This is bananas!!! (Can I even say that, anymore?)
But according to the University newspaper, only people-of-color can use the restaurant called “The Bridge” on the American University campus in Washington, DC, as a sanctuary. (Whatever that means.)
And only “people-of-color” get an extension for finals and other tests.
Segregation, with no separate but equal accommodation for non-people-of-color.
But no one – of color or without color – could come or go from parking.
And we all get to read this:
“”“Do I not pay? Do I not pay for tuition?” junior Romayit Cherinet said to the crowd. “Do I come here and try as best as possible to ignore these racist ass white people? To ignore the microaggressions every single day?”””
If that’s not “hate speech,” what is? If nothing else, where’s the cultural sensitivity?
The American University Administration, the sorority, and the new Student Body President, Ms Dumpson should have treated the bananas on a string as satire, bad satire at that, since it’s pretty much an insider joke: Most people would not associate bananas with racism, but back in September, a Black student getting ready for a protest said a banana was thrown at her. Another Black student found a banana outside her dorm room.
As to the FBI showing up (and the Administration live-streaming hints on cyber-security), when a tweet suggested that followers “troll” Ms. Dumpson… Where were they when people physically blocked access to the garage and trolled – and encouraged others to troll – the Provost by chanting, “Call Kerwin?”
Oh, yeah. They were caving.
FBI response to bananas on a string and encouraging others to “troll”? Grow up people!