The College Fix is reporting that a Connecticut university has hoisted the Black Lives Matter flag on its campus, which now sits right below Old Glory. Marking the occasion were various speeches and pledges, among which the knowledge that sparking this conversation (it’s always about having tough conversations and doing the work) would “promote unity and inclusion across all race”.
Good luck with that.
I recall when Joe Biden ran on a “unity” ticket and ever since becoming president, has repeatedly scolded me and told me his patience is wearing thin. His Department of Homeland Security has called me a “domestic terrorist” on more than one occasion (see here and here). The lesson, as always, is that by “unity and inclusion”, they simply mean conformity to a nebulous agenda and exclusion from society for even thinking a non-prescribed thought.
Speaking at the ceremony were several campus-affiliated clowns and even New York’s first black congressional winner, 16th District Representative Jamaal Bowman. Not only is this tax-payer funded school giving the middle finger to half the country with this action, but now it’s even being endorsed by some of the most politically-connected people in D.C. It should go without saying that every speaker had some horrible takes on the matter.
“Black history is all our history,” said the university’s Dean of Student Ophelie Rowe-Allen.
“This flag raising today, and what this Black Student Union is leading at the University of New Haven, is what everyone in our country needs to be a part of,” Congressman Bowman said.
The flag will “promote unity and inclusion across all races,” said black student union vice president Saniyah Brinney.
“As president of the University’s Black Student Union, I am grateful that so many supported our recent Black Lives Matter Flag Raising event at the University. I want the University community to know that we aren’t saying all lives don’t matter, but that all lives can’t matter if Black Lives Don’t Matter,” said black student union president Ariana Eastwood.
Does it get much more banal and empty? This is coming from students who attend and people who work at a college setting whose cost exceeds $40,000 for the year. Ingratitude doesn’t begin to describe the disconnect between imagined hardship and actual living. That annual cost, by the way, represents more than half the annual median household income for white families living in America.
The entire charade and the reasons behind it are as insulting to America as they are to our intelligence. Does any sane person really see this as the path toward national prosperity? Even if we somehow forgot that the George Floyd Riots happened – and that’s a Stacey Abrams-sized if – there’s still the fact that BLM’s founders live in posh, white neighborhoods, they can’t account for $60 million, and more black boys than ever are growing up without fathers. These are just a few major issues. Yet, raising some cheap flag and proclaiming your moral superiority is going to solve all this?
The raising of BLM’s flag also harkens back to last summer’s exploitation of George Floyd’s death when U.S. embassies around the world hung gigantic banners proclaiming “Black Lives Matter”. Again, robberies, assaults, and murders are all at record highs in mostly-black communities, but good for you, University of New Haven. You’re fighting the real fights.
At the end of the day, there will never be any real unity and inclusion so long as divisive, hate-filled groups like Black Lives Matter and the empty individuals that prop it up go through life thinking they are victims in this world. After graduating from this elite school, the same black student union president will likely join some social justice activism campaign and rally against white supremacy. She’ll get old, do the same things, and still feel like a victim. She will have wasted some of the most privileged living – among historical and world standards – in exchange for thinking she deserved more in life. It’s sad, pathetic, and a waste.
Hailey Sanibel writes regularly with other pro-freedom authors at The Blue State Conservative.