UMich student gov MANDATES attendance at ‘Students of Color’ events
RTWT, but this struck me as disingenuous (the vote was 25-2 with three abstentions):
“It is a bit ridiculous to mandate cultural curiosity,” representative Edwin Mui, one of the three individuals who abstained from voting, told Campus Reform.
“As U-M students, we should already have a mindset of fostering diversity and inclusion,” Mui continued. “The fact we must pass legislation to force representatives to learn about different cultures is disappointing.”
Indeed. But not, I think, for the reasons Mr. Mui regrets. I note no one is being forced to be curious about the College Republicans club.
With the feigned distress of one who refused to take a side, he regrets the “necessity.” But which necessity? The necessity that attendance at Students of Color events be raised? The necessity of virtue signaling? The necessity of using power to make people do something they obviously prefer not to do? At not least frequently enough to satisfy U-M’s tiny totalitarians?
Mr. Mui is not upset that University of Michigan student government is force marching the cultural-diversity resistant reprobates who are obviously not real “U-M quality” students. It’s something they should want to do anyway. U-M student government was left with no choice but to make them attend re-education seminars. That may not work exactly the way they hope.
Mr. Mui doesn’t object to the result; he objects to the U-M student government’s abuse of power being laid bare. That necessity wasn’t regrettable. Or necessary.
I wonder if someone will become so enamored of another culture that the U-M student government will have to pass an anti-cultural-appropriation mandate. If they haven’t already.