KU library pushes BLM propaganda on students
- The University of Kansas is encouraging its students to get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement by providing a pool of student resources on the topic in its campus library.
- The materials include reading lists, advice on how to be a white "ally," and an explanation of why BLM rejects the "all lives matter" slogan.
The University of Kansas is encouraging its students to get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement by providing a pool of student resources on the topic in its campus library.
The display, which is set up on a table near the front entrance of KU’s library, includes resources on how to “become an ally” and “stay up-to-date with the movement,” as well as a list of suggested readings related to the BLM movement.
For any white students who might wish to become an “ally,” the literature encourages them to “listen more, talk less” and “engage others who share your identity in conversations about privilege.”
Another sign advises students to “say their names” and compare them to a list of some of the more well-known African American men who have been shot by police officers this year.
Notably, that same display asserts that in the first six months of 2016, police officers have “killed 271 people of color.” Yet other sources including The Guardian, which maintains a comprehensive online listing of the data, put the number at around 170.
Another document touches on the question of whether “all lives matter,” rejecting the slogan as a misinterpretation of the BLM message, asserting that “‘Black Lives Matter’ does not mean other lives don’t matter,” but instead “simply affirms that people of color do matter” and are equal to their white compatriots.
“Second, ‘all lives matter’ dismisses the systemic racism and real violence experienced by people of color in the United States everyday [sic],” the flyer adds. “It’s a form of whitewashing—or erasing—the uncomfortable parts of the American experience.”
Many of the resources set out for students provide links to KU’s online “Social Justice Subject Guide,” which provides links to dozens of articles and books on the issue, including “Why you should stop saying ‘all lives matter’ explained in 9 different ways,” “White Supremacy Culture,” “Where White Privilege Came From,” “The White Problem,” and “How White People Got Made,” to name a few.
KU told Campus Reform that “this is one example of many information tables the team has provided to library patrons,” noting that the school has “a constant presence of information tables on all kinds of topics” at many different locations on campus.
This particular table, the school added, was “made available by the libraries’ Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Team.”
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