At first, I thought this was schtick. Like on of those videos where you ask people about Trump, but say it’s about Bernie or Obama (see College Students Hate Trump’s First 100 Days. Except They’re Really Obama’s… and College Students Hate Trump’s First 100 Days. Except They’re Really Obama’s…). But apparently, this is a real policy at Brown University. Grad students can self identify as whatever race they feel like. Though the university won’t explain how or why.
Maybe Brown students have a better idea?
The move comes at a time when the role of race in college admissions has been highlighted in the national conversation, with President Trump repeatedly poking fun at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) claims of Native American ancestry by repeatedly employing the nickname “Pocahontas.”
What do students themselves think of the policy? Is it helpful in giving students the opportunity to express themselves? Or does it set a dangerous precedent where students are better able to claim false identities for their own advantage?
Remember growing up, when going to an IVY League school was something to aspire to? Having your name on a degree from Harvard or Brown really meant something. Only the best of the best (or those with copious amounts of greenbacks) got to go. It was what every parent wanted for their tiny tot. Not anymore.
Transracialism is the new front in identity politics. If you think you’re a Filipino? Simply change your name to “Ja Du” and cruise around in a “Tuk Tuk.” Wanna be an Afro-American? Get a perm and a heavy tan.
Only a leftist moron would think you can change your race by donning a costume and signing a dotted line. Yet, they still wonder why people say college is for idiots.