University of Michigan Racially Segregates Meeting - for a "Progressive" Cause?

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn and it's Center for Social Justice and Inclusion have apologized recently for racially segregating a meeting intended to foster discussion on racial reconciliation.

The Center for Social Justice and Inclusion hosted two virtual meetings to discuss racial issues, one of which was for people of color (POC) and the other for non-people of color. For what it's worth, "non-people of color" just means white. It was literally the same as saying it's a "White's only" meeting.

The intent behind this is a fantastic example of the horseshoe-theory of politics in action. I don't fully agree with the below diagram, but it gets the point across. Essentially the far-left and far-right sometimes look very similar in ways that you don't get in more moderate ideologies:

This segregation was an incredibly misguided attempt to create a "safe space" for people of color to discuss racism, and essentially a separate space for white people to discuss it.

Aside from the obviously segregation problem, I also wonder how they determined who was "white". Is somebody who is 1/8th black and 7/8ths European considered white? What about half and half (like Obama, who basically everyone considers black)? Are we going by the "one drop rule" here? This sounds like something the Nazis would do to determine who is part of the "master race".

If the far-right set up meetings, how similar would they look? I imagine they might also segregate them and invent measures to determine who is "white enough" to be in that meeting. It is disturbing, but also kind of amusing how incredibly misguided this effort was.

Almost all of the criticism for this event was only directed at the fact that there was an only white space. There was very little pushback against the all POC space.

With that said, this should be a wakeup call to everyone on the left. Don't embrace identity politics to a point where your actions resemble those of fascists. Don't be so open-minded your brain falls out. Focus on substantive issues that impact people's everyday lives, instead of dividing people up more based on irrelevant parts of their identity. This is not what the left needs to be about. Fortunately, many progressives (correctly!) think this series of actions is absurd and counterproductive.

Here is the article I got this information from: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/11/us/michigan-dearborn-cafes-segregated-trnd/index.html


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Don't be so open-minded your brain falls out.

This quote should win the Internet.

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Thank you! I can't take credit for inventing the quote, I think Dawkins said it first?

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Good post

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Good post

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Good writing

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carry on dearThe Center for Social Justice and Inclusion hosted two virtual meetings to discuss racial issues, one of which was for people of color (POC) and the other for non-people of color. For what it's worth, "non-people of color" just means white. It was literally the same as saying it's a "White's only" meeting.

The intent behind this is a fantastic example of the horseshoe-theory of politics in action. I don't fully agree with the below diagram, but it gets the point across. Essentially the far-left and far-right sometimes look very

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3 years ago

That I very interesting blog. I can see that you have put alot of effort in its. Keep creating more content like that.

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It's sad to still see Racism packeged in one form or the other nowadays. I feel it's just a disease that doesn't just want to get cured

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And people always seem to find new creative ways to justify it.

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Racism is a cancer introduced into the world by the devil to foster division and hatred among people.

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Nice article

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3 years ago

There is no recisim in human being.All are the children of Adam.tell me one thing if you have 2 bro from one mother one is black one is white.would you bahave same or on the basis of colour?

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Racist people will find always a reason to treat people like garbage if they are different than them. What if a person is white and muslim? or like you said half black and half white? They will always look at you like you are subhuman only because you are different. Also not only (some) white people can be racist. (Some) black people can be, (some) christians, (some) muslims etcs... Those few fanatics are among every race, every religion and everything.

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