Tuesday, May 9, 2017

History: It’s Not What It Used To Be


Black students at Harvard to hold their own commencement ceremony:

Two days before Courtney Woods dresses in a cap and gown for Harvard’s traditional commencement, she will don a stole made of African kente cloth and address the crowd at a somewhat different event: a graduation ceremony for black students.

Student organizers said the event, called Black Commencement 2017, is the first university-wide ceremony for black students at Harvard and is designed to celebrate their unique struggles and achievements at an elite institution that has been grappling with its historic ties to slavery.

Because integration isn’t good enough; they want their specialness acknowledged:

“I can only imagine how special I will feel when I walk across that stage and be able to honor my identity and my struggle at Harvard,” said Woods, who is completing a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Education. “I know this is exactly what students like me need to be inspired as we leave this place as emerging global leaders.”

Is it just me or is this not the very definition of irony?


Insisting on something their grandparents marched – and some even died – for?


But the most important thing now is that they feel special because you see, it’s not that Jim Crow laws were wrong, it’s that they had the equation backwards.


The black community was rightfully angry when we lived in a country where things were “separate but equal”, but in today’s society, everything must be separated for them to “celebrate their unique struggles” and the “white” students have to watch and be made aware of “black excellence”. Gateway Pundit

So one more time, a Tweet that unfortunately never seems to grow old:


History: it’s really what you make of it.


BTW, I understand William Jefferson Clinton is writing a revisionist autobiography too. Bound to be a barnstormer blockbuster.

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