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Colleges rethinking minority orientation (Anti-White Racism Alive and Well in Massachusetts)
Boston Globe ^ | 9-8-03 | Marcella Bombardieri

Posted on 09/08/2003 6:26:54 AM PDT by Lance Romance

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:10:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SOUTH HADLEY -- When Naeema Hernandez arrived for her first year at Mount Holyoke College, she was welcomed by a campus that, for two days, had no white American students at all.

"You're scared when you first come in, and you have questions like, `Is there a lot of racism here?' " said Hernandez, now a sophomore, who is from New York and identifies herself as African-American.


(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: discrimination; diversity; educrats; highereducation; mountholyoke; multiculturalism; preferences; racism; schools; segregation; separatism
"My roommate was a Republican from the South and believed in the Confederate flag. It was good to feel like I had someone to go talk to."

Give me a break.

sophomore Julia Martinez Koch, from Newton, the child of one white parent and one Cuban-American. "I don't feel badly that the white people get excluded once in a while."

The program seems to be working very well. Congratulations Holyoke.

1 posted on 09/08/2003 6:26:54 AM PDT by Lance Romance
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To: Lance Romance; mhking; Trueblackman; L.N. Smithee; goldstategop; Khepera
Ain't it wonderful?
2 posted on 09/08/2003 6:31:19 AM PDT by sauropod ("How do you know Sheila Jackson Lee's a queen?" "Because she doesn't sit with the little people")
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To: Lance Romance
"There's some thought that pre-orientation programs might actually be a force toward rigidifying racial boundaries rather than opening them up,"

Jeez, it only took them 16 years to figure it out. On can only imagine what these "brilliant" liberal minds will figure out in the future.</ sarcasm>

3 posted on 09/08/2003 6:34:18 AM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Lance Romance
"Once we as people of color begin to interact with our white sisters, we need to come to that space with a real sense of who we are, in order to really listen and communicate," she told the new students at a Passages meeting last week.

That is a truly bizarre statement. Of course I am sure the speaker would be willing to teach/brainwash the listeners into a more enlightened state....

4 posted on 09/08/2003 6:34:53 AM PDT by alnitak ("That kid's about as sharp as a pound of wet liver" - Foghorn Leghorn)
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To: sauropod
Whites should not be permitted to attend college at all!

No more white imperialism.

/sarcasm

5 posted on 09/08/2003 6:37:42 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (LIBERTY has arrived in Iraq - Now we can concentrate on HOLLYWEED!)
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To: Lance Romance
"There's some thought that pre-orientation programs might actually be a force toward rigidifying racial boundaries rather than opening them up," said Lee Bowie, dean of Mount Holyoke.

Really, ya think so?

a Latina woman described feeling cut off from her heritage because she doesn't speak Spanish

Enroll in a frickin' Spanish class and stop whining.

My roommate was a Republican from the South and believed in the Confederate flag

What the hell does that mean?

a controversy erupted when the group that put together "African Caribbean Day" would not allow non-African or non-Caribbean groups to perform

How inclusive and tolerant. </sarcasm>
6 posted on 09/08/2003 6:41:30 AM PDT by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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To: Fzob
"There's some thought that pre-orientation programs might actually be a force toward rigidifying racial boundaries rather than opening them up," said Lee Bowie, dean of Mount Holyoke."

Gee, ya think??? Good ole Dean Bowie...not much gets by him.

7 posted on 09/08/2003 6:52:09 AM PDT by Adder
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To: FroedrickVonFreepenstein
a controversy erupted when the group that put together "African Caribbean Day" would not allow non-African or non-Caribbean groups to perform.

How inclusive and tolerant.

Actually, I have to wonder just what kind of controversy there was for this. I mean, if I was organizing a St. Patrick's Day party, I wouldn't sign a salsa band.

8 posted on 09/08/2003 6:53:38 AM PDT by RonF
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To: PistolPaknMama; SC partisan; l8pilot; Gianni; azhenfud; annyokie; SCDogPapa; thatdewd; ...
My roommate was a Republican from the South and believed in the Confederate flag.

