University of Michigan Students Organize All-Night ‘Speak Out’ Protesting Lack of Racial Diversity

Kellie Woodhouse, Michigan Live, February 9, 2014

University of Michigan students are organizing an overnight speak out this month [tonight -- Editor], protesting the school’s low underrepresented minority enrollment and what organizers call “a poor racial climate for students of color.”

The event is an extension of a campaign begun this year by the Black Student Union, which has specifically criticized U-M’s low black enrollment and demanded a series of changes on campus.

The “Speak Out” event is scheduled to begin 8 p.m., Feb. 18, and end 8 a.m. Feb 19. It’s hosted by U-M’s United Coalition for Racial Justice, a group comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff.

The group hopes to attract 1,000 people to the event, said organizer Austin McCoy, a U-M graduate student.

“We’re just trying to contribute to all the anti-racist activism that’s going on on campus,” McCoy said. “The large and the ultimate goal of this event is to try to get the president to make diversity a top priority.”

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The event will begin with a open mic session for students, and will also feature a teach-in, performance art and strategy sessions focused on confronting racial inequities on campus.

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  • Herman

    Let’s see:
    The least qualified students are the ones making the most demands.

  • JohnEngelman

    How low do they want standards for blacks to get?

  • Massif1

    Less blacks on campus = less crime on campus

  • borogirl54

    I wonder if Michigan will do what the University of Texas did by offering admission to the top 10% of students in each high school in the state?

    • D.B. Cooper

      I live in Texas. The top 10% rule is a legal loophole to racially discriminate against whites. Basically, if Tyrone Washington graduates valedictorian of his high school, yet would come in dead last in an all white high school, he’s in the Texas university of his choice. Never mind that 100,000 white students in the state outscored him in the SAT, but couldn’t get in because they were the top 10.01% of their own high schools.

      • borogirl54

        True. But a guy like Tyrone is less likely to graduate from the University of Texas because he would have flunked out or ran out of money.

        • D.B. Cooper

          Wrong! He’ll graduate with a 3.9 GPA due to his African-American Studies major. His Affirmative Action professors will give Tyrone an A+ just for showing up.
          One month before graduating, Tyrone will already have a job lined up in any big city’s fire department, police department, or school district of his choice.

        • 1stworlder

          If Tyrone can spell his name Uncle Sam will give him free moneys in the name of affirmative action.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    An all night speak out by black students? I can only imagine how many times the phrases “Let me aks you dis” and “You know whud I’m sayin” were uttered.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    “Get the campus President to make diversity a top priority”

    I’m assuming the campus President is Jared Taylor?

    Seriously, the campus President is already on board with diversity. I actually think the campus President actually helped organize this student protest, if not him or her, then other campus administration bureaucrats or professors or other faculty. After all, I was once young myself, so I realize that young people generally don’t do things in mass on their own, if they do there’s some old person behind it.

  • shmo123

    The U of M prides itself on being a top notch research institution that is very selective and expensive if you’re out of state. You have to be in the top percentile of your graduating class to get in–they fancy themselves a sort of second string Ivy league, and a lot of wealthy kids from the east coast who couldn’t get in to Harvard and Yale go there as a second choice. Knowing that, I’m surprised there are any blacks there at all. But the place is so sickeningly left wing, that they’ll pay lip service to any lefty or minority cause all the while gnashing their collective teeth at how they’ll let in clearly unqualified minorities, while turning down whites with 3.8 GPA’s and 1500 SAT’s. Personally I wouldn’t care if the whole left-wing sewer collapsed on itself tomorrow and took all the “diversity” with it. Ann Arbor–so far from God, so close to Detroit.

  • Extropico

    Where is the diversity at the University of Zimbabwe!

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      But did you hear about Mel Reynolds?

      The most amazing part about that story:

      Zimbabwe enforces its immigration law.

      • Extropico

        I saw that article. I did not know that porn was banned in Zimbabwe!

