August 08, 2016

Dean of Diversity accused of promoting racial segregation for wanting special session for “students of color”

StaffRebel Columnist

Cheryl Chatman, Executive Vice President and Dean of Diversity Affairs at Concordia University sent out a letter to the upcoming freshman class in which “students of color” were asked to attend a special meeting.

As reported by Campus Reform, the letter said “In an effort to help new students of color feel more adjusted and connected to the university, a pre-orientation session will be held on Saturday, August 27th from 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. in the music band room.”

It went on to say that, “All new students of color are expected to attend this meeting.”

Chatman adds that the purpose of the meeting is to introduce “students of color” to resources and organizations available “to ensure your involvement, satisfaction, and success”.

One student didn't take kindly to the letter and voiced her disapproval on Facebook and resulted in over 700 shares.

Jeanine Flowers wrote, “So I received this letter in the mail today. I had to reread, wipe my eyes and have someone else to read this to make sure I was reading this correctly. This letter has made me rethink my educational institute. I supposed to start school on the 29th, but I will have to apply elsewhere. Really! I am so disappointed and I would not attend such a meeting. FB, would you be offended?”

As a result, Chatman sent out a second letter explaining how the same notice is sent out every year and is done “in the hopes of getting students to attend something that may change their entire college experience”.

“Clearly our excitement to ensure that our students realized the importance of this meeting may have been interpreted as required or mandatory instead of warm and welcoming,” she conceded. She did, however add that “we can adjust this for the future.”

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commented 2016-08-09 20:52:07 -0400
Rebel misleading story. The words clubs and September. Should be the first clue rebel news has no idea in the basics of a story.
commented 2016-08-09 09:38:25 -0400
Definition of white: the presence of all colours.

Definition of black: the absence of colour.

Good old Concordia, aka Con U. In the early 1970s the joke at McGill was “Flush twice. Its a long way to Concordia”, though the creep has now entered McGill, too.

By the mid 1970s, Concordia was becoming nicknamed “Little Beirut.”

If this expectation of all black students attending a meeting to orient them to black services and such, what about the other students? Aren’t the Chinese, Korean, Philippine and Japanese students equally valid? What about the white students, who make up the majority (well, it is Con U, and it does like having a good deal of non-white and foreign students)? Why not have Buddhist, Shinto, Jewish, Christian, Druid, Wiccan and gay meetings to understand what services are directed and created for them?

For the Jews of Con U, perhaps a meeting explaining how foreign students, Politically Correct students, French Quebec students and the large Muslim student body will insult and discriminate against them. Its been a long history of this at Con U. An orientation meeting all Jewish students be instructed to attend? How about that for next year? Or would that be too diverse as Jews can be white, black and yellow skinned people. Now Con U wouldn’t want a colourful group attend a meeting together, or would it?

Why not simply have all-student orientation meetings and not segregated by race? Isn’t university supposed to be a mixing pot of ideas and people?

Oops! It appears that only one race gets such a meeting. Is it because they need special protection and care? That would mean that all other students don’t matter. Secondary. They can fend for themselves.

Concordia has almost always been Politically Correct, dating back to its Sir George Williams University days. When it amalgamated with Loyola College of Montreal it could have kept the Sir George name but instead went with Concordia (once a name for Montreal). Again, Politically Correct. Ergo, not exactly a place for free thought and open learning.
commented 2016-08-08 23:27:22 -0400
White is a colour – so all whites are people of colour.
commented 2016-08-08 22:24:41 -0400
I’m not ashamed of being white! They make it sound like we have a choice. Only the God of Israel, the creator of all things gets to decide the colour that I wear. They want the psychotics to start attacking white people, because they are jealous that we have raised the standard of living for everyone, including the jealous racists, who need someone to blame for their miserable lives of envy!
commented 2016-08-08 20:17:56 -0400
Why do we have to be ashamed of being white? Didn’t the blacks, whites, browns, reds and yellows have the same chances to invent things that help us out in life?
In the 1980’s when the Japanese were making the best widgets, and taking over the world, I don’t remember white people crying and saying its an unfair playing field., so lets punish the Japs. No , we loved their great cars, TVs, etc. ,and we rewarded the Japanese by buying their products.
Its about time we insist that our taxpayers subsidised Universities start teaching what they are paid to teach, like skills on how to get a job and quit stirring up race problems.
commented 2016-08-08 19:23:02 -0400
University is crap.
commented 2016-08-08 15:56:59 -0400
Paul Maurice, a person of non-color is very rare, but they do exist in the world of science fiction. They have wrap their head in bandages and wear dark glasses in order to be seen. (I’m sure you’ve watched “The Invisible Man”)
commented 2016-08-08 15:50:04 -0400
I’m mauve, especially when I’m choking on something. “I’m offended, therefore I AM!” It’s a stupid letter, but if you want to avoid stupidity, you’re going to have to leave this planet. And even then, you’ll be stuck with yourself, and, yes, we all do stupid things on occasion. Suck it up! It isn’t the end of the World. You’ll survive, Jeanine Flowers.
commented 2016-08-08 15:37:25 -0400
Students of colour to feel more welcomed?
Are you sure this letter didn’t go out in the 1950’s?
commented 2016-08-08 15:28:34 -0400
Is there such a thing as a person of femaleness? Is there such a thing as a person of maleness?
Is there such a thing as a person of childness? Is there such a thing as a person of adultness?
Is there such a thing as a person of tallness? Is there such a thing as a person of shortness?
Well, you get my REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM point. (I hope.)
I once heard a leftist liberal refer to a black guy from Kenya as an “African American”. I think I prefer the simple directness of negro (when it was once used) or even black or even, for that matter, nigger (used in a friendly or affection way). Person of colour? Hahahahahaha!
commented 2016-08-08 15:19:41 -0400
What is a person of colour? Is such a person the opposite of a person of non-colour? Which leads to the question: What is a person of non-colour? Is such a person the opposite of a person of colour?
commented 2016-08-08 14:42:23 -0400
Oh my. Jumbo Jay is going to froth all over this one. I can’t wait to see what kind of puke he can spread over this and turn it into a big victory for the diversity and multicult fan club. Jay, make sure to include your usual poke at those nasty white bigots at The Rebel.
commented 2016-08-08 14:40:25 -0400
Does she think ‘students of colour’ are more stupid or less able than others?
Sounds like she does.
commented 2016-08-08 14:39:00 -0400
I’m white, but I identify as colored – colored white.

See you there bitch!!!