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Mind-Blowing Concept: Let’s Judge A Person By The Content Of Their Character

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:24 am

[guest post by Dana]

Following up on JVW’s post about the latest news out of Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, comes this: an Asian student standing in the designated “safe space”, had the unmitigated gall to discuss the need to judge people by the content of their character and suggested that black people, like any other group of people, can be racist, too:

The woman told a story about how she was discriminated upon when she first came to the U.S. for her trouble speaking English. She recalled a moment a black man once told her to “go back to your home.” She said a “white lady” then checked on her to make sure she was OK.

“The point I’m making here is we should not distinguish people by their race or gender or anything. Black people can be racist!” the student said.

Almost immediately, a black female student confronts her and seemingly tries to stop her from talking as audible groans and murmurs are heard in the background.

“I just mean that we have to look at people individually,” the Asian student continues as the students turn against her.

Eventually another student takes the megaphone from the Asian student who leaves the “safe space” appearing a bit distraught.


60 Responses to “Mind-Blowing Concept: Let’s Judge A Person By The Content Of Their Character”

  1. Good morning.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. i’m just embarrassed for everyone involved it makes it hard to watch the clip

    happyfeet (831175)

  3. bunch of dorks standing in a circle spewing juvenile dogma and cant all over each other

    it’s the effing holidays losers

    happyfeet (831175)

  4. This is what socjus is all about-preventing dissenters from speaking.

    Wyowanderer (10a759)

  5. So, racism.

    Adam (e46e87)

  6. And for her next foray into civil discussion and reasoned discourse, she will be appearing at the Monkey House at the Zoo on a date and time to be announced.

    nk (dbc370)

  7. But holy guacamole! Those ridiculous geeks are the ones we call SJWs? The guys are the ones we pantsed in high school, and the girls are the ones the boys never wanted to be seen talking to.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. Maybe some folks should suggest designated “unsafe spaces”, where free exchange of ideas is expected and if people don’t want to hear it, they are forewarned

    Danger: Thinking for Yourself Space Ahead!

    Maybe she should have had a big poster with a picture of MLK, Jr. on it…

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  9. I’ve got to watch more of these videos, because I’ve had a totally different picture of these kids, although Emma Sulkowicz should have given me a clue. They’re not fearsome; they’re pitiful. And so are the academic nebishes who take them seriously.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. You called that one, nk. What a bunch of ugly, dirty looking dumbass losers. I am glad they gave the Asian chick a hard time. Asians have no business being with people who whine and moan, they’re tougher than that.

    These kids need a little Kent State action.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  11. Those chicks look like they have more STD’s than a Planned Parenthood clinic in Detroit.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  12. Hoagie, did you that Clint Eastwood movie, Gran Torino, where Clint Eastwood rescues the Vietnamese girl from the “spooks”? I clicked the video expecting something like that but instead of tough black kids I saw the Photography Club joins Lambda Lambda Lambda.

    nk (dbc370)

  13. Two things. First, I am glad the Asian girl didn’t speak through the megaphone. I hate those things. Second, After she left another girl uses the megaphone to announce : “LOOK, WE ARE GETTING DERAILED.”

    felipe (b5e0f4)

  14. Yeah, free speech is so derailing.

    felipe (b5e0f4)

  15. Remember when self-righteous Liberals piously proclaimed that even if they disagreed with what you said, they would defend your right to say it?

    ropelight (f80579)

  16. Colleges limit the number of Asians in admissions. It must be because they’re so pushy.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  17. Asian is the new white

    felipe (b5e0f4)

  18. Can someone explain to me why y’all are so terrified by these kids? Do you think they’re coming for you next, or something?

    Leviticus (f9a067)

  19. Makes me wonder, too, Leviticus. The only ones I can see these schlemiels intimidating are the older versions of themselves in academia. And in software coding and video game design, I suppose.

    nk (dbc370)

  20. you think they won’t, naive you are you are, young padawan, anything they deem offensive must be curtailed, the Free Speech Movement was about Frankfurt school, what ideas were left prior to that era,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  21. Do you think they’re coming for you next, or something?