      • CJ Haze

        When you take Rhodesia and turn it into a giant ghetto, immigration law is easy to enforce because nobody wants to come there.

      • sCARY sPOOK

        Its only diversity when there is no or minimal amount of
        whites only.

  • Tarczan

    I heard WJR in Detroit reporting this, the darkie news announcer said the students had the support of the President of the U of M. Funny hearing that after the Michael Savage show.

    I’m jumping in my car and driving up there, it’s no more than a 3 hour drive. It will be so vibrant. I will add a bit of diversity.

    • 1stworlder

      Is Michigan a concealed carry state? You know those low IQ bantus chimp out at the drop of a hat.

    • sbuffalonative

      How in heavens name did Michigan get this bad? It’s like ‘progressive’ liberal madness disease exploded on the national scene overnight.

      The progressives must have targeted that state years ago and now their work is coming to fruition.

      There is a lesson here. Keep an eye out for what’s going on behind the scenes.

  • bigone4u

    Teach ins, performance art, and strategy sessions. The Cultural Marxists are alive and well at UM, I see. Problem, reaction, solution. Create a problem that does not exist, demand action, and then watch the spineless white adminstrators cave. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  • dave

    How many brainwashed whites will be joining the protest?

    • antiquesunlight

      Far, far too many, I fear.

    • 1stworlder

      They don’t need to be brainwashed to join, I went to a Travyon Martin rally, actually stood behind the “gimme dat” mayor while she was speaking for several minutes before anyone managed to read my sign.

      • dave

        How many whites were there,besides you?

        • 1stworlder

          The cops

      • Romulus

        What did your sign read?

        • 1stworlder

          I put on the sign that “From when George Z was attacked till a jury set him free 11,106 black were killed by blacks but the left wont care till there is Voter ID”

  • Truthseeker

    I wish that just once, these racial agitators would be ignored. Seriously. Let them throw a fit if they want. Show them that they can’t just demand stuff. The leftists have coddled people to the point where they’ve become disconnected from the concept of cause and effect. In their minds, anything that isn’t the way they want it to be is obvious evidence that someone’s doing something wrong. Why not send a message that the lack of “diversity” on campus is due to inequalities between races, and those differences can’t be erased by fiat? We live in a world of blithering insanity where common sense is alien.

  • Spartacus

    If you guys want your kids to get a real education, tell them to join the army . The “universities” are not what they used to be…

    • sbuffalonative

      All branches of the US military are now indoctrination camps. Women, minorities, homosexuals are all placed on pedestals. The Obama administration has purged a number of high ranking personal.

      • Spartacus

        Yes, but they’ll at least get some military training .

      • Romulus

        Gates’ just released memoir is starting off a good read.

    • slash345

      No. The Military is a miscegenation swamp.

      That’s where all the race mixing in this country is occuring. Military bases.

      I’m not putting my kids (if i ever have them) into the military. Especially not to serve this left wing governments interests. Which is to spread the idea of diversity and mulit-culticrap world wide.

  • Luca

    If they want more blacks on campus maybe they could hire a few more janitors.

    • Romulus

      Kitchen help and rent-a-cops? ;-)

  • Geo1metric

    I have a dream… that someone will go to this “protest”, stand up and say,

    “The reason there are not more minorities at this institute of higher learning” is that we have trouble finding minorities (latinos, hispanics, and blacks) who can meet our lowest standards. The average IQ of blacks in the US is 85, of latinos/hispanics 90; there are not enough higher IQ minorities to spread around to meet our “diversity” quotas.
    We have been trying, by all means available, to get you minorities into the sciences and engineering fields for decades now, and you simply cannot do the work. shut up, go home, and re-think your options. Higher education is not for you.”

    • dukem1

      Thing is, lower education is not exactly their thing either.
      They’re kinda stuck between a pillow and a soft space,

      • DudeWheresMyCountry?

        Between a watermelon and a taco.

