Ignoring the fact police violence affects Americans regardless of race, organizers of a protest held at the University of Missouri said “only people of color” would be allowed to take part in a “die-in” demonstration.
“The ‘die-in’ is meant to represent black bodies that are killed unjustly. It was requested that others stand in a circle holding hands,” student Ebony Francis told The College Fix in a telephone interview.
In other words, only black victims of police violence matter.
White students, however, were needed to shut down classes at the university. Organizers asked students and faculty to leave “classrooms and offices with their hands up and meet us in the Student Center at 12:00pm to move in solidarity and inform this campus and our community that we will not tolerate injustice against black and brown lives.”
Other universities have also demanded students allegedly benefiting from “white privilege” play a secondary role in protests.
In Massachusetts, “White folks” were instructed to keep their hands down during a campus walkout on Monday, according to Campus Reform.
“I understand wanting to show up and support, but white people need to understand that this symbolic act of raising your hands in a position of surrender is meant to illustrate how black people are violently targeted by police because of their race,” a post on the Freequency website states. “If you don’t experience that, you should not mimic the gesture in an attempt at ‘solidarity.’ It is centering yourself in a narrative that you cannot tell because of the protection your white privilege gives you.”
Activists are determined to skew reality and portray police violence as primarily affecting black Americans. In fact, most victims of police violence are white, due to the fact whites outnumber blacks by five-to-one.
The activists, however, insist white deaths are secondary to black deaths, which is a racist argument, and they present a distorted picture by claiming all whites enjoy “white privilege,” a term that harkens back to the Antebellum Period of American history.
Intolerance is now a standard feature on U.S. college campuses.
“It just seems that the cultural influence by the Left has turned things upside down and turned the society into one of intolerance, political correctness and reverse discrimination,” writes Scott Lazarowitz.
“Affirmative action gives special advantages to some people based on their race, ethnicity, gender, or other superficial characteristics that have nothing to do with their achievement or qualifications, at the expense of discriminating against some other people based on their race, ethnicity, gender, etc. Thus, affirmative action is not only a privilege, but a discrimination-based privilege that goes against the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy that people ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,’” Lazarowitz writes.
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