A New Graduate Wonders About Her Commencement Day
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From: Name Withheld
I graduated from Santa Monica
College with my AA degree on June 12, the day before
yesterday. Our speaker was William H Gray III,
President of United Negro College Fund. He
informed us that minorities will be 50% of the U.S.
population within 50 years and that the "good old
days are gone when discrimination reigned, days that
were neither good nor old." He informed us
that "we had all better start liking collard greens and
jalapeno peppers". My husband (who is a legal
immigrant from the Philippines) was even offended by
this address. Rather than focus on positives and
opportunity, it was a negative political hack job that
seemed to be saying "you whites are going down
and we minorities can hardly wait to lord it over
you." I don`t even think Mr. Gray realized
how radical he sounded; I`m sure he had toned his
rhetoric down substantially for this occasion. I
was one of the only European-American citizens there; the
majority of graduates were Hispanic, black, and Asian.
Other events of note are
that the president of our student body, from Pakistan,
opened with a quote from Mohammed. Of course,
there was no mention of Christianity or Jesus at all.
The president of the college, Piedad Robertson (from
Cuba) talked about outstanding students (all black,
Hispanic; no whites.) She still has
an accent, pronouncing many words with a long "eeee"
sound, and cannot pronounce the letter "z".
The word "organization" becomes "organisation"
and so forth.
The whole event was rather
depressing, and a portent of things to come.
VDARE wishes this reader
all the best with her career (and political future)
and notes encouragingly that what public policy has
made, it can also unmake. Commentary circa 1960
viewed as inevitable the hollowing-out of ethnic
neighborhoods, and the collapse of ethnic politics.
They were actually just the consequence of the
immigration pause legislated forty years earlier.
June 19, 2001