    • 1stworlder

      Less than 1/2 of blacks and Hispanics cant pass high school, and they wonder why Professor Doctor Rocket Surgeon Blackman only exists on TV & ADs

      • Cannot Tell

        Grey’s Anatomy, a popular medical drama, has a lot of black doctors (mostly male). It’s unrealistic to the point of being humorous.

    • Whitetrashgang

      IQ of blacks 70 please please.

      • Mike

        In Africa yes. In America it’s 85.

        • Brian

          For college to mean anything beyond remedial basket-weaving, applicants need to be about 110 IQ. Otherwise you’re pouring water into a bucket that’s already full, and spilling it. So, for a standard deviation of 12 for blacks (15 for whites), (110-85)/12 = 2 std dev. The equivalent for whites, +2 sigma, would be IQ 130….the Mensa cutoff.

          About 2 or 2.5% of black Americans are true college material. Elite universities and graduate programs… a small fraction of 1%. There is no way to circle this square.

          • Geo1metric

            Affirmative action, college loans, quotas, lowering standards come to mind.

            Think about what the Obama administration means when it says that it wants “all people” to have access to college. When “all people” go to college, the already eroded value of a “college education” will approach zero.

          • Brian

            …And then it will be a matter of ‘social justice’ that the NAMs need to be shoehorned into master’s degrees, and PhDs…

            How I wish we could just scrap Griggs v. Duke Power and have IQ tests combined with job training. What a spectacular waste of time and money this pointless AA-based credential inflation is!

  • sbuffalonative

    Goodness. A speak out. Angry blacks ranting and raving. Does this even count as news anymore?

  • MekongDelta69

    Good.

    They’ve got what? How many feet of White snow in Michigan?

    Let them freeze their butts off and blame it on the ‘racist’ snow…

  • http://www.amren.com/ Berserker

    . . . open mic session for students . . .

    Look for lots of impromptu rapping with over-the-top gesticulations.

  • RHG

    In other words, they want the entrance standards lowered even further for “students of color”.

  • WR_the_realist

    “We’re just trying to contribute to all the anti-racist activism that’s
    going on on campus,” McCoy said. “The large and the ultimate goal of
    this event is to try to get the president to make diversity a top
    priority.”

    A university president has two choices: Make diversity a top priority, or make academic excellence a top priority. They are mutually exclusive. Unfortunately, we all know which choice is most likely to be made by a modern day university president.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Blacks want more diversity on campus so they can avoid conforming to normative standards of civilized behavior. More blacks on campus just means that blacks get to behave like animals and get away with it because their racial group will give them a free pass on their primitive, ape-like behavior.

  • Dale McNamee

    They want to get the president of the university to make diversity a top priority…

    I thought that educating students was the top priority…

  • willbest

    It seems to me that if you can organize a rally to express how the University isn’t accommodating and the police don’t crack your skulls, you really don’t have a legitimate complaint.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Jan 31, 2014, Campus Reform:

    University caves: will provide $300K to renovate multicultural center, appease student group that threatened ‘physical action’

    Guess the appeasement didn’t work.

    Not surprised from a university that curtails Free Speech and values diversity — as long as diversity doesn’t include diversity of thought:

    FIRE reports:

    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.

    in a letter to the university’s president, Mary Sue Coleman, from the local chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), complaining the university focuses on diversity of race, gender, and religion over diversity of ideals…the group asks that the university increase its libertarian and conservative course offerings, charging that a publicly funded institution such as the University of Michigan has an obligation ‘to represent all schools of political and cultural thought.’

    ‘By and large, I don’t think you could find an Austrian [school of economics]…And that’s just in the Economics department. You can go to political science and, you know, you can’t really find a right-wing professor. You can go to the History Department, you can’t really find conservative-leaning professors,’

    It’s time for conservative donors to be notified:

    the University of Michigan rescinded a speaking invitation to Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, allegedly because of donor concerns about her anti-Israel activism.

    Ideology be damned when it comes to money, the ONLY thing the Cultural Marxists care about

    • sbuffalonative

      Appeasement never works. It’s just an admission of guilt and once you admit you’re guilty the crime will never be forgotten or forgiven.

