The University of Colorado Boulder, which is a public university funded largely by taxpayer money, plans to create a dorm just for its black students. Officials at the school plan to turn three of the dormitory buildings into “Living Learning Communities” beginning this fall, reports Campus Reform.
One building will be exclusively for African-Americans, one building will be for those students supportive of diversity, whatever that means, and the last dorm is already in the process of being a dorm just for LGBTQ students.
Together, the three segregated residential territories at Hallett Hall will be called a “Social Justice Living Environment.”
The Daily Caller reports:
The “Living Learning Community” for “black-identified students and their allies” will provide a “supportive, social and communal space for students” who identify with “elements of the African & Black Diaspora,” according to the CU Boulder housing and dining services website.
“Students gain access to artifacts, critical conversation and educational programming that create an inclusive and productive atmosphere within the residence hall,” the housing website explains.
“We are beyond excited for the introduction of this new program and the opportunity to build communities grounded in intercultural dialogue,” Bradley also explains as she describes the dorms segregated by race and sexual preference.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the incoming students, hearing their stories and learning about their passion for social justice,” a resident assistant at the dorm, Valerie Gao, says in the press release.
“As both a woman and a student of color, I know that we have a lot of work to do, and I want to play a part in helping to promote those changes within the residence halls,” a second resident assistant, Jaela Zellars, says.
Resident assistants in the “Social Justice Living Environment” of Hallett Hall will go by the title of “peer mentors.”
CU Boulder is most famous, of course, for launching an on-campus spying apparatus in 2015 that encourages students to report incidents of “bias” to government officials at the school. The point of the “Bias Incident Reporting” scheme is to make the campus free of “demeaning and hurtful statements.”