Duke Student Gov to Blow Emergency Fund on ‘Diversity Immersion Retreat’

Katherine Timpf, Campus Reform, February 4, 2013

The Duke University Student Government (DSG) on Wednesday allocated more than half its “emergency fund” to bail-out a “diversity immersion retreat” to be put on by the school’s Center for Race Relations.

The legislation allocates $2,254 of the $5,000 emergency fund for the retreat titled “Common Ground,” which the school’s blog describes as a “student-led diversity immersion retreat program dedicated to exploring human relations in personal and profound ways.”

A flyer for an earlier iteration of the retreat, held on October 21, describes it as “free” and a place to “discuss race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status.”

The funding emergency for the Feb. 28—March 3 retreat apparently arose from a “miscommunication” with the college’s Center for Multicultural Affairs, according to a Jan. 31 article in The Duke Chronicle.

Funding for these types of programs generally comes out of DSG’s $70,000 surplus, junior Marcus Benning, a senator for Durham and regional affairs, told the Chronicle. But that takes at least a week—a delay that could postpone, limit, or rush planning for the camp.

Benning, however, argued that the lack of funding for the diversity camp did not justify use of the student’ government’s emergency fund.


[Editor’s Note: Racial tension at Duke has heightened since a fraternity threw an Asian-themed party.]

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  • [Guest]

    >>>… a place to “discuss race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status.”

    The retreat should be led by an expert on these topics.

    Is Crystal Gail Mangum still around?

    • blight14

      Good choice, lets see if the DA can get her a release from jail for the conference….or is she already out after killing her boyfriend?


    “We found that all too often the course readings gave strong emphasis to race, class, or gender (RCG) social history, an emphasis so strong that it diminished the attention given to other subjects in American history (such as military, diplomatic, religious, intellectual history). The result is that these institutions frequently offered students a less-than-comprehensive picture of U.S. history.”

    Source: National Association of Scholars: “Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?” http://www.nas.org/articles/recasting_history_are_race_class_and_gender_dominating_american_history

  • LHathaway

    “Racial tension at Duke has heightened since a fraternity threw an Asian-themed party”

    The only thing I got out of that previous article was that 22% of the Duke student body is Asian. White fraternities have been throwing those ‘black face’ parties for years. One or another of them sacrifice themselves on the diversity alter every year to ‘increase public consciousness (and increase minority hiring)’.

    I suppose that means now and then for the next 70 years or so, black fraternities will be holding ‘kill whitey’ parties. Perhaps the Asian fraternities will be holding ‘whites are stupid’ parties. It’s all about fostering ‘tolerance’ you know. . .

    • The__Bobster

      Every time the chop sueys get together, it’s a “round eyes are stupid” party. Just ask George Costanza’s father.

      • MikeS

        Where’s my tail?

    • splitsing

      Actually they do have “white trash” and “redneck” themed parties all the time, across America.

  • JackKrak

    If it’s a free event, I guess we can assume that the $2,254 will go for pizza & beer.
    “Diversity” isn’t just a racket for the Jesse Jacksons of the world…..

    • StillModerated

      Pizza, beer and condoms.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    A flyer for an earlier iteration of the retreat, held on October 21, describes it as “free” and a place to “discuss race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status.”

    Translation from duckspeak:

    and a place where “…white’s can go to be lectured on how evil they are and given an opportunity to apologize, especially white males. White females, although evil, can make up for this by breeding with non-whites.”

    Hate them.

    • The__Bobster

      The sensitivity training IS the punishment.

      • SintiriNikos

        I forget where I saw it, but somebody was being accused of racism at a school, and they interviewed one liberal female student and she said ‘he should be punished; they should make him take sensitivity training’. The proponents themselves know that this is punishment, ie. not a good thing or at least something people would choose on their own.

        The truth comes out when some of their dumber spokesmen are given airtime.

        • rebelcelt

          Punish him for not believing right. Sounds like the inquisition.

    • Joseph

      Neanderthal pride, baby!

