A post taking seriously the social justice warriors’ demands that we can only make America great again by returning to segregation. (Satire, of course.)
The latest trend on the Left is segregation. Black students at Harvard are holding a separate graduation ceremony for themselves; the University of Colorado Boulder is creating a dorm for black students only; many college campuses create special LGBT housing; and a Detroit high school is holding a “Muslim girls only” prom.
I’m a child of the 1960s and 1970s — that is, I grew up during the Civil Rights era, when Americans took a stand against government run amok — so I still remember Southern segregation, race riots, and school busing to desegregate those schools all over America that served only children of a single race. By the time I was nine, I was bused — although, ironically enough, the busing took me from one white middle class school to another white middle class school because there really weren’t enough blacks in San Francisco to go around and make desegregation meaningful.
My personal history means that my first, instinctive response to this new era of self-segregation is revulsion. This isn’t what Martin Luther King demanded, this isn’t the ideal for which hundreds of thousands of American blacks braved dangerous repercussions, and this isn’t the American way.
But you know what? I’m woke now. I’ve figured out that these self-segregating young people and their guilt-ridden white enablers are on to something.
You know why? Because the last time America was truly great was when we were still a segregated country. Just think about America’s triumphs during times when blacks and whites whether voluntarily or involuntarily, kept to their own spheres: That’s when we were truly an ascendant nation: [Read more…]