If there is one thing Barack Obama succeeded at during his presidency, it was dividing Americans by race, especially college students. During Obama’s presidency, we saw white and black students aggressively taking over college campuses, making demands for safe spaces for people of color. We saw black students marching through campus libraries and local restaurants with bullhorns, shouting out explitives at white students and demanding that all students join them in their fight against law enforcement, who they claimed unfairly targeted black communities. We saw black students refuse to room with white students on campus, and racist, anti-white apparel being sold by black college students online.
Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison sold sweatshirts promoting violence against police officers and classifying all white people as racists.
“Racism,” claims one hoodie’s page, “is a set of systematic, institutional, cultural, and epistemological (although not limited to said forms) structures that inherently empowers white folk and in turn disempowers people of color. This power dictates who lives, have housing, access to education/healthcare etc. Racism has little to do with hatred and mostly to do with who has power.”
“White folk or those who see themselves as white are given said power inherently regardless of socioeconomic class, education etc. This is why white men created race in the first place—to maintain power. Racism gave birth to the idea of race. This is a [sic] oversimplified definition,” the description continues.
In February 2017, a group at Howard University demanded that President Donald Trump be banned from all campus buildings and any contact between Trump and the school administration disclosed.
A group called the Associated Students of Madison demanded that the University of Wisconsin-Madison offer free tuition and housing to all black students, including former inmates, adding that consideration of ACT and SAT scores in applications restricts opportunities for the poor and thus upholds white supremacy.
The repercussions of Barack and Michelle Obama’s attempts at dividing America and placing a target on the backs of law enforcement officers, can sadly, still be seen today, as black students openly advocate for segregation on college campuses.
“Public service announcement!” she begins.
“Excuse me! If you all didn’t know, this is the MSC. And frankly there’s just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color.
So just be really cognizant of the space you’re taking up, because it does make some of us POC’s (People of Color) uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here.
It’s only been open for 4 days, and frankly, there’s the whole university for a lot of y’all to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us.
Woke: let’s start a multicultural student center to celebrate diversity!
Broke: only POC are allowed tho pic.twitter.com/8TUT16PbhH
— YAF (@yaf) February 12, 2020
Does this young college student really want segregation brought back to college campuses and public spaces? Isn’t that exactly what she’s attempting to enforce here?
Thank you Barack and Michelle, for creating so much division where there was none before!