UNC Students Blame Capitalism, White Supremacy for Academic Scandal

Kate Grise, Campus Reform, October 31, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill blamed racism and heteropatriarchal capitalism for the recent academic scandal that has plagued the university.

Gathering Wednesday afternoon, members of the Real Silent Sam coalition gathered to share their response to the recently released “Investigation of Irregular Classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” which found that certain classes in the former African and Afro-American Department were created simply to keep athletes grade-eligible.

“In this space, we will not bend to the will of oppression! We will lift our voices to the administration and the world. We will reclaim our space in higher education. This is your space!” UNC senior Taylor Webber-Fields said to the crowd gathered on the front steps of one of the administrative buildings.

The Real Silent Sam is a coalition of UNC students, faculty, and community members who aim to “create honest dialogue” about Chapel Hill monuments and buildings, according to the group’s description.

On Wednesday, however, the coalition’s mission was more about the structure of the university as it rallied to “reveal ways in which our university participates in the ‘American’ system of white supremacist, heteropatriarchal capitalism and brings our understanding of what it means to be a Tar Heel into question,” according to the group’s Facebook page.

“The way that the media corrupted what happened in this space was informed by the way that blackness is understood here,” Omololu Babatunde, a UNC senior who spoke at the rally, told Campus Reform. “Society, which is reflected in the media, understands blackness in such a discredited way that it’s able to corrupt something that is much broader than one site.”

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Students and faculty at the event said they felt as though the former AFAM department was scapegoated because society does not value African-American studies.

“I guess what motivated me was my raw emotions when I first heard about the scandal,” Babatunde said. “I was angry . . . . It’s happening because our society doesn’t understand and doesn’t value black studies so much so that it can be scapegoated. I was motivated to do this because of my deep, deep gratitude to many people in the department and my deep gratitude to this space that shows the existence of black studies.”

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  • Alucard_the_last

    They’ll do anything except leave this country. The glory of Africa awaits them.

    • journey

      Now, they are not that stupid, for sure.

    • Dr. X

      Ah, yes… UNC. As the late, great Jesse Helms used to say, “University of Negroes and Communists.”

    • ejXinMI

      That would be awesome if it were true.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Black studies should be one page long, then printed in ebonics and handed out at 7-11 till everyone has one, then that’s it.

    • propagandaoftruth

      ““reveal ways in which our university participates in the ‘American’ system of white supremacist, heteropatriarchal capitalism and brings our understanding of what it means to be a Tar Heel into question,”
      —————-

      Jeez, you can train an idiot to sound like an educated idiot, but you can’t train a parrot to say anything remotely original.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Yes what does it mean to be a tar heel? Is that the same as picking cotton in the rain?

        • propagandaoftruth

          Depends on what you’re stepping in…

        • none of your business

          What does tar heel mean. I though it was those loggers and sawmill workers who were too poor to have shoes and got all the resin and gunk on their feet.

          • gemjunior

            It probably was something like that, or a poor white person without shoes but then stolen by negro victims that thought it goes with ‘tar baby’ so it must belong to them because Everyone Hates Them For The Color Of Their Skin (nothing to do with their behavior or the content of their character, which sucks actually, on the whole.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        I’d love to see a chronicle of senseless outraged black jibber jabber from oh, 1950 to the present.

        Would we be able to pick up broader societal themes, or would the progress be a thing in itself? Can you tell when their audience changes based on changes in form and imagery?

        Also, it would be an amusing string of nonsense, there’s that.

        • Brian

          Don’t give them credit they don’t deserve. They couldn’t have come up with the sociology jargon on their own.

    • bilderbuster

      Black History can be written on the back of a postage stamp.

      • IstvanIN

        In marker with room to spare.

        • bilderbuster

          And like all things associated with Blacks, the stamp would then be worthless.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            …or with postage due.

    • Michael Whalen

      Actually, the tip off, the warning bell, is that word “studies”. Right then and there, you know it is a worthless degree.

      • Anna Tree

        Black Americans studying African studies in the US is one thing, but why do we import Africans to study those here, most likely paid by the tax payer!

        Shouldn’t Africa be the best country to study such topics?
        Would a French go to Japan to study French studies?!

        • gemjunior

          Good point. They should go to Africa to study African Studies, in it’s purity and close up. Then maybe stay there….

    • Fed Up

      The TRUTHFUL part of Black history could probably be summed up on both sides of a single 8-1/2 x 11″ page.

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    Satirical magazines have no future, they definitely can’t compete with reality

    • Truthseeker

      I was about to say the same thing. This almost seemed like it was taken from Diversity Chronicle. The state of our society has degenerated into sheer absurdity.

      • De Doc

        Credo quid absurdem este.

      • WhiteVeinKratom

        Wasn’t this on The Onion?

    • Strider73

      When viewing an online article about blacks, one must check the URL to make sure he/she has not been clandestinely redirected to The Onion.

      If the article pertains to blacks in the military, the same advice applies regarding The Duffel Blog.

      • SlizzardAjeosshi

        They really lost me when i found out there’s a guy actually named Omololu Babatunde, i didn’t laugh that hard since the day i bumped into the intellectual efforts of Ta Nehisi Coates

        • silviosilver

          I think you meant to say “I really lost it…” I don’t make a habit of correcting people’s grammar, but you said you’re Italian so I figure I’m helping out a foreigner.

          Laughing at names is a cheap shot, but I must admit that one got a chuckle out of me too. Definitely the sort of thing that would make me suspect satire.

          • SlizzardAjeosshi

            No no i really meant to say “They really lost me” as i couldn’t concentrate anymore on the “content” of the article, which remains to this day utterly incomprehensible to my brain, after i read the poor chap name and yes you have a point about me being a cheap shot poking fun at his name.

            But come on even I would laugh if i had to shake hands with some eyetee dude named Salvatore Calogero Calzone Soprano

          • silviosilver

            Impenetrable leftist claptrap isn’t really intended to be rationally comprehensible. You’re not supposed to ‘understand’ it so much as ‘sense’ that something is deeply wrong with society and therefore ‘more equality now!’ This could be one reason why blacks are so drawn to academic leftism, but then again I suspect they’d be drawn to anything that favors their racial interests.

