We have another episode of social justice warrior theater at your usual hub of progressivism, the University of California, Berkeley. The gripe of the day: no safe spaces for transgendered students. Lukas Mikelionis of Heat Street wrote that these students also wanted safe spaces for people of color, which already exist on campus.
The protest began on October 21, when students formed a human wall across Sather Gate, harassing white students, and blocking traffic. White students were barred from passing the blockade, but students of color were allowed to get through unmolested:
In video of the protest, the so-called anti-racism protesters were seen denying passage across the bridge to white students — shouting “go around” — while happily allowing students of color to pass through.
After blocking the bridge, the protesting students moved towards the front of campus to occupy the front of the student store, because they felt it interfered with their “safe spaces”.
A notice of eviction is seen being put on the building by students claiming “You are hereby notified by the students of the University of California, Berkeley to vacate the premises immediately. University administration wrongly allocated this two-story facility to a third-party corporations, keeping in line with its intensifying legacy of prioritizing financial profit over student needs.”
First of all, it seems to be pretty racist to allow people of color to pass, but not whites—who in this cesspool of progressivism probably agree with your agenda (which is insane). Second, shouldn’t these kids be in class? Third, welcome to Hillary Clinton’s America.
There are no safe spaces in the world. Yes, most things are run with profit in mind. That’s how institutions stay in business unless you’re a non-profit, but UC Berkeley isn’t a non-profit institution. Kids; things cost money. But most importantly it’s a rather ugly insight into the neo-segregationist vein that’s sweeping the Left, disguised as a movement aimed at helping people of color…by isolating them. It’s a wholly illiberal philosophy, but hopefully these kids will learn that once harsh reality hits them like a brick to the face.