Back during the Jim Crow era of American history, "No Blacks Allowed" was not an uncommon sign to encounter when walking into businesses or public place.
Racial segregation was a serious issue back during the first half of the 20th century. If an anti-racism activist had, during that time period, hosting a "No Whites Allowed" event, that would have been a pretty edgy move; it would have made a statement that told America segregation was wrong and disgusting.
But it's not the Jim Crow era. The Civil Rights era happened a lot time ago and racial segregation at businesses and government buildings has been illegal for longer than any 21st century college student has been alive.
Apparently the geniuses at Wake Forest University in North Carolina didn't know about this giant chunk of American history.
Last week members of Wake Forest University’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America hosted a "No Whites Allowed" listening session event.
The event as exactly what it sounds like: student activists gathered together in a public space on campus to lecture a small crowd (and anyone unlucky enough to be walking by at the time) on the myth of white privilege.
The event was intended to promote "inclusivity" and the school administration 100% supported the concept.
Michele Gillespie, dean of the college, sent out a staff email on April 18th to say, "Dear faculty and staff colleagues, this is a reminder about our upcoming listening sessions on inclusion that I am holding for faculty and staff of color over the next several weeks."
But racial segregation doesn't promote inclusion; it does the exact opposite.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that “a coalition of students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest University demanded Monday that university officials immediately begin a zero-tolerance policy for white supremacy after several developments in recent months heightened concerns about racism on campus.”