouldn't apply to "established realities and truths." And how would "established realities and truths" be "intellectual inquiry"? Especially since these truths are already known and established? How is it that "discourse" discourages "Columbusing" and why is this an issue? I don't see how discourse discourages whites from discovering things blacks supposedly already know, or why whites would then behave as it's new to everyone. Discourse might allow some whites to appreciate some blacks' point of view (from their experiences and identities). If the "institution [Pomona] is promoting" discourse about these "experiences and identities" why is that "discouraging 'Columbusing'"? Seems to me angry minorities wouldn't like Columbusing. So are they saying free speech discourages blacks from complaining about whites via speech? That's a contradiction.

This sentence is entirely nonsensical. No wonder they don't like free speech. They're totally unable to speak with any clarity. And lacking that, how do they expect to reason or persuade anyone? They must be supremely frustrated. No wonder they are angry and resort to threats and force. I suspect they plagiarized this sentence from some Black Studies professor.

I can't see any of these students being hired into a job where they must communicate with others, excect perhaps simple communication. E.G., "Watch me, here's how you make a burger."

If Pomona college cares about its brand, it should, IMHO, make sure none of these students have a record of a passing grade in English 101. And if they passed English 101, then they should change the English professors who passed them for failing to do their jobs.

Pitchman's picture

In a world of cultural relativism, anything goes, and truth is judged as an act of terror. 

False Flag: "Did Al Qaeda Fool the White House Again?"
SoDamnMad's picture

Claremont is NOT an inexpensive school. Are these "freedom fighters" on scholarship? Are the wealthy of the Inland Empire financing these didnndos?

DavidC's picture

Precisely. These people are educated morons who can't see the inherent contradictions contained in what they write or say.

DavidC

sleigher's picture

I am getting sick of "white people are the problem".  And I know I am not the only one. 

It's ok though.  They can keep pushing.  I just remember last time white people got pissed... 

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Read that the Antifa is selling knives for their next encounter with all who don't march in lockstep with their "cause." My reply is next time a pro-Trump rally is organized, make sure it is highly comprised of concealed carry members who have had enough of this shit to teach them a lesson. In other words, lock, load, double tap the front line and watch them scatter. Those that remain want a fight to the death, give them what they deserve. Go ahead, make my day.

 

aloha_snakbar's picture

Pass me the football... Ill punch in the fucking codes myself...

SILVERGEDDON's picture

I would send them a new e-mail, all right. 

" You have been permanently expelled. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. " 

CheapBastard's picture

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation by left wing anti-free speechers

Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns.

"I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY," the right-wing commentator tweeted, calling the move to cancel her planned event on April 27 a ban on free speech.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/uc-berkeley-calls-off-ann-coulter-tal...

847328_3527's picture

Odd "the media" never describes any of the other speakers as "left wing" or "alt-left communists."

Never One Roach's picture
Coulter has an excellent book out that describes why dems are so keen to allow 45 million illegals into the country:


Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole Paperback – August 22, 2016
https://www.amazon.com/Adios-America-Lefts-Country-Hellhole/dp/162157606...
SoDamnMad's picture

  Verifiable paper ballots with ID and proof of citizenship would be RACIST, therefore we will never get them as long as Democrats have any power.  Never mind that Guyana requires ID + proof of citizenship + an address check.  Guyanans can't be racist because they aren't white.

chubbar's picture

Exactly, these fucking losers don't have one fucking clue how to deal with life. Fuck their little twisted view of the world based on the color of their skin, they don't mean shit to anyone. Buck the fuck up and quit blaming others because you are either too fucking dumb to make it in this world or you just suck as a person.

The truth matters and your version of the "truth" doesn't. You little fucktards need to be put down HARD and any retarded college president that entertains these little whiney bastards needs to be thrown out of his job.

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

they hate freedom of speech they don't agree with....fuck them, they're gonna get what they deserve, and it's gonna hurt.