  • I’m a bit confoosled here.

    Is this group blaming racist white supremacist sexist cisgenderist heteropatriarchal capitalism for the fact that these fake easy grade jock classes existed, or are they blaming it for having thought of their existence as a bad thing?

    • SlizzardAjeosshi

      Don’t look for sense where there isn’t any

      • connorhus

        Well they were right about one thing. I don’t value Afro-American Studies in the slightest.

        • B.A_2014

          I can’t wait for Afro Irish studies in my own country. We will soon hear how the bantus copied Latin literature, created the book of Kells and played a major role in the conversion of Europe to Christianity.

          Did anyone know and this is a fact, that the IRA were black?
          (Sarc)

          • Adolf Verloc

            Well, we’ve all heard of the “black Irish,” those who trace their ancestry to shipwrecked sailors from the Armada. Now you’re going to find out the whole hidden truth 🙂

          • B.A_2014

            LMAO

            They were Spaniards that fell onto the shores of the north west of Ireland. You can still see it in many of the beautiful Spanish looking girls that reside up there until this day.

          • Those Spaniards would have been shipwrecked Armada sailors in 1588. Given the longtime excellence of the Basques in seafaring, I have little doubt that many of them were actually Basques.

          • gemjunior

            There was a terrible storm and they were blown off course, which is the main reason that the Armada never landed on English soil, and one of the signs that God looked favorably on the English and did not want them to be Catholic again, which the Spanish would have forced if they were able to take England from the ruler they believed was a weak and immoral woman who wouldn’t marry and have children but took lovers here and there. Another one of the reasons the sun never set on England and no army set foot on their land. Amazing, isn’t it? Nobody could invade it militarily, but the country was still invaded in a sneaky, clandestine campaign meant to totally destroy it.

          • none of your business

            That is a legend. Plenty of Irish had black hair long before the Armada.

          • AZ Ray

            I’ve actually read that most Celtic derived people’s have dark hair. There are few things as lovely as a fair skinned maiden with jet black hair & sky blue eyes!.. Oh my!

          • CrossingGuy

            Ah yes….”I’s Rioting Always”……led by MyQuel Collins….

          • gemjunior

            Those monks, like the rest of the white man, stole all knowledge from the black man and claimed it for their own. Although there is no evidence of this, it is believed by most black people 100%. We stole all our technology from their people and presented it as our own. Evvybody know dat.

          • hastings88

            The black Irish!

    • MekongDelta69

      cisgenderist

      Does that mean you have a cyst on your ‘gender’?! Wouldn’t that hurt?!

      I mean, shouldn’t somebody with that condition see a Doc ASAP?!

      • Whenever you hear someone trivialize the normal, the ulterior motive is the normalize the deviant.

        Cisgender is a synonym for “normal sane people.”

        • MekongDelta69

          (I know. I had to look it up, but I can’t help making fun of leftists. They’re just such great fodder for ridicule!)

        • none of your business

          One of my nieces had to take a cis gender class. It really is too bad that the engineers and programmers have to go to college instead of some sort of advanced tech school. Can’t they just build a wall between the engineering and science campuses, eliminate all the liberal arts classes and let the STEM students alone?

          • mobilebay

            Why should our young people even bother with STEM courses, because there’s always a Bill Gates to import foreign (read cheaper) STEM graduates from India or anywhere but this country?

        • none of your business

          Lewis and Clark in Oregon teaches a class called something like cisnormativitality assignment. An entire semester that claims that all babies are born neither male nor female. They should be left that way, sex neutral. But evil Drs, midwives, nurses, EMTs, and even husbands and cab drivers who deliver babies ruin their lives by
          “assigning gender” when they notice parts of their anatomy that define their sex.
          I detest using the word gender to mean sex. Gender is a grammatical term that is not even used in English.
          It is a continual surprise that Lewis and Clark has not changed its name to Sacajewa University. Those evil White men organized by another evil White an President Jefferson to explore and claim the lands west of the Mississippi should be erased from all history.

        • Curious

          Cisgenderist – having a “bigoted prejudice” for people who do not feel they are trapped in a body that is mysteriously the “wrong” sex and thus are not seeking plastic surgery to mutilate their reproductive organs and render themselves sterile.

          I am not making this up.

      • IstvanIN

        Just lance it at home for goodness sake.

        • Ron Cheaters

          May I suggests some tar-heel-soap to clean it with?

      • Adolf Verloc

        I have to ask my brother for the words to a song he wrote during diversity training at the railroad to the tune of “Supercalifragilisticexplialidocious” from Mary Poppins. It started out “Eurocentrichomophobicexplialidocious.” He also had a delightful ragtime tune, the “Diversity Rag” which started with “Kick out the whites! Kick out the men. . .”

      • Alexandra1973

        If I drink cola it aggravates mine.

        Oh…*cis*…my bad….

    • anony

      Yes, isn’t it perfectly clear?

    • jane johnson

      Takimag’s Steve Sailer calls it “the war on noticing”.

      • dukem1

        Me too…Noticing is the next great hate crime.

    • jane johnson

      I remember the original article about the “scandal”, and the classes DIDN’T exist. No classes, tests, or even professors. Just one so-called term paper due at the end of the academic year (usually cut and paste jobs, or outright plagiarism). The whole scam was dreamt up by some administrator who even graded the papers!

      • [Guest]

        I remember the articles too, including the one that showed one young scholar’s final paper. It was a 146-word masterpiece (below) called “Rosa Parks: My Story,” and it received an A-minus from Black Studies Professor Julius Nyang’oro.

        It’s all madness.

        • none of your business

          I think that is from a 5th grade American mythology formerly known as history class.

        • Yancy Derringer

          He got only five words into the treatise before making a major mistake: “On the evening of December Rosa Parks…”

          • [Guest]

            And this is the paper after the black boy had received the help of Professor Nyang’oro and probably some white coed who had volunteered to tutor the afleets.

    • HE2

      QD, I am still trying to sort that. Confusing.
      I think it may be that these high IQ stoodents do not understand criminal law.

      It is about grade fixing and fraud.

    • none of your business

      I think they are blaming Whites for inventing football and not banning blacks from playing. Or something. Or anything.