      • Brian

        Pay the Danegeld, and the Dane will keep coming for it.

    • Mike

      If all they have to do is hold a protest and complain to get lots of money worth of free stuff it’s hard to blame them. The university is the one ultimately to blame.

      • MooTieFighter

        exactly, they asked for it.

    • MooTieFighter

      Rewarding bad behavior only leads to more bad behavior. Sad the University is not wise enough to understand this simple idea.

      • Geo1metric

        They understand that; they are too cowardly to stand up to the bad behavior.

        I wonder how these wimp “administrators” sleep at night.

  • dd121

    Wishing blacks to be like us doesn’t make it so. That’s just more magical thinking from the dark community.

  • Lord Sandwich

    The one thing that we could learn from blacks is to complain and organize. (OK two things.) WE should be the ones marching in the streets demanding that our grievances be addressed. American blacks should thank white Americans for creating this republic that they are fortunate to be living in. We are the aggrieved party here, (not that blacks will ever care). So it’s up to us to assert our right to live how WE want to live. The whole accusation of “white supremacy” has to be confronted directly and rejected. We just want to be left alone with our own kind, who we prefer. We don’t want to “lord” over anyone. (A sandwich perhaps.) Why is it an “abomination” that we would have the option somewhere to live in a homogenous society or city, like blacks, asians, and arabs have? Why must we be banished to rural areas when it is we who created the world’s great cities? The fact that we are denied these things is something that we should be protesting just as the “diversity” (i.e. blackness) lobby does regularly.

  • LHathaway

    Wonder if the White Student Union is going to join in on this ‘speak out’ day. Wonder what they will say?

  • Aaron997

    Of course, my online research tells me that in U-M, black students graduate less often than students of any other race.

  • Truth Teller

    Hope the temperature drops to 30 below. Hope the girls have the sense not to go and get gang raped. Didn’t Michigan pass an anti affirmative action proposition some years ago. I also seem to remember a law school affirmative action law suit that the White who had been discriminated against won.
    Knowing how the liberal White college administrators work, I would not be surprised if this was not a coordinated effort between the blacks and the administration. to force more and more affirmative action..

  • Truth Teller

    A lot of third world countries that one cannot leave until all bills are paid. The bill collectors are right on top of it, visiting the airports and bus stations several times a day. It is one thing that works well in turd world countries. A lot of hippies of my generation got some nasty surprises when they tried to skip out on hotel bills.

  • Truth Teller

    Tarczan
    So the President of the U is supporting this. I knew it.

  • Texan1st

    The University of Michigan favors this “Speak Out” and more diversity. When affirmative action was being considered before the Supreme Court several years back, the president of the University of Michigan argued on behalf of the pro-affirmative action side. So why the lack of blacks and browns on campus? It’s disgustingly obvious that the University of Michigan wants it. The answer can only be one of two things. Either the university deliberately discriminates against blacks and browns or they can’t compete with Whites and Asians on a level academic playing field. So which is it, University of Michigan? Are you racists or are blacks and browns incompetent?

  • Brian

    a teach-in, performance art and strategy sessions focused on confronting racial inequities
    ===
    I see they’ve come up with new names for the knockout game.

    • Geo1metric

      “racial inequities”? How about the crime statistics showing racial inequities?

      I have business sized cards printed up with the crime statistics printed on them, and distribute them pretty much everywhere I go.

  • BobWhitakerisokay

    No one ever says something is “too black” or “too Asian” or “too Hispanic” and needs Diversity. ONLY if something is “too White” it needs Diversity. Diversity means less White people. Anti-Whites constantly call for less White people under the guise of “anti-racism”. If I say what less White people really means my comment will probably be deleted.

  • Jenny Star

    There’s already a pipeline for low income students to attend state college. It’s called “high school”.

  • SFLBIB

    “…the island of misfit toys.”

    AKA, “Disney Diversity: a bunch of dolls in a variety of colors – but all from the same mold and (most important) singing in unison.”