This story combines many Ethics Alarms themes of late: Georgetown University’s ethics corruption, progressive racial discrimination, woke hypocrisy, and, of course, The Great Stupid.
Georgetown’s Campus Ministry has scheduled to two events specifically for black students. First is an online “Black Hoya Meditation” tomorrow, advertised as a gathering “grounded in belonging and centered on healing and wellness.”
Isn’t “belonging” the opposite of “inclusion” when it is limited my color or group membership? “Healing” from what? Presumably from all the white supremacy-inflicted carnage. Or something“It is our hope that Black Hoyas who join this community feel uplifted and celebrated for their mere existence and their contributions to the Georgetown community and to the world. In this space, we invite Black Hoyas to show up in their full authenticity and vulnerability,” says the announcement. Unstated but obvious: we hope the white Hoyas who, like all whites, exploit that vulnerability won’t turn up and be skunks at the picnic.
Speaking of picnics, the Campus Ministry is also sponsoring “The Cookout” on April 9 and 10. The retreat is advertised as “by Black students for Black students.” The description of this segregated party states.:
The Cookout is an undergraduate retreat created for Black students by Black students to promote joy, inspire hope, and explore practices of self-love and care for Black students, drawing on the values and practices of Georgetown’s Ignatian heritage and other spiritual traditions. The Cookout acknowledges the marginalization Black students face in predominantly white institutions and aims to center Black experience, affirm the Blackness of all Black students, and facilitate a safe space for connection and reflection through bonding activities and talks by Black chaplains, faculty and staff. A cookout is a place for relaxation, laughter, and community—and we’re going to offer just that and more. So, to the Black students of Georgetown University: Welcome to The Cookout.”
And to the white students: You suck.
One does have to marvel at the Authentic Frontier Gibberish in the foregoing. Does “the Blackness of all Black students” really need affirmation in a cookout? I half expected this blather to end with “BlackBlackBlacketyBlackBlack!”
Though the “Campus Ministry” website states retreats are “accessible to students of all backgrounds,” the language belies that description. The weasel who responded to an inquiry wrote that this retreat “is intended to be an affinity space for Black students on campus, but all students are allowed to register.”
Oh. Then it’s “inclusive” after all! Those pesky white bigots are “allowed” to register, they just aren’t invited.
Source: College Fix