  • MekongDelta69

    racism” and “heteropatriarchal capitalism

    Ya just gotta love the idiot leftists for being able to keep coming up with ‘oh-so-polysyllabic-trendoid’ phrases to blame someone else for their own bad behavior.

    They’re all veritable Cornel West’s in training…

    • ThatWhiteGuy

      Pseudo-intellectual buzzwords are all they know.

    • B.A_2014

      “heteropatriarchal capitalism”.

      Sounds kind of sexy, doesn’t it?

      • It sure sounds efficient and profitable. When the US operated under such a system, it transformed from an agrarian backwater into the wealthiest manufacturing nation in the world.

      • silviosilver

        Now you mention it, yes, it does. I’ve always been more inclined towards hetoronormative patriarchal capitalism, but I like the sex appeal of the contraction.

    • guest

      No matter what big words the idiot leftists use or make up, they all mean the same thing: blaming Whites for problems caused by nonwhites.

    • dukem1

      Ahhh…. Dr. West…That fraud oughtta have his own interweb.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Wouldn’t a class about black intellectual achievements be all of ten minutes long?

    • connorhus

      Oh they can reach deep and fly loose on the intellectual part and put a class to sleep for an entire semester of bad poetry, flat out fraud with a bit of plagiarism on top.

    • B.A_2014

      You’re too generous.

  • Muh Fugger

    If it involves Eric Holder’s people, they clearly have their own set of rules, laws, and justice.

    • anony

      And it must have something to do with the configuration of earth’s electro-magnetic field since their “logic” only works in sub-Saharan Africa.

    • journey

      Here’s a contradiction, white hater Holder is married to a blond white woman.

      • dukem1

        What’s even weirder is…she’s married to him!

      • none of your business

        Hope he beats her to death some day. He looks to be about 15/16 White and 1/16 black. Their children must look completely White.

        • SlizzardAjeosshi

          A couple of weeks ago i was perusing some conservative blog where they had the usual run of the mill picture of My People adorned with third reich regalia, my son was passed by my desk, saw it, chuckled loudly and asked me “Pa’ who’s that nazi arab ?”

  • Periapsis

    Whites understand blackness all too well, that is why those who can avoid it do so.

  • A dozen dumb losers flailing out at white success does not a movement make. The curious onlookers at the rally were most likely shaking their heads in disgust at the moronic stupidity of it all. The real danger is university administrators who will cave to this nonsense.

    • The Verdict of History

      Right.

      I don’t think its possible for a reader to glean even one sound justification for the cheating which took place… certainly nothing coherent from the quotes here….

    • bilderbuster

      Members of the faculty make up some of their members.
      Bizarre.

  • Dave West

    I blame George Clooney and feral cats for my bad golf game last Saturday.

    It seems that AA black college activists and white libtards actually get more stupid and irrational, the more time they spend in college. It’s as if they are literally throwing darts at a board in order to come up with excuses.

    “we will not bend to the will of oppression.”

    the black studies program is being investigated for fraud and you consider this oppression? When in comes to many blacks everything they say is either a lie or adolescent blabber; mainly due to the fact that many of them don’t understand how things work. This is why blacks are always doomed to failure as a race in America; they are only mad when one of their peoples misdeeds is being investigated and not at the misdeed itself.

    • IstvanIN

      I blame George Clooney and feral cats for my bad golf game last Saturday.
      I am getting old, I still blame Rosemary and feral cats.

    • Nancy

      “we will not bend to the will of oppression…”

      They sound like my mother-in-law’s ridiculous “poetry” she used to write. Basically, the phrases don’t make any logical sense…they just have a handful of favorite words, they like the sound of certain words together, and they always stick to the same tired theme.

  • Easyrhino

    Let’s see; blacks get degrees in “black studies” (whatever that is) then complain that Silicon Valley isn’t doing enough to hire blacks.

    The last time I looked at the Cyber-Coders or Dice websites for jobs, I didn’t see a single job listing for a “black studies major”.

    • bilderbuster

      Universities give them high paying jobs all of the time.
      Why do you think Blacks are always protesting that not enough Black/African Studies courses are taught and the department must be expanded?

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        They can also get good, high-paying jobs with the government, especially the federal government.

    • Michael Whalen

      “Would you like fries with that?”

  • anony

    “Black studies” is a contradiction.

    • Michael Whalen

      “Would you like to supersize that?”

    • journey

      How about black garbage?

      • SlizzardAjeosshi

        It’s a pleonasm

        • journey

          Yes, it will be a severe challenge for the coming generations to rid the redundancy. It kept getting kicked down the road.

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    African American studies should be an examination of why blacks in the US and throughout the world have higher violent crime levels, high adultery and illegitimacy rates, low rates of inventiveness and scholarship and why, despite hundreds of years of exposure to European methods and scholarship, they remain so primitive.

    • IstvanIN

      The answer to all of those questions is simple: racism.

      • Max

        And that ONE word constitutes the essence of black “academics”.

  • Luca

    “…the ‘American’ system of white supremacist, heteropatriarchal capitalism..”

    Yeah, you know that evil system that gives blacks welfare, affirmative action, Nikes, KFC, gold teeth, big screen TV’s, iPhones and food stamps, yeah that system.

  • JohnEngelman

    Students and faculty at the event said they felt as though the former AFAM department was scapegoated because society does not value African-American studies.

    – Kate Grise, Campus Reform, October 31, 2014

    Employers certainly do not value African-American studies. So don’t major in it. Why is that difficult for anyone to understand?

    The only thing one might possibly learn from a major like that is good written and verbal skills. The courses require term papers and essay exams. What a black person will probably get is a feeling of entitlement, and a tendency to view American society with a feeling of personal grievance. For most employers a major like that is a blinking red light.

    • phorning

      I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of hiring managers in North Carolina shred any resume that comes across their desks if the applicant majored in African American Studies. Unless of course if they are looking to meet a quota.

      • Michael Whalen

        “Would you like an apple pie with that?”

    • Max

      It isn’t properly valued, according to the luminary in the foregoing article, because of “heteropatriarchal capitalism”. We simply do not understand nor appreciate “blackness” as we should hence the dearth of “Black-Studies” jobs and of course, the persecution the affaleets now face. It is white racism.

