Brickbat: Separate But Equal

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In Chicago, Oak Park and River Forest High School Principal Nate Rouse says a "Black Lives Matter" event will be the first in a series of discussions about race. But many parents are demanding to know why their children were excluded. Only black students were allowed into the event, a move Rouse said allowed them to "speak openly."

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  1. Separate but equal. Who could complain about that?

    1. Homer Plessy?

      1. It’s about half an hour later and I still cannot think of an answer I like better.

  2. It’s not segregation when WE do it.

    1. ^This, this, a thousand times this.

  3. Will there be a “Whites Only” event where they will be able to “speak openly”?

    1. No, that would be racist. Because White Privilege!!

      1. “Can’t Abed be brown Joey?”

  4. Would HM be allowed to attend? Obama? Is there a one-drop rule in effect? Or is the cutoff quadroon, octoroon, macaroon?

    1. The cut off is High Yella.

      1. I doubt anyone else stoops this low, but if there are any Mountain Men fans watchers out there, you may have noticed how they pixilated Marty’s bush plane name “High Yella” from season 1 to season 2.

    2. And that’s where the wedge goes in.

  5. In Chicago,…

    Oh, well forget it then, it’s Chicago after all.

  6. You know who else held racially pure events so they could talk openly?

    1. Nathan Bedford Forrest?

      http://www.civilwar.org/educat…..rrest.html

      1. Correct!

    2. The smurfs?

      1. Incorrect. Daisy smurf was artificially created, thus not “pure”.

    3. Jeremiah Wright?

    4. Gregor Mendel?

    5. The Sons of Italy?

      1. No, Sons of Anarchy.

  7. “He [Principal Rouse] said the model allows students who identify as black to speak openly.”

    He offered a solution: Anyone identifying as black should be allowed to attend.

    1. If instead of black he said African American they could have possibly scored Charlize Theron.

      1. Nice (and pleasing to my eyes).

        Also: +1 “good shoot” by mom.

  8. According to the school’s website, the student population last year was 55 percent white, 27 percent black, 9 percent Hispanic, 6 percent multiracial and 3 percent Asian.

    The school countered that Asian students had already been meeting exclusively for a whole semester, but it turned out that was just math club.

    1. Well, they’re smart.
      So, Bright Privledge?

      1. Check your meritocratic privilege!

    2. Well-done, Fist.

  9. Speak openly about what? How they’ll never be in SAE?

    1. SAE will be taken over by color-neutral robots.

      1. Dey took our chants!!

  10. EXCLUSION TO SAVE THE CHILDREN!

    FORWARD!

  11. “”Black Lives Matter” event will be the first in a series of discussions about race. But many parents are demanding to know why their children were excluded. Only black students were allowed into the event, a move Rouse said allowed them to “speak openly.””

    Because nothing says “discussion” like making sure no one is allowed to challenge the accepted narrative.

  12. Some students and parents expressed confusion and concern about the event being for Black students only.

    But I’m confused. I have an Obama bumper sticker.

  13. The school’s principal, Nate Rouse, hosted the event and said it was the first in a series of conversations about racial equity.

    Rouse said some students and parents were concerned after learning white students weren’t allowed at the event.

    Hmmmm… can’t quite put my finger on it..

  14. “Further conversations among and across other racial affinity groups shall take place at the high school”

    Emphasis added. Will “racial dislike groups” also be involved?

    1. That’s real retarded, sir

      1. Only in a Nation of Cowards, sir.

      2. We’re doing our best to weed them out, but some of these retards are extremely clever.

        1. We’re doing our best to weed them out, but some of these retards are extremely clever.

          First off, the retarded don’t rule the night. They don’t rule it. Nobody does. And they don’t run in packs. And while they may not be as strong as apes, don’t lock eyes with ’em, don’t do it. Puts ’em on edge. They might go into berzerker mode; come at you like a whirling dervish, all fists and elbows. You might be screaming “No, no, no” and all they hear is “Who wants cake?” Let me tell you something: They all do. They all want cake.

          1. *Johnny* cake?!

            1. Dreams are a great thing, but you know something? They take a lot of energy. But that’s OK. There’s a job waiting for you down the block from your house that doesn’t require a thought in your head or a hope in your heart. So come on down and work for the artificial flower factory. Why fight it? OK? Thank you.