    No, not next. But soon. Right after they are co-opted by the DNC. The 60’s radicals infiltrated and destroyed many institutions (university, media, the Democrat Party, etc). These will do the same.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  22. Now, how about some cooking advice? I have 1.75 lbs. of very nice pork rib meat. Should I stew it white with just a little onion or should I make a stifado — a rich red stew with lots of onions and maybe a potato or two?

    nk (dbc370)

  23. #18, ask the scapegoats who were hounded out of the academy because the ugly scourge of intolerance has yet again risen to challenge civilized society.

    ropelight (f80579)

  24. Leviticus,
    In a saner world these people would not be taken seriously and just ignored.
    The fact that they are taken so seriously that people lose their jobs over them signals the absurdity of our time
    As when quoting MLK makes one a pariah at a civil rights related protest
    What causes concern is not so much these people,
    As how it is reflective of the time we live in

    At least that is my quick response

    I did ignore these people in the 70’s and 80’s, and so did most of everyone else
    But somehow that changed

    MD in Philly (not in Philly, and out and about) (deca84)

  25. But holy guacamole! Those ridiculous geeks are the ones we call SJWs? The guys are the ones we pantsed in high school, and the girls are the ones the boys never wanted to be seen talking to.

    In the 1960s it always seemed that the black student radicals had an air of menace about them, like they would burn stuff down if they didn’t get their way. Today the radical black kids are just annoying, giving the impression that they will continue to chant their stupid rhymes at the top of their lungs if they don’t get their way.

    Can someone explain to me why y’all are so terrified by these kids? Do you think they’re coming for you next, or something?

    Well, Leviticus, for as wussified as these kids are, they sure wield amazing power over useless white progressive college administrators.

    JVW (738b08)

  26. the stifado sounds more festive

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  27. So what’s the problem? This is natural selection in action.

    Leviticus (f9a067)

  28. wussified yes yes

    gluten is kryptonite to these powderpuffs

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  29. with more ingredients you can make a galician stew, but you won’t have the time to do so,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  30. The Taiwanese Animators have their usual clever take on the safe space movement. I especially like the metaphor they use of the students being free to explore “the shallow shores of their own ideas.”

    JVW (738b08)

  31. #22,

    Add some hominy and a pinch of oregano and call it posole. Serve with lime wedges.

    The kitchen is my kind of safe space.

    The Democratic Party’s major demographic subgroups all hate each other. It’s fun to watch them get their hate on.

    ThOR (a52560)

  32. All these upper class people trying to “out victim” each other.


    Patricia (5fc097)

  33. Leviticus,
    Here is the real problem,
    Maybe it is just me, others can join in.

    I feel much less comfortable now even in my own immediate relatively safe neighborhood than I did years ago in drug riddled neighborhoods.
    I feel now it is assumed I am a racist who is keeping Obama from being the savior of the country until proven otherwise,
    instead of just another cracker who is probably that not bad of a guy.

    Am I alone in this??

    Even white folk in my own church feel the need to remind me of the need to make friends who are other races, etc.,
    though I have done that for over 30 years already
    even whites who should know better assume I am some kind of segregationist at best.

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  34. Both Hispanics and Asians better learn butt quick that Blacks will not willingly allow themselves to supplanted as the number #1 Victim Group in the Nation.

    Blacks enjoy the special moral and legal privileges of having something to do with Slavery and Jim Crow from 50+ years ago. The other groups do not.

    So a smart Conservative would market on those non AA groups. As much as you may think you will get the goodies, “they” will always be the first to dine on the table and pig out as much as they want. You Asians and Hispanics, get what is left over if anything at all.

    Rodney King's Spirit (ab8c0d)

  35. “The Democratic Party’s major demographic subgroups all hate each other. It’s fun to watch them get their hate on.”

    We should sit by and let them cannibalize each other. In fact, we should encourage it.

    Rodney King's Spirit (ab8c0d)

  36. People use the word “Ferguson” and I don’t know what they mean-
    Do they mean the Ferguson where the problem was unjustified civil unrest and rioting in the wake over lies about a rational police action?
    Or the Ferguson where a cold-blooded racist cop shot a nice young man in the back for “walking while black”?

    Or, as I heard a pastor say, does it not make a difference, just like what the “Truth” was about the Bush ANG letters made no difference.

    It’s like no longer knowing if water is safe to drink or not.

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  37. All this time I have been thinking that Pajama Boy was the generational archetype. I was wrong. The archetype is Veruca Salt.

    And, by the way, Mrs. Clinton was right. It took a village (a nation of such villages, really) to create this generation of Verucas. It’s a proud moment.

    ThOR (a52560)

  38. #15 Yes, dissent was patriotic I heard.

    Rodney King's Spirit (ab8c0d)

  39. It’s like a playground in third grade
    with obnoxious bullies all around
    but no grown ups to put them in their place.

