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Liberal College: Anti-Racism Event Cancelled because the Organizers are White!

American liberals have finally done it — they’ve finally gone past rational thought and moved straight into the theater of the absurd. The latest example of the insanity that has descended upon liberal colleges across America comes to us from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

Some students at UC had planned an anti-racism rally to show their support for their fellow students at the University of Missouri. However, they were forced to cancel the event because… they were white.

Lee Stranahan at Breitbart.com explains:

The rally was killed under pressure from the CU’s Black Student Alliance, whose co-president Paris Ferribee said, “It’s not anyone that’s being affected telling the story, it’s only white people telling the story.”

The students who wanted to protest racism were also called racists by Ms. Ferribee, according to Boulder’s local media outlet, The Daily Camera:

“That’s a slap in the face and that’s practicing racism, whether they want to believe it or not,” Ferribee said. “They used their white privilege and oppressed voices and stifled voices that are experiencing this every day.”

The group that had planned the event were part of a CU course called “Whiteness Studies,” and to show their incredible remorse for their defiant act of “racism” (as in their protest against racism), they posted an apologetic note to their Facebook page.

On behalf of the Whiteness Studies class, we apologize to the Black student organizations and Black students on the CU campus. We realize that we acted impulsively and should have consulted with BSA, not taking into account their previous efforts. We acknowledge that we should have contacted BSA to see what they were already planning WITH regard to Mizzou. While we understand that this does not excuse our actions, we learned a lesson in proper allyship. We still hope to work with BSA to support YOUR efforts AND to stand in solidarity with Black students. We intend to follow BSA’s lead, and we have cancelled the rally that we planned for tomorrow. At this time, we intend to leave the event page up as a public forum to draw attention to issues of racism on this campus. This space was not intended to invoke racist comments, however these comments show exactly why we do need to address racism on this campus. If anyone would like this page to be taken down, please contact me. Once again, we sincerely apologize for any offense we have caused, and take full responsibility for our actions.

Yes, America, we have finally reached the point where liberals are being forced to apologize for being against racism. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I am reasonably certain that we have finally entered the Twilight Zone.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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