All over the country, universities and work places are creating racially-segregated activities that clearly violate the Civil Rights Act.
Thus far, no one has taken anyone to court over it.
Eventually, someone is going to have to explain what is going on with this.
Cornell University altered the course description of a racially-segregated physical education course offered to students during the Spring 2021 academic semester after Campus Reform reached out for comment.
The class, entitled “BIPOC Rock Climbing,” was originally restricted to “people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color,” before its description was edited to state that the class is “designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported.”
The course’s original description, noting the class’s race-based enrollment restriction, is still visible, courtesy of an internet archive.
“Whites climbing is violence.”
According to the new description, posted on Cornell’s website, the class will provide a “high degree of individual attention” and a “supportive space” where students will discuss “BIPOC individuals and groups in rock climbing.” The new description states that the class is now “open to all” students who are “interested in learning rock climbing with this special focus.”
The total price for students taking the course is $1,890—including the standard cost of a one-credit course, $1,575, and an additional mandatory “course fee” of $315.
When asked for comment, John Carberry, Cornell’s Senior Director of Media Relations and News, issued a statement to Campus Reform claiming that “all Cornell students” are “welcome” to enroll in the course, contradicting the original course description.
Carberry insisted that the course’s original description reflected an “intentional focus” on “outreach and inclusion,” but that there was “never” any intention to exclude students that don’t identify as BIPOC.
“All Cornell students are welcome to enroll in this course. While the original description of the course represented an intentional focus on outreach and inclusion, there was never an intent to exclude non-minority students. The description of the course has been adjusted accordingly,” Carberry said.
According to the New York State Attorney General’s website, “Students in New York schools are protected by federal, state, and local laws that prevent discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and other categories.”
Additionally, the New York Human Rights Law “makes it illegal” for “non-sectarian educational institutions” to “deny their services to students on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, age or marital status.”
A post on the r/Cornell subreddit page referencing the class titled “End Racially Segregated PE Classes at Cornell” generated significant discussion and backlash.
One user noted that under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, schools “cannot be segregated” based on race, and another described “Critical Race Theory” as “f****** toxic.”
It would be hard to make a case that it violates the 14th Amendment. Segregation was legal for a long time after that.
But it definitely violates the Civil Rights Act of 1965.
What the people promoting these “no whites allowed” programs across the country are trying to do is get the courts to reinterpret the law. They want to make the argument that it was never intended to apply to whites. It was intended specifically to give black people access to white spaces. (That is actually true, although it is not the way the law was written.)
What this will mean is that discrimination against white people will be enshrined in law, effectively declaring that white people are genetically inferior, and are dangerous, and that nonwhites have to protect themselves from whites by excluding them.
Basically, the people that are doing these racially-exclusive activities are begging for someone to sue them, and for some major law firm to take the case to a higher court, so they can get a ruling that says that nonwhites are legally allowed to discriminate against whites.
Obviously, Affirmative Action programs were already actively discriminating against whites, but there, they have the explanation that they are also discriminating against Asians – “we’re just against people with 100 IQs generally, and want to support people with 85 and lower IQs” is the direct implication.
This new “safe spaces for people of color” trend is much more aggressive, and it is designed to flaunt the Civil Rights Act in search of a ruling from a higher court. (I’m not saying that each group doing it is trying to get a lawsuit – most of them, like Cornell, go into damage control mode when they get caught – but the concept is being spread through the country with that goal in mind.)
Maybe the first time this happens, the Supreme Court will rule in favor of whites, but then they will just keep pushing it. The point is to make a big spectacle of talking about how white people are genetically dangerous and PoC need protections from them.
This whole thing makes me sick.