[Ed. – Of course it does. Don’t nobody want to hear about YOUR oppression, candy-apple. When oppression pays, it’s all about MINE.]
This year’s University of California Students of Color Conference unproductively devolved into something of an “oppression Olympics” between different minority groups, prompting arguments between participants and ultimately leading to some canceled sessions at the annual event.
UCLA student Jacqueline Alvarez told The College Fix as much in a recent telephone interview, standing behind an op-ed she wrote in the Daily Bruin campus newspaper detailing the same.
She described the conference not only as an “oppression Olympics” but also “a safe space gone wrong” in her opinion article.
Ralph Washington, president of UC Student Association, which organized and hosted the conference, confirmed there were “tensions” at the mid-November gathering, and that its schedule was altered.