    • Were I an employer, I would certainly value African-American studies as a screening criterion. It would help make it easier to know which resumes should go straight into the shredder.

    • none of your business

      HR departments are full of black studies majors. It’s one reason American productivity is low. Employees spend too much time sitting in seminars being told how evil Whites are instead of working.

      • JohnEngelman

        How prevalent is that?

        Have you ever sat in a seminar like that? I never have.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    What did you expect for them to all of a sudden find intellectual integrity and admit to their intellectual inferiority and take blame for their failure as a race?

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    Heteropatriarchal capitalism huh? That sure is some fancy talk!

    • Michael Whalen

      Sounds pretty kinky to me!

  • David Ashton

    Is heteropatriarchality worse than multitransphobia?

    • IstvanIN

      That sho am some word inflation.

      • Yancy Derringer

        Use either word in a sentence, even incorrectly, and you get an “A.”

  • Kay

    I hope they also do a thorough assessment of homomatriarchal communism, transkyriarchal geocentrism, and squirearchal antipedobaptism. No justice, no peace!

  • superlloyd

    Occam’s razor suggests that the scandal was a result of inferior negroes cheating to be academically grade eligible. Nothing to do with ‘the ‘American’ system of white supremacist, heteropatriarchal capitalism’.

    African studies is a tissue of lies and the only African invention beyond the mud hut. It’s a subject that has been given a free pass and which has no academic rigour or objective value.

    • Sick of it

      Blacks used to be nomadic, sans mud hut.

    • journey

      What you posted, too logical for black IQ level.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Occam’s razor suggests that the scandal was a result of inferior negroes cheating to be academically grade eligible.
      .
      Actually, they needed an assist from the University as well. It’s in the best interest of the UNC to provide dummy classes for blacks who bring in ticket sales for their sports teams and/or inflate their Affirmative Action numbers, yet who cannot handle college-level (or even grade school-level) academics. That’s why it’s laughable to take this group’s accusations to their logical conclusion – to “do right” by these students, they’d have to be held to the same standards as everyone else – which would mean virtually no blacks on campus, not even on the sports teams.

  • B.A_2014

    Maybe they should ask for their own homeland, seeing as it’s just so terrible to live around white folk.

    But then they realized, they would have to work and pay all the tax.

    • journey

      They already have a homeland – Africa. They just need to go back one way or another.

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    Unbelievable that people pay huge sums of money to send their children to these institutions.

  • Evette Coutier

    The problem is we do understand blackness. In the immortal words of Dean Worker, “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.”

    • Adolf Verloc

      And “violent” doesn’t bring anything more to the party.

  • I see no reason to try and understand blackness when it is undeniable that most black people refuse to abide by standards of a civilized society that we might all call Whiteness.

    • Stan D Mute

      I understand “blackness” all too well. Low IQ, hypersexualized, non-productive, criminal, parasitic, hyperviolent, destructive, and non-hygienic. That pretty well sums it up.

      • journey

        Yep!

      • Yancy Derringer

        Don’t forget crass and ill-mannered.

    • journey

      What’s there to understand? Always about free handouts justified with indignant self righteousness hollering.

  • Sick of it

    If Omololu Babatunde doesn’t like it, he can return to his country of origin.

    • journey

      Wish they would. Go forge for their own food.

      • Phil T Tipp

        That would be ‘forage’. Doubt Omolulu would be able to figure a forge.

        • journey

          yes, you are correct. Forgot the “a”. And blacks never went beyond the Stone Age.

        • none of your business

          In Africa the women forage and farm. The men spend their time laying about, drinking and blathering with the occasional gang rape and riot when things get too quiet and civilized.

    • He would probably immediately begin running “419” scams once he was home.

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        Actually 419s are from the talented tenth of Nigerian society.

  • Stan D Mute

    And in a statement by Oogabooga Boobabooba, “Society don be valuin da study a blackness where blacks be studyin how dey be black n sheet, gnome sayen dough? An howsa brotha sposta get him an edge-a-cayshen in hissef if dey ain’t no black studies? Dis beez rayciss n sheet dough.” Editors at the New York Times along with Attorney General Eric Holder have promised an endless string of investigations and prosecutions against all white UNC staff.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Holder and his minions don’t have to do anything to UNCH. They’ve done it all by themselves. No one will ever take a degree from that school seriously ever again. Passing the negroes through is one thing. Having / tolerating outrageous white/ negro indignation is another altogether.

      • Stan D Mute

        Unless it’s a degree in medicine or har

      • Stan D Mute

        Unless it’s a degree in medicine or hard math/science, I don’t take any degree from any school but Hillsdale seriously.

    • gemjunior

      Daggg, word. I know DAS right.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Any employer who hires a UNC Chapel Hill graduate, white or black, needs to have his head examined.

    • Adolf Verloc

      I don’t think you’d have much trouble with hiring STEM majors. Blacks flee from those disciplines like vampires from a cross.

      • Yancy Derringer

        That black studies programs exist at all is proof enough that diversification via admissions quotas does not “strengthen” the larger academic community. A few courses sprinkled throughout the Humanities, sure. A major course of study, absurd.

  • TXCriollo

    wow this is just graspin at straws

  • Sam_Bowdin

    College students renounce racism and capitalism. Wow, that’s origonal. These heroic students are really cutting edge. Virtually layin their careers on the line as they valiantly speak out against such monumental injustice. What pathetic, self-righteous fools. Maybe youth can be partially responsible.

    “In this space, we will not bend to the will of oppression! We will lift our voices to the administration and the world.”

    They may take away our lives….but they will never take away our freedom !

    “We will reclaim our space in higher education”

    Higher education? Afro-American studies? Is this kid kidding?

    I blame their nutty (and dangerous) professors. I.E. Bill Ayers, that fake Indian from Colorado, that other fake Indian from Boston.

    Hope they study the French Revolution. For them it might be deja vu all over again.

    • MannyR

      Yes indeed! I live in Seattle and these types are everywhere, leafleting for Communism or multiculturalism. Organizing protest marchers for some stupid idea or another. They really think they’re heros putting themselves in great risk standing up to the white male heterosexual system as 50 camera crews and a gaggle of ACLU lawyers accompany them where every they agitate at. I’d love to see them last 5 mins advocating for racial awareness on a street corner downtown.

