Friday, October 28, 2016


So what does one say about this protest by students at the University of California at Berkeley?

A group of the students want safe spaces set aside permanently for a variety of groups that they say need them. In order to bring attention to their point, they blocked a gate that is apparently part of a high-traffic walkway on campus. People of color were allowed to pass through, while white people were not.

Left unanswered are, 1) What about the white people participating in the protest? Did they block themselves from going through the gate until the protest was over? And 2), How was the determination of whiteness made? Were Pantone color swatches used, or were people of color required to submit genealogies that demonstrated their non-white status?

Not in question: Wherever he resides in eternity, Bull Connor is laughing.

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