America’s institutions of higher learning are cesspools of Progressive racism

Back in the early 1990s, it was funny when American whites were told “White Men Can’t Jump.”  We’re also told on a regular basis that we can’t dance and that we’ve got no rhythm.

I always assumed all of these were gentle cultural jokes.  It turns out that, even if they started out that way, now that we have been thoroughly marinated in twenty-plus years of intensive political correctness, all jokes are over.  Now we’re getting to the serious part of our re-education.

Gawker, which is hardly a conservative hotbed, is reporting that Hampshire College booted a band because, while it played “Afrobeat” music, its performers are actually white.  The band announced its firing by saying it was told “that we were too white to play Afro-beat.”

The college, rather than issuing a statement saying that the band totally misunderstood, blah, blah, blah, made it worse.  It proudly announced dismissing the white-staffed Afrobeat band on the basis that its students were concerned “about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures.”

One is tempted, of course, to say that no black person should ever act in Shakespeare or perform Beethoven.  Fortunately we, unlike Hampshire College, do not judge people by the color of their skin but, instead, look to the content of their character and their innate skills and passions.

Hampton College’s obsessive, racist, demeaning sensibilities are scarcely unique.  In the same vein, in deference to the pathetic and stupid non-white students in their midst, the patriarchal, Progressive students in the University of Georgia’s Student Government Association are planning to honor mediocrity, which they obviously believe is the best to which non-whites (and gays, and women) can aspire.  According to them, success is simply too overrated when it comes to non-white, non-male, non-straight people.  From the UGSGA’s announcement:

It seems like whenever a minority identifying individual “succeeds”, he or she is identified as a “success story.” We will be featuring successful members of different minorities speaking of their own story and success, with a focus on how this idea of “success story” shouldn’t exist. The idea that minority success is “outstanding” means it’s not the norm–we don’t want “success stories.” We just want stories.

This event will feature different success stories from UGA, Athens, and Georgia, because we believe that hearing stories from our neighbors and friends is truly the most impactful way to humanize these issues.

For however many thousands of dollars their parents (and the taxpayers) spend annually to fund the University of Georgia, the kids have managed not to learn that “impactful” is not a word.  They have learned, however, the cool trick of simultaneously demeaning their culture’s accomplishments and looking down on minorities for even aspiring to achieve in this culture.

Remember, please, that there is no one — absolutely no one — more racist than a Leftist.

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  • JKB

    It’s a girls’ school.  58% female 42% male.  That goes a long way to explain

  • Ymarsakar

    This is nothing compared to the true power of the Left and their evil, still hidden.
    People might be surprised when they see the Real Deal. For once in their lives, they will see the Full Picture, if only for a moment.

  • adam

    Play that funky music, white boy.
    Lay down the boogie, and play that funky music till PC dies

  • pst314

    “we were too white to play Afro-beat.”
    Does that mean that I could face a disciplinary hearing for listening to Average White Band? :-)
    Truly, our schools are now run by fascists. And airhead fascists at that.

  • pst314

    “The band’s keyboard player, Jason Moses, told The Republican he and his bandmates met with the event’s organizers, who partly blamed Shokazoba for the outcome, saying they enhanced tensions ‘by responding to the negativity voiced online’.”
    So the band was insufficiently meek and sycophantish in its response to the kommissars.
    A suitably courteous response to those fascists would be “go take a sunbath in a cyclotron” or “give yourself an arsenic enema.”

  • Gringo

    The band announced its firing by saying it was told “that we were too white to play Afro-beat.”
    Tejano music has been strongly influenced by the music and musical instruments of the 19th century German and Czech immigrants to Texas. Where would Tejano music be today without the accordion and without polkas? Would Hampshire College say that Flaco Jimenez is not white enough to play polka music on the accordion? Were Hampshire College officials come down to Texas to say that, they would be tarred and feathered.
    Was Stevie Ray Vaughan too white to play the blues?
    Were the Beach Boys and Dwight Yoakum too white to play Sloop John B?  Was Dwight Yoakum not Tejano enough to incorporate acccordions into his music ? [Including having Flaco play on Streets of Bakersfield..]
    And all those Chinese who have the gall to play Dead White European Male music. Didn’t they know only Germans can do Bach or Beethoven? Flaco Jimenez plays Tico Taco Polka
 Sloop John B as interpreted by Dwight Yoakum

  • Charles Martel

    Here’s what flummoxes me: How does skin play a musical instrument?
    Could we arrange an experiment where we flay a white man and a black man, then sit their skins down at a word processor, restaurant menu, and musical instrument? I assume the white skin will type out a Shakespearean sonnet, order mayonnaise on its Wonder Bread sandwich, and pick up a violin. The black skin will conjure a rap lyric, ask for chitlins, and start plonking on a vibraphone.
    Makes sense, right? I mean, this is how liberals reason, so it must be how it works.

  • Ymarsakar

    Skinning tools of the Left takes too long. Easier just to cut their head off and swing it over a light post for the morning’s public call to prayer.