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posted by martyb on Saturday October 29 2016, @02:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the whatever-happened-to-DEsegregation? dept.

The Washington Times reports a story about protesters on the UC Berkeley campus physically blocking white students from accessing a bridge while police stand by and watch:

Students at the University of California, Berkeley held a day of protest on Friday to demand the creation of additional “safe spaces” for transgender and nonwhite students, during which a human chain was formed on a main campus artery to prevent white students from getting to class.

The demonstrators were caught on video blocking Berkeley’s Sather Gate, holding large banners advocating the creation of physical spaces segregated by race and gender identity, including one that read “Fight 4 Spaces of Color.”

Protesters can be heard shouting “Go around!” to white students who attempt to go through the blockade, while students of color are greeted with calls of “Let him through!”

Students turned away by the mob are later shown filing through trees and ducking under branches in order to cross Strawberry Creek, which runs underneath the bridge.

The protests were a response to a Safe Space being moved from the fifth floor of a building down to the basement.


[Original version of this story had "UCLA"; corrected to: "UC Berkeley" -Ed.]

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:46PM (#420310)

    I advise patience. Things have changed, things will keep changing. The fools pushing for overnight change are as likely to spark a race war as not.

    You sound exactly like the people who told Dr King to cut that shit out.

    He had words for people like you, [nbclearn.com] four days before the March on Washington:

    There may be this reaction among many whites in this country. I am sure that many whites in both North and South have the feeling that we are pushing things too fast and that we should cool off a while, slow up for a period. I cannot agree with this at all, because I think there can be no gainsaying of the fact that the Negro has been extremely patient. We have waited for well-nigh 345 years for our basic constitutional and God-given rights, and we still confront the fact that we are at the bottom of the economic ladder. We confront the fact that the gap between the medium income of Negroes and whites is widening every day. We confront the fact that the Negro is still the victim of glaring and notorious conditions of segregation and discrimination. I think instead of slowing up, we must push at this point, and we must continue to move on, and I am convinced that our moving on will not only help the Negro cause, so to speak, but the cause of the whole of America, because the shape of the world today just doesn’t permit our nation the luxury of an anemic democracy.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:02PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:02PM (#420321) Homepage Journal

    Sound like? Bullshit. Valid advice is valid advice. Let's be clear here - I cannot pass for black or brown. If/when a few radical, militant black guys come after me for violating THEIR gaybo "safe space", I'm going to gun them down.

    I wrote about a union picket line in New York once - maybe you saw it. I deliverd a load at an AT&T facility in Manhattan. I arrived about 4:00 in the morning. I saw no sign of a picket line at that time. When I departed, about 7:30, there was a picket line. As the gate was opened, the picketers started for my truck, shouting and gesturing. I gunned the engine, and pointed the wheel toward the biggest and ugliest picketers. They moved, or I would have run them over.

    In short - if the bastards want me bad enough, they'll get me, but it's going to cost them dearly.

    Now, would you rather be the young black man who wants to speak calmly to me, and hear my opinion, or would you rather be the young black man shouting obscenities at me and my family? The former gets my respect, the latter gets my bullets.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:13PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:13PM (#420327)

      Sound like? Bullshit. Valid advice is valid advice. Let's be clear here - I cannot pass for black or brown. If/when a few radical, militant black guys come after me for violating THEIR gaybo "safe space", I'm going to gun them down.

      In vino veritas? I always knew you were racist, but you normally keep the verbiage under control.

      Now, would you rather be the young black man who wants to speak calmly to me, and hear my opinion, or would you rather be the young black man shouting obscenities at me and my family? The former gets my respect, the latter gets my bullets.

      So you're going to shoot a black man just for swearing at you.
      Pretty sure you never had any actual respect to give. Just restraint, and only on a good day.

      • (Score: 1, Troll) by Runaway1956 on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:31PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:31PM (#420341) Homepage Journal

        Which part of the word "militant" did you fail to understand? No, I didn't say I was going to "shoot a black man". I stated that I would gun down an entire god-damned crowd of militant black men, just as I aimed my truck a an entire crowd of belligerent union picketers. And, race has nothing to do with my reaction. A threat to my life has no color.

        I don't intend to be the victim. Better to be judged by twelve, than to be carried by six - I'm sure you've heard that saying before.

        As I've stated elsewhere in this discussion - I'm surrounded by people who don't look like me. We deal with each other daily, in a mutually respectful manner. Bring out the disrespectful, unruly, belligerant young assholes who want reparations and retaliation, and you'll find that to be more trouble than you thought.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:40PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:40PM (#420348)

          Which part of the word "militant" did you fail to understand?

          The part where militant equals violent. You literally said "shouting obscenities," not threatening you, not attacking you.

          You've got a problem and tonight you spelled it out in clear language.
          And the "gaybo" thing was the cherry on top. Gonna try for the hat trick?

          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:50PM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:50PM (#420358) Homepage Journal

            Get a fucking dictionary. And, be sure that it wasn't published by democrats. "militant" has one meaning, not some bullshit you might make up.

            Now, those assholes in California - did they TOUCH anyone? That's assault. You do understand the terms "assault" and "self defense"? Again - get a dictionary. You may choose to play stupid, but I'm not playing.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 30 2016, @12:05AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 30 2016, @12:05AM (#420370)

              > Get a fucking dictionary. And, be sure that it wasn't published by democrats.

              Oh, so now you have your own dictionary. Unable to explain away your literal words, you are trying to wish them away.

              You said "shouting obscenities. " You did not say threaten, you did not say attack.

              > You may choose to play stupid, but I'm not playing.

              No, you certainly aren't playing. For you, its real.

              • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday October 30 2016, @08:21AM

                by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 30 2016, @08:21AM (#420458) Homepage Journal

                I used the words "militants" and "shouting obscenities" in the same sentence.

                The KKK is notorious for having murdered a number of black people. They come drag you away from your home, and hang you under a bridge. Now a bunch of racist louts walking up your driveway to get you ARE NOT shouting obscenities? Jesus H. Christ, you're dense. In your world, the KKK has always been extremely disciplined, never shouting or cursing their victims. Just quietly take care of business, with courtesy and efficiency.

                One more time, get a fucking dictionary.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:48PM (#420355)

    what the hell does mlk fighting "the good fight" have to do with brainwashed, spoiled, dependents at colleges whining about their feelings being hurt and provoking violence by blocking foot traffic? not even close, dipshit.