(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – White students have been banned from specific public spaces at the University of California, Berkeley, leading to reactions that the progressivist-dominated school is restoring racial segregation.
White students are no longer allowed to be in the common spaces at the Person of Color Theme House, an off-campus housing option at UC Berkeley, Newsmax reported, citing The College Fix.
“White guests are not allowed in common spaces (see intro),” states a section entitled “Guests in Common Spaces” in the rules for the Person of Color Theme House.
The cited “intro” informs that many students came to live in the POC Theme House “to be able to avoid white violence and presence.”
The rules also stipulate that if a student does bring a guest, they would have to announce that to the house chatroom and declare “if they are white.”
The POC Theme House, a division of the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC), was set up to provide affordable housing to students from the San Francisco Bay area.
The housing venue that has instituted segregation has faced multiple “internal issues.”
It is said to be “known for its call-out culture, in which members are often criticized for their actions [for not] pursuing restorative justice,” according to an article on Medium written by Manduhai Baatar, a former resident.
“Several members have been criticized for being white/white passing, aligning themselves with whiteness, or allowing white violence in the house,” Baatar wrote.
A BSC manager, Stephen Ross, has contradicted the official rules of the venue, arguing that “neither the BSC nor the POC House has an official policy” which bans white people from common areas.
“White people can and do live in POC House, but the focus for POC House is providing a safe and supportive living environment for people of color,” Ross says.
Adam Ratliff, an assistant director of Media Relations for UC Berkeley, insisted that a private landlord runs the BSC. It’s “not the role of the campus” to comment on the former’s racial segregation policy.
“As this involves an off-campus, non-affiliated landlord, the campus has no ability under the Code of Student Conduct to discipline the landlord,” Ratliff claimed.
The supposedly anti-discrimination policy of the BSC stipulates that its venues not be restricted based on “age, color, disability, gender, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight.”
The other themed houses that the BSC offers include an African American Theme House and an LGBTQIA+ and Queer-themed house.
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