When it comes to anything race related there is always a double standard. Students on college Campuses can start Black student organizations and demand “black-only.” As soon as a white student tries to do the same, you can bet everyone will cry racism.
This double standard can be seen in the latest incident at Northern Kentucky University. Fliers mocking “Welcome Black Week” with a “Welcome White Week” were posted around the campus. This has prompted demonstrations against “racial intolerance”
and has started an investigation by school officials.
The fliers advertise events and seminars around campus such as “White Lives Matter vs. Black Lives Matter,”a “Pizza Party for Tolerance” and “L.G.B.T.Q.R.S.T.U.V. and You.” These fliers were posted in an apparent attempt to ridicule the school’s annual “Welcome Black Week” events, and possibly shed light on the double standard prevalent today.
Heatstreet reported that ““Welcome Black Week” has been a fixture on the NKU and several other campuses across the country for several years. It is intended to introduce incoming freshman to the array of programs and organizations focusing on the black experience. Among this year’s events were a BBQ with the Black Student Union and a reception with faculty from the African American Studies program.”
Students on campus protested the “Welcome White Week” by joining hands in a circle in the student union plaza early Tuesday evening. These students chanted that they “will not be guided by fear or defeat” and “will beat the odds that are against” them.
The protesting students told reporters on the scene about feeling left out on campus. One student spoke about being the only black student in her education class, and another about her trouble finding study partners for chemistry.
University officials said the flier was in no way authorized by the school and is now the subject of an “intense investigation,” said they welcomed the “constructive conversation” started by the racially charged fliers.
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