Chants at Columbia University Protest: ‘I love Black criminals, I love Black people who steal!”
A speaker at an anti-racism protest organized by students at Columbia University in New York City on November 12 led the several hundred protesters in chants praising Black people for the kind of behavior that gets Black people stereotyped and discriminated against.
Anti-racism student protest at Columbia University, first of two held November 12, 2015, image via Ivy League Pix/Twitter.
New York Post reporter Aaron Short was the only journalist to report on the praise for Black criminals at the Ivy League college protest:
“”Another student wearing a T-shirt with the words “Kill White Supremacy” called Columbia a “white supremacist institution.”
“She led the crowd in a progression of chants including “I love black people,” “I love all black people” and “I love queer black people,” before adding “I love black criminals” and “I love black people who steal.”
““Raise your hand if you’re a little bit uncomfortable,” she said as a smattering of hands went up.
““It’s okay if you’re uncomfortable right now. This university was built on stolen land on the backs of my ancestors — and that is uncomfortable.””
WNYC-AM/FM reporter Stephen Nessen reported on an earlier protest that day at Columbia and included several audio clips from the speakers. The pro-Black criminal chants apparently took place at the second rally held later that evening.
— Just your friendly neighborhood transit reporter (@s_nessen) November 13, 2015
The main subject of the Post article was a campaign of leftist intimidation on Columbia’s campus to shame students into supporting the protest:
“Organizers posted flyers and sent Facebook messages inviting undergraduates to wear black clothing and join two demonstrations last Thursday to support people of color who are “marginalized and threatened.”
“But some students worried they would be “ostracized” if they did not participate or dress in sync, one college parent said.
“There’s been a campaign of intimidation, where students are going dorm to dorm, floor to floor and asking students to go back to their dorms and put on black if they’re not wearing black,” the parent said.
““My daughter told me people are uneasy and fearful,” she added. “Her personal politics are left-wing and she shares their sympathies, but she doesn’t like to feel that she can’t wear blue if she wants to wear blue.””