      • none of your business

        I should get you together with my sister. Her latest crusade is against an Indian immigrant on the city council who holds meetings of her political party, “Socialist Alternative Party” in her offices in city hall a violation of numerous laws and ordinances.
        Ever been to those civil rights for pitbull rallies the gay male owners of out of control pit bulls have? Hysterical to see those effete mincing creatures trying to control the pits. When a leash law was on the ballot the gays were of course against leash laws. It became a gay vs normal issue. The gay slogan
        was “We don’t ask you to put your children on a leash how can you ask us to put our children on leashes.”
        Seattle liberals affect to hate Microsoft and Boeing as capitalist oppressors .
        Boeing and Microsoft people are often subject to harangues about “how can you live off Boeing or Microsoft which are destroying Mother Earth and oppressing women and minorities.”

        • MannyR

          Yes Kshama Sawat…I’m aware of this curry communist. She’s a buffoon who runs her mouth about systemic racism and capitalist oppression. If it wasn’t for the fact she’s Indian she could easily pass for a member of the “tribe”. Not joking, all one needs to do in order to be elected in this city is go as far left as possible while sucking up to the Stranger crowd and totally ignore real issues such as crime and out of control homelessness. Seattle voters are literally the stupidest people I’ve ever met. They have well paying jobs at Amazon and Microsoft and they bitch about oppression gay rights…whatever’s trendy at the time. Fools the lot of them

          • none of your business

            My sister went to her socialist alternatives meeting and accused her of treating her voters like Dalits Indian untouchables.

    • That fake Indian from Colorado was CU Boulder’s Ward Churchill, who only pushed the “Amerind button” once he was being disciplined for academic misconduct.

      • IstvanIN

        Was he as Indian as Elizabeth Warren?

        • Sam_Bowdin

          Liar-Watha claimed 1/32 Indian heritage to get in to Harvard.

          Ward (don’t call me Winston) Churchill ‘s claim might be even more absurd.

      • Sam_Bowdin

        yep

  • A Freespeechzone

    Negroes always make excuses for dismal failure—even when they cannot even compete at a mediocre level.

    Rather than work to try to meet the standard, they blame Whites.

    Never forget that they live in a world that has conveniences and technologies created by Whites and it hurts their ego that they could NEVER create a lifestyle like that.

  • dd121

    I get it, we stop holding blacks to any standard to make it fair.

  • journey

    Blacks eternal children of this planet to be taken of care by others. Better stop here otherwise my posting will get deleted.

    • 1G25

      “… the white man’s burden.”

      – R. Kipling

      • journey

        It’s coded into the white gene pool to be more altruistic than the other races.

  • Yves Vannes

    All of this Afro-centrist drivel was described wonderfully by May Lefkowitz in her book History Lesson. She won her battle but lost the war. A book well worth reading. I doubt she’d come, but she’d be a great addition to any Amren conference. Maybe when she retires…

    http://www.amazon.com/History-Lesson-Professor-Mary-Lefkowitz-ebook/dp/B001JAH7VU/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415064425&sr=1-3&keywords=mary+lefkowitz

  • RHG

    To these excuse makers and race baiters “black studies” nonsense must be elevated to the level of a medical, engineering or law degree.

    • journey

      To the blacks, they are equal.

  • RacialRay

    ‘Tis true. I don’t understand ‘black studies’.

    Proud of it, too.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Unfortunately I understand “black studies” all too well. “Black studies” is a lesson in White guilt for any White people forced, or stupid enough to actually want to take the class. For blacks, it is a racial hate inducing trip through the black mind of make believe. Every and anything that is positive in the so called “black community” is entirely of their own doing. Every and anything negative in the so called “black community” is entirely due to the insidious nature of White people.

      They also “teach” all sorts of complete lies. Like “we bez da reel Egipshins yo”, and some ( not all, but some ) even “teach” that “we bez da reel jews an sheeit to son, na-imeen?”. < I'm not kidding! ) They are told that they are the real originators of everything that is found to be so useful today. But those evil White people steal all the credit for them. In short, blacks are taught to hate Whites in these classes, and Whites are taught to hate themselves. Boiled down, that is "black studies"!

      • RacialRay

        Nope. I still don’t understand “black studies”.

      • Nancy

        Believe it or not, the Atlanta Public School system used to make its teachers attend this gigantic 2-day seminar on Afro Studies to earn hours in “continuing education” (required to keep your certificate current).

        It was absurd. We had to sit and listen to self-righteous black females lecture us on how blacks are indeed the originators of culture, that Jesus was black, and that we weren’t doing enough to incorporate ethnic pride in the students (those with the biggest sense of self-importance on the planet). We were told to take time out of our school day to do lessons in African culture (this assumes we have ANY time left in a school day for such nonsense, since 85% of our time is devoted to behavior management).

        Back in the early 90s, the mental giants on the school board were convinced that if the students could have more “pride” in their blackness, then all other areas (like test scores, report card grades, and their abysmal levels of self-control) would improve.

        • Yancy Derringer

          Sounds to me like the whole exercise was to make its administrators seem important and necessary. A mandatory seminar for the mothers of black kids, focussing on their role in helping their kids do well in school, would be a thousand times more beneficial.

          • Black Swan

            It’s make work for blacks graduating with degrees in black studies. What the hell do you do with them? Positions must be created by the government to accomodate all those worthless degrees, or government pressure put on private businesses to hire them as dead wood with six-figure salaries.

        • MannyR

          I’ve worked with blacks that truthfully believe whites stole science, mathematics and philosophy from African kingdoms. All diseases also originate with white people and yes Jesus was Chocolate.

          • Kenner

            No, the Easter Bunny is chocolate.

          • none of your business

            Lots of Whites believe that **** too.

          • Black Swan

            Lots of Whites must say they believe that too to keep their jobs.

          • journey

            They are already dumb now to feed them more “stuff” to be dumber = delusions, no facts.

          • gemjunior

            It’s baffling. Baffling because there is no evidence of this and they still believe it completely. It’s truly insane.

          • MannyR

            Garbage like that gets put into their minds by certain “people” who use them as muscle against us.