    • Kurt Lewin

      Blacks didn’t come up with the diversity training ideas. It was given to us with great love by the chosen ones.

  • Chris

    Crystal killed her boyfriend and is looking at a long time in prison.

    • The__Bobster

      All that scholarship money down the drain.

  • dd121

    Do white liberals ever tire of groveling to blacks who hate them?

    • guest

      Do white liberals even realize that those blacks hate them?

      • The__Bobster

        They’re going to be surprised shortly, especially if they pull a Reginald Denny and drive into a Category 5 chimpout.

        • blight14

          Ha Bobster, a Cat 5 Chimp Out……..good one…..

      • refocus

        Yes, but they understand the hate comes from ages of white oppression.

        • StillModerated

          They’d use that excuse to explain why Liberia is such a fantastic holiday destination.

    • Exiled White

      Since these same liberals have been “groomed” for dominance by the state via the schools, the more they grovel, the better they feel about themselves.
      If a white liberal engages in acts of self-preservation, and self-respect, they actually experience feelings of “guilt”, for acting “racist”.
      THese white liberals are so stupid, that they don’t realize they have been brainwashed by the state which has determined that whites are going to made a minority in every western democracy.
      These same white liberals are so stupid they have no idea what happens to white people when they are a minority in a “brown/black” run country (Zimbabwe, South Africa), but they are dooming their childrens future.
      Good thing the white liberals have all been taught “not” to have kids, since kids polute the environment, actually only “rich” white kids.

    • Svigor

      Most of them would rather make you grovel to them, pay for the evil of your ancestors, etc.

  • guest

    Whenever there’s something that talks about race, gender, and socioeconomic status, it’s not too hard to see that it’s just to guilt-trip white people. Unless of course you’re a bleeding-heart liberal who gets easily fooled by things like this.

    • concernedcollegekid

      White liberals at these things generally verbally compete over who is the most guilt-ridden and who hates their race the most. It’s like some sort of weird medieval self-flagellating ritual. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so alarming how completely serious they are about the things they’re saying.

    • Daisy

      Engaging the issue of class does not always devolve into guilt-tripping white people. My public university really didn’t do this much, and I was a history major who took classes with the chair, undergraduate chair, etc. Over time I’ve come to realize how unusual my alma mater is, although I wonder if public universities in general are as essentializing and white-hating as the private ones. Surely not.

  • ncpride

    We will visit at least two colleges this summer we are thinking about sending our daughter to. Needless to say, Duke will NOT be one of them. Finding a decent college that doesn’t run on about ‘diversity’ constantly has been a major pain. We’ve pretty much resigned ourselves to the fact that she will have to attend a college in the Western most part of NC…. you know, where all those White ‘hillbillies’ live.

    • SmithandSmith

      That’s an Honor.

      Your daughter will be safe, you’ll sleep at night and she’ll get a better education than she ever could from anywhere else.

      • ncpride

        I absolutely agree. Just wish we didn’t have to send her so far away from our home. However, we do have close family that live in that part of NC, so there is the silver lining. She’ll have someone no more than a 30 minute drive from these colleges, so that makes us feel better. It’s difficult to let go, no matter their age ,knowing what the world is like these days but I believe we have chosen the safest places possible to send her.

        • SmithandSmith

          Just curious, what’s she learning? And phone her at least once a day just to make sure…

          • ncpride

            She will major in Computer Science, and she’s leaning toward programming and engineering. Not surprising since that’s what her dad does as well. Oh, I’ll probably drive her crazy checking on her…But I have faith that we’ve taught her well how to look out for herself and what to avoid.

    • Triarius

      I know what you mean. I got into Fuqua and ended up going to Ross. The biggest reason was the price and the insanity. Anyone from Michigan knows what I am talking about, the Peoples’ Republic of Ann Arbor was more tolerable than Raleigh. Couple in the fact that Raleigh is a ghetto hellhole and it is a no brainer. I wouldn’t go to Duke if you paid me.

  • Bill

    It would cost a lot less to rent the necessary busses and drop the kids off in the middle of Harlem or Detroit for their diversity emersion. And they would come away with a lot more realistic view of diversity – those that made it out alive.

