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Students document abuse of Black History Month on campuses
Renew America ^ | 02.25.06 | Jim Kouri

Posted on 02/25/2006 4:49:58 PM PST by Coleus

Parents will be surprised — at times shocked — to learn that leading colleges and universities have used the February Black History Month to lash out angrily at whites, to spread socialist ideas, and to honor the Black Panthers, according to a statement released by the Young America's Foundation.

They claim that missing from many Black History Month campus activities were positive messages and discussions about the accomplishments that blacks have made in business, education, government, and science. They also complain that "too few black conservative speakers, such as Ward Connerly, Walter Williams, and Star Parker, were invited to provide a balanced and uplifting message of Black Americans."  Fewer even mention such African-American luminaries as Secretary of State Condi Rice and General Colin Powell.

Young America's Foundation researched the Black History Month calendars of 83 leading colleges and universities in the United States. The 12 schools listed below highlight the most flagrant instances of left-wing activism's hijacking of an entire month. Instead of applauding the accomplishments of blacks in history, students were fed a steady diet of "victim politics" and anti-white sentiment.  The list will shock some, but most conservatives and moderates have come to expect such politically-motivated shenanigans from the institutions of higher learning in America.

  1. In what has to be the most egregiously biased commemoration of Black History Month, the University of New Mexico celebrated the Black Panthers' 40th Anniversary. Speakers included Elaine Brown, who clearly endorsed socialism when she intended to help "poor population[s] through redistribution of massive revenues." Another speaker, Mark Rudd, a white Marxist from the 1960s, was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a group affiliated with the Weather Underground — known for several bombings during the 1960's and 1970's. Rudd was president of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society during the 1960's, which served as an umbrella organization for socialists, radical feminists, Maoists, communists, and Marxists.

  2. Tennessee State brought conspiracy theorist Dick Gregory, who claims that the CIA knowingly allowed minority neighborhoods in Los Angeles to be flooded with crack/cocaine. Gregory believes that "the major white media continue to ignore the possibility that the CIA knew the Nicaraguans were raising money by selling drugs in black communities."

  3. University of Maryland's Protest and Revolution in the Black Community: Where Do We Go From Here? featured rapper M-1 of the group Dead Prez. M-1 refers to America as "Amerikkka" and believes in a "conscious world wide struggle with decisive victory won in the area of defeating capitalism and imperialism which is our main enemy." "Where I'm coming from," M-1 continues, "the critical part of revolutionary struggle is concerned with taking power out of the hands of people who stole it [whites] from us all these years and returning back those resources."

  4. Brown landed Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP, to address the campus community. Bond has stated that conservatives' "idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side." Bond doesn't believe that America has made progress abrogating racial barriers. "Everywhere we see racial fault lines which divide American society," he said, "as much now as at anytime [sic] in our past."

  5. Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp led discussions at Notre Dame on the 1955 brutal murder of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old black boy living in Mississippi. To Beauchamp, this brutal murder is not just about racism during segregation, but it's "going to help with reparations, it's going to help with affirmative action, [and] it's going to help with other civil rights cases that need to be reopened."

  6. UCLA brought author Randall Robinson to campus. Robinson is famous for saying that "Whites don't give a sh-t what we [blacks] think. Never did. Never will" and that whites are "little more than upper primates." Robinson authored the book, The Debt, a slavery reparations manifesto.

  7. Stanford brought the rapper and founder of the hip-hop label Public Enemy, Chuck D, to campus. In addition to serving as spokesman for organizations such as Rock the Vote and the National Urban League, Chuck's EnemeyBoard on the Public Enemy's website has called the Bush Administration a "wolf in sheeps [sic] clothing," posited that the Patriot Act "overrides our Constitution," contends that Jesus Christ came to violently overthrow capitalists, and refers to Justice Thomas as "Clarence 'Uncle' Thomas."

  8. Columbia invited University of California at Santa Cruz professor Tricia Rose to address the student body. Rose's claim to fame came to life when she created an oral narrative discussing black women's sexuality in America. The story, entitled Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, is supposedly the first oral history of black women's sexual testimonies. Rose is no stranger to racist commentary, stating on her website that "many whites do not see (some refuse to see) that whiteness carries multiple kinds of privileges" and that "white racial advantage and privilege" are alive today.

