If this article comes across as racist, it’s not intended to be that way, but it’s hard to criticize a specific group of people without being taken wrong.
I am sick and tired of people groups, whether black, illegal Hispanics, American Indian, Cuban, homosexuals or whatever demanding preferential treatment just because of who they are and what they feel they are entitled to. Gays demand special dispensation from everyone because of their perverted lifestyle. Illegals demand the same rights as citizens when they are nothing more than criminals who violated our federal laws. American Indians demand preferential treatment because they were here first, but they fail to realize that they were a conquered people years ago. Now Cuban immigrants are starting to ask for special treatment because of how they were so mistreated by the Cuban government.
Many black groups have been demanding special treatment because of what happened to them over a hundred and fifty years ago. Others believe that because they have a black man (they forget he’s half white) living in the White House that they can get away with almost anything. They believe that they can break the law and when they resist arrest that the police shouldn’t be allowed to subdue or defend themselves.
Black students at Harvard Law School and Columbia University wanted to have their finals postponed to a later date because of all of the racial turmoil.
Now a group of black students at Oberlin College, about half way between Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio, deserve to automatically pass all of their classes this semester because of what happened to Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Several thousand students at Oberlin signed a petition reading:
“I would really like to see the normal grading system suspended for this semester and replaced with a no-fail mercy period. Administrators should require professors to exercise complete flexibility in what students are saying they can produce academically.”
“Require that every professor listen to what their students are saying and if that means rather than writing a paper students instead meet with their professor to simply discuss in groups their paper topics or if tests are taken collectively with professors there are ways to make sure we are learning what we are supposed to be learning in ways that are not so taxing in times like this.”
“Students in this moment should have complete access to alternative modes of learning while we process what’s happening. Basically, no student especially black students and students of color should be failing a class this semester. A ‘C’ should be the lowest grade students can receive this semester. Professors should be required to work with students, who would otherwise be at risk of failing, to create alternate means of accessing knowledge.”
First of all, what does any of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner situations have to do with them? They weren’t involved and in fact, they’re hundreds of miles away from Ferguson and New York. What makes them so incapable of doing their school work other than being lazy and looking for someone else to blame it on?
Hey Oberlin students, wake up and smell the real world. There are always going to be turmoil and tragedy in all of our lives. There are going to be social strife because we are all sinners living amongst a world full of other sinners. You have to learn to deal with it and move on in your life and take responsibility for your own actions.
It’s not Michael Brown’s or Eric Garner’s or Darren Wilson’s fault that you are failing your classes. It’s your own lazy fault for not applying yourself to what you should be doing.
Let me ask you this: If an issue like makes you incapable of passing a college course, then what are you going to do when you get out into the real world and have to work for a living? Are you going to tell your boss that you just can’t be a productive employee because of something else going on in other parts of the country that you have no control over and no part of just because you’re black? And by the way, Mr. Employer, I demand that you don’t dock my pay or fire me for not doing my job because it’s someone else’s fault I can’t work, I’m black.
That’s just not going to happen and you need to get over it. If you want to take a stand and make a difference, then rise above the racial hatred and make something of yourself and your life. Stop hating people because of the color of their skin and work to make America a better place and stop using this racial rhetoric to excuse your own laziness.