    • Bill

      Since this is Duke University it might be closer to just drop the kids off in downtown Atlanta or Birmingham. Detroit would be best though.

    • Joseph

      Yes, but that is the entire POINT of including the indoctrination from preschool on, to PREVENT a realistic view of diversity.

    • OnGuard

      Reminds me of YouTube’s Beauty and the Beat, produced by a black man, Todrick Hall, an innocent white girl walking through the ghetto.

    • Great comment Great idea,been to both places,got my diversity training, lucky to get out alive,recommend students walk down Mack Ave Detroit,great place for diversity training LMAO

  • MikeS

    “…..dedicated to exploring human relations in personal and profound ways.” “Profound” a.k.a. Whitey doesn’t know what he’s in for.

  • Luca

    “…describes it as “free” and a place to “discuss race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status.”” Yes, you can “discuss” these subjects as long as you chant the proper slogans, use the proper buzz words and tow the party line. Anyone introducing opposing views will be ostracized, called Racist and will be forced to attend a re-education camp. A fun time should be had by all and we should all leave feeling a bit more progressive, warm and fuzzy..

  • Let’s go!!!

  • Chris

    A diversity immersion retreat. Isn’t attending Duke itself enough “immersion?” This “retreat” is nothing more than a White Guilt conference.

    • Svigor

      DIR sounds like a maneuver often executed by whites immersed in diversity: retreat. But there’s already a phrase for that, we call it “White flight.”

  • Joseph

    I’m wondering if the Lacrosse team is invited.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    “Diversity Immersion?”

    So, they’re taking a trip to Detroit?

  • SmithandSmith

    I just want to be able to see these people starve to death and that’s all. I just want to be able to tell them “no, I can’t help you. I’m a racist, a bigot, a white supremacist, a klanswoman and all my money’s racist, bigoted, supremacist and every last cent I got is a Member of The Klan too!”

    You watch, wait and see if these diversity loving people don’t show up at your door begging for food one day. They keep talking about the potential collapse not happening until some several decades from now but I think it’s gonna be much sooner. The total debt (debt clock) is $58,161,406,+++,+++.++ and spinning so yeah, I think it’s gonna be soon.

    Them using Emergency Funds to fund this Anti-American Traitorous Trash Talk points to what I write. There ain’t no money but does that stop them? They’ll keep right on going right up to the very moment when money suddenly becomes as worthless as the paper it’s printed on.

    • Svigor

      I’m kinda looking forward to the collapse (economy, civilization, BRA, whatever), and have started to sort of cheer on BO’s drunken sailor spending habits. I figure, why not bankrupt it as quickly as possible, so everything happens before I get too old?

      • SmithandSmith

        I agree. I can’t think of a better way for us to finally be allowed to shut out the non-whites and start over for ourselves.

  • bigone4u

    Suggested Keynote Speakers:

    Ellen de Generes, Title: All Women are Lesbians

    Jamie Foxx, Title: I Just Love Killing Whites

    Martin Luther King (from beyond the grave), Title: How to Beat Up White Prostitutes and Get Your Own National Holiday

    Mahatmas Ghandi (from beyond the grave), Title: Drinking Your Own Pee and Loving It

    Jerry Sandusky (from prison), Title: Pedophilia is Just a Sexual Orientation
    O.J. Simpson (from prison), Title: Blacks on Blondes, Diversity My Way
    Marco Rubio, Title: Amnesty for Everyone, Let’s Party
    Senator Bob Mendez, Title: The Art of Overcoming Age and Color Discrimination, or How I Learned to Love the Sixteen Year Old Female of Color

    • Monica Lewinsky: The Sacrament of Marriage

      Bill Clinton: What is sex?

      Sandra Fluke: The Importance of a Catholic Education

    • IstvanIN

      Come on now, Ellen Degeneres is actually a clean comedian. I have caught her act a couple of times on TV, and while she isn’t a belly-laugh comic, her slice of life jokes are clean and funny. Picking on her just because she is gay doesn’t seem quite right. I am sure there are some genuinely anti-white gay people you could name.

