March 20, 2015

Black student organization wants building renamed after convicted cop-killer, first woman on FBI's most wanted terror list

Rebel Staff

The Black Student Union at the University of California at Berkeley says Assata Shakur is an “icon of resistance within oppressed communities.”

According to Fox News, they are demanding the university rename Barrows Hall to 'Shakur Hall'.

Assata Shakur was convicted of killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1979. At the time of the shooting she belonged to the Black Liberation Army. She then escaped prison and fled to Cuba.

The FBI classifies her as a domestic terrorist. In 2013 she was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terror List.

“We want the renaming for someone -- Assata Shakur -- who we feel like represents us as black students. Black students on campus have a feeling of isolation, marginalization. We're at a crisis on campus,” Black Student Union spokesman Cori McGowens told Fox News.

Another student said that Shakur “represents black resilience in the face of state-sanctioned violence.”

The group is also demanding a meeting place strictly for black students, as well as black admissions staff, psychologists and advisers.

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commented 2015-03-22 05:42:57 -0400
That bitch Assata Shakur is in hiding in Cuba. She’s been there for years. I am not surprised that the blacks are trying to make her a hero. They have no respect for the law.
commented 2015-03-21 23:36:22 -0400
“The group is also demanding a meeting place strictly for black students, as well as black admissions staff, psychologists and advisers.” This very thing has been fought against for years; yet these black people want segregation back? What year is this again??
commented 2015-03-21 19:03:59 -0400
Entitlement spills over into absurdity as black students prepare for careers in stand up.
commented 2015-03-21 19:00:50 -0400
And the world continues to become more insane every day…..
commented 2015-03-21 16:19:19 -0400
Warren Wade said, “Everyone is equal. Break the law and face the consequences.” But Warren, that doesn’t give people of colour the favouritism they seek. Why would they want to lower themselves to the level of equality when being “oppressed” is so much more lucrative?
commented 2015-03-21 14:27:08 -0400
How about the Anders Breivik school of political science, part of the U of T? Let’s name a species of rose after Adolf Hitler? Or perhaps the Himmler Hall of modern art, downtown Montreal? I mean, aren’t the needs of nazis’ and their marginilization as important as those black students? I mean, if we live in a world where Iran can chair a UN committee on women’t rights, can an Idi Amin building as part of UNESCO be far behind?
commented 2015-03-21 11:35:06 -0400
I demand that the University of Toronto rename it’s student union building the ‘Karla Homolka Centre for Racial Intransigence’. Hmmm. Was it the ‘intransigence’ part that wasn’t liked?
commented 2015-03-21 09:43:00 -0400
We are having this race issue shoved down our throat each and every day. This week it was Starbucks in the States that decided to “bait” their customers into conversations about race with their “Race Together” promotion, which is just trying to establish “guilt” for past sins against minorities. Little Dick Durban stood up in the Senate and accused Republicans of putting the Attorney General Nominee Lorretta Lynch “to the back of the bus”. He failed to reveal that he had voted against the first Black woman nominee for Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, as well as voted against Janice Rogers Brown, an African-American judicial appointee of President George W. Bush.
Double standard and and hypocritical doesn’t adequately decribe this loathsome hack politician and the overall effort by the socialist Democrats to break down our civil society and culture. It’s going to get a lot worse before (or if ) it ever gets better. These so called universities are hot beds of anarchy and hate for all that a modern society stands for. Western culture is under attack from within as much as it is from ISIS and militant Islam. It is a very very scary world , and very few have become awakened to the realities of what is happening. God Help Us. Oh, DOn’t like my reference to “God”? Well I’m sorry it offended you and why don’t you just go do something to yourselves.
commented 2015-03-21 08:12:45 -0400
Blame Blame Blame and than do what was done before… segregate…
commented 2015-03-20 21:02:39 -0400
Mandela was not in favour of the ANC bombing campaign but was outflanked by radicals and by the intransigence of the South African government to compromise. I don’t see how his tactics were any different than those of liberation organizations we celebrate from WW2 who fought against a foreign occupation. Apparatus of the State were attacked and collaborators killed.
commented 2015-03-20 20:59:13 -0400
A lot of this can be understood by students being taught the “Web of Oppression” in the universities, which underlies the contemporary thrust of social policies among ‘progressives’ :
You are ipso facto an oppressor by virtue of where you appear on the web. Astoundingly, Muslims, shown located on the outer edge of the web, are considered as among the most severely oppressed!
commented 2015-03-20 20:18:46 -0400
All this proves is that the world is not suffering from shortage of stupid people!
commented 2015-03-20 18:09:58 -0400
Harvard can be called “Che’s School of Modern Thinking” and then the White House…of course…should be re-named the Black House. Make me feel all warm and fuzzy liberal.
commented 2015-03-20 17:32:31 -0400
George Patton. Mandela’s cause was a noble one. I don’t argue that. His tactics were that of a murdering terrorist. That is a matter of record.
commented 2015-03-20 16:55:48 -0400
Sorry George Dyer, please don’t compare opposing apartheid in one’s own country with killing cops in a free society. Maybe the real reason a school was named after him is because he did not slaughter apologists for apartheid like yourself when he was released. I support conservative values, but justifying Nazi-ideology with revisionist history needs to be challenged. I can’t wait for you to trot out the old chestnut of there being no inhabitants of the Cape region until white settlers got there – that is always good for a laugh or two.
commented 2015-03-20 16:18:25 -0400
This is like deja vu for me. For example, most of the younger folks I know have learned what they know about Nelson Mandela from other people. None of them experienced first-hand any of his actions or had any sense of awareness during his time as a murdering terrorist. A few years ago, in disbelief, I was shocked and surprised when the Toronto District School Board re-named a school after him. And now this.

I fear that I will still be shocked, but shouldn’t be surprised, when a generation or so from now the TDSB will try to name a school after Osama Bin Laden. I just wish that we would be a little bit more thoughtful and prudent when it comes to choosing who we put on a pedestal.
commented 2015-03-20 15:50:40 -0400
When I read the word “marginalized”, a flashback of Justin Trudeau chatting about the Boston bombing to Peter Mansbridge and trying to find an excuse for the terrorists by calling them “marginalized” had me shaking my head! Have Trudeau’s thoughts infiltrated university campuses in the USA?
commented 2015-03-20 15:14:34 -0400
If it was a White terrorist who killed a Black state trooper, then ran off to Cuba, and a group of White supremacists demanded the building be renamed, it would be called racist.

If it was a White group demanding a White only area on campus it would be called racist. Imagine the protests if anyone demanded a meeting place strictly for white students, as well as white admission staff, psychologists and advisers.

Nowadays, any group, so long as they aren’t “White” can make racist demands that they would be outraged if Whites would say or even think aloud. Its the leftist belief of privileged white society and compensating by what is essentially racist demands by minorities.

I don’t care if you are White, Black, Oriental, Native North American, or something in between. We should all treated the same without one group having more privileges than an other; otherwise it is racism, pure and simple.
commented 2015-03-20 14:28:48 -0400
Looks like it’s come full circle then. First they wanted assimilation and equality. Now they want isolation and recognition. Youthful ignorance must be bliss. Enough with the catering. Everyone is equal. Break the law and face the consequences. She’s a cop killer who deserves to pay her due, not have anything named after her. For all those people who want to line up behind a cop killer, line up and accept her fate with her. For the silent majority, wake up and stand up for your society or stand by foolishly as it crumbles around you.