TRIGGER WARNING: In which I ridicule the students at The New School.
For John, BLUF: This is in a school where the Professors probably believe there is no such thing as objective truth. Nothing to see here; just move along.
I always thought POC was Point of Contact, the person who was responsible for some specific thing, the one you reached out to. Now it turns out to also mean "People of Color" and perhaps they don't wish you to reach out to them.
From PJ Media, by Mr tom Knighton, 6 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus three:
I can't help but wonder what the people who fought through the Civil Rights era think about the effort by some students at The New School in New York City to create a "POC-only" safe space:Maybe the author is a tad over the top, but he has a point. Separating the races may not be the way to build a color blind society.
It seems these students need a space away from the "the pressures of white supremacy."
I seriously doubt these students encounter anything close to actual white supremacy. Unless that is, the liberal bastion of New York City is more racist than it pretends to be. I'll admit that such a thing is possible.
Creating segregated barriers in an effort to do ... well, whatever the hell it's supposed to do won't work the way they want. If they persist, and if "white supremacy" is as prevalent as they like to argue, they're simply playing into those white supremacists' hands. The Klan loves the idea of black people shut away from the rest of the world. They love the idea of "POC Only" spaces. They really don't want whites and minorities to intermingle, so by bringing back segregation, these students are doing actual white supremacists a favor.
However, his crack about New York City may not be all wrong. And, given the trajectory of The New School over the years, this may just be schadenfreude.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff