C.E. Dyer reports that the University of California holds an annual “Students of Color” conference, and this year the event became an “oppression olympics” as participants argued over whose minority group was the most oppressed.
The College Fix reported:
UCLA student Jacqueline Alvarez told The College Fix as much in a recent telephone interview, standing behind an op-ed she wrote in the Daily Bruin campus newspaper detailing the same.
She described the conference not only as an “oppression Olympics” but also “a safe space gone wrong” in her opinion article.
Ralph Washington, president of UC Student Association, which organized and hosted the conference, confirmed there were “tensions” at the mid-November gathering, and that its schedule was altered.
“The Students of Color Conference is always a space when tensions get a little high,” he said in a phone interview with The College Fix. “This mirrors that nature of our lived experiences. But this year there was a lot of harm thrown around to the various organizers, and some people came into the conference without understanding what the theme of the conference was. There are constructive things that we can do to prevent this happening in the future.”
“I think that sometimes in conferences schedules are changed to meet a more pressing need. It isn’t a problem when those who are organizing the conference change things around to meet the needs of participants,” Washington said.
Oh, and guess what set some of the special snowflakes off — the event was given the theme of “Fighting Anti-Blackness,” and the non-black participants felt left out. The College Fix reported:
In one of the larger workshops, one of the students raised a question about why the only issues being discussed were those involving anti-blackness, prompting an African-American student to respond that black students are the most oppressed, to which a Muslim student made a comment about her people being bombed in the Middle East, according to Alvarez.
And with that it was on for the perpetual victims, who weren’t about to have someone one-up them on their quest to be the most oppressed social justice warrior of them all!
What’s so laughable about this is how predictable it is. You have a conference that is in and of itself discriminatory and makes people perpetual victims, yet leftists are surprised when that doesn’t turn out well.
Victimhood has become a lucrative business, but in order to continue that business, groups have to have the corner on discrimination.
The College Fix continued:
Students of Color Conferences in years past have not chosen a particular theme, but have instead brought together many types of minority groups including Chicano/Latino, South Asian, African American, and Muslim students for the purpose of establishing dialogue and solidarity, Alvarez told The Fix.
The conference typically ends with a demonstration and protest in the community surrounding the school where it takes place, however Alvarez said that this year students felt conflicted about participating.
Everything was just fine when the minority groups rallied around their discrimination of white people, but as soon as one of the special snowflakes was picked from the bunch, all hell broke loose.
That’s pretty hilarious, and pretty sad.
How about stop inventing problems where there are none, stop ostracizing yourself from society, and stop having irrational hatred for white people? Why shut white people out from their “dialogue”?
Why that’s because they might find out that minority groups aren’t the only ones who have problems and they’re not all that special. We can’t have that! They have to band together against the evil white people who apparently have no problems and are responsible for everything that ails this country — yet not responsible for all the incredible things this country offers.
Thus the cycle of irrational victimhood continues …
H/T American Thinker