      • bigone4u

        “All women are lesbians” is probably the most famous quote in feminist history. At the university I used to work at the women faculty drilled this quote into female students heads, while inviting them to experment with lesbianism. Thus, I was not picking on Ellen, just using a famous lesbian who probably agrees with the idea that all women are lesbians. I was really using Ellen to show the power that lesbians wield on any university campus today.

        • bigone4u

          I’ll add that the diversity crowd on campus includes pushing lesbian, bisexual, and especially transgendered persons. The university president went out of his went to put transgendereds in teaching roles in the name of diversity.

        • IstvanIN

          Why not just use the name of the actual lesbian who made the statement?

          • bigone4u

            Jill Johnston as I recall. She said it in 1965. She’s dead as of 2010. Nobody except radical feminists ever heard of her.

          • Luis

            Q. What do Wellsley College and the movie ‘Goldfinger” have in common?

            A. Pussy Galore

          • rebelcelt

            That is crude and not appropriate!

        • Daisy

          I finished my degree at a left-leaning university in the US that had a women’s college, from which I graduated, and I never heard that quote. It had a high percentage of lesbians and very vocal lesbian community, yet no straight friend I had that went there ever felt inveighed upon by lesbian sexual aggression in any way. They did tend to push a transgendered agenda, but the topic wielded more controversy among the community than most outsiders would glean (I personally detest it). Anti-bi attitudes are also much more prevalent than most straights would sense; if anything the lesbians often like to scourge the fauxmosexuals who invade them. Confused or curious straight girls were far more dangerous to the average lesbian than vice versa.

          Ellen is so anemic she’s annoying when it comes to politics; she actually had Mike Tyson on her show. I think after Anne Heche she’d be the first to tell you all women are NOT lesbians.

        • guest

          I had a buddy that used to say “All women are whores.” Does that belong in this conversation?

  • Biff_Maliboo

    “White liberals, in their hunger for humiliation, will take as revealed truth anything any angry black man says.”
    -S.I. Hayakawa

  • IKantunderstand

    Jeez oh pete. I thought the folks at Duke were, you know, smart! The DSG allocated more than HALF its “emergency budget”. Um, they allocated $2,254 of the $5,000 emergency fund. If Duke University thinks that 2254 is more than one half of 5000, then the whole Crystal Magnum/LaCrosse players imbroglio makes complete sense. Sadly.

  • Fire Eater

    As this is the home of the infamous “Duke Rape Case” so initially beloved by the local professoriat, such a red guardist spectacle comes as no surprise. This area of North Carolina is the “Berkeley” of the South and has a long tradition of far-left activity.

    It was this area (Chapel Hill, AKA Communist Hill) where Eve Carson’s pretty blonde head was blown off with a shotgun wielded by dreadlocked “Demario” and some other thug. She probably thought those creatures were harmless…that is what she was taught and what she parroted at UNC-Chapel Hill..

    Many years ago, some New York reds set up shop around Raleigh/Durham and began agitating for a communist revolution among local blacks. Their base of support was not the ghetto but the North Carolina universities of that area. Five of them were shot dead in a Greensboro housing project after attacking a group protesting their activity – ruled “justifiable homicide.” The Greensboro Shootout was the “Trayvon Martin” case of its day (1979).

    • Svigor

      What were the full names of the top five “New York reds”?

      Just curious.

  • Svigor

    The very idea of an “emergency fund” in the hands of blacks, or those influenced by blacks, is absurd. An “emergency fund,” by it’s very nature, implies control only by a person or persons able to delay gratification.

  • SintiriNikos

    Schools will have decrepeit labs, crumbling classrooms, leaky toilets, outdated computers. But they will always have Diversity programs.

  • rebelcelt

    Didn’t the Lacrosse team have a Diversity Program one night? It did not go well if I remember correctly.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    “Diversity Immersion Retreat?” That sounds like a plan for interracial sex orgies.

  • Neil Hamburger