No, I am not making this up (although I took some liberties with the headline). Invitations to a diversity “happy hour” at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington made clear that
people of whiteness were not welcome. As one of the organizers said:
That space is not for white people. That space is for people of color.
Translation: “You crackers stay away so we can be diverse.”
Now, to its credit, the college cancelled the event and apologized.
But we are past 1984 now. “Tolerance” means intolerance towards those who disagree with political correctness. “Diversity” means excluding Mr. Whitey and putting him in his place.
But, heck, I don’t like crackers either.