Student Union Leader Declares Intersectional Caste System Should Determine Who Is Allowed To Return To Class
(Tea Party 247) – An English student union leader has declared that only black, transgender, gay, disabled, and impoverished people should be allowed to return to school in the fall.
White, straight, able-bodied people, meanwhile, should stay home.
To keep everyone safe from the coronavirus, of course.
According to Breitbart, Larissa Kennedy told the Mail on Sunday that universities could become “the care homes of the second wave”, declaring that the government has lied to students that “going back to [university as] normal is possible, viable, safe”.
Kennedy also suggested that some students would be safer on campus and should return to school, declaring that “we know that students of colour are disproportionately [living] in crowded households and disproportionately hold caring responsibilities.”
I’m sorry…is that not a little racist?
Tone deaf to her own pathetic stereotypes, Kennedy pressed on, declaring that LGBT people may “find themselves in [family] environments that are homophobic or transphobic, and need to leave those,” and students who are disabled might need “equipment, support, other reasonable adjustments” not available at home.
I guess all those gay, disabled, and minority people who are not enrolled in college in one of the most prosperous and privileged countries in the world are just screwed, then.
Working-class students, Kennedy also declared, “have all the facilities including technology and broadband to study remotely.”
“If we can hold space for students at the margins, for those who, particularly, campus is and needs to be home, then I think we will navigate our way through this situation and ensure that everyone is safe and cared for,” she said, declaring a need to “widen the gap in educational justice” caused by the Wuhan virus.
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The 22-year old was elected to her position as president of the National Union of Students (NUS) in April of this year.
Kennedy told The Guardian in August that she has a long history of political activism, previously campaigning against sexual harassment in schools and serving as the president of the antiracism society at Warwick University.
She said that she became interested in “how misogyny, racism, classism and other forms of oppression become reproduced by the education system” and that one of her main goals as president of the union will be to “decolonise” the British education system.
“While it has gained traction, we’ve seen people using the language of decolonisation when they’re actually talking about some random diversity scheme they’re running. I’m wary of the ways that universities are saying, ‘Oh look at us, we’re decolonising’, to make that into something sellable. They assume they can take the language of decolonisation when it really belongs at the grassroots, with students, workers and communities who are doing that work,” Kennedy told the left-wing British paper.
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