'Flagrant' Left-Wing Activism Hijacks Black History Month

Thank God that Black History Month is the shortest month of the year, for only God knows what a leftist would do if he had an extra three days to work with.

Instead of leading positive discussions about the accomplishments that blacks have made over the decades in business, education, government, and science, colleges invited speakers who enjoy lashing out angrily against white people, accuse Jesus Christ of being a socialist, and who rattle on and on about reparations for slavery.

Not only do the below instances of speaker choice highlight, once again, that black conservatives are consciously excluded from the halls of academia, but these examples also illustrate the most flagrant instances of left-wing activism’s hijacking of an entire month. A more extensive profile can be found here.

  • In what has to be the most egregiously biased commemoration of Black History Month, the University of New Mexico allotted the entire month to celebrate the Black Panthers’ 40th Anniversary. The Black Panthers, responsible for much violence and many murders, were represented on stage by Elaine Brown, whose idea of helping poor minorities is "through redistribution of massive revenues."
  • Going the direction of conspiracy kook, Tennessee State brought Dick Gregory, who claims that the CIA knowingly allowed minority neighborhoods in Los Angeles to be flooded with crack cocaine. Gregory believes that "the major white media continue to ignore the possibility that the CIA knew the Nicaraguans were raising money by selling drugs in black communities."
  • University of Maryland’s Protest and Revolution in the Black Community: Where Do We Go From Here? featured rapper M-1 of the group Dead Prez. M-1 refers to America as "Amerikkka" and believes in a "conscious world wide struggle with decisive victory won in the area of defeating capitalism and imperialism which is our main enemy." "Where I’m coming from," says M-1, "the critical part of revolutionary struggle is concerned with taking power out of the hands of people [whites] who stole it from us from all these years and returning back those resources."
  • Brown University landed Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP, to address the campus community. Bond believes that conservatives’ "idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side."
  • Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp led discussions at Notre Dame on the 1955 brutal murder of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old black boy living in Mississippi. The lecture comes across as innocuous until Beauchamp exploits it by saying that Till’s brutal murder is "going to help with reparations, it’s going to help with affirmative action, [and] it’s going to help with other civil rights cases that need to be reopened."
  • UCLA brought author Randall Robinson to campus. Robinson is famous for saying that "Whites don’t give a sh-t what we [blacks] think. Never did. Never will" and that whites are "little more than upper primates." Robinson authored the book, The Debt, a slavery reparations manifesto.
  • Stanford University brought the rapper and founder of the hip-hop label Public Enemy, Chuck D, to campus. In addition to serving as spokesman for left-wing organizations such as Rock the Vote and the National Urban League, Chuck’s EnemeyBoard on the Public Enemy’s website has called the Bush Administration a "wolf in sheeps [sic] clothing," posited that the Patriot Act "overrides our Constitution," contends that Jesus Christ came to violently overthrow capitalists, and refers to Justice Thomas as "Clarence ‘Uncle’ Thomas."
  • Columbia University invited Tricia Rose to address its student body. Rose states on her website that "many whites do not see (some refuse to see) that whiteness carries multiple kinds of privileges" and that "white racial advantage and privilege" are alive today.
  • Northwestern University brought bell hooks (lower case, her’s), a self-identified feminist, who told the Third World Viewpoint that she is "concerned that there are not more Black women deeply committed to anti-capitalist politics." She also admitted that Marxism "is very crucial to educating ourselves for political consciousness."
  • Smith College brought in Tim Wise. Wise likes to belch about white privilege in the United States and serves as director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE). He wrote White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son.
  • Georgetown University went the direction of a poetic racist. Sonia Sanchez discussed her vision of America. She’s famous for penning "right on: white America," a tear-jerker about America once being "a pioneer land" eliminated by the intolerance of all those that it saw different. Sanchez writes that "there ain’t no mo indians, no mo real white all American bad guys." Sanchez believes that black people need to "check out," for the guns and shells are ready to destroy them.
  • It’s distressing that the only reflection on men such as Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver happens in elementary school, rarely ever in higher education. So much so, that today’s college students remember Washington and Carver as "some black guys," not as two pioneering individuals who defied racism—when racism was at its peak — to become two of America’s greatest educators and scientists. That these men, and the multiplicity of others like them, are not studied and modeled during Black History Month demonstrates the Left’s commitment to chewing the same old black sheep cud.

Even before the creation of Black History Month, Booker T. Washington called out the Julian Bonds, Chuck Ds, Dick Gregorys, Jesse Jacksons, and the entire academic establishment of his era when he wrote, "There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs."

Preach it, brother Washington. Preach it.