        • none of your business

          If Jesus were black he would not have stuck around on Thursday night to be arrested next morning.

          • journey

            Jesus had too high of an IQ to be black = absolutely no possibility.

        • Chasmania

          No way Jesus was black. At no point does Jesus say ” Sup my nigguhs ? ” or ” Nome Sayin’ ? ” during the sermon on the mount.

  • Caucasoid88

    I took Africana Studies my sophomore year in college about seven years ago. I got an A. All I had to do was regurgitate the benefits of socialism and the inherent racism of American capitalism and I was set.

    It was about 90 percent black. I think most of them got Cs. The easiest class I ever took.

    • Yancy Derringer

      I took “Peoples of the Caribbean” as an elective in grad school. Pretty good course, well presented as straightforward history by a kind 65-ish black man. The only white in the class of twenty or so, I was also the only one to participate, asking the prof at least a question or two every session, or after class, which he clearly appreciated. The rest of the class, all black guys for whatever reason, sat sunken into their desks, sleepy-eyed, head as low as the seatback, legs fully outstretched. They were were the dullest assemblage of students I’d ever been around. Over the ten weeks, not one of them uttered a single word. I remember this for its sorry uniqueness.

      • 1G25

        How beautiful the entire Caribbean would be if negroes hadn’t been introduced way back then.

      • gemjunior

        The rest of the class, “all black guys for whatever reason, sat sunken into their desks, sleepy-eyed, head as low as the seatback, legs fully outstretched”. Exactly how they sit wherever dey be at, and a perfect description.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “heteropatriarchal capitalism”

    Holy New Age lefty pyschobabbel and gobble-de-gook!!

    I had to look that up in Karl Marx’s Little Red Book.

    Under “heteropatriarchal capailism” it says: The White Devil made me do it!!

    • MannyR

      Well that’s where all this crap comes from. Communist indoctrinated idiocy combined with genetically low IQs.

  • Musashi5000

    Wow…all this complaining from people going to school to learn how to catch termites with a stick and how to build a thatch hut covered with banana leaves. Amirite?

  • MBlanc46

    I knew I was to blame. I’m to blame for anything that happens to blacks, browns, yellows, other people of color, and to privileged white princesses. I’d check my privilege, but I don’t know how.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Frankly, they want to literally allow them to kill you off–the attitude of Trayvon, Michael Brown and many, many others.

      They have the support of the WH and DOJ.

  • Canadian Friend

    They say we don’t understand blackness, meaning blacks are different than whites, but they also say race is a social construct and that we are all the same…so which is it liberals???

  • Erika525

    All this is a front for a bunch of rich white Tar Heel boosters desperate to keep black athletes eligible for football and basketball. And I suspect that these fools have no idea that they are being manipulated and not even being paid for their service.

  • guest

    First of all, it is helpful to just have a “baseline” on how rule-abiding Campus USA actually
    is, PC idealism and palaver notwithstanding: It is a world that has long entertained massive
    grade inflation, grades for sex, plagiarism, no show office hours, out of date course lectures,
    and massive re-allocation of various forms of funding according to an elastic principle that as
    long as the original allocation goes for something seemingly relevant to education, the re-allocation can be justified or at least condoned. In terms of the discipline and rigor basic to making a typical small business yield an income for its owner and several workers, the
    dreamy no-risk manipulations of Campus USA are as remote from realism as are the PC
    political “ideals” imposed upon all undergraduates. There is, sadly, a degree of hypocrisy
    about going bonkers over fakey grades for jocks.

  • Thor’s Hammer

    I swear when I read bs like this the voice in my head sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher. The only part worth commenting on is the part that says black studies aren’t valued. Like we used to say in The Corps, no screaming eagle s****! That is a bs degree that was thought up after the civil rights act(not capitalized out of disrespect) of 1964. That and a bunch of equally bs degrees were invented so low IQ negroes could get a degree and in turn get a worthless government job and further bleed the system dry. Not to mention, the only job a negro can get with a negro studies degree is teaching negro studies at a communist university. I can’t even keep it straight in my own head. What a mess.

  • MannyR

    These people talk like their organizing for a commie rally circa 1917.

    • These people talk like they are UC Santa Cruz undergrads circa 1987.

      • none of your business

        And every state, county, city and federal government employee hired in the last 40 years. From the working class in 1917 to the non working class today.

      • 1G25

        A North Carolina accent sounds like a New Jersey accent now. They’ve flooded the state for years, and brought their crappy attitudes with them.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Most black studies courses could probably be described thusly:

      “Throughout history, Black America has systematically been excluded from (see class title). Discrimination in the form of ______ , ______ , and _______ have made it impossible for African Americans to _____ or even _____ within the realm of (see class title). The legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws echo to this day in virtually all aspects of (see class title) as in evident in ______ , ______ , ______ , ____ , and ______ , not to mention _______ , _____ , ____ , and _______. Only after an honest discussion about race, racism, and white privelege as they relate to (see class title), along with the implementation of new government programs to facilitate _______ and new laws to prevent systemic _______ and promote Afro-centric _______ , will African Americans be free to correct the disparate impact of _____________ and its resulting disproportions in _______ , and rightfully assume the leadership roles Black America has long been due in all facets of (see class title).

      • silviosilver

        That’s a very neat template. Just update it each decade or so with the newest round of excuses and whining.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    All I hear is, “We prez’dint now.”

  • bigred0721

    “It’s happening because our society doesn’t understand and doesn’t value black studies” that’s becasue black studies offer no real value, insight or enlightenment to the world, much the same as women’s studies.

  • Massif1

    Logic and common sense did not come from Africa.

  • none of your business

    I told my husband he is a heteropatriachal capitalist. He answered “you got that right.” I wonder who made that word up, not a black I’m sure.

  • Augustus3709

    How can 6% of the world population have “Supremacy”?

    The African nations are discriminating against White people like it’s going out of style.

    The Asian countries make laws banning foreign immigration.

    But then Europe and the White World are under demographic attack being invaded and blended out of existence.

    What?

    White People have the right to “Safe Spaces” just like every other interest group.

  • Robbie Cheney

    Black Studies = New Nation News

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Americans “understands blackness” all too well: Most intelligent people recognize it as synonymous with low I.Q.s, violent crime, illegitimacy, welfare, and the futility of trying to educate people who are, essentially, the dregs of the Third World.