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  40. As the Yales and Baltimores self-immolate, we must ask ourselves, “Do we have a dog in this fight?” Do we?

    ThOR (a52560)

  41. The problem with chaos and anarchy is…
    it is chaos and anarchy
    yes, the people in the video are mainly harmless,
    just as most of the anti-war protesters in the 60’a and 70’s were harmless,
    just as some who advocated change under the French monarchy were harmless

    but the likes of Billy Ayers, the “New Years Gang”, and those who accelerated the Terror are not,
    and they are the ones who will take over.

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  42. certainly, Carleton Armstrong, I forget his associate, arose from that stewpot, as would their counterparts, the Baader Meinhof and the Brigatte Rossi,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  43. Too many in Madison see Armstrong and Co. as freedom fighters to be revered…

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  44. we forget the difference between connotation and denotation… amongst those that speak of white privilege and such, racism is the practice of discrimination by the established majoriy…. therefore a black, or any disenfranchised minority, cannot by definition be racist…. prejudiced, perhaps, but not racist…. many people hear that blacks cannot be racists and their heads explode because they are using the common definition…. not the unique connotation known by (and rarely explained by) the protestors…. and thus the statement that blacks cannot be racist seems to be nonsensical in the extreme…. back in the days the USSR did the same thing… in their englsh to Russian dictionaries “freedom” was defined as the right to be poor, hungery, homeless and discriminated against…. no wonder when western folk then extolled freedom the average Russian’s eye’s rolled… like they wanted that…. when you control the definition of words you control the discourse… and if you can prevent either party from knowing the other’s connotation then you can foment discord where it otherwise might not exist.

    bosch (1871be)

  45. probably so, one was at the recall protest, if memory serves,

    tell it to the Chechen, Ingush, kalmyks, who the Russians are regard as ‘chernoi, perry,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  46. The real irony is that these children are paying a fortune to attend CMC. Ten years from now, when they are still shoveling a $1000 a month over to the government in the faint hope that their student loan indebtedness will finally end, they will look back on this and think what? This was the best investment of time and effort in my sorry life? Gosh, I could have spent those years in Seattle’s homeless encampment for free? If my major in gender studies hadn’t been so tough I might have been able to take a few classes in math, economics, science, or information technology, but then I wouldn’t have become the person I am today? This barista gig is a drag? Oh no, my application for that Noon-5 job at the car wash was accepted, and now I’ll lose my obamabenefits if I don’t accept it? Gosh, isn’t it great seeing all my college friends, who could have imagined that we’d all be hired as teachers at Hopeandchange High School? Living in the basement of Mom and Dad’s house is such a pain. Look at the mess down here! When did Mom become such a slob?

    BobStewartatHome (a52abe)

  47. Bullies? Who could possibly be weaker than them? Ok, ok, their professors and administrative staff, still …. Non-entities looking to be noticed, I’d say.

    nk (dbc370)

  48. O.J. Simpson got away with beheading his ex wife. Paula Dean. Dog the Bounty hunter. Don Imus.

    Pathetic doesn’t equal harmless.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  49. It’s laughably hypocritical and at the same time discouragingly sad that the recipients of Affirmative Action’s race based preferences combined with the advantages of set-asides, emotional coddling, protection by elites, and free rides at the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning should grouse and whine about white privilege when every advantage they squander in racist tantrums comes at the expense of nameless better qualified whites who silently suffer the pernicious effects of overt reverse discrimination so ungrateful little NAZI reprobates can parade their hateful racism in public.

    ropelight (f80579)

  50. Out on the road today, I saw a DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM sticker on a Cadillac
    A little voice Inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back.”
    I thought I knew what America was, what did I know?
    Those days are gone forever
    I should just let them go but …..

    AZ Bob (7d2a2c)

  51. In one way, nk, they are no more fierce at bullying than the typical 3rd grader (when we were kids),
    but on the playground there were grownups back then to put them in their place.

    None of the murderers in Lord of the Flies were all that intimidating in themselves as I remember,
    but in the face of no opposition they had…
    no opposition.

    We are at times worse than that, because the govt and media is not only not their opposition, but their enablement

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  52. The pro-choice cult respects neither individual dignity nor recognizes intrinsic value.

    n.n (ae35ca)

  53. If they can gin up a twitter mob to get you fired for saying or doing something they don’t agree with, they’re a little dangerous, yes.