  9. Northwestern brought Bell Hooks, a self-identified feminist, who told the Third World Viewpoint that she is "concerned that there are not more Black women deeply committed to anti-capitalist politics." She also admitted that Marxism "is very crucial to educating ourselves for political consciousness."

  10. Smith College brought Tim Wise, another white Marxist to campus. Wise likes to rattle on about white privilege in the United States and serves as director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE). He wrote, White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son.

  11. Cornell's keynote speaker was former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial. Morial ran on the ticket as an unapologetic liberal saying that the left monopolizes the values of "equity, equality, and inclusiveness on which this nation was founded."

  12. Georgetown University went the direction of a poetic racist. Sonia Sanchez discussed her vision of America. She's famous for penning "Right On: White America," a tear-jerker on America once being "a pioneer land" eliminated by the intolerance of all those that it saw different. Sanchez writes that "there ain't no mo indians, no mo real white all American bad guys." Sanchez believes that black people need to "check out," for the guns and shells are ready to destroy them.
Judging from this sample — Young America's Foundation claims they documented 83 such programs — one would be safe in assuming the topic of discussion was more about whites than about blacks.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.  Jim writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores.  Jim holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: academia; academialist; blackhistorymonth

1 posted on 02/25/2006 4:50:02 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Baynative

Yo man, If da glove don't fit yo' a$$ has to aquit!! /sarc off


3 posted on 02/25/2006 4:58:46 PM PST by mosquewatch.com ("The enemy is anyone who will get you killed, no matter what side they are on.")
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To: Coleus
Here's the only time this subject deserves:

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4 posted on 02/25/2006 4:59:40 PM PST by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Coleus

NO! Say it isn't true......


5 posted on 02/25/2006 5:01:17 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: Coleus

Nothing surprises me anymore.


6 posted on 02/25/2006 5:01:32 PM PST by YourAdHere (Viking kitties taste like chicken.)
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To: jalisco555; mcvey

Ping.

My college "celebrates" black history month, but they are not nearly as extreme as this.


7 posted on 02/25/2006 5:02:31 PM PST by Republicanprofessor
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To: Coleus
Singling out your own race and celebrating it above all others is the definition of racism.
8 posted on 02/25/2006 5:02:44 PM PST by Mulch (tm)
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To: Coleus

Excuse me---when will we ever have a white history month??????
Probably never in the current public schools!!


9 posted on 02/25/2006 5:04:02 PM PST by taillightchaser (!)
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To: Coleus
"Instead of applauding the accomplishments of blacks in history, students were fed a steady diet of "victim politics" and anti-white sentiment."

Sad and extremely disheartening.

10 posted on 02/25/2006 5:04:15 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Coleus

You can take the boy out of Dixie,but you can't take Dixie from the boy..!


11 posted on 02/25/2006 5:12:54 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken there will be no Tommorrow!)
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To: Coleus

So much hatred of the very same people who have given them every opportunity in the world. these folks would love to turn the table and give the whites the very same thing they accuse them of.... In spades!


12 posted on 02/25/2006 5:13:58 PM PST by Bullish ( The pig headed monkeys of Islam can kiss my grits!)
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To: Bullish
I'll never forget the first time I saw the rear window sticker that read:

Your College Sucks!

And in this vein, I am amazed that my school, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, has not embarrassed itself sufficiently to make the list. On the other hand there are a few days left in February...

13 posted on 02/25/2006 5:26:53 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

MLK Holiday followed by Black History Month has become nothing short of "Down with whitey month." - the Great Oz Has Spoken.


14 posted on 02/25/2006 5:35:22 PM PST by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: silentreignofheroes

North is a direction, South is a way of Life


15 posted on 02/25/2006 5:37:39 PM PST by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: YourAdHere
Yep...no surprises here.

That's why I agree with 'Jedi' Jesse Peterson and Morgan Freeman, who believe we should no longer celebrate Black History Month. And I'll go one even further: Just the fact the 'Mainstream' refuses to acknowledge the accomplishments of the first Black astronaut, both Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice, Booker T. Washington, and George Washington Carver is enough to turn me off. In short, the Left has hijacked and destroyed yet another part of America's rich heritage.
16 posted on 02/25/2006 6:45:56 PM PST by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: Coleus

To add insult to injury,these speakers were probably paid for all or in part by taxpayers.


