Mike Adams

Dear African American Center:

Season’s greetings! I wanted to write to you today to share a heartwarming story that will help kick off your annual celebration of Kwanza. It involves a young woman of color who recently finished one of my classes in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. She told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the course and was glad she did not drop it as she was advised to do. Sadly, the people who advised her to drop the class were supporters of the campus African American Center. You are doing a fine job of instilling the values of racial separatism in the hearts of this new generation of students. Never has a generation of minority students had so much social opportunity and so little desire to mingle with the rest of society.

You will recall last year when I wrote an article suggesting that numerous “centers” on our campus should be shut down in order to alleviate our growing financial problems. One of the many centers was the African American Center. Black segregationists – both students and former students - took to the local media to decry my opposition to racial segregation. Fortunately for me, after the controversy hit the local media, polling data showed that my ideas received widespread support among taxpayers. That is the way it always plays out. The divisive diversophiles run to the media calling people like me “extreme.” Then the polls show that it is the university’s segregationist diversity plan that is considered extreme.

Here in the South, we have come a long way. Segregation is dead nearly everywhere except on our college campuses, which are run by liberals from the North. Accusations of racism are usually only leveled at those who push for equality and mixing of the races. If my fifth cousin Theodore Gilmore Bilbo were alive today, he would be a college administrator. He would certainly still be a registered Democrat. He would also support the African American Center’s preference for racial separatism.

In the final analysis, the smear campaign that was launched against those who would dare to oppose African American Centers in general was harmful to your African American Center in particular. That harm manifested itself in at least three distinct ways:


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.