You decide.

9 posted on 09/08/2003 6:54:40 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Lance Romance
No one has questioned why white parents would send their child to a school who is openly biased against them. These elite schools would change their policies fast if white money started to dry up.

Liberal academicians are a hypocritical bunch who rely on the stupidy of white parents to send them children to indoctrinate into liberal causes. Take away the white kids and you take away a large part of the school's budget.

The fault of these openly hostile, racist, programs can be traced back to the parents who send their children to these universities. Any one who knows such white parents
should be asking them why they would put their children in a place where they are treated as second class citizens.

10 posted on 09/08/2003 6:58:11 AM PDT by Noachian (Legislation Without Representation Is Tyranny)
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To: Lance Romance
Next thing you know, they'll start asking for separate minority-only drinking fountains in the student union.

And how does one "believe in the Confederate flag" anyway? Light candles to it? Pray to it?

}:-)4
11 posted on 09/08/2003 7:02:10 AM PDT by Moose4 (These are my antlers. There are many like them, but these two are mine.)
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To: stainlessbanner
How did she ever survive that kind of persecution? I mean, her roommate might just as well have tried to sell her into slavery.
12 posted on 09/08/2003 7:02:59 AM PDT by sheltonmac
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To: Lance Romance
This is a disconnected, rambling article and it comes from a major daily paper, The Boston Globe. For a thumbnail biography on the writer go to this link

(biography of Marcella Bombardieri)

Once you have read the biography, you should be able to predict anything she writes.

13 posted on 09/08/2003 7:06:54 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: stainlessbanner
My black college roommate was invited to a "Third World Orientation" for Harvard Medical School, to help the poor savages determine whether they could survive at Harvard. (I told her, "See, they know Houston is in the Third World!")
She told them to stuff it and went UC San Francisco on a full scholarship, only out of state student accepted that year.

My point? Republicans from the South, and black people with sense, should go to school somewhere that offers education instead of therapy.
14 posted on 09/08/2003 7:08:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Pray for Terri Schiavo - hearing on 9-11 to schedule the execution!)
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To: Lance Romance
"My roommate was a Republican from the South and believed in the Confederate flag. Do you not believe that there is this thing called a Confederate flag? Great education.
15 posted on 09/08/2003 7:14:30 AM PDT by blanknoone
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To: Lance Romance
Was it Shakespeare or some other genius who wrote:

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive."

Regardless, it perfectly describes liberal programs. Some call it unintended consequences but I suspect most are intended.
16 posted on 09/08/2003 7:32:29 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: Lance Romance
sophomore Julia Martinez Koch, from Newton, the child of one white parent and one Cuban-American. "I don't feel badly that the white people get excluded once in a while."

Title 18, United States Code, U.S. Criminal Code, Section 241; - Conspiracy against rights :

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured -

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.


17 posted on 09/08/2003 7:52:22 AM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Sir Walter Scott
18 posted on 09/08/2003 8:09:02 AM PDT by SAJ (Write LBX puts, $40-50 out of the money, until the forest fires burn out.)
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To: Lance Romance
I went off to college at barely 17, from a tiny, rural mountain town of 1500 people, to a liberal university with a student body of 16,000. "Orientation" was a joke--the only positive thing that helped out was meeting my soon-to-be-best-friend Cesar (from Panama), an ultra-conservative foreign national who had been trying to get all his citizenship paperwork routed correctly since he was fifteen. The lecture I had from him when I neglected to vote just after my 18th birthday ensured I never neglected to again.

My point, though--A student should already "know who they are" before coming to college. That they do not is a failure of their family, and nothing else. Don't speak Spanish? Take a course, dummy! Can't deal with Republicans? Guess the Repub isn't the one with the problem. Funny, as a conservative kid from a predominantly white rural area, I had no problem relating to the "ethnic" students at school--except for that one instance when a friend and I wanted to go catch a movie, and his friends said if he went somewhere with a "white girl", he might as well not come home to North East Portland. I found their racism amusing, but nothing more.