17 posted on 02/25/2006 7:00:57 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: WyCoKsRepublican

Was it Richard Pryor who observed,

"Ever notice when they finally gave us a month of our own,
"It was the shortest month of the year!!"

Black History Month is not a product of the late 1960's, but actually dates back to 1922.

Now, proclaim White History Month and see what happens.


18 posted on 02/25/2006 7:02:44 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: Thombo2

One way or the other your tax dollars pay for everything.

The colleges are big on building massive memorials in the form of buildings and expensive useless art then raising hell that they don't have enough money to educate the students.

These liberal educators have gotten completely out of hand.


19 posted on 02/25/2006 7:11:10 PM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: OKIEDOC

The Left: Always biting the hand that feeds them.


20 posted on 02/25/2006 7:16:31 PM PST by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: Coleus

Hamas History Month! KKK History Month! Communist History Month! Shiite History Month!


21 posted on 02/25/2006 7:18:10 PM PST by Doc Savage (Of all these things you can be sure, only love...will endure.......................)
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To: OKIEDOC

"These liberal educators have gotten out of hand..."I agree.I worked for a couple yrs at the local univ here in Tampa while going to school.Dept budgets were a joke.The conventional wisdom?Always ask for more,and always spend every penny alloted whether necessary or not.Who pays for the waste?Us(the taxpayers)and the students.PS/i was a pt manager in the UC(campus food service).Our bldg housed the Gay/Les Coallition,BSU,etc,etc,..


22 posted on 02/26/2006 7:59:16 AM PST by Thombo2
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To: T Lady
Self appointed current black leaders are acting like small children.

They are making threats and using every advantage necessary to reach what ever idiotic goal they deem necessary, especially reparations.

Their current wacky goal seems to be to take what many have worked for and spread it before those who have done nothing.

The socialists and misguided liberal enablers at Ivy league schools are now saying that integration of white schools during the last 50 years hasn't worked.

Well one thing for sure, integration damn sure took down many a good school and lowered not raised the values of many students.

Think about all the wasted time, money and lives to satisfy what many say was a debacle at best and down right suicidal for a whole generation both black and white.

By the way:

Racism is a cheap word stolen by a few race hustlers and politically correct liberal enablers and bandied about against any one who tries to speak the truth both black and white.

Jesus said "do not cast pearls before swine"

If you are casting pearls before swine, you are wasting your time showing or offering something very helpful or valuable to someone who does not understand or appreciate it.

The US has cast pearls before the whole world and it seems to have bought us nothing but consternation by those lavished with such goods.

Now those who our high courts mandated as special people are also returning their appreciation by bad mouthing our government and many who spent a life time trying to help them.
23 posted on 02/26/2006 9:32:25 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Republicanprofessor
Yes, I would say the same. Our college also "celebrates" black history month, but at a much lower scale in terms of radioactivity.

I did notice that almost all the examples come from large schools. I doubt very much if we could stay in business if our black students (or their mentors) really went overboard. Since we basically "buy" our black students--100 percent of which are given discounts of some type or another--and since most professors are perfectly well aware that two decades ago one of our presidents bankrupted the school, I suspect that no one (well, I can think of three professors who would glory in destroying an upper-educational institution over a "cause")wants to upset the applecart.

I have a two-sided bet here: I will bet that most of our black students--who almost to a person come from some fairly grim communities--are very happy to come to an upper-educational institution. That does not mean that there are not divides--about every other year I teach the O.J. Simpson trial and then we vote and it always breaks down along racial lines--but I don't think many have much time or interest in really wild behaviours. That is one side of the bet.

The second side of the bet is that I would wager that most of the radical activists at the large institutions come from either middle-class or higher black families who have the time and money to be irresponsible.

Can't prove it, but I have strong suspicion.

McVey
24 posted on 02/26/2006 10:06:19 AM PST by mcvey
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To: taillightchaser

A lot of educational institutions, particularly in the Colleges of Education, contend that every month and every history textbook is white education month and a white history textbook.

This means that "victim politics" gets spread down to lower levels of education, since in some major state universities you have to discuss "white privilege" if you are going to be certified to teach.

