Progressivism has gone full circle.
There’s a theory in politics known as the “Horseshoe Theory” of the political spectrum. As the theory states, if you go far enough in one direction, right or left, the views expressed become indistinguishable.
Case in point: liberals and civil rights. Aren’t they supposed to the ones for equality and diversity? Well, now they’re opposing those ideals….. because of progressivism.
Student Karé Ureña (PZ ’18) posted on Facebook that non-white students in need of housing arrangements should reach out to either her or two other students with whom she plans to live in an off-campus house. The post states that “POC [people of color] only” will be considered for this living opportunity. “I don’t want to live with any white folks,” Ureña added.
Dalia Zada (PZ ’18) expressed concerns to the anti-white discrimination. “‘POC only?’ Maybe I’m missing something or misunderstanding your post, but how is that not a racist thing to say?”
“This is directed to protect POC, not white people. Don’t see how this is racist at all…” responded AJ León (PZ ’18), a member of the Pitzer Latino Student Union.
“People of color are allowed to create safe POC only spaces. It is not reverse racism or discriminatory, it is self preservation [sic],” Sara Roschdi (PZ ’17), another Pitzer Latino Student Union member, stated. “Reverse racism isn’t a thing.”
Well I agree that there’s no such thing as reverse racism… there’s just racism, and that’s what this is.
I also don’t understand why they think they need a “safe space” from white people, when statistically they’re most likely to be a victim of a crime on behalf of a member of their own race, not whites.