  • OyVey00

    Indeed, those foolish YTs think that “blackness” merely means being an American with dark skin.

    In reality, “blackness” means to pillage, rape and murder with impunity, to do anything you want without suffering the consequences while getting free gibsmedats and having everyone cater up to you because you are a supposedly “oppressed” minority.

    YT should really learn what it means to be black. Better sooner than later.

  • Ghost

    So black studies should be just handing a niqqer a passing grade without ever studying or even seeing a professor. Alrighty then…..

    • Black Swan

      Why not? Corporations will be lined up to hire him, regardless of grades, etc., for a six-figure starting salary in charge of diversity operations.

  • 1G25

    What kind of a job does one qualify for with a transcript replete with “African-American studies ?”

    Lawn care ? Tail gunner on a garbage truck ?
    .

    • Max

      No, those are useful occupations.

    • Black Swan

      A government job making six figures or as a “diversity” officer in a private corporation, also making six figures and sitting on the board of directors.

  • IstvanIN
  • Cid Campeador

    The only thing that I think about when I see Chapel Hill is the brutal abduction, rape and murder of a sweet young girl named Eve Carson by two Sub Humans who are still alive.

  • I would say being that this country is too white and too capitalist for you to live hear, perhaps another country may suit you better. Its not that we don’t think that {African study} is a useless coarse, I could see some benefit as learning swaheeliy, Its that there never where any classes that had any meaning to ones education, no study, no test, no lectures, no papers reflecting on your new found knowledge. The class is a scam and a cop out as well as an embarrassment to any school of higher education.

  • mrfinoni

    In the past some consideration was given to athletes as they had to carry a regular class load. Now, there is a simple race to the bottom as far and athletes are concerned, like doping in the Olympics the goal is to not get caught. However some common sense must prevail. There is a point where they are making a mockery of academia and the real purpose of education. Black athletes that are totally illiterate highlight how ludicrous it has become. Conversely, White athletes have to get real marks because they hope to get a real job at the end of the day. Crying racism about African American studies by some third world DP simply wont work anymore. The sympathy wagon has rolled out of town. Whites have lost their patience for this nonsense. The Blacks got caught with their pants down.

  • Realist

    This is what happens when Universities lower their standards.

  • ElComadreja

    I think we understand the jungle filth quite well.

  • Fed Up

    Congress needs to enact legislation prohibiting colleges and universities from paying so much attention to football. The primary purpose of these diploma mills is NOT to field the best football team — but to field the best educated people they can put out. If colleges and universities do put undue emphasis on sports [football], they should lose their tax-exempt status and be denied financial assistance from our tax dollars.

    Let those “magnificen”t Black athletes practice their talent in Africa. Surely those primitive nations would benefit from learning the benefits of football, trash music and other Black culture.

  • Hahahaha… this is great.
    Whisteblower: “these classes are complete bs and fraudulent.”

    Black imbeciles who got caught: “oh shi… uhhh… You Rayciss!!”

    • Rick O’Shea

      Yep, and this is one of the many reasons multiracial society doesn’t work.

      It is impossible to hold blacks accountable because due to their inferiority, they will forever be seen either as lesser (which they are) or deified as the ultimate victim class which must not be questioned or have anything expected of them.

      Neither strategy is viable because even the infinitely superior one of acknowledging their inferiority and treating them accordingly… will always eventually run the very high risk of giving way to the other, as we saw happen in our society.

      Only separation can work long term. In an interconnected world with us being informed of their plight, and intercontinental travel being trivial… even that won’t suffice, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

  • haroldcrews

    I agree with the Real Silent Sam Coalition on one point. There is widespread misunderstanding about “blackness”. And that misunderstanding has created immense harm to many societies. That misunderstanding is summed up in one word – egalitarianism.

  • Keepin’itREALISTic

    “heteropatriarchal capitalism”

    Been saying it for decades. All the camps of the America-destroying Left — the anti-family feminists, the disproportionately loud petulant homosexuals, and the racist “give us ever more” blacks — are motivated by the same ultimate goal: the destruction of the white Christian family man.

    All driven to irrational madness by jealousy, they hate him for being what they are not. Feminists hate him for being male, homosexuals hate him for being heterosexual, and blacks hate him for his effectiveness in raising, nurturing and benefiting his children, upon whom these resentful leftists attempt to hang the shame tag “white privilege” out of resentment for the advantages of training and inheritance provided by the white Christian father.

    Now with their use of this term “heteropatriarchal capitalism” they are admitting this exact hate. The Left’s jealousy-based hatred of the abilities and accumulations of capitalists has long been recognized. But the deeply personal nature of their hate for the white Christian family man was only known to those who have interfaced with these subgroups of the left frequently and directly enough to have repeatedly felt the hate first hand.

    Yes, today and for the last 50 years the white Christian family man has been and is the target of infinitely more hatred than the black man in America.

    Since 9/11 this bias has been evident simply by paying close attention to the news. islamic sharia law makes women near-chattel second-class citizens and often sex slaves, and punishes homosexuality by death. Yet feminists and gays eagerly embrace muslims into their enclave of privileged minorities. Ultimately they will learn that islam does not allow reciprocation of that embrace but in fact mandates reproach with the sword at which point the women and gays will look to the white Christian family man to save them if it’s not too late.

    Historically more blacks have been murdered by the Arab muslims (Darfur genocide a present-day example) than by any other ethnic group save the blacks themselves . The white Christian family man was the world pioneer in abolishing slavery although it is still practiced by Arab muslims today. Arab muslims do not and never have allowed their black slaves to reproduce, castrating the males instead, thus so many descendants of black slaves in America and none in the Arab world to which more black slaves were actually taken from out of Africa. That’s why nowadays American blacks who naively embrace islam after falling for the double lie that islam is not hostile to blacks and christianity is deserve cross-cultural disparagement as “Abdur Tom”s from the perspective of sophisticated non-muslim black Africans.

