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RACISM AT POMONA

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The Pomona Colleges have been among the most admired small colleges in the US. Along with famed names like Reed, Amherst, Haverford and others, the Pomona schools were seen as an alternative to the ivies for students seeking more independence and creativity.

Pomona’s Scripps College is hosting a pool party  today at which “white” people will be excluded, with only “people who identify as POC” permitted to attend.

A Facebook announcement of the event lists the party as being hosted by Café Con Leche, a student group identified in the post as “the badass Latinx at Scripps.”

“Bring your chanclas and the homies over to our nice ass resort pool, LET’S TAKE UP SPACE,” the announcement reads, advertising the event as “a safe space for…students that identify as POC to come together and build community.”

“Enjoy some yummy snacks, tunes that slappp, and the company of other POC,” the listing reads.

The announcement also advises attendees to anticipate “an

The term POC deeply offends me.  Imagine an action like this organized by “white” people at Scripps.  Who would they exclude?  Jews?  Muslims? Italians?  Are Iranians, the original “Aryan” race white?  Are Arabs POB but Jews “white?” Racism is a real thing but we can not stop it as long as anyone insists that humans can be divided by skin tone.

anonymous Google form to notify us of people we should keep out <for the safety and comfort of all>!” “.

Read The Independent‘s report here.

Last year Scripps College circulated two flyers that addressed different groups of people.   The flyers were part of a campaign by two resident assistants to inform the Scripps student body about “emotional labor,” which both flyers defined as “the exertion of energy for the purpose of addressing people’s feelings, educating, making people comfortable, or living up to social ‘expectations.’” The flyer addressed to people of color gave suggestions on how to deal with emotionally burdensome events such as interacting with people who don’t agree with them on social media.  The flyers  go  on to “Call in professors and white peers to help educate their peer(s); Charge for your services. I

Two weeks ago, Scripps  administration told the managers of the student coffee shop, the Motley, that it had to erase statements like “F**k White People” and “Death to AmeriKKKa” on its chalk board. The Motley’s managers responded by saying that those words represented “valued speech.”

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What “color” are these guys?

MORE: American University blocks whites from cafe designated as ‘sanctuary’ for nonwhites


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