(TheRedAlertNews.com) – An art club at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has excluded white students. This development has led other student organizations to adopt the same racial discrimination approach.
The UNC Chapel Hill art club, which excludes white students because of their race, was started this academic year and is called “Earthtones,” The College Fix reported.
“I think the idea of Earthtones is just to celebrate the brown people in our community and just pay homage to the beautiful color spectrum we create,” explained club member Eliyambuya Baker in an interview with The Daily Tar Heel, the campus newspaper.
At the same time, a registration form for the “no whites allowed” art club claims that it is “free from tokenization, filtering, or exploitation.”
“[The club is] an atmosphere that cultivates a community free from tokenization, filtering, or exploitation. We’re creating a living, breathing, network of artists of color to explore creative expression and learn from each other,” the Google sign-up form reads.
The report pointed out that the Earthtones art club inspired other groups on the UNC Chapel Hill campus to exclude white students.
“Inspired by the organization, [executive member Ye-Bon] Hong, a dramatic arts major, eventually wants to start her own theater company consisting entirely of people of color,” reported The Daily Tar Heel.
Another member of Earththones, Lucienne Boileve, said the group was a “safe space” for “artists of color.”
“While the organization is one of several art-centric clubs at UNC, Boileve said that it is difficult to express oneself as a person of color in other clubs or spaces that are predominantly white,” the paper reported.
The College Fix noted that the UNC campus was not the only one racially discriminating against white people “in the name of diversity.”
Arizona State University hosted a theater performance entitled “The Color Cabaret,” which excluded white actors. However, after a media report, the university claimed it had been open to all.
Even so, it was made clear that white people “were not welcome.”
“My hope for the cabaret in the future is to always be a space safely held and reserved for any BIPOC students in the music theater program,” stated a student organizer in an official university news release.
In another case, Harvard University held a “no whites allowed” seminar called the “No Labels Academy,” which was supposed to help non-whites make it in the music industry.
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— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) January 11, 2023