‘For people of color by people of color’
The student newspaper at Evergreen State College has a section in its opinion pages described as “for people of color by people of color.”
“This should be a place where we can be us without it being overshadowed by the dark cloud that is living under white supremacy and having to see things from a white perspective. This is why when we do cover these issues it will be in the context and from the perspective of POC and POC only,” according to the section’s editors as they reintroduced it to readers in September.
The anonymous column, known as “POC Talk,” debuted in the bi-weekly Cooper Point Journal last year and returned this fall to the newspaper’s pages following racial unrest that erupted at the public university this past spring.
“Dear White people, please take a step back, this isn’t brown-people-answer-white-people’s-questions-hour, we’re asking specifically for submissions from POC,” the section’s editors added in their September intro. “As being told no seems to be a difficult concept for some of y’all I await your emails about the Irish, how the term white fragility is mean (great example of white fragility) and how we need to view people through a color-blind lens (just lol). You will 100% not get a response!!!”\
Published in the Journal’s Letters Opinion section, POC Talk says it provides “no-holds-barred commentary on local happenings.” In the inaugural POC Talk column, it was suggested that a subject touched on in the column could possibly include “how do I rid myself of white-dread [sic] roommate’s numerous micro-agressions.” Topics the column has discussed include student activism, self care, the local comedy scene as well as the turmoil that upended the college after students in May accused a white biology professor, Bret Weinstein, and the university of perpetuating racism.
The Cooper Point Journal did not respond to multiple requests for comment regarding the column.
This is the same Evergreen College that was being patrolled by a band of lesbians led by a black alpha trannie, all armed with baseball bats, after having shut the school down over some minor offense to their collective pride. Say what you will about the Left, it has the most colorful riff raff. Rightwingers are just embarrassing in comparison.
These guys remind me of Orson Welles’ kinky Tijuana street gang in A Touch of Evil. That group featured fifties rock and rollers, a bull dyke and a middle-aged tio with a bad toupee. There is a musical in l’affaire Weinstein if only we can find some gays with both the inclination and willingness to strike this close to their own home.
But home is the thing. Are the kids of color and woe entirely full of it when they lament their status and experience at American universities?
If you leave out the Theory, if you apply the working assumption that rationalization of personal interests is being expressed, however clumsily, by largely self-deluded, immature and mostly unintelligent people who are nonetheless struggling with genuine and powerful emotions–emotions continually aroused by indoctrination–you find something at least honest at the base of it all. And that is the feeling on the part of these kids that they don’t “belong” in an academic environment, that they can’t compete and that its demands are oppressive.
These things are all true. The university is, perhaps, a microcosm of the minority experience in America, with a particular intensity due to the “white” nature of the university–a white invention. There are two ways minority students can feel alienated from this environment, closely related: they are either incapable scholastically because of affirmative action, or the totality of the environment is oppressive and foreign. As oppressive and foreign as the ‘hood would be to the sort of white scholar who thrives in this environment. Because it was literally made for him.
Of course that is changing, by a deliberate process punctuated by the occasional violent whim of students and faculty.
That’s what so much of the racial strife is really about right now. People want to fashion the world to conform to their personal and group desires. Black people have made an awful lot of progress, using musical and athletic ability, to shape America in their image. Jews–unashamed of their ethnicity, unlike their WASP counterparts–determine the way we think, laugh and, largely, act.
There is a difference. Jews don’t feel the need to lobby for “safe spaces”. They simply create them. One could say they’re making of the West one giant safe space for the Jews. Blacks, proud as only they can be of their cultural influence, wage culture as ethnic warfare to great effect. But the same suite of stereotypical traits that make black culture seductive ensure blacks will never master the political or social realms to improve their position. But they have managed to change us. The average pozzed normie is a second-rate black person (or Jew) culturally. The first he accepts like a cuck, the second he isn’t even aware of.
Sometimes I think a lot of this is payback. Someone like Philip Roth is perpetually offended by the foreign nature of his world. Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man transcended the black genre as a tale of the alienation of the man living in an alien and hostile culture. Now it’s you’re turn, Whitey (Goyim).
Having had the “racism” wrung out of us we can barely conceive the thought, much less the language, to consider the possibility that our world is increasingly ill-suited to the individual white because it isn’t his. He laughs at crude black humor because everyone else does. He pretends to “get” thoroughly Jewish stories and themes. Life for him–us–is one long bad evening nodding along to the ramblings of a boor.
He isn’t alone: no individual is suited to a society without a single ethnic and cultural core. Indeed, is there any “society” left in such a society?
The peace of mind of genetic and cultural affinity the minority member must seek in the minority community.
At least he has that. What do you have?