              1. What happens to a dream deferred?

                Does it dry up
                Like a raisin in the sun?

                Or fester like a sore–
                And then run?

                Does it stink like rotten meat?
                Or crust and sugar over–
                like a syrupy sweet?

                Maybe it just sags
                like a heavy load.

                Or does it explode?

                — Langston Hughes

              2. So that’s where Old Man with Candy got his first job. The picture gets clearer….

  15. a “Black Lives Matter” event will be the first in a series of discussions about race.

    With all due respect, how do these discussions actually occur?

    Something like “Resolved: ‘Black Lives Do Not Matter’. Let the debate begin.”?

    Yes, I know — real retarded.

  16. “Discussion”–another word the progs have twisted out of shape. The new meaning is “we lecture you about how evil you are and you sit quietly until we’re done, then you grovel”. That’s what the progs call a “discussion” now.

    1. Well, in this case it will be a ~2 hour long non-stop piss & moan fest, whining about the people they feel need to make a change, rather than talking to the people they feel need to make a change. Introspection will probably not be on the itinerary…

  17. Everyone knows that the cure for racism is more racism.

    1. “I’m sorry, but everyone knows it’s impossible for whites to understand ‘acting white’.”

    2. It’s not racist to be bigoted against racists because of their race, because only white people can be racists, because privilege.

      This is what leftists actually believe.

      1. Progressives: Mental gymnastic gold medalists…

        1. …special olympics

          1. That too…

  18. Is this really a bad thing? If I were a student in that school, I would love being left out of one of these “discussions.”

    1. Really? You wouldn’t enjoy stirring the shit a little? I know I would.

      1. I doubt you’d be allowed to. Or the good little SJWs in the school would be at hand to misinterpret anything you said and use it to brand you an unmutual on social media. Remember, it’s not bullying if you do it to the “intolerant.”

    2. “Further conversations among and across other racial affinity groups shall take place”

      So, your time’s coming.

      1. Sounds like a sick day to me.

        1. “Mrs. Free, it’s becoming apparent that Sugar is afraid to embrace his inner racist self.”

  19. Everyone knows that only white people can be racist because white privilege. Duh.

    //sarc

  20. “Frankly, any white students left in the Chicago public school system are bound to be too retarded to make any positive contribution to the discussion.”

    1. What is bringing cake, chopped liver?

  21. Get a load of this (from ESPN I lost the link):

    “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told to leave France by the nation’s far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen following his comments after Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-2 loss to Bordeaux on Sunday.”

    “…As he walked off the field, the Sweden captain was filmed seemingly making derogatory comments about referee Lionel Jaffredo and France as a country.”

    Nothing like a Frenchman scorned.

  22. Black Lives Matter. The slogan gets started after bald faced lies are force fed to the nation in the Brown shooting. Yet despite the lies being proven false, this slogan continues. Surprised that Hillary isn’t out tweeting “YouTube Videos Matter”.

    1. Of course black lives matter. Michael Brown shouldn’t have thrown his away.

  23. Someone posted this in the PM links yesterday:

    http://consumerist.com/2015/03…..ower-dies/

    Two things. One, Schumer introduced it so you can bet possible unintended consequences probably weren’t considered given he’s as derpy as they come in politics.

    Two, this legislation brings you closer to debt forgiveness. Not only that, it’s an enabling mechanism for people to keep taking out bad loans.

    I don’t think they understand what debt means.

    1. Another thing. If an adult co-signs for something they implicitly accept that should the person they co-sign for default they’re in a position to cover them.

      People who co-sign something and then complain they have to pay are just as irresponsible as the borrower.

      “WHAT? You mean, I have to pay? I thought it was a formality!”

  24. Ok, so I just scrolled passed some poetry from Langston Hughes….so I came up with one of my own.

    What happens to Langston Hughes?

    Does he cry out from the church pews?

    Or does he stay home and watch the news?

    Or when he woke did he say “to hell with it all” and push the button on the alarm that says snooze?

    My oh my, Langston has so many options to choose, let’s just hope one of them is not booze, but instead a gran ruse that surely cannot loose.

    -Vampire

  25. Ryerson University group in Toronto asks white students to leave public meeting for lack of being ‘racialized’.

    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/…..racialised

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