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Ethnic Studies students publicly call White and Wong

Flanked by “Where’s White?” posters, students gathered onstage in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday to confront CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, who cancelled his visit to SF State without explanation. White was to address the financial issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies.

“Today, Chancellor White was scheduled to visit our campus, but his visit and his intentions have been obscured,” said a student at the rally who wished to remain anonymous. “Therefore, we are calling President Wong and Chancellor White to ask them what does Ethnics Studies mean to them, and how are they going to protect it, and how are they going to protect our education.”

The group gathered on stage in front of a small but cheering crowd of about 15 students as they made calls to White and Wong over the loudspeaker.

“Let’s all give them a call,” said the speaker after attempts to contact White and Wong directly were unsuccessful. “I propose that we blitz and leave tons of messages demanding why they don’t care about our education.”

None of the students on the stage gave their name or the name of the organization they were with to Golden Gate Xpress.

SF State students who refuse to give their names or organization protest the cancellation of CSU chancellor White's campaign visit Tuesday, Apr. 5. (Kelsey Lannin / Xpress)
SF State students who refuse to give their names or organization protest the cancellation of CSU chancellor White’s campaign visit Tuesday, Apr. 5. (Kelsey Lannin / Xpress)

Organizers looped the song “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” by YG and Nipsey Hussle over the loudspeaker from the stage, eliciting scorn from some students tabling nearby.

Peter Sobrino, vice president of Young Americans for Liberty, said he made a complaint about the music to the student activities and events coordinators.

“There’s time and effort that goes into getting these spaces, and I think it’s unfair that (the students on the stage) are disrupting not only the Young Republicans, because they have the right to free speech, but also ours, the fraternity over here, and other groups,” said Sobrino, who noted that the organizers had pointed the speakers toward the Young Republicans, who have voiced support for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“It was successful, in that we raised a little bit of awareness and that we at least got a response from them to know that they currently don’t have a set date,” said O’Neal Stidum, 20, a criminal justice major who came to the event in support of the College of Ethnic Studies.

White’s office confirmed that White will be visiting SF State, but didn’t provide a reason for the cancellation or a new visitation date.

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    kizmet paradigmApr 13, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Oooh ethnic studies that will get you a he prime drive thru spot at McDonald’s and a lifetime living off whites income taxes…useless eaters.

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    Teddy EdwardsApr 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    As nearly everyone understands by now, ethnic studies programs amount to government-funded racial polarization.

    One brave teacher described the ethnic studies program he was part of: “The basic theme of the curriculum was that Mexican-Americans were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of middle and upper-class whites.”

    Legitimate educational subjects have been pushed aside in favor of ethnic separatism. So much for assimilation, so much for educational standards.

    After reading that an American school district is making ethnic resentment a mandatory course, I’m left to wonder how any conservative, libertarian, etc. is going to reach those young people to counterbalance the teaching of minority racial group pride and pro-government “social justice.” There might not be any feasible counterbalance. The likelihood is that ethnic studies programs will produce droves of activists bitter toward American society while educationally impairing the children who must unnecessarily suffer through the indoctrination.

    No healthy culture should need schools to transmit ethnic pride or ethnic history. No government committed to racial harmony would allow schools to be used in such a manner. Indeed, ethnic studies programs are teaching more than simply an ethnic culture. These programs are the early wedge for Critical Race Theory (CRT), which is a cult of anti-white resentment.

    The late Derrick Bell, a law professor with close ties to the president, founded CRT. As Bell asserted, the unifying theme of CRT is “that racial subordination maintains and perpetuates the American social order”. Kimberle Crenshaw, a law professor and co-founder of the dogma, claims, “[T]he social experience of race creates both a primary group identity as well as a shared sense of being under collective assault”. CRT treats Hispanics as sanctified “People of Color,” and there is even a branch of CRT called “Latina/o Critical Theory” or “LatCrit.”

    The ethnic studies programs directed toward Hispanics teach that “the Southwestern United States was taken from Mexicans because of the insatiable greed of the Yankee who acquired his values from the corrupted ethos of Western civilization.”

    If they weren’t bitter already, they will be after “learning” that myth. After all, we “stole” the southwest from Mexico. That won’t go over well among Americans who consider themselves Mexican. Some indoctrinated California students were so incensed by American patriotism that they made it unsafe to display the American flag on Cinco de Mayo.

    Now, imagine any form of pandering you can think of – the biggest teddy bear ever made. No amount of pandering can bring radicalized, embittered young people into the conservative fold, especially not when they believe that their racial group loyalty demands allegiance to one political party.

    So we watch our curriculum being dumbed down on top of being radicalized. There are a few potential consequences of removing rigorous coursework like geography, etc. First, those students affected by the new requirement will gravitate even more toward humanities majors. As a result, they will earn less, and unequal outcomes for Hispanics will inevitably ensue. It is not speculation to say that those inequalities will be deemed “society’s” fault. Ethnic studies professors will do that, just to explain away reality and to keep their jobs. And we all know whom “society” refers to.

    Those students tutored in ethnic studies programs will turn to an aggressively redistributive state. The better-educated will turn to the state out of a sense of “authentic” group identity and racial loyalty. For their part, the low-wage, poorly educated segment will turn to the state because they lack what they feel entitled to. This tangle of immigration pathology is completely predictable.

    How anyone could be satisfied with current levels of immigration is beyond comprehension. The largest group of immigrants are not social conservatives, and they’re not the biggest fans of capitalism.

    Today’s immigrants enter a society where assimilation is decimated. Thanks to ethnic studies programs and the students who support them.

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    andy 123Apr 8, 2016 at 10:27 am

    15 people??? And, the party is over. You don’t have to go home, but ya can’t stay here. Job apps are accepted at McDonalds every Tuesday.

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