    If they are ignored by everyone except HR and PR departments, that’s still a lot of clout.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  54. #33: Doc, when I lived in Seattle I had some of those same feelings. But I’ve concluded that you must not allow others to define you. If you treat others on the basis of their character, determination, and performance, then that’s enough. But if you get enmeshed in the workings of the failed organizations in a city like Seattle, you will find that they expect to be able to define your behavior and sense of self-worth based on what they think would be best for them. I recall having a heated discussion on some school related panel, and I said that it was enough that we all tolerated everyone else’s right to express themselves. I was roundly put down by a very angry black man who informed me that “tolerance is what I give to Mormons, you’ve got to do much better [when dealing with racial minorities]!” The strong implication was that I must embrace whatever tripe this fool uttered.

    The import thing to recognize is that this all just a mind game. If you have the misfortune of being in a minority dominated high school, you will find that one class of students uses the F word almost as frequently as the N word, but those of us with “privilege” must pretend not to hear either form of forbidden speech.

    It is also important to realize that about one person in four thoroughly deserves your contempt when it comes to their willingness to protect your rights, although they might be tolerable companions at lunch. Little is to be gained by expressing such a conclusion to that person. Moreover, as an individual, there is nothing you can do to sway the course of the many institutions that are collapsing all around us. So you need to find someone who is leading an effort that seems sensible to you, and give that person your qualified support. If you go the FEC website and use the map query tool, you will find that you can get detailed information on the people who have donated in the 2016 Presidential Campaign by candidate and by town or zip code. It is amazing to me how few people with conservative leanings bother to get involved at this stage of the campaign. In my little town, about 5,500 hundred voted for Romney (13,000 for Obama,) and to date, only 7 of those voters have bothered to donate anything to any Republican candidate. The other side is similar, about 16 people have contributed something to one of the Democrats, so we’re talking about one voter in 700 who has bothered to get involved. This is probably our best hope for making change. If we could get one conservative in ten to demonstrate that they are paying attention to these races by donating just $50, it would revolutionize the election.

    BobStewartatHome (a52abe)

  55. My Korean daughter has encountered Hispanic Racism in Anaheim in Kindergarten, no less. She encountered in Dubuque in one of the towns 3 high schools. I didn’t teach her racism, the racists of color did.

    PCD (39058b)

  56. Narciso the comment @44 is correct. For the Left, racism is a term of art which can be boiled down to this: rascist is a synonym for white. So by Leftist definition no black can be racist and every white must be one.

    kishnevi (9cb6b5)

  57. Can someone explain to me why y’all are so terrified by these kids?

    Leviticus, I believe you’re using the wrong words. It’s not “terrified by” but “disgusted towards and irritated with.”

    Mark (74fce8)

  58. rascist is a synonym for white.

    But also anything or anyone who’s not liberal or leftwing. The people who most love pulling out the “racist” label have no problem sounding and acting bigoted or racist themselves if they’re dealing with and repudiating black conservatives, but, in turn, will hem and haw if they’re dealing with white liberals similar to Bill Clinton, who is known for using the “n” word towards blacks he dislikes.

    Mark (74fce8)

  59. Dan McLaughlin via Ace:

    indal has stood for both conservative principle and conservative practice, in ways both substantive and symbolic, across many other areas beyond the budget, often taking on difficult uphill fights. He refused to form a state Obamacare exchange or expand Medicaid, choices many other Governors are now wishing they had made. In the immediate aftermath of the 2012 election, he promoted a new idea – defusing fights over government-funded birth control by selling the birth control pill over the counter to reduce its cost – which has since been adopted by many Republican candidates and provided the blueprint for Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) 64%‘s victory in Colorado over the “War on Women” campaign waged by Mark Udall.

    Jindal isn’t just running on record and rhetoric; he’s also running on the most detailed policy agenda of any candidate in the race. Early last year, he rolled out a thorough alternative to Obamacare – a distinctly better and more comprehensive plan than anything produced by his rivals, and on which none of his opponents has yet taken up his challenge for a one-on-one healthcare debate. He’s proposed a forward-looking energy plan, a pro-growth tax plan that would abolish the corporate tax and slash rates, a choice-based education plan modeled on his Louisiana reforms, a plan to rebuild and reorient our national defense, and a plan to crack down hard on “sanctuary cities” that try to nullify federal immigration law. Like Rubio and Cruz, Jindal is a son of immigrants who understands both the immigrant experience and the American Dream; he has been insistent that with the blessings of immigration comes a responsibility to assimilate into American culture. Jindal’s record in Louisiana demonstrates vividly that he will go to the mat for all these proposals.

    DNF (755a85)

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