At one time segregation was a dirty word. Nowadays it’s back in vogue under thinly disguised names like “affinity housing,” a euphemism for segregation now popular on college campuses throughout the country, many of which feature “black-only” dorm options. In 2018, Harvard University managed to turn the clock back 64 years by permitting black students at Harvard to hold their own graduation ceremony.
How surprising is it, therefore, that CHOP, the most “with it” place on planet Earth, has now established “black-only” areas. The rules on entering are rigidly enforced, as the video that follows demonstrates. In it, we here the voice of a young man who inquires whether he can “get a pass” to enter a black-only zone on the grounds that he is half-Italian and half-Colombian. The response is a keeper:
Well, this space is right now held for just blacks. … If you have black ancestry or if you have experienced oppression because you are black you can enter this space.
It sounds as though the young CHOPette who explains the policy may have worked in a previous life in an amusement park, where her job was to enforce rules such as “To ride, you have to be as tall as Mickey.”
The name Black Lives Matter might gives the impression that blacks are still striving for equality, but this little immorality play suggests we’re way past the struggle for equal treatment under the law. (RELATED: Chick-fil-A CEO suggests white people atone for racism by shining shoes of black people)