As the poster above said: Education, not therapy.

Regards
19 posted on 09/08/2003 8:09:40 AM PDT by Missus (We're not trying to overpopulate the world, we're just trying to outnumber the idiots.)
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To: Lance Romance
There aren't words strong enough to describe how completely sick I am of the subjects of racism and sexual orientation.
20 posted on 09/08/2003 8:09:40 AM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: Lance Romance
Hernandez is one of hundreds of Mount Holyoke students who have attended "Passages," the college's pre-orientation program to help minority students settle into a college where each might find herself the only person of color in a particular dorm or class.

This is an absolute crock. Not one of the schools mentioned in this article has any dorms with only one "person of color" in residence, and few if any classes with that composition. All these schools, and all similar selective private liberal arts colleges are swarming with affirmative action admits, as well as with East and South Asian students who are anything but affirmative action cases.

21 posted on 09/08/2003 8:20:11 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: SAJ
Sir Walter Scott

Thank you. It does have a Shakespearian ring to it though.

22 posted on 09/08/2003 9:53:30 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: stainlessbanner
free dixie.
23 posted on 09/08/2003 10:53:10 AM PDT by stand watie (Resistence to tyrants is obedience to God. -Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Fzob
"There's some thought that pre-orientation programs might actually be a force toward rigidifying racial boundaries rather than opening them up,"

Well, duh!

I'm with you on this one.

24 posted on 09/08/2003 11:24:21 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (South-south-west, south, south-east, east....)
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To: stainlessbanner
How do you believe in the Confederate Flag? I mean I believe that it's flying outside my house. I believe I get a lot of people asking me about it. Half don't know what it is and the other half thank me for flying it (I'll let you decide which half are the yankees ;)) How do you believe in it? Perhaps the principles of freedom from our oppressive national government? Nah, it said her roommate was a Republican and Lord knows if her roommate believed in the principles behind that flag, she would be a conservative
25 posted on 09/08/2003 3:28:29 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears; stainlessbanner

What's not to believe?

26 posted on 09/08/2003 7:08:36 PM PDT by Gianni
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To: Lance Romance
""There's some thought that pre-orientation programs might actually be a force toward rigidifying racial boundaries rather than opening them up," said Lee Bowie, dean of Mount Holyoke."

Nothing like racist liberalism. Always looking for a way to divide and conquer all in the name of compassion. They ought to END these racist orientations. By now a person at that age should be able to handle themselves regardless of color. But no. Liberals want to keep that chip on the shoulder alive through racist segregation with maybe a few token whites to target for guilt of things they had nothing to do with or no control of.

27 posted on 09/08/2003 7:13:21 PM PDT by nmh
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To: stainlessbanner
My roommate was a Republican from the South and believed in the Confederate flag.

(Cute how the boston glob coyly connected the Republican party to 'the flag' ala Trent Lott, lol) I believe in the Confederate flag too. I actually saw one once with my own eyes, so I know they're real. You see, I was out in the swamp drinkin' some beer and teachin' my dawg 'Luther' how to read when this big ol' UFO came by with one of them flags on it...

28 posted on 09/09/2003 9:07:29 PM PDT by thatdewd
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To: thatdewd
don't forget, you was barfeet!
29 posted on 09/10/2003 6:10:49 AM PDT by stainlessbanner (Only the finest Southern Chivalry)
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To: stainlessbanner
This is all a bunch of crap supported by the PC whores of Communism.

Just think of the hue and cry that would be raised if the South had an all white university that didn't allow for anything but traditional Anglo-European/American holidays!

The bottom line for this institutionalized racism is - "Whites - bad, all other races - GOOD!"

The South WAS RIGHT!

30 posted on 09/12/2003 10:44:40 AM PDT by Colt .45 (Cold War, Vietnam Era, Desert Storm Veteran - Pride in my Southern Ancestry!)
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