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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: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @03:31PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @03:31PM (#420128)

    In a safe space there is a hall of mirrors, and people can freely masturbate to their own reflections.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:00PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:00PM (#420159)

    Hall of mirrors reminds me of the waiting room in the office of a child psychiatrist. I only went in once to pick up my teen aged younger brother -- one or two walls were covered in 2" wide vertical strips of mirror with about 1" gaps between. The reflection that you saw was all chopped up, could even call it shattered. When the shrink came out I told him something along the lines of, "If you walked in whole, those mirrors might just fragment your self-image." His comment was that he'd never thought about his office decor at all.

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:12PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:12PM (#420284) Homepage Journal

      I remember that "decor" from someplace. I mildly disliked it. Why not just put a whole mirror up, so people might use it?

      But, putting it in a shrink's waiting room? That sounds crazy. And, the shrink didn't even think about it? Crazier still.

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      "Trust the science" -- Tony Fauci and his army of psycophants