  • crockadoodle6

    Let me see if I have this correct:
    1. Born into a single parent family that had the prenatal care and delivery paid for by ……not them. Check.
    2. Raised in housing paid for by….not them. Check
    3. Fed, clothed and entertained with funds supplied by…not them. Check
    4. Given victim status and told their total lack of contribution to civilization is because of systemic racism. Check
    5. Genetic driven traits of violence, theft, cheating and dysfunction completely overlooked and blamed on white people….Check
    6. School incompetence results in expensive ‘special programs’ where poor performance is not considered a variable in promotion.Check
    7. Given separate meals in school and given ‘walk-around’ money paid for by….not them. Check.
    8. Given world class health care paid for by…not them. Check
    9. Admitted to a very good college (and taking the place of a more qualified white) based on quota and affirmative action. Check
    10. Given more money to go to school with all expenses paid….not by them. Check
    11. Caught doing what they have been doing since birth, cheating, and now they are blaming the racial group who have been supporting these zoo animals for > 350 yrs. Check.
    Is that about right?

    • Rick O’Shea

      Sounds about right, yea.

      Any use a small portion of our race got out of them as farm equipment has been outweighed by a very large margin and for a very long time now by the cost of having them around.

      It is instructive to consider how differently things would go in two Twilight Zone style scenarios: one where all whites suddenly vanished, and one where all blacks did instead.

      It’s really quite stark, actually.

      If all whites suddenly vanished right now, the world economy would be in tatters. Untold numbers of airplanes would plummet toward the Earth as their pilots disappeared. Massive amounts of important scientific research would grind to a halt. Medical and financial aid to the third world would be nearly ended instantly. A great deal of technology and machinery would be unmaintanable and unrepairable, though admittedly Asians would be able to step into many of these roles… the fact is, at the time of this vanishing, whites are in crucial positions throughout not only their societies, but the world society. In short, it would be completely devastating to civilization if whites vanished. The average IQ of the planet would drop precipitously, artistic contributions would plummet, the internet would not remain up for long, world power vacuum and enormous instability would result… crime would skyrocket almost everywhere (with the possible exception of some East Asian countries, etc.)

      Meanwhile, in the version where blacks vanish instead? The world IQ goes up, crime rates worldwide drop, very few planes fall from the sky… research and technology are unaffected… medical advances are unaffected… endangered species gain a lot of breathing room… bush meat trade ends… Ebola and AIDS become trivial to manage… streets become safer, murders and rapes take a nosedive, etc. etc. etc.

    • Chasmania

      Yoos a rahyciss !!!!

  • crockadoodle6

    When I was in college in the late 60’s I guess the curriculum committee didn’t see the value of a course on IV drug abuse, VD, willful uncontrolled violence combined with sociopathic personality disorder and low IQ……AKA the black studies course description. The only course we knew we could pass for certain was geography. And that was only because we had the old tests. …I just wish white privilege would have included better grades. My dad would have been happier.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      I was in college at the same time. In my school the no-fail course was geology a.k.a. Popular Rocks.

  • Olorin

    Found comedy. The Dada art form of the Post Rayshul Era.

    My favorite quote from the original story:

    “Tasia Harris, a UNC student who spoke at the rally, told Campus Reform that she came to the event not because she is majoring in the department or because she is an athlete, but [blah blah blah].“I think that, intentional or not, words have a lot of power and the language and proceedings of this investigation have shown that we don’t value athletes and we don’t value black studies,” she said.”

    I think it will come as a Damascus Highway Moment to very many of us that UNC Doesn’t Value Athletes.

    Especially since this whole ookfest originated in cake courses for black alphaleaps giving college credit for grade-school-level reading and plagiarism…in order to sustain the value of said alphaleaps and their alphaleaping programs that bring tens of millions of dollars to the campus.

    For starters, one can “major” in nonsense and emit noises like a howler monkey with colic…and still get called a “student” “majoring” in a “college” “discipline.”

    But what is this? Sounds like Ms. Harris elsewhere argues that black teachers teaching black kids in black schools should be rewarded with more money…precisely because the job is hopeless.

    https://www.facebook.com/newsandobserver/posts/807473845932223

    Fur teacups for all!

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    These blacks will do anything to live in America or the west, but will not hesistate to blame white man for all the mistakes that the black race does. Whites have been forced to accomodate these people or be called a racist and to lose their jobs or their means of livihood. Things have to change or the white race is doomed.

  • WR_the_realist

    We understand blackness and black studies departments all too well. It’s the fact that we do understand what they’re about that so upsets Babatunde.

  • Mark Hillyard

    I hardly think that studying a failed continent is going to ” reclaim our space in higher education”.

    If you want to keep a people down then teach them dumb things. I suppose it’s ok to study where you came from but a truthful person can only deduce from a study of Africa that they fail as far as law and order and the enrichment of the people in all forms, from honest work to honest and law abiding government.

    We studied Nazi Germany after their defeat but it seems the effort of learning from them was to glean understanding of the scientific ventures of more and efficient methods of warfare.

    Our government is so far the best because it’s basis was a godly and Scriptural approach to government which is what, in the main, the Bible is about. It’s a history of the True People of God, their advancement and the reasons for that “Blessing”. It’s known as the Abrahamic Covenant God made with the man Abraham and his descendants which is not dependent on our part in obedience but solely on and for God’s glory.

    Isaiah 48 teaches us that all these things are for His Glory and to show us that when he makes a covenant which is based solely on His name He will see it through. ”

    10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
    11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.” Isaiah 48
    No matter how far we fall we the people of God, Christian Israel, will finally see His way and we will come to ask Him for help and even though we don’t deserve it, for His names sake He will save us from our enemies, both from within and from foreign nations who hate us.

  • John Barleycorn

    They sound like they’ve been thoroughly brainwashed by cultural marxist.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Demographics
    All reported races/ethnicities
    Asian/Asian American 15%
    Black/African American 11% ~ an insignificant frustrated minority
    Caucasian/White 73%
    Hispanic/Latino/Latina 8%
    Native American 2%
    Pacific Islander Less than 1%

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    The fact of the matter is quite simple – Black kids are taught at home, at the playground, on the street and in the hood, if you gte good grades, and behave properly, you are acting White. You are an Uncle Tom. Therefore, teenage mothers stick their kids with names that sound as if they are from a distant planet. Blacks are killing themselves, literally and figuratively.