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UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:04 am

With the totally hip name of "ScHOLA²RS House". :notsure:

Civil rights group challenges UConn over black-only dorm plans

A civil rights organization is protesting the University of Connecticut’s decision to create special housing for black males, claiming that such “self-segregation” is a disservice to African-American students.

“In a nutshell, as I read what is reportedly underway, and funded by a $300,000 grant, this is a not-so-subtle rationalization for self-segregation—by race and gender,” Michael Meyers, Executive Director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, declares in a letter sent Tuesday to UConn President Susan Herbst, the school’s Board of Trustees, and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy. “In other words, this seems to us as a clever and disingenuous end-run around laws and public policies that disfavor and discourage the deliberate use of skin color and ‘background’ to induce, foster or arrange for places and spaces that segregate and separate by race.”


The UConn program, known as “ScHOLA²RS House,” is billed by supporters as an effort to improve the graduation rate for African-American males, which lags far behind that of the general student population. It will initially be open to 43 students, for whom it is intended to serve as a “safe space” where they can associate with individuals “who come from the same background who share the same experience,” as the program’s faculty director, Dr. Erik Hines, put it.


If the goal is to improve the graduation rate for African-American males, I am highly doubtful that this is any part of the solution. (I think, btw, that there are already highly segregated black fraternities and sororities (and also highly segregated white ones of course), and is the graduation rate any better for those?)
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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby sparks » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:12 pm

No shit. Except that now, it would appear they're shooting themselves in the feet, rushing towards it in fact, not waiting for Whitey to do it for them.

Well, wtf: Only Black People can make Black jokes, eh?

Graduation rates? Quality of edumacation? It seems we're not really concerned about those things anymore now are we?

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby Ben Trovado » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:59 pm

What about those who identify as black, like the two recent, prominent black leaders who may be the only 2 people whiter than me left alive?

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby ed » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:11 pm

and black lives matter, depending ...
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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby gnome » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:35 pm

I wonder if it violates existing anti-discrimination laws.
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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:19 pm

Not quite like Jim Crow -- If you're black it's optional, and although other races are "not allowed" no one like that is trying to get in.

Not that I think it's a good thing, but let's not overstate the case.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:33 pm

Ben Trovado wrote:What about those who identify as black, like the two recent, prominent black leaders who may be the only 2 people whiter than me left alive?


Oh, they explain that this is for people who identify as African-American. There's no paper bag test or DNA test or search of census data like some Indian tribes make you do to prove that you are a real Indian and not an Elizabeth Warren Indian. Still, not so many white people can pull that off. You have to really be dedicated and really want to be black to pull it off consistently.
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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby gnome » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:41 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:and although other races are "not allowed" no one like that is trying to get in.


That's a lot to rely on legally. What if someone just doesn't like the idea, and without claiming to "identify" as black, asks to live in that dorm, and if they refuse, brings legal action. I don't think the court will consider if that person sincerely wanted to live there, nor could I see how they could establish it one way or the other if they did consider it.
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Anaxagoras wrote:not an Elizabeth Warren Indian.


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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:55 am

The deterrent to such a person living there is neither the law nor the the policy of the university.
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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:33 am

gnome wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:and although other races are "not allowed" no one like that is trying to get in.


That's a lot to rely on legally. What if someone just doesn't like the idea, and without claiming to "identify" as black, asks to live in that dorm, and if they refuse, brings legal action. I don't think the court will consider if that person sincerely wanted to live there, nor could I see how they could establish it one way or the other if they did consider it.


Here's what the article says:

Hines subsequently clarified in an interview with Fox News that “any student interested in engaging in topics related to the experience of black males in higher education is invited to apply,”


So technically, no, no-one is legally barred from applying to live there because of their race. It just might be a bit awkward for you if you aren't. Also there might be more applicants to live there than rooms available so it might be extra awkward if you are taking up a room that could have gone to someone who it is supposed to be for.

As Abdul says, it's not the law or the policy, just the social pressure that prevents it. Kind of like how it would be weird for a white person to apply to a black fraternity or sorority. Although it does happen:

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby hammegk » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:41 am

Are there plans for showers and crematoria in the basement?

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby sparks » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:03 am

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby hammegk » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:00 pm

I have met black guys and nothing in that picture was apparent. Please watch the various videos of black thugs hitting someone at random.

Yeah, I know that the basement is being reserved for white Christians dorms.

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby Doctor X » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:55 pm

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Re: UConn plans to build special housing for black males

Postby sparks » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:02 pm

Bite response perhaps?



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