Points to Ponder LXVIII

Here’s the story:

‘Brown Pride’: University of California at Los Angeles Gives $100,000 to Racist Group

A student group espousing anti-American separatist views at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) received $100,000 in funding from the college administration last year, reveals an internal budget obtained by Campus Reform.[…]

The budget documents acquired by Campus Reform, reveals that UCLA allocated $101,012.48 to the MEChA chapter for the 2011-2012 school year out of roughly $600,000 “retention fund” which is derived out of student fees. […]

In March of 1969, at Denver, Colorado the Crusade for Justice organized the National Chicano Youth Conference that drafted the basic premises for the Chicana/Chicano Movement in El Plan de Aztlán (EPA). A synopsis of El Plan stipulates: 1) We are Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán reclaiming the land of our birth (Chicana/Chicano Nation); 2) Aztlán belongs to indigenous people, who are sovereign and not subject to a foreign culture; 3) We are a union of free pueblos forming a bronze (Chicana/Chicano) Nation; 4) Chicano nationalism, as the key to mobilization and organization, is the common denominator to bring consensus to the Chicana/Chicano Movement; 5) Cultural values strengthen our identity as La Familia de La Raza; and 6) EPA, as a basic plan of Chicana/Chicano liberation, sought the formation of an independent national political party that would represent the sentiments of the Chicana/Chicano community.

My question:

How do you suppose this would have played out if UCLA had given $100K to a white separatist/supremacy movement?

My comment(s):

This is how you can generally find the principles in question concerning such issue: by simply turning the situation around and asking how it would play out in the other direction.  If you know it would meet with push back in that other direction, then the issue at hand – in this case, money to a “brown people” organization – is just as wrong and so are the people donating/supporting it.

This story is about how to divide a society – not unite it: about how to destroy – not build up.

 

CASE IN POINT:

Imagine this story read “Bush creating white American education office”

Obama creating African-American education office

One thought on “Points to Ponder LXVIII

  1. “……How do you suppose this would have played out if UCLA had given $100K to a white separatist/supremacy movement?”

    if that were even possible then the article would not need to be written.

    cheers

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