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Well, then again, perhaps they can't. At a place rather ironically called Freedom High School in Contra Costa a 15-year-old girl wants to start a student group called the Caucasian Club. That was enough to make national news.
Of course there are all-black clubs, all-Hispanic clubs, all-Asian clubs, and all-everything-else-but-whites clubs, but no one has ever heard of a club restricted to whites. In fact, Lisa McLelland, the freshman who wants to start it, says it won't be all-white, but that still doesn't mean it's OK.
"It's not racist because we're not excluding anyone, and we're just trying to solve the issues of racial disparity," Lisa told the Contra Costa Times. Lisa is young, you see. She thinks "racism" really means excluding people because of their race and therefore her Caucasian Club will be OK (why it should be called the Caucasian Club is a bit of a mystery, but more of that anon). Fortunately for her, the NAACP is there to set her straight.
The vice president of the local NAACP chapter, Darnell Turner, says the Caucasian Club "will not allow us to heal that divide that we've tried to overcome in the past couple of years," and that if Lisa's "motivation is to bring harmony, as she alleges, this is not the way to go." Mr. Turner has a point. [Caucasian Club meets resistance, By Danielle Samaniego, Contra Costa Times, September 17, 2003]
"Harmony," you must understand (as Lisa doesn't) means we do what the NAACP wants, not what Lisa or white students or white people want. If you don't do that or want to, you're working against harmony.
The same for "healing the divide," which also means supporting the NAACP's agenda. If you're against that too, there is definitely a problem.
Lisa has circulated a petition to start the club, which is gaining signatures, including some from other very young people, some of whom are not white but who also don't get what Mr. Turner is so patiently trying to teach them. "I think it's fair for white people to have their own club because every other race has their own club," one kid, part Hispanic, told the paper.
He has a lot to learn too.
In fact, as the paper rehearses, there have been some really serious problems of racial intolerance at Freedom. For instance, "Freedom High teacher Jesse Gossett, who is African-American, found a noose made out of a shoelace hanging on the doorknob of his classroom."
That was in 2001—two years ago. Probably the secret gang of neo-Nazi psychopaths and homicidal Klansmen lurking in the school were planning to lynch Mr. Gossett with the shoelaces. And now they want to start the "Caucasian Club."
Lisa says the club not only won't exclude anyone but will "try to solve the issues of racial disparity" (whatever that means) and sponsor "activities such as fund-raisers and field trips to places that emphasize history, such as museums."
Well, of course, it's field trips and fund-raisers one day and nooses on door knobs the next. One lesson Lisa needs to learn is how one thing can lead to another before you can even tie your shoelaces.
Actually, Lisa's idea probably is ill-advised. The Caucasian Club, if the NAACP and the rest of the ruling class ever allow it to see the light of day, will almost certainly never help whites do anything they really need to do—namely, understand how and why they are in the process of losing their country, their heritage and their freedom and how they can and should resist that. "Solving the issues of racial disparity" and "emphasizing history" sounds like the club will wind up regurgitating all the anti-white drivel, guilt, and lies the NAACP and its allies can invent and stuff down white throats.
White students should be learning about their history in the schools their parents pay taxes to support, but whatever they learn there today and probably whatever they would be permitted to learn in Lisa's club bears even less resemblance to real history than a shoelace does to a rope.
It ought to tell us all we need to know about the club that Lisa insists it won't "exclude anyone" and will "be open to everyone of all ethnic backgrounds."
What Lisa ought to do instead is try to join the black student union or the Chicano Student Movement for Aztlan (MEChA) or some other anti-white group that the school authorities and the NAACP have no problem with.
That way she'd find out quick what being white today really means and what it will mean in the non-white future in which she will spend her life.
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[Sam Francis [email him] is a nationally syndicated columnist. A selection of his columns, America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The Disintegration Of American Culture, is now available from Americans For Immigration Control. Click here for Sam Francis' website.]