McVey


25 posted on 02/26/2006 10:09:38 AM PST by mcvey
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To: T Lady
I have never really grasped the need of the professors in my profession to destroy so much. As an example of what they are destroying: the emphasis on the fact that women (outside of NJ) could not vote at the time of the founding and that even in some northern states free blacks found it difficult (in PA after 1839, impossible) is hammered away at in textbook after textbook.

Yet, in England, at the time of our founding, only 2-8 % of white men could vote. The English tried reforms on this in the 1830's and 1860's and got the percentage up some, but not much. In America, in contrast, the language of the Revolutiohn helpoed lead to universal white male sufferage by the 1830's and different states began to expand the suffrage to women soon after the Civil War. Of course, soon after the Civil War, the legal right to vote was extended to all black males. Progress, by historical standards rapid progess, has been the course of our History, not utopia. That is used against the US. And that suggests that the US and not racism, sexism, elitism or anything else is the real target of the liberal elites.

McVey
26 posted on 02/26/2006 10:19:10 AM PST by mcvey
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To: Thombo2

Without question. I have been to academic conferences that were rather opulent and paid by the taxpayers and in which "the system" was roundly denounced by the "speaking-with-my-mouth-full" speakers.

In all fairness, most academic conferences are not opulent or even close, but the big schools can really put on the "do" and they do.

McVey


27 posted on 02/26/2006 10:22:20 AM PST by mcvey
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To: Coleus

"The story, entitled Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and
Intimacy, is supposedly the first oral history of black women's
sexual testimonies."

Where's the "inclusivity" for Asian, Native-American and Australian
Aboriginals?
There's some racial discrimination going on here.

But I guess I should be thankful. I don't think our Republic could
have held on much longer until the arrival of a detailed
sexual history of a certain select group of females.
end sarcasm)

And now we return to this evening's feature presentation,
which is listed at this IMDB site:
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0120703/


28 posted on 02/26/2006 10:35:06 AM PST by VOA
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To: Coleus

As I have said before, this type of scum is totally free to leave this great nation, I will help them pack.
They are evil, they want our nations destruction.
The thing that they don't realize, is that if they succeed in destroying capitalism, there won't be any goodies to be handed to them.
Instead of just them being lazy and shiftless, everyone would be lazy and shiftless.


29 posted on 02/26/2006 10:41:07 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

"They are evil....the thing they don't realize,is that if they succeed in destroying capitalism,there won't be any goodies to be handed to them."Well put.They assume the "system"(they detest)will always be there to provide a welcoming teat.Leftists are incredibly myopic.Have you read "Atlas Shrugged"?


30 posted on 02/26/2006 1:11:01 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: mcvey

"In all fairness most academic conferences are not opulent or even close..."Fair enough.Thanx for your perspective.I was speaking from the standpoint of a former student/employee.The UnivCenter(where i worked)housed the offices and administrators/staff/assistants for the various minority and special interest groups on campus.My impression was(and still is)that the "system" was incredibly wastefull.


31 posted on 02/26/2006 1:45:53 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: mcvey; OKIEDOC
Simply put: Just like their Old Media counterparts, the Academia Elites pick and choose what they wish to teach and report. 'History' is nothing more than some pointy-headed Liberal's preoccupation with an issue, be it Race, Gender, or the Environment. The facts just seem to get conveniently lost or discarded in their myopic and simplistic world view.
32 posted on 02/28/2006 9:29:09 PM PST by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: T Lady

Morgan Freeman advocates no BHM? Interesting


33 posted on 02/28/2006 9:32:41 PM PST by stainlessbanner (I miss Mayberry)
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To: T Lady
"'History' is nothing more than some pointy-headed Liberal's preoccupation with an issue, be it Race, Gender, or the Environment. The facts just seem to get conveniently lost or discarded in their myopic and simplistic world view."

Another case of Brave New World redefinition of words.

"History" the way Michael Moore does "documentaries".

34 posted on 02/28/2006 9:42:01 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (It isn't Right vs Left anymore but Right vs WRONG)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

"And in this vein, I am amazed that my school, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, has not embarrassed itself sufficiently to make the list. On the other hand there are a few days left in February..."

As a fellow Wisconsin grad, I have to agree with you.


35 posted on 02/28/2006 9:47:56 PM PST by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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To: T Lady
Nice post,you hit the nail on the head.

I haven't been in San Diego that long but so far this is a nice place to live.
36 posted on 02/